Rated 4.12 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 1975 customers love the coverage and texture
Brooksy from Alabama
I love this formula and the matte finish it gives my skin. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was because of the smell. This foundation has a slight chemical smell.
It's perfect for my fair complexion and oily skin
Kym from Washington
Love this foundation!
Stacey from South Carolina
samehh from utah
its great if you have normal or oily skin. not so much for dry
Not for me
Cherripye from Tulsa, Ok
The foundation gives could coverage but unfortunately I had to return it. It doesn't wear well in the t zone and melted off during the day.
I love this product.
Vee from Pearland, Texas
I love this foundation, it goes on smooth and last throughout the day. It gives just the right amount of coverage.
babydoll97 from GA - Georgia
I love the color. It is hard for me to find a good color. I was really pleased with the color.
A little drying
Lindsay from Palm Springs, CA
I highly recommend this foundation! There are so many shades that it was kinda hard to pick one. But it looks great!
Before I use it, I make sure to moisturize really well so my skin doesn't get dry.
I would definitely recommend this!
Katy from Modesto, Ca
I used to use Mac regularly and stopped using it but now I remember why I love it
DEE from NY
I highly recommend this product to any consumer interested in purchasing. I will be buying this item again as needed!
Long wear and amazing
kris from Lincoln NE
I love how this stayed on all day and wear throughout the day.
SO MANY SHADES & STILL NO SHADE FOR WHITE SKIN!
Becky from MD
A few dozen shades & still not one that is just 'white'. They all have either too much orange, pink or yellow - like most every brand out there.
This is a huge no!
Jade from North Carolina
I fell in love with the Mac prolong wear foundation, I thought this would be similar. I was very wrong! The color is very yellow! My other Mac products aren't like this. I tried my best to build a medium to full coverage and It wasn't possible. I tried using a beauty blender, brushes, and even my fingers (my nars foundation is recommended to be applied with fingers) and still this foundation was horrible! If you have even slightly oily skin stay away from this. Within two hours oil was soaking my face. The foundation broke up and was patchy. The color kept getting yellower and yellower as the day went on. I would use drugstore before purchasing this again. Definitely RETURNING!
Cannot get past the smell
Cjbent from NY
I was so excited to try this! Finally got a color that was close enough to a match, however I cannot get past the STINK. It is so awful that I cannot apply it. It's like a chemical, cleaning product, varnish odor. I thought perhaps I got an old or bad bottle. I went to the reviews to confirm if it was just a me problem and it doesn't sound like it.
Emily from the moon
I bought this foundation because the one I usually use (bare minerals bare pro liquid foundation) was out in my color and the ulta employee said this was comparable. I work 16hr shifts so longevity is very important to say the least. I use hangover rx primer with my usual bare minerals and although it does wear by the end of a shift it still looks pretty dang good even without touch ups. This foundation didn't blend well. I had to keep adding more to get even coverage which I don't usually have a problem with a buildable foundation, but it never seemed to really even out and it felt like I was just caking it on. I used the same priming/makeup routine as usual and it was separating on my face and super oily just 4hrs into my shift and the day after my skin was breaking out. It also oxidized into a weird color. I wanted to like it but it's just not for me.
Babydoll from Americus
I love the color match for my face. Was do excited to apply it. I used a primer. Was so.disappointed when I looked in. The mirror and the makeup had just caked on my face.. I would recommend it but it's just not for me.
Giant nope for oily skin
Heather from Ny
This does nothing for oily skin except accentuate the grease. It also reeks like paint. I will 100% be returning this.
Perfect shade but..
Baldhead Wonda from Somewhere in the South
Nc 55 is my perfect shade. Blends in nicely like second skin and wears well too. However, my face always breaks out. There are so many pros to this foundation but if my face is breaking out I can't continue use.
Side note: i don't not have sensitive skin either.
Lilyyy from California
Goes on well but the scent is gross smells like strong chemicals!
LReynolds2020 from Texas
I bought N6 shade online. It was way too light and did not blend well for me. I could not handle the strong chemical smell either. I returned it back to store after 1 use.
Shay from Oakland
Didn't really sit well on my skin even with high end primer .
My forever foundation
Ashley from Chicago
I have used this for years and gone through over 20 bottles. Stays on all day even in my oily areas.
No - melts like butter off your few
Hutto101 from TX
I wanted to like this product had great reviews. It is very yellow and slides off face. Doesn't work as a matte as it indicates.
I would not buy this product
Hutto101 from Austin TX
I read good reviews on this and went for a neutral not a warm. it goes on smooth, however throughout the day it felt very creamy and melted off my face and this foundation is supposed to be a matte finish. Had to return.
Gigi from FLORIDA
The color was exactly what I was looking for. Lightweight, smooth coverage.