I JUST bought this foundation today and I am obsessed!
I am in love with the gorgeous dewey finish that it brings.
I feel like it is a little sticky when you first put it on. If you're planning on putting more than one layer on, I suggest letting the product dry first, and then reapplying it.
I am a huge foundation junkie and i only purchase the best kinds. This a perfect foundation for those days that you want to feel natural but also stunning.
I wouldn't recommend this foundation for anyone who has exceptionally oily skin. I have combination/dry skin and even I had to set my foundation with a translucent powder. I could also see this foundation as something more suitable in the summer time and I'd probably go with something full coverage and heavier in the winter.
I would generally say it lasts about 5-8 hours.
I thought that the price was very fair seeing as how most foundations only have 1 oz and this one comes with 1.7 oz for 27 dollars. The large size was tempting. You could get 4 oz for only 33 dollars!
If you've got decent skin and are looking for a light/medium foundation with a gorgeous finish, this is it for you!
I loooooove this foundation amazing if you want a dewy look. My only problem with it is its very light coverage as its a water based foundation so I have to wear it on top of another foundation. But if you warm it up in your hands it does become thicker. Overall I would rate this a 5/5!!!
Everyone was so excited when this hit the counters so I just had to get a sample to try. I have to say, I'm not impressed at all. In fact, I'm disappointed. I applied this with my fingers as instructed. I tried rubbing it into my skin, pressing it into my skin, I even tried stippling it with a synthetic brush. It gave me no coverage at all I was told that the coverage is build-able. Even after a couple of layers, I just felt that the product was thick and sticky but still a sheer coverage. I set it with a Mineralized Skin Finish hoping this would remove the sticky feel but instead made the product look textured on my skin. I tried Fix+ to calm this down. In the end I just removed the product all together. I still have the sample left and will research some tips and/or tricks to make it work. But as of right now, I wouldn't recommend this product.
I love this foundation great for everyday use, it agrees with my skin no breakouts.
I always thought I needed a thicker foundation to get coverage. But this foundation taught me otherwise even though it's thin and looks more like a tinted moisturiser it actually provides good coverage and is buildable.
The price is amazing for the amount of product that you get. I wear a C5/6 depending on the time of year and set with mac msf in medium deep, it has good durability.
The only thing I don't like about the container is that the product can leak into the lid.
This review is mostly a tip. I'm a first time buyer and was warned this foundation can "turn and spoil." I bought a 1 ounce container with a squeeze top from a storage store and put in about 1/2 an ounce, and stored the remaining 1 1/2 ounces in the fridge in the original bottle. My house is not air-conditioned and it can get pretty warm some weeks in the summer. I'm 65, fair NW20 so got N1, reactive skin normal-dry but gets dehydrated, have some sun spots and redness from mild flushing rosacea, but generally I have pretty good skin for my age. I like this foundation, especially the finish, and hope it will stay on my face longer than the LM TM which quickly slides off and disappears in the summer. I've always used a SS under my makeup so the lack of one doesn't bother me. I put a light dusting of Pur or MSF in Light Plus over my T zone.
I have a love/hate relationship with this foundation. Its more like a tinted moisturizer without the SPF. Its water based so its a MUST that you shake shake shake that bottle! I store mine in the fridge so i think its doubled its lifespan, my previous bottle didn't last as long. If you are looking for something to even out your skintone this is it, very little coverage. I can't even really get away with using this anymore as my go-to foundtion because it won't cover my melasma spots but this was my favorite for years, I just wish it had a little spf. That being said, this is great for photography esp. outdoor. Looks amazing. it also works great in summer on normal/dry skin because it just lasts and is water resistant.
I currently have C1, C2 and C4. I mixed the C2 and C4 in summer so that my face matches my body when i have a bit of a tan.
The larger bottle is great, epecially if you use every day. I have used this several ways: my fingers worked best for the coverage i was looking to achieve. I have also used a flat top brush and a stipling brush with success. If you need just a little more coverage you can also layer and I think its been said here, but its best to apply one 'layer' then wait until it sets, apply a second, etc. I also like this with a powder and without.
Im a fan of this foundation. It works great for my normal to dry skin. I love the finish of this and always get complimented on my skin with this one. Its very light but evens out my skin tone and gives me a very fresh appearance. There isn't a lot of coverage from this foundation so i recommend it for individuals with fairly good skin already. I apply this with my fingers and find it looks best when done this way. However, 2 big things to be cautious about. 1. Because of the dewy finish, during the day be ready to powder every few hours as it can lean to the oily looking side. 2. Have a good cleanser and wash your face really well after wearing this foundation as it does tend to clog pores. I take quite good care of my skin but did notice that compared to other foundations, this does clog quite a bit despite the lovely finish. My sister is very low maintenance in the skincare department and hated this foundation. I on the other hand love it.
Finally found my holy grail of foundations! Definitely buying again and again, in a bigger bottle next time!
I bought Mac face and body after trying to find a foundation for my dry skin. I have a few premature wrinkles around my eyes and sometimes get flaky skin on my nose, and my skin is just dry. I always put on moisturiser and my skin just sucks it right up and asks for more! I recently tried moisturising straight after a bath while my skin is still wet and it helps a little... but 5-6 hours later, my skin will be dry again. I always have problems with foundations drying out my skin even more, looking patchy and uneven and settling into the lines around my eyes.
Before trying this product, I had tried all manner of bourjois foundations, rimmel and maxfactor foundations, various clinique foundations, a clarins foundation in a red tube (I forget the name now), and more recently I tried NARS sheer glow, and No 7 lift and illuminate. This foundation trumps them all! (The No 7 lift and illuminate is pretty good, especially for the price, but the colours don't really suit my skin tone that well.)
This product doesnt dry out my face at all! I'm so impressed. I decided to try it without putting any moisturiser on before hand, which for me is a huge thing. Normally if I did that, my face would look dry, wrinkly, and flakey. But this stuff just went right on and stayed dewy looking. Not oily, just a slight sheen, very natural looking. It doesnt settle into lines, gives only a little coverage like a tinted moisturiser, but is extremely easy to build more coverage with a couple of layers, especially with a stippling brush. Doesn't look greasy at all, even on my nose (which is the oiliest part of my face) and after wearing it for a full day, I can say that the staying power is great.
The squeezy bottle isnt the most attractive packaging I've seen but it isn't messy at all if you use it carefully. Just tip it up, squeeze gently and a little bit comes out....not much harder than using a ketchup bottle, I dont know what the problems that some people seem to be having with the bottle are all about....
ITS AMAZING IF YOU HAVE DRY SKIN
i think im nc35-40 in mac foundations so they lady at the counter matched me to a C5 in this. i think its just half a shade darker then me, im probably an c4 but once i have it on it gives a nice sunkissed tanned looking glow which looks great for summer. its light and easily blendable and has alot of pigment in it. in the winter id prob be a c4, but i like the tanned look in summer. i set it with a powder so considering i get a shiny t zone during the day it was fine and manageable. it doesnt give a matt finish, but i dont use alot, so i dont get all oil slick which some people probably do. i dab the oil off once in the afternoon and its fine...i would by this again, as it gives a lovely glowy golden enhanced look to my light brown skin!
I bought into the hype of this product last summer, and as soon as I could I ran to my nearest MAC store to purchase it. While it is a nice sheer but buildable foundation, it just does not have the staying power for the summer months. And if you have oily skin just forget about it, it stays on for a max 2-3 hours at most. While I've heard that this foundation will match most skin colors, I just couldn't find one to match my light olive tone. And I noticed tiny bumps on my cheeks two weeks after using this product. So I wouldn't recommend this product to people with acne prone skin.