Try studio fix first!truts me, wen i 1st went to the Mac counter to get a colour macth the MA gave me this and studio fix in NW50. however, as a novice i didnt realise the importance of mastering how to apply studio fix and couldnt do it properly with the supplied sponge and therefore, i began to use full covergae as my main. i got a bit carried away with the idea of covering my blemishes but BIG MISTAKE! full covergae made my face really shiney/greasy/wax like and no matter how much blot powder i applied it did nt make a difference. It also rubbed off everywhere. I just use it as a concelar now cos thats actually what it is- a compact pot size of concelor IMO. I visited MAC again yesterday and the MA told me to use this as concelar and showed me how to apply Studio fix with a buff brush-much better natural looking coverage!
update 2008: I've concluded that I loathe Mac foundations, they're unkind to skin I wouldn't use this ever again SMH
My HG foundations.It provides full coverage without looking cakey.I have really bad skin with acne scars on my face. This foundation gives me a flawless look without breaking me out. I would definitely repurchase it.The only thing is that full coverage doesn't have a wide range of color. but the MA gave me a pressed powder to go with it and it looks perfect. Great staying power also.I just wait to wake up and put this foundation on.
I got a sample of this at the MAC counter and have been using it for a few days now. I love how they always offer to give you a sample of anything you wanna try out before buying, and the sample is usually pretty generous. Anyway, I have been testing the C40 against my super oily, breakout-prone skin for a few days now, and it has not caused any new breakouts. Like the name, this provides full coverage and will hide the darkest imperfections on skin. Warming a little of the product and applying it with my fingers got me the best blending results, I did not like the finish when I applied with sponges or makeup brush. A little goes a long way, it's best to put on less than what you think you will need, because it covers really well and applying too much will make the face look very waxy and unnatural. NEEDS to be set with powder or it will start to slick off (if you have oily skin) during the day. I am definitely getting this one.
This is an excellent foundation. As the name suggests, it is a full coverage foundation that provides an opaque look. For a sheer look, wet the sponge and apply in a stipling method. I think the problem with MAC Pro products is that they can often be applied wrong, and thus produce less than desirable results. I would make sure that I ask the SA what is the best method to apply the product etc before going home and using it. Personally I think this is a great product, and really good for photo shoots, but I wear this during the day as an every day foundation too. But remember, a little goes a long way! Put too much on, and it tends to make your face flat. Especially true with ladies of a darker colour like me. I am NC45 in this foundation and I think this works better with a latex sponge rather than a foundation brush. Remember to blend, blend, blend for a really professional look.
This foundation offers excellent, long lasting, full coverage hiding every flaw on your skin and evening out your skin tone. However, because of its heaviness, it can cause breakouts and even deep cyst-like pimples if used often. Great for use only on special occasions when you really want to get glammed out and need your makeup to last all day and night, or for covering minor blemishes. I recommend not using it on a daily basis for full coverage.
I have found my perfect foundation! Finally! I have super oily, acne prone, blemished and prone to redness skin. This magic foundation is fantastic! It evens out the redness, covers the blemishes and does not "soak" into my skin like some other foundations have done (even Revlon's ColorStay eventually soaked into my skin.
LOVE IT! Worth every penny. The packaging is not flawless because there is no
mirror in the compact and no place for a sponge (which is how you have to apply it) So...other than that - outstanding product from MAC.
This foundation is actually just a ginormous size of their studio fix concealer...the one in the little pan. It's true! I asked MAC through their live chat!
I dont use this product on my face - Im a studio tech girl. But I do use this on my chest.
I have a very large chest tattoo - it covers 80% of my chest, and sometimes I do have to cover the tattoo up for work and some special functions.
I had to go to a friends wedding and was asked by her to cover my tattoo because her fiancees grandmother was a holocaust suvrivor who gets quite upset when she sees tattoos. So not wanting to offend her I aggreed to cover it up.
I tried so many products and not one looked natural, so I called up the MAC pro store and ordered this in NW15. It was perfect.
It looked natural on, you could not tell it was makeup at all. And it covered sooo well. It didnt even smudge onto my beautiful 50's gown.
Im def buying this again when I run out.
I have just one thing to say to all of you reading this: most of you really need to start reading the description for the products on their respective websites. Number one, this is NOT a concealer! And two, of course this feels heavy on the skin, it's an emolient based foundation that is water resistant! As it says on the website; it is great for print and photography,(hint hint) that's why they don't even sell this at the MAC counters. I do have to say though that this is possibly the BEST foundation created to cover up EVERYTHING! And it really lasts! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!! But I will say this, it is not the best for everyday use..it is a bit heavy, but it is AWESOME for those times when you really want to look flawless!
Incredible product <3
i bought this b/c the studiofix was givign me tiny pimples
it was close to 30 bucks 27 i believe ?
such a waste of money !!!!!!
it loosk so fake and it doesnt matter what u use to apply it with..sponges...brushes it looks so fake and is extremely hard to apply its thicker than the conceler.... actually I USE it as concelor !! its so fake looking and extremely hard to apply a big waste of money even tho i spent 30 bucks and i work hard for my money and dont have much of it i'll probly throw it away...