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on 7/5/2016 5:11:00 PM
More reviews by giulidb
Skin: Oily, Olive, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
I had a horrendous experience with this product. I had a long talk with a girl working at Mac all about my skin and my make up routine etc so when she recommended this I assumed she knew exactly what she was talking about. Essentially I have oily skin with some dry patches around my mouth and nose. Usually make up doesn't really affect my skin, as long as I have a good beauty routine and wear minimal make up everything is fine! This product was supposed to keep my face matte and ensure that my oily skin didn't cause my concealer to slide so essentially it was supposed to make things even better! Instead, every inch of my face that touched this product became more and more oily and broke out horrendously. For a while I thought it could be something else, other make up or a hormonal/stress issue. I slowly cut a number of products out of my routine until this was the only one left so I am 100% that this caused my break outs. Even aside from the breakouts, this product didn't impress me at all. It didn't do what it was supposed to, I always felt like it had already disappeared off my face after an hour or two and it didn't control my oil at all. Considering the price (which in my opinion really isn't cheap) I wasn't happy at all. Perhaps it would have a more appropriate and more lasting affect on dry skin.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 3/17/2016 11:08:00 AM
More reviews by Sophia93
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
A more 'natural looking' product from the range but still feel look very made up! I love a healthy glow and a good highlighter but don't like to look too caked on.
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on 3/17/2016 10:09:00 AM
More reviews by LeighS
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine
I really like how this makes my skin look. It is a great match for my pale skin. Unfortunately it has the distinction of being the only MAC product that has ever broken my skin out! My skin rarely reacts to products so I was very surprised. I use the Medium/Dark as a bronzer and that has never affected my skin. Disappointed.
on 12/17/2015 2:19:00 PM
More reviews by elisjem1987
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
Bought this powder over a year ago. Don't use powder everyday, but time by time very frequent (more during the winter season/spring). This is so far the best powder that I came across. I use this powder as a sort of foundation as well, not as a additional product. It sits great on my skin. Where other powders make skin feel dry, this makes it feel good. My skin can still breath. It doesn't give me pimples or whatever. It suits both my summer and my winter skin (not that I get an enormous tan). The package is amazing. Have been carrying it along with me in many bags, other packages of eyeshadow, blush or whatever haven't survived. Have dropped it as well, again it survived. It is a bit pricy, but well, for a product you can use for such a long time and that's so good, you have to pay that price.
on 11/13/2015 8:47:00 PM
More reviews by Dunjerk
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
I'm actually really impressed with this product. I have combo skin with an oily t zone and dry areas on my cheeks and chin, and I find that this product works for both problems. Normally, I stay away from MAC since their products break me out, but I've been using this for about a week and my skin is ok. Pros: - natural finish; doesn't look cakey at all.- you can build to medium coverage. - beautiful sheen without looking glittery or greasy.- doesn't break me out (although those with talc allergies should stay away).- can be worn on its own, or used as a pretty bomb setting powder for an airbrushed look. - lasts almost all day on its own (8-10 hours) but doesn't extend the wear of foundation for me. - doesn't dry my skin out. - for fuller coverage, spray brush with water before applying. Cons:- limited shade range. Since you can build it up fairly well, there need to be more shades to accomodate all skin tones. I'm between medium and light plus, so I use light plus and deepen it with bronzer... easier than the other way around :) - even though the coverage is good, if your face is a different tone than your body, you might need to use bb cream or something underneath. - doesn't extend the wear of my makeup. - controls oil fairly well, although not as well as the MAC blot powder. I use this with a dense kabuki brush and press it into my skin. I use either my Real Techniques buffing brush, or my Tarte kabuki. Avoid swirling with this product if you have dry flakes! I'm completely indifferent to the packaging. It might be a bit big if you want to carry it around, but I assume there's also more product in there.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 5/12/2015 8:38:00 AM
More reviews by bonepalaceballerina
Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I love this product so much, especially with the new packaging. I have very sensitive skin and this is the only powder I've tried that doesn't make my skin look and feel horrible once I take my makeup off.I use it primarily as a setting powder over a BB cream or light foundation. Light plus is ever so lighter than my skin tone, but as my BB cream is a tad too dark, it balances out nicely without making me look too ghosty. It makes my face feel velvety to the touch and keeps the shine at bay.
on 4/5/2015 3:56:00 AM
More reviews by cookiealatini
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
it looks like mac takes in mind MUA's members!!this magnificent powder NOW with a great box and a mirror!!the product is superb, very lightweight, adds light coverage without caking and GLOWS without glitter !i mostly use it as a setting powder, or over a bb or a tinted moisturizer.as lots of members mentioned, watch out for your matching color.it usualy is lighter than you expect.and mac sa's aren't always helpfull with this.i am an nc20 (and less). i was advised to buy the medium plus!!!!! thankfully to myself i desided not to and initially bought medium instead, in the loose form.even this was darkening for my skintone but it will be alright for the summer when i darken some tones of my makeup.so i keep it for summer and yesterday i went back to these nasty sa s and bought the light plus compact without permission...this really works for my tone and it s lovely.i ll also have it in my purse for little touch ups, along with a small mufe kabuki brush (in a small purse),don t throw away the plastic dome shaped cover. keep it to protect the mirror and use and use a very soft brush (like a kabuki).edit: a great way to use it, using it as foundation, is with moisted brush. just spray a fix or some water on a kabuki brush, swirl over thw powder and apply on skin. VERY natural, velvety result, still lightweight, but more coverage.
4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
on 2/11/2015 3:16:00 PM
More reviews by Drawmeapainting
Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Other, Straight, Fine
I've been eyeing this for awhile now but I couldn't justify paying the price for it when I was fine with the powder I was using from Milani. I received some gift cards for Bloomingdale's so I decided to go ahead and try this.After comparing swatches online since I don't live anywhere near a MAC counter or store I decided that even though I am quite fair, Light Plus would be a better match than Light. By some miracle, I was right and Light Plus is a great fit for me. It seems to me there is a decent shade range and even the medium shade seems a little light. I'm not sure of how efficiently the range covers deeper tones though.I use a duo fiber powder brush to sweep this on gently to set my foundation. It is light in texture but does add some coverage and gives me a demi-matte finish. It doesn't look cakey at all. I really enjoy this and can even dab on some concealer and buff this in with a kabuki and be okay for minimal makeup days. In summary, it blends beautifully and lasts all day on me and I have oily/combo skin. The velvety texture sets my foundations perfectly and doesn't add a heavy layer. You get 10 grams of product and I think with even everyday use it'll last a long time. I will repurchase this when I run out.
on 1/10/2015 4:40:00 AM
More reviews by Ehg23
Perfect! I use it to set my make up everyday and it lasts me six months plus. You can layer it up to help with contouring. This shade goes perfectly with Mac nw15 studio sculpt or YSL fusion ink BR20. The packaging is great I just wish it had a mirror!
on 7/17/2014 1:10:00 PM
More reviews by harrisonfjord
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm
This is my HG powder. I have combo-oily skin, so my cheeks are always dry and my T-Zone is an oil slick. This powder is not the most amazing for oil control, but it's other properties are so great I continue to use it. It makes all of my foundations look amazing (even drugstore foundations) and gives my skin an airbrushed look despite my obvious breakouts. The packaging has been updated to include a mirror now. I was initially worried about the shimmery finish drawing attention to my oily skin, but I find that it makes me look healthier and less washed out than most matte powders.
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