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 2116 customers 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!
Gabby from Fresno
It's good, after a couple of hours. Your skin starts to look super oily, even after setting with powder. Another thing it's not Matte enough, I'll just stick to L'Oréal infallible pro Matte.
Lady B from Fort Wayne,IN
I absolutely Loved this product!!
I never applied my own makeup before , it went on smooth and looked flawless!!
I would absolutely purchase this again
Brown Sugar from CA
Mac seems to be the only brand that has the perfect color match for my skin tone. Others are either too light or dark. I seem to always be in the middle of other brands. I refuse to purchase two different shades and blend them to get the color I need. Mac has me covered. ♥
I truly love this foundation!
Lainee from Rhode Island
This foundation is a game changer for me. At 63, I have a lot of age spots and freckles and sun damage. This product has great coverage without looking overdone and the store associate matched it perfectly with my skin color.
smooth and sheer with good coverage
Nancy from Illinois
lovely make up, doesn't cake in wrinkles and looks very natural while evening out skin
Best Foundation I've had.
Hannao from Indiana
It blends well and looks natural!
Not worth it!
Livi from Minnesota
I decided to branch out to a different foundation and that was a mistake. I usually use Nars Natural Radiant Long Wear Foundation (which I love and highly recommended) but I decided to switch things up and try this Mac foundation (big mistake). I like a full cover foundation rather then a natural look. When I apply this foundation makes it my face look so patchy compared to Nars. It feels like a drug store foundation and also has the strangest smell. The most frustrating thing is that it is so difficult to get the product out of the bottle since there is no pump.
i will give it one more chance maybe a bad lot#
Ske the medical professional from NY
My friends and I agree that this product is very watery now. it drips a lot and the coverage is not as good as it use to be. I hope the quality improves or we will have to make changes.
I would absolutely buy this product again and again❤️
Raeda from 99 McDowell
Well I've bough so many different brands of foundation and so far this is my favorite it blends so easly it's a full coverage actually very light on skin I think I just found my forever 😊
Nc42 my color
Aromdee inya from Fayetteville North Carolina
I love it perfect coverage and looks natural true match color long lasting🥰😍🥰😍🥰😍🥰😍🥰😍🥰😍🥰😍🥰😍
Love, love, love!!
Ashley from Georgia
I just switched to this after an Ulta employee talked me into it. So glad I did!! I have combination to oily skin that is acne prone and this stuff has been amazing! The coverage is awesome without making it LOOK like you have foundation on.
MS from MO
Love how this product wears long hours and provides SPF protection. When first applying it looks a little pasty, but give it a few minutes to oxidize and it settles perfectly.