I bought this color in NC 35. I have very dry combination skin, however, this foundation does tend to get sticky--especially during the summer. I will add, that so far it looks beautiful in photos. I just throw on some colored powder over it and I'm good to go. If you're asian with yellow/beige undertones this is worth trying.
I'd say this is a good everyday foundation.
I really love the finish this product gives on my normal, 40 year old skin. It goes on very easily with just fingers which makes it nice for a quick face routine on days I dont have time to do elaborate make up. I wear NW20 and find that it does not seem to oxidize where normally MAC foundations look crazy orange on me after a few hours. This foundation is way too dewy for photography and will make you look like a shine ball in pictures, even during the day. I don't think this stuff is ready to replace my HG Nars sheer glow but I like having lower priced options. I don't need $45 dollar Nars on my face to run errands.
Update: After a week of use I started developing a massive red cyst acne type breakout and had to stop using it. Too bad, I really liked the way it looked.
I tried this today for the first time and I REALLY liked it, A LOT! I don't like foundations that are heavy or that give a matte finish. I feel like at my age, 38, having glowing and dewy skin makes me appear much more youthful. This definitely gives a nice glow, so if you don't like those types of foundations, then you probably won't like this. But this is just what I have been looking for. It provides light coverage, which will work great for my "good" skin days. On days where I have more breakouts, I will need to use something heavier. But if you are just trying to even out skin tone and cover up a few light acne scars, this will probably work well for you. I did use a little concealer on a few spots, but not too much at all. I finished with a light dusting of Rimmel Stay Matte powder over my t-zone (I don't like a shiny nose!) and I was good to go! I normally wear NW25 but the salesperson said this would oxidize so she gave me NW20 and she was spot on! It did get a little darker and then seemed to suit my skin color just fine. It's too early to tell if this will break me out, but I hope not because I really think this is a gorgeous foundation! I would not say that this is particularly long-wearing, but it did last a good 6-7 hours on me before my nose got too shiny and I needed to touch up with powder (I did NOT use a primer underneath). Anyway, if you are looking for something like this, I would go to the MAC counter and get a sample, it's definitely one to try!
This is my first mac foundation and I absolutely adore it. I'm a 15 year old boy who wears a little foundation to even out my skin tone and conceal the occasional pimple or two. I have normal dry skin with an oily nose and this is my HG foundation. I was using nars sheer glow and l'oreal true match. (Loreal true match my second all time favorite foundation) and this blow my mind. It leaves a NATURAL dewy finish that lasts on my skin all day. I set it with a matte powder only on my nose and it lasts all day. I thought I would just last from 6 in the morning when I apply it to 2 when I get out of school but no. I got 13 hours of wear from this foundation. Only con was my nose was a tad shiny everything else was superb! It hasn't broke me out at all if anything it helps my skin. I use a primer underneath (loreal true match lumi primer or revlon photoready) and set the whole face with mac fix+ spray and its amazing ! If you want a natural healthy look this is the best foundation for it (drugstore dupes : loreal true match lumi, Neutrogena healthy skin)( for color reference I am a nc30/35. I use this in nc30 loreal true match in w4 or 5 depends on what I have available, neutrogena healthy skin in nude revlon photoready foundations in 005,006 mixed but could get away with 005 because its darker than 006 powder I use loreal true match w4 or Rimmel stay matte nude beige.) overall if you have relatively nice skin that's normal/dry you will love this! If your oily try setting it with a powder but I think you need to leave this foundation to dryer skin people!
#1: this foundation oxidizes and you will need to buy one shade lighter.
#2: this is a dewy/glowy foundation. dont hate on the foundation because its not matte enough or too dewy for you. that's what this foundation is for.
#3: this is a medium coverage foundation.
I NEVER buy MAC foundations - I hate them. I always end up looking like a ghost in pictures and they feel like I have a an entire pan of makeup on my face. Thank goodness for Mac Mineralize Moisture Foundation - this stuff is amazing. So easy to apply, blend over the face. Feels nice and smooth - gives the face a great dewy look that's just right. I have normal skin, NC42 is my shade in this foundation. Sometimes I feel like it oxidizes on my skin - other times it's fine. Maybe it's just my mind playing tricks on me. Regardless I set it with my Mineralize Skin Finish in Medium Dark. The Makeup Artist at the counter said that if you feel it oxidizes you can set it with a Mineralize Powder that's a shade lighter ... Overall, I am very happy with this product. If you have dry - normal skin definitely give it a try. Just go into the store and rub some on your hand - it has such a nice smooth balm like finish. Lovely! :) continued >>
I actually really liked the sample I was given, until I saw my face at the end of the day. It is really shimmery, which is not so nice on old acne scars. Apart from that, I would definitely buy it if didn't have the sparkly bits in it because it was so easy to blend, did not emphasize dry patches and the color match was great. So only 4 out of 5 because of the sparkles.
I love most MAC products but I have yet to find a foundation from them that I care much about, with the exception of Studio Sculpt (will use it). This particular foundation I find has too much shimmer in it for me and tends to make my face oily as the day goes on.
The coverage is decent and the color range is good but frankly even with my dry skin it just leaves too much of a film and does not flatter my mature complexion.
I continue to give each new MAC foundation a try - they are usually less expensive than most HE foundations but to date it is the one area I find lacking with the line. Can't recommend this product.
I was so excited to see that mac was releasing a foundation aimed for dry skin and trust me i have REALLY DRY SKIN, so once it was released i went into my local mac store and bought it in my usual shade (nc 35) once on it felt SO LOVELY! it felt like i was putting a moisturizer on rather than a foundation and its looks very glowy which was a bonus
but....after a couple of hours...my started to look really greasy and even worse....MY FACE TURNED ORANGE?!?! i mean my brothers even noticed and asked if i put some sort of self tan on my face
argh! i was really disappointed since none of my other mac foundations did this to me....so i went back to mac and returned the foundation i didnt even bother buying a shade lighter since i was worried it might oxidize later
Beautiful quality foundation that goes on creamy. I rated it highly for that but won't be repurchasing.
Pro: If you have skin that is dry all over, this new product is perfect for you. It is good for you if you have either Neutral or Peach or Pink undertones and if you don't need a lot of coverage; it will even out your skin tone and help hide pores. It has more coverage than a tinted moisturizer.
Cons: I have combination skin and thought this would suit me, but I was shiny within an hour. So greasy in fact that after blotting with tissue, my concealer was not adhering properly - I would pat it on and it would glide around.
Also the shades are A bit "off". I have Light/Medium skin with Yellow undertones so I am either NC20 or NC25 consistently. [In Nars I am 'Ceylan']
Well the NC 20 was closer than the overly dark NC25. But they run quite pink or peach in this new foundation.
I did powder my whole face with MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light Plus; but the oiliness came back, so I am going back to Nars Sheer Glow which gives me a satiny look all day looking polished and healthy; as works better for combination skin.