Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Foundation review : MUA undress your skin

I'm a huge fan of highstreet make-up brands, especially when it comes to foundation. I like to think I have a mix of both high end and 'drugstore' products in my general make-up collection but in terms of foundation I almost always opt for budget friendly ones! After all, next to mascara it's probably the product I use up the quickest - and there are so many brilliant budget friendly foundations on the market! This one from MUA is no exception and it comes in at just £5 from Superdrug







In terms of coverage this is described as a medium to heavy coverage, I would personally say it was light to medium coverage, as it does cover redness and uneven skin tones, but it doesn't really cover any blemishes or acne scars or anything like that - however it is buildable, so if you were to take the time applying thin layers then I imagine you could get a really good coverage with this. However - as a straightforward application I would say it leans more towards a light to medium coverage. 

Granted, the shade range isn't extensive; I opted for the palest shade which was porcelain and have actually found it to be a very good match for my skin tone! I was unsure what to expect with this product really, but I'm actually very impressed. I like the coverage it gives, it's a dream to apply in that it doesn't cake and it blends nicely into the skin to give an even all over coverage. The shade is ideal for me and I like that despite it's light reflecting particles (which aren't obvious) it somehow gives a slight matte finish to the skin. I have combination skin, so as always I do need to powder with this foundation - especially around my tzone, and for that I just use my trusty Rimmel Stay Matte powder. I find it lasts a long time - usually the whole day and then I just need to powder again if I'm going out in the evening! For such an affordable foundation, I can't get over the staying power of this on my combo skin! 

Application wise - I apply this using a dense stippling brush or with clean fingers, from the centre of the face outwards and find this works well for me. The foundation retails at just £5 - so it's one of the cheapest foundations I've tried, but it's probably just made it's way into my top 5 at least - maybe even my top 3! 

Have you tried this foundation? I'm also loving the primer from MUA's undress my skin range!

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12 comments:

  1. I've looked at this recently but I was so unsure of the colour, but your little swatch looks like its quiet pale which is good! I do prefer a heavy coverage foundation though :)

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    1. I wasn't too sure of the colour either - but I saw Miss budget beauty had used it and thought I'd give it a go - glad I did :) It's pretty buildable coverage if you are willing to spend the time :) xx

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  2. I really want to try this! Thanks for the review! x

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    1. No problem, thanks for stopping by .. let me know if you try it! :) xo

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  3. I keep eyeing this up when I'm in Superdrug, but I've been disappointed by both MUA's BB Cream and Matte Foundations, so I was a bit put off. I'm glad you did this post, I might pick one up at the weekend. It looks/soudns a lot better than I thought it would be :)

    Laura x
    http://pale-girl-reviews.blogspot.com

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    1. I haven't tried any of their other foundations or BB creams, but I was really impressed with this. Let me know how you get on :) xo

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  4. I really like this foundation and I was pleasantly surprised with it. I also have the lightest shade as the meddle shade was way too dark and I was expecting the light one not to match me but it matches really well x

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    1. I wish they had a larger range of shades so more people could enjoy it, I've found it works really well for me in this shade :) xo

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  5. I like MUA - or the products I've tried so far, anyway. They're having a half price sale online at the minute x

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    1. Ooh, really - I might stock up on another foundation! :) xo

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  6. I haven’t tried this yet, but I have heard so many good things about it from bloggers and magazines. Great review, I might have to get it now! :)
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  7. I've saw this a few times on other blogs now and I'm so tempted to give it a go! For £5 it's such a bargain if it's good :) I'm rather ghostly pale though so it's just if the shade is light enough!

    Hannah x
    hannahhepton.com

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