MAC has a new foundation out this fall called Matchmaster Foundation SPF 15.
This new foundation spans a wide range of colors starting off with 1.0 and moving to 10.0. There are fourteen shades in all (1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0, 6.0, 7.0, 7.5, 8.0, 8.5, 9.0, 9.5, 10.0) of these medium build foundations.
This foundation was 15 years in the making for MAC and features some patented pigment technology which encapsulates micronized pigment particles in translucent spheres. What that does is give a true-to-life shade to your skin while allowing your natural skin color to show through. The result is a demi-matte finish.
This SPF 15 foundation is long-wearing (up to 8 hours they claim) and formulated with Laminaria Saccharina Extract which helps calm skin’s sebaceous glands, which results in less oil being produced. There are also soft focus powders and spherical polymers which help minimize the appearance of pores, lines and wrinkles.
2.0, 3.0, 6.0, 7.0
As mentioned earlier there are 14 shades and the first two are 1.0 and 1.5. The lightest shade I was sent was 2.0 which is a little dark for me. I think I would probably be a 1.5. But here you can see the differences in 2.0, 3.0, 6.0 and 7.0.
8.0, 9.0, 10.0
Here are three of the darkest shades, but there is also an 8.5 and 9.5.
I did actually wear 2.0 for a full 8 hours or so recently and here are my thoughts.
The foundation felt nice going on it was creamy, had decent medium coverage and was easy to blend in. I didn’t use a primer with it (just moisturizer underneath) and it did do a somewhat good job of helping hide my pores and smoothing out my skin. As mentioned it’s definitely not full coverage, and so my freckles and other skin “issues” did come through, but not in a bad way.
I was pleased that the foundation didn’t settle into the fine lines under my eyes or forehead even after wearing for hours and hours. It never felt oily on my face and I never had to blot to take away shine. All in all it was pretty nice, though a bit too dark!
Availability: MAC online and in stores
Are you going to try out Matchmaster Foundation?