MUA Matte Perfect Shine Control Foundation

Thursday, March 07, 2013


I was so angry with myself the other day as I somehow forgot to pick up my usual foundation on the way to work.

Luckily there is a Superdrug right beside my work so I quickly ran in and grabbed the first one I saw that looked like it would be up to the job for the day.
(FYI: there was men outside my flat digging up the street with a jackhammer til 2am the night before due to a gas leak, I was far too tired the next morning to even think about applying makeup before going to work)
I picked up MUA's Matte Perfect Shine Control Foundation. To be honest for £2.00 I wasn't expecting it to be up to much and really just grabbed it for a temporary fix however I was pleasantly surprised.

I'm no stranger to Superdrug's MUA brand as I adore their single eyeshadows especially Shade 24 which I wear all the time.
I picked up the lightest shade of the foundation which was Fair, (it comes in three shades, fair, natural and almond) I'm fairly pale and I found it was a little darker than I'd normally go for foundation, if you have very fair skin this might be a little too dark for you.

The foundation itself has a slightly gel-like formula, its not runny, but not especially thick either. It reminds me a lot of the BB creams that Boots 17 first brought out.
It is a buildable light to medium coverage and I buffed mind in with a Real Techniques Buffer Brush as I usually do with foundations these days.
For the price I actually quite liked the foundation. Its not one that I would ditch my usual for but it does make a good backup for travel or leaving at work for emergencies. I can see it being really handy during the festival season too.

The only thing I can't quite get my head around is the description of the foundation from MUA.

"MUA Matte Perfect Shine Control Foundation promises to "leave your skin with a flawless matte finish whilst keeping shine at bay all day. The light-weight formula evens and enhances your facial features without hiding the skin and the sheer soft hint of colour gives your skin a healthy dewy glow all day!"

Maybe I'm missing something, but when I think of foundations and skin bases "matte" and "dewy" are complete opposites. I didn't really find the Matte Perfect Shine Control Foundation "matte" in the slightest. I don't have oily skin at all so my skin type couldn't really have affected it. I found it left me with a really dewy finish which became slightly shiny throughout the day. I had to powder a few times afterwards.
It would be interesting to hear if anyone else thought this too.

MUA  Matte Perfect Shine Control Foundation can be found in most major Superdrug stores and the Superdrug and MUA websites and retails at a bargain price of £2.00 for

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