Product Type: MAC makeup
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MAC Select SPF15 Foundation
Mac Select SPF 15 Foundation
Member Name: loveableukangel
Mac Select SPF 15 Foundation
Advantages: Available in 21 Shade, Great results
Disadvantages: A high end brand with a high end price label
In the past Ive always used Virgin vie/ Vie foundation but in recent months they decided to discontinue the foundation which I had been using so I found myself back to square one for the search for a reliable foundation.
I suffer from quiete dry and sensitive skin which can become oily in the t-zone area which has always caused problems when trying to find that perfect foundation that provides me with that flawless coverage that still looks natural and lasts all day.
I had heard many good reports about MAC make-up and a close friend was always raving about how good the makeup was so I decided to go to one of the MAC counters at one of my local department stores to speak to one of the assistants, straight away one of the girls came over to ask if I required any assistance so I explained to her my requirements and the fact that I have had problems in the past finding that perfect foundation, explaining that I wanted a foundation that would completely cover any imperfections yet still looked natural as I hated foundations which were thick and laid heavy on the skin. Straight away she had me sitting down and was testing on me a shade which she thought would be suitable for my complexion, to my amazement she was spot of the first time. She used some Prep and Prime first which acts as a soother, a filler for any pitting of the skin and smoothes the skin to make it easier for the application of the foundation. Next she applied the foundation with a foundation brush and I was really surprised at the results, a flawless finish that looked natural, No noticeable dreaded jaw lines, it had blended perfectly with my skin.
Now MAC started out as a cosmetic brand that was designed for make-up artists but it soon developed a high profile and due to popularity it soon found itself in department stores across the world available to the general public.
they are known for their extreme colours (I dont think there is a colour I havent seen them do) and their foundations and powders cater for virtually every skin tone that you can imagine but being a high end brand it comes with a high end price label, this product retails at £19.50, £21.50 if you purchase the pump aplicator too which to be honest I think is totally justifiable for the high quality and results which it provides.
The foundation is nicely presented, it comes in a stylist black box and inside is a 30ml glass bottle with black screw on lid although if you would prefer a pump applicator you can additionally purchase one for £2.50 which I believe is worth it as it means you can measure out the foundation more effectively preventing wastage and it makes it more hygienic to dispense.
The MAC Select SPF15 Foundation is a water based foundation which provides a medium coverage so it looks soft and natural on the skin, it allows the skin to breathe and because its Hypoallergenic its suitable for sensitive skin which is absolutely great for me as it causes no irritation and it is available in 21 shades so you should have no problem finding a suitable shade to match your skin tone.
To apply I first moisturise my face apply MAC Prep and Prime and then use a foundation brush working my way from the centre out using short quick strokes but depending on preference you can use a sponge or clean fingers, I've also found that you only need to use a minimal amount to cover the entire face so I'm expecting my bottle to last me a fair while.
I find that the liquid consistency means that the foundation glides really easily over my skin and provides a really good even coverage hiding any imperfections or dark circles under the eyes. It lasts through the day so you hardly ever need to touch it up. What I also like is the fact that you can layer up this foundation which I tend to do when I'm going for an evening out and tend to use a little more make up than that during the day
All in all I absolutely love this foundation and will almost certainly be purchasing it again once I start running low
Summary: A perfect foundation