This is my favorite BB cream. I only own 1 asain bb cream, and its from skin79 and it really does compare! Similar in consistancy, coverage, and staying power. Don't be scared of the color, if you are N10 to N25 it should blend with no problem! Don't forget to set this with a powder, espeically if you have an oily T-zone like me. With a powder it lasts ALL day. I use this as a foundation, and sometimes I use it as a primer. Works great for both! It is kinda pricy but I think it's worth it! It's cheaper than buying asain bb creams online and paying rediculous shipping! Plus I bought found my back-up tube at my local CCO for 21 dollars. I believe the original price is 35 to 38 dollars, so definately check your local CCO. I know this isn't limited edition, my cco just carries some permanant MAC items sometimes. I don't like the fact it only has 1 oz. of product, but a little goes a long way, and I don't use it every single day (just to preserve it, as I love it so) I definately recommend it, and its alot easier to get ahold of than asain brands,
for me it's kinda heavy for my face. it's okay.
About me: NW13 (neutral-cool toned, very fair), blue eyes, Color season is True Summer, Baumann Skin Type is OSPW.
This product works well as a primer, sunscreen, concealer, and foundation. It is a multi-tasker. I sometimes need a product to swipe on really fast when I am running late or need to get ready in a hurry, and this works very well for me, especially because it has a sunscreen in it!
It blends in well with my skin, takes about a minute or two to warm up from an ashy color though. This product is very light-toned, and probably wouldn't work for someone beyond NW/NC15-20. Which works great for me, because I can wear this even when I am at my palest in the winter at NW10! But alot of other skin tones won't be able to.
It lasts all day without a primer, Can be a little stiff and dry if your skin is already dry, as its not moisturizing. Overall, it works great for me, but I could see this not being a good product for some skin types and tones.
Also, I love how high the SPF is!
It also controls oil very well. and is very buildable for decent medium coverage. Pretty much in love with this product.
I got it kind of on a whim, thinking that even if it wasn't useful as a foundation I could use it as a primer. When I tried it I was actually blown away by how much I liked it. I have trouble with both oil in my t-zone (and everywhere, really) after a few hours /and/ awful flaky skin around there that makes wearing foundation on my forehead really troublesome, but this manages to get around them both. It stood up to a day out in the heat yesterday- needed blotting, but didn't melt off my face or anything. And it has yet to give me any flaky grief. (For reference I use the 187 to apply and the finish is really good.) It's light coverage, which I prefer, and it's quick and easy to use. It's also comfortable to wear and it doesn't feel either drying or too 'wet', like some foundations that never seem to set. My one concern is the amount in the tube.The price isn't so steep compared to others, but I still don't want to be repurchasing too often, so I hope I'm wrong about how much I seem to be using- it's not actually a lot of product each time, but the tube seems small.
Colour wise, people have said it's greyish or ashy, but it's close to an exact match for me. I'm not really any shade of MAC's usual stuff but I'd estimate NW 5-10, so the pink/grey/beige is great for me.
Overall I really love it so far, it may become my go-to foundation.
As someone with combination oily skin it's often hard for me to find face products that don't cause my t-zone the dreaded midday shine. I discovered BB Cream in 2010 and, after sampling different brands for well over 2 months, I began to faithfully use BRTC's Gold Caviar BB Cream -- until I came across MAC's P&P BB, that is!
Last year, US companies caught on to the BB Cream craze and I found myself purchasing them. None of them did for my skin what BRTC's did, but nevertheless when MAC's P&P BB caught my eye in-store I ran to the register with it. I'm a NC20 and this cream blends well with my coloring, provides decent coverage and an awesome make-up base while warding off midday shine.
If you, like me, began your BB Cream journey with Korean brands, give this one by MAC a try. It's the closest formulation I've found to them and worth every penny! continued >>
I really like this product. I am an NW20 and this suits my skin tone really well. Blends really well and can be worn alone or under foundation. Recommended.
I've never tried any other blemish balms, and I'm not sure that this even counts as one. But for what it is, I absolutely love it! I use it as a primer, over moisturizer and I don't know how it works but it makes my face look more even toned and luminous without looking at all shiny. When you first apply, it does seem to have an ashy, grey-ish cast to it but it blends right into your skin - you don't need very much AT ALL and I think using your fingers is your best bet. I've used it alone but more often with tinted moisturizer and it sets and lasts almost all day (I'm bad about touching up my makeup, so if something doesn't last all day it's useless to me)
I have also used it under a medium coverage foundation and it worked well, although I feel like you lose a little of the radiance if you cover it up too much. I highly recommend this, although I do think if you are very dark skinned this probably isn't for you, because I don't see how the shade could adapt to a dark skin.
This is one of the few MAC face products that hasn't made me break out (even though my skin tends to be dry, MAC face seems to do it to me every time!) Only bummer is from what I can tell you can only order online (at least in the US)
i purchased this product duty free at the mac counter at london heathrow on my way back to san francisco. i had heard of the mac bb cream but couldn't recall it being available at the counters or at the stores in the states. i tried it at the counter and it was kind of a weird chalky color at first while it was being rubbed in but then just blended and matched my skintone. i'm about an nc 20 and my skin is pretty clear/normal. if anything a little on the dry side. i've been using this daily for the past few weeks and i like it. i usually use a moisturizer before i apply this stuff and can rub this stuff right on seamlessly. i like that i can use this in place of foundation and it still gives me light, even coverage. the finish is neither dewy nor truly matte. i alternate with setting this with jane iredale mineral pressed powder and mac prep and prime finishing powder. the mineral powder gives me a bit more coverage when i need it. though i find that you don't have to set this product if you don't want to, it doesn't remain tacky. this is a great product to have for when on the run and don't have time for much else. i do especially like that it has good sun protection and a higher spf than a lot of foundations and tinted moisturizers.
I love this product. I have combo skin that is oily in the t-zone and dry everywhere else. Right now in summer this is how I am using this product - for days that I work from home I mix it with a bit of moisturizer (MAC's studio moisture cream) and then rub it in all over. My skin looks fantastic and natural. I glow. For days when I am out and about in public I will mix it with my laura mercier tinted moisturizer for more coverage. Again my skin looks fantastic and I glow. I do not have perfect skin - I have pigment loss, and this really helps even it out. I assume that in the winter I will need to moisturize first and then put this product on.
I love love love love this product. If you apply it on its own and hate it, try mixing it with moisturizer or tinted moisturizer and make sure to really rub it in.
I am so, so, sooooo disappointed with this product because I had heard much hype. I am glad it works for most, but I am not in that group. First off this leaves my face with such an ashy, gray pink sickly look. Needless to say, not very attractive. I also do not notice any improvement in overall skin texture and actually feel like it clogs my pores. I have extremely oily skin, so I only use this (no moisturizer or primer underneath it) and powder. Whenever I wear this I have to put bronzer on my face so I cover up the horrid, sickly shade this leaves. I would return this in a heartbeat, BUT I ordered it online and rather not go through the hassle of the return process. I will just have to use it up and NEVER purchase again.