Guide to MAC Foundations

Guide to MAC Foundations

So many fans of MAC Cosmetics in the world!!! Im one of the craziests,  There has been quite some rave reviews of MAC Foundations all over the interent, but not all the foundations are great . Im proud of being an Artist at my favourite company, but as a Blogger I have to be honest with my followers , I follow this rules with my clients too. I get so many questions about foundations, about foundation shades, MAC Foundations. Today Im gonna share about all the foundations which are available at MAC Cosmetics. I personally dont have every single foundations but I have few from MAC and I am quite experienced about the MAC products now. So I thought , I could share my experience and thoughts about MAC foundations.
MAC Foundation

Studio Face and Body Foundation : So, I have to start with my most favorite one, I have been using this foundation for more than 3 years now,I really have not found anything which I love this much or more than this, As some of you know Im dry , and I dont like full coverage foundation on my skin but being a desi I need some good coverage for my pigmented areas, or dark spots.Its a liquid fluid type foundation which has sheer to medium buildable coverage.  MW3A53I found I can hide most of my areas if the area has average kind of pigmentations.  This foundation is good for every skin, and can be used on body skin too.MAC has two sizes of this foundation, one is 50 ml and another one is 120 ml. You can save much if you buy the large one.Price of the large one is $35 and smaller one is $27. I love this foundation and I honestly can live my whole life with only this foundation , I hope now you understand how much I love this foundation. Another thing I have to mention , this foundation is little tricky to use but if you try few times ,Im sure you will get the best result and it is really hard to find the right shade , I would suggest you to try it on the skin then buy, I first bought one bottle when I was in Bangladesh but that shade was really dark on me so I had to purchase it again after coming here, I love mixing shades to get perfect match. Some people say this is not that great for girls with oily skin. I personally used it on few oily skin clients, Brides were there, they loved it,  If you’re going to use it when you have oily skin i’d recommend setting it with a powder 🙂

Mineralize Moisture SPF 15  : Mineralize Moisture is great for dry skin people who loves glowing , dewy, shiny skin. It gives a look like a wet skin. MM2Y01If you are dry and dont like so much dewyness you can set this foundation with sheer pressed powder , I used it few times. I found without powder it fades and breaks afrer few hours. I love careblend powder with this foundation a lot.MAC says its a combination of powders creates an optical blurring effect that virtually diminishes imperfections and fine lines, for a more even tone. I kind of agree with that because it has medium to semi full coverage but it is so light and very moisturizing. The light-reflecting, natural satin finish makes skin appear refined, revitalized and refreshed . It has SPF which adds the perfect finishing touch of sun protection. The Price of this foundation is $35.

Studio Sculpt SPF 15Studio Sculpt Foundation is gel based foundation. Very good for dry skin, dry sensitive skin, I discovered this foundation 2 years back when I was dealing with Acne, MAN713I needed full coverage to hide everything for some events , and at that time my skin got more sensitive than ever . so I tried this foundation and loved it but when my ance got better, I mean my acne scars I hated using it just because of the heavy feeling.  The consistency of this foundation is gel to cream that has very medium-full coverage . I promise you will get flawless canvas for your makeup with this foundation. Its a long lasting foundation, I have not used it on oily people but I recently use it a little bit with face and body on oily to dry client , because she said she use this foundation and she loves it so I had to use her favorite one with my favorite one 🙂 The only problem I found with this foundation which is , it looks more yellow sometimes on some warm skin people. It has satin finish and UVA/UVB protection with SPF 15. Comfortable on all skins, but especially suited for normal-dry and mature skins. The price of this foundation is $32.

Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 : MAC’s most raved MAC foundation! M6JC01Studio Fix Fluid is a foundation which works on most skin, It has natural matte finish and the coverage is medium to buildable full . I personally like this foundation for every skin except extremely dry skin and sensitive dry skin, Even though this foundation has  UVA/UVB SPF 15 protection but it photographs beautifully if you can match and set the foundation properly. It applies, builds and blends easily and evenly also helps minimize the appearance of pores and imperfections, giving skin a smoother, more flawless look and finish.This found is a long last lasting one, but sometime this foundation does not suit so many skins and occurs breakout. I am one of them 🙁 It tends to oxidize overtime. The price of this foundation is $27.

Full Coverage Foundation : Those who know me for long time than you know I had to do my own reception makeup for one program. And I picked this foundation for my day.
This is a creamy foundation with highest coverage.M0P109 It blends in flawlessly and allows other liquid , cream blend in nicely as well…It looks natural if you prep your skin nicely it will blend it properly. Eventhough this foundation has vary thick and heavy coverage but it feels so light.  This foundation is by far my most favorite fullest coverage foundation of all the foundations I have tried. I like the creamy texture, I love the coverage.It results look great in photos. This product tends to transfer, so be sure to set it with powder and this foundation will melt without any kind of powder on the skin if you live in hot humid weather like Bangladesh. You dont need to use concealer with this foundation . I hate the packaging to be very honest. That being said, the coverage and finish are very worth it if full coverage is your goal.

Mineralize Foundation : MAC claims this foundation is really good for dry skinMPE903 but, I have horrible experience with this foundation, This is really a lightweight,well textured foundation with mineral-rich hydration. It blends nicely also covers but it broke me out and it oxidized on me , and did not last on my skin with/without powders. I still remembered I used this foundation when my in laws came to my place for the final proposal and after few hours I looked 3 times more dark, I seriously looks nc45 🙁 where I was nc35. After that I did not ever used this foundation on my or on anyone. The price of this foundation is $35. 



Studio Tech : This is a tri-system blend of water, emollients and powder  glides on as a soft, creamy emulsion. The formula of this foundation is really good,it provides full range of coverage, allowing for true-to-skin shading from very light to very dark in a natural matte, powder-perfect finish. Light-diffusing properties soften lines to create a fresh, flawless finish for all skin types. I used this foundation few times last year and I loved it, It does everything that MAC claims. If you love full coverage foundation , you will love this foundation. The price of this foundation is $32.

Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation : This is the best foundationM51087 for oily skin people, it will cover everything and absorb the oil . It works great on sensitive acne prone skin. With the liquid foundation it becomes more heavy . I recommend to use Studio Fluid foundation with this powder for getting highest coverage.  It blends so well on almost every skin except extremely dry skin. The texture of this powder is so buttery. I love using this foundation on most of my oily skin client and on all those clients who love heavy coverage. Available in a wide range of colour.. The price of this foundation is $27.


ML9T11Mineralize Loose Foundation : MAC says , its a silky, mineral-rich powder foundation that brushes on to deliver medium buildable coverage with a radiant look. Gives skin a smooth, natural dimensional finish with exceptional luminosity and a silky comfortable feel. I ever did not use this foundation on my skin, but I used it to set the contour and highlight products on my clients. The price of this foundation is $32.

Matchmaster SPF 15 Foundation : When I first came to USA, I was frequently changing my shades,MK4101I wanted to change my current foundation which was NARS Sheer glow and wanted to have something which has matte finish, One MAC artist recommended me this foundation and tried on my, she matched my shade perfectly, she matched 4.0 on my skin. This foundation is great to customized shades in a flawless demi-matte finish with medium, buildable coverage and broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 15 protection. Gives perfect color purity without looking ashy or chalky, reduces shine on the skin’s surface and helps to absorb excess oil. The lasting power is amazing. This foundation will work as concealer if you use another layer. I stopped using this foundation because I changed my shade again and I did not want to purchase two foundations for getting one shade. It also tends to oxidize overtime on some people. The price of this foundation is $35

Prolong wear foundation : A  long-wearing foundation that gives up to 15 hours of wear in any environmental condition.Its lightweight , applies and blends easily leaving the skin feeling soft and free to breathe all day while controlling oil. MMKR17Specially treated micronized pigments help give a smoother, more flawless, natural finish with stay-true color. As Im dry , I never wished to use this foundation but for this post I used it few times on my skin back in october 2014 , and I honestly loved it where this foundation is good for oily skin people, I found this foundation is really hard to blend in on my skin at the beginning then I mixed a little bit of argan oil (review here) and it worked fine. It was very cakey and patchy  without oil and sometime looked more yellow on my skin. I’m not really sure about this product yet for only dry skin, but it is definitely good for oily skin. The price of this foundation is $32.

Pro Longwear SPF 20 Compact Foundation :MPE903 I honestly have nothing to say about this , I found this foundation as same as Pro longwear liquid foundation with more lasting power and less coverage. The price of this one is $32.






Ahhhhhhhh… Im done…. :D:D:D Now I know the problem most of my Bangladeshi friends will face to match the shade .. Im not able to match anyone’s shade without seeing the actual skin, but I could assume shade by knowing the foundation shade you are using now.. I would suggest you to leave some of the foundation shades which matches your skin on comment section, I would try to find something close for you but again Im not able to give you 100% matched shade without seeing your skin. NO ONE COULD!!!

You can these foundations here :
1. Studio Face and Body Foundation –  Click here to Purchase .
2. Mineralize Moisture SPF 15 – Click here to Purchase .
3. Studio Sculpt SPF 15 – Click here to Purchase .
4. Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 – Click here to Purchase .
5. Full Coverage Foundation – Click here to Purchase .
6. Mineralize Foundation – Click here to Purchase .
7. Studio Tech – Click here to Purchase .
8. Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation – Click here to Purchase .
9. Mineralize Loose Foundation – Click here to Purchase .
10.Matchmaster SPF 15 Foundation – Click here to Purchase .
11. Prolong wear foundation – Click here to Purchase .
12. Pro Longwear SPF 20 Compact Foundation – Click here to Purchase .

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  1. Angelica ruba
    January 29, 2016 / 10:11 pm

    Aah nicely described apu 😀 thnxx

  2. nilufar
    July 23, 2015 / 7:24 pm

    hi tansia ,thanks for your guide to choose perfect mac foundation. it will really help anyone in choosing skin-wise perfect foundation. but But now I’m not sure which foundation I should purchase. I have oily skin on my t zone and which shade is appropriate for me (my skin tone is fair and bangladeshi). so you can assume bangladeshi fair tone is lil bit warm. is NC 20 is ok?

  3. Sonia
    April 5, 2015 / 4:53 pm

    Btw i m using golden rose panstic ,,shade 5…what will be my approximate NC ?

  4. Sonia
    April 5, 2015 / 4:36 pm

    As MAC has variety of foundation i was totally confused to choosing my suitable type one..thanks tansia 🙂 I found it very helpful to decide with which foundation i should go..

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