i was excited about oredering this product beucase i thought it would cover my scars and occasional blemishes, and i really didnt think it helped that all all, actually it broke me out quite a bit. i was disappointed because i rarley ever have breakouts and i thought it would make my skin look beautiful becuase of all the great reviews i read about it.
Love this foundation. It's a very thick, pigmented cream that needs to applied with a light hand and lots of blending. I found it gives the most coverage out of all the MAC foundations and even some of their concealers. I actually got this to replace the liquid Select Cover Up. It hasn't broken me out despite that it's has a ton of waxes and is a heavy foundation. I found it's long lasting. You definitely do need to set it with powder. I shade I use is NC35.
I do find this rivals Cover FX Total Coverage Cream Foundation- but MAC ends up being less than half the cost for me. ( Cover FX is $39 vs MAC $18.90- I get a 30% off discount. )
I've only been wearing makeup since I was 20, so I haven't really gone all out on the options, but so far I'd have to say that this foundation is the best. It really does cover up my redness and some of my scars from my acne.
To begin, I am NC 30 w/ normal to dry skin, and I have med-dark undereye circles that are hereditary **yay!...NOT!** I mention my med-dark under eye circles because I only use this MAC Full Coverage foundation as a concealer primer :) I generally wear a fluid foundation as I have used "cream" type foundations in the past and do not prefer the feel of it all over my face, but by reading the reviews here on MUA for this product I was amazed to learn that this product is virtually the same product that is used in MAC's Studio pot concealer. Besides I received this in a swap and decided to try it as a concealer as I received this in NW 25. The lighter shade is preferred as I like my under eye area to be a tad "lightened" and make me look awake. I used to use MAC peach color corrector before I applied my EL Double Wear concealer ( love it) over it, but noticed it made my undereye area look darker as the day proceeded. So one day, I dug this MAC Full Coverage foundation out of my train case and applied it lightly under my eye area w/ a MAC 190 brush...I then let it sit for a minute and applied my EL DW concealer (med) over it...again w/ another MAC 190 brush. Keep in mind I would pat and blend the foundation and the concealer under my eye, not just "swipe" it. After I let my EL DW concealer set, I would give the undereye area a light dusting of LM Secret Brightening Powder in 01, and taa-daa...the results were amazing! My dark circles were concealed, my under eye area looked smooth and bright, there was no creasing, and I looked awake. The results lasted all-day. I highly recommend trying MAC Full Coverage Foundation for concealing or as a concealer primer as you get alot more product for your $$ rather than buying the small Studio Concealer in the pot, besides if you like using this product as a concealer, you just might like it also as a foundation...so therefore it is now a multi-tasking product! Not bad IMO :) I did take off 1 lippy as I am not sure of the SPF or even if it contains any SPF...but overall a great product.
Until i discovered Full Coverage i only ever used liquid foundations as i thought the effect would be too mask-like and my skin is in pretty good condition anyway. But FC really transforms me into a porcelain doll:) I'm a PPP with yellow undertones and my perfect match is NC 20. I apply this with my Becca foundation brush. My skin looks even toned and airbrushed. FC doesn't crease, stays put for 12 hours+ and doesn't look cakey. Highly recommended!
This is a great full coverage foundation. It really does what it says and covers everything. I have alot of redness around my nose and eyes and this covers brilliantly. I have found the best way to apply is with a slightly damp spong so the coverage is not too heavy, also best to use a little at a time as you dont need too much. Photographs really well (A couple of pics of me wearing in profile). This isnt one to go for if you want a really natural look. I wish it wore a little longer, I get some oil in my T-zone after a while hence the 4 lippies. Wish it was oil free.
I've probably spent more than 3 years searching for the right foundation, and always had bad luck. I have a pretty oily t-zone so most things would either slide right off in an hour or pile up on my nose and end up a greasy, horrible mess. Either that, or the coverage wouldn't be enough, the colour was wrong, it smelled bad, broke me out, etc...... I'm verrryy picky with foundation. Which is why I am forever thankful for the day that I walked into MAC and bought this. NW 20 is the perfect match, it covers flawlessly without being heavy, it doesn't break me out (I think it's actually improved my skins appearance), smells fine, lasts long without getting oily... simply, it's amazing. amazing. amazing. I HIGHLY recommend it. :)
Seriously like the best foundation ever. It doesn't cake on or look fake on your skin. I highly recommend this foundation.
LOVE THIS PRODUCT!!! Good coverage and is'nt cakey, which is something hard to find.
I absolutely love MAC full coverage. When I was younger I was always going to the beach and laying out in the sun, and now that I have hit my 30s my skin has a lot of freckles and brown spots. I was looking for a creme or liquid foundation that would cover all my imperfections without feeling or looking heavy. MAC full coverage was able to cover most of my spots and it also did not irritate my sensitive/dry skin. I found that by applying this foundation with a sponge will give you a very thick and heavy look, instead I rub a little foundation on my fingertips and apply it like you would apply a creme, which resulted in a more natural looking application, and if I feel that I need more coverage I use a concealer brush and lightly brush any spots that might need extra coverage. The only negative about this foundation is that they do not offer as many colors. I highly recommend MAC full coverage!
EDIT: I still really like this foundation, however sometimes it is hard to match my skintone. There are days this product will make my face look very light and other days that my skin will look perfect despite the amount of product that I apply. I found Eve Pearl's medium foundation does a much superb job as it looks natural and is a creamier consistency, making it easier to apply.