58%
would repurchase
3.3/5
package quality

price range

description

A modern shine-controlling foundation that provides a natural matte finish and medium-to-full buildable coverage. This modern foundation combines a matte finish and medium-to-full buildable coverage with broad spectrum Spf 15 protection. Applies, builds and blends easily and evenly while controlling shine with a non-caking, breathable formula. Comfortable and extremely long-wearing, it helps minimize the appearance of pores and imperfections, giving skin a smoother and more even look and finish. Available in our most inclusive range of colors.

ingredients

ACTIVE INGREDIENT: Octinoxate 2.50% Other: Water/Aqua/Eau, Cyclopentasiloxane, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Dimethicone, Magnesium Sulfate, Silica, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Algae Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lecithin, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Xanthan Gum, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Methoxy Amodimethicone/Silsesquioxane Copolymer, Laureth-7, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Propylene Carbonate, BHT, Chloroxylenol, Phenoxyethanol [ /- Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288)

Reviews

Reviews


3.0
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3 months ago

I was drawn to this because of its 'shine control' claims. Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be a great deal of that going on here. The pros: it glides on easily and dries to a matte velvety...

About reviewer (797 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Tan, Not Sure

HairBlack, Other, Other

EyesBrown



5.0
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a year ago

As I did for EF Double Wear (I tried nearly every so-called longlasting foundation except the original and best) I feel silly for not having tried this before. It applies and blends like a dream...

About reviewer (472 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinVery Oily, Fair, Neutral

HairBrunette, Wavy, Coarse

EyesHazel


4.0
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a year ago

MAC has a new olive shade C40 which is sorta in between NC25-30 and matches me perfectly. For the longest time I could never find my shade until now. I'm about an NC30 in MAC foundations but the...

About reviewer (168 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinOther

HairOther

EyesOther


4.0
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a year ago

Never had a MAC foundation until now it’s NC 20 I bought it from MAC online and I think it’s a good match. I like the matte texture but I wish I could have gotten it tested for the shade.

About reviewer (84 reviews)

Age56 & Over

SkinNormal, Fair, Warm

HairBlond, Straight, Fine

EyesBlue


3.0
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2 years ago

I received a sample of this in NC12 and it was too bright. Nc12 resembles double wear 1w0? But nc15 is too orange.. couldnt get a good shade match. foundation felt a bit tacky/sticky after long...

About reviewer (23 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinOther, Other, Not Sure

HairOther, Other, Other

EyesOther


3.0
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2 years ago

I got a lot of transference with this foundation (particularly when wearing a high collar coat) so I used up the bottle (will not repurchase) and went back to using EL double wear.

About reviewer (20 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinAcne-prone, Fair-Medium

HairBrown

EyesBrown


4.0
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2 years ago

My current go-to foundation. There's a great range of shades so finding a perfect match is easy enough. Mid-coverage, on the dryer side so I use a hydrating primer for a gorgeous finish. Cons:...

About reviewer (12 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinNormal, Medium, Neutral

HairBrown, Kinky, Medium

EyesGreen


4.0
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3 years ago

Bought this on a whim as there were no compact foundations available at the counter. Here’s the thing - in Studio Fix Powder and everything else MAC l’m NC20. In this l’m NC13 - 4 shades lighter....

About reviewer (205 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinOily, Fair, Warm

HairBrown, Straight, Fine

EyesBlue


3.0
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4 years ago

Been using this foundation for more than a decade. On and off. I use it for some time then abandon it for years and then fall prey to their marketing and go pick another one. And this is a repeat...

About reviewer (40 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinDry, Medium, Not Sure

HairOther, Other, Other

EyesOther


2.0
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4 years ago

So disappointed. I needed a fuller coverage foundation for a special occasion, and spent an hour in a store with huge windows and day light in order to get a great swatch match. I even splurged and...

About reviewer (12 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Warm

HairBrown, Straight, Coarse

EyesBrown


2.0
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4 years ago

I was pretty disappointed with this foundation. I decided to treat myself to a MAC foundation for the first time. I usually use drug store foundations (Maybelline Fit Me) so I thought this MAC one...

About reviewer (550 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinOily, Fair, Warm

HairBrunette, Straight, Medium

EyesBrown


4.0
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4 years ago

What’s great about the foundation range is that I was able to get a good shade match - NC40. When I apply a sheer finish it actually gave me a natural look with my pigmentation reduced. I prefer...

About reviewer (74 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinCombination, Medium Brown, Warm

HairBlack, Kinky, Medium

EyesBrown


4.0
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4 years ago

after having terrible experiences with their Pro-longwear foundation a few years back, i was reluctant to try any mac foundation again. however i kept hearing great things about this foundation,...

About reviewer (15 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinCombination, Olive, Warm

HairBrunette, Other, Other

EyesHazel


4.0
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4 years ago

I gave this another try. It's a bit more reasonably priced than the foundations I am accustomed to buying. NW18 is a great summer match for my cool-toned fair skin. NW15 will be my winter color....

About reviewer (279 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Cool

HairBlond, Wavy, Fine

EyesGreen


3.0
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5 years ago

Everyone’s first foundation but nobody’s last. This thick formula smells like glue, feels like paint but it does offer full coverage. Very vibrant yellow/ orange undertones. No pump but clear...

About reviewer (28 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinAcne-prone, Medium Brown, Not Sure

HairBrown, Curly, Fine

EyesBrown


4.0
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5 years ago

I was so reluctant to get this but after going through around 20 different foundations I felt like I just had to give this a try. I usually purchase my makeup online so I trusted the reviewers...

About reviewer (140 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinCombination, Fair, Neutral

HairBrown, Wavy, Medium

EyesGray


4.0
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5 years ago

I have dry, sensitive skin with a touch of Keratosis Polaris on my face (the chicken skin people usually get on arms and thighs) pretty terrible base to start putting any foundation on really. ...

About reviewer (6 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinDry, Fair-Medium

HairBrunette

EyesBrown


5.0
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5 years ago

This is MAC’s most popular foundation and for good reason. I would consider this a medium coverage foundation that’s very much buildable. Sometimes when I just want light coverage, I'll put a bit...

About reviewer (8 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinNormal, Medium

HairBrunette

EyesBrown


5.0
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5 years ago

New final edit: This has become my life foundation. Nothing I try compares. It is perfection. I have in every shade from NW10 to NW30 to NW42 for real and fake tans. Won’t ever try anything else....

About reviewer (389 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Medium, Cool

HairBlack, Straight, Fine

EyesHazel


5.0
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5 years ago

Shade: NW10 MAC Studio Fix is criminally underrated, in my opinion. It's marketed as a full coverage, matte foundation, but can be used in a variety of ways. It can be sheered out or build up...

About reviewer (16 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinDry, Fair, Cool

HairOther, Other, Other

EyesOther