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Comparison Between Make Up For Ever and Revlon Foundation

Product Comparison: Revlon Photo Ready Foundation & Make Up For Ever HD Foundation

Here is an excerpt from OnSugar blog Beauty Bag 411:

For my first product comparison, what better to start with than two of the most talked about items to come out recently: Make Up For Ever's HD Foundation ($40) and Revlon's Photo Ready Foundation ($14)? Granted, MUFE's Foundation has been out longer than Revlon's, but I still thought I would compare them since there is still so much hype about them.

I have MUFE in Dark Sand and the Revlon in Golden Beige. While they are both golden-yellow based, the Revlon seems to match my skin tone a little better because the MUFE is just a little too dark.

Each foundation comes with 30ml of product. Even though it may seem like there is more in the MUFE bottle, it is just because it is taller and skinnier. Both bottles have a pump dispenser which is very handy and sanitary, but Revlon's pump is way better in my opinion. You barely have to push down on the pump and you can get as much or as little as you want; whereas with the MUFE pump, you have to push harder and way too much product comes out, even if you only want a tiny bit.


Here are the two side-by-side. The one on the left is the Revlon.

And here is the Revlon. You can see tiny shimmer particles after blending it in. Some people don't like them, but I actually do. They give my skin kind of a glowy finish.

See how much came out when I pumped the MUFE? As you can see, it is a bit darker than the Revlon.

When I tried to blend them in, the Revlon blended in great, but the MUFE spread all over the place because there was so much product!

Here is the MUFE.

Get the results of her comparison when you read more.

So how do these products compare? Well the Revlon formula is lighter, which means it has less coverage but is still very buildable. The MUFE is heavier with full coverage, but if you layer too much on it would start to cake. The Revlon contains shimmer particles and also SPF 20. The MUFE does not contain either. They both offer great coverage in my opinion, and result in an airbrushed finish. Using a stippling or buffer brush enhances this effect, as well. The Revlon is definitely cheaper, costing around $14, while the MUFE is about three times that amount at $40.00.

The final verdict? Surprisingly, I am actually liking the Revlon one just a little better. The formula is lighter so I don't feel like I have foundation caked on, and also it matches my skin tone exactly. The pump dispenser also won me over. I don't have to keep wasting so much foundation because of the pump. It is also way easier on my wallet. However, when I do want to splurge I will definitely purchase the MUFE. It was a very close tie!

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naziazholesusuck naziazholesusuck 6 years
i have used the mufe for awhile now and you CAN control the amount that comes out of the pump. and i have finally found a shade that doesnt give me the line so bad on my jawline. unfortunately still a little dark(i use the hd lightest shade) its amazing how few makeup companies make foundation light enough(none! i tried em all at sephora). the rewards of staying out of the sun is not being able to find a matching foundation light enough.
ModernGraceKelly ModernGraceKelly 6 years
I'm an MUA, and they are nothing alike. The Revlon has a dewy and almost shimmery finish with a high spf. So camera flash is awful with it. I don't know why they call it "Photo Ready". It dries out the skin more. The pump is good, but what good is a pump when the foundation doesn't work for most women? I'm not a high end product snob either. I love Revlon Colorstay for oily skin. The MUFE just "sets" so much better on your skin. I don't love the price of it by any means.
Krissy90220 Krissy90220 6 years
WOW! Great post...you just saved a lot of dolls plenty of cash...which we'll spend on more makeup lol.
Sublime-Queen Sublime-Queen 6 years
HD foundations are supposed to do exactly what this Bella reviewer posted - make your skin look air brushed. I have not tried either of these, because I found my perfect Drugstore foundation with Maybelline liquid dream mouse foundation. The coverage is medium and the effect is airbrushed flawless skin.
GummiBears GummiBears 6 years
@Anonymous Some people opt for the HD/PhotoReady foundations because when you take a picture with most foundations, sometimes it comes out chalky or paler due to the flash, which is not a good look. As a person on the darker end of the color spectrum, some people might come to the conclusion that you don't know how to match your foundation or you are bleaching. An somewhat easier remedy would be to wear a foundation a shade darker than you skin tone but for some it might make them look muddy. *shrugs*
lilkimbo lilkimbo 6 years
Anon, I like the finish the HD foundation gives. I mean, it's just a product name. It's not as if it's only for people who are planning on being filmed in HD. But, if you're going to nitpick about the name, if you think about it, the whole appeal to things filmed in HD is that they look more realistic. So the way you look on HD film is the way you look in real life. And I want to look good in real life!
lilkimbo lilkimbo 6 years
Anon, I like the finish the HD foundation gives. I mean, it's just a product name. It's not as if it's only for people who are planning on being filmed in HD. But, if you're going to nitpick about the name, if you think about it, the whole appeal to things filmed in HD is that they look more realistic. So the way you look on HD film is the way you look in real life. And I want to look good in real life!
SanDiegoLove SanDiegoLove 6 years
I've been wearing the Revlon version and it took a few days to get the application right but now I love it. I apply a tinted moisturizer to my whole face, then dot the Revlon foundation on my t-zone and upper cheeks. Blend blend blend and yay: flawless!
lilkimbo lilkimbo 6 years
Interesting. I personally hated the Revlon product and the MUFE one is one of my favorite foundations. I guess different things just work for different skin types. I do think it's worth noting that the omission of the SPF in the MUFE product is because the make-up is meant to be photographed and SPF can look ashy in pictures, particularly on women with darker skin tones.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 6 years
Interesting. I personally hated the Revlon product and the MUFE one is one of my favorite foundations. I guess different things just work for different skin types. I do think it's worth noting that the omission of the SPF in the MUFE product is because the make-up is meant to be photographed and SPF can look ashy in pictures, particularly on women with darker skin tones.
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