I had very high expectations on this one. For a foundation that is marketed for dry skin, this did not have any 'moisturizing' factors at all. It clung to dry patches, and it made my skin look even drier and cakier- if that is possible. As for the color, I got it in NC15 and it was a perfect match when i tried it out at the counter, but did oxidice during the day and made me look orange. It doesn't photograph well either, during the day it seems to get very shiny and the foundation that doesnt cling to dry patches glides off and creates an uneven skintone. Very disappointing.
This was my HG foundation for well over a year, and one day I decided I wanted to try something else, so i went on and purchase Chanel Mat Lumiere. I have recently got a bit over the Chanel foundation as it has a really high coverage, and at the moment I wanted something lighter. After experimenting with numerous BB & CC creams I came back to my trusty MAC Mineralize Moisture Foundation. I have combination skin, with an oily t-zone and at the moment i have some dry patches. Going back to MAC has been great because the coverage is light to medium so it covers my blemishes and redness really well. Because of the moisturising factor it hasn't attached to my dry patches like some of my BB creams were doing. I usually use this on top of a Face of Australia Primer using my Real Techniques Expert Face Brush, and finish with applying some of the MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural Powder, usually under my eyes once i've applied concealer, and in my t-zone. At the moment it does last quite well, it is a bit shiney at the end of the day but that's usually in my t-zone which is oily anyways. I haven't noticed it has a smell, and I love that it is in a pump form. The only downside about the packaging is that it's glass, so not ideal for travelling.
I am really glad i came back to this foundation, which is great for everyday wear. I'd recommend this for dry to combination skin, probably not for oily though.
The MAC consultant was really busy the day I visited the counter. She suggested this foundation for my dry skin. This and studio sculpt. The color match was a little better on this one that studio sculpt so she have me a good sized sample. I wore it to church yesterday and had to was it off when I got home. It just looked streaky and not skin like at all. I tried it again today without my serum under in thinking maybe I had too much moisture underneath it. But that didn't help either. So this just didn't work at all for me. I can't speak much to how moisturizing or lasting this was over the course of the day because it was so bad I just couldn't wear it all day.
Update: I tried it again to day on bare (clean) skin thinking maybe my sunscreen wasn't jiving with it. It was STILL horrible. Just sat on my skin. This is easily the worst foundation I've ever used. Also the NC20 was very "peachy" colored. Odd.
I needed a more moisturizing foundation for the winter and the one I had been using (by another company) was sadly discontinued. I've been happy in the past with MAC's foundations, even though they keep discontinuing the formulas I like, so I decided to try this in NW20 which is my regular shade for MAC. However, this is much more yellow than NW20 is normally so it doesn't match my skin at all. This will be returned.
Purchased this product a couple of weeks ago and I am still on the fence about it. I have tried different tools to apply the product and I can't seem to avoid a streaky application. I wear a NC40, and the color match is perfect. I am also finding that the wear isn't very good. Granted, I was wearing Pro Longwear prior to this purchase. I feel that my skin does not need a heavy coverage - and maybe there is no happy medium between long wear and medium coverage.
Helps my dry skin look dewy, hydrated, and healthy. :)
Sometimes mix it w my kat von d foundation when I need FULL coverage, but this foundation is a medium coverage.
The packaging is adorabley sleek but gets quite dirty fast, (probably because i'm just messy as fuck haha)
amazing foundation for normal/combo/dry skin. can be good for oily skin but must powder.
I said my to the sales girl, that my skin is dry, but break out and have some redness. The girl recommended this and it is very nice. I got NC25 and am happy with the shade, as is not pink and pale, but not too pale. The shade choice are great. It feels very light and soft on the skin and spreads easily. The pump jar is nice too. It has a nice luminosity. It has some sun screen (spf 15).
It is not especially moisturizing, but it's not drying and it won't accentuate dryness. It looks very dewey. I am not looking for too much moisture, as I am dealing with breakouts which I said and redness. It goes on very light and spreads easily. It even's out skin tone but doesn't cover a lot. However, it does have not settle into any lines and might even minimize. I don't mind a light touch some days, but this can look shiney or glazed over spf. OK ss challenges all mu but this more. Even at night over primer, it's hit or miss. When it's good it's good though. I like the bottle and the little pump. Very elegant and easy to pump out just a little. I think it last a long time. If you looked flakey this might really help.
lots of shades
won't setle in creases
can look very oily or shiney
Update: This is just to shiny to use, even alone. It is also to sheer for me, as I have a lot of redness issues and need more coverage.
I only got this as a sample, but i won't be buying it anyway. The smell is awful, even for mac. It doesn't moisture my skin, and settles into dry patches. On top of that, it broke me out, BAD.
First time trying a MAC foundation and I couldn't be more pleased! (The MUA at the mac counter was so helpful as well) I have very cool yellow tones as i'm quite a fair mixed race person and this matches my skin tone exactly! (NC42) I also have extremely dry skin that cracks easily and this not only gives fantastic/buildable coverage but it almost moisturises my skin as well and gives me an amazing dewy finish. I wouldn't recommend this for anyone who's oily but if you're combination or dry this is definitely the one for you and a little goes a long way would definitely buy again :)
Pretty disappointed! Not only does this product lack a 'moisture' property, it makes dry skin even drier! (Ick!) I was recommended this product specifically because I have dry skin, and it does not do anything close to helping moisturize, it almost feels like it dries out my skin more. Also the lasting power is quite disappointing, even with a primer and setting powder. For a product that was quite expensive ($48) I expect a lot better! I love MAC so much and they usually do a great job on the foundation front, however I am quite disappointed. :(