Proof that sometimes a change will do you good!
It could be a good thing or it could be bad — very, very bad — asking a tried and true user of a particular foundation to try (and hopefully tout) another. But that’s exactly what we heart this asked me to do with MAKE UP FOR EVER’S Pro Finish Multi-Use Powder Foundation($36). And you know what? It turned out good!
MUFE’s newest powder foundation can be used wet or dry depending on the coverage you want. Dry is fuller, matte coverage; wet is sheerer, satin coverage. Personally, I like a combination of the two.
The sponge (included in the compact), wetted and used to pick up the powder, helps it go on like a liquid, yet dry quickly like a powder. The matte powder blends seamlessly into a wet, semi-matte finish. The finish is natural and semi-sheer.
I was matched at “Neutral Ivory 120” and it dissolved into my skin effortlessly and undetectably – even in bright sunlight! Twenty-five shades make it likely that there is a perfect match for you as well.
A kabuki style brush can also be used with the powder (wet or dry) to cover spots that are unevenly pigmented or red, or simply need more coverage. The stippling effect that a kabuki brush provides lends itself well to fuller coverage.
For those needing more coverage all over, the matte application alone is most likely the best option. For most of us, a combination of the two is good. For summery beach days, outdoor activities or for those out there with plain down lovely skin, the sheer, wet application is perfection.
Both applications keep oil at bay relatively well. The formula is enriched with hydrating ingredients that correct and even the complexion without drying out the skin. There are no parabens, fragrances or mineral oil. The pigments are coated with bio-mimetic engineered vegetal lecithin for a smooth feel on the skin.
For those, including myself, who sometimes find powder or mineral foundations itchy, I can report that there was no discomfort or adverse reaction.
Yes, ladies, all in all the Pro Finish Multi-Use Powder Foundation stands in line with the best products as all time impresarios in the realms of coverage, naturalness and versatility, beating out loads of other liquids, creams and powders. And with its wet and dry versitility it may end up replacing all three in your daily beauty routine.
Readers – Are you a fan of powder, liquid or cream foundations? Or all three?
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Sherri is co-author of What Would You Do With This Room? My 10 Foolproof Commandments to Great Interior Design, and of course, a wht writer!
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