The MAC sales lady gave me a sample of the ligh plus BB cream. I was hesitant at first since I tried other BB creams before. This stuff is AMAZING! It leaves my skin extremely soft, does not show my pores or redness around my nose, coverage is totally buildable. I apply with the Elf powder brush (see Wayne Goss video on how to apply foundation). If I want more coverage I add a second layer or simply apply my MAC Pro Longwear foundation over the areas that I need more coverage (with my Tarte airbrush foundation brush). I did not think I would like this b/c I was used to covering up my face with heavy foundation. I love this BB cream and highly recommend.
Huh, and i thought that the Garnier one was good enough.
This is the best BB cream i have ever tried!!!
Went to MAC to try pro long-wear foundation, and as the SA was trying many shades on my face in every area, we finally found the right match (NC 25) so as i was removing my make-up, my skin looked red and dry. The SA decided to bring one of their new BB cream to try it on my face. It looked so good, so fresh, so dewy and so natural. so I had to buy it, right? Oh my lord, the amount of money we spend on Make-up
- SPF 35 (very high)
- Perfect shade, at least for me (got this in Light Plus)
- works as a TM and a Primer
- did not breakout from this. Not too oily, not too dry
a lot of people couldn't find a right shade, but MAC will release more colors in the next few weeks.
I cannot talk about this product highly enough! I just can't! I am over the moon about it. I bought it last weekend at a CCO and just went back today to buy out the stock but they were out :( I have oily skin but really oily in the nose and large pores. No major issues to cover up, just the pores and overall evening out of skin tone.
Foundation (even geared towards oily skin) initially looks good on me (with oil control primer) and then my mid day is not good on my nose area and can look thick or sliding off in other areas.
I have tried everything it feels like.
This product, oh my word! It lasts well into the night for me and looks the same as when I applied it in the morning. It is light but buildable and I usually put two layers on (on top of my primer and Clinique pore cream on my nose) and then a powder (plus other face cosmetics like blush).
This is the first time I actually don't dread looking in a compact at mid-day in horror at what has happened to my face. I honestly don't even need to powder. I have rec'd so many compliments recently, which is so encouraging. I love the SPF, the texture of the product, and the finish.
The one I bought didn't have a color listed on it. When I went on MAC's website right now, there are now a lot of colors. I asked the MAC artist on the chat feature and she said the original launch was in the color Light. It is a great match for me (NW20).
If you are looking for major coverage, this is not it. If you want a light product that you can build, does not add to shine, and you can put many other products on top of, I say give it a try!
The best product of all time for my skin. I said good bye to my 50$(cdn) STILA BEAUTY BALM. THANK U MAC. My skin is perfect...healthy, glowy and fresh all day long!
Could this be better? I don't think so. After trying SO many I gave up on this whole concept and thought it was a marketing myth. I've tried. Bobbi Brown, EL, TF and Dr. Jart. This is the only one that looks like what I wanted, a TM with a high SPF. It is SPF35, that is darn high. I am NC25 and went with the golden Light Plus, still a bit light on me, but gives decent coverage that will even out your skin but not cover acne, etc. It feels great and supposedly has a primer built in, if that is possible. I have dry skin and it has enough moisture for me, and as I want for this as few steps as possible that is great. My skin is dry so don't need powder, stays on long, dewy type finish, and high SPF. Late to the game but worth the wait. Was told med. skin tones were coming out soon as I see many comments below about no match for higher than NC25. There will be a good six colors at least, and I find it absolutely offenisve to offer one color, or even two, Dr jart offers ONE, and it's gray.
I'm an avid MAC fan and having read the great reviews on MUA, have been trying to get hold of this product in the UK for months. Finally, I managed to find it in stock at the online MAC store for £22 and eagerly awaited it's arrival! What a disappointment! I ordered the darkest shade available (Light Plus), however i still found it too pale and left an almost chalky finish, certainly not the dewy fresh faced look I'd hoped for! For reference, I'm about an NW22 (I normally mix NW20 and NW25) and would say this shade is more suited to paler complexions, maybe NW15-NW20. I have quite sensitive combination skin and I found this product accentuated dry patches which I've never found to be a problem with my normal mac foundation (studio fix fluid). I was after a lighter coverage for day wear but found this to be too sheer for me and will definitely be reverting back to my Laura Mercier tinted moisturiser in future!
this is my first bb cream and it is everything i had hoped. it provides spf protection and has the perfect amount of coverage. even though my skin is generally spot free, i tend to be a little ruddy across my cheeks and nose. this provides enough coverage to even my skin out, and also acts as a great base for other makeup. i use this with tarte blissful cheek stain and my skin looks super healthy and fresh.
Really great product! Mac foundations tend to be too heavy on my skin.
I enjoy fresh, dewy, light coverage. I am an NC-20, and use Light BB cream. This is an exceptional product that provides the perfect amount of coverage.
Works well on all skin types and stays in place all day. Color selection could be better, I live in California and in my area most women would benefit highly from medium shades up. Get it together
I am skeptical about this product's status as a BB cream, (since it doesn't have a huge assortment of magical, trendy, pseudo-scientific ingredients that make impossible claims like reversing the aging process) but I am a believer in this product as a medium coverage foundation with a better than average broad spectrum SPF. Packaging is okay- it is a squeeze tube with a tiny orifice for controlling your dose. The actual product is thick for a liquid foundation, and the coverage is opaque. If you want to use this as a sunscreen, you'll need to apply liberally, and I'd really recommend a brush for a natural finish. Otherwise, just use a moisturizer with SPF, and use this product to touch up the areas on your face that need brightening or smoothing out. This product also has good staying power, even after working up a bit of a sweat. My only complaint is the pitiful shade selection- no options for darker complexions, at all. Really? Get with it, MAC. It's nice that you promote the line using multicultural ad campaigns, but they're just lip service when you only offer three shades of Caucasian for your latest bandwagon products. Still, if you fit into the tiny range of shades, and are looking for a smooth-finishing, medium coverage foundation with good longevity and a proper SPF, I'd recommend this product.
Extra-Light is too dark for NW10's.. it also turns a funky peach shade after a few minutes.
What the hell, MAC?!