Sunday, January 31, 2010

Foundation I am loving....

I've had quite a few questions lately relating to what foundation I am currently using (on myself and clients). I feel I am very lucky in the sense that I get to test makeup. So, here are my picks on foundation. Please know, these are more full coverage foundations, since this is what is appropriate for my clients (brides, photo shoots, fashion shoots). With that said, here are my suggestions....

Makeup Forever Mat Velvet

According to the Makeup Forever website, this foundation will hide skin's imperfections, evens out skin tones and matifies with a non-oily finish. I can truly attest to this. Mat Velvet leaves a flawless, velvety finish to the skin. This foundation is also water resistant, so it will stay on all day.
When you first try this foundation, you will notice that it is a thicker than most foundation. This allows for the full coverage. Since it is thicker, you will use less foundation, so one bottle will last longer than most.

You can purchase Makeup Forever at your local Sephora store, the NYC Makeup Forever store, or at

Eve Pearl HD Foundation

According to the Eve Pearl website, this foundation provides a full coverage with a non-greasy texture. I can attest to this as well. This foundation also evens out skin tones and hides skin imperfection. The main difference is this foundation leaves more of a dewy finish to your skin, where the Mat Velvet leaves a matte finish.
In case you haven't heard of Eve Pearl, she is the makeup artist for the Today show.

You can only order Eve Pearl products through her website at

Hope one of these work for you all. If you have any makeup questions, or a product you would like for me to review, let me know and I'll do a post on it.


  1. I am so excited to try this! I ordered mine from sephora, the MUFE, thanks to you! I am so excited! Can you reccomend a foundation primer that won't clog pores?

  2. I got a sample of that Make Up Forever Mat Velvet when it launched a while back and I agree 100% with what you said - it's just flawless!!

    It's more than I like to wear on a daily basis, but it is perfect for special occasions/photos!

  3. I'm definity checking out MUFE. Primer wise, Two Faced has a Primed and Poorless, what do you know about this one? It felt amazing!

  4. Too Faced Primed and Poreless is excellent! I use it on all my clients and myself. It's leaves a satin feel on your skin and the foundation, or even powder, glides right on.

  5. No, really...I'm IN LOVE w/ Makeup Forever. The lady at Sephora said a lot of celebs use it ....being a sucker for that type of advice I decided to give it a try. That was a year ago and I'm still hooked! What would you recommend for every day though? I'm using Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer and REALLY liking it, but am interested to hear your recc's.
    -Heather @

  6. So i just got the Mat&Velvet and the Too faced Primed & poreless and i cant wait to ue it today ! Love all your make up tips Thank you for sharing !

  7. What's your take on mineral make up? I know it can look funny in photos so you most likely don't use it, but if you do, do you have a favorite?