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SPEND VS. SAVE: Best Medium Coverage, Long Lasting Foundation


There are days when you need light coverage and full coverage foundation, while there are days when you need something in between because it's either your skin is looking good, but you have a big meeting to go to or you have minor discolorations that require a bit more than light concealing. Enter medium coverage foundations.

In this Beauty Battles, we'll take a look at two of my favorite medium coverage foundations...with very good lasting power just because we've got a warm climate: Make Up For Ever Face Water Blend Face and Body Foundation and L'Oreal Infallible 24H Stay Fresh Foundation. Which one is the best when it comes to staying power and authentic medium coverage? Let's find out!


PACKAGING:

Both come in a glass packaging with a pump bottle; both are equally gorgeous and efficient.

WINNER: IT'S A TIE!

PRICE:

Make Up For Ever Water Blend is at P2,700.00 while L'Oreal Infallible 24H Stay Fresh Foundation is at P700.00.

WINNER: L'OREAL

QUALITY:

Make Up For Ever has a slightly watery consistency; it has a tendency to clog due to the absence of oil that keeps the formula smooth, therefore it has to be shaken properly every time before use.  But this foundation can be used for the body as well; it's very useful if you have body discolorations to cover; how multitasking!

L'Oreal has a light cream consistency; just pump and spread, but needs to be shaken too especially if stored for a while.

When it comes to ease of usage, L'Oreal is more newbie friendly while Make Up For Ever's oil- free consistency needs a bit of trick and makeup know- how to use.

Both can be easily applied by a brush or sponge.

WINNER: MAKE UP FOR EVER

COVERAGE

L-R: Make Up For Ever; L'Oreal

Both foundations deliver light to medium coverage. 

Make Up For Ever has a slightly watery texture that feels extremely light and pleasant, especially during summer. What's great about this product is you can layer it on and it won't clog, feel heavy, look cakey, nor look unnatural. Also, this product has some sort of sorcery behind it: its coverage improves with every layer, but it will never ever feel and look heavy; I guess this is what I'm paying for with its price!

L'Oreal feels light, but tends to put on some weight if you layer it on. It's also best worn with concealer.

WINNER: MAKE UP FOR EVER

STAYING POWER

Make Up For Ever lasts the whole day and takes about 3 hours before I oil up; same with L'Oreal.

WINNER: IT'S A TIE!

VERDICT

Both are really good foundations; it just depends on what suits your budget. As for me, I like Make Up For Ever because it's multitasking, has great coverage, and most especially, I like how light it feels on the face, but I don't mind grabbing a bottle of L'Oreal Infallible 24H foundation too.

The winner of SPEND VS. SAVE BEST MEDIUM COVERAGE, LONG LASTING FOUNDATION IS...

MAKE UP FOR EVER!

What are your favorite medium coverage foundations?

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9 Lovely Thoughts

  1. I think if one must have a pricey foundation in her makeup kit this would be a good option. I love WnW Photofocus foundation and Milani Foundation as for medium coverage foundation and it works well with my oily skin.

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  2. L'Oreal is so affordable with it's staying power. So cool! and so easy to use :)

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  3. I have both foundations on my vanity. How luck I am to read this post :D I agree that Mufe wins this one. I only have samples of MUFE Water Blend but it blends beautifully even if I forgot to put moisturizer on or even if my skin is quite oily. Unlike with Loreal Infallible, I sometimes experience uneven finish when my skin is dry or not moisturized that well. Also, the finish looks more natural with MUFE! The price may be way different but I think MUFE is worth every pump until the last drop of it. Lastly, I am not so hiyang with Loreal Infallible. Sometimes I get rashes near my chin after a few hours. So I guess it is best for me to stick with MUFE. I need to save money to purchase one. I am really happy that we both love this foundation <3 Thank you Ms Martha for this post! ;*

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  4. I wanted to buy the Make Up Forever since last year, but still I don't have a heart to shed 2,700 for foundation right now. LOL! Also I'm tempted to try the L'Oreal Infallible but I really restrain myself, I might end up not using this one unlike the Make Up Forever where you will be forced to finish it unto the last drop, lol! Anyways this review made me so confused weather to buy the Make Up Forever or not haha!

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  5. oh dear! one of my fave posts (save vs splurge) since I am not much into foundation (since I always feel it would be heavy on skin I prefer bb creams) good foundation is a must during events

    I think i would try the infalli

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  6. Thanks for this post Ms M, I think I will go pa rin sa Loreal Infallibe kase masyadong mahal ung MUFE pa sakin eh, minsan lang naman akong gumamit ng foundation sa mga special occasion lang.

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  7. Didn't know it will cost too much haha it's too pricey pero sobrang ganda ng coverage niya. Both are the best and has a unique properties pero may aangat at aangat talaga. I didn't try both but sooooon i will once I have a work and can afford to buy my caprices. I had fun reading this Ms. Martha 💗☺️

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  8. Wow, thanks for comparing and contrasting both. It gives me an idea on what to get next.

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  9. I think I would go for L'oreal for the time being because i'm not ready for 2,700 foundation just yet. Hahaha! Infallible looks good on pictures too.

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