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on 7/11/2018 3:45:00 PM
More reviews by missmanic
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Black, Curly, Fine
This just doesn't work for me. I'm oily, 28 with some texture. As a setting powder over foundation or TM it looks nice initially but slides off my face once my oil breaks through. I have the same result when used as a mineral powder foundation. It's super smooth, blurring and a nice product overall - but if you're oily, I'd keep your receipt to be able to return if it doesn't work for you. PS: Light is super fair and works for me when I'm at my fairest in winter. I'm around N15. NC20 in summer.
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on 7/11/2018 3:37:00 PM
More reviews by chimera59
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Other, Medium
This is one of my favorite powders that has a natural, luminous glow. I prefer the older packaging without a mirror; when it was updated a few years ago the included mirror made it much bulkier. This applies very smoothly and I normally use it to set my foundation. You can also use it as a foundation, buffed on all over with a kabuki for light to medium coverage. I have normal to oily skin and I prefer a powder that isn't totally matte and looks like skin. I would purchase this again and am on my 3rd container of this. For reference, I'm NC15 and can wear the shade Light in the winter and Light Plus during the spring/summer months. I will continue to repurchase this.
on 7/11/2018 2:41:00 PM
More reviews by stream27
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium
I'll start by saying I'm not usually a MAC fan. Anything I've tried from them in the past, I've either ended up straight disliking or finding a dupe for a fraction of the price. This is actually an HG product for me now.My face isn't super oily. I don't end up looking shiny or anything, but my makeup tends to slide anyway, and there's very few face products I've found where I don't have sliding/patching issues. As such, if I wear any type of foundation/bb cream/tinted moisturizer, I NEED to set it with something. What I was on the hunt for was a powder that would set everything and keep it in place, but without giving my face that dried, flat, cardboard look. I have mattyfying powders that keep my makeup in place, but they tend to look rather flat and make my skin look dry.This powder, for me, is fantastic. Sets everything, nothing moves even after a 12+ hour work day, and my face doesn't look like someone sucked the life out of it. It's not shimmery or dewy, but it's also not so ridiculously matte that it looks unnatural. This also gives a small amount of coverage, so on good skin days or days when I'm lazy, I can throw this over some green tinted moisturizer or primer and be good to go. I like to apply this almost like a bake on my whole face. I apply it with a dry sponge all over, pressing it into the skin, let it hang out for a minute or two while I do my brows and curl my lashes, then swipe off any excess with a fluffy brush. It finishes evening everything out and diffuses any texture on my face that my foundation may have had a bit of trouble with. Using this at least 5-6 days a week, it lasted close to three months, so it's a great value and the fact that it's pressed means it's easy to take with you for touch-ups if needed. Also, once I get to the point where it's almost all gone and I just have a small ring of product around the outside, too little to get on my sponge or brush for my face, I also use it as an eye base over primer for natural looks, since it's already a perfect match to my skin tone, and it lasts all day on my eyes too, even though that's not what it was designed for.
on 2/17/2018 5:33:00 AM
More reviews by purplefeet123
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
This powder always seems to emphasize texture/pores on my face that weren't there in the first place. It is not a matte powder, but it does not give me that skin-like finish described by others. It works well with a damp beauty blender under the eyes to set concealer, and I do like the shade (light plus) for my cool pale olive skin.
on 10/23/2017 2:01:00 PM
More reviews by englande
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine
I use this as a setting powder because I wear liquid foundations and concealer often. I really liked this stuff the first couple months I used it. With a light hand, it looks natural and doesn't accentuate pores or lines. I liked how it set my concealer and the color match was perfect. Plus, it wasn't messy! After a while, I noticed reoccurring acne in places I don't normally get it like along my cheekbones. I thought it was because I had been changing my skincare products at the same time. So I ceased with the new skin products and was still getting breakouts. After not using this powder for over a week, the unusual breakouts stopped. Unfortunately, this powder breaks out my skin. I have normal-to-dry skin and I'm somewhat acne prone.
on 12/26/2016 9:24:00 AM
More reviews by EllieRaye
Age: 18 & Under
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
Love this.. I'm in NC 15 in mac I use this for second skin look
on 12/26/2016 1:25:00 AM
More reviews by sakurayama
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure
A gorgeous powder that makes my skin look perfect and doesn't look cakey, with a more natural finish than Studio Fix. It is pricey but I would buy it again.
on 8/3/2016 11:34:00 AM
More reviews by beautybaby44
Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse
I bought my third compact of this back in March, and now in August with use almost every other day, it looks practically untouched. This is great for days where I don't want to spend time blending out my liquid foundation. It gives good coverage and a nice glow without making the skin cakey. When put over a BB cream, your skin will literally just look so healthy and flawless. It's a bit pricy at $37 CAD, but it really is worth it.
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.
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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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