|Would buy this product again.||75%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette Eyes: Black
This foundation has a very beautiful finish. It looks very dewy and glowy and natural...unless you over apply, it never looks cakey. The coverage is very light but imo, enough to cover pores even out skintone. The reason i'm taking a lippie off is that this foundation doesn't set. After 10 minutes of applying this, it still feels wet on my face and starts to look greasy after an hour. The only way this works is if I use a silica powder setting powder (MUFE hd powder or coastal scents silica spheres) on top and that controls the oil. No other powder I've tried has worked to keep this foundation from looking greasy for 5 hours.
Never the less, it's still one of my favourite foundations, I will repurchase. Its extremely expensive...yes you get 4 times the amount of a regular foundation, but this stuff is so thin and liquidy, that you'll probably use up 4 times as much Face and Body than you would any regular foundation so it balances out. I'm not a huge fan of the packaging...It looks a bit cheap and the squeeze bottle is hard to control and get out just the right amount. I'm NC20-25 and I got C2 which is a pretty close color match
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is amazing! I really do need more of a medium/full coverage foundation, but for when my skin is looking decent in the summer months I love this with some concealer.
I have dry, acne prone skin. I am roughly NC27/30 and bought C3, the match is literally perfect for me. I prefer to use a buffing or stippling brush with this, as opposed to my fingers (which a lot of people seem to prefer).
It gives a dewy finish at first, but once it sets on me it is very natural. I can't feel it on my skin which is honestly the best part. It lasts all day also. It transfers a bit but not a lot.
This is also a GREAT deal for the amount of product you get for the price.
I also have sensitive acne prone skin and this has not broken me out. Overall, I will repurchase this and it is my new go-to favorite summer foundation, or the one I use on days where I can't bother to do a full face. Just slap this on and I still look natural but get a bit of coverage and evenness. No complaints here.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
After using Double Wear Light from Estee Lauder for many months, I decided to try this out for summer to have something with much lighter coverage. This foundation is perfect for someone with pretty good skin who just want to even out their skin tone. The coverage is very sheer, almost like a tinited moisturizer but it is buildable. This will leave a very dewy texture on the skin without powder but will set to a natural finish with powder. I really like this foundation. I just don't like the sticky feel of it if I don't powder. Color wise, this is perfect for someone with a strong yellow undertone, which I have. I wear C4 (and wore number 3 (after tanning) or number 2 in DWL). A drier skin will like this because of the moisture but an oily skin could wear it if worn with a primer. This foundation also photographs beautifully.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I got this at Argentina and it was quite pricey.
I like this foundation altough the colour I got C2 it's slightly dark.
At first I didn't like the fact that it takes a couple of minutes to set on the skin and it looked shiny (because has a lot of water in it) but now I really like it, it gives a very natural coverage and makes your skin look quite airbrushed.
The problem is that I find it transfers quite a bit.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I've tried this foundation and have to say that it isn't for women who need moisture. It seemed to cover well, but again, if you need moisture, especially in the winter, I wouldn't recommend it.This would be ok for the body and teens who are on the oily side.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Unfortunately this foundation just did not work for me. I have combo to oily skin and whilst I loved the coverage and how easy this was to blend (I'm looking at you, pro longwear) I was an oil slick within an hour and it started to slide on my face within a few hours and look patchy. Dewy never looks or stays dewy on me unfortunately so I would not rec this foundation unless you are on the drier side. Honestly would have loved it if the finish had been matte. Really disappointed!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I've had this for a week now. I did have problems getting the correct color at first. I'm NC42 and the sales people at MAC kept insisting that I use C6 which was too dark for me. It looked like I went bronzer happy and honestly, I'm dark enough as it is so why on earth would I want a bronzer gone crazy look?! I finally went back to the MAC store for the 3rd time and insisted on getting the C5 which, as I always thought it would be... perfect. I've had it on all day in 85 degree weather and it's stayed on just fine. I have combo skin and while my t-zone could use a little bit of blotting, that's all that is needed. I've been BY the pool with the kids splashing me and the foundation didn't come off so it looks like it's water resistant enough. Tomorrow I will be at an amusement/water park and see how this holds up after that. If stays on, well, I'll have to bump this up to a 5 rating.
My application: I washed my face, put on spf15 Olay moisturizer and let it soak in. I then applied this with a stippling brush, waited a couple of minutes and then reapplied some more where I needed more coverage. While it didn't completely cover my freckles (or, gasp, age spots!) it did cover my dark under eye circles, slightly reddish nose, and fading acne scars. I was worried about what other reviewers have mentioned about a tacky feel but I don't really feel that. It feels just fine on my face after a long hot California day.
I like how much product you get for the price. Overall, I'll probably be purchasing this again once it runs out unless the MUFE Face and Body beats it out (I'll have to try that one next).
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I bought this a couple of weeks ago as I had been looking for a light-weight, comfortable foundation that wouldn't melt in the heat of italian summers. This is exactly what I wanted: easy peasy to apply (I just use my fingers, spreads nicely and dries quickly); light coverage, although if I let it dry I find it layers quite well; natural, skinlike look, with just a little sheen to it. I usually go over it with a translucent powder just to mattify a little and to help it last longer. I have oily skin which combined with summer sweating usually makes me look shiny after a couple of hours, but I was pleasantly surprised with this: it still looks good after a whole day. I use this combined with the moisturecover concealer and I find they work well together. I chose colour C1 and even when I am a little more tan than usual the coverage is so light that it allows me to use it, I just top it off with a little bronzer.
all in all I am very well pleased with this product and I will repurchase when I finish it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Dark, Neutral Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have been meaning to write a review for this product for a while, and i LOVE IT!!!!
The price seems a little ridiculous when you first see it ($32 in the US), however, this bottle is 4.0 oz and it will last you FOREVER. I have been using it everyday for about 3 months now and I am just now making a dent in it (I have about 4/5th left). So don't let the price get you down, you will use this product forever and ever (and if you dont use it everyday, put it in the fridge so it doesnt separate too much and go bad).
As far as application goes, there are numerous ways to put it on depending on the coverage that you want. For the most coverage and a "dewy" look you should use a stippling brush, i put it on a CD, apply some to the brush and stipple it on to your face. You can add more coverage where needed. Some people use a sponge, I like this technique as well and even though it is a water based foundation and it will absorb very quickly the finish is AMAZING, and it allows you to apply heavier coverage in certain areas if you need to...but im a sponge girl in general. I also like to apply it with my hands, and then go over any spots that need more coverage with sponge and/or my concealer (MAC studio finish). The product "wears" best when it is warmed up, so rubbing it into your skin will give you the best coverage and make it look the most natural. Afterwards I will dust it with my Mineralize Skinfinish Natural...and my skin looks like my skin, just wayyyyy better. If your skin gets oily (which it will be more likely to do so with this foundation) I like to use a makeup sponge (the one I suggested you NOT use to apply the product) or go over with more MSF. Also...this product is virtually undertone free, I know that a lot of foundations can make you look too pink or orange, as long as you dont get a shade thats too dark or light (which can make you look muddy) it will mute your skin redness and not show up pink/orange/not natural on your skin.
I have pretty good skin, with only minor scaring from really old acne, and this makeup is amazing. I can put it on alone, or apply a little concealer on the spots i need to and my skin looks great. I have sensitive skin and I can sleep in this makeup and it won't break me out, it also doesnt seem to settle into pores.
Overall, probably one of the best foundations I've ever used, and if you dont need super coverage this is perfect for you bc it looks exactly like your skin just way better. I hope this helps!
UPDATE: I have been using this foundation FOREVER (almost a year) and i have more than half the bottle left, I am tempted to go buy more just in case some disaster happens (would they ever stop making it?) its still flawless application, and fingers are still the best way to put it on, ive even bought baby wipes that i ONLY use to wipe the makeup off my fingers. i really suggest that everyone that wears foundation have this in their makeup kit, its priceless in my mind. also, if you find that you cannot finish it fast enough, place it in your fridge and save keeping, it doubles the shelf life of the product. This is usually my cooler weather foundation bc my skin gets soooo oily in the summer...so i only reach for it sparingly when its super hot (unless im plan on being by the water...its great water resistant)...so i pop it in the fridge...and anytime i need to use it i just shake it up.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Relaxed, Coarse Eyes: Black
I like the finish. I like that it is very light and is good for days when you feel like you wouldn't want a heavy cover. However, it doesn't cover my dry patches even after a few layers. Otherwise, I have very dry skin and it goes on really nicely and lightly.
Its not that expensive but neither is it a bargain. Its an okay price I would pay for a foundation. The bottle is quite large as well and would last quite a long time. Packaging feels a bit cheap but is the normal pouring style for liquid foundation.
I probably wouldn't buy it again because I'd try something else. My HG at the moment is BB skin foundation and this just isn't as great.