As much as I love MAC I haven’t tried many of their foundations. The very first face product that I tried from the brand was the blot powder and it broke me out horribly. It took almost a year to fade all of the dark spots. That experience made me apprehensive to try any other face products but eventually I tried the Studio Fix Powder and the Mineralize Skinfinish Natural without any problems, but still stopped there. I always wanted to try a liquid foundation from MAC but see so many reviews with people experiencing breakouts so I was scared. I’ve pretty much depleted my foundation arsenal and have been looking for new brands to try so I decided to start with MAC.
MAC Matchmaster Foundation uses shade intelligence technology to adjust to different complexions. It comes in 14 shades and each shade adjusts to many different complexions. The foundation doesn’t come in regular MAC shades such as NW and NC but instead in numbers. It contains broad spectrum SPF15 to provide protection from the sun and provides medium to full demi-matte coverage. The foundation is supposed to reduce shine and absorb excess oil while conditioning the skin and minimizing the appearance of pores. I went to the store and swatched a few shades on my jawline and let them set, then went outside to check them in natural light. 8.0 was a perfect match for me.
8.0 leans neutral, not too red and not too yellow. I have both red and yellow undertones in my skin, more yellow in the Winter and more red in the Summer so neutral shades work best for me. When the foundation oxidizes it leans slightly more warm but does not make me look orange like some foundations can. I’ve been testing it out for a week and I am totally impressed. I have combination skin with a very oily t-zone and MAC Matchmaster stays put all day long. I only have to blot once mid day and that’s my nose. I’ve been getting at least 12 hours of wear (with a primer underneath and set with powder) and my makeup looks just as flawless when I get home as it did when I left. I have yet to experience any breakouts (fingers crossed.) I apply with either a damp sponge or a stippling brush and 3 small pumps covers my entire face.Here is how the foundation looks on…
I am really loving the MAC Matchmaster Foundation and can’t wait to try a few more from the brand. If you’re an oily girl you should definitely give it a shot. Available at MAC Cosmetics $34
Have you tried any of MAC’s foundations? What’s your favorite?