Been using this since christmas and I do like it but it's not my favourite.I think the secret here is not to use too much, or it will settle into pores and look messy.The gel texture is heavier than a liquid which makes it more moisturising , so I would say this is good for dry skin or for those who want a bit more moisture in winter time I'm combinatin skin, but I wouldn't recommend this for oilies, it would be too heavy..It's not for a natural look, you can tell it's there.It's fragrance free , but there is a smell to it, not a perfumey smell, probably just raw ingredients which I prefer over fragrance anyway Perfuming the face be it in make up or moisturisers is madness too me.Another plus with this foundation , being a bit heavier it's the only foundation I can actually use without an under eye concealer. Just add a bit more under eyes if you need to after you've finished your make up and you've got a concealer with built in spf. I also use this as a concealer with other foundations. .Good spf, contains both titanium diooxide and znc oxide so good UVA protection in this one. Although I wouldn't rely on this or any foundation for spf alone, you'd need to use too much. I wear sunscreen underneath. I'll say goodbye to this for just now as it's spring here in UK, but I would purchase this again next winter..
I went through a good three tubes of this, and for a long time I thought I loved it. I think a lot of it had to do with the colour, which was perfect for me despite my hard to match skin (NC15). I also love the packaging, the tube is so convenient and you can really get to all the product. Now for the bad, this product is a gel formula, which tends to feel very cakey and sticky on the skin, and also as it wore off I found the wear down time made areas around my t zone look awful. One nice aspect about it though is that i found it lasts for ages, you don't need much at all. Also now that I am off it I have noticed a big improvement in my skin, which must have been quite clogged from the formula. I liked this foundation for a long time, and there are certainly worse products out there, but there are also many foundations far better than this. For reference, I now use MUFE HD foundation and like it much much better.
This is the foundation I'm going to stick with for now, but it's not holy grail. It does a good job but it's not ideal for my combination skin, personally. It's buildable and good coverage but ehhh. No complaints, it's just not absolutely everything I want out of a foundation, though I haven't found a better one (yet).
I really can't write much of a review because this stuff turned me orange within seconds after putting this on. I noticed, as with most MAC foundations, that this was like putting paint on my face. It was heavy and gross. I am not a fan of MAC foundations at all. I do, however, LOVE their Prep n'Prime.
this is awsome foundatiion for dry skinned girls like me
it is full covarage and it is dewy but the problem is the colore it is a littel peachy ( i have nc15 )for me although it is been said that this is the lightest mac foundation of all ranges
over all it has great covarage and avery good staying power
blendes perfectly and does not break me out
but unless they have a lighter colore i woud not buy it again
it is a littel pricy at my country around 60 dollres
I loved this foundation! Went to a MAC counter and the girl was lovely. Finally found the right shade NC42. I have really dry skin now that it's going into winter and my skin isn't in the best condition. I really loved how this foundation didn't emphasise the dry patches but really just evened out my skin tone. It lasted for a seriously long time as well without too much shine like I usually get.
There are things I love and hate about this product, the easiest thing would be for me to split this review up into two sections.
Love: It is near impossible for me to find foundations to match my skin but NW15 is an exact match. The squeeze tube it comes in is convenient, and I prefer it to a bottle a pump so I can control how much comes out. The lasting power is phenomenal, I never have to touch up.
Hate: This foundation is so think and heavy that it makes my face look caked and chalky no matter how I apply it. to avoid this and to give my face a glow I mix it with equal parts of Benefit High beam highlighter, this leaves my face looking luminous. The formula is a little greasy for me, I find that it gives me blemishes every once in a while, and it makes my naturally dry skin feel oily.
overall there is just too much I need to do to make this foundation wearable, it is not wearable as is so I probably would not repurchase.
As i have quite dry skin this product is perfect for me! I've wasted so much money trying out different foundations, but this one is just amazing. It has a beautiful glow, stays on all day for me..I had so many problems with the cheaper brands like No7, Maybelline etc, the make up artists never seemed to match the right foundation for my skin, i always ended up looking really orange or too pale. Definitely will be stocking up with these in the future...definitely money well spent. Also, the product will last for ages as you don't really need that much of it (just a pea size will be enough).
This foundation is amazing!!! I've got extremely dry skin and this foundation is more like a gel so it keeps my skin really hydrated through out the day. It makes my skin look completely flawless! I don't think it will be suitable for oily skin but anyone with dry skin looking for a foundation this is it!!!!! At £24 it's a bit pricey but so worth it, I will never be without this foundation!
Coverage and colour - very good. Unfortunately, I could not find a way of applying it - on primed/unprimed skin, with fingers/brush/sponge, with/without powder etc - that could make it stay on my face for more than 2 hours. It does more than sink into my very fine lines and crease - it starts sliding off my face, making it look like my face is coming off. Not a pretty sight. I must mention I have combination skin and that this is the first foundation I had this kind of problem with, also my first experience with MAC products - quite off putting. If anyone has any kind of advice as to what I could do to make this foundation stay on my face - please let me know, as I am quite happy with the look of my skin in the first hour or so after application and I would like to make it last!