Water-Based Miracle Foundation

I found an interesting new product: MAKE UP FOR EVER Face & Body Liquid Makeup. What fascinated me at first was the consistency of it, which was very different from any other foundations I'm familiar with. It looked like a liquid-y pudding. The makeup in the half-used display bottles didn't really stick to the glass on the inside of the containers. The description reads:

This waterproof, ultra-light, water-based gel contains no emulsifiers and provides a totally natural, satin finish. Ideal for normal skin-types as well as for fine lines and large pores. Gives skin a uniform tone without accentuating imperfections. (from Sephora.com)

This foundation sounded like something I might enjoy, since I always prefer to wear an ultra light foundation, if any at all.

I picked up a bottle and sampled the product on my hand. The constistency was exactly what I expected from the look of it– it was a gooey gel which blended right into my skin, and left only a smudge of color behind. I could see no product, just my skin. I immediately fell in love!


When applied to skin, it feels very moisturizing and light. It blends in very well and doesn't make any streaks whatsover- it leaves your complexion fresh and dewy. It doesn't have that powdery, airbrushed finish that many other products do.

I absolutely recommend using fingers for application because a sponge absorbs almost all this lightweight product.

Verdict:  MAKE UP FOR EVER Face & Body is a perfect day-time foundation for a natural, fresh, dewy look. It provides very light coverage. If evening out of skin tone is your main objective, this might very well become your new favorite product. If you need to cover up some bigger imperfections, this will not be enough alone, but it will work well together with a targeted use of your favorite concealer.