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4.0
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fromvic21

22 days ago

I can't get my beloved Laura Geller Balance n Brighten anywhere in the UK. Needing a replacement quickly I decided to try this one as it seems to have been around forever and also has a pretty loyal following.

I like it and will re-purchase in the absence of B n B but it's definitely not as good. Where you get a lovely satin finish from B n B, this one is a flat matte finish …
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About reviewer (45 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

HairBrunette, Wavy, Medium

EyesBrown



5.0
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28 days ago

A big problem with our society today is that nobody is educated anymore. People in Mac stores have no idea what they are selling because most of them are watching fake influencer who have absolutely no idea on how they should apply foundation. They don't get the right shade, selling people with dry skin types powder foundation to get more sales because they are under pressure. This will lead …Read more

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About reviewer (26 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinVery Dry, Fair-Medium

HairBrunette

EyesBrown


2.0
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2 months ago

This made my face look cakey and dry. Coverage was decent, however.

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About reviewer (67 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinDry, Olive, Warm

HairBlack, Straight, Medium

EyesBlack


4.0
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3 months ago

This is nice powder foundation that is buildable up to medium coverage. My T-zone still needed blotting a couple hours in, but it covered my redness all day.

I've worn this on its own and over foundation. It applies quickly, didn't look cakey or emphasize texture and it hid the redness along my cheekbones and temples. I also liked the variety of undertones they offered …
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About reviewer (9 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinOther, Fair

HairBlond

EyesGray


4.0
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3 months ago

This is a great powder, but after couple hours it's getting a bit oily, so you need bloating powder on top.

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About reviewer (15 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinSensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral

HairOther, Other, Other

EyesOther


4.0
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4 months ago

I’ve used this product for years- I try other foundations but this is my old reliable.

Pros: doesn’t break me out
Variable coverage- can be light if applied with a fluffy brush, or fuller coverage if applied with the sponge applicator it comes with
Great shade range
Easy- I like using powder foundations when I am doing quick everyday make up , they don’t require as much …
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About reviewer (38 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinOther, Other

HairBlond

EyesGreen


3.0
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4 months ago

I made another review before.Apparently i was wrong cause i used it alone or with other foundation.I used smashbox foundation and above this and it stayed for 6 hours.So it is not that bad.I just think that blot powder is better for me as i am super oily.So give it a try as long as you use a good foundation.I don't think i will find a powder or foundation that stays more than 6 hours

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About reviewer (30 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinVery Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

HairBlond, Straight, Fine

EyesBrown


5.0
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4 months ago

The Mac Cosmetic powder foundation is a fantastic product to use on its own or just light handed over a CC cream or foundation. It works the best for me when I’m applying it with a Kabuki brush as it will give me a beautiful finish.

It won’t cover up any major breakouts that are red (or discoloration) under your eyes. Therefore, I love using concealer before using the powder foundation to even everything out.

If you have a bit of discoloration or just a few pimples, it’s ok to use on its own, and of course, if your skin is in fantastic conditions, you don’t have to worry about anything. (But I guess you wouldn't need a foundation at all haha)

I would say that skin types from normal to combo to oily will love this foundation, and if you have a dry …
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About reviewer (155 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

HairBlond, Wavy, Medium

EyesBrown


5.0
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5 months ago

I have been using this product for 20 years+. I use Mac concealer underneath, due to melasma. I have three compacts due to tanning in the summer: nc35, nc40 and nc-42.Yes, it does oxidize so I use nc-35 in the winter. Easy to use, not cheap but lasts a long time. Apply with a face powder brush or kabuki brush.

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About reviewer (13 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinCombination, Tan

HairBlack

EyesBrown


5.0
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6 months ago

This is hands down the best foundation product for me. I should qualify, I have an oil prone combination skin with very enlarged pores and fluid foundations simply look awful on me. I am also not fond of the caked look so discovered that this foundation allows me to have coverage in areas that I wish to work on and because the colour match is SO GOOD I do not need to cover my whole face, really …Read more

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About reviewer (27 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinCombination, Medium, Neutral

HairBlond, Wavy, Fine

EyesBlue





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