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REVIEW: Make Up For Ever Matte Velvet Skin Foundation

Finding the right foundation has always been a struggle. From finding the right color to match my skin tone, to the right coverage, to keeping my skin matte and oil-free. It’s like a complex formula. Through Influenster, I was able to try the new Make Up For Ever Matte Velvet Skin foundation and I was very surprised by the results.

Make Up For Ever Matte Velvet Skin Foundation

Before this “trial,” I heard a lot of good things about Make Up For Ever products. As you can imagine I was very excited to be selected to test their new foundation before it was released to the public. It definitely felt like I was getting exclusive access. But I was also nervous, especially with whether or not the foundation would match.

But I will get to the actual product review in a little while. Hold on just a little bit longer.

Make Up For Ever Matte Skin Foundation

So what made the new Make Up For Ever Matte Velvet Skin foundation so special?

This foundation promises 24-hour matte coverage that will blend seamlessly with your skin. No caking, no melting, no shine. The main selling point is this foundation is light-weight and breathable while providing full coverage benefits. This foundation comes in 40 diverse shades as well!

The Review

I am VERY PICKY when it comes to my foundations. It really takes a lot for me to say “Wow this foundation is amazing or perfect.” Was I wowed by this foundation? No – being completely honest and candid. But, it did stand up to the test and is a foundation I would consider using again in the future. Maybe as an everyday foundation.


The Make Up For Ever Matte Velvet Skin foundation holds true to its claim of being a matte foundation. I have extremely oily skin and I can usually see my foundation sliding or the oil shining through in no time. I’ve worn this foundation for hours with minimal touchups and without using a setting powder of any kind. I also didn’t get that weird sliding feeling that happens when your makeup starts to melt (Sidenote: I tested this foundation in the middle of a very hot Texas summer).


I applied the Make Up For Ever Matte Velvet Skin foundation using a dry beauty blender. After applying, my skin didn’t feel like I applied everything. It is very lightweight, even if you apply a bit more (for those who like building up to a really full coverage).

Buildable Coverage

I wouldn’t call this full coverage. But it is definetely buildable – which isn’t a bad thing to me. I would much rather build up my foundation to the level coverage that I want or need. Once you get to the level of coverage that you want, it is amazing. I built it up just a little because I was having a bad skin day and had a few marks I needed to cover. Even after adding more coverage, the foundatioon did not lose its breathability or start to feel heavy.


I received the Make Up For Ever Matte Velvet Skin Foundation in the Almond color, number Y415. I was very nervous the first time applied it. It was much lighter than my skin tone. But, within a few minutes it oxidized and was a very close match (closer than I thought it would be). I am curious if the next shade up would have been a better match for me, but this one is definitely usable….as long as I stay out of the sun and don’t get a tan.

My Thoughts: #NewGenerationMatte

This is a good foundation and holds true to its claims. I was very surprised that the color matched me so well since I usually have a hard time finding an exact match without mixing more than one foundation. As someone who deals with oily skin, I love how breathable and mattifying this foundation is. The next time I need a new foundation for everyday wear, this will definitely be on my list of potential foundations to buy.

I created a short timelapse of my application of the Make Up For Ever Matte Velvet Skin Foundation. Enjoy!

What’s Influenster?

Influenster is a free program that connects brands with customers. You create a personalized profile that asks you questions about your interest, your lifestyle, hair type, skin type, etc. Your profile will determine if you are a good match for certain products. For example, if you are a mother, you will have a higher chance of receiving baby products.

Influenster gives users the chance to test and review products. So Influenster sends you goodies (if you are a match) and then you will have to leave a review or complete other tasks to unlock a badge. The more you do and interact, the more likely you will receive more boxes. Your social media network also plays an important role. The more networks you’re involved in and the more followers you have on each network, the higher your impact score will be.

Learn more about Influenster

Influenster likes to see genuine responses and interactions between users and brands. Interested? You can use my referral link to sign up! It’s 100% free.

I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience. Don’t forget to read a few of my other product reviews.

Have you tried the Make Up For Ever Matte Velvet Skin Foundation?

Sincerely, Ash

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