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on 5/26/2017 5:55:00 PM
More reviews by chriselestial
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
In a few words, this foundation does not stay put, does not always dry matte, gets greasy, gets cakey, fades, and also it broke me out.So this was my first ever high-end foundation, and when I first got it about a couple years ago, I was excited. I would actually use it pretty often (I did not reach for it everyday, I didnt want to waste my expensive product for school), and I used to love it. At this point I have to mention that I have oily skin, especially on my nose and the area around it, some random dry patches, a lot of acne scars and also occasional breakouts, as well as a couple permanent pimples and large pores on my nose. My skin is, in general, pretty bad, so I loved this foundation for the coverage it offered. However, after my break from foundations for the sake of (lightweight, effortless and quick makeup), I actually feel like I must have been blind to like this foundation. First of all, it says it has a matte finish, but it never actually dries down on my skin, unless I set it with powder. Second, it says it stays matte and controls oil, but just a few hours after putting it on it gets greasy, cakey and it fades away, resulting in my acne scars becoming visible. Also it creases under my eyes. Last but certainly not least, the worst of all the cons: it broke me out. I finally managed to make my skin look good and vanish my pimples literally today, no joke, I woke up and my skin looked pretty good. No pimples, no dry patches... And then I had a special event this afternoon and I decided to treat myself and wear my expensive foundation. I WISH I had gone with my 3€ essence concealer! When I got home and removed my disaster of a foundation, I could see a bunch o white bumps and some red pimples that didnt exist before. This is not the first time something similar happens, so I figured it is because of the foundation.
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 5/18/2017 4:46:00 PM
More reviews by oliviasanta
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
After trying this foundation several times I finally threw it away, practically full. This was my very first higher-end foundation and it was totally not right for me. The MAC SA recommended this even though I had dry skin because I wanted a fuller-coverage foundation. This made my face actually burn when I applied it and dried my skin out so bad my face and any acne spots would hurt during the day. I have since NEVER had any issue with any other drugstore or high-end foundations before or since. There is something in this that is just bad for sensitive and dry skins. Once I got this on my face, I found it cakey when applied with a brush and patchy with a sponge. It let a lot of my redness show through and I don't have that much redness. With a sponge, I also find when it's applied with a sponge, it sticks to the sponge and quickly creates this weird sticky, hard shell on it that makes it almost impossible to blend the rest of it in.The final nail in the coffin for me is the packaging. This has been around for however long and it's the only MAC foundation without a pump. For how much this costs, it should at least have a way of dispensing it that isn't pouring it out onto your hand.HARD pass. I literally have no idea how some people are able to use and love it.
on 4/25/2017 6:12:00 PM
More reviews by unicornsnglitter27
Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
This product gave me the worst cystic breakout. I am in my twenties and had gotten my skin under control for years. This made me feel like a teenager again in a bad way. It also itched my skin so there must be ingredients in here I am allergic to. I read that it is the talc, which is in a lot of MAC products and makes sense because nothing from MAC ever worked out for me. If you have sensitive skin, beware.
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 4/9/2017 8:56:00 AM
More reviews by feliciasellebjerg
Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Not Sure
Amazing Foundation for oily skin!! But i would not buy it again beacuase of the animal testing.
on 3/16/2017 7:11:00 PM
More reviews by Sakuranne
Skin: Oily, Olive, Warm
Hair: Black, Curly, Medium
I really like this foundation. I mix with a small amount of Weleda almond oil and gives a beautiful finish as can feel it can look a bit flat without, works great on my oily skin even with the oil added and got lots of compliments on how good my skin looked.But I am nc35 and my first few bottles were great with a yellow undertone but the last bottle I bought is very orange and unwearable! Bought previously from Debenhams and the orange bottle directly from the mac website so definitely not fakes. Really not sure what happened but disappointed. Not sure I would buy again due to this.
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 2/6/2017 8:17:00 PM
More reviews by biancaredhead
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Red, Other, Other
I used this years ago and I liked the finish . It's very concentrated so start off with a bit. I like that it gives that perfected look. If I were to try it again I'd like to see if they have a more neutral shade NC is too yellow NW is ok on me.
on 2/6/2017 10:01:00 AM
More reviews by tashaszanyi
Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Not Sure
I had oily skin when I first purchased this foundation in November & when I first used it I hated it because it was so dry!! But I mixed it in with some enhancer drops and I loved it! Now however it's made my skin SO oily, I do wear it everyday and have since then. This foundation has never broke me out but it has definitely made my skin the oiliest it's EVER been. Now with a primer and setting it, it doesn't last more than 2 hours :( Great colour and coverage however not long lasting and has made my skin oiler
on 2/6/2017 8:46:00 AM
More reviews by tzuki
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
This foundation stays on my skin no more than 3 hours and i don't have oily skin.it feels very heavy on the skin.
on 1/22/2017 11:34:00 PM
More reviews by foxy14
Hair: Black, Other, Other
LOVE IT .....TRIED EVERYTHING LOVE IT ..MAC IS TRIED AND TRUE BEAUTY
on 1/8/2017 2:45:00 PM
More reviews by bellachatelaine
Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
I really love the consistency of this foundation and the way it feels on my skin. It has great coverage and builds up well. I really like it as it is one of the few foundations that won't break me out. However, I find it extremely hard to match a MAC foundation to my skin. They are all either too yellow or too pink for my skin and I find it very frustrating.
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