I know I have a feeling I am going to get a lot of hate for this but I am not a fan of this product at all. I was so excited that I was able to get matched up and purchase this product. I had it on for no more than a day and its tore my skin up like there was no way to describe it. I went from normal/dry spots to my skin breaking out all over and becoming really oily. I take really good care of my skin washing it twice a day making sure my face stays clean even than using this foundation made my skin so bad I had to return. I was so sad to not be able to enjoy it since it is loved by everyone
This is one of my favorite foundations. Gives full coverage with a matte finish. It truly stays on throughout the day without having to reapply. It might feel heavy to some people but is to provide the most coverage possible. I just use one or two pumps and it covers my whole face..I also use the brightest shade, to not look so cakey and heavy, because I always finish the look with a powder. Truly recommend it to those that haven’t tried it before.
I was looking for a full coverage foundation when I stumbled across this one, and it did not disappoint. I love the consistency, the coverage, and how long it lasts. I can go a full day at work with this and it still looks great at the end of my shift, so going out without a touch up is an option. My only complaint is that NC15 wasn't light enough for me, it was just a little bit too dark. I had to wait for the Matchmaster foundation to come out before MAC had a light enough foundation (not tinted moisturizer) for me.
I gotta say, with a primer and a dusting of setting powder, this looked really nice. The only downsides are 1. it sets too fast. This caused me to actually mix it with a bit of moisturizer to allow myself some more blending time... I'd say take your favorite oil based moisturizer and use a 35% moisturizer 65% SFF. remember, oil and water don't mix so don't go using any water based moisturizer or you'll completely destroy the integrity of the foundation. 2. it's far, far too dark! Even their lightest shade is just tooo dark! But I can say this for A LOT of makeup companies. Apparently, us porcelain alabaster skinned people just don't exist in the pigment laboratories of M.A.C and other companies. 3. because of the consistency, if this comes off, it will make you look blotchy. I dare not wear this without a primer which means when you go to refill, you refill your primer too... which seems like it may run out faster than my foundation actually. I use the Prep + prime by MAC and I love it, but it's not cheap. I also would hate to be heartbroken to use it without a primer and see breakthrough (oil breaking through the makeup) and breakouts from this product. I like it too much, and besides, I'm 32, so I can afford to use some primer. so... Meh. Cons.. too dark, dries too fast, old-school foundation smell Pros.. good staying power, nice matte finish (but forget about it lasting 8 hours... more like 4, so bring blotting tissue) Can look cakey if you build coverage and then powder, so use a GOOD blending brush
Would suggest, always use
I first used this foundation as a birthday present a few years ago, and I still buy new bottles today. It is such a light foundation so my skin doesn't feel weighed down at all when it is on. In fact it looks and feels very natural, my most complimented apperance is usually when I have this foundation on. The colour match is perfect 100%.
I couldn't suggest this more, yes it is expencive, but it is so worth it for me and my skin. :)
Its my soul mate!
its just perfect for me ! look like my face just without the awful scars i have! i dont even feel it on ! it does kinda smell weird but that fades but for the results it gives i dont really mind the smell!!! ive alwats been on the hunt for the perfect fondation and mascara ! now because of mac i can check one completed :)
Absolutely in love with this product! I have very dry skin and this foundation, unlike most others, doesn't break me out or dry my skin up. The scent isn't the best but i can deal with it. It gives great great coverage and with the 188/187 brush i think it gives a flawless finish. Coverage is definitely buildable. I'd reccomend this product to all my friends!
I say "Investment," because this is one of the cheaper MAC foundations, but I usually bought drug store foundation until covergirl discountinued the foundation I used, so this is an investment for me. I tried a few other drug store brands, but they just didn't do the job right. I bought this and it works lovely, but the lightest color is still too yellow for my skin. I actually like the smell of it and it doesn't feel heavy to me. I'd definitely purchase again, but I think I'll try the Pro Wear one out next time to see which one I prefer.