Rated 3.93 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Very light weight.beware the color is different from regular
Very light weight and smooth in texture.it gives u a radiant look like you have healthy skin.but the color of this foundation is way different from other Mac's foundations.i wear nc15 or nw13 in studio fix fluid.i got this in nc15(I was gonna give this to my friend as a gift but the deli every day was way passed her birthday!!:/)I thought I would give it a try so I didn't return it.nc15 in this foundation has more pinker tone to it,and less yellow,it's more like a neutral tone,shade wise it's lighter then studio fix nc15.i suggest if u have a shop nearby you should definitely go get color match.or you can order two colors and see which one fits u better.
there are couple things I would like to point out as in my experience.
First of all I suggest you to use a dense flat top buffing brush,not any sponge,cos it will soak up the product and unnecessarily sheer out your foundation more.i have 196 brush as well as other dense buffing brush,them both work fine.but 196 does a great job.you dot foundation on your most problematic area turn use dabbing motion to apply the foundation,then blend out along jaw line,it's perfect.
If you have dry skin,moisturize your skin well as you usually do,then use a dense flat top foundation buffing brush dab and use a patting motion to put on foundation evenly.you can skip the primer if you moisturize your dry skin enough.if u use a luminous setting powder it will help you hold up better,not don't use mattifying powder if you don't want to lose the dewiness.
For oily skin,I suggest you put on your regular moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated,then apply matte primer before you apply this foundation,if you like the dewiness that this foundation offers,u can use a luminous powder to set,so u will still have matte face in touch and dewiness in look.you might have to use powder to set especially if you have oily nose and t zone area,cos the foundation will break down in few hours around your nose.
Overall this is a great foundation that is comfortable to wear,you can feel you skin very soft and u can feel your skin can breath .mineralize skin finish powder is great to pair with this foundation.
Btw if you apply prep and prime skin primer or strobe cream under this foundation it will make u look like if you have a super greasy face,especially with the prep and prime.
Most Helpful Critical Review Accentuated my fine lines and made me look bumpy!
I went to a local makeup store that has a mac counter called Douglas. There I was just looking for my mac shade reference. I thought I'd also buy the Studio Fix Fluid, since its so raved about. When I asked the woman who was working there to shade match me, she did so, and she was a very nice lady. She recommended this foundation rather than the Studio Fix, because she said it can accentuate any dry patches. Although I have combination skin, I still want to steer clear from something that will accentuate something I don't want. So I decided to try it. So the next day, I tried it on. When my 10 year old daughter saw me, she said "Mom what happened to your skin? It looks horrible!" Now, she didn't know I was wearing a new foundation. And she's 10! It accentuated my fine lines around my eyes so badly, went into my creases. It also made my skin weirdly bumpy, when it really isn't. I am 31 years old, have fairly good skin regarding wrinkles, and have no pimples. This was making my face look so texturized! It claims that it's lightweight, my face felt like I had pounds of makeup on, although that was not the case! Overall I am extremely disappointed by this product and I returned it.
I love Mac lipsticks, and their bronzer (Mineralized Skin Finish in Give me Sun), it's great!! I love it!! So it's not that I don't like Mac products. I love their blushes as well!! But this foundation just didn't do it right!!
Reviewed by 342 customers Wow
Gurululu from Fanwood
I'm almost 50 and was surprised that this looked so good on me. I usually wear Nars Finlad tinted moisturizer but my neutral skin tone has far less yellow anymore. Got this in NW which is beigy in Mac being opposite of usual yellows. I don't know if it last all day like NARS without separating, but I'll adjust stars later if need be.
loralei from Ohio, USA
coverage is awful and shows pores. sad i wasted my money
I keep returning back to Mac
Sandy from CA
I have been wearing Mac Cosmetics for about 23 years. I have tried other foundations like tarte and it cosmetics, I keep on coming back to Mac.
Amber from Wv
The shade Range sucks let's be honest but it's a beautiful everyday foundation! It's easy to apply and stays on all day! I would recommend!
I would buy this again
Kas from Wa
This product is light weight , does nit clog pores. I love it
Love this foundation!!!
Mia7 from California
I just turned 50 and my HG foundation Studio Fix Powder gets a little dry for me. So I tried this waterweight foundation and I am in love. It does not settle into my fine lines. It has a beautiful finish. And best of all, it contains sunscreen. I am hoping Mac doesn't cancel this foundation. This foundation's coverage is basically between that of Studio Fix liquid and Face and Body. Has a little less than Studio Fix and less matte, but more coverage than F&B.
Light Weight Foundation!
Jewels from Los Angeles
This foundation is light weight and it seemed slightly darker in the NC44 than the other MAC foundations. I think all the MAC foundations. MAC's Studio Sculpt foundation is number 1 on my list. This is the second favorite foundation that looks natural on. It wears nicely and does not crease it is hydrating and feels nice on the skin. It wears nicely!
long lasting with a beautiful finish
Suncakes from washington
very pleased. i applied with a brush and set with powder before continuing the rest of my routine. i didnt experience oil break thru for several hours. the coverage was sheer to medium in shade nc42 on my Estee Lauder 4n2 spiced sands complexion.
nygirll from NY
Very drying, shows every line and pore, feels tight like a mask. Worst foundation I've ever tried. Premium brand? Drugstore brands way better and cheaper. Returning.
Karen from Cottage Grove, MN
I love that this is a light long wearing foundation. Some are just so heavy but not this one. I have been wearing this for 3 years.
Need more Mac shade range
Ashhh from MD
Great foundation, Ulta needs entire shade range of this foundation as well as more Mac products. I'll continue to buy at Mac until Ulta offers a wider selection of colors.
I Did Not Like This on My SKin
Myoung from Converse, TX
This is the 1 of 2 MAC foundations that I did not like. It did not blend well and I did not like the finish
My perfect foundation
Beachgirl from Charleston, SC
I love this! It's the perfect consistency for using fingers to blend and build. I find the coverage to be almost medium, but I can easily build it for more coverage. I love that it has spf 30. I also wear sunscreen underneath it, but I spend a lot of time in the sun, so I'm always wanting extra protection. It reminds me a bit of Nars Sheer Glow, but slightly less coverage. As I age I find that matte foundations just don't look as good. This doesn't settle into any lines, and it's not too glowy. So glad I tried it! Perfect every day, easy foundation!
I would by this product forever!
Patricia from Windermere
The medium coverage is perfect for everyday use! I love it!
Amanda from St. Louis
I went from wearing no makeup to getting this a a powder from Mac. Something I've noticed is the tool you use to apply matters. I'm not makeup expert so maybe common sense, however I was using a foundation brush and noticed about half way through the day it got very cakey, and splotchy. I stopped using for a bit Bc it was very noticeable. I then switched to a sponge to apply and noticed a great improvement and different, however now experiencing the issue of the sponge absorbing more than my face when applying. Overall though, for a new makeup user I will continue to use this and my Mac powder, not interested in searching for diff foundations just in increasing tools to use and my ability to apply.
Quite literally does nothing
Dino D from Louisiana
Nothing. No coverage, not even sheer. No benefit
Samantha from Massachusetts
I've been using this foundation for years now, I'll sometimes try other foundations just to see if there's something else out there and every single time I always come back to this one! I wear shade NC15 and usually apply with a beauty blender but today I decided to apply it with my fingers and let me tell you 10 times better it came out flawless! I just ordered the Mac face & body foundation to compare and see which I like better! But overall I would definitely recommend this to anyone with dry/normal skin who likes a light/ medium coverage and a shinny/ dewy look!
Great Foundation But the Container Needs Help
Mandy from WV
I love the foundation. The eye drop type dispenser was a bad choice. I have to set it down on my counter and the foundation makes a mess. I had to switch from the Mineralized foundation because it was discontinued. It was even better and had a great pump style container. Why did MAC switch? It seems like the best products get discontinued.
Marisa from Exeter Ca
It's a medium coverage but not heavy on the skin. It's one of my top 3 favorite foundations.
Perfect for me
Tabatha from Oxford, AL
Use this everyday... Doesn't clog my pores.. The fact it has sunscreen in it is also a +
Love the makeup NOT the glass bottle and dropper
Beach walker from Oregon Coast
I love the light feeling of this foundation and the coverage.It gives my skin a soft finish.
I do NOT like the glass bottle or the glass dropper. The bottle slipped out of my hand and broken all over the granite. I replaced the make up and today the dropper fell on to the floor and shattered. If the dropper could at least be unbreakable it would help.
Is there any replacement cap and dropper I can get for this almost full bottle??
It Was not even close to the medium color tone on website.
Mo from Fl
It Was not even close to the medium color tone on website.
Glass bottle shattered!
Mommyx4 from Folsom
I actually loved this foundation. But sad to say only after using it a couple times... the GLASS bottle slipped out of my hand and shattered all Over my Bathroom tile floor. So I wasted a lot of money for this product :( please consider making this in a squeeze tube or plastic bottle. Unfortunately I will not purchase again due to this issue.
Great Water Base Foundation
joparekhno from Bangkok
Easy to apply with fingers or a brush
Sheer coverage. Natural-looking finish
Its a water based foundation so use a moisturizer cream which is also water based otherwise the foundation will move around.
KD from Annapolis, MD
I was looking for something light that I can wear every day. Tried Neutrogena and it Cosmetics foundations, but they usually lead to breakouts. I workout every morning and am active throughout the day, so I needed something that would breathe and wouldn't clog my pores. This is perfect! Light enough, that it doesn't look caked on, but enough of a veil to smooth blemishes. Buildable if I want more coverage for a special occasion. Love!