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 367 customers Review
Kailly from Medford
Love this foundation but needs to come out with darker shades
Quick and Light
TammyJo715 from Jacksonville, AR
Quick, light, blendable, breathable coverage for those natural easy no make up days when you're in a hurry...
Doesn't break down and last all day.
ShalaneRey from Florida
It came in a dropper and was like a water liquid with very light almost pointless coverage. The color was not for me and the amount of money for this is rediculous for what it was. Went with a $10 bottle of a different brand that is almost perfect.
Very nice light weight coverage
Maryb from The villages florida
This foundation works great for light weight coverage and has an spf besides
Connie from Va
Very great product
Darthestar from Mentor OH
After my favorite Mineralize makeup (with a pump applicator) was discontinued I tried this makeup. The applicator does not work AT ALL..I do like the makeup so I ended up putting it into the empty mineralize makeup bottle..a lot of unnecessary work on my part for the price! Please bring back the Mineralize foundation!!
Not for oily/ acne prone skin
Nurse Nikki from gulfport, ms
I love the MAC studio fix foundation, so I thought I would give this a try as something lighter to wear to work-the hospital. I have oily/combination skin prone to adult acne, so for me this product was not a favorite. My skin felt like I had just wiped baby oil on it and it did not absorb.
Freeba from Madison, WI
This foundation is so light weight yet covers everything well. Highly recommend it!
Love this foundation!
Noon from Colorado
I bought this foundation on a whim, and I'm so glad I did! Works great with my oily skin and gives me medium coverage. Would highly recommend!
perfect for a lightweight, glowy look
emma from Tennessee
i have been wearing this since i started wearing makeup on a daily basis and it have never failed me! as a teenager i don't wear heavy makeup and this gives me perfect coverage. it is buildable if you want a more full coverage and when paired with concealer it makes your face the perfect canvas! the SPF is also wonderful if you don't wear sunscreen daily.
Love this Foundation
MissyMarcia from Colorado
I have tried many foundations. I am an experimenter and like to test products based on price. I tried inexpensive foundations in the $10 to $15,dollar range. I have also tried pricey foundations in the $75 plus range.
My final conclusion this MAC foundation is the best. I have older skin with some spots and slightly uneven complexion.
This foundation is light weight gives me good coverage and looks natural. No matter how many foundations I test this is the best. In summer I buy a slightly darker shade and it looks natural.
This is the foundation I will use. I am done with my experiment.
This is way too light in color for me.
Loni from Colorado
Way too light for my skin color. Ulta staff recommended this color but it is way too light and I look like a ghost if I just use this makeup. I am combining it with a different brand to use it but won't listen to a staff member about color again.
danatoo from Florida
I wasn't happy with the lack of coverage of this product, it also seemed oily under my eyes, and prevented my concealer from working properly. Had to return it.
yes from la
this shade range is terrible. it's a huge no for me
Amazing minimalistic product
Jenna C. from Charleston
I have been looking for a lightweight, SPF product for quite a while. I live in the south so I don't enjoy putting a full face of makeup on during the sweltering heat, needless to say this product has changed my makeup game. It's so lightweight with no added oil my skin looks dewy and glowing. I can add my full coverage product if I want but honestly I rarely done so. I pair this product with MAC's yellow undertone primer and my skin looks amazing with just the right amount of color. Compared to other products by tarte, IT and many others it's equal in cost with more benefits.
My new foundation
Donia from WV
Color match is great for a fair skinned redhead. It blends and coverage can be adjusted. Better than some n less than other product types at this price point
Cara from WI
Good if you are looking for a light coverage foundation
MAC Studio WAterweight Foundation
BellaOregonian from Oregon
I had to change foundation since IT Confidence in a Compact was discontinued. I tried a different compact with IT and also MAC, but neither worked well as powder accents the wrinkles. Yikes! When I went back to return those compacts, I almost bought an IT liquid foundation but the MAC was $10. off so I tired it instead. It is now my new best friend in foundation. I am very glad of the return policy so I could find the right foundation when my former "go to" got up and went away.
Lee from Muskegon mi
I love the bottle but the coverage is okay. I feel like it's more for like running to the store really fast or like putting it on a pimple.
Gorgeous glow and perfect for my skin
Sara-ireland from Ireland
Excellent product — works with evening skin tone and removing blotches. Moisturises skin without making it oily. Great product — natural looking and makes my skin look fantastic.
NL from Saint Louis
On my second bottle. Beautifully light.
Quick & Easy
Corin from Minnesota
I'm going to start by saying this foundation is not for everyone. I see it has many negative reviews, however, if you are attempting to hide under this it will not happen. Different products do different things. This is a LIGHT coating to make your face the same tone. I use this for a quick everyday look with some powder. I love this product because it does not dry out my face or make it oily. My skin is neutral and does not have many issues. I alternate between NW15 and NW 20 between seasons.
The color match was impeccable.
Mansfield from Fort Worth, TX
I liked the medium coverage and how light it felt without the cake feeling. Feels like you're putting on moisturizer.
lulu from SF
i wanted very light coverage, but have little age related " things " that would look better concealed. i also have trouble finding really bisque / ivory shades, usually they are too orangy on me. the lightest shade was perfect, the coverage was great yet not obvious. did exactly what i had hoped. very nice !
Europegirl from Ny
This is a lovely foundation it's very light so it goes on so you can actually see your skin still! You're not caking yourself in a heavy foundation! if you're older like me it doesn't sink into lines and wrinkles and make them more obvious- that's a huge must. it's buildable so you could put more than one layer on but I wanted some thing that was sheer that evens out my skin tone while still showing my skin underneath the product. It has a lovely satin finish which is true and I wore it with the time check primer which is another lovely product, although it is very expensive, and wearing the two together It lasted all day, moisturizing, not dry and no perfume smell- a-must for me! I have not worn this foundation on its own yet I haven't tried it out that way yet so I cannot see how it performs without the time check underneath at this point I just haven't gotten around to it. I use NC 15 as I have fair reddish skin and I want a yellow base to even out the red. I usually wear and NC20 in all Mac products, but in this product I was NC 15 it is yellow-based but it might yield slightly more to neutral, as I have worn more yellow or foundations, but it's a great lightweight foundation; And it feels like you are wearing nothing, which is awesome; it feels really great to wear. I love this new water tint, if looking for sheer, wanting your skin to peak through versus masking it all over.