Make Up For Ever Matte Velvet Foundation Review


Make Up For Ever holds a very special place in my heart!

When I started out in makeup artistry, Make Up For Ever ( MUFE) was the ONLY brand I used in my kit. I had 2-3 of the HD foundation to start, a few loos eyeshadows and 3-4 of their  blushers. I also invested in 2 MUFE brushes and of course I was introduced to the HG of lip gloss, the Glossy Full lip gloss, which I’ve raved about before and to this day still use on myself and clients.

MUFE was kind enough to send me their latest innovative product, the Matte Velvet Skin foundation in shade Y405 Golden Honey and the 108 flat brush, which I already owned because I really am a huge fan of their brushes!

The Matte Velvet foundation comes in 40 shades, is full coverage and is meant to look and feel like your own skin. The launch of this product is huge!

Everyone, including myself, is so excited for the release of Matte Velvet. For me personally it means I get to add more great products from MUFE to my ever growing pro kit! Some brides prefer a matte -velvet finish on their big day and now I can truly deliver their wish.MAKE UP FOR EVER MATTE VELVET SKIN PHOTO

As I mentioned above, the foundation is available in 40 shades ,Y205 Alabaster is the lightest and R560 Chocolate is the darkest. Due to the foundations unique formula the foundation adapts to the movements of your face and resists cracking and caking.

This is a photo of me wearing the MUFE Matte Velvet Skin foundation in shade Y405.

I love how the foundation matched my skin tone perfectly and how it evened out my skin with just one dollop of the product. It holds up to the medium to full coverage claim as it hid a few blemishes I had really well with just a dime sized dollop. *love*

I realized after I inserted this photo to the post that

#1 there is a glare and lots of sun coming in from the Gondola we were on going up the mountain at Tremblant so my face looks really “bright” but regardless of the extra light coming in, the coverage was flawless!


#2 I had to crop my gorgeous husbands face out fo the photo! He was not impressed with me when I told him he wouldn’t be featured in the post. 

I am a bit tan here so Y405 fits me perfectly now, but come winter time I will need one shade lighter. I truly love this foundation because I am not a full matte, full coverage type gal. I prefer a semi-matte finish and this one delivers. It dries matte-velvet so it has a tiny bit of sheen to it.

If you like a dewy finish this foundation is probably  not for you.

I would consider it long wearing as I applied it at 6:08 am and removed it at 11:38 pm and it looked great right till the end. It did seep into my smile lines a tiny bit towards the end of the day but we got rained on and sweated on all day so overall I would say it held up really well and exceeded by expectations.Makeup For Eve 108 Straight Brush

I used the versatile 108 flat brush to apply the Matte Velvet Skin foundation but if you don’t have this brush, don’t worry, you can use any tool. I always use a MUFE brush to apply MUFE foundation. I guess I’m weird that way, but they work well together.

This is a large flat brush used to apply foundation quickly and I use it apply both liquid or cream foundation. I call it a versatile brush because it can be used to apply makeup to the shoulders and décolleté too.

The 108 flat brush is part of the MAKE UP FOR EVER Artisan Brushes collection. Each brush passes through 25 production stages and is checked 50 times for quality. I own 4 of the Artisan brushes and they are fantastic. The price is a bit steep but if you are willing to take care of your brushes and wash them regularly then the long term investment is worth it! 

I think the saying goes – an artist is only as good as his tools  🙂

I hope you’ve enjoyed by blog post.

If you purchase the MUFE Matte Velvet Skin liquid foundation or Artisan  Flat brush please let me know. I love hearing your comments! 









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  • Reply Stephanie

    Oh this looks like the perfect foundation for me! I love a semi-matte foundation and the way you describe it sounds like it would work so well with my skin! I’ll have to check it out next time I’m at Sephora!

    September 6, 2018 at 9:04 am
  • Reply Renee Clement

    Okay, I have heard amazing things about this foundation and I need to try it ASAP! That wear time – amazing!

    September 6, 2018 at 9:20 am
  • Reply Eithne

    MUFE is the only brand with a perfect match for my colour (when I can find the pink one) but the newer formulas just don’t work as well for my skin for some reason.

    September 8, 2018 at 1:28 pm
  • Reply jill

    Oh wow this foundation looks amazing on you. You look amazing anyways, but it looks so good. I love how MUFE makes everything look so good. You hubby is cute that he got mad at you about cutting him from the post.

    September 9, 2018 at 4:51 pm
  • Reply CrystalCandy

    It looks so good on you, your skin is flawless!

    September 9, 2018 at 10:50 pm
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