Dive in! Make Up For Ever Water Blend Face & Body Foundation

MUFE title As much as I love my full-coverage foundation, sometimes it feels too heavy on the face. For days when I just want to take it easy, I usually reach for my BB cream, but now that Make Up For Ever has released their new water foundation, I’ve been reaching for that.

Marrying the comfort and natural-looking results of a sheer foundation with the performance of a long-wear product, the new Water Blend foundation delivers a nice dewy finish in a lightweight, sheer, buildable formula. Like the name says, this foundation is comprised of 80 per cent pro-vitamin B5-infused water, which maintains the skin’s hydration and blends smoothly for a light glow. Once set, this foundation is transfer-proof and waterproof, making it perfect for those end-of-summer beach or pool days (plus it’s so natural looking that no one will think you’re actually wearing makeup).

Available for C$54, the Water Blend foundation is available in 20 different shades and is suitable for all skin types.

I received three of the shades, Y225, Y245, and Y305. All of them are on the lighter end of the shade ranges. Since Y225 may be a touch too light for my skin tone since it’s summer, I tried Y245 first and then Y305, and since the coverage on this foundation is lightweight both matched my skin nicely.


The consistency of the foundation is like the name, very watery and very refreshing. It does go on light, however, it leaves you with a nice coverage, suitable for everyday wear. Water-blend foundation seems to be a thing now as this is the second one I have tried out, the first one being Tarte’s Rainforest of the Sea Water Foundation, which has a better coverage to it than the Make Up For Ever. Also, if you are having some deja vu with this foundation, Water Blend replaces their iconic face and body, delivering a “new and improved” version.

I have normal skin, but I think this would be great on dry skin or sunburnt skin (it feels so refreshing when you apply it). Because it’s so watery I’m unsure of how it would set on oily skin, however, I do enjoy going over this with a powder foundation for a little bit more coverage and setting power.  In my swatches I actually used the new Kat Von D Lock It Concealer (which is a heavy concealer) and the Young Blood mineral foundation powder to create really nice coverage on my skin.


Make Up For Ever’s Water Blend Face & Body foundation launched last month in Sephora stores, so I recommend visiting your closest location and getting a sample to try out. It is on the pricier side of foundations considering it’s lightweight, but it would be amazing to have on hand for everyday wear.

Have you tried Make Up For Ever’s Water Blend Face & Body Foundation?

Please note, this post contains product that were sent by PR. All opinions are my own.

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