Tuesday, January 3, 2012

MAC MatchMaster SPF 15 Foundation







I know I'm late on this review but i just got my hands on it so i thought i would still put it up. Sorry if it's a long post but I really want to get in depth to make sure i gave a good review and covered all the details since people are usually hesitant in trying a new foundation.

So This is MAC's latest foundation that is suppose to have a shade for every skintone. It's suppose to work with your skintone to find your perfect match and make it look natural.

What MAC says:
"New Foundation technology using translucent pigments to enable a fully personalized finish influenced by the subtleties of your own skin's undertone. Moisturizing demi-matte finish. Medium buildable coverage. Line-reducing soft-focus powders.
New Foundation technology using translucent pigments to enable a fully personalized finish influenced by the subtleties of your own skin's undertone"

This Foundation is meant for a wide variety of skintones and it doesn't have yellow or pink undertones like their regular studio fix fluid line. This Foundation is more neutral toned so it works for everyone. The translucent pigments in it are suppose to work with you skintone to create your perfect match.

Coverage:
This Foundation is light to medium coverage but it is buildable. The foundation is made to be a sheer coverage so you can still see your skin. I would say that it is medium coverage and i do have to use more than one pump if i want full coverage but if you do that then it might defeat its purpose of a "natural" look. What i like about this foundation is that its light on my skin but if you apply a lot then it does feel heavier and cakey. The shade that i got (5.0) is a bit more dark and it has more of a red tint than my normal go-to foundation, so it did scare me a little bit after i applied it but when i blended it out and waited a few minutes i did notice that in the end, it did blend in with my natural skintone and although it did end up looking a bit darker than my skin, i didn't mind because it matches with my body since my face is typically lighter than the rest of my body. Another thing is that it didn't cover up all my flaws but it was easily fixed with concealer. Depending on how much foundation you use, it could look unnatural but i don't think its a huge problem because its nearly impossible to find a foundation that actually looks like 100% skin (impossible!)

Performance:
Since this foundation has a demi-matte finish i would think its better on oily skin. I have combination skin and i have to say that this foundation kept my oily skin at bay and it kept it away, which is great! so with that said you don't need to powder this foundation which makes it even better. Now the bad part is that because it is somewhat matte, it did cling on to my dry skin and it enhanced the dry patches i have around my nose which is a thumbs down. So i make sure that before i apply this foundation, I moisture the dry areas really well so that they're not visible afterwards. I would say that this foundation might work best with people with oily/combination/normal skin and if you have dry skin then there's way to work with it but if your skin it extremely dry then i would skip this foundation. I do get 8 hours of wear with this foundation and more if i powder. It's really not necessary to powder but i do use translucent powder to make it a bit lighter. Even with the powder it doesn't feel any heavier unless you put on a lot.



Shade 5.0




Shades:
1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0, 6.0, 7.0, 7.5, 8.0, 8.5, 9.0, 9.5, 10.0

Foundation Guide:

1.0- N18, NC15
1.5- NW15, NW18
2.0- NC20, NC25, NW20
3.0- NW22, NW25, NC30
4.0- NW30, NC35, NC37
5.0- NC40, NC41, NC42
6.0- NW33, NW35, NC43.5, NC44, NC44.5
7.0- NW40, NW43, NC45
7.5- NC50, NC55
8.0- NW44, NW45
8.5- NW46, NW47
9.0- NW48, NW50
9.5- NW50, NW55
10.0- NW58, NW60, W60

*Since a lot of skintones can match one matchmaster foundation,then that means you can match more than one matchmaster foundation, so you want to go personally check and try it out before buying it.




Packaging/size:
It contains 1.18 fl oz and it comes in a clear glass bottle with a pump which is great! because a pump makes it much easier to get foundation and i love it. Also the foundation pump can twist to lock and unlock when ever you want to use it and when your done using it which is neat.



Where to buy: MAC Website

Price: $32.50

Pros:
- its lightweight
- it blends in with your skintone
- its great against oily skin
- No need to powder
- Natural looking
- a lot of skintones can fit one matchmaster foundation or more
- lasts 8 hours
- it has SPF 15


Cons:
- It clings onto and enhances dry skin
- not full coverage
- if applied too much it will look unnatural
- you need a good amount of foundation to cover up your flaws


I hope this review was helpful and again i apologize for the super long post but i hope you enjoyed and maybe you will try this foundation in the future

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