Rated 4.54 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Long hours call for long-lasting
I'm a nurse, and work very long hours with no time to use the bathroom, let alone "touch up" my makeup. Since this is a powder plus foundation, all I use underneath it is a light moisturizer and apply this for all day coverage that will last through a 12-14 hour shift no problem. I have been using this product for over 15 years now, and am more in love with it now than ever before. In my teens it gave me a flawless face for an uneven skin tone, in my 20's, it diffused the light to hide imperfections and blemishes. Now in my 30's it soften's those fine lines starting to appear and my large, overworked pores are practically invisible. The sun damage surfacing as well as the occasional blemish are completely gone, leaving a smooth, flawless finish and gorgeously even skintone. My 67 year old mother has also been using this for about 10 years now and she always looks flawless. It always does such a good job on her aging skin and never looks heavy or "made-up".
My skin changes with the seasons, and with age. I've gone from oily to dry and back again a hundred times over with problem issues in between, and this stuff always meets and exceeds the challenges I throw at it. It works for summer or winter, in that respect the only thing that changes with the season is my moisturizer. I have tried others like Studio Tech and Mineralize, and always come back to this.
One thing that people should know, it's what you put underneath this makeup that can make it or break it. If your skin is dry, you need a heavier moistuizer anyway and should be exfoliating. Do this, and this product will never "flake" on you. If your skin is oily, you need a sheer, oil-controlling moisturizer or prep for your skin.
This is the best coverage I have found that looks natural and never cakey. I use the sponge that comes with it for an easy, every day, all-over application. But for more buildable coverage, use a brush, I love the 187 brush for this. For softer more sheer coverage, use the 167 brush.
Most Helpful Critical Review Great for young skin, not 35+
When I was in my teens and twenties this made my skin look matte and flawless! I loved it! I always got complimented on my skin.
But as I aged (35+) and my skin got less radiant, started getting fine lines, this product settles into all of the fine lines, soaks into your under eyes creases and looks blotchy.
In conclusion,if you have young radiant skin this heavy coverage product may look awesome; however, if you're 35+ I recommend something like "Next to Nothing" over a liquid foundation or B.B. cream instead.
Reviewed by 1550 customers N3
JessiL from Portland
I love this powder. Having rosacea et it's really hard to find something that works. I have used L'Oreal mineral loose foundation for years but I was looking for something new that lasts all day and covers my redness. THIS IS IT. I haven't very pale skin and this blends great! I use a Cerave moisturizer and PUR 4 in 1 green tint primer before I apply and it sits great. I set it with urban decay all nighter as well.
Not today inaccurate shade in app
Nefertiti from Kansas
Wrong shade I will be going to a store near me to exchange it. Tomorrow
linz from CT
This is my first powder foundation and I have to say I am extremely impressed! I finally found the correct shade for myself and it is a perfect match! I use my supergoop SPF and then this glides seamlessly over it, even covering dark under eye circles! I love that it feels like I'm wearing nothing unlike liquid foundation which can sometimes feel heavy. This is my new daily go-to! I truly have been converted! Also love that there is a mirror in the compact!
Pete from OH
The right color found! Makes my skin look
Even at my age!!
Mrs. Johnson from chino
I am a young 47 year old and my skin has definitely changed. This studio fix powder provides the best all day everyday cover. A lighter hand for ordinary day and some primer and brush to buff for special occasions. In love with it
BST from Chicago, IL
I was hesitant about buying a powder but this goes on so nicely I really love it and am very happy with it.
Mac is my #1 go to product
Rose from Corona, ca
It last all day, and you don't get a heavy feel on your skin. It's amazing!
This was a gift for me
Lala from Claremore
I like the Mac foundation but was the wrong color
Jessie V from Detroit
I love this product. It's easy to apply, looks natural and gives me just the lightest amount of coverage. I'm in my 40's with good skin and I feel like this enhances, rather than seeping into my lines.
Brandy from Dallas Texas
Soft, good coverage.
Destiny S from Austin
If I don't wanna use foundation, I just get the little sponge that comes with this powder and put it all over my face and it does it's job!! I use it with my foundation as well and this is just my favorite powder ever!!
SO HURRY & GO BUY❤️❤️
A very good powder foundation even for mature skin
BuzzyGirl from Northeast GA
I wanted to try this product at my local ULTA store after seeing a live presentation on TV. I was pleased to find out my local ULTA has a MAC specialist, and he was super! He asked leading questions, and evaluated my skin and skin tone to to select my perfect shade, C3.5. Although I do use it Cosmetics cream foundation, after retiring from a 30+ year career, I wanted something for a daily, quick(er) application in a powder form that would NOT settle into fine lines and wrinkles. This is perfect for that application; it goes on smooth with a clean, matte finish with good coverage even with a light hand; and coverage is buildable. I have sensitive skin and rosacea; my dermatologist cleared it for use, and I have had no irritation or issues after use. And I find I do not need any type of finishing or setting powder. I highly recommend this product. It may replace my it Cosmetics cream foundation almost entirely.
Amanda from Alabama
I heard about this product through Tik Tok, yes I jumped on the trend, but I'm glad I did. I'm in my mid 30's and finding makeup that likes my skin has become an obstacle nowadays. This one is a winner! Not heavy but it covers, doesn't settle into the little lines, doesn't make my face oily and best part is the color looks beautiful on my skin. It looks like I have a flawless complexion without noticeable makeup. I'm sure if you wanted even more of a photo finish coverage you could just add another layer. Needless to say I have found my forever powder!
dianerenem from California
I have been using MAC for.over 20 years and I just can't leave it. The coverage is great, no need for a foundation to even out my skin tone and doesn't sit heavy on my face.
The only foundation I buy
Bri from Fort Lauderdale
The power foundation is amazing. Blends perfectly with my skin for a makeup/no-makeup look. It's the only foundation I use. I have sensitive skin and I'm able to use this with absolutely no problems. I wish that Ulta would carry Mac Blotting Powders too!!!
Worth the cost
Lele from California
I like it because it causes less anxiety for me then regular foundation
I will buy this product again
Myra from WV
This is great coverage powder. When I just don't want to put a full face of makeup on. Hides my red cheeks well.
Best powder foundation....For dry skin! That's right!!
LEXX from NEW YORK
I thought I would never get powder foundation to work for me and my 57 year old post menopausal skin. I never had to wear makeup ever, but after the big "M" that all changed. For my dry skin gals, make sure you do a heavy moisturizer, let sit, then try the elf poreless putty primer or luminating primer. Depending on the look I want, if you want your face to have a nice glow go with the illuminating. Trust me on this, I have purchased so many powder foundations because after never needing, the thought of a heavy mask of makeup really depressed me. I finally tried this way and it worked! You need to find what really works underneath for your skin!! That's the key!! This powder is the best!! Skin prep is a must before application!!
I am a loyal customer to Mac products
Moni from Hopewell, Va.
Mac make up enhances my beauty!
This is my NEW everyday wear!
Jess from Gastonia, North Carolina
I was using Infallible but this.. this here is my NEW everyday wear. The way it hides my red cheeks is just.. great. Worth the money, it's a must buy.
This is my go-to must have foundation!
Marti from Marianna, FL
I am so glad that my son bought me a gift card and I have been buying MAC products at Ulta ever since!
Love my Mac!
Lisa from Katy, Texas
Love Mac .
linds from ok
can't stand this foundation.
three reasons why:
1.) hue issues.
2.) broke me out. incredibly bad.
3.) the wear is cake + the coverage is less than impressive with this kind of price tag.
back to IT or laura geller.
Megan S from VA
I really like this stuff! For some reason liquid foundation makes my skin really dry but powder foundation doesn't, which doesn't make sense, but I prefer this over any foundation I've tried! I press in my settings spray with a beauty blender to make it look less powdery, and it works wonders. Definitely not transfer proof but it makes my skin look very smooth.
I think so
Makeup girl from So. Md
Don't wear makeup a lot, however I do like the MAC products.