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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Make Up For Ever Duo Mat Powder Foundation Shade 202 Translucent Beige-Review, Photos, Swatches



Company/Brand Claim: Provides a shine free finish that covers blemishes and other imperfections and perfectly evens out the skin tone. 

For Skin Type: Normal to Combination 

Packaging: Round plastic case which snaps close. Looks professional and I love the overall packaging.

Product Coverage: Sheer to medium 

Formulation: Matte

Texture and Feel: Soft and powdery

Color: Sheer Beige
       
Fragrance: None

Application: Apply it with the provided sponge or a powder blush

Result: Make Up For Ever foundations have been raved about by beauty bloggers over the years. I wanted to try it out but picked the duo mat for its coverage as I wanted a pressed powder foundation I could wear everyday. I bought this before my wedding and wore it on the special day as well as my trips abroad. I just didn't like the idea of carrying a liquid foundation everywhere. I just find powders more comfortable.  

I bought the shade 202 Translucent Beige thinking it would go well with my complexion but I made a mistake. I should have gone for 2 shades darker because when I applied it on my face it was just too light. You just can't trust the monitor screen! And after I caught a bad tan from my trips to Malaysia and Thailand, I literally couldn't wear it until my tan lightened. 

The good part is that it does cover imperfections such as slight acne marks and spots and provides a beautiful smooth matte finish without applying too much. It won't fully cover dark circles though. The coverage is buildable but wearing too much will give you a cakey look. It comes with a sponge and a mirror in the lid which is an added advantage. But it is advised not to wet the sponge and apply. For combination skin types it is better to apply a bit of moisturizer underneath on the dry areas as it will highlight white dry patches if applied alone. It will last a long time if worn in normal temperatures but if you wear it during humid and very hot weathers it can turn slightly orange after a few hours of wear. 

Staying Power: Lasts at least for 6 hours then may turn slightly orange

Times Tested: Several times
 
Cons: Choosing the right shade is a hassle as there are no counters in Pakistan and you'll have to rely on your monitor screen to guess the perfect shade for you.

Anything Else: Expensive.

Make Up For Ever Duo Mat Powder Foundation comes in a 10 grams content case and is available in 11 shades. 

Rating: 4.5/5




Take it:

You're looking for sheer to medium coverage foundation
You' want a matte finish
You want to use it everyday 
You're not into liquid foundations
You prefer high end brands

Leave it:

You can't find the right shade
You find it too drying
You're not into powder foundations
You prefer full coverage
You find it expensive

Price: Rs. 4625/-  
Available at: 
Pakistan: I got it from Rouge and you can also order it through Just4Girls 
UAE: Sephora
International: Sephora

Alternatives: I don't have any other powder foundations at the moment so can't suggest and alternate to this one.

Conclusion: I actually like this product. If only I had my exact shade. Otherwise it's good for oily skin types. Recommended? If you can test it out at the counters, Yes!

Make Up For Ever Duo Mat Powder Foundation Shade 202 Translucent Beige
Make Up For Ever Duo Mat Powder Foundation Shade 202 Translucent Beige
Make Up For Ever Duo Mat Powder Foundation Shade 202 Translucent Beige
Make Up For Ever Duo Mat Powder Foundation Shade 202 Translucent Beige
Make Up For Ever Duo Mat Powder Foundation Shade 202 Translucent Beige
Make Up For Ever Duo Mat Powder Foundation Shade 202 Translucent Beige
Bare Skin
After application

Kiran Imtiaz Author

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