Rated 3.9 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 68 customers Perfect match
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
MrsH_11 from Texas
This has nice coverage when I swipe over most of my face for 1 application, it covered most of my hyperpigmentation. I believe the NC50 is a light lighter in the stick than in the studio fix fluid, so that's something to be mindful of. I like the finish, it's a really nice soft matte. I'm glad I was able to try this for half off.
JEP from OH
I am so shocked this doesn't have higher star reviews! I will say I am super oily so for someone who is dry I could see how this would not be the best foundation for that skin type. But for my oily skin it is PERFECTION! It's so natural looking - made my kind look like butter- but covered my bright red rosacea beautifully!! It also smoothed all my wrinkles and didn't settle in any creases which is amazing! I was hardly greasy by the end of the day which is a miracle also! I use 3 different shades depending on how tan/light I am that season- it's so nice I can mix and blend them all so easily to highlight and contour! I can't say enough good things about this! I am 31 and my mom is 50 and we both LOVE this foundation!
Lacks coverage + ends up too caked on
SouthernBohoBelle from North Carolina
I got this foundation stick hoping that since it was labeled as buildable coverage I could swipe this over any trouble spots like breakout•blend•be on my way... very sadly, this product was not the right match so I'm going to try one more type of foundation from Mac before giving up & getting a different brand of foundation.
I would buy It again
Myra from Texas
I just love it
Make up staple
Kaila from San diego
A little goes a long way. Definitely worth the price
Where has this been all my life!!!
Blondielocks805 from Ventura ca
This is such a fantastic product. I have dry and sensitive skin and have had no issues with breakouts after 2 weeks of using this foundation stick. Normally I use a beauty blender to apply foundation but decided to get the morphe buffer brush to apply this . Im glad I did because this made for a flawless application. This foundation does not stick to dry patches at all which is normally a huge problem for me during hormonal breakouts. Coverage is lite to medium , would not say it is not a full coverage which I like! Love it!!!
Didn't do half of what it said.
YDINANN from New York
I really wanted to like this foundation, but it was a no for me. I have used buildable foundations before, but I have never had to layer a product on as many times as I has to with this. Then on top of the it wouldn't really bleand well. I wanted simple I could throw on everyday and not have to do much to, but for me this is not it.
Audrey from Fredericksburg VA
This is for people who have oily skin. I see a lot of reviews saying it's too dry and difficult to blend. It is a dryer formula and doesn't add any extra oil or moisture to your skin. I love it and it blends so seamlessly and looks very natural.
Foundation junkie from Cali
I really enjoy this product. The best application is with a gripping primer and a duo fiber stipple brush. Most stick foundations blend best with a brush that gives a bit more friction versus a sponge since it's a thick cream. But nc44 is a great match still, and this lasts very well on my combo oily skin
my go to foundation
Ms Ann from Greenville NC
love to use it every day. lots of color match choices too.
I would buy this product again
Jewelz from Milwaukee, WI
I absolutely love this product! It makes my face feel very soft and it feels lightweight. Looks flawless
Do not buy
Julie from North Carolina
Even with a good moisturizer and moisturizing primer this foundation does not apply smoothly at all. It's patchy and cakey, not the quality I am used to from MAC. I also went with two shades lighter than usual (as per the suggestion of a MAC artist) and it still came out about three shades darker than my neck and very orange. Since I'm fair skinned there's not really any better light options since this line somehow doesn't go as light as MAC's other foundations and concealers.
Addy from Chicago, IL
I've been wearing Mac foundation for years but this is by far my most favorite. I just love the smooth texture on my skin and how flawless my face looks when I wear this. I have oily skin and I use other makeup brands in my go-to ritual but my MAC foundation, powder, lip liner and lip sticks always stay. Highly recommend this product.
not for me
Jbee from San Diego
I love MAC cosmetics in general but this isn't a product I'd ever buy again. It is SO DRY and extremely difficult to blend. I would not recommend this.
Love this stuff
Makeup Ru from Chicago
I'm so happy I bought this. I was using Studio Fix but wanted something a little more natural for spring/summer. It blends really easily with a foundation brush. It's great because you can quickly go back and build more coverage where needed. I love the natural matte finish and feels comfortable to wear all day.