Favorite Foundations: Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet + (Shade 75)


Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet +, 1.01 oz./$36 at Sephora

This foundation is a great fit for the oiliest of skins. I started using this foundation years ago. It was my only real foundation relief at the time during the hottest months of the year. Before I discovered powder foundations that I like this was it for me. I think I’m on my third bottle and I’ll never not have this oldy but goodie on hand. This isn’t the fanciest looking foundation out there but it’s powerful. The squeeze bottle makes things easy. I like a compact foundation that isn’t made of glass (in my head all I can see is it breaking all over my bathroom floor) and is perfect for travel like this one.

What separates this foundation from a lot of other foundations in its class for oily skin users is that it’s water resistant, minimizes shine break through, and is full coverage. Doing all that stuff and still looking natural is almost impossible but this foundation pulls it off. It’s a natural looking oil blocking dynamo. It’s even buildable so often I don’t even need concealer. Thats good stuff!

From Sephora’s website:

What it is:
A shine controlling, oil-free, water-resistant, complete coverage liquid foundation.

What it is formulated to:
Hides imperfections, evens out skintone, and mattifies with a non-oily, perfectly powdered finish. The result is flawless and lasts for hours.

What else you need to know:
Although this foundation provides full coverage, the end result is completely adjustable to fit your needs—a little goes a long way.

Research results:
-Study panel composed of 22 adults (using a 48 hour patch test) showed this product to be non-irritating and non-comedogenic.

Sephora is the exclusive beauty retailer for this product.

When it’s super hot I can count on this foundation to keep my t-zone decent till after lunch. Not bad. One of the other things that I’ve noticed when using this is that moisturizing well is essential before application. Its so funny but before this dries down and helps mattify oil it needs a smooth moisturized surface. This foundation oxidizes on me as well. So it looks a little deeper as it settles in on my skin.

Take a closer look at my shade #75 Coffee, its described as a color for deep skin with beige undertones.



If you have oily skin try this one! I love that Sephora has so many MUFE products so head on down and swatch away and get color matched if you need it.

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    • says

      Yes get a sample if you can. I originally had a darker shade and after wearing it for a while it got darker so thats why I’ve been wearing #75 for the last few years.

    • says

      No there isn’t a good color match for me. I’ve tried a few different shades! When I did sample it my t-zone got oily quick so I’m not too upset there isn’t a perfect color match for me.

  1. Cha Cha says

    This is my staple foundation. I loooove it! It’s so great especially for my oily t zone. I use it with the Lorac Pro Primer underneath.

  2. Scherolyn Leggett says

    This was my go to foundation for the last couple of years. I am currently testing the BECCA matte formula which is also great…I think you did a review on this as well. Both are fantastic choices for us oily girls.

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