I received a sample of this foundation from the MAC beauty counter at Myer in the shades NC25 and NC30. I have used this foundation more than 5 times now so I think I know enough about it to do a full review on it.
Disclaimer: Because all I had were samples, I do not have my own images of the product itself. I will be using images I find from Google.
“A foundation that delivers colour in an ultra-fluid, thin, elastic, gel-serum formula.”
As the name suggests, this foundation claims to be a lightweight foundation with a stay-true colour. It blurs imperfections such as pores and fine lines. While it is a water based foundation, it does claim to control oil.
The foundation comes in a frosted glass bottle. Instead of the common pump, the foundation is dispensed through a dropper. I find this packaging very nice and sleek. However, I’ve always preferred a pump on my foundation bottle.
This foundation, as the name suggests, is very watery and does provide a dewy finish. I myself have always been more in favour of dewy foundations/BB creams. This also comes in a wide range of shades so it’ll be easier for one to find a perfect match.
NC30 is a perfect match for my skin as of now and I’m glad I finally know my MAC shade! It makes the process of purchasing other foundations so much easier.
As you can see above, NC25 is way too pink for my skin and does not match my neck at all.
This foundation is very lightweight so yes it does live up to its title. It has a very sheer finish. It leaves your skin looking dewy, natural, and healthy. It is buildable and does not cake up, but the most coverage you’re going to get is a medium. As for the oil control, I was surprised that for such a watery foundation, this did not make my face look greasy throughout the day. It actually maintained its fresh, dewy look even after sweating.
I actually really like this foundation. As some may know by now, I love dewy foundations and I love how it feels like you’re literally wearing nothing on your face. Due to the very sheer coverage, this foundation is good for those who are blessed with perfect skin. But for those with acne or trouble areas, this foundation would be a waste of your money. Also, if you are looking to get a medium coverage out of this, you need to use ALOT of product which again, is a waste of your money.
- Feels like you’re wearing nothing
- Controls oil
- Gives a natural glow to skin
- Wide shade range
- Highest amount of coverage is only medium
- Requires ALOT of product to cover the face
Overall rating: 4/5