Rated 4.51 out of 5 stars
I'm excited to share my experience with this foundation, especially for people with extremely dry skin. As someone in the same boat, I've always struggled with foundations creating dry patches, but this one has turned out to be a game-changer. Mind you, I'm very picky with my foundation but the way it seamlessly melds with my skin without emphasizing dryness is truly impressive.
My go to foundation is the Estee Lauder Future HydraLyst but trying this foundation will be my new favorite since it offers both better coverage (I have dark circles and hyperpigmentation) without being too shiny. I noticed sometimes that the Estée Lauder foundation wouldnt cover some of my hyper pigmentation so I would have to put on another layer or add concealer, which makes it slightly cakey (it also didn't oxidized). This one strikes the perfect balance.
Living in the humid climate of Florida, I was initially skeptical about its staying power, but to my delight, it held up exceptionally well. Unlike other foundations that would slide off in the heat, this one remained throughout the day. This will be apart of my everyday make up and even going out days!
For anyone with dry skin, I highly recommend giving this foundation a try. The hydration it provides, combined with its longevity, makes it an excellent choice. However, if you have oily skin, you might want to approach with caution as it could leave a slightly dewy finish that might not suit your preferences. Personally, I encountered no issues blending other makeup products on top and simply used a make up brush. I also had no breakout although I'm very acne prone. A suggestion is that I wish it was water proof or had spf.
In conclusion, this foundation's ability to combat dryness, provide great coverage, and withstand hot and humid conditions makes it a winner for those of us with dry skin. It's a product I would highly recommend to anyone!!
I was very excited to receive and try this foundation from MAC and BzzAgent because the claim of it being like skin care, hydrating, and Moisturizing. As a person with dry skin at the moment, this was to drying and Matte for my tastes. When it's first applied, it's beautiful, radiant, and has a nice glow. As it wears throughout the day it becomes drying and clings to dry patches and in creases. After 1p hours of wear it was extremely cakey looking and has settled in my fine lines and creases. As a makeup artist I think this would work best for normal/Oily skin types and not dry/mature types that need hydration and like a radiant/glowy finish.
I prepped my skin as usual for dry skin and didn't use setting powder only setting spray.
princess from Virginia
LOVED LOVED LOVEDDD
Anna from Mississippi
I am a prolong wear fan!! This product has no coverage. It doesn't last even with my setting spray and prep amd prime.
Debbie from Greenville, NC
Best foundation I've ever used (and I've used quite a few). Does not look like someone baked a cake on my face. Great coverage.
KM from Annapolis
I am usually a fan of a matte complexion but was intrigued to try this product when it first came out. This product leaves behind a very nice, natural finish. I do sometimes like to apply a loose powder in my t-zone area to reduce the dewy look in those places, but that depends on what I am feeling that day with my makeup.
This feels fresh and light, not tacky. I am planning on repurchasing and will recommend this to my friends and family.
MTB girl from Reno
I struggle with dry skin and foundations looking cakey. This went on perfectly and blended seamlessly. Worth the $
Yen from California
I used to only use the sheer kind but then my local store stopped selling it so I thought I'd try the new formula. I aim for the no-makeup makeup look and this is WAY too caky! Shows every pore, and I don't have super large pores as is. Looks like you are wearing a heavy foundation. I am 36 so I have some fine lines and it just sits inside of every crease making me look older.
Pattie from Grand Junction, CO
I like the light coverage, yet covers what I need it to do. I am older and dont want it to look like I have make-up on.
Julia P from NYC
I'm upset because first I found out that my usual Pro Longwear waterproof foundation isn't available anymore. So I decided to try this foundation. I usually use NC30 in everything, but this was a LOT darker!
Goldie from Philadelphia
I've been using this foundation for at least a month. I really like it but I think I'm too much of a minimalist for it to be my day-to-day foundation. I use one pump which gives a heavier-medium coverage and seems to transfer onto everything my face brushes against. It also accentuates my pores and texture and makes my face a little too shiny. A blotting pad is a must for me during my morning application. I normally wear studio fix powder foundation in C8, which isn't an option in the Radiance formula. I had to go with NC45 which is a tad too red but I made it worked. Overall this foundation made my skin look beautiful once I calmed the radiance down. It actually looks better as the day goes on. I will probably use if more in the dry winter months or going out but I'm going back to studio fix powder foundation as my everyday foundation.
Viv from Chicago
Absolutely loved this foundation. It was super hydrating and applied beautifully. It also blended really nicely.
Nicole from Baltimore, MD
I have combo skin and have always struggled to find a good liquid foundation that didn't make me feel like I couldn't wait to wash my face. It blends so nicely and the coverage is amazing for how lightweight it feels on my face. I'd give 10 stars!
Key from Orlando
Not heavy when apply natural finish look
Adriana from Orange County
I have dry skin, and found this to be a natural finish on me. It didn't feel very hydrating, but was lightweight. I'm usually NC20 and chose NC12. Despite this, the color seemed to oxidize a little bit--it ended up looking a little warm (orange) on me. The coverage is a light/medium, buildable coverage. The biggest con is that it transfers easily and doesn't last. It also looks cakey if you try to reapply or fix any areas that faded/rubbed off/transferred. I took a nap and the side with this foundation nearly disappeared, which is rare in the foundations I use. For this reason, I returned it. Overall, not what I expected unfortunately.
CHUBEUNICORN from VA
This was a miss for me in terms of foundation. It really separated on my face and did not have any staying power. I wear glasses when using the computer and you could see exactly where they sit on my face/nose when I took them off. It also turned my face into a shiny disco ball by the afternoon. The product also seemed to "sink" into my pores but did not blend with my face. Really unlikeable application. Had I not already thrown away the box, I would have returned it.
The pro however was that finally, MAC added the pump to the bottle instead of making us buy it separately. But, overall this one is a no for me.
lmbell4 from Arizona
While I normally wear Studio Fix, I thought I'd give this a whirl. Unfortunately, the coverage wasn't what I expected, fades into skin too quickly and leaves my skin too shiny. It may work for dry to medium skin but I'm an oily skin girl.
Bess from Baton Rouge
This went on beautifully, but as I put on the rest of my make I noticed it getting patchy in my dry areas. I tried both with and without primer. Same results. Also I found that it never actually dried? Def not non-transferring.
TMI from NY
I didn't love the coverage and it was a bit more shine than I like, but I can see why others may love it.
Awesome dewy look! from Dallas,TX
Finally found a foundation that makes my skin radiant and doesn't crease! Long wearing, and hydrating!
CJ from Earth
The changed colors versus past foundation colors are difficult and very annoying & extremely time consuming to locate a suitable match. The foundation prices continue to increase while sizes decrease, sadly quality never increases to justify pricing. This foundation is ok but nothing in comparisonto the orginal c1 face & body in the 4 FL oz was the only foundation I used for years .
Maria from Fort Myers
This foundation looks amazing when it's just applied. Just perfect photoshopped skin! Works great with spf, both cream and powder products. The only downside is it's not as long lasting as I thought it is. After 5-6 hours it starts to be drying and reveals dry patches on my cheeks that I didnt know I have. But as a day time only kind of foundation it's ok.
Mari from Chicago
I had never tried out MAC foundations because I always thought they were too thick and higher coverage. This one is neither of those things. This is a nice medium coverage foundation that provides the most beautiful glow to the face. The skin looks lovely, evened-out, and perfected, but it still looks like skin. The product doesn't catch on to dry patches on my dehydrated skin and smooths over everything to provide one of the most skin-like finishes I've ever seen. I loved that the foundation wasn't overly dewy like a lot of products these days and that it seemed to set on the skin and I didn't need to powder. It wore pretty evenly throughout the day and I saw it wearing off at around the 6 hour mark, so I wouldn't say it's long-lasting. I also noticed a couple of glitter particles on my face, but they didn't accentuate anything.
Nana from Los Angeles
It was amazing smooth finish. Plenty of compliments on the natural matte finish with the perfect radiant touch. I love how I didn't need to constantly retouch.
Nash from Nashville, TN
I have sensitive skin and this did not cause any issues so that is a pro.
However the coverage is just not there, i have redness and i had to use a lot to try and cover it, and had to double down on concealer to make a difference. It also transferred easily and patches go missing as the day goes on.
I wouldnt purchase again.
Zorié from Connecticut
It's been years since I've tried a Mac complexion product. I have oily skin, but love my glow. However I like a long lasting finish that doesn't make me look too oily. This is extremely hard to achieve as "radiant and long wearing" is rather difficult to have at the same time. Mac…did it with this. I had some difficulty finding my shade due to personal error and confusion. A lot of shades to choose from! But I finally found my perfect match. I was fortunate to have a great Ulta associate match me perfectly. I'm a true C5 and in this NC40 (spot on to their chart that I neglected to look at before trying lol). This is beautiful on the skin. It's smoothing, glowy, and most importantly long lasting. It is the only radiant foundation I've tried that doesn't make me look like a grease ball or break up at the end of the day. Minimal transfer too. This was after 15+ hr work day. I honestly didn't think I'd like this and was skeptical about the hype…but yeah it's well deserved and real. Best foundation of this year period.
Nichole from Va
So I have combo skin. My T zone goes between oily to dry. My old foundation was the fenty that was discontinued. I have been stressing, trying to find a new foundation that I like and this was it. It is a buildable coverage, but I prefer a light coverage. I like for my skin to show through. The no makeup look! It did not oxidize too bad. Maybe a tiny. I'm N14.5. I could probably go a shade lighter but they was out of stock at the store. This one is just fine and will be perfect for the summer!! So happy I found this foundation! Will continue to buy this! Will honestly go get more next time I'm near Ulta.