This foundation is by no means a HG foundation for me. It is however a solid, staple foundation and one that I seem to go back to time and time again.
For my combination skin, it works well. I use NC44.
I will either apply it with a stippling brush more a more flawless, airbrushed look or use a sponge and apply it lightly.
If you have really oily skin and hope that this foundation will work on it's own, you're not in luck. The skin can still get shiny at the end of the day if you DON'T powder it.
I would recommend a translucent powder to set the foundation after you apply it. For really oily skin, try Kryolan Anti-Shine Powder. For more coverage, powder with Studio Fix Powder or another brand pressed powder.
With combination skin, I can get away with just powdering my t-zone or on cold days, I can wear this foundation on it's own.
When it does mix with the skin's oils, it does tend to oxidise and go orangey in colour. I find that most MAC foundations do this. I tend to carry a little powder compact and touch up on the go to prevent my foundation from doing this.
If you are on the drier side, I actually would not recommend using this foundation unless you apply MAC Fix+ to the skin after.
For the price and the colour range that it offers, I think this foundation is good.
I'm trying to find a replacement foundation for Estée Lauder's Double Wear liquid foundation since they both took away my shade and changed the formula so I bought this. I'm happy with the formula and coverage (medium to full). It's easy to apply and to build up and I like the wide range of shades they offer. Sadly, it doesn't last as long as the Estée one, not nearly. I have to reapply in the afternoon if I want it to look as good as it did in the morning (in the t-zone). I'm not sure if I will repurchase, I guess my search for the perfect foundation continues.
Really good coverage, stays for a long time. Great for oily skin, as it has a matte finish that doesnt go shiny after an extended period of time. For me, I don't need to put a finishing powder on top, because it sets just fine by itself. Reasonable price for the quality of the product.
Only bad thing is the smell - too "makeup" smelling.
I went to the MAC store and wanted something that would give me a done up finished look. I was committed to using the MAC Mineralize Foundation, which is a mixture of powder and foundation, but the make-up artist suggested I try the Studio Fix Fluid. This product works well, especially considering this was my first fluid foundation. I use loose powder over the foundation if I want to tone down the look. The product is a bit heavy and doesn't include a pump. The price wasn't bad either: $27. I'll continue using the product(still kind of early; I've only used it for a few days now, but so far so good).
This is a great foundation, like many have said.. but it does tend to oxidize on the face. My shade in everything else MAC is really an NC20, NC 25 in the summer, and when I put on the NC 20 it looks great initially and a perfect match. However, a few hours later my face is darker than my neck. So I bought NC 15 over the strenuous objections of the MA who insisted it was too light, and it is at first, but later on it's perfect. I apply it with the 187 brush and get so many compliments on my skin! My one complaint is that I think it should come with the pump, but I bought one that I switch around to whatever bottle I'm using at the moment.
I love this foundation! It is very creamy which works well with my dry skin. In the past I tried powders and mousses that really didn't work for me and I was anxious about trying a liquid, but it is beautiful! I first got 'NC15' which at the time was the palest shade available, but as I am very fair I went back and purchased the foundation in 'NW10' when MAC released paler shades. This shade is perfect for me and has lovely pink undertones which I have naturally. It goes on very well around my eyes and cheeks, and makes my blusher look stunning! The price is okay at around £20.50, a good foundation is always around that price. Would definitely recommend and buy again and again!
I purchased this foundation a few months ago and haven't touched the bottle after wearing it 3 times . The product is very heavy , and has a strong chemical smell. The Mac girl matched me as a NC45 , it was the best match compared to the other shades I tried but it still seemed off, it was too orange even before it started to oxidize . I keep it for emergencies or when my sister needs to use makeup but I would never use it again on my own face.
I was in need of a new foundation, and I had never gave MAC foundations a try (I only use their concealers). The lady at the counter asked what I was looking for, matched me with my color, and let me on my way. The first time I wore it in natural light, I realized it was very yellow for my skintone. I can be anywhere from NW15 to NC20, and I got this in NC15. I have a very pale complexion, so it's hard to find a foundation to match my skintone. I decided I would wear it anyways, and was very pleased with the results. It covered my birthmarks and rosacea well, and didn't melt off throughout the day. After about a week of using it though, I realized that I was beginning to break out. I'm not the type of person to get acne very much, only the occasional pimple. After 2 weeks of using this product, I had broken out so much, I had no clear patches on my face. I absolutely adore this product and it covers so well, I just wish it didn't break me out like it does. It also would be nicer if the pump came with the foundation instead of having to pay extra and buy it separately.
I went to the MAC counter and had one of the girls there pick out the foundation that matched my complexion and undertones the best. Of course in the store it looked good, although their closest shade for me was a little too dark (NC 44) but it was full coverage so I purchased it anyway. 2 months later I was tired of noticing a way darker face than my neck so I gave up on this foundation. This is a great, thick foundation, but they just don't have a shade that matches my complexion well. NC 44 was too orange/dark for me. I have yellow undertones and NC 42 was too light. I gave it a lower rating because it's not oil free and I had to purchase the pump separately for $6. $27 foundation should already come with a pump in my opinion.
I love this stuff. I am a foundation lover and love trying new foundations but this is one of my all time favorites. I love the strong yellow tones in this foundation. I have tried drugstore foundations but they all run beige and do not compliment my skintone whatsoever. I have normal to dry skin and am not acne-prone. I like to use this foundation daily because it is the perfect color match for me, I am an NC40. I wash off my make up religiously and have not experienced any breakouts from this foundation, thank god! I think anyone who is acne-prone should stay away from this foundation because it is pretty thick and it just might irritate your skin. Overall, I love this and am on my second bottle. Wish it came with a pump and I did not have to purchase that separately.