I had been searching for a tinted moisturizer at the change of the season here in Houston because between winter and spring/summer, my skin tends to get very dry, flaky, and reactive. I had a jumbo sample of Laura Mercier's and really liked it, except that the price was a bit much. I tried MAC's and was advised, in store (at a Macy's MAC counter) to get the medium, but after applying it outside of the department store's lighting, I felt the medium was too dark, but the light was too light. Instead of running out and purchasing the Light, I decided to wear it for a while to see how my skin responded.
After 2 weeks, I figured that was enough time to gauge my skin's reaction and all was going well. So, I purchased the light and I just mix the two together to get the perfect shade, and as summer approaches, I know I can just adjust accordingly with my skin tone. Since I have freckles that will burst forth in summer splendor (sigh.) it really helps to be able to custom blend. I know many of you may think that's pretty expensive to go that route, but I have tried many TMs over the years and this is the ONLY one I have stuck with for more than 3-4 uses.
My skin is very sensitive and so far, it's been fine, and I like that it doesn't really add a lot of moisture, because I found with the LM one that alone, it wasn't enough moisture, but with my regular moisturizer, it was too much. This is just right. I moisturize with FAB 5-in-1 cream and also have used it over FAB ultra-calming cream when I did an evening-only no sun protection needed application and it actually worked really well with the emollient factor of that thick cream.
On days when my skin is still showing up with dry patches here and there, I prime with LORAC's Aquaprime, which actually does a great job of keeping those areas calm throughout the day as well as extends the life of the TM. I apply with fingers, and use a foundation brush to blend around the hairline and down my neck. I then set with MAC's mineralize powder in light-medium.
I'm super pleased with this product and will keep buying it!
I wanted to love this product as it was easy to apply and balanced out my skin better than any other tinted moisturizer I've tried. However, it made me break out :(
I kept wasting money on MAC foundations, but they never matched me right so I gave up and got this in deep dark. I love it! My skin isn't horrible, but I feel like I need something to even out my tone. This works! For special occassions I mix with my Nars Sheer Matte or my Revlon Photo Ready for more coverage, but MAC got it right with this one. I set with my MSF and I'm good to go. I don't really like to look to made up and this gives my skin the balance it needs. HG for sure!
This is an amazing sheer foundation. It looks like my skin, but better- smoother texture, even skintone etc... It's labeled as a tinted moisturizer, but it provides no moisture whatsoever, which is great for us ladies with oily skin. I don't wear foundation on a daily basis, but I reach for this when I want to look more polished. It is fast and easy to apply, I never have to worry about a streaky finish. I've been using it for several months, and although I don't use it everyday, it has never broken me out. The only downside is the color selection. There is a big gap between the shades, and they run light. At nc40/42 I use this in the dark shade, the next shade up is deep, nothing in between.
It works great as an everyday foundation and feels very light on your face. Its not as cakey as a foundation but not is unnoticable as the cheaper tinted drugstore moisturizer it just perfect. Would reccomend it to someone who thinks less is more.
I love this so much. I don't know how I didn't know about this. My skin is too sensitive and oily to use regular foundation, so I figured this would be good for me. It has SPF 15, which I try to look for in all skin products. It works wonderfully, and it does a really good job at concealing darker spots. I have fairly clear skin with occasional break outs, so I don't need a whole lot of coverage. I lik the packaging because I just put a little bit on the back of my hand, and I use the MAC 187 brush to apply it. It looks really good and it makes my skin look refreshed. The price is awful, but it's sooo worth it. This is coming from a broke college student. It's worth the splurge! Of course I would buy it again. I'm going to. Btw, I use it in dark, which isn't really dark haha.
This is my new go-to foundation. Before I stumbled across this, I had a hard time finding a foundation that looked natural on me.
The coverage is sheer but it makes my skin look amazing and evens out my tone. The end result is that I don't feel like, or look like I'm wearing makeup.
I actually liked this product to a certain degree....It was oil-free ( a necessity for my combo/ extremely oily face), it smelled great AND had SPF, all pluses. The only problem (FOR ME) was that the formula was rather thick, and I did have a great deal of oil on my face, BUT not as much as if I used a product that was not oil free. This TM is definitely buildable and I can see it getting cake-y. For me, washing all of my make-up off at the end of the day was ALWAYS the first thing on my mind because I know how MAC products can be on your skin :/
This is my HG foundation! I gave it a 4 overall bc of the limited colors- as a WOC, I find it hard to blend sometimes on ppl w yellow undertones. The price is fine, but if you have to mix like I do, $60 is a lot to shell out! However, bc I only use a pea-sized amount of each shade, it lasts a loooooong time! Will definitely purchase again (especially now that there is a shade extension for me!!y
This is a really good tinted moisturizer. I like it a lot better than Laura Mercier's, and it's a lot cheaper.
I have a bad history with MAC face products. The Studio Fix made me break out really, really, really badly and The Studio Fix Powder I love, but it does break me out if I wear it every day. So I was expecting this to break me out, but after wearing it consistently for over a week, I am happy to say that it did NOT, not even a little bit! :)
The girl at MAC told me to get the Light shade, as I do have fair skin, but I think I really should have gotten the medium, especially since Summer is coming up. But I'll deal with it, it's nothing a little bronzer can't fix. :)