MAC Matchmaster SPF 15 Foundation is built with Shade Intelligence Technology. The technology offers color pigments that adjust according to your skin tone, providing flawless coverage. The pigmentation is true to color and does not appear chalky or ashy. It reduces excess oil to remove shine and refines your skin to minimize the appearance of pores, fine lines, and imperfections. The foundation also contains broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 15/PA++ protection. It is available in 12 shades.
4 Ratings & 4 Reviews
Would recommend this to a friend
Shade Intelligence Technology
Ideal for all skin types
Might accentuate pores and fine lines
March 20, 2019
Easy to blend
Good for everyday use
Perfect skin tone match
Honestly, I love this foundation! The water-based foundation is great for everyday use and does not feel heavy on the skin. It absorbs quickly and improves the texture of the skin. The packaging is also good. But, it is acnegenic.
I have acne-prone combination skin. I do thorough research of every cosmetic before I buy it so that I don’t regret my decision. This product, according to what the reviews and the official website have to say, is suitable for normal to oily skin and is non-acnegenic. I wish this were true.
I bought the shade 4, and it is a perfect match. The first time I used this foundation, I put it all over my face and neck using my fingers and blended with the beauty blender. My skin absorbed it pretty soon, and the coverage was good too.
After some time, the texture and appearance improved and it looked even better. My face looked so radiant and flawless and like I had nothing on it- like this was my natural skin. I used it over my moisturizer (without primer), and it lasted for about 5 to 6 hours, after which I could see it disappearing.
The next day, I had breakouts, and not 1 or 2, a total of 5 bumps all over my face. This was not a good sign. I used the foundation once again after a few days, and my acne came back.
There is absolutely nothing I don’t like about this MAC Matchmaster SPF 15 Foundation except for the fact that it is acnegenic and people with acne-prone skin should be very careful.
March 19, 2019
Easy to blends
Not for dry skin
Accentuates fine lines
Makes skin cakey and patchy
I have never used a primer. My skin’s dry and I use heavy moisturizing cream to prep my skin and then go ahead with my makeup. I bought this foundation because I ran out of the last one I had and I didn’t like it very much. But, this foundation is a disaster for dry skin, especially if you do not have primer on.
I used this foundation like I use every other foundation and soon it settled into the fine lines of my face, appeared cakey and patchy. It made my skin appear drier than what it actually is. I wanted this foundation to work. So I also invested in a primer. But primer also didn’t help.
I don’t know if it’s the foundation or my skin, but something is really off about this foundation, and I regret spending my money on this one.
March 18, 2019
Primer is a must
I matched with shade 2, and I have been using it almost every day since the day I bought it. This water-based foundation comes in this great functional packaging. Just two pumps are enough for sheer coverage. I use it all over my face and neck and blend it using the kabuki brush.
It has SPF, so I skip the sunscreen. I use it on top of my MAC Prep+Prime, and it stays for the entire day. It really does control the oil of my face and makes my skin appear glowy.
March 17, 2019
Makes skin cakey and patchy
Doesn’t get absorbed
I have combination skin type and water-based foundations work really well for my skin type. I bought this foundation after trying it at the MAC store. It looked great when I tried it on. But the first time I wore it for the entire day, it made my skin feel very dry.
It did control oil, but it was a little extra. I do not like my skin feeling so dry. The thing about this foundation is that it does not absorb very well and sits on the skin like a layer. I think I will return it.
The foundation is available in the following 12 shades:
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