Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Just wanted to counter the negative reviews.
I noticed a few negative reviews here and I'm someone who reads reviews very carefully before buying things so when I saw the negative ones, I just had to add some balance. This is my absolute favorite foundation of all time. I went for 27 years (okay, yeah, the first 13 were not spent wearing makeup, but still!) being really indifferent about foundation. I was willing to try anything, not committed to any brand, finish, type, or anything. I didn't even have an idea of what I wanted from a foundation because I just thought powders mattify so it must be all about the powder. I was recommend this AND the powder foundation version of this. I got both. The one-step powder is good for lazy days and looks great, but this stuff makes me look fantastic. I get compliments on my complexion (which is actually kinda rough) and I look very even, smooth, and matte. This has EXCELLENT coverage. The best coverage of any foundation I've used without being too thick and cakey. My skin is oily, fair, with some discoloration, scars, blemishes, and large pores on my cheeks. This foundation does an excellent job making my face look nearly flawless. It's not especially great OR poor at minimizing pores--so far I've had to use a pore perfector with every foundation I've tried, but I don't find that taxing. This doesn't, in my experience, especially highlight or exacerbate any flaws. For most, it covers them and makes skin very uniform. The coverage, again, is perfect! I'm officially committed to this foundation.
Most Helpful Critical Review I would definitely say I
I would definitely say I have a love/hate relationship with this foundation. I purchased it at the Mac store which I prefer doing because they will test it out and match your color versus just taking a guess and spending the money on something that may not be the right match (can't tell you how many times I have done that especially with drugstore products). We had a hard time matching me with the right shade because typically I am an NC20 however this particular foundation has a fairly strong yellow undertone and it looked ok at first but the more I looked at it in the mirror the more I was like holy cow my face is really yellow. So, I ended up purchase the C3.5 which I was lucky enough to have a shade that was close enough because they only have I believe 4 different shades in the "C" range which have less of a yellow tone to them. However, with that being said it is still not the perfect shade it is slightly too dark with a little bit of orange that I have to make sure i am very careful in making sure everything is blended. It does have very decent coverage, I would say it is a medium to full coverage foundation and it does wear fairly well throughout the day. I do not keep this foundation on all day because I do have very oily skin so by the end of the day my face just feels very heavy and cakey and well..just gross. I would definitely recommend this if you are someone who is looking for a very natural looking finish.
Reviewed by 2131 customers Wipes off
Chels from Indiana
I loved this at first but it's drying. I can't touch my face at all or it wipes off and is really noticable.
These colors are not what they appear as online
Brit from PNW
These colors are not what they appear as online. I ordered nW18 and it states "neutral" undertone for light skin and it is very much so orange/pretty dark and not for fair skin what so ever. So be careful when selecting.
My favorite foundation < 3
Tayler from PA
I love this stuff!! Always my go to. Super long lasting
Literally my new FAV!!
Clarissa B from Dallas TX
I bought this the other day at Ulta because they had just set up the new Mac station. I don't regret this purchase at all. My skin is oily so this matte foundation has it under control. I also bought the foundation powder for a brightening effect for my under eye. You won't regret buying this if you love matte foundations!
Cookie from Florida
This is one of the best foundations I've ever used. It's super rich and a lot goes along way! I do recommend a light touch when applying. I goes on evenly, holds up all day and gives my 66 yr old face a photo finish.
KayC from Miami
This is my first Mac foundation. It is full coverage, last through Miami weather, the perfect shade for me, and it is a nice size to carry. I can never go without this foundation now
I brought the shade "NW47" for reference I wear ABH 500c, Fenty 440, Maybelline 360, and Too faced in the shade Spiced Rum.
No nickname from Raleigh, NC
Uses makeup as a foundation
MAKES YOU BREAK OUT - DON'T BUY
Elizabeth P from Los Angeles
This is the worst cover up I've ever used. It smells horrible, it cakes your face, and worst of all... IT MAKES YOU BREAK OUT. I never break out but when I use this, I always have a pimple. Today, I have around 7 pimples. Before using this, I would get 0-1 every month. With this foundation, I get 2-3 per week. HORRIBLE....
Love the color ...but I think it is making my skin dry?
Tina from Rockledge Fl
Love it ...except my skin seems dryer
Yes - I would definitely buy more Mac products!!
B- Gigi from Central Florida
I think it's a great product- it's my first time using Mac makeup products and I think I love it …so I will definitely be trying the loose powder next time - I just bought the foundation to give the Mac products a try first to make sure I like them.
Hands Down, THE BEST!!!
Kellee from Charlotte, NC
I use Mac Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 Foundation for my regular make up because it's long wearing and doesn't leave me a shiny mess. Also by following the warm tones or neutral tones, you get a great match and finish!
Jj from Iowa
I put this on in the store for the first time after having searched for literally years for a decent match to my skin tone and I couldn't even tell where I had applied it on my neck. I can't believe that I've finally found the shade for me.
I would buy again
AR from Benton, AR
Very smooth application.
My new favorite!
Momwifemakeup from Minot ND
So happy I decided to buy this while it was on sale. My first time trying Mac foundation and I am blown away. It matched my skin to a T with no incorrect undertones like I get with all my other foundations. I have very oily skin and this foundation held up amazing for hours without separating or getting excessively oily and melting off.
Definitely found my new foundation
Kasey from Cleveland, Oh
Great coverage, no settling, beautiful all by itself
Worth the money
Marie from Brooklyn, NY
I wasn't much of a fan of Mac foundations but I'm glad I took the chance on this one. It feels like you have on almost nothing and you can add more or less depending of how much coverage you want. A little really does go a long way. Totally worth the price
I would buy again
None from Tyler tx
Love the coverage
LM from Chicago
Finally found my perfect shade
Jml from MD
I have never in my life had a foundation that matched perfectly. I have weird skin, neutral and olive undertones. Not quite light or medium. I bought this online after heavily researching the shades to find what I thought would be best and I found C3.5! Love it. I've always loved this foundation and love it so much more now that I've found my shade. I'm a little pale right now because I've been sick but I know when I get back in the tanning bed this will still be a perfect match! Sharing in hopes that this will help someone find their shade!
Mekie from Orlando
Color blends easily on my skin. Great price for a quality product.
Reaction from South Dakota
Unfortunately, I had a severe allergic reaction to this foundation. It caused my face and neck to break out with very painful, blotchy, itchy red patches all over. The top of my hand (where I dispense my foundation and dip my brush in) did not react at all, only my face and neck. Super bummed because it's expensive foundation :(
Hunnybunni21 from Aurora,Co
My skin is dry , it left my skin cakey & flakey would not recommend same with the concealer .
I would recommend this product to anyone
User1234 from O'Fallon, IL
It has great coverage and goes on super easy!
Jessica from Rockwall, TX
I have combination skin and this foundation left my skin so dry!! I had to stop using it after two uses because 1 it doesn't last for my 8 hour work shifts and 2 it would leave my skin so dry where it was almost flaky.
Perfect summer foundation
Dre from Queens NY
I have many foundations, my holy grail is Estée Lauder Futurist, however I cannot find a summer shade match. I have never tried a Mac foundation before, but on a whim decided to give the studio fix fluid a try at the recommendation of the sales associate. I wanted something, light, luminous, doesn't feel heavy for summer. This is perfect!! I love it. Feels wonderful on the skin, enough coverage but not cakey. I applied with a damp beauty blender, it was lovely!