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on 11/21/2015 12:30:00 PM
More reviews by Glamouraddict019
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
This stuff is amazing. I put my make up on at about 7AM. I get off work at 5 and go to the gym. I play basketball at the gym, get in the sauna, and do other things to work up a good sweat. This foundation lasts me through all that. It's almost too good, as sometimes I have to really scrub it off with my Clarisonic. If I had to list any pro it would be that sometimes I have to mix colors. I cannot even say that is a legitimate complaint because the color range is so wide that it's probably just me and my weird complexion thats really the problem. As far as how it wears...I have oily skin. I get oily throughout the day in my t-zone. When I do get oily, my skin doesn't get greasy with this stuff. Instead it gets dewey, which I love. But it doesn't make me look so dewey that I look like a disco ball.
on 11/18/2015 1:12:00 AM
More reviews by tasl07
Skin: Combination, Dark, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
Overall I love this foundation. It covers wonderfully throughout the day. I have combo skin and this foundation doesn't leave my T-Zone looking like an oil slick. I of course use a primer that matches with this foundation(silicone based), setting spray and blot when I see my nose getting more oily than I would like. I ended up getting this foundation after I couldn't find a match to my shade with studio fix. I'm glad I purchased matchmaster instead because it has a demi-matte finish, medium coverage, has SPF 15, is supposed to absorb oil, and is supposed to refine skin to minimize the appearance of pores and imperfections. I have not had any breakouts thus far and I've been using it for a few months. On a random note I wish MAC would stop going up on the price of their stuff on what seems like a yearly basis but business is business and they provide quality products more times than not...so whatever I guess.
on 10/18/2015 11:28:00 PM
More reviews by Patricia303
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
I am in love with this foundation!!! The coverage is great and it's not like super thick foundation. I use a buffing brush and a little goes a long way. It's great for my super oily skin. I also use NYX matte finishing spray with this
on 10/13/2015 11:35:00 PM
More reviews by prettylights
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I had been using a foundation from a company that starts with a T and ends with an E for years. It was so hard for me to find a perfect match and always felt like the shades were a little off on me despite trying all different types/shades. I have light skin with slightly golden undertones, medium pores, and not too many wrinkles or blemishes so I don't need a lot of coverage - just something to even out my skin tone and hide pores. I finally decided to try out some MAC foundation. First I tried the Mineralize line which was great at first but throughout the day became too dewy on me. Then tried Studio Fix, which was too thick and heavy looking. Finally I tried Matchmaster and fell in love. (I feel like Goldilocks...) The foundation is pigmented but not heavy, has a great semi-matte finish, and looks very natural on my skin. It spreads easily with whatever brush I use and after spraying a little Fix+ it melts right into my skin. I went back to Nordstrom's twice to be matched. First I was matched to shade 1.0 which, with my summer tan, was a bit too light. The 2nd MUA matched me to 1.5 and it works for me now that I have a lingering summer tan but I think it will be too dark in the winter. In the store I thought it looked too orange but when I got home 15 minutes later I couldn't stop staring at my skin - it looked so perfect! The MUA had set it with MSF powder in Light Plus which works wonderfully with this foundation.I don't get blemishes too often so I usually just use an extra layer of foundation if I have an area to conceal but this foundation does not work the best for that - the 1.0 shade looks too light and the 1.5 looks too orange. I think I am going to wind up buying both 1.0 and 1.5 and mixing the two, and perhaps I will pick up the concealer as well for when I really need it.Overall I highly recommend this foundation. I am loving the way my skin looks with it. It does not settle into my fine lines or pores, doesn't oxidize, and keeps its beautiful finish for most of the day. Any oiliness is easily fixed with a light dusting of powder.
on 9/29/2015 2:03:00 PM
More reviews by kristinicolet
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
I was first introduced to this product a couple years ago when I had my make up done for an event (during the winter months) at MAC and she used this foundation in the shade 3.0. I wasn't looking for full coverage but I didn't want light coverage either. This is a really nice medium coverage foundation that is buildable. A few months later I needed to buy a foundation and now it was summer time so I was a lot tanner and I was recommended 4.0. At the time it seemed fine but I really lose a lot of my color during winter so it way too dark to be wearing. This past winter I went to get color matched and they recommended 2.0. It did look a little light but I think it was because of the setting powder she used. I have the MSF Natural in Medium Plus and it helps make it a little darker but not too much. Now I have been using the same shade since then, even though I got tanner. I just applied a little bit of bronzer to help match my neck and body. I tried using what I had left of the 4.0 and it just seemed way too dark, I'm not sure I just didn't get as tan as I did last summer but it didn't work out. I probably won't finish that bottle. Overall, it's good for a medium coverage. Getting the right color can be tricky, it's just trial and error. I will most likely repurchase in the same shade (2.0) when I run out, but I also want to try out other foundations to find "The ONE."
on 9/8/2015 12:58:00 PM
More reviews by Alexandra123Y
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
I am not sure the whole concept of color adjustment works. It took me some time to pick the colour, and still I doubt the colour was right for me. Not too happy about the finish. I am more into light textures and natural finishes. Yet this foundation provides a medium coverage which is quite visible on the skin. My skin looked somewhat mask-like wearing Matchmaster.
on 9/7/2015 11:45:00 PM
More reviews by StupidUserNames
I just finished my bottle and I did repurchase but I decided not to keep it because I was given 1.5 instead of my usual 2.0 now the 2 was great it matched amazingly if I didn't over apply it if I put too much on then it would look orange and you be able to see the line of demarcation. Also I couldn't go overboard with bronzer either because it would get too orange idk so I just used this as my everyday nothing fancy foundation. This has a matte powder finish if you prep and prime before hand and let that completely soak and dry before putting foundation on. sometimes I did have issues with this foundation but it was because of the type of moisturizer and primer I was using. Make sure to just follow the recommendations of the Mac person and you should be fine because this was a okay foundation it wasn't perfect and full coverage and not all concealers work well with this so like I said follow the advice given and it should be good!
on 8/23/2015 5:51:00 AM
More reviews by frannielocks
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
Matchmaster, huh? Yeah, sure....If you're a PUMPKIN. Never has ANY foundation I've ever tried oxidized as bad as this stuff. I looked like an Oompa Loompa! And I have DRY skin too. I must have 20-30 bottles of different foundations, high-end and some drug store, and not one has a color range as bad as Matchmaster. MAC must've hired a whole bunch of people who are COLOR BLIND!
on 8/19/2015 2:09:00 PM
More reviews by MaxStarz
Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Brown, Not Sure
I received this as a sample in a Mac store, in the shade 8.5 which was a bit too dark for me.PROS-Made me really break out -Too expensive-Oxidises very quicklyCons-Feels very light on the skin-Blends well and isn't cakey
on 8/4/2015 4:54:00 PM
More reviews by GuruduLadyPirate
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
Matchmaster foundation provides a medium coverage, lightweight feel that looks natural. You can see my freckles through it. I apply it after my primer with a Real Techniques buffing brush then set with a translucent loose powder. I find that it starts out with a natural matte look but on my oily skin I have to blot 3-4 hours after and it starts to look more like a natural/radiant finish. By the end of the day (12 hrs later for me) the foundation has worn down to more of a light coverage and there is mild caking in between my eye brows and around blemishes. This foundation is $43 in Canada and that's about average for a "high end" brand. Overall I'd recommend this foundation to someone with normal to combination skin who wants a natural looking coverage. For anyone with oilier skin I'd recommend either a mattifying primer or moisturizer first.
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