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on 8/26/2007 11:02:00 PM
More reviews by Sayers
Skin: Normal, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I had to give this another go so I after a long chat with a MAC SA she gave me a huge sample in the shade N1 which is THE perfect color. I test drove this setting it with powder and holy cow it looked amazing. Somehow it isn't breaking me out this time. My skin is pretty good but there are days when I want a tad more coverage and 2 coats of this is cover enough. I can skip moisturizer with this but even with Embrolisse it looks great also found that a flat top brush works best. Oh and buff it in, seems the more you buff this stuff the better it looks.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 8/26/2007 4:18:00 PM
More reviews by misstayva
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
Man, oh, man. Where do I begin?I was first introduced to this stuff through a makeup artist I frequently worked with. I've always been a cream foundation sort-of gal, so when I saw this and the consistency of it, I thought, "OH NO!" I thought it was going to be this sheer foundation that was going to do nothing but sit on top of my skin and show all my little imperfections. When I saw the end result (before powder was dusted on), I was more than amazed. It's amazing-- how a foundation so light and thin-- could even out my skin tone so well and make me look like I had a full-coverage foundation on my face. A little goes a long way with this stuff. I also find the price ($30, I believe) to be more than acceptable, being you get quite a lot of product in the bottle.Unlike the other MAC foundation products, I didn't have ANY pore-cloggage or funky irritations with this one. Nothing but glowing, radiant skin. It's like the real me, but much better!The coverage can start out sheer, but it's easily buildable. Once the makeup sets it looks gorgeous! I love the way my skin feels every time I wash it off. Not sure what the ingredient contents are, but my skin always feels silky and moisturised. One thing I have found is an oil-free moisturiser works better with this (my HG is LUSH Dream Cream-- the combination is far too oily and slippery). It's especially nice with a good primer underneath (I use Smashbox Photo Finish). I use this all over my body, as well (not on the tattooed spots, at least). I have a bit of scarring on my legs that's hung around for many years-- they tend to have small red blotches on 'em, and this sorts 'em right out. I usually don't use a moisturiser on my legs prior to application-- just to make sure the colour grabs on. It does a magnificent job of moisturising them, I think!I think this is the best foundation MAC makes, hands down. There isn't a wide range of shades available, but I feel that this stuff is very versatile. Working on photoshoots, the MUA used the same colour on four different girls with varying skin tone and it flattered us all. I've been matched and re-matched with MAC's usual palette of colours and have never found a suitable match, until I tried this stuff.Go on, treat yourself!
16 out of 16 people found this review helpful.
on 8/26/2007 3:16:00 PM
More reviews by blackeyedgirl
Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure
I got a sample of this foundation and immediately fell in love with it. I am NC42 and the C5 F&B is the most accurate colour match I have found to date. The consistency is thin and takes some getting used to. It also sets quickly so you will need to apply it quickly. I have tried applying this with my 190 brush and with fingers and find that the brush gives the most natural effect. Coverage is sheer and the finish is flawless and dewy. Oily girls may want to use a dusting of powder over it to cover shine even though it does not need powder to set. It photographs beautifully, with no ghostly whitish cast as there is no SPF in the product.This would have HG status if the coverage was a little better but I can see I will have to buy another foundation to fall back on for bad skin days. For this reason, I do not recommend it to those who need medium or heavier coverage. You do get 120ml of foundation instead of the usual 30ml so I consider it good value and it comes in a hygienic squeezy bottle. Edit: I finally bought a second 187 for foundation and it works so much better at applying this.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 8/10/2007 12:05:00 PM
More reviews by greenparkranger
Skin: Normal, Tan, Not Sure
This foundation has beautiful finish, not matt, not shinny, but soft satin texture. The color has lots yellow in it and great for redness in the face. If you have uneven tones in your hands and arms, it's perfect for covering it up as well. It's my staple foundation for sure.
on 7/20/2007 11:58:00 PM
More reviews by catwoman1275
Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
I used to use Make Up Forever's face and body foundation because it is waterproof and sweatproof, but I discovered this and I like it better. It costs less, there is a MAC store 10 minutes away (this foundation is not available at MAC counters in department stores, it is only available at MAC stores and online) and the packaging is better; the plastic bottle and the nose-like opening allows you more control over how much comes out. My only complaint is that it doesn't give very good coverage.
on 6/30/2007 4:15:00 PM
More reviews by missm88
Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm
Hair: Red, Wavy, Coarse
wow i love this foundation! after fighting frequent battles with breakouts, oiliness, lack of staying power i decided to switch from a variety of liquids (laura mercier,vincent longo, virtual skin, traceless, tient idole, colorstay, almay w/kinetin) to mineral foundations. i tried bare minerals and l'oreal bare naturale. bm broke me out and looked metallic/shiny and the bare naturale was never the right color. then i jumped on the tm bandwagon - loved tarte so, but the silicones broke me out.decided to pick up mac f&b after talking at length with my hairdresser. the color matches great! i am copper red hair, green eyes, but greek and irish heritage so i have very pale yellowish undertones. c1 matches my skin to a "t". the product is *very* watery out of the bottle. you need to shake it reallllllly well, then pour slowly, and spread quickly. it dries fast! so you do not have a lot of time to work with it... once you master the application, you set with a very light dusting of powder (i use the 'mineralize' by mac) and voila! even skintone, natural airbrushed finish, light-med coverage, but not cakey at all. more coverage than a tm i'd say...the bottle is huge and the product is so liquid-y that i bet it will last a very, very long time. i used maybe the size of a nickel to do my whole face. love the tiny nozzle tip. could apply with a brush or sponge, but i'm faster and more accurate (and use less product) with my fingers...my skin is normally on the sensitive yet oily side. but this has pretty good staying power so far. i will update if i start to break out after using this. highly recommend. will def repurchase.
on 6/1/2007 11:25:00 PM
More reviews by when_in_hell
Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I purchased this after it being recommended to me by an MA at the Boston store. While the color matches my skin tone much better than many of the other MAC foundations (which I find to be generally too orange), the foundation was overall disappoiting. It seemed to clump up in random areas of my face and didn't blend well at all. I tried applying with a sponge, a brush, my fingers, NOTHING worked. It has a watery consistency in the container but for some reason just sticks to the skin and doesn't want to blend. I found the finish , which the MA described as "dewy," as waaaaay beyond what I would consider dewy and straight up shiny, making me look grease-tastic unless I layered on more powder than I would have liked to. It did nothing to even out my skin and mask the redness i get around my nose during the course of the day, and still felt awkward and heavy on my skin. MAC is a great company, but I find their foundations lacking.
on 5/25/2007 1:33:00 PM
More reviews by sisterdes
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
Originally when I bought this, I tried it briefly thought, ew watery greasy and doesn't cover! then washed it off and packed it away thinking well, at least I can probablyi use it for my legs or something..I pulled it out of the cupboard a year later, and tried again. I am a fool, such a fool for not giving this a chance. I hadn't even let it set last time. Yes it was watery but this time I applied with a brush over some cover FX foundation primer to guard my skin against potentially icky foundations.. and it layered so that even my breakout looked like good skin! It settled into my skin perfectly didn't highlight my pores, remained dewey and not greasy when it set, and it stayed put. I powdered over top as an afterthought and was slightly disappointed that some of the glow went away.. I didn't plan on doing full makeup as I was just going for coffee and to study a bit at starabucks, but I ended up doing it because I could pull it off with the coverage I got from this! I'll be wearing it tonight..
on 4/27/2007 7:23:00 PM
More reviews by bermudabetty
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
My dream foundation! I purchased this in C2 so that the yellow tone would cover any redness in my complexion. It applies like a dream, very light and natural. The colour is beautiful and leaves a sheer matte finish. It also conditions my sensitive skin. What more could a girl ask for in a foundation? I love you MAC!
on 4/2/2007 1:28:00 PM
More reviews by dobssmd
Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
I have tried all MAC foundations except this one, my standard favorite being studio tech in nc27. I got the c4 in the face and body, and i LOVE IT! I will definitely be getting this again. My skin is combination/oily, and this gives me the dewy look with just the right amount of coverage and without making my face look like an oil slick half way through the day. I put a bit on the back of my hand and applied it with a foundation brush. Kind of watery, but I like it, and it still gives great coverage. Will definitely buy again, although i think this will last for a really long time given the small amount you need and the large size of the bottle!
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