I received Mac 9.0 at Macy's in a trial size bottle. I have to say that it blended well and matched perfectly with my skin tone. However, after putting my entire face on (eye shadow, liners, lips, etc.) and looking at it in different angles and light, I found that it had a matte appeal to it and it appeared to have some type of white/greyish shade of color to it that sat on top of the foundation. I didn't put any finishing powder on (I wear translucent powder), but looking in the mirror, I looked as if I did and too much powder at that. I currently use Make Up For Ever N180. I'm not unhappy with it at all, but I just thought I'd try out Mac, the competition, to see how it measured up. I think I'll stay true to MUFE. Mac isn't a totally bad foundation. It didn't feel heavy on my skin, didn't cake up, oxidized, or greasy, but it simply didn't offer much definition or glow in my completion. I didn't feel as though it stood out or was better than some of the others I've tried in the past. Honestly, it didn't faze me to the point where I felt the need to rush to the makeup counter and buy a full size bottle, but compared to others I've tested, it didn't completely disappoint me either. As for the price and considering if you're someone who doesn't mind paying the $$$ for dept. store make up, I'd say it's a reasonable price compared to what you'd pay for other department store foundations/make up. It's not for everyone's budget or pay preference. I pay far more for MUFE, so if I was to use Mac, I would think it was a decent price for the size and amount needed to cover my entire face.
I love this foundation for evening or special occassions. Its a good, buildable medium coverage foundation. I am a C3 or NC 25 in studio fix powder and I wear either a 1.5 or a 2 in Matchmaster. I have oily acne prone skin and this foundation lasts and does works well with my skin. I've repurchased 3 times.
To be honest, I didn't really want to purchase this product because as with most MAC makeovers, you come out looking a little orange....But when I took it home, it actually wasn't too bad when I used my own setting powders and etc with it. I found this formula to be light and non greasy, but had a bit of a grey tone to it, which was fixed with my face powder that I use as a setting powder. Unfortunately, this broke me out pretty bad....I have since stopped using it and my skin has settled back down. I thought that it could have been the combo of that and my primer, but alas, it was purely this foundation. I think that it could have been the SPF, but I'm not sure and I'm not willing to keep trying to test this out. Unfortunately, it just didn't work out for me.
This foundation use to be my go to foundation for two years but now I feel like it's jus ok after branching out. It's hard to blend into my skin and to find a perfect match it's a medium coverage foundation and I've been more into the full coverage or light coverage look it is Demi matte witch is ok I perfer my make up to be dewy if you have normal skin and want more of a matte finish it would probly be a good foundation for you it lasts a good amount of time as well over a 3 for me but for some one with more normal it'll probly be a 4
Love it! The only foundation I've tried that I really, really like! I've tried them all. Probably my 2nd best MAC foundation would have to be Studio Tech....but that's more of a "winter" foundation for me. With MAC's Matchmaster, I can use it any time of the year. For reference, I am an NW15-20 and the 1.5 matches me.
I do use a primer before this (my HG primer is Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Pre Foundation Primer) and the effect on me is beautiful, flawless skin which lasts for ages.
I couldn't ask for more, really.
This so called great foundation plays havoc with my poor face!!!! It breaks me out in red blotchy spots especially on my nose area. It emphasises my pores leaves an oil slick on my t-zone it's horrible. I think I may be allergic to crappy mac foundations. To add insult to injury it only lasts around 2 hours on my face before it starts breaking down. I have half a bottle left and that's heading for the bin, enough said.
I have been wearing MAC's Matchmaster foundation in an 8.0 for about 2 years know, and I can never imagine buying any other foundation ever again. I love it because it provides excellent coverage without me using concealer, and if I don't want to I don't have to wear powder. This foundation provides a nice natural finish, and you can't believe how many compliments I get on how beautiful my skin is when wearing it. I would recommend this foundation to anyone that wants a flawless, natural finish that lasts all day.
HG foundation. If mac ever discontinued or reformulates I will be devastated and I don't mean that lightly.
As my skin changed in my mid 20s I searched literally EVERYWHERE for a foundation that was for oily skin, didn't emphasize pores or fine lines, matched my skin tone, lasted on my skin and did not require a primer to not look like crap.
I've tried them all- every bobbi brown foundation, every mac foundation, mufe hd, all the smashbox base products, everything from revlon, UD naked skin, chanel cc cream... Just to name a very select few.. Long story longer I looked everywhere.
Matchmaster is the best foundation I've ever owned in my life
Color match is perfect. NO line between my face and neck
Perfect medium coverage. Blemishes and redness is gone but my skin is still my own
No flashback in photos
Generous amount of product
Does not seep into my lines or pores AT ALL
Keeps my oily at bay without giving an unflattering powder finish (a la mac studio fix)
Does not oxidize
I can apply with fingers and *still* have a flawless airbrushed look
Honestly the pros go on and on with this one and the cons-- none.
I am so in love with this.
Please please please mac don't ever discontinue this
I love this prodct!! I recently switched from Studio Sculpt (too oily for me) and love it! I have oily skin and spent hours reading reviews on this product until i finally decided to buy.
It controls my shine & stays in place and doesnt smear over everything like Sculpt did. I am a 7.5 and my skin looks perfectly smooth and airbrushed each time i wear it. I was nervous about the demi-matte description but i am so happy with my choice. This will be my permanent foundation.
I was looking for a lighter coverage foundation for the summer, I usually use SFF, went to my local MAC counter and the girl suggested this. I explained I am a NC 50 yet she gave me 8.5 which was too dark and too red I exchanged after some research to 7.5, which was perfect.
I love the fact it has a pump included and the natural demi matte finish. The oil control was great I use a primer and a powder of course however this did not slid off my face even aftetr being in 90 degree humid weather.
I apply with a stippling brush then blended to perfection with a beauty blender. One and a half pumps was more that enough for my face and the coverage is buildable.
Overal I would buy this again!