Make Up For Ever Face & Body Foundation vs. Holika Holika Aqua Petite Jelly BB Cream

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Make Up For Ever Makeup Products
Just some of my favourite MUFE products: Lipstick in n28, Face &Body foundation, HD powder (pictured loose), HD Elixir.

I love MUFE's Face & Body. I remember while being trained on MUFE products, I was talking about how my skin tends to need that extra oomf of hydration and was suggested to try out Face & Body. I stuck to HD Invisible foundation for the longest time then made the jump and tried it. Now I recommend it to all my friends who are dry-normal skin types.

This foundation is basically like second skin!! Feels like a dream and leaves a natural dewy finish HOWEVER it does have sheer buildable coverage. That being said the ladies who need/ like more coverage likely aren't going to be completely satisfied with this product.

Now I wear a shade 20, which is the lightest with beige undertones but it's still not light enough for me. Luckily enough, MUFE sells pure pigments so I have a white liquid (water based! -they sell oil based as well) to mix in with this so I can customize it to my skin shade. This is however, a more pricey product. So I wanted to look for a foundation that was similiar to suggest to my friends who were on a budget. And I think I may have found it.

Make Up For Ever Face & Body Foundation vs. Holika Holika Aqua Petite Jelly BB Cream
Here is my review on Holika Holika Aqua Petite Jelly BB Cream! For now, just a comparison.

Ingredient comparison, bolded are same ingredients, underline are similar.

Face & Body
Aqua, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Cycolentasiloxane, Methylpropanediol, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Mangifera Indica Seed Oil (Mango Seed Butter), Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Tetrasodium EDTA, Fragrance, PEG-8, Phenoxyethanol, Tromethamine, Potassium Myristate, Chlorphenesin, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Polyacrylate, Panthenol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Citronnellol, Geraniol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Linalool, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionene. May Contain: CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 777493 (Iron Oxides), CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), CI 77499 (Iron Oxides). -- Sephora

Aqua Jelly Petite BB
Water, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Sorbitan Isostearate, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Sodium Hyaluronate, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Codium Tomentosum Extract, Enteromorpha Compressa Extract, Macrocystis Pyrifera Extract, Ecklonia Cava Extract, Gelidium Cartilagineum Extract, Laminaria Japonica Extract, Mentha Arvensis Leaf Extract, Mentha Rotundifolia Leaf Extract, Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract, Caviar Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Triethanolamine, Stearic Acid, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Aluminum Hydroxide, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Isohexa
The biggest difference I see is that Aqua Jelly has more ingredients. I like the simplicity of Face & Body but a lot of the "extra's" in Aqua Jelly are actually quite nice (for example, peppermint leaf extract which leaves this refreshing after feel that I LOVE).

CONSISTENCY/FEEL: Face & Body is 80% water based, I'm not sure how much water is in Aqua Jelly but I believe it holds LESS than Face & Body. I will say you can feel the water gel in Face & Body whereas Aqua jelly feels more.. jelly like! Don't forget to shake the product before use to make sure there's no product separation.

COLOUR MATCH: Swatched below is a shade 20 in Face & Body and Aqua Beige in Aqua Petite. The lighter Aqua Petite Jelly matches me better.

FINISH: As these are water based foundations you'll find that they leave an almost dewy finish. I say almost dewy because you won't get that very noticeable shine without all the oils and silicones most dewy finish foundations have, however it leaves more of a natural dewy finish.

PACKAGING: Both products come in a glass bottle, while Face & Body looks more professional, Aqua Petite looks more cute and also has frosted glass. Face & Body comes with a pump bottle (preferred) while Aqua Petite has a spatula attached to the lid.

Make Up For Ever Face & Body Foundation vs. Holika Holika Aqua Petite Jelly BB Cream

Make Up For Ever Face & Body Foundation vs. Holika Holika Aqua Petite Jelly BB Cream

Make Up For Ever Face & Body Foundation vs. Holika Holika Aqua Petite Jelly BB Cream

Face & Body
Aqua Petite Jelly BB Cream
  • Sheer coverage (buildable)
  • Glass Bottle
  • Lightest colour is still a bit dark for me but can be lightened with pure pigments
  • Water based
  • $46CAD for 1.69oz
  • Second skin feel
  • Natural glow finish
  • Pump bottle (more hygienic)
  • Water-resistent
  • Light coverage
  • SPF
  • Glass bottle
  • Lighter colour match available
  • Water based
  • $26CAD for 1.35oz
  • Second skin feel
  • Natural glow finish
  • Spatula 

OVERALL: I like both foundations a lot, I find that Face & Body leaves a more natural coverage (more second skin feel than Aqua Petite) however prefer the colour match of Aqua Petite. There is a price difference but imo if you want an amazing sheer coverage, non-drying foundation, Face & Body is a must. If you'd prefer a little more coverage, Aqua Petite has got your back!

Are they dupes? Not quite but they are very similar.

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