Foundation reviewed today:
MAC Matchmaster spf 15 shade 1
***For your reference, I am around NW/NC 05-08 right now***
Shade equivalency in MAC: NC/NW 13-15 (Mac studio sculpt, or similar to NC15 in mineralized satinfinish)
Undertone: Neutral yellow peachy?
Foundation Finish: Fresh-Matter
Sparkly/Highlighting particles: None visible
Sunscreen: spf 15
Sunscreen ingredient: Octinoxate 3.40% & Titanium Dioxide 1.00%
Oxidation Rate: 3 out of 10
Longevity: 5 out of 10
Staining capacity: 3 out of 10
Comfort: 7 out of 10
Fragrance/Scent: Mild to moderate scent
This was quite a weird foundation. The shade looks differently in the bottle than it ends up being on the skin.
In my case…the oxidation went to paler. So the foundation sort of started *darker* and went *lighter* with time. The oxidation was towards ‘ashy’ & ‘suncreen’ chalky look. Not that it did bother me, since it was a shade a bit too dark for me, so getting chalkier meant slightly whiter/paler.
But I believe this is the purpose of this foundation: match to your skin tone. Although the science behind this beats me. I have no idea if what happened was the purpose of this foundation, the interaction with my skincare or whatnot. At any rate, I recommend trying it out before buying: because the shade is unstable.
It gives a very ‘snow white’ milky appearance to skin, it has a demi-matte finish (or a fresh-matte).
Also I found it hard to blend when it was still wet on the skin, so let it sit for a few seconds before attempting to blend it, or it might end up streaky. But other than that…the end product looked gorgeous and I barely felt the need to powder it.
Granted, the lasting power didn’t seem amazing: it did melt pretty badly on my T-zone 😦
Swatches & Pictures:
***Sorry if you are turned off my heavy blush, I happen to like it and for some reason my camera picked up way more saturation of color than it actually is***
FROM L TO R: all from MAC: F&B 2, Matchmaster 1, Full coverage W10, Studio fix fluid NC15, Studio sculpt NC15