Which MAC Foundation is the Best?


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Every girl’s dream is to flaunt healthy, glowing and flawless complexion. Of course, a healthy diet and good skincare routine can help you achieve clear and flawless skin, but the cheat sheet is to use a foundation to do so. Makeup foundations can even out your skin tone and create an appearance of flawless skin. Foundations are made by hundreds of brands, but when the question is of trust and good-quality, the king of all brands is undoubtedly “MAC.” Despite being a high-end brand, this brand offers foundations that can transform the skin and make it flawless. Choosing the best foundation in MAC can be a mind-boggling task as they have a huge range of foundation shades that cater to different undertones. Most of their foundations are categorized into NW and NC types. NW denotes “Not Warm” and NC denoates “Not Cool,” all denoting the undertone of the customer. Also, there goes an adage, “Choose a formula based on the needs of your skin, the climate you live in, the time of year, and your lifestyle preferences”. Hence, getting hold of the right foundation as per your skin type is always recommended. In this article, we will things a bit easier for you with regards to MAC foundations. This article will tell you about the best foundations from MAC and help you pick the foundation that would be best for you.

Which MAC Foundation is Best

How To Choose the Right MAC Foundation?
Your skin type and skin tone along with the right undertone determines the best foundation finish for you. People with dry skin should pick a foundation that has a formulation meant to provide moisture and hydration. On the other hand, people with oily or acne-prone skin should go for matte or velvet finish foundation. If you have normal skin, you have probably hit the jackpot and almost all formulations from MAC will suit you well. However, MAC Photo-Finish Foundations are best for your skin type as they provide light to medium coverage. Now, going by the above dictum of choice of foundations, we will lay down a complete list of foundations from MAC as per your skin type.

MAC Foundations for Oily Skin:

1. MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 Foundation: This award-winning foundation from MAC mainly caters to the needs of oily-skinned people as it has an oil-controlling formula and wears up to 24 hours. In addition to providing a long-staying matte finish, it offers sun protection with broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 15/PA++ protection. It also has a non-drying, non-caking photo-friendly formula that reduces the visibility of imperfections.

Coverage: Full
Finish: Matte

2. MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation: This foundation which does the dual task of a powder and foundation simultaneously and imparts smooth, all-matte and flawless complexion which will appeal to people with oily skin. It also has a light, velvety texture and offers buildable coverage that lets your skin breathe for hours. Thanks to its unique blend of powder and pigments and non-acnegenic formula, even acne-prone skin would be able to apply this foundation without aggravating the existing acne condition.

Coverage: Full

Finish: Matte

3. MAC Studio Tech Foundation: This foundation which comes in a compact-like case pretty is specifically formulated for oily-skinned beauties. It is made from a blend of water, emollients, and powder that provide full-coverage to the skin with a long-lasting formulation that lasts easily up to 8 hours. You would not need a concealer when wearing this foundation to cover up flaws. The foundation provides a naturally-looking matte finish to the skin. It also hydrates the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines for a softened look.

Coverage: Medium to Buildable
Finish: Natural Matte

4. MAC Pro Longwear Foundation: The foundation is the longest staying among all MAC foundations and the “chosen one” for a majority of top-notch makeup artists across the world for clients who want long-lasting finish. It stays put for about 15 hours and is also resistant to sweat and humidity thereby best suited for hot and humid weathers. Even though it has a huge longevity, it feels comfortable throughout the wear time and also has a lightweight formulation. It claims to keep the oil at bay throughout, hence oily and congested skin types will also not find it unsuitable for their skin type, so all that you get is glowing and flawless complexion sans oil.

Coverage: Medium to Buildable
Finish: Matte

5. MAC Matchmaster Foundation: This foundation comes with a unique Shade Intelligence Technology that allows it adapt to your skin tone and control oxidization for a long-lasting and true colour. It imparts invisible coverage and that makes it great for daytime use as well. It’s a water-based foundation, so great for oily and acne-prone skin. It’s a buildable foundation, so can work on layers to cover flaws and imperfections. It offers a semi-matte finish and photographs well even though it has SPF 15 factor.

Coverage: Medium to Buildable
Finish: Demi-Matte

MAC Foundations for Dry Skin:

1. MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation SPF 15: This is a uniquely textured foundation which sits like a gel on the skin and provides medium to high coverage with a natural satin finish. Since it is hydrating in nature, it instantly nourishes the skin while keeping it smooth, soft and plush. The finish is luminous and highly pigmented. It covers under-eye circles, blemishes and imperfections. It stays on for 6 to 8 hours and with SPF 15, it’s apt for daytime wear too. It also has a long-wearing and water-resistant formula that helps to provide a full and flawless finish, without ever looking heavy, cakey or settling into dry patches or fine lines and wrinkles. This product is the best suited for dry to normal skin types. Its Mirconized Silicon Pigments lets this settle on the skin without sticking to the problems areas, hence you will never get a look that turns patchy on application.

Coverage: Medium to Buildable
Finish: Natural Satin

2. MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation: This foundation can stay up to 15 hours of wear. It works best for people who want to cover up blemishes and skin imperfections without drying out their skin. Dry skinned people can get a naturally satin finish with this foundation. Any season or any environmental condition, this foundation beats it all and it is a great product to use on the go if you want a good coverage without fearing about your product getting cakey. The downside to this foundation is that it oxidizes a bit so you would have to pick a shade or two lighter than yours. The USP of this foundation is of course its waterproof formula.

Coverage: Medium to Full
Finish: Natural Satin

3. MAC Mineralize Moisture SPF 15 Foundation: This foundation is the new all-rounder in the beauty domain and is a boon for dry skinned or dehydrated beauties. With a blend of 77 Minerals, vitamin E, and shea butter, the foundation is extremely moisturizing and hydrates the skin throughout the wear period. It also comes enriched with Hyaluronic Acid that helps to keep the skin soft ad plump alongside Beet Root and Tamarind Extracts, which increases the moisture retention capacity of the skin.

Coverage: Medium to Buildable
Finish: Luminous

4. MAC Studio Face and Body Foundation: This is a cult-favorite foundation when it comes to beauty experts. It’s a multi-tasking makeup product which every girl has craved for, it can easily be used on both face and body, so it saves you from buying two different foundations for different purposes. This foundation has a water-based formula which feels super lightweight and comes out sheer on the skin, you can build this foundation according to your preference. It is also equally suitable for oily or blemish-prone or sensitive skin and doesn’t even clog pores.

Coverage: Sheer to Buildable
Finish: Natural Satin

5. MAC Studio Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation: This foundation comes with a unique ultra-fluid, thin, elastic gel-serum formula. It imparts natural-looking finish and feels lightweight and comfortable on the skin. It does not accentuate pores or dry patches, and also is moderately hydrating. It is a good daily wear foundation with buildable coverage and SPF 30.

Coverage: Medium to Buildable
Finish: Natural Satin

Of course, people with normal skin type can pick any foundation from the above-list because of their non-problematic skin type.

How To Choose Foundation for your Skin:

After listing out the best foundations of MAC both for dry and oily skinned types, we will tell you about how you should choose the best foundation for your skin. Firstly, be 100% sure about your skin type, if needed, visit a dermatologist. It is always better to choose MAC foundations from a MAC store as you would end up getting confused with shade cards from online websites. Additionally, MAC SA’s can easily determine your shade and undertone and match you accordingly. Know about your correct skin tone and undertone before buying foundation from MAC. MAC has a huge in-between shades. When you know your skin type and skin tone with undertones correctly, two important factors are sorted. Refer to the list that we have provided to get an idea on what formulation to pick according to your skin type. Next is the type of coverage that you want in your foundation. Some want sheer to light coverage for daily wear whereas others prefer medium to full coverage for wedding or party events when all you want is flawless skin. After choosing the coverage type in your foundation, all that left is some additional features. Some MAC foundations offer SPF or water resistant properties, some even have intelligent shade technology, so it all boils down to what you need from your makeup foundation.

Remember the skin type, skin tone with undertone, coverage, texture and finish all play a vital in helping you choose your best MAC foundation. Every woman is unique in her own way, so look out for these features wisely before investing your hard-earned money in a MAC foundation. Now that you know, which all parameters you should look for in your MAC foundation, we hope that we have made your job breezy. Happy makeup shopping, girls!

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