Sunday, 26 January 2014

Product Review: MUA Matte Foundation

Hey guys!

Today I'm gonna review a foundation by MUA (Make Up Academy) known as Matte Foundation. It comes in 3 shade viz. 01 Soft Sand, 02 Honeycomb and 03 Gentle Fawn. I chose 02 Honeycomb which is a good match for my N4 L'Oreal True Match skin shade.

I bought this foundation from MUA's official website for 1£ (for 30ml) when they had free international shipping. You can also buy it from for Rs.699 but usually they always have some offers on MUA, so you can surely get it for a cheaper price.

Aqua, Paraffinum Liquidum, Isopropyl Myristate, Petrolatum, Glycerin, Polyglyceryl-2 Oleate, Glyceryl Isostearate, Cera Alba, Aluminum Stearate, Magnesium Sulfate, DMDM Hydantoin, Iodopropynyl Butyl Carbamate, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, CI 77891, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499

Here's what MUA claims about this product:

'A creamy texture that blends beautifully for that perfect velvet finish and long-lasting matte complexion.'

I disagree! 
The foundation is fairly thick and the texture is almost waxy, making it quite difficult to blend. Once its blended, it gives a dewy finish at best! Definitely not matte!
I have oily skin, and even though Delhi is experiencing one of its coldest winters, making the skin quite dry, this foundation makes my face look very oily
It lasted about 3-4 hours on my skin. The coverage is low-medium, but it feels very heavy on my skin. 
It might work as a low coverage foundation or BB cream for those with dry-normal skin.
It comes in a tube, which makes it really easy to handle, travel friendly and hygienic!

Coming to the swatches..


To sum it all up:

  • Budget foundation (if bought from the MUA website)
  • Gives a dewy finish (for those looking for one)
  • Fragrance free
  • Comes in a Tube
  • Only 3 shade options
  • Thick and waxy texture
  • Difficult to blend
  • Low-Medium coverage
  • Lasts only 3-4 hours
  • Not matte as advertised
  • Availability
Will I buy it again? NO
Will I recommend? NO
Rating - 2/5

Do comment!


Disclaimer: The products mentioned have been bought from my own money and the views expressed are solely based on my opinion and experience.


  1. Great feelings are the same for this foundation!!

  2. Thanks for the great review. You just saved my money. :-D