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on 8/23/2015 6:26:00 AM
More reviews by silurian
Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
Dear MAC,Why can I not buy this anywhere in the Anglosphere? Why?! It's not like there aren't MAC stores and counters everywhere where I live. This foundation wipes the floor with Studiofix - less drying, no breakouts, natural skin-like rather than powdery finish, great coverage, doesn't accentuate fine lines, etc. I like this foundation so much I actually got a friend to mail it to me from Japan, but that was expensive and annoying. If I could just buy this at a store MAC, you would make more money. Best,Silurian, who will keep buying more expensive brands until you do the sensible thing and start selling this outside of Asia.P.S. NC25 in both Studiofix and this, but this seems a bit more yellow? I have a strong golden undertone so this is not really a problem, but a woman with a more neutral or porcelain skin tone might find the shades too warm.
2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 8/6/2015 5:34:00 AM
More reviews by Syeni
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium
Love this product, look natural & cover my pores. Im on NC30 mac studio fix powder foundation & has no problem with the same NC30 mac lightful foundation. Recommend.
on 10/27/2013 4:55:00 PM
More reviews by boyforever
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
def lovin this product. its perfect for simple natural day look. perfect n love the packaging btw. love love
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 7/31/2013 1:25:00 PM
More reviews by LeneMUA
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
I am a ex Mac artist. I use this for yearssss... It started from Asia and its the best seller in Japan. Now I guess it's best seller in most of the Asia country. I use this everyday, it gives good coverage. Brighten up complexion, with sun protection. It's abit costly but I just can never find a powder foundation as good as this. Definitely recommend!
on 4/14/2013 9:06:00 AM
More reviews by Iralavelle
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Combination, Tan, Not Sure
Hi! I live in Singapore and this foundation costs literally a bomb for me. I bought this for SGD82. I was quite skeptical that it could cover up my scars but it did! i did not regret buying this as it has a really good coverage, I'd say almost to a full coverage, for a powder foundation. I have yet to try it on for a whole day but I'm already loving it from the first time I use it earlier today. If you want flawless looking skin, use this compact powder foundation together with Mac studio finish concealer as well as a good primer and you're good to go! Im using NC37 for this product and nw30 for my studio finish concealer. It's a good combination. Do take note that I have oily combination skin and have acne scars and uneven skin tone. This makes my skin look flawless yet has that natural matte look to it. Unfortunately I think it can only be found in Asia. I will definitely buy this again in future.
on 12/7/2012 7:39:00 AM
More reviews by aguskl
Age: 56 & Over
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Black, Relaxed, Coarse
This is one of the best powder foundation that I tried (La Prarie, Chanel, Lancome, Dior, Kose to name a few) My other favourite is Dior but this is cheaper and as good. I'm on 3rd refill and mine is NC25 with is a bit fair but it does oxidize a little. Here are the ingredient list:Synthetic fluorphlogopite, Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, Talc, Silica, Celullose, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Titanium Dioxide, Dimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Tocopherol, Hydrangea serrata, Elder, Phytosteryl/Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate, Lauroyl lysine, Sodium stearoyl glutamate, Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate, Petrolatum, C9-15 Fluoroalcohol Phosphate, Synthetic wax, Dimethicone/methicone copolymer,Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Hydroxyapatite, Barium Sulfate, Magnesium sulfate, Magnesium Myristate, Alumina, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Mica, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Zinc Oxide (CI 77947)
3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
on 6/13/2012 10:31:00 AM
More reviews by feveragnes
Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Black, Straight, Fine
MAC lightful compact is easy to use, buildable with medium, coverage. I have dry and sensitive skin, but its powder doesn't make my skin look flaky. The powder is really fine and it feels luxurious to wear it because of how silky it is. However, if I use a sponge, I look quite unnatural in it with a chalky face. It lasts for a few months as I normally use it for touch-ups because applying it like a foundation does not work for my dry skin. The SPF 25 is a plus point - great for touch-ups! Texture: 4/5 smooth to apply, very fine powder. I never expect a 2-way cake can achieve an airbrushed look, so it's fine for me.Function: 4/5 SPF 25, nice for touch-ups, medium coverageApplication: 4/5 buildable, easy to blend, but sometimes I feel it's too thick to wearPackaging: 4/5 I broke the cake when 1/3 left..it's easy to break. but the case in silver is really lovely with a sponge in another compartment. Price: 3.5/5 $32 Euro for refill - a bit expensive comparing to other MAC compactsOverall: 3.9/5
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 1/30/2012 5:19:00 AM
More reviews by chynnadoll21
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Other, Medium
A bit pricier than their other compact powders but definitely worth it. I gave it 2 for packaging quality cos I liked the original white shimmery one when it first came out. Now it comes in a bluey silvery case that feels *cheap*Anyhow, great powder, best effect achieved if you apply with a brush. Looks natural and covers extremely well for a powder. For everyday use, I skip foundation and just use this over concealer and I'm all set :)Been using this for over 3 years and havent found a need to go looking anywhere else!! :)
on 2/10/2011 9:42:00 PM
More reviews by mcp1027
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I got this foundation last September 2010 and I think it is really great! I have gone through 2 refills and I am now on my third. It feels really good on the skin and looks great on photos too!I can just use concealer/light foundation on my under eye area, nose, forehead and just put this powder all over my face and its perfect.For a more polished look, I put a thin layer of foundation on my entire face (guerlain parure extreme, dior exteme fit or estee lauder double wear) and then set it with the MAC lightful powder. The prise is a little steep but I dont mind if it works wonderful.For reference I am NC 35 - 40, Chanel Beige 40, Guerlain Parure Extreme in #3 and Tawny in Estee Lauder double wear.=)
on 2/4/2011 12:53:00 PM
More reviews by mamamabel
This is my favorite out of MAC powder series :) Firstly, the packaging is silver shiny compact...better than studiofix. it can be refillable though the price of the refill is a bit expensive. At first glide, it did give medium coverage yet still natural and flawless. It feels "lighter" than studiofix so it's more comfortable for daily use. It also contains SPF so it's suitable for daylight protection. The color stays on nicely and doesn't discolorised after hours of wear. it worked great on my normal-oily skin, provided medium coverage with natural look but it's pricey. I would buy this compact again but for now I am on a quest of finding other brands that may give the same results with better price :)
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