i got the mac match master foundation in November 2011 but i first saw it on august that same year while i was on holiday. i remember going to a mac counter with my sister to pick up her studio fix plus powder and the sales rep was trying to show her this foundation, i was like don't even look at it! . the only mac liquid foundation i'd used at the time was the mac studio fix fluid and my skin didn't like it at all so i didn't want her going near that one.
when i got back to Nigeria i realized that the bare minerals powder foundation i was using was breaking me out badly. i immediately started looking for something to replace it with. i did some heavy googling, before i decided to try this, lol . the reason i finally gave in was because a lot people with oily skin really liked it and were raving about it. i had someone help me buy this and i've used it quite a lot.
the mac matchmaster is different from some other mac foundations for a couple of reasons. firslty the shades are numbered differntly. mac decided to use a neutral coloring system as opposed to their normal NW/NC color system . mac also claims that the matchmaster foundation is a neutral toned foundation so people who are NW and NC can fall under one shade in the matchmaster.
i didn't get matched in a store before buying this, i used the match master color conversion chart. in the chat those who used mac NW 45 ( which i am) were in the shade 8.0.
the mac matchmaster foundation comes with a pump, thank goodness! cause i know the studio fix fluid didn't come with one and it just made using it difficult. the pump gives you great control when dispensing the product and its practically the same with the one the fix+ comes with.
|mac matchmaster foundation (left), mac matchmaster (right)|
the mac matchmaster comes in a 35ml bottle making it the biggest mac liquid foundation till date. you can see that clearly in the picture above. it has a smell to it but that doesn't bother me, I've used foundations (revlon colorstay) that smell more weird.
WHAT MAC SAYS
"New foundation technology using translucent pigments to enable fully personalized finish influenced by subtleties of your own skin's undertone. Moiusturising demi-matte finish. meduim buildable coverage.
Line-reducing soft-focus powders"
WHAT I THINK
this is a good foundation. like i said in a previous post i have sensitive oily skin and with that said there are very few foundations that don't break me out. what i love love love about this foundation is the way it controls oil. when i wear this i can go 6 hours straight without blotting or touching up.
I've seen and heard a lot f people say that this foundation gives light to medium coverage but i think it gives medium to full coverage. when i started using this foundation i had a lot of spots and it did a pretty good job covering them without the help of concealer.
it has a demi-matte finish which makes idle for those with normal to oily skin. i wouldn't recommend this foundation to those with dry skin because it tends to highlight the dry areas or dry patches on the skin.
I haven't been using this of recent but that doesn't mean that there is anything wrong with it, i've just been using cream based products more. my sister who has normal to oily skin and is in the shade 7.5 still uses hers everyday and her skin just loves it.
p.s i happen to have two of these and would be giving one away in a give away post coming up soon. so you guys should be on the alert, lol.
Please don't hesitate to comment or ask questions. i love and appreciate the feedback you guys leave.xxx