Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Product Review -- Make Up For Ever Liquid Lift Foundation

We haven't really had traditional winter weather here in New York this year -- it was nearly 70F on Christmas, for God's sake! -- but I've still been on the hunt for a more moisturizing foundation that would help my skin when it starts to get drier in the cold weather.

It's not an easy task, actually.

Even foundations that claim to be moisturizing or hydrating can accentuate dry patches or require a really heavy-duty hydrating primer underneath to look smooth and flawless.

I decided to give the Make Up For Ever Liquid Lift Foundation a try because their HD Foundation (the original formula; I know that they've recently reformulated and I have a sample, but haven't had a chance to try it yet) has been one of my holy grail foundations for years.

The Liquid Lift comes in a glass bottle with a convenient pump dispenser. The formula is oil-free and has a somewhat thicker consistency than many other liquid foundations. However, it is still incredibly creamy and blends into the skin like a dream.

Make Up For Ever Liquid Lift Foundation
Once it's on, it also feels pretty lightweight, despite the fact that it provides medium coverage.

MUFE describes the finish as dewy, but I really see it as more natural -- it's not too dewy or too matte, so it just looks like real skin.

Best of all, it cooperates beautifully with my skin when it's dry -- I don't know that it's actually moisturizing, but it is hydrating enough that it glides over rough patches for a smooth, even look.

(In the interest of full disclosure, I do always use a primer with it, which typically has hydrating properties too, so that may help.)

I don't need powder it to set it, but I have lightly dusted powder over it and it doesn't get cakey at all.

As someone who's super pale, I've always appreciated MUFE's lighter shade selection -- they usually have a fair or porcelain shade that isn't too yellow, which is often hard for me to find. I purchased the Liquid Lift Foundation in 11 Pink Porcelain, which is described as being for light skin with pink undertones.

Make Up For Ever Liquid Lift Foundation in 11 Pink Porcelain
Since I purchased this foundation a couple of months ago, it has become my favorite go-to option for everyday -- I know I can always throw it on without worrying about how my skin is going to look.

I highly recommend it for normal to dry skin types, looking for a lovely everyday foundation option.

You can purchase it for $44 at Sephora or the MUFE website.

Have you tried the Make Up For Ever Liquid Lift Foundation? Are you a fan? What foundation is your favorite for dry skin?

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