Turned my chronically dry skin into an oil slick!
I have terribly dry skin. I have a constant struggle with dry flakey patches on my face. After reading the reviews, I thought this foundation might be perfect for me... wrong!
When I first applied, I thought this might work. It left a really nice dewy finish. Two hours later, I looked at myself in the mirror, and was horrified to see my face was an oily mess! The first time in my life that I looked oily! I used toilet paper to blot it from my skin (which removed most of the product - bright orange on the paper too, this oxidized like crazy)
Day two - I applied VERY sparingly, thinking I might have used too much. I set with a matte powder and went about my day. Again, two hours later, it looked like I spread butter all over my face!
Won't be repurchasing.
I like this foundation but it's not one I would purchase. I got a sample at my MAC counter and have tried it out for a few days. It would NOT be good for people with oily skin or acne. It is kind of a thin liquidy formula that smells like citrus. When you put it on it blends into skin easily but does not cover much. The finish is dewy and it looks very natural. I set it with MAC MSF Natural and it gave it a little more coverage. This is more like a tinted moisturizer for me and I prefer thicker coverage so I won't be purchasing but nice for people who like light coverage. Also it is extremely similar to MUFE Face & Body. continued >>
I recently purchased this foundation in C6 after recovering from a terrible breakout after wearing Bobbi Brown Long Wear Even Finish Foundation. I read in other reviews on here that this Bobbi Brown foundation has lavender oil in it, which I am sure caused my breakout. In the past I used MAC Mineralize Skinfinish liquid foundation in NC42/45 and liked the dewy finish it gave me. However, I never really felt like I could get an exact color match and always had to buy both NC42 and NC45 which can get expensive!
I decided to take a chance and buy C6 online based on pics and reviews. I am so happy I did! The color match is perfect for me! Since it's so light my skin can still breathe even with a finishing powder, and I haven't gotten any new breakouts. I have oily skin, so I use a loose powder to finish and haven't needed to reapply throughout the day. The amount of foundation you get for the money is awesome with the larger 120ml bottle. I like the squeeze bottle much better than the pump on other MAC foundations since you can choose exactly how much product you want and get all of the foundation out of the bottle.
Other reviewers have commented on having difficulty using a brush with this foundation. I use Urban Decay's Optical Blurring Brush which amazingly blends this foundation with a stippling application. I also don't need to use as much of the product (only one layer) with this technique, and the effect makes it look like I'm not even wearing foundation. This is absolutely my HG foundation.
I like the coverage of this foundation as it's light and I can build up the coverage if needed. I can also layer on concealer where needed and my whole face doesn't look heavily layered with makeup. I've never tried it on my body though, so I can't say how well it holds up.
This product was recommended to me by my friend who is a makeup artist. I love it and here are the reasons why - 1. The packaging is great it allows you to squirt out the exact amount you need, better than a pump or any other type of packaging I have seen. 2. The price is great considering the amount of product you get. 3. The color blends so well 4. It's great for people like me who don't like thick cake like foundation 5. My skin absorbs it really well, it looks dewy after. The only negative comment I can make is that it took me a while to get the hang of how to apply it. I can't apply it with a brush, it just doesn't work for me. I just apply with my fingers. If you do a single layer the coverage is very minimal, so I let it dry and add another layer. You just have to play with it to see what works for you. It's a great buy, my favorite MAC foundation.
I really like the way this foundation looks. I prefer wearing a sheer foundation during the day. This looks perfect, gives your akin a lovely healthy glow. Looks quite similar to the make up forever HD foundation. This had much better staying power in the hot summer months. Only problem is I can't use this. It makes me skin get small whiteheads everywhere just have a couple of days. So won't be purchasing again. But would highly recommend trying this, see if your akin can handle it.
I have used foundation make-up since the 11th grade and I am now 50. I have tried EVERY kind out there in EVERY formula. This is the best I have come across. Color match is great. It lasts and looks natural. Not good if you need full coverage but othewrwise do yourself a favor a try this out. I never thought I would have a HG foundation. I still deal with oily skin but a bit of Mac Blot Powder and I am good to go. Visit a Mac counter and have them try it on you. That is what I did and about 3 hours later I went back and bought it. I could not get over how good my skin looked and still so natural.
I absolutely adore this foundation. It's one of the few that I've tried that really sinks into the skin instead of sitting on top. My skin is dehydrated, and just drinks this in. I prefer to buff this in with my Real Techniques Buffing Brush. I apply one layer all over my face, then build up a couple more over the center of my face where most of my redness is. There is no caking whatsoever.
The coverage of this foundation is light, but can be built up to about a medium coverage. It'll even out your skin tone but do not expect it to cover blemishes, freckles, etc. personally I love it for that. My real skin shows through. It looks like me, but better. Wear time is pretty great too. If I don't set it, my tzone gets really shiny at about the 6 hour mark. I can powder it and it'll look great for 10+ hours though.
I love the packaging, it's practical and hygienic. I have the newer smaller size, but I still think it's a great deal when you look at price per ounce.
The only reason I don't use this every day is because sometimes I can't be bothered to build up the layers where I need it, then conceal what's still showing through. A lot of days I'd just rather slap on something more full coverage and be done with it. I always regret it when I catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror though. After wearing a foundation that just disappears into the skin, it's very hard to like the way others look on you.
Important: This is a water based foundation! So be sure if you wear a primer, it's water and not silicone based, or you'll get a weird patchy application that slips right off.
LOVE THIS!! Looks very natural, one of the best foundations I've tried. Have to say you have to have pretty decent skin that needs just a little covering for some redness and blemishes..Doesn't cause breakouts- just amazinginess! Oh and works very nice with mac creme blush!
I love this foundation. It is great for a person who doesnt need heavy coverage and would like to even out skintone minus heavy foundations. The foundation applies sheer but can be layered. It looks greasy at first but dries matte. It lasts all day and would be great in the summer since it is light and waterproof. I love how it looks natural.