If you have oily skin do not buy this!! It will get super cakey. If you sweat it will desapear. Do not recommend
After numerous trial and error. I've settled on NW45. I think it matches ok. The foundation itself is ok. I like it and I only have to it touch up once throughout the day.
This powder has amazing coverage and lasts most of the day, however, every time I use this I end up with an overly powdery face, even after fix plus spray. I wish this looked more natural
Wow! Love this so much, I think I have it in the C4 and it's perfect. Whether you want to just sweep it over BB cream or tinted moisturiser to create a day time look with good coverage or whether you want to apply it on top of Mac Studio Fix Fluid Foundation, either way it creates a flawless finish. I was considering buying the mineralise skin finish instead of this one, however, I was reassured by the lovely staff at Mac that with this coverage, it would not disappoint. It certainly has met my expectations, I cannot believe I waited this long to get it. I just apply it with my multitasker real techniques brush, super easy; super good coverage!!!!!!
I wear this over my BB cream. I adore this powder. Always great coverage :)
I first bought this about two years ago. I loved it because it kept me matte for most if the day. But lately it is not as good. I think my skin is getting used to it. I won't repurchase it.
I was matched with NW20, although I'm usually NW15, but that's fine, I can keep it for summer time when I'm darker.
I do like the coverage, I have yet to find a powder foundation that covers this well, and the fact that it's matte after application.
What I don't like is that it doesn't stand up to oilies at all! I had to blot a few times within the past 4 hours, with my liquids I only have to do this once. So it sucks at oil control.
It doesn't separate or anything, still looks good after blotting.
I will not buy a different shade, because I don't seem to do good with powder foundations, they all make me oily.
I've been buying this full-coverage foundation for years. I love it and I'd not know what to use instead. So many shades to select from and the coverage is great. I prefer to purchase online as shipping is free and the MAC store near me is always too busy.
I have been looking for a foundation that requires very little blending, covers acne scars and does not oxidize on the skin. This does all that! I have used so many foundations from high end brands like dior to lower end like revlon, and none have had the full coverage I desired, except this one. This is very matte, as in 1950s matte. But that is what I love about it, because throughout the day when your skin secretes its oils it mixes with the foundation and you get a nice dewy look, as long as you don't sweat a ton it should look the same on you as it did on me.
I usually use quite heavy moisturizer because I have dry patches on my skin, but I cant use them underneath this foundation as it will make this look unbelievably oily after two hours, that's why I gave this a four rather than a five. I use a mattifying moisturizer instead and that seems to
keep it from going oily for a good 4 to 5 hours. Because I don't use a heavy moisturizer during the day now because of this foundation, I use a really rich night creme and lots of oils to keep my skin soft. Also I find when wearing powder foundation, exfoliating really well makes it look so much smoother.
I usually use this on its own, but sometimes I will apply a liquid or cream foundation underneath and use this to set it.
I apply using my dior full coverage powder foundation brush and apply it in circular motions blending down into my neck.
UPDATE****: I have decided to give this a three as after about a month of using it daily I have got those makeup bumps (not pimples) under the skin, I think it is a result of clogged pores. Yet, I double cleanse my skin at night, and I still get them. I think you have to use a primer with this to act as a barrier so the makeup doesn't secrete into the skin
-buildable to full coverage
-very matte appearance
-easy to apply and blend
-***if skin gets oily or sweat, the product separates, melts and gets incredibly cakey
-thick feel, can also look quite fake, not that "your skin" appearance
overall, i will use this in the colder months when im not going out for a long time, because if my combo skin or hot weather start to make my face sweat, this product is a cakey mess.