By Vee of Pretty Girl Rock
I went to the MAC counter to knock a few items off my “Beauty List”. Let me just say: I’m not usually into buying from collections but it took everything in my power not to touch that StyleDriven collection, do you hear me? I’ll be making a trip back to MAC very soon after I make sense of the things that I actually need.
Other than my ricepaper replacement and a new brow pencil, I picked up the MAC MatchMaster Foundation. I was anxious to pick it up because I’ve been on the market for both shear and medium coverage foundations. Sheer to wear daily and medium for nights out, special occasions & pictures.
While I was at the counter, I tried 5.0, 6.0 & 7.0. 5.0 too light, 7.0 almost right but slightly off and at first, 6.0 looked all kinds of wrong when I dotted it on the back of my hand so I smeared a bit across my jaw line and then down to my neck in an upside down “L” shape and then smeared a straight line across my chest and it was clear that 6.0 was the best match for now and perfect for when my suntan is completely gone. When I got it home to try, my biggest fear was to be stuck with a foundation that was cakey, heavy, ashy or all of the above. With MatchMaster, none of this happened; the foundation is creamy and moisturizing, goes on and blends like a dream and is very lightweight.
I added a bit of moisturizer (as pictured below) to give a dewier look but MAC MatchMaster is demi-matte and already very skin-like. I love the feel of it as the texture feels much like the skin after it’s dried down. There was no need to blend down the neck with Matchmaster and I think I’ve definitely found a great match. If you’re on the market for a medium coverage, buildable foudnation that doesn’t look terrible on the skin, this could be the one for you.
In the pictures below, you’ll see how the foundation looks like it’s going to be off but once applied (forearm), it is nearly invisible. That is because this foundation is made with translucent pigments to allow for your true tone to show through. In the profile pictures, I intentionally showed my blemished side to show you the kind of coverage you’d get from just a pea-sized amount applied all over the face.
What did you think?
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Jenell Stewart, formally known as BlakIzBeautyful is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Kinky Curly Coily Me. Jenell has a MS in special education and dedicates her time to educating and uplifting women with kinky, curly, coily hair. She big chopped on March 26, 2010 and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.View all Jenell posts.