Rated 3.78 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Great Match and Natural Look!
I don't wear a lot of makeup, but have noticed some aging and under eye circles that I wanted to find something to "fix" without looking painted or covering my freckles. I visited a MAC store near my hotel in Vegas and discussed my concerns with an artist (Gregory) who recommended this foundation stick to spot conceal and I love it! It's a perfect match for my fair skin, blends so easily so I don't have to cover my whole face with it (just my red areas and my dark circles) and it even blurs my pores while allowing my freckles to shine through. My husband prefers no makeup, and this makes us both happy by covering my problem spots while not looking "all made up." I agree with other reviewers that it can look a little dry, but Gregory gave me a good tip about spritzing my brush with some setting spray for when I blend and that works great for me! Also have no problem with it lasting all day (or longer). I even forgot to remove my makeup after our late flight home, and my makeup still looked perfect the next morning! My only concern is that the 13 is as light as it goes. My daughter is SO much lighter than me, so I'm hoping that by the time she's old enough to start using makeup there will be more options for her very porcelain skin.
Most Helpful Critical Review this isn't it.
I recently bought this and have used it several times to give it a fair shot. I have tried to blend it with a sponge, brush and fingers, but it's very hard to blend. The end result is a cakey mess. I finished the rest of my makeup to see if that would help, but I looked 10 years older. I have combo skin. I was excited to try this and wanted to love it. I'm glad it's worked for others, makes me a little jealous lol, but for me this wasn't it.
I recently bought this and have used it several times to give it a fair shot. I blended with a brush, sponge and my fingers. this is very hard to blend and the end result was the same, a cakey mess. I finished my makeup to see if that would help but I just ended looking 10 years older. I was very excited about this foundation and I'm glad it's worked for others but for me this wasn't it. I have combo skin.
Reviewed by 83 customers Love this
Alaj from Pikeville
I am on my 4 th stick and the only reason I didn't give this 5 ⭐️ is bc it's pricey and not much product for the price. I go thru one a month amd I use almost everyday! But it lasts amd love the coverage it's very beautiful on the skin!
Ali from NYC
I intentionally went to the store for help since it was my first time to buy foundation from MAC. I asked for assistance to find my correct tone. The SA gave me this and said it's the best for my complexion. I bought three NC20, NC35, and NC50 all at once after voicing my plan to use three different shades for highlights and contour, as advertised in the website. Unfortunately after putting them on and out in natural daylight the shades are too dark. NC20 which supposed to be for highlight is even darker for my skin tone, much more the NC35. NC50 gives me an orangey look. All in all, it didn't make my skin glow but rather dull and dark.
My great to!
Adri from Las Vegas
Portable, great coverage, lasts.
mac_lover from nj
love it! it is a little orangey for my complexion so I just put on less and smear it with a sponge. it stays on for hoursssss and makes my skin look so clear and smooth! I'm obsessed!!
Cakey, Patchy, and Unblendable
C_Zeeee from Jax, FL
I love all other MAC Foundations; never had an issue with any of them and Studio Fix is my to-go. But this stick left me with patches, oil slicks, and doesn't blend for anything. I moisturize, prep, prime, etc. and it looked good; for the first 30 mins it's on. I found myself constantly rebuffing, reblending, trying to fix patchiness and settling foundation. Don't recommend.
dry. not blendable
tanya from california
i tried everything:( i wanted to love it but it just felt dry and it would not blend at all. it leaves patches
Did not love like the other Mac foundations
Ang from Reno
It goes on smooth but as soon as you put in on after in gets really cakey. It's nothing like the studio fix foundation in the bottle. It is not long lasting.
Nicki from New Jersey
This product works great. You cant even tell that im wearing it.
Sparrow from Harrisburg
I use lot Mac products but this is the very first product gave me allergic reaction . I have normal-dry skin , it's bone dry on me and it doesn't cover blemishes for long . Not a fan of it . Never using again
did not like
Stacia72 from Michiagn
this is not doing what I thought it would do. I was looking for something to cover up "spot" here and there but it seems to just glide on and not help cover up what I was hoping. I want to return it
Beautiful Shade, Coverage and Finish
For Pale Olive Girls from Desert Southwest
This shade is perfect for women with pale skin with olive undertones. For reference, I am 140 in Lancome Teint Idole 24, B20 in YSL All Hours and Light Sand in Tarte Amazonian Clay in a tube, N3 in Loreal mineral powder. This stick goes on smoothly even without a primer and has good coverage without looking caked. My only disappointment is that without setting spray it does not last particularly well on oily skin so you will need touchups. It gives a nice finish that looks glowing, but not greasy and is not mask like. You can use fingers or buff in with a brush since it blends well. I never find I need a lot since it covers well. I like how fast I can get ready using this stick.
Really loves this foundation stick
Jen67 from Oxford
Not sticky good in the summer
Absolute favorite ever
crystalleeann0809 from Apple Valley, CA United States
There are literally no cons I have aging skin and I can use this even skipping primers and concealers and it's still perfect. I do use primer and concealer but if Im in a rush I do not have to with this product it covers everything. Goes on silky smooth and blurs pores as well. Its like 5 skin products in one. I've tried literally all the brands this is most definitley my favorite
sara from Texas
I have dry skin. This foundation is on the dewy side. I recommend this foundation for dry skin only. It won't last on oily skin. I used the Too Face hangover primer and the Morphe setting mist to set my makeup and I live in Texas with humidity and hot days
and my foundation lated up to 5 hrs.
Sheree' from Long Beach, CA
I have very oily skin and I didn't think it would work for me . I'm actually surprised that it did . It's semi matte and it looks absolutely amazing on my skin. I used it with my Laura Mercier setting powder to set . It lasted almost all day at work and I only had to blot once . I'll definitely repurchase
Yana Ge from Birmingham, AL
This product is awesome med/full coverage. Light weight and blends perfectly
Miss Qureshi from NJ
well I always love mac but never tried stick foundation before. But I did yesterday and I love it. Its easy to carry in the bag, easy to put on and look so natural and beautiful on your face. Don't forget to moisturizer your face before use it.
Patch and cakey
Lyss from AZ
The color matches well but it does not sit on my skin well. No matter the primer or moisturizer I use it still looks bad. I've tried different concealers to see if that helps but it always ends up making it look like I have alligator skin. When I attempt to set my face my fluffy brush moves around the foundation and ruins the base of my make up. I've tried many times to wear this foundation but every time i have too take it off and use something else. I can't get it to look good.
Mac foundation stick
Angie the panda from Pennsylvania
It's nicer to use then the liquid blends a lot nicer and quicker
Much better than the liquid foundation.
Zphibwoman from Jacksonville, FL
This is leaps and bounds better than the liquid. It goes on smooth and evenly. It's medium to full coverage and mattifying without being overly drying. The only con is that the mattifying effect didn't last all day.
Her from Covina California
The right amount gone on
Blondielocks805 from Ventura ca
My new go to. Normally stick foundation is a no go for me but this one caught my eye beacuse of the shade range Nc17. I always mix nc15 with nw 20 in mac waterweight foundation depending on how tan I am. This shade is perfect! I have dry skin and dehydrated skin with dry patches if I have any type of breakout. Oh and my skin is so sensitive most foundations will break me out if I wear them everyday. But not this!! Normally because my skin is dry I have to use a beauty blender but the morphe buffer brush worked best for applying this. I always stayed away from brush application because of my skin type and dry patches but this works somehow!! I absolutely love it!!
I would buy again
Becky from Hartford, AL
Love this product
Really happy with this product !
LAMc from Portland, OR
I am a verified multiple repeat buyer. I am a mature woman with normal to dry skin. I had been a just mascara and lipstick wearer for many years. Last year I got a professional color match and I have loved this foundation ever since! I am a self tanner so I find that mixing NW20 and NW25 works well for me. Thanks for your very fine product!
Gray2020 from Mesquite,TX
I had to mix it w/another foundation stick color to get a nice coverage