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MAKE UP FOR EVER Mat Velvet + Matifying Foundation

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.
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Questions & Answers for MAKE UP FOR EVER Mat Velvet + Matifying Foundation

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Which Make Up Forever has better coverage, Mat Velvet or the HD version ?
asked 6 years, 3 months ago
dcsiliconvalley
(San Jose, CA)
on Mat Velvet + Matifying Foundation
12 answers
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answer 1
I've tried both and I think the Mat Velvet has better coverage. I only need one or two drops for my entire face.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
dls225
(Massachusetts)
answer 2
mat velvet as better fuller coverage than the hd foundation and it is pretty much heat and sweat proof. i wore it in las vegas on one of the hottest seasons, i wore it to pool parties and all sort of events and it really lasted, i was shocked because foundations tend to let me down. watch my video for further insight:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkUhhRJHk5I&list=UUDCVIMFM0bTAe1CfoV5ry4A&index=3&feature=plcp
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
weaveaholicd
(calgary)
answer 3
I own both versions and the Mat Velvet foundation offers slightly more coverage. The finishes are different; Mat Velvet has a natural matte finish while HD has a natural luminous finish. Both foundations are good for all skin types, but the HD version would be better for those with dry skin while the Mat Velvet is better for those with oily skin.

I've attached a before and after photo using both foundations so you can see the coverage it offered me. For both photos I applied my foundationg using a dense stippling brush (the e.l.f. Cosmetics Studio Powder Brush) using small circular motions to buff in the foundation. No primer. No setting powder.
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answered 3 years, 6 months ago
valentinephoto
(Front Royal, VA)
answer 4
Mat Velvet :-)
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
amal007
(Texas)
answer 5
I have used both HD and Mat Velvet and Mat Velvet is more coverage. HD is a little dewier looking (a touch shinier) and although it has better coverage than most other foundations, Mat is better. Mat is also easier to dispense (you can do a tiny bit or a lot whereas with HD, you use a pump and it decides how much comes out). Mat has a great, waxy smell. Sounds weird but I love the smell. I use it to cover acne and redness and it does a great job without being cakey at all.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
sephoraisheaven
(Baltimore, MD)
answer 6
i have tried both the mat velvet and the HD. for me the HD was way to moisturizing for my combo/oily skin, but the mat velvet is perfect its my HG foundation :) im an nc 25-30 and use the #40 its a perfect match. hope this helps
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
purplecupcake22
(Tracy,ca)
answer 7
Mat Velvet definately has more coverage. I have used both products. I love the way HD feels but it just does not cover up the redness from acne that the Mat Velvet does.
answered 5 years ago
Klsy
(Iowa City)
answer 8
I think they are pretty close. but the hd made me break out really really bad. I still have scars on my face from when I was using it.
answered 5 years ago
Tryn
(Albuquerque, NM)
answer 9
Hey! I was just at Sephora today testing both of these and I can confirm that Mat velvet definitely has the better coverage!
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
Roxie83
(Knoxvegas, TN)
answer 10
I am not sure yet. I have been using the velvet which I love, and just ordered the HD version so look for my review soon on that one!
answered 6 years, 3 months ago
hippiechic
(Mount Airy, GA)
answer 11
hd
answered 6 years, 3 months ago
suzim
(universal city tx)
answer 12
I beileve tha mat velvet has more coverage.
answered 6 years, 3 months ago
bareNecessity
(Seattle, WA)
Question
Does Mat Velvet last in the heat? Is it sweat-proof?
Oily/combo skin, light to medium complexion. Living in a warm place and it's been very hot. How well does this last in intense heat? I'm not used to this kind of heat and perspire a great deal; my mineral makeup doesn't stand up to it, will Mat Velvet last?
asked 6 years, 3 months ago
Anonymous
(Riverside, CA)
on Mat Velvet + Matifying Foundation
9 answers
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answer 1
This is a good foundation and has really good coverage, but for someone like me with really oily skin it just wont stay on. I'd touch my face and it would come right off! A really great foundation that stays on is estee lauder double wear! great coverage and good in heat.
answered 10 months ago
waddup
answer 2
I put it to the test today in the hot sun of FL. I was outside for 3 hours at around 12pm and the best thing was that when I got into the car I had sweat on my hairline and a little moisture on my forehead, but I was able to wait it out and the sweat went away with time and did not leave streaks. I do sweat a lot, it runs in the family, but it was very good to see that my face had not melted. Again please note that it will not last through a marathon, but it is very good even in the heat.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
Madelinecxoxo
(clermont, fl)
answer 3
This lasts quite a while in the heat and when sweating. The only thing is that I have to put primer on the oily spots on my face because otherwise it won't stick. If you're skin isn't oily at all, it shouldn't be a problem.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
dls225
(Massachusetts)
answer 4
Yes, it will withstand the heat. I spent hours at a bbq and my make up remained flawless.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
pomegranatelover
(new york, NY)
answer 5
It's the only foundation I've ever used that did not require a touch-up or powder during the day for my oily skin -- even during a hot, humid summer in the deep south!
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
hks32
(Birmingham, AL)
answer 6
Definitley. I live in South Florida, where it is extremely hot and humid. When I used to wear Bare Minerals and eat outside during lunch, or stay and talk outside after church, I would have to quickly run inside because it would look orange and my face would be very oily and greasy-looking.

With this, I was amazed when I went back inside and saw that I did not have to blot at all. And I have two hour lunches in the sun!
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
sb1492
(Miami, FL)
answer 7
This foundation stood up to several hours of cooking in the intense heat of a restaurant's kitchen! I love it!
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
elessaria
(West Virginia)
answer 8
I come from the south where heat and humidity are in abundance. I find this to be a great "stay with you" foundation with out looking "fake". I love it.
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
countrygal
(Saint Marys Georgia)
answer 9
Definatley sweat proof! When I'm in school, my makeup usually sweats off my face by the end of the day. But by using this foundation, It lasts for hours!
answered 6 years, 3 months ago
Gisbelle
Question
Which shade is most like BE's Medium Beige?
asked 6 years, 3 months ago
Anonymous
on Mat Velvet + Matifying Foundation
8 answers
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answer 1
I'm assuming you mean Bare Escentuals? I'm the shade medium beige and shade no. 35 in MUFE's Mat Velvet + foundation. I also have yellow undertones. Hope that helps.
answered 3 years ago
lilybox
(Phoenix, AZ)
answer 2
I am BE Medium Beige too an number 30 in Mat Velvet Plus is a perfect match!
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
lolomarie
(SoCal, CA)
answer 3
I was medium beige and am number 30....PERFECT match!!
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
celinebean
(Toronto,Canada)
answer 4
30
answered 6 years, 3 months ago
k24umbc
(Baltimore, MD)
answer 5
i wear shade 35
answered 6 years, 3 months ago
suzim
(universal city tx)
answer 6
I use the medium beige in BE (which may be a little dark for me in the winter) I am using the MAT Velvet+ for the winter in #40 I believe its Natural or Neutral Beige. It matches my skin perfectly. If the medium beige is too light for you you may want to go a shade lighter with this. Hope this helps!
answered 6 years, 3 months ago
RachelH
(Asheville, NC)
answer 7
Warm Ivory
answered 6 years, 3 months ago
coloradowoman
(Colorado Springs, CO)
answer 8
I wear medium beige in bareEscentuals and I just got shade no. 30 porcelain.
answered 6 years, 3 months ago
bareNecessity
(Seattle, WA)
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which shade is lighter No.35 or No.40?
For some reason it looks to me like No. 35 is darker than No.40 and No.35 has more pink undertones. I am looking for one that has yellow undertones. Not sure which will work for me???
asked 5 years, 5 months ago
Anonymous
(Texas)
on Mat Velvet + Matifying Foundation
5 answers
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answer 1
40 has yellow undertones. Used best if your face is normally a little red looking it will cover it well with the yellow udnertone.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
hwilliams
(Ashland KY)
answer 2
I am between these two shades and i really did not like 35. I felt pale but when i asked the sephora representative she said i looked great in that shade. The issue was that i just felt this stronge yellow complexion which i really did not like! so i love 40. It tons down. I like to look a little tan not yellowish/ pale
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
lprs
(Victorville, CA)
answer 3
#35 looked darker than #40 when I swatched it in the store. But when I applied it all over my face, after it oxidized, the #40 looked way too dark and orangey for my NC25-30 skin while #35 was a perfect match.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
p22nut5
(Gold River, CA)
answer 4
i swatched both products on my hand (i am light/medium skin with yellow undertones) and 35 is DEFINITELY darker and more beige-y than 40. i bought the 40!
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
awkwardturtle
(New York)
answer 5
I have yellow undertones and I wear 40 and it looks fine. I'd check with a sephora assistant though just in case.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
evah
(San Jose, CA)
Question
What shade is best for light to med combination skin, with pink undertones?
asked 6 years, 3 months ago
cachito
(Winnipeg,MB)
on Mat Velvet + Matifying Foundation
4 answers
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answer 1
I'm a redhead who lives in a very warm/sunny climate year round, so my light skin tends to be on the darker side of the light spectrum. I have strong pink undertones and No 25 Warm Ivory is my perfect shade. Sadly ALL the HD light shades were too yellow on me but luckily I like mat velvet better. This makeup is wonderful but it isn't forgiving at all if the shade is off, so don't be afraid to return it if you have to.
answered 2 years ago
avinyard
(Austin, TX)
answer 2
It's possible I have a similar skin tone - light to medium with neutral to cool pink undertones. It's really hard to find a match, but I found that # 30 porcelain worked great!
I do recommend you go to Sephora for a match. When I became interested in this, I was tempted to order online and would have chosen # 40. When I went to Sephora, the young lady who was assisting me matched me with a shade that actually looked a little yellow when I walked outside in the natural light. She wasn't able to see this until she found # 30 and tried that on the other half of my face. I noticed right away how much better it looked on me and once she saw me side by side with the original shade she had selected, she was able to concede the # 30 worked better for me as well. The moral of the story ??? Don't be afraid to let your MA know if a foundation doesn't look right to you. You're the one who has to wear it all day! LOL...
answered 6 years, 3 months ago
athena
(Riverside, CA)
answer 3
Based on your concerns I suggest trying the No. 30 - Porcelain.
answered 6 years, 3 months ago
BelleDeJour
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 4
It is recommended to go into the store and have a Sephora consultant match you for the appropriate shade.
answered 6 years, 3 months ago
divadeluxe
Question
I heard you don't need to use a primer with Mat Velvet, is this correct?
Light/Fair complexion
combo/oily
asked 6 years, 3 months ago
Anonymous
(Riverside, CA)
on Mat Velvet + Matifying Foundation
4 answers
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answer 1
You don't NEED to use a primer with any foundation... however I recommend using a primer with foundation just because it does extend the wear of your makeup. I have worn this both with and without primer, and I always find my foundation wears longer and smoother with primer. The MUFE "All Mat" primer is great if you have oily skin.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
ashley26
(Marysville, PA)
answer 2
I don't use a primer with this foundation. I, like the other review, do put on a bit of moisturizer to help it go on easier. I set it with a bit of powder after I put it on. Looks GREAT!
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
sugar1
answer 3
I don't use a primer, but I do use a tiny bit of moisturizer. This helps the found. to not go on as heavy and it makes it a lot easier to blend, you will also use less product!
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
aleksis
(boca raton, fl)
answer 4
Nope! I'm sure you could use one, but it's not needed. I've used this for on-camera work without a primer and it looked amazing. This is a truly great foundation.
answered 6 years, 3 months ago
DOLLFACE21
(Portland, OR)
Question
What shade would I be?
I have medium tone skin with cool undertones. What is my color?
asked 6 years, 3 months ago
Debs
(Vero Beach, FL)
on Mat Velvet + Matifying Foundation
4 answers
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answer 1
Your best bet is to go into a Sephora store and either try some on your neck and jawline right then and there... OR get one of the beauty professionals to make you a sample of a few different shades so that you can see them on.
answered 6 years, 2 months ago
Asphyxiate
(Grand Blanc, MI)
answer 2
I think that the 35 is too light and the 60 is perfect, plus you can use less!
answered 6 years, 3 months ago
bikeandyoga
answer 3
I am a medium skin tone and I normally get a buff biege or what not in other makeup and I got # 30 in this! Hope that helps!
answered 6 years, 3 months ago
hippiechic
(Mount Airy, GA)
answer 4
is use shade 35
answered 6 years, 3 months ago
suzim
(universal city tx)
Question
can't determine shade of my mat velvet
I purchased this amazing foundation and it is perfect. but it is running out and i can't find anywhere on the bottle that tells me the shade so that i can re-order it online. this is further complicated by the fact that i'm now living in australia and unable to bring the bottle in personally - is there a way to tell what colour i'm using?
asked 5 years, 11 months ago
chicaj57
(adelaide, australia)
on Mat Velvet + Matifying Foundation
4 answers
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answer 1
I had the exact same problem. If you look under the bottle, you will see a number that starts with 370. The last 2 numbers are the shade number, mine was 37020, so 20 (Ivory).
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
geddy
(Moncton, NB, CA)
answer 2
on the bottom, theres a lot # usually the last 2 or 4 numbers (depending on the brand and how they identify shades) will give you the shade number. hope that helps.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
Nums
(san jose, ca)
answer 3
I looked at the bottom of my bottle as well, and all it had was a lot number. Can you email Sephora and read off all of the numbers on the bottom?
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
girlfactory
(Austin, TX)
answer 4
I had the same problem and wasn't sure which my shade was and I kept the old bottle. I looked online as to which two would probably be closest to my skin tone and chose from there - also based on season, I went lighter than dark figuring it was winter and I wasn't tan. :)
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
lolanation
(Kansas City, MO)
Question
How do you find out Mat Velvet + Matifying foundation's shade if you only have the bottle?
I threw away the box. The Ref number on the bottom is 37045 and the Lot No. is MK04A. I finally found the perfect foundation and I'm the type that likes to shop-n-go, so I really need to know what colour it is or how I can find that out.
asked 5 years, 7 months ago
Anonymous
(Edmonton, AB)
on Mat Velvet + Matifying Foundation
4 answers
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answer 1
I always keep my foundation in the box, which clearly states the shade # on the top of the box... however if you do not have the box, on the bottom of the bottle there is a reference #, the last 2 digits of that # is your shade #. For example, I use shade #30 for summer right now, and the last 2 #'s on my bottle are "30".
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
ashley26
(Marysville, PA)
answer 2
Your shade would be 45. The last 2 numbers on the bottom of the bottle is the shade #
answered 5 years ago
B3TTY
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 3
the product number should be underneath of the bottle.
if you have a sephora card,your purchases are kept online,so you can just look them up.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
heyheyhayley
(Towson, MD)
answer 4
If you order online like I do, Sephora keeps all your past orders on record and I always have to go back and check my shade too! Hope that helps!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
bssigirl
(Saint Simons Island, GA)
Question
Which is better for oily skin?
I have really oily skin, which would be better for me, HD or Mat Velvet??
asked 5 years, 2 months ago
Anonymous
(TX)
on Mat Velvet + Matifying Foundation
4 answers
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answer 1
Mat Velvet with the HD Finishing powder over it. After the MV has dried I really take a little HD on my finger and rub into the oily areas. Excellent at keeping the oil down.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
sexycutie
(Houston)
answer 2
Mat Velvet is excellent for oily skin.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
danielleyp23
(Niles, MI)
answer 3
Mat velet is the best for oily skin. I also have oily skin and this product is great.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
hummingbird25
(aiea, hi)
answer 4
I would think matte, since you are oily you want to avoid shine. Also make sure to moisturize because not doing so can cause your skin to think its dehydrated and produce more oil. Use something Like Dr. Feelgood as a primer prior to make up
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
lcos82
(Santa Barara, CA)
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