MAC Matchmaster Foundation SPF 15 review
If you, like me, find it a very difficult job getting foundation to match your skin tone, you'll be as happy as I was to hear about the newest addition to MAC's range: Matchmaster SPF 15.
With 14 shades, Matchmaster uses a whole new colour identification system (instead of the usual NC15, NC20, it's 1.0, 1.5, 2.0 etc), and contains the lightest and darkest shades of all MAC's foundations so far - great news for ultra pale girls like me, and those with super-dark skin.
So what's special about Matchmaster? Well, it took those MAC scientists I admire so much two years to succesfully produce a translucant pigment that uses the colour of your own skin to produce a completely true to you colour. Basically it helps to emphasize skins natural tone rather then cover it up, to produce a lifelike result that looks like real skin (rather then a chalky mask), but that still gives you good coverage.
I gave it a days wear as a trial: easy to apply, I blended it straight on with my fingers - it was a better match for my skin then any other MAC shade I've tried (normally NC15) and gave medium coverage. It feels really light on the face, and its 'demi-matte' formula subtly illuminates the skin. It also dries to a beautiful finish that feels velvety smooth to the touch - probably because it contains Laminaria Saccharina Extract, which helps to calm oil in overactive skins, and my skin has retained an oil-free state all day - so it lives up to its eight hour wear promise too. Great product.
Get MAC Matchmaster Foundation SPF 15 in MAC stores from September, priced £24.50.