Review: Make Up For Ever PRO Finish Powder Foundation #117

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You know how my skin is actually very sensitive is when…well, you see it yourself that I rarely do product reviews for complexion product! But today, I’m gonna review one face product, and it’s a base makeup (how awesome is that thing to work on me?) Like finally, I found my HOLY GRAIL powder foundation!

It’s from Make Up For Ever, and I believe this product has entered our beloved country Indonesia as well, that’s why I eager to review this right here right now, to ensure you this product works the beautiful it claims to work.

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What it is: A multiuse powder foundation with a patent-pending formula that can be applied wet or dry for buildable coverage and a customized finish. 
What it does:Formulated with exclusive vegetal coated bio-mimetic pigments, this breakthrough formula lets you customize your foundation result. For a matte finish with full coverage, apply it dry. For a satin finish with sheer coverage, apply it wet. Pro Finish’s lightweight texture blends seamlessly with your natural skintone for a long-wearing, flawless complexion. Enriched with nourishing ingredients, it hydrates and soothes the skin for ultimate comfort. This versatile compact is perfect for on-the-go application as well as touch-ups throughout the day.   
What it is formulated WITHOUT: - Parabens 
What else you need to know:This product is dermatologist-tested and suitable for all skin types. 

Separated For Good
It comes in a round compact packaging. Size is good, it’s not too big but not too small either. The overall design is sleek and professional looking.

The compact has a decent size of mirror and is separated into two parts: the upper part has the powder foundation and the lower one houses the sponge applicator—with some holes to let air go through and through. It’s good for hygiene reason!

Upgraded Version: Proved!
As for what the creator Danny Sanz claims, this powder is an “upgraded” version to those former powder foundations she created. This product is the latest version of powder foundation MUFE has, after 4 years have passed since their last foundations. Mine is shade #117 Golden Ivory, for shade reference please click here as I won’t talk much about it here. It's also formulated WITHOUT Paraben, how cool is that????


If you have tried the previous Duo Mat foundation like I have before, your first impression of this foundation won’t be so special instead of you hating it. Seriously, I’ve been through that phase. Trying this product more will let you to know why it’s beautiful on its own way—the way people also like it to be, or simply to say “less is more”.

The creator Danny Sanz used less talc in this foundation for a less cakey feeling and finish on our face. And yes, that’s what it is. I’m not literally a sponge person as I prefer using kabuki/flat top brush to apply my powder foundation when it’s possible, and using brush to apply this foundation seems to give no effect to my face. Imperfections are still shown through the thin layer of foundation, and eek it doesn’t cover any pimples but only redness! I swear I almost threw this product right away because it was a total disappointment to a girl who’s very fond of Duo Mat. But today I’m glad, I didn’t.

The coverage is very buildable even though it's pretty sheer in one swipe, but it also depends on the applicator you use. If you’re using sponge applicator, it would take less time to gain the desirable coverage, and of course using brush would take more time. As I go through and through some layer—probably 2-3 layers using flat kabuki brush—I almost didn’t realize when my face turned out very healthy, not dead matte, and very…PURRFECT? I don’t have perfect skin until today, but let pictures show you what I mean:

(P.S: this picture was from this FOTD)

See my point there?

IT DOESN’T CAKE EVEN YOU LAYER IT THROUGH AND THROUGH, please refer to the side of my nose! No traces of powder there, eh????

How I Would Have My Perfect Skin Like
It gives an airbrushed look just right away—a thing not even my beloved Duo Mat can do. Duo Mat may have better coverage, but nothing can beat the finish of PRO Finish. Don’t believe me? This is a much zoomed in photo after using it more than 4 hours, outdoor, while me running a bazaar with my friends at a food stall:


This foundation feels very lightweight on skin too because it contains less talc in it, yet it doesn’t happen to clog pores which leads to the pesky acne. It can be used in wet/dry, but I use it dry until today because I don’t want to ruin the whole product just by letting water go in. Meh. Even to use it dry…it still blurs any imperfection to pores level, and no dead matte finish—I would say it has satin finish!

My teacher, my friends, my family were asking what clinic I’ve been visiting lately and admiring how “porcelain-beauty” my skin was. No kidding!

For the staying power, it lasts on my face around 3.5 hours before it starts to let some shine through, and of course a lengthened time with primer underneath! It doesn’t fade and oxidize through the day, even I read some people were having trouble with oxidation.

Repurchase With No Questions!
Retailing for $36, it’s actually not very expensive if compared to what you will have. Beside, every product has 10g of it and it’s quite a lot when it comes to powder foundation. No questions and regrets, I will definitely repurchase this again and again. And today, I’ve hit the pan. Just few months to go before the repurchase!


Last Words?
It’s definitely a holy grail. Using it dry is the way I prefer; you can set and build your foundation that way, still! Even you might want to take a look at some reviews or some shades yourself before finally placing an order. The shade selections may turn people on or off since getting wrong or right shades is only a line thin, but the quality is worth more of what you could expect—unless you’re a “heavy cakey makeup lover”.

So! Have I ensured you enough? Tell me about your thoughts in the comment section below, I’d love to hear from you. XOXO!

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  1. benar2 porcelain lho lin, liciiinnnnnnnnnnn <333