Rated 4.11 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 1991 customers This product is awesome
Trainerxo from Hollywood, Ca
This is awesome, I've waited so long to get it because I couldn't find the correct shade but I was correct with the one I chose NC25. It's a perfect match for my skin in Cali year round! Whereas, in Philly I'm more a NC15-20! This is great and I'd recommend it to anyone!!
Good Product, Bad Packaging
KP from Mississippi
I've used this product a couple of times now and I think I like it (hard to tell having to wear a mask all day that rubs off my foundation), but whyyyy is the packaging so awful? Like we couldn't have gotten a pump or something? Trying to get the foundation out is unnecessarily messy. I probably won't buy again just because of that...
Great coverage, but caused breakouts
artimake from WV
The color NC15 seems to work well for my skin in fall/winter, but I noticed it tends to oxidize after a while and looks slightly darker than when first applied. It goes on very smoothly and blends like a dream. I wish I could keep using it but it always gives me pimples! The ingredients list is heavy with silicones and algae algae extract (pot clogging ingredients). Sadly, I'll have to keep looking for that perfect foundation.
Not for me...
Rach from Benton, AR
The smell of this foundation is very off putting. It blended well and went on matte but it turned orange about 5 hours into wearing it.
I do not care for this foundation
Shellbee from Kentucky
This foundation looks fine when first applying it, however every time I wear this foundation I found throughout the day it rubs off, creases, and becomes cakey. It's not bad if only worn a few hours, but not a good foundation for long day wear. I will not buy this again.
I'll be repurchasing.
Sunny from Texas
Great coverage, smells like a Mac foundation alright, doesn't irritate my crazy sensitive skin.
Perfect texture and color
Kiki from LosAngeles,ca
Rana.I from Michigan
Ive been using this for 5 years. I have tried foundations from Nars, Dior, estee lauder, etc. this is what i keep going back to.
Love this foundation
Hiking grandma from Alaska
I recommend this foundation for anyone who is busy and does not have time to touch up makeup throughout the day. There are enough shades to match any skin tone too!
I loved this product ❤️❗️
RoyalRedd from Georgia
I was so lost on which shade I should get but one of the representatives help me and she was right on point ! I wore it last night on a date and it blended PERFECTLY with my skin. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND 🥰
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.