MUFE Foundation Matching

Finding a foundation match is one of makeup’s most difficult challenges. Not only do you need to find a formula you like, the right level of coverage, something that doesn’t upset your skin or clog your pores, but there’s the whole issue of finding a color match — which gets increasingly difficult for the very pale and somewhat-to-very dark. Though various brands have tried to create ways for people to describe their skincolor, I don’t think there’s any really universal system — a Pantone swatch book of skin tones. I think MAC’s is the closest so far, click here to read about it.

I’ve previously swatched MUFE’s Face and Body Foundation and HD Foundation — I also asked as many women as I could find (1) what their shade was in MUFE, and (2) what their shade was in MAC, to try to create a rudimentary cross-referencing guide. Believe me, I know this is not enough.

I do have one more resource. The MUFE boutique in New York City is staffed by talented, knowledgeable makeup artists, intimately familiar with every shade of MUFE’s foundations, as well as the colors of other major brands. If you call them, describe yourself, list some shade matches from other brands, they will be able to help you find your color. Good luck!

Make Up For Ever Boutique
8 East 12th Street New York
New York, NY 10003
(212) 941-9337

(And this doesn’t mean I’m going to stop swatching foundation.)

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3 Responses to “MUFE Foundation Matching”

  • styrch says:

    >Karla, thank you for undertaking this enormous task. That’s pretty ambitious.

  • xx says:

    >They are awesome there! I actually called a couple of years ago in hopes of getting some help with a color match for F&B…and they sent me about 10 little jars filled with different shades at absolutely no charge to me whatsoever (not even postage!).

  • vixo says:

    >Karla, thanks a lot for your posts and all your swatches, very helpful specially for us that don’t have stores next to us and need a reliable reference before purchasing our make-up !

    I have oily skin and I’m considering buying MUFE’s Mat Velvet + Matifying Foundation . I live in Brazil, so there’s no way I can go to a counter and ask for advice.

    To make it worse, I once purchased MAC’s full coverage foundation on a store here, and I think I got the wrong color. It’s NC20, but really, by all definitions I’m a pinky person, warm for Mac. I think I should be NW not NC. Also, this foundation is too heavy for our climate, shame I didn’t have so much make-up info as I have now!

    Could you pls swatch Mat Velvet + Matifying Foundation ?? I don’t know if I’m either alabaster or ivory.

    Thanks a lot! :D

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