A lot people, perhaps, you including, have their holy-grail, absolutely-cannot-live-without-it makeup products. This right here, is mine; THE best foundation for oily skin: Makeup Forever Mat Velvet+.
I’m sure you guys already how much I love this foundation, because I do mention in every time I get a chance, but I don’t believe I’ve ever done a full review on it before. Even though my skin is dry right now (I know that I’m probably repeating myself, but I really want to get my point across-my skin didn’t suddenly change, I’m usually extremely oily, but right now I’m using a prescription cream that’s turning my skin into a dry mess) I still love using Makeup Forever’s Mat Velvet+, I just mix it with a bit of a moisturizer (love mixing it with MAC Strobe Cream), but please be warned- if you have any dry patches on your skin, you will NOT get along with this baby, this works the best with oily skin.
Now, I know that there are quite a lot great foundations out there that are awesome for oily skin, like Revlon’s Colorstay, Estee Lauder’s Double Wear, or Kat Von D’s Lock It Tattoo foundation. All of these have one thing in common though; they’re heavy, very fast-drying and need to be buffed in quite quickly. I’ve always wanted to try one of those light, feathery foundations that leave a subtle glow on your skin and make you look like Victoria’s Secret model, but the truth is, it’s hard to get that look when your skin is problematic. All “dewy” foundations would leave me looking like I submerged my face in a bucket of oil after a minute or two, and all “matte” ones always leave my skin looking flat and a bit “cakey” after a few hours. Not Mat Velvet+.
What’s really unusual about this foundation is that its’ extremely light-feeling, yet it provides a very buildable coverage. When wearing this on my skin, I can actually feel it breath, it looks natural and I don’t have to worry about my makeup melting off at the same time. This foundation is shine controlling, water-resistant and oil-free. It’s pretty much the only foundation that I dare to put on my skin during warm summer days. Another thing that I love about this foundation? It’s the only foundation that matches my skin tone perfectly (I’m number 30 “Porcelain”, in the summer I also use 35 “Vanilla”), it’s very hard for me to find a foundation that matches my fair skin tone without having awkward pink undertones and Matte Velvet+ takes the cake. I find that this foundation works the best with a wet beauty blender. Packaging is also a huge plus, even though it doesn’t have a pump, getting the foundation out is easy, even when you’re running low.
Have you guys tried this foundation? What’s your favorite base for oily skin?