I love this product. It feels light as air and the lightest colour, which is what I use, is a perfect match to my skin, but the next colour up would also work. Just one note of caution: It does not provide enough sun protection, according to Paula Begoun. So I use an SPF underneath, which bugs me a bit because I have REALLY OILY skin and that just makes it oiler.
Still, I love this product and will continue to buy it and use it, even though I have many bottles of high-end foundation still unfinished. In my opinion this product is more comfortable to wear than a regular foundation, the colour doesn't oxidize, and so it's my HG product from now on.
I like this stuff a lot. I've been looking for a good tinted moisturizer for a while (been using CG Smoothers before this) when I finally broke down and tried MAC's. I love how it provides me with just enough coverage to cover redness, but it doesn't look like I'm wearing a mask full of makeup. I'm starting to love the natural look (a 100% blemish free face is not natural in my opinion) I also like how it doesn't feel heavy or greasy. I wish it lasted a bit longer though.
I'd recommend you wear a moisturizer or primer under this though as it doesn't seem to be very moisturizing. Also try using a stippling brush, it applies it very evenly and you don't need to use as much product so it lasts longer. Overall I'd buy again, but if I find something cheaper (at $38.50 CDN this stuff is on the steep side!) that I like I would switch for sure.
Better than any foundation I've ever used! Tinted moisturizers provide a much more natural look than regular foundations or concealers. I use this every day on my red nose and chin area and it gives me great coverage and a super blendable texture. Does not smudge or come off during the day, its my favorite. Would totally repurchase!
This is thr first tinted moisturizer that I have ever tried. I have this in light/meduim and it has a yellow undertone which does not match my neutral undertone but because it is a tinted moisturizer I can get away with it. I put this on with my fingers and I think it is the best way to apply this but even with fingers it is still hard to put this on evenly. I wear a moisturizer under this as it is not moisturizing at all. It has a horrible chemical smell and it might have broken me out but I can be sure because my skin has been acting crazy lately. The only nice thing about this product is that it has nice coverage, but becareful when I say coverage I mean enough color to cover mild redness and nothing else. I have to set this with a mineral powder or it will look greasy after a while. It is abit pricey but it lasts a long time. Overall, I have mixed feelings about this and I am not sure if I will buy this again.
I have the MAC Studio Moisture Tint in Medium, and love the
dewy finish. I use it over moisturizer (Clinique DDML). Great color match for me most of the year, yellow-toned. Very pretty! I'd rather have a TM without sunscreen though (chemicals). (MAC NC25-30) Update: Nov 2011, the dewy look is not lasting all day, but turns matte and not so good looking. Will not repurchase.
I have this in medium, the color is nice but it makes my skin super super dry (does not moisturize at all) and it breaks me out very badly. I had cystic horrible blemishes nothing I have ever had before. I stopped using it and they are slowly improving but even after almost three weeks they are still visible. I will never use this product or any other MAC foundation ever in my life, who knows what they put in it. HORRIBLE. I have been using the tinted Kiehl's, so much a better product and same price for much more product.
I really don't like this tinted moisturizer. It's more like a foundation; however it doesn't have the coverage of a foundation but yet you don't get the dewey moisturizing characteristics of a tinted moisturizer either.
I've always used elizabeth arden tinted moisurizer and the coverage is fine and it smooths across my face and blends really nice. This is not very moisturizing and sinks into my skin in the spot where it first touches my face and refuses to blend or smooth across my skin. I don't know how something can be called a tinted moisturizer when it doesn't moisturize at all.
It basically reminds me of the cheap liquid foundation I used to buy at the drugstore in junior high. I bought this so that I wouldn't have to put moisturizer on before foundation for work but I have to put moisturizer on and then this immediately after in order to use it.
* Good coverage for a tinted moisturiser - it's more like a light foundation. Evens out skintone, covers some blemishes but not my redness/broken capillaries around my nose. Never mind; that is a job for heavy duty concealer!
* I have dry combination skin and this makes my skin feel really lovely. However, I usually apply moisturiser every day before my foundation, and with this I can't because it becomes very hard to blend and rolls off in clumps. This may be the cause of the blending issues some people have had. BUT - applying this without any moisturiser is completely fine and does not make my skin go dry or flakey. It is hydrated and soft.
* Colour wise, there is not much choice - not as much as MAC foundations, but about the same range as drugstore brands. A shade in between light and medium would be fantastic.
** Overall: Best coverage I've found in a TM, makes skin soft, but it is expensive.
I was really hesitant to buy this...my last MAC foundation experience ended rather badly (i.e. cystic acne eruption), and I was prepared to return it the next day...
but it's actually great so far.
I've been wearing it for about four days now, and no sign of a pimple, cystic or otherwise. It is definitely on the heavier side of a tinted moisturizer, though, so if you're looking for something really light, pass on this. It feels like a very light foundation, really.
Coverage is buildable; it won't cover pimples, but it did cover up the acne scars on my cheeks very well. It also evened out my skin tone, except for the redness around my nose (which I wouldn't expect it to-that's more of a concealer job).
The product itself rates at about a 4, in my opinion. The reason I give it a 3 is because of the price. For a tinted moisturizer, it's quite expensive. But then again, I've been out of the higher-end brand of foundation buying circuit for about a year now-I'm used to paying $13, TOPS, for a face product.
Bottom line: if you are looking for a lighter alternative to a foundation, but want the security of medium coverage, this is probably something you should look into.
Used with a powder over the top and this stuff is brilliant... but don't cry or wear sunglasses, it comes straight off and you get weird patches. Colour wise I use the palest one, I think the coverage is really good considering it's not actually a foundation. Gives you that little bit of confidence, as its not quite like you're going without make up.