MAC Matchmaster SPF 15 Foundation

MAC Matchmaster SPF 15 Foundation

3.7

468 reviews

60% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.4

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.4

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

(Original formulation - September 2011): ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Octinoxate 3.40%, Titanium Dioxide 1.00% INACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Butylene Glycol, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Dimethicone, Magnesium Sulfate, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lecithin, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Algae Extract, Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Dipropylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Laureth-7, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Dimethicone/Peg-10/15 Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/Peg-10 Crosspolymer, Peg/Ppg-18/18 Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Dimethicone Silylate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Silica, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Chloroxylenol, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, [ /- Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288)]

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Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Straight, Other

Eyes: Brown

Well I will admit i would never consider trying any MAC face product again because ive tried a concealer and hated it. I wasn't that into the brand to begin with. the formula of these products just makes my sinuses act up.

Anyway, i was actually given a bottle of this foundation in shade 4.0. ..Great, a free full size foundation, i was thankful! So i went on to try it later. I strongly believed the shade itself was going to match my.skin well just by looking at the product. At that time, my skintone was at its lightest, im in between the light (not fair) & medium category, im also neutral undertone. Being hopeful, it didnt turn out to be the one....so close !!! Ended up looking a bit orange/red-ish even in sun light. I was a bit bummed out but i figured i could MAYBE blend in it better just by tanning a bit more.

The smell is also too much to handle. My eyes water, get red, and i start sniffling. I really like the feel of it though, its creamy, blendable.. which means a little goes a long way to apply, doesnt dry out my skin, its non cakey, i noticed my pores disappeared, too! It definitely doesnt make me oily either. Feels very supple.

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on 4/30/2017 1:33:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

My first MAC foundation ever. Bought the shade no. 3.0 and it is a wrong color for me, I could do 2.0 but the MAC girl insisted that I'm a 3.0(they don't carry 2.5 in my country) it turns out a tad bit too orangey on me but once applied, the foundation kinda adapt to my skin tone but you can still tell at around my neck area that I'm wearing foundation. It's like fake tan effect.

Love the consistency-very gel like, love the nice semi-matte finish, for me this is a solid medium-coverage, long lasting, the glass packaging comes with a pump like Fix+... nothing really bad to say about this foundation except for the blending part. I have to work fast with this foundation as it sets quite rapidly and if you are a sloppy blender you will find streaks on your face, so it requires attention.

I use both RT sponge and round kabuki brush to apply this foundation, both methods work fine but with the brush I get more refined finish. Just buff it in in circular motion.fast.

I think this foundation is suitable for combo-oily skin, i usually finish my makeup at 8.30 AM and by 10 AM I have to blot my T-zone already, but with this foundation I do my first blotting at around 12-12.30. I don't really need mattifying primers to use in combination with this foundation.

A dupe for this foundation would be Maybelline Dream Satin Skin, both have similar consistency and veeeery similar finish, but MAC feels lighter on the skin.

Would purchase it again and get the correct shade this time.

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on 4/18/2017 6:32:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

MY HOLY GRAIL FOUNDATION! It applies so good, sets perfectly in my skin and lasts aaaall day! The shade 1.0 is PERFECT to my skin and I think it looks natural on me. I have nothing bad to say about this foundation! I did a makeup look in my aunt a few days ago (she is about 50 years) and she looked 10 years younger with it, but still natural!

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on 1/27/2017 3:03:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

So I decided to try this foundation on the rec of the MUA at the MAC counter instead of my usual SFF because she said it mimics undertones (I've been wearing NC30) to provide the perfect color for you, oxidation is minimal, if any, and it's full coverage. Well I found none of those claims to be true and in all my years of using MAC I have to say I absolutely HATE IT and will most likely return. I have combination skin, with semi-oily forehead and cheeks...An hour after I put it on my skin is orange - this is the issue I had with SFF - I would look like an oompa loompa by day's end - who was mortified was me...perhaps I am not being matched correctly...I have strong yellow and pinkish undertones (if that makes sense). I wanted to try NC25, figuring it would oxidize to a nearly correct shade. To aggravate matters I have Melasma on my forehead and cheeks. This foundation does nothing to conceal leaving me very self conscious. My skin is changing as I age (mid 40's) I need something full coverage but not masklike (tried ELDW Maximum Cover Camo and DW in bottle - I prefer Camo but it leaves my face looking really dry) - Anyhoo, sorry to ramble but this foundation just does not do it for me. I think it's best for younger skin with very minimal flaws

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Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I have a tonne of foundations..thanks to my product ADHD syndrome....but if I could ever afford one..this is the one that gets my vote. I reach for this more than any other... as it can transform me into semi decent...even even I am my most troll like.

I love the consistency, finish and wear time on my 41 year old combination skin. I get great coverage with just 1 pump.


For reference.. I am an NC42 in the Prolongwear...and use 5.0 in the Matchmaster.

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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I have combination/oily skin, and i really hope this foundation will work beautifully, but.....not really.
Great coverage and gives a nice glow in initial application, but at the end it will dry your skin, cling to dry patches, makes pores look bigger, flaky, just not beautiful at all.

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Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I have dry/combination skin and was recommended this foundation by the girl at the MAC counter. this foundation gains its name as it is supposed to adapt to your undertone, hence the removal of the letters N, W, C and simply using numbers to classify the shade. I have a neutral undertone anyways and it did appear to match well but I am not the best candidate to test this for the undertone properties.

This foundation when first applied, has good medium coverage and leaves a nice matte finish. Unfortunately, as the day went on, it started to cling to my dry patches and lose its coverage. I tried various primers and powders with no luck. This foundation also felt like it was clogging my pores and just looked awful by the end of the day.

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on 7/12/2016 1:11:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

In my 26 years of existing I have not found one liquid foundation that makes me look like Snooki from Jersey Shore with all the yellow until I found this. I love this foundation I really do. My skin is so pale and the 1.0 fits perfectly with my complexion. There is one problem I do have.... I am acne prone so I do worry about that sometimes. So what do I do.. Look like I am from Jersey Shore? Or Maybe break out?

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on 7/10/2016 7:35:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I have this foundation in shade 03 and hoo boy it looked scary dark in the bottle! I purchased it for the summer months when I tan (imperceptively, but it does happen!) slightly and my other foundations (Nars, MAC Waterweight and AlimaPure) are too pale. However, the foundation really lives up to its promise. It does blend wonderfully in with my neutral/cool ivory skin shade and now that I have acquired a bit of sun, my skin has a lovely pale golden shade with this foundation.
I have a combination skin, oily t-zone + dry cheeks + "normal" chin and temples. This foundation lasts all day on my chin, cheeks and temples and requires two touch-ups for the t-zone. The overall finish is matte, slightly luminous and semi-full coverage.The colour does not change during the day and impressively, it stays on in relatively good condition even through a 10 km jog. Respect.
The reason why I won't give it full points is in the blending. I use a Real Techniques foundation brush and have tried a BeautyBlender, too. However, it takes some serious, unhurried effort on my cheeks to get an even surface as it tends to suck itself in to the drier skin the moment I touch my brush to my cheek. It seems to cling to every dry bit of flaking skin, no matter how small, so I wouldn't recommend this for dry skin. But with the right moisturizer and a bit of concentrated effort, the results are worth the trouble.

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on 6/14/2016 7:40:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

2 years ago I took a class with a mac makeup artist. she gave me great advices and ending up following her routine. Just had a few days ago, a make-up class to brush up my skill. and of course happened what had to happened and was offered to follow a totally new routine. oh la la - we love Mac make-up artist! saying that I do love all the new advices and following with great pleasure my new routine. this foundation is doing well to my skin indeed but I am also using a Mac primer and the adequate brush which I think help the routine but not my wallet 😉

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