I’ve had this foundation for months and months and been wanting to write this review for so long… but I just didn’t really know where to start with it so kept putting it off.
Then this morning I grabbed the foundation and put it on and suddenly I knew what I was going to write.
Okay, so lets talk about my first trip to an actual Mac Counter. It was…interesting. I must say the help I received was second to none, one to one attentive assistance, a little bit of an attempt to up sell but without the hard sell… all good. Also, the shade she matched me too, NC15, is perfect. It is in fact the most perfect shade for me ever. Out of all the foundations I’ve ever tried this is the one that disappears into my skin colour wise. Making the trip to the store was worth that little gem alone. The only other thing worthy of mention about the actual counter was the horrific make up of the staff. They were all sporting a very TOWIE look, orange, heavy eyes, not well blended, way too many lashes…I even spotted a tide mark… good job the girl who served me was helpful and knowledgeable because otherwise I might have been put off…shame because from memory, they were all really attractive girls too!
The foundation itself I’ve got to admit I’ve really struggled with. It’s a very popular oil free, matte foundation with a medium -buildable coverage and SPF15… it claims to have soft-focus powders to minimise the appearance of imperfections but I was finding it did the opposite and made me look drier than ever… that is until recently.
I normally apply my foundation with a flat top brush but for this it just wasn’t working. The more I buffed, the less perfect the finish became…until today I switched and tried, on the spur of the moment, my Japonesque foundation brush. Flawless. Today I dusted lightly with Mac Natural Mineralize Skin Finish powder but it’s not necessary with this foundation. I’ve been thinking about blog sale-ing this for ages but now think I’ll be hanging on to it because it was starting to look like an expensive mistake, £19.50′s worth of mistake but now I’m totally sold. You just need to find the application method that works for you.