Rated 4.54 out of 5 stars
I'm a nurse, and work very long hours with no time to use the bathroom, let alone "touch up" my makeup. Since this is a powder plus foundation, all I use underneath it is a light moisturizer and apply this for all day coverage that will last through a 12-14 hour shift no problem. I have been using this product for over 15 years now, and am more in love with it now than ever before. In my teens it gave me a flawless face for an uneven skin tone, in my 20's, it diffused the light to hide imperfections and blemishes. Now in my 30's it soften's those fine lines starting to appear and my large, overworked pores are practically invisible. The sun damage surfacing as well as the occasional blemish are completely gone, leaving a smooth, flawless finish and gorgeously even skintone. My 67 year old mother has also been using this for about 10 years now and she always looks flawless. It always does such a good job on her aging skin and never looks heavy or "made-up".
My skin changes with the seasons, and with age. I've gone from oily to dry and back again a hundred times over with problem issues in between, and this stuff always meets and exceeds the challenges I throw at it. It works for summer or winter, in that respect the only thing that changes with the season is my moisturizer. I have tried others like Studio Tech and Mineralize, and always come back to this.
One thing that people should know, it's what you put underneath this makeup that can make it or break it. If your skin is dry, you need a heavier moistuizer anyway and should be exfoliating. Do this, and this product will never "flake" on you. If your skin is oily, you need a sheer, oil-controlling moisturizer or prep for your skin.
This is the best coverage I have found that looks natural and never cakey. I use the sponge that comes with it for an easy, every day, all-over application. But for more buildable coverage, use a brush, I love the 187 brush for this. For softer more sheer coverage, use the 167 brush.
When I was in my teens and twenties this made my skin look matte and flawless! I loved it! I always got complimented on my skin.
But as I aged (35+) and my skin got less radiant, started getting fine lines, this product settles into all of the fine lines, soaks into your under eyes creases and looks blotchy.
In conclusion,if you have young radiant skin this heavy coverage product may look awesome; however, if you're 35+ I recommend something like "Next to Nothing" over a liquid foundation or B.B. cream instead.
from Aurora, IL
Nice smooth base with a good color match to my skin tone.
Mimi from Indianapolis, IN
Extremely easy to apply. Stayed on for most of the day and looked so natural.
Danielle from Michigan
Nice coverage but doesn't work for my oily skin
skincarejunkie from Los Angeles, CA
This has been my go-to foundation since 2005. I have strayed away and tried several pressed powder foundations and they all pale in comparison.
This covers my redness and applies flawlessly. I like to apply using a foundation brush. It hides my pores and stays matte after a long day!
I wear C3 and it's a perfect match!!
Elvira from Stockton, California
For years I struggle to find the right tone color. No one can ever match me, not even Northstrom! They requested a specialist to come to the store to match my olive complexion. It never happened! But this one is awesome for my for my grace and it smell good.
Danielle from Moreno Valley
Happy lady! Thank you
I've used Mac powder for years. Very thankful I don't have to drive far to get it. Thanks Ulta in Moreno Valley.. Appreciate all the kindness from the employees also. Very helpful and knowledgeable.
Linda from Rockwall TX
Covers well with no heavy feeling.
from Bowling Green Ohio
So far so good
Paula from Indiana
Bought this thinking it would be great for a little fast coverage when running out of the house, it does cover a little but settles into the fine lines around my eyes. Won't buy again.
Ashley from Lynchburg, Va
Nicole from Michigan
I tried his as a recommended replacement for Bare Minerals pressed powder because it was on backorder with no known ship date. I found it felt heavy and looked cakey and didn't blend well. Not a fan.
Chacha from Alabama
I'm mid 40s and very conscious of making sure my foundation doesn't accent wrinkles or look cakey. I've not wore powder foundation in years but was looking for a light weight and quick makeup application for summer time. I LOVE this product! It's my new go to for all times!
mya from Long Beach, California
soo… i have insanely oily skin. doesn't matter what skincare and prep i do, other foundations/concealers will eventually melt off around the 5 hr mark. i live somewhere with intense heat too! i've never tried mac products despite always hearing about them and i'm so mad at myself for not using this earlier. not only is it the perfect shade for my pale olive/neutral undertone, but this lasted in 90 degree weather for 8+ hours while i was outside walking!!! the only other thing i had on besides this powder was some smashbox primer and i was SHOCKED at how well this held up, i didn't look like a greasy mess. bonus points for completely covering up my redness with less than one swipe on my face!!!!
Beth from North Carolina
An associate helped me color match and C2 is a perfect match for me. It goes on beautifully with a primer underneath and looks great all day. It held up great with the NC heat. My only issue was that it didn't hold up quite as well with some nose blowing due to allergies.
Michelle from Denton, TX
Stays put all day and so gentle to my skin.
Tye from Bowie md
alternate between this shade NC45 and c40. Smooth finish when used with finishing spray.
Jillyyy from New Jersey
My go to powder foundation! Everybody! Get this! Covers great! Flawless on the skin! I have normal to oily skin. I tame my skin with my shin care. But i do put on moisturizer before any powder type makeup! But other than that…. hands down the best!
Sara from MO
I color-matched to C2 and I love it. Blurring and mattifying.
Slkgirl38 from Raleigh nc
So i got this to not feel like my face is melting off in this heat but it is lovely powder. I used the puff to apply then go back and buff with a big kabuki brush to blend more. I aso use Madrio Bedescu facial spray to set and it looks so glowy and dewy! Lasts all day too and is worth the money. I got it with my $15 off $50 coupon and was a great deal. Ulta always has coupons on the app home page that you can use online or in store! Definitely recommend.
Mirna from Gaithersburg, MD
I love this powder. It keeps my makeup looking smooth all day long
Gloria from Pooler, Georgia
MIchelle from San Bernardino, CA
It feels so dry when putting it on. I get it, it's for oily control, but dang. For me it didn't even control one drop of oil, and it separated just like every other powder.
Ash from Charlotte
One of the best or the best setting powder out there
from Delta shores
It is usually my go to but it is different. Not sure why. I should have got something else as I lost the receipt