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Maybelline dream matt mousse, it’s amazing, goes on perfectly,lasts really well all day and is easy to remove.What’s not to love?
I don’t wear foundation every day though, i like to give my skin some room to breathe :o)

That’s some of the worse stuff I’ve ever used. It feels great at first and goes on smooth, but an hour later it makes not only me but everyone else I’ve seen use it look like they’ve crawled out of the grave.

lol I like the undead look 😉
No seriously, it matches my skin tone perfectly and loads of people have asked me what foundation I use as my skin looks so healthy.

i love my studio fix mist. it’s so light but has great coverage, and never does that weird melty foundation thing. then i just set it with studio fix loose powder and i’m set!

I haven’t met my perfect foundation yet. My ideal one would be sweat proof-as I sweat a LOT, 5 minute after I finish the whole face, I’ll be sweating, even in AC room. AND i want it to help me stay matte for at least 4 hours, provides a medium coverage but not heavy and still let my skin breathe, and it should still be able to make my face glowing.
I’ve yet to try SFF, but i’m currently using SF powder foundation for touching ups. I’ll try SFF when I finish my Body Shop foundation. Do you think it’ll be the possible HG for me, Christine?

I have been lucky enough to find my HG foundation : Giorgio armani LSF. Its a light to medium coverage but very buildable while remaining natural looking. It gives a fresh luminous glow to my dry skin, it stays put all day and i have found a color match (#3) that counteracts the redness in my cheeks but isnt too yellowy on my cool skin. I set it with giorgio armani loose micro fil powder(which really makes the foundation’s glowy quality even more aparent <3) or lancome poudre majeur(if i want a slightly more mat effect). I love it. 🙂

At the moment i use a variety – avon’s perfect wear foundation, avon’s perfect match matte foundation, rimmel’s lasting finish foundation. I like to have a collection, so hopefully i’ll be getting more in the future. The main thing i look for is complete coverage, which most seem to achieve, so im not all that fussy.

studio fix fluid for me too!perfect matte look that doesnt look caked on.but i might go for lighter coverage next time..i am not too sure

good coverage, non cakiness, warmth and smoothness, love studio fix fluid and pout radience foundation.

Studio Fix Fluid. I love the texture and the kind of coverage it gives me. The only problem with it now is that my MA gave me the wrong color. So I look very pale/pinkish. D:

I hate when this happens! I’m a fairly light skinned Latina but have olive undertones and MAC just can’t get my skin color right. I always look goth-y because it’s too pale, sunburned cause it’s too red, or dirty cause it’s too dark.

I’ve tried multiple times with MAC and even though I like the finish, the colors just weren’t made with me in mind 🙁

…I have the same problem with foundation. I am a fair latina myself;I use NC 25 Mineralized foundation, It works really well. I set it with Blot /pressed powder in Nc 20. Check it out:)saludos

Right now my favorites are:

Light Coverage – MAC Studio Fix Fluid or Clarins True Radiance (MAC does not photograph well but Clarins is amazing)

Medium Coverage – Maybelline Age Rewind Cream (don’t let the name fool you – this is a top quality foundation – it includes SPF 18- and ranks way up there with almost every single high end brand I have tried!)

Full Coverage – Laura Mercier Silk Creme

My perfect foundation would never settle into my nose, cover blemished,match my skin perfectly, have an SPF of 15 at least and last for 8 hours while looking utterly natural. The last few days I’ve been trying out MAC Mineralized Skin Finish in Light.

Anyone else have this problem where they look into a bathroom mirror and their foundation looks like a hot mess, then when they look in a different one they look fine? Its been happening to me and I’m rather puzzled. Which reflection is reality?

It depends on the lighting, low light lighting gives your face an ethereal glow that may look absolutely beautiful but when you go out into natural light, it looks like crap.

So it’s best to check your makeup in natural light and then touch up where needed inside afterwards.

Very true. With me though, it only happens in my bathroom. I look at the big mirror in front of me, and I look fine. I do a 90 degree turn and look directly at the right mirror, and I look scary. Lighting angle maybe?

This happens to me all the time i look perfect in other mirrors now when i go to the bathroom one it doesnt look nice at all.

my perfect foundation thus far is MAC PRO face and body foundation in white… yes you read that right- WHITE!
I am white as a piece of paper, so this is the closest i have come to my match

My biggest issue with foundation is the color. I’m Indian (from India) and have olive-toned skin, but a lighter olive-tone. My HG foundation is something I discovered last year in Thailand when MAC did Lightful there and in other Asian countries. It’s a powder foundation with SPF. It’s EXACTLY the color I need (NC37). Thanks to Nat who is a reader of this blog…she lives in Singapore and found it for me…YAY!!

If I had to pick something sold here in the US, I’ve been using Benefit’s Play Stick in Jump Rope. Love the coverage and the color is very close to my skin.

I also like MAC’s Studio Tech (in NC30, NC35 in summer), but it’s a little heavy for day. But it’s definitely something I would use at nighttime for going out.

I have MAC’s Mineralize Skinfinish in Medium. I can’t remember why I bought this…is it to use as a foundation? Or to put over foundation? If any of you readers have it…how do you use it? Thanks!

NMSF can be used as a sheer coverage foundation/powder or on top of liquid foundation to set the look.


I’ve been looking for an online store that would carry the MAC lightful foundation and would ship to the U.S. Do you know of any website? I’ve read great reviews for this foudnation. I too have olive undertones and oily skin. Hope you can help.

Thank you!

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Hi Mia,

No, not that I know of. Unfortunately, Lightful is only available overseas, and MAC only distributes through MAC… no other retailers.

I have only been using it for a couple of days but I am loving MAC Studio Moistureblend with MSF Natural over top. It is giving me a nice smooth finish that hasnt settled out into my pores or worn off. I like the MSF too because it sets my foundation with out looking powdery. I am super happy with this combo so far…I have tried most of the MAC foundations and been the most impressed with these two.

I agree with the above poster about MAC SFF not photographing well – I have horrible experiences with that! SFF is nice, used to be my HG, but I always was on the hunt for something different.

Clinique superfit (liquid) foundation was my answer. It looks beautiful and airbrushed on, wears well, and photographs even better. My friends commented on how nice my skin looked when I wear Clinique superfit, before they just commented on how nice my makeup looked!

Right now! I’ve been using the NMSF as a fondation..Buff it on my face and then set it w/ fix+..everyone tells me they love my skin…and when I go to mac ..they tell me how nice my skin looks…and I tell them…and then they go..”very nice!!”

Holy Grail…the perfect product 🙂 the one your seach and seach for…you hear stories of the “perfect one” BUT it takes years to find it and some never find it 🙂 We each look for a HG in each type of product; foundation, shadow primer, powder, mascara etc etc.

I use macs studio fix fluid nw15 and when i apply using my cosmetics mirror it looks flawless, then when i go outside or even look in another mirror it looks terrible. Can anyone give me tips on how i can make it look natural. Ive been trying to buff it out with fix+ but nothing seems to help. Ive also tried putting a warm damp washcloth over it and it seems to make it alittle better. PLEASE HELP!

I haven’t found a perfect foundation yet…but I found one that was extremely close to my skintone, Prescriptives.
My ideal foundation would have these qualities:
-Full coverage.
-Feels light, even though it’s full coverage, it shouldn’t feel like cake frosting on my face.
-Oil free and mattifyer…or something that keeps the oil in or soak it up.
-Sunscreen. Full spectrum.

Ideal mineral foundation:
-Perfect match without having me have to mix my own thing…xD i’m too lazy for that.
-Full coverage but not cakey feeling/looking.
-Oil control properties.

I’ve been wanting to try out the nmsf for an everday to school use…but I don’t have access to a MAC counter/store near me so I can’t see which one matches me..*sad*

I have tried others, but I always go back to MAC Hyper Real foundation with a light layer of studio fix powder. The powder gives more coverage, but the light reflecting pigments from the Hyper Real makes it look like I have fab skin… and I don’t!

I was using Hyper Real MAC in N200 but just found it a half shade too dark. So I tried to pick up some N100, apparently they don’t make it anymore 🙁 Anyone have any suggestions for maybe a lighter color (similr coverage) of MAC I could add to my bottle to make it just a little lighter?

On days when I just thow on some sunscreen I will dust the MAC mineral in Light onto my skin to just cut down on shine, not really to add much coverage.

This week I picked up MAC Face and Body, in N1, not sure yet if its my new HG but it seemed rather similar to the Hyper Real but a little more sheer which I really like.

My ideal foundation is quite sheer, obviously the perfect color, lasts all day without any fading or vanishing act, and last but not least it doesn’t cause any breakouts.

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