Rated 4.53 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review A Tad Tricky but Worth the Hype
I've hear a lot of different opinions on this product so I decided to give it a try. I went to my local counter and was first matched to medium deep, however prior to purchase the employee advised that I get the dark. She applied it and at the store it looked great. I made my purchase and noticed after time it oxidized and it looked like I had a beautiful Hershey's chocolate glow all over my face. Though the color was pretty it didn't match me at all. I was really shocked because in the container it seemed to be a great match. I went back the next day and got the original color match medium deep. It looks light in the container but it is truly the perfect oxidation for my complexion. I wear it both with just concealer, and to set my Match Masters 7.0 foundation. I always get compliments whenever I wear it. So this is worth it you just have to find your correct match. I only gave it four stars because of the difficulty to find the perfect shade can be a little tricky.
I like the mirror compact its sleek, however you have to be careful when opening it. I think the bottom should have a small puff for touch ups since the mirror is there, but I must admit I'm a dry skin girl and once I place this on with a big powder brush it stays put. Overall beautiful finish, and this a great product!
Most Helpful Critical Review Great but not for oily skin
Love the powder however it doesn't stay put on my face. I've got combination skin with T-zone being EXTREMLY oily (half an hour of make up and my nose becomes a waterfall of oil). Its not even T-zone its JUST my nose. This powder the texture and look of it is GORGEOUS. I got matched with Medium Dark and it looks good first 10 minutes but then it oxidises like crazy and it ends up being three shades darker. I use it almost as a bronzer because its waaaaay too dark so beaware.. the colour may LOOK right on your skin in the beginning but as the day goes on it changes colour. For people with dry skin i think this would be amazing. The powder is sooO soft and it gives an instant glow and radiance to my face (it doesn't cover anything). It would be amazing if the colour suited i would use it over my make up for the glow however as for staying power for people with skin like mine this wouldn't be enough as a setting powder. I tend to use it directly after makeup and not sure if this "glow" contributes to my skin looking extra oily afterwards or not but I'm going to be sticking to my select sheer pressed powder for now. This was an alternative cos I wanted to try something new but am definitely going back to that. Mineralise Skin Finish Natural is very light and feathery and isn't as heavy as select sheer but for staying power and controlling my oils this definitely doesn't do the trick :(
Reviewed by 433 customers Would buy this again.
DawnT77 from Portland, Maine
Great product. It highlights in all the right places.
I CANNOT Believe I'm Saying This
Gabby from Illinois
A little backstory...
I have never had a good time with Mac products. As a girl with super dry skin, I have always hated walking past a Mac store because whenever I was in there, they could never find something meant for me.
BUT THIS IS IT.
Super natural, looks good with just concealer, and it LASTS. It keeps my oils at bay (except my forehead which is another story) and prevents creasing under my eyes. I'm dreading the day I hit pan on this product.
better then Laura mercier setting powder
beauty addict from idaho
this is honestly the best best best best compact setting powder I have even tried in my entire life I will allways re purchase this. it you want to set your foundation without making your lines and wrinkles more exhilarated. this is for you. if you want your pores to disappear? this is for you. this is better then laura mercier settings power because hers dried out my face and my pores looked bigger after applying.
Perfect finishing powder
GagaV from PA
I love this powder to finish my look - helps the foundation stay put, softens/blurs the lines in my face, and with their many tones, I've found the perfect match. Even in humidity, my face looks good. I've tried many other finishing powders and have found this one to work best for me. My face isn't usually oily or dry - I'm in the in-between stage finally at 67!
Dark and Lovely from Bellevue, Washington
This bronzer was the answer to this long year of being inside. Since I didn't buy a summer shade but did manage to get darker the bronzer gave me a smooth transition for blended skin tone. For my lovely melanin skin folk it's not ashy or dry! Works wonderfully.
Great pressed powder ♥️
Anonymous from Atlanta
I use Light Plus. I love this powder. I do not like powders that are super matte because I like a more natural look. This powder looks very natural on the skin. I use it over a tinted moisturizer.
Tmj3604 from Oroville California
I love Mac
It was the first time I bought over the Internet vs going to Mac makeup counter . Very happy with the experience
An excellent way to look flawless and natural!
Mae from Portage MI
I use it as finisher on my natural skin.
Perfect for Everyday Wear
Marla from Maryland
I love the glow this gives to my skin - it's not too dramatic, but gives the perfect amount so your skin looks healthy. I wear it both over liquid foundation and concealer or by itself on days I'm not feeling like wearing much makeup. Overall, I really enjoy it, but I do think it's a bit overpriced. I know it's MAC.... but I still think the price tag is high.
Rachel T. from Washington
I cannot live without this powder. It has enough coverage that you can put a little concealer on any problem areas and put this all over the face for a natural look. My favorite way to use this is after foundation, all over the face, before any other powders. I then put a light dusting of a translucent powder on areas where slipping can occur (under eyes, and T-zone, jaw line, and in the nose folds). I am obsessed with this method because it prevents the translucent powder from looking cakey or dry.
Good product, but lighter than expected.
Hannuuh from Lake Orion, MI
I am definitely a beginner when it comes to makeup. All of my downtime during this pandemic has given me the desire to step outside of drug store products. I thought Mac was a good, semi-affordable place to start. While I like the light/natural coverage of this product, the color came out much lighter than I anticipated. Too afraid to go too dark, I ignored the reviews. I am light in Covergirl face powder, but definitely not in Mac. That's what happens when you try to color match from home. Luckily during those winter months I am as pale as can be, so the makeup will still go to good use. I'll just buy a darker shade in the meantime.
Vic from Tucson, AZ
I love this bronzer, I have medium skin (MAC NC35) and this shade is absolutely beautiful, gives me the perfect summer bronzy look.
Don't hesitate, buy it!!!
Meli from San Diego, CA
I have been doing my makeup for 7 years now, and WOW this changed the foundation game for me. It gives a very sheer, soft, velvety coverage so you can wear it alone on natural days or on top of your liquid foundation for a beautiful plump skin look. It does not look powdery AT ALL. I know this product has been around for a long time, but I had never tried it until now and I'm absolutely in love. I wore this in 100 degree heat and had sweat pouring down my face, and my makeup did NOT budge, and this was the only new product I had used on my face. My foundation looks so much more skin like instead of cakey, and even looks smoother around my acne bumps. Because of this powder, I can go in with a tinted moisturizer instead of a full coverage foundation and look absolutely flawless with this product on top. I've never been so impressed with a face product before!!!
lilzina from Atlanta
I rarely use foundation so I only use this skinfinish powder. I have been using this for about 6years plus now and I get compliments all the time. It makes my skin look flawless and that's without foundation or anything else
Best coverage and lightweight foundation I've found
Amity from Clearfield, PA
This product is amazing! I have acne prone skin and scars from acne. This powder covers them up without even feeling like I have anything on my skin. It also helps keep my oily skin under control. I've been using for about 8 months now and would definitely suggest it!
I'm in luv
Sgoosie1907 from Losangeles
I have this in two shades medium plus and medium golden I'm nc25 nc30 in summer I love the finish it blurs pores and fine lines its buttery it is a finishing powder not a setting powder but it just completely your makeup look give it a try
Lina from Lake Elsinore
This powder gives me such a nice glow, I'm absolutely in love! Highly recommend
Awesome for touch ups
Liz from Tulsa, OK
I carry this powder in my put for touch ups throughout the day. I also use it to set my tzone. I use a brush with this so I can easily control coverage, however a sound would be very handy. I've never seen a pressed powder not include one? oh well, still love it!
medium dark for my nc42 complexion
Suncakes from Washington
i use as a finisher powder. its great for tying together concealer and contour on light days and a staple in my collection
Dark and Lovely from Duluth, Georgia
This is a product I used several years ago and stop using to try Lancome's setting powder.
Gr8 if they have ur undertone
Stina from NJ
I have collected almost all of the shades and find that I can use a couple under the eye to very lightly set concealer, but not my whole face. The undertones are very pink on me (my perfect foundation match is Nars Aruba). If the MSFN looks like it works in some lights, it looks crazy in others. I've given up and won't bother purchasing them anymore. But the people I've given them away too LOVE THEM.
I would buy this product again.
Monica from Canton, MI
Without being able to try the product to make sure the color matched my skin, I'm very happy that the info on the site enabled me to make a great choice.
It covers my red skin and sits on the skin very well 🙌
Dan from Lacey wa
I use this product lightly with a big brush. Heavy coverage makes it too thick
My go to powder!! The Best!!
Mssexy from Dallas Tx
So natural on your skin!! Love It
works well for my dry skin, but not oily nose
Alix Lola from New York, NY
I treated myself to this Mac powder for my birthday after hearing the hype for years. Pro: I have very dry skin and wear super hydrating foundations, so I need to set them lightly and powders will sometimes dry me out too much. This powder does not dry me out, so I'm pleased with that. Con: I have a very oily nose (the only part of my face that's oily) and this powder breaks up my foundation on my nose. Overall, I'm glad I got this powder on sale (I'll use it everywhere except my nose), but there are cheaper dupes out there!