Rated 4.55 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 1379 customers Love this
Jen from McKinney, TX
Love this makeup. Never fails me. Been using since my 20's, now in my 40's. Great coverage without the goopy feeling of liquid.
I will buy this again
Bandit from West Bath, Maine
I love this product. Best I ever used
It's a no from me sis.
MMakeuplogann from United States of American
Not my favorite powder foundation. I found that once I applied the foundation it made my face look dry, also the color oxidized a lot darker than the color it should be.
No foundation needed
Shelbynichole from Lake Jackson,Tx
when Im in a rush out the door this foundation powder does the job..5 years and it's definitely a still have in my makeup routine.
Lex from Bay Area
I love this powder and I've repurchased it so many times. Makes the skin looks flawless and provides extra coverage. It could be used on top of liquid foundation, or on its own.
I will never use another foundation again
ARG from Portland, Oregon
This powder foundation looks way better than liquid or any other kind of foundation I've ever had. Makes my skin look so smooth. If you put too much on it can look a little cakey, but nothing some fix+ or any other setting spray can't fix. NC10 also matches my fair skin perfectly
I love Maxx makeup.
Karen from Murchison, Texas
Will live by this product. Truly a game changer!!!
Bri-z baby from Jackson,Tn
Protection is a must for all day wear and this product will not let you down.
Always a staple
AOP from Chicago
Always a staple. It's great for clear skin and a soft finish. I don't like liquid foundation. I've always used powder and I love this one
Nikki from North hills
Elo from Rochester, MN
Amazing product. Great coverage!
Would buy again
CHope from North Carolina
Tried and disliked
Jo from Michigan
Doesn't blend IT powder foundation is much better.
Long Time Favorite
Liz from NJ
Use with MAC concealer for best natural look. Ive been using this product for 20 years. LOVE it! Have not found anything that looks as natural to even skin.
Wish I bought it sooner
DJ from OH
My only regret is that I tried liquid foundations for so long. The color is PERFECT and so is the finish. easy to apply, lasts long.
Could never go wrong with this classic powder!
Kathy from Montebello, Ca
Can never go wrong with this powder! Works well as a powder and even foundation! Always come back to this classic powder.
OK product, although another bad experience.
Cheyanne from Kitsap County
Product is decent, as usual. MAC isn't sold in my local store, which I learned when I visited to exchange. Ulta charged me full price when the wrong product was sent initially. It was shipped with expired coupons. Third negative experience with ulta in the last three months.
Love this foundation
Ldynchrg from Chicago IL
This powder foundation gave me a beautiful velvet-like finish!!
Oldie but goodie
HeatherB1983 from Wilkesboro, NC
This was the first high end foundation I bought in high school and I loved it back then. I am makeup obsessed and I've been using many different foundations over the years and I always keep this foundation on hand for days when I don't feel like doing a full face. The coverage is amazing and it goes on so easily and blends perfectly . I love the shade selection because you can find any skin tone. It's the best matched foundation I've ever used and I'm 37 and still using it. Can't go wrong with this foundation!
I'm going to make sure I don't run out of this!
Jennyjinak9o7 from Anchorage AK
I use it as my main face foundation and powder in one. I also do spot correcting for blemishes for a very fine tuned look. Flawless
Ari from North Bergen NJ
So I always buy this. The coverage is great. It's great for touch ups throughout the day. I like this more than the liquid foundation.
Pinker from Milwaukee
I've tried sooo many powder foundations, they were too cakey, shiny, yellow, powdery or just made me breakout. This is perfection, I use a slightly lighter shade for under the eyes and a darker for all over. I have combo , sensitive skin, this is the only foundation I wear.
NO!! to dark
not happy from Chatsworth ca
I had to order another color
I don't get the hype 🤷🏽♀️
Sam from Tulsa, OK
Maybe I'm becoming a drugstore makeup snob, but I definitely don't get the hype for this. The shade I picked up looks like it would be horrendously light for me, but throughout the day it oxidizes so much, it ends up matching. The first day I wore this, I made the mistake of not drying my hair enough before putting makeup on and when a drop of water rolled down my face, this left a terrible streak. Don't even think of sweating or crying in this powder, because it definitely won't hold up. Also, it caught every dry patch on my skin and made it look 100x worse. I know that dry skin and powders don't always mix well, but this one was probably the worst I've tried.
Beautiful foundation BUT....
OOHSOPHIIE from San Diego, CA
I used this foundation for 2 weeks, I loved the finish, it made my skin look flawless. but after the 2nd use I started feeling bad breakouts along my face ( I never get breakouts) . at first I thought it was my period. until I noticed after a day of using this foundation my skin increasingly got worse and FAST. I had horrible cystic acne along the sides of my face. it took 2-3 weeks for my face to go back to being clear. So sad.( I also cleaned my face thoroughly after wearing this makeup)