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.
I wanted to treat myself to a nice foundation and I chose this one because I read some reviews and it seemed to be good for dry/acne prone skin. When I first put it on I was disappointed and annoyed straight away but after I put a few layers on (its very thin) and blended it properly it actually looked very nice and I am happy with the product. It is very light but you can add more for full coverage. I had little a patch of acne on my chin and it looked okay with the foundation on but it didn't cover as well as I thought it would.
I got the 1.7 oz one and I like it so far. I have an oily t-zone and it doesn't do much for that. I would describe it as a light tinted moisturizer. I really like how this applies, it is very light weight and I don't feel it at all. It doesn't have that great of lasting power either, but idk I still gravitate towards this product.
This is the only foundation by MAC that doesn't make me cringe when I think about it. Probably because it is sheer, is easy to match to your skin tone, and blends into the skin nicely... I have tried every way I know possible to make it last, but the staying power is never great. It is a great value though, will last you forever! I like to use it as a body foundation, not really anything special to use on your face.
This is awesome!! I have very dry skin, and using this foundation gives me a nice, dewy finish.. exactly what I was looking for! Before using, I suggest shaking the bottle.. but beware, it gets very messy because it's a very thin light formula and consistency!
Definitely buildable coverage.. I apply 2 layers.
Foundation for those with already good skin.
I am in C4, which is like NC30-35.
Have been using this product for a year now...I LOVE it. I have really dry skin so I like a bit of moisture on my face. This does NOT look CAKEY and does not dry out unlike other foundations that I have used. This does blend out very well and gives a dewy look however can be powdered down for desired look. Has a medium coverage and if used with a really good brush, the skin looks almost flawless. The only bad this about this is the price however, considering the amount that's in there, I guess its worth it!
I tried this product a few years ago and was not particularly taken with how it applied or performed. I got tired of using heavy foundation (Studio Fix liquid, Revlon Colorstay, etc.) and ordered MUFE F&B on a whim from a blog sale. I fell in love with it, only after seeing myself in a vacation photo taken by my husband. Not tooting my own horn, but I looked good! Make up looked flawless and very natural, like I wasn't wearing any but just had awesome skin. I retraced my steps and realized I had used the MUFE F&B that day and using it exclusively. Ok, that was two years ago. Lets fast forward to today. My makeup began looking not so good and I couldn't figure out why. I was doing the same thing I had done for the last two years. I hated the way my HG foundation was looking (ruddy) and decided I needed to search for a new one. As any good make up junkie, of course I had like 10 other foundations on hand, but none fit the bill. I had fallen in love with the weightless, airbrushed flawless finish of my beloved MUFE F&B. I wanted to find something that was similar. I remembered that MAC had re-released their F&B in a recent collection and decided to give it a second chance. I'm so glad I did. The consistency is a little thicker than I remember and the color was slightly warmer and richer. In the past it was too watery in consistency and had a grayish tint and left me too light and ashy ( reasons why I threw out my initial bottle, the big 4oz).
I purchased the new smaller bottle online from Nordstrom. I ordered the C7 and felt confident in doing so due to the fact that I wear Studio Fix powder in C7. This is the closest color match for my skin tone in any MAC foundation. NC45 is too light and NC50 is way too dark, except in Select SPF. I love the natural finish this gives. It dries quicker than MUFE F&B. It is very easy to build coverage and does not necessarily need to be finished with powder. It wears all day, and my days are long (6am - 6pm, or longer). It's waterproof and transfer proof. I have noticed that my beloved MAC wipes don't always do the trick for removing this, so I have to use two wipes if I do more than one layer. If you have problematic skin, this is not the foundation for you. But if you have slight issues that can easily be corrected with concealer, I would give it a try. It is now my HG! Oh, another benefit, the bottle and applicator. I like that it is plastic and not glass. I'm accident prone and have dropped several foundation bottles my tile floor. The squeeze applicator allows you to control the amount of foundation that comes out of bottle. I use my MAC 187 or 109 brush to apply this. continued >>