MUA Undress Your Skin Illuminating Foundation Review, Swatches

MUA Undress Your Skin Illuminating Foundation
Few months back, I posted an update on my Facebook page saying that I’m trying different foundations now (and more makeup after I got married) so you would be seeing more of foundation reviews on the blog and I got a nice response from you all that you would be waiting to see me reviewing foundations. With every foundation I own, I first planned on using the MUA Undress Your Skin Illuminating Foundation which I have in shade golden. Let’s move on to read every thing about this foundation.

MUA Undress Your Skin Illuminating Foundation Review

Price: £5 for 35 ml.

Shades: Porcelain, Golden and Beige.

Ingredients:MUA Undress Your Skin Illuminating Foundation Ingredients

My Take on MUA Undress Your Skin Illuminating Foundation:

The MUA Undress Your Skin Illuminating Foundation comes in a squeezable tube with a flip top cap, there’s a small nozzle upon screwing the cap which is accurate for squeezing out just the right amount. It does not have any noticeable fragrance and I think it is fragrance less. The foundation is liquid and I think it is water based. The texture is very light and does not at all feel heavy on skin.

MUA Undress Your Skin Illuminating Foundation ReviewThe shade I got is golden which is a tad darker than my NC30-35 skin tone. I apply this foundation and my skin looks quite dark than my normal skin tone, it gives a sheer coverage but doesn’t look like I’m wearing anything except for the fact that it makes me look dark than my normal skin tone. I go on applying a second layer and the coverage seems to be higher than sheer, it seems to give more than sheer and upon building more it can give more than medium coverage without getting cakey or heavy. So the coverage is quite buildable and can be build up to full coverage. Though it makes a good coverage for me with 2 layers but still I feel the need to use a concealer to hide my dark circles and major blemishes.

The shade golden looks dark on me but the good thing is that it adjusts to my normal skin color within 30 minutes or even less which is just amazing, so I can wear it whenever I want 30 minutes before going somewhere and also a light shade compact balances out my skin tone. I wish I would have got a light shade for me then it would have been one of my favorite foundations because I quite like the coverage of it and also the finish and also the fact that it doesn’t look cakey or gets patchy on building up.

MUA Undress Your Skin Illuminating Foundation ReviewI apply the foundation with my fingers coz the formula is easier to work with fingers because of its liquid consistency, I feel brushes would soak up the foundation and won’t give a good finish and coverage how fingers can give. It blends smoothly and easily and absorbs into the skin like a cream or say a dream :D it doesn’t get rough or patchy. The finish is semi matte and I think this is one such foundation which will work good for all skin types be it oily, dry or combination. It gives a semi matte finish and makes my skin glowing and flawless and doesn’t enhance my rough areas and also it doesn’t make me look shiny anywhere and keeps skin matte and fresh for up to 5 hours. Yes, the staying power is around 5 hours. I first applied this foundation when I was going out shopping in the evening, I applied it around 6 o’ clock and did my whole makeup, I came back home at 8 o’ clock looking all fresh. I saw myself in the mirror at 10 o’ clock and it was still looking the same, no hint of anything fading or my blemishes re-appearing, I then again stood in front of the mirror at 11 0′ clock and then again, my face looked the same. I was really amazed and impressed by it but then I got tired and washed my face off and couldn’t see for how long it kept my face fresh. It is a really good foundation with an affordable price tag, I wish it was available in India easily. The drawback could be with the shade match/selection with Indian skin tones and that it doesn’t work much on hiding the pores. As for the illuminating claims made by the product, I don’t see any illuminating particles or shimmers in this foundation, it comes without shimmer and does not highlight or illuminate the face as such. This can be a pro for many as not everyone likes shimmers in their products like me, I hate those shimmer or glitters left behind by many products!

Swatches:MUA Undress Your Skin Illuminating FoundationMUA Undress Your Skin Illuminating Foundation SwatchesPros of MUA Undress Your Skin Illuminating Foundation:

  • Gives sheer/medium coverage which can be build up to even more but not up to full.
  • Spreads and blends easily.
  • Light weight texture.
  • Fragrance less.
  • Doesn’t feel cakey or patchy.
  • Good for both dry and oily skin.
  • Gives a semi matte finish.
  • Very cheap in abroad.
  • Sturdy, travel friendly packaging.
  • Makes skin glowing.
  • Adjusts to my skin color even after being a darker shade than my skin tone.
  • A good option for dry skin as it looks pretty good on my dry skin without making it rough or more dry.
  • Lasts for up to 5-6 hours.

Cons of MUA Undress Your Skin Illuminating Foundation:

  • Not available in India though can be found on some sites at a higher price!
  • Doesn’t hide blemishes and dark circles so a concealer has to be used to achieve the full coverage look.
  • Doesn’t have any illuminating properties as claimed by the product, can be a pro for who don’t want shimmers or glitters to highlight their flaws.
  • Only 3 shades available so not everyone will find their match.
  • Can be a little tricky for oily skin, the finish is semi matte so your skin can get a little oily after few hours though not sure about it!

BML Rating: 4/5 keeping the cons in mind though it’s a 4.5/5 for me.

Overall, I love this foundation but the tube got torn from the back, don’t know how but it did got torn :/ and all the foundation got wasted by leaking out making all my makeup kit dirty and my hubby had to clean the whole kit while I was doing my makeup on our trip :D He wanted to through it in anger saying that it’s useless and made all my kit dirty, silly he :P he doesn’t even know how bloggers have to keep their products safe unless they review them, in fact he even threw the Oriflame concealer thinking that it was the culprit of the whole mess as it didn’t have its cap on it, thankfully I have already reviewed it and couldn’t say anything when he was throwing it!
If you can get your hands on this foundation, definitely get a shade that matches your skin tone. I think shade beige would suit Indian fair skin tone well and shade golden would suit medium to dusky skinned beauties and shade porcelain is for extra fair skin, so choose a shade according to your skin tone and get hold of this foundation if you can!












55 Comments on MUA Undress Your Skin Illuminating Foundation Review, Swatches

  1. Arshita
    May 12, 2014 at 11:29 pm (4 years ago)

    Wow, such a nice finish! :-)) I am not sure how it will end up on my combination skin though.. I wanted to try it for a long time.. Good it worked for you well! :yes: :-*

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    • Arzoo
      May 13, 2014 at 12:51 pm (4 years ago)

      Will work well for your combi skin too Arshita, do try it out!!

      Reply
  2. laks
    May 12, 2014 at 11:48 pm (4 years ago)

    loved the way it got blended on your skin. Would love to give it a try

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    • Arzoo
      May 13, 2014 at 12:52 pm (4 years ago)

      Do give it a try Laks :yes:

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  3. nausheen
    May 13, 2014 at 1:14 am (4 years ago)

    It sounds so good, i love the finish it gave..

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    • Arzoo
      May 13, 2014 at 12:53 pm (4 years ago)

      Yup the finish is just so good, I love it!!

      Reply
  4. Vaishu
    May 13, 2014 at 4:18 am (4 years ago)

    Water based? Wow… man really ur skin glows in that pic.. hahaha in ur home ur doggy wud eat up ur make up and now here mysteriously sumhow it got torn.. somethings fishy nah? :-P long lasting and this also reduces the visiblity of d fine lines in dat pic.. guess this must b available in health and glow.. lemme wait for more product reviews and lay my hand.. :-D
    As always one of ur superb review and perfectly compiled :-*

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    • Arzoo
      May 13, 2014 at 4:51 pm (4 years ago)

      Ya water based :P only my hand’s skin can glow, not my face :/ haha ya fishy this is, everyone is after my makeup stash :-X do check out if it’s available anywhere, I’m sure you will love it. Ya but pehle wait for more foundation reviews then decide upon your purchase! Thanks a bunch Vaishu dear for your lovely compliment :))

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      • Vaishu
        May 13, 2014 at 9:44 pm (4 years ago)

        Face doesnt glow? Thats unfortunate :( but water based is perfect for any skin.. shine free sply :D hahaha seems like sum1 eyed on ur makeup kit.. yes yes i ll wait kyunki I hv my farewell in sept only .. :D Oh.. dear, u r always welcome :kissed:

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        • Arzoo
          May 13, 2014 at 10:30 pm (4 years ago)

          Hehe you know na I’m getting allergic to some products nowadays due to which all my glow has gone :/ he has to keep and eye on it after all who will pay the bills ;) that’s great uh farewell this September, start pampering your skin with skin care then :))

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          • Vaishu
            May 14, 2014 at 1:21 am (4 years ago)

            Omg u getting allergic? Watchout dear… thats so sad… :-( hahaha lucky you… yea luckily I am learning more on how to apply things and make it look natural.. got more to do from top to toe.. after all it may even fall with my birthday.. :-D

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            • Arzoo
              May 14, 2014 at 8:12 pm (4 years ago)

              Ya I got allergic to some products :/ ya you got to pamper yourself from top to toe ;) wow that’s great farewell and birthday together, amazing!

              Reply
  5. Poo@beautyandmakeupmatters
    May 13, 2014 at 7:08 am (4 years ago)

    Hhehe.. Arzoo u save this foundi.. sometimes the packaging gets tricky but I liked the foundi for what it does.. very well reviewed dear.. :)

    I couldnt let him throw away nay of my makeup at any cost.. :P

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    • Arzoo
      May 13, 2014 at 12:57 pm (4 years ago)

      Thank you Poo, hehe ya I actually saved it saying that I haven’t reviewed it yet ;) Me too but he’s just so crazy, he would say I would get you another pack of this, just throw it away if it’s dirty or half left :/ who makes him understand that a blogger can’t throw a product unless she has used every bits of it :P

      Reply
  6. Megha
    May 13, 2014 at 10:51 am (4 years ago)

    Wow the finish is beautiful. Havent got my hands on MUA yet! Lovely review sweetheart <3 I agree men will be men :D

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    • Arzoo
      May 13, 2014 at 4:35 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks sweety, do try some MUA products, true men will be men :P

      Reply
  7. Shivi@COSMOCHICS
    May 13, 2014 at 11:11 am (4 years ago)

    hehhehe….got tired looking at your fresh face! too cute u r Arzoo!
    Sounds superb, but yes my oily skin would be oily in few hours I guess!
    Nicely reviewed :) ….. as always :)

    Reply
    • Arzoo
      May 13, 2014 at 4:45 pm (4 years ago)

      Hehe sachi I got tired ;) Thank you Shivi, ya your skin may get oily after few hours!!

      Reply
  8. tarry
    May 13, 2014 at 11:29 am (4 years ago)

    Seems good Arzoo and awesome review…

    Girl! I want to see ur FOTDs now… I wanna see the glow marriage must have brought on ur face… Stay blessed sweetie…

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    • Arzoo
      May 13, 2014 at 4:52 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks Tarry :)
      hehe my face is not glowing, got lot’s of pimples after the marriage :/

      Reply
  9. Jhilmil D Saha
    May 13, 2014 at 11:59 am (4 years ago)

    Nice review dear…unsure about how it will fare on my skin right now as most of the foundations do not work for me during hot summers

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    • Arzoo
      May 13, 2014 at 5:17 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks Jhilmil, ya then better skip it if you are not sure if it might work for you :)

      Reply
  10. Mansi Agg
    May 13, 2014 at 12:46 pm (4 years ago)

    Seems to be a nice product… Hope to find it online somewhere..

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    • Arzoo
      May 13, 2014 at 5:18 pm (4 years ago)

      You can def get it online on Jabong and all :))

      Reply
  11. Vini @dndb
    May 13, 2014 at 12:52 pm (4 years ago)

    great review dear!!
    lol @ the husband threw off the oriflame concealer :P:P

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    • Arzoo
      May 13, 2014 at 5:20 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks Vini, haha he threw it off, sachi me :/

      Reply
  12. Manisha
    May 13, 2014 at 12:59 pm (4 years ago)

    Nice detailed review. Seems a decent one. Sad to know the tube was torn

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    • Arzoo
      May 13, 2014 at 5:21 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks Manisha, ya it was torn :(

      Reply
  13. Shailja @BeABrideEveryday
    May 13, 2014 at 2:02 pm (4 years ago)

    I love the blending that you have shown in the picture above. It made the skin look like clean slate.. I wish it was available in India.

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    • Arzoo
      May 13, 2014 at 5:23 pm (4 years ago)

      Ya the finish is so good, wish MUA products were easily available :/

      Reply
  14. Fatima
    May 13, 2014 at 2:10 pm (4 years ago)

    Really great swatches. Its tempting me sachhi. Will try this soon. Your Mr. Hubby had to clean all your makeup mess. Hahaha. :p

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    • Arzoo
      May 13, 2014 at 5:25 pm (4 years ago)

      Haha then go find it somewhere :P ya he literally cleaned everything like a good boy while I was doing my makeup ;)

      Reply
  15. Rashmi
    May 13, 2014 at 2:28 pm (4 years ago)

    Wow…it sounds really impressive and it blended so well…but availability is an issue with this foundation….I must say its a very detailed review dear….great job done… :-)

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    • Arzoo
      May 14, 2014 at 8:43 pm (4 years ago)

      Ya it blends so well, thanks dear Rashmi :)

      Reply
  16. Anubhuti
    May 13, 2014 at 3:17 pm (4 years ago)

    seems like a nice foundation…will try to get beige color if i can :) Nice review :)

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    • Arzoo
      May 14, 2014 at 8:22 pm (4 years ago)

      Do try to get it Anubhuti, it’s a good one!!

      Reply
  17. mily
    May 13, 2014 at 4:18 pm (4 years ago)

    haha..boys will be boys…..i am yet to try accesorize makeup products….!

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    • Arzoo
      May 14, 2014 at 8:22 pm (4 years ago)

      Hehe ya I know, it’s MUA Mily :P

      Reply
  18. Simera
    May 13, 2014 at 5:30 pm (4 years ago)

    Very nice finish. I usually like full coverage but for the summer this seems perfect.
    Beautetude

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    • Arzoo
      May 14, 2014 at 8:23 pm (4 years ago)

      Ya for the summers it’s really good, do give it a try Simera!

      Reply
  19. pinkvanitybox
    May 13, 2014 at 6:01 pm (4 years ago)

    It looks so nice..i too want this..

    Reply
    • Arzoo
      May 14, 2014 at 8:24 pm (4 years ago)

      Do get it then :yes:

      Reply
  20. manpreet
    May 13, 2014 at 7:48 pm (4 years ago)

    HAHAHA! I agree with you on the review part :P
    sorry for ur loss :P :P Good bye concealer Lol

    Reply
    • Arzoo
      May 14, 2014 at 8:31 pm (4 years ago)

      Ha ha make fun of me as much as you want and when this will happen with you, jab dekhna how I’ll laugh :P

      Reply
  21. Somdatta
    May 13, 2014 at 10:45 pm (4 years ago)

    wow this looks really really good! I like how i looks on your skin! The finishing is quite lovely! I haven’t tried any MUA products yet! Maybe i will give them a try! Thanks for sharing sweetu! :*

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    • Arzoo
      May 14, 2014 at 8:32 pm (4 years ago)

      You should def try it sweety, just look at something else also besides MAC :P

      Reply
  22. rose
    May 14, 2014 at 2:16 am (4 years ago)

    the swatches looks great….wish it ws available in india

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    • Arzoo
      May 14, 2014 at 8:33 pm (4 years ago)

      Ya me too wish that it was easily available here :/

      Reply
  23. Tanmayee
    May 14, 2014 at 3:28 pm (4 years ago)

    I have never tried MUA …and this one has a great name in the beauty bazaar…nice review :) Hoe you are fine…

    Reply
    • Arzoo
      May 14, 2014 at 8:34 pm (4 years ago)

      Ya dear I’m totally fine, ya MUA is a good budget brand in itself but the only drawback is its availability here!

      Reply
  24. Preeti Kaur
    May 14, 2014 at 4:58 pm (4 years ago)

    Loved your review Arzoo :) Would love to try it if I am able to get my hands on it!

    Reply
    • Arzoo
      May 14, 2014 at 8:37 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks Preeti, do def try getting it!

      Reply
  25. Saniya@beautynbuzz
    May 14, 2014 at 5:32 pm (4 years ago)

    Loved your review..Seems pretty awesome :) Wish it was available easily here no? :/

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    • Arzoo
      May 14, 2014 at 8:39 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks Saniya, ya totally wish it was available here!!

      Reply
  26. Shifa
    May 19, 2014 at 2:21 am (4 years ago)

    nice review girl

    Reply

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