58%
would repurchase
3.3/5
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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


5.0
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6 years ago

I really love this, it's not thick and cakey, just enough coverage for someone who does not need the cakey look and feel...and does not break out my face..,

About reviewer (4 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinNormal, Medium

HairBlond

EyesBlue



4.0
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6 years ago

Owned 2 bottles and it’s a go to foundation which I know will suit me. Various shades & undertones. It’s a velvet matte finish but can look cakey. I think it blends best using a brush rather than a...

About reviewer (88 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinDry, Fair-Medium

HairBlond

EyesBrown


3.0
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6 years ago

A cult classic. Everyones first foundation purchase was this baby here...LOL. This foundation is a staple and I can always go back to it when I want that super matte finish. This is THE matte of...

About reviewer (21 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinOily, Deep Dark

HairBrown

EyesBrown


5.0
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6 years ago

One of my favourite foundations in the world to this day. I am very pale but mac has a wonderful colour selection and i am still able to wear the right shade for my skin. I vary between oily and...

About reviewer (68 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinOily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

HairBlond, Wavy, Other

EyesHazel


5.0
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6 years ago

One of my go-to foundations. Never looks cakey, keeps me pretty matte, colour is spot on (NW 13 for winter and can go up to NW20 in summer). This is the perfect foundation for all seasons. Wish the...

About reviewer (9 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinOily, Fair-Medium, Warm

HairBrunette, Wavy, Medium

EyesBlue


5.0
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6 years ago

I've been using this foundation for a couple years now and it is my go to. I first went to Mac because I have a very fair complexion and at the time their shade range fit me best. I would consider...

About reviewer (1 reviews)

AgeUnder 18

SkinOily, Fair

HairBlond

EyesGreen


2.0
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6 years ago

I got a tester at the Mac counter and don’t get it why nc20 in this foundation is so orange. NC20 normally suits my fair skin tone perfectly. Also it stinks (and feels) like wall paint. Sorry, no...

About reviewer (17 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinDry, Fair

HairRed

EyesGreen


2.0
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6 years ago

I decided to go for this foundation after reading the good reviews and having only bought drugstore foundation in the past, I decided to invest in a better quality foundation. After trying a...

About reviewer (2 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinCombination, Fair

HairBlond

EyesBlue


4.0
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6 years ago

It's hard not to give this 5 stars. I've been looking for a foundation for a while that went well with my skin. I have tried so many different foundations within the last year I have almost given...

About reviewer (15 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinDry, Fair

HairBrunette

EyesGreen


1.0
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6 years ago

Broke me out within days. Studio sculpt didn't though so sticking to that. This review was originally written for MAC Cosmetics Studio Fix fluid NC50

About reviewer (489 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinSensitive, Dark, Cool

HairBlack, Kinky, Coarse

EyesBrown


2.0
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6 years ago

I had NC25 match for the pro long wear concealer so I purchased the same shade online lol WTF it's so orangy and much darker than my usually shade. And it oxidizes. I agree that the coverage and...

About reviewer (1 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinAcne-prone, Medium

HairBlack

EyesBlack


1.0
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6 years ago

I bought NC25 a few months ago, honestly lol....I got shade matched at mac and I am super yellow, so i was like perfect usually NC's are perfect for my undertone and I want a medium-matte...

About reviewer (7 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinVery Oily, Olive, Warm

HairBrunette, Wavy, Medium

EyesBrown


4.0
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6 years ago

I have been using the studio fluid in NC15 since I was 16, it’s by far my favorite foundation that I have used (it is important to mention though that I have only tried 3 types on myself). I love...

About reviewer (6 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinAcne-prone, Fair

HairBrunette

EyesHazel


4.0
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7 years ago

Okay so honestly... I love this. I realize that MAC was the "It Girl" brand on YouTube back in the 2007-2012 days and a lot of people have moved onto other trendy makeup companies chasing the...

About reviewer (38 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinCombination, Fair, Neutral

HairBrunette, Other, Other

EyesGreen


5.0
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7 years ago

It took me years to finally buy this and I wonder why I waited so long. The price is great compared to high end foundations (my other favourite foundations were like 42 and 60 dollars and while...

About reviewer (81 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinAcne-prone, Olive, Neutral

HairBlack, Straight, Fine

EyesBlack


4.0
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7 years ago

This is my current favourite foundation but it does have some cons. The coverage is good, it doesn't accentuate my pores as much as other foundations, and it feels comfortable on the skin. I need...

About reviewer (1 reviews)

AgeUnder 18

SkinCombination, Fair

HairBlack

EyesBlack


4.0
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7 years ago

This is the best foundation I've found so far. it has heavy yet natural-looking coverage (once it sets) that lasts for most of the day. I usually have trouble finding a foundation that is light...

About reviewer (175 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinCombination, Fair, Warm

HairBlond, Wavy, Fine

EyesBlue


4.0
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7 years ago

This was my holy grail foundation 10 years ago- but I am no longer 21 and since then, many other great foundation brands have arisen. Thick coverage, amazing if you have scars and blemishes....

About reviewer (37 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinAcne-prone, Medium Brown

HairBlack

EyesBrown


4.0
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7 years ago

It gets the job done - full coverage, keeps the skin matte but still vibrant, the whole nine. But I found it not to be very long wearing, as it starts to crease after a few hours and looks very...

About reviewer (15 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinVery Oily, Olive

HairBrunette

EyesBrown


5.0
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7 years ago

My new HG. Before i say anything i just want to praise the pricing cause this looks just as good as a foundation twice or three times its price and stays on longer too. This foundation is...

About reviewer (81 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinAcne-prone, Olive, Neutral

HairBlack, Straight, Fine

EyesBlack