Used to love it
I first purchased this in 2007 and fell in love with it. I don't know if the formula has change as it seems different years on. I find the foundation too yellow or too orange as I have tried the nw and nc. I really wish there was a wider range in colours, perhaps a neutral? It used to be blend able but I find that you have to work really fast with it as once it dries it doesn't move. I also had to bring the foundation down my neck which I don't like to do in order to hide the yellowness. I don't recommend this foundation for those with dry skin as my skin literally drinks this up. The only good thing is, it stays put for hours so there is no need to re apply.
I love the matte finish on this. It keeps oil in place and looks good with the prep and prime on top. I use a thin layer of this on normal days because it makes my skin look a bit better than using a BB cream. I'm a singer in a choir, so for shows I use a good amount of this. It helps the skin look less washed out and more perfected with the horrible stage lights our director makes us perform under. I try not to wear it everyday though, because it is silicone based and can I want my skin to breathe a bit.
Breakouts like crazy and too yellow and feels oily
This is worse than any drugstore brand I have ever tried. I breakout like crazy and it clogs all my pores after a few days. I have a fair tone that is cool. They have too much yellow and not enough pink. If you have combination/Oily skin and have to use acne meds, do not get this formula. If you have never had a zit and you have dry skin, it may be fine. I just think mac should rethink their foundation and concealer formula.
Good coverage too heavy feeling
I used to use this a couple years ago when I first got it I liked it. As I grew older I noticed it was too heavy on my skin. I do like that the coverage is buildable and it is easy to blend. It sometimes can be streaky with certain brushes. The color was a good match for me but it was a little light since when I was wearing it I was wanting a gothic kind of look back then. I think I would have no gone up to a NC 30.