MAC Matchmaster Foundation Review

MAC Matchmaster Foundation

MAC Matchmaster foundation

Price : Rs 2100 for 35 ml (both price and quantity of the foundation is high as compared to of the rest of the MAC foundations)

I was dying to try this foundation but was not really keen on purchasing it if I didn’t like the finish and feel of it. Back to MAC store. I asked the SA to try both shade 3 and 4 on me. To be honest, both the shades were looking okay on my skin because the SA used a stippling brush and did a light application of foundation. But shade 4 looked more natural on my NC 35 skin tones so I went ahead with that. Shade 4 and my skin tone were match made in heaven. ๐Ÿ˜›ย Also, the SA mentioned that this foundation does not oxidize, I gave no second thoughts and bought it. ย  I really liked the coverage, the finish and semi matte finish it gave to my skin. I still do. ๐Ÿ™‚


MAC Matchmaster foundation ingredients

Likes and Dislikes about MAC Matchmaster foundation:

  • It is an excellent natural looking foundation. It gives invisible coverage to the skin and that makes it great for day time use as well. It does adapt to your skin a bit and evens out your skin nicely.
  • It is a water based foundation so would work on all skin types. Those with oily skin types shouldย definitelyย give this a shot.
  • The coverage I’d say is medium to buildable. You can build it up to a very good coverage and it is able to cover a lot of blemishes.
  • I love the colors available in the range. The color I have is neither too yellow nor too pink. That makes it awesome for my coloring.
  • It has a semi matte finish. I personally like dewy finish foundations but I am okay with this kind of finish as well. Just not a fan of a super matte finishes.
  • It does not oxidize on me but I always wear a primer underneath.
  • It stays on all day long but those will oily skin might have to touch up their face ย during the day. But it really does not move , nor does it settle in the fine lines , nor does it look cakey and neither does it make my face shiny. The days are getting hotter now and I have worn it many times all day long but it stays put. The staying power is pretty impressive.
  • It comes in a pump glass bottle, which is excellent.Although I’d say not great for travel.
  • It has a creamy texture .
  • It never broke me out.
  • This foundation is neither moisturizing nor drying. Iย definitelyย moisturize my skin before using it.
  • You have to work pretty fast with it as it dries quickly.
  • It has SPF 15. It photographs pretty well. I am wearing Matchmaster Foundation HEREย .
Overall, I like this foundation a lot but this is not my Holy Grail . I find it slightly heavy for day time but I am one of those who like light coverage for day time. If you are looking for a long lasting everyday foundation, MatchMaster would be worth giving a shot.
I tried using it with a different foundation brushes but I liked it most with a ย flat foundation brush for evening time and stippling brush for day time(light coverage).ย Definitelyย not with fingers though.
Indian Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating : 4/5

MAC Matchmaster foundation review

MAC Matchmaster foundation swatch

Have you usedย MAC Matchmaster Foundation ? Please rate in the box below

Also Read :
MAC Mineralize SPF 15 Foundation Review
MAC Studio Tech ย Review
MAC Pro Longwear Review, Swatches, FOTD
MAC Select SPF 15 ย Review
How to Apply Cream Foundation : MAC Mineralize SPF 15ย 


110 thoughts on “MAC Matchmaster Foundation Review

  1. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: was so waiting for a review on this!!
    with its price i did not want to just experiment with it! now i feel more confident buying it!
    Thank you Rati!! :puchhi:

      1. sounds & looks very good in that MAC margin blush wala LOTD!! :woot:
        i also heard that coz this adapts to the skin color, concealer should be worn before applying this foundation, Fathima, MACs MUA who uploads videos on YuoTube? she was the 1 who said better to apply concealer first…what was your experience regarding that?

          1. nafisa i apply concealer afterwards but a lot of people do it before. Works fine for me. but you can try it both ways and whatever works for you. ๐Ÿ™‚

        1. Why she said applying concler first will be helpful ?????? I guess, n wht i do is ,First the foundation shuld be applied then it covers n even out ur skin to most extent then if u have still noticeable DCs,capilaries,spots blemishes peaking out then cover it with concealer thn set with translucnt /beige powder veil..this way is better as it allow u precise spot coverage from concealer..wse some experts said wht MUA said n some say what i do…any suggstnsss..welcomee

          1. usually that is what v do – applying foundation & then concealer…but it seems matchmaster evens out the different tones on ur skin, so if u apply concealer beneath it, it will give that an evenness with the skin…if u apply concelaer on top of matchmaster, it may defeat the purpose ๐Ÿ™‚ this foundation has some different technology that makes it act that way i heard…

            1. Yeah tht might happen…foundation types do change application types nooo…well this one s damn costly for me rite now….me will dream of this tonight only.. :lol2: :lol2: u go ahead n lemme know hows it feell…wese wher do u put up nafi ????? In delhi..

              1. search for this video on YT, “Matchmaster: Discover Shade Intelligence Technology” by MACcosmetics.. it talks about it too…
                m gonna buy it, soon, after i have saved up enough ๐Ÿ˜€ currently me too cant splurge! :nono:
                m from & in Hyd ๐Ÿ™‚ what about u?

                1. hihih nafisa , yes it adapts to your skin. In my case, 2 shades matched my skin tone closely, which does not happen with other foundations. I think a lot of it is a marketing stuff. It’s a good foundation and that’s about it. ๐Ÿ˜€

                2. Ohh hyd..i thought kuch aur he :specs: :specs: .me from delhi….live in delhi… ๐Ÿ˜€ … Y mac is taking gyaan from our movie stars…how to promote the hot cakes !! Hehehe :lol2: :lol2:

  2. An yet another grt product frm MAC.. Thanks fa d review. :love: PS: i received mi MAC lippy and was so surprised and excited to find a colorbar lippie as free gift and lotssss of melodies… :yahoo: :yahoo: Thank u so much ratiji.. :happydance: :happydance: those gifts made mi day :jiggy1:

  3. i really want to try out their foundation maybe one day i will ๐Ÿ™‚ oh by the way i had a werid dream about you rati lol you did my nails in my dream… haha

      1. hahaha yea it was because literally 30 minutes later 5 of my nails fell off haha you did acrylics . so crazyyy but you looked as pretty as u do in pictures in my dream. i think your husband was there too but not sure

        1. maine aaj spinachhh mangwaaa lia hai fr the paaaassshtaaaaaa :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

  4. Please help me I don’t understand the terminologies like NC 35 etc etc :nababana: :nababana: .. how can I find out what my skin tone is :methinks: :methinks:

    1. dipti NC 35 is a foundation shade in mac foundations. So when you go to mac and test a foundation, you’d have your own shade. mostly nc 35 is a yellow undertoned light to medium skintone. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. i was thinking of buying a mac foundation now…but Rati should i go for this or the studio fix one’s i wan’t medium coverage and lightweight :struggle:

  6. i got my parcel 2day!!! :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: and sooo sweet of you to send coffe bites along with it :love: :love: !! you are absolutely adorable :teddy: :teddy: and thanks a tonn for the surprise pigment box ( even though i have no clue on earth how to use it :hihi: :hihi: ) great review but i have made up my mind to try mac face and body 1st… :methinks: :methinks:

  7. This foundation looks damn close to ur skintone rati mam….u should opt for this only in summers…i saw ur boho wala LOTD….u look flawless…even i was wondering u skin is looking amazing in tht come ??? – now the RAAZ behind tht is here…. :lol2: :lol2: great…me totally loved this on u…. :yahoo: :yahoo:

      1. Give this a shot-abi nai m still a kiddiii :teddy: wen i becme proffsnl like ew then only i will buy…abi its damn costly for me too… :specs: me giving this shot definately in my dreams tonight ๐Ÿ˜€

  8. Ohh hyd..i thought kuch aur he :specs: :specs: .me from delhi….live in delhi… ๐Ÿ˜€ … Yaa mac is taking gyaan from our movie stars…how to promote the hot cakes !! Hehehe :lol2: :lol2:

  9. The shade in the bottle didn’t feel like ur skin shade, bt OMG on the LOTD, its so perfect for ur skintone …. wow

  10. vow rati….this one sounds so awesome :woot: i jst bought loreal & nyx foundation…cant splurge on this one… :((

  11. Rati, if you can, try the mac face and body foundation. Almost all MUA’s use it and recommend it. I have only used Prolongwear and it has broken me out all over even on my nose. Might go instore and check this one out next time I’m in town. Thanks for the review. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. anna, i wanted to give that a try but they said that it has been discontinued here in india. i should check at other stores. ๐Ÿ™ mac foundations break out on a lot of people . I am one of the lucky fews . ๐Ÿ˜€

      1. Ah haa… Breakouts!!! :headbang: me have super sensitive skin but maybelline bb cream didnt break me out.. do u think this will break :headbang:

  12. Hi Rati….maybe I should check this out since you said it’s good for oily skinners and also lasts the whole day. My skin is going bonkers with oil since the weather is warming up :scream: :scream: :scream: :headbang: :headbang:

  13. Hiee rati…

    nice review as usual..but no photo of urs(face) with this foundation:-( dissapointed:-((

    one small doubt how do u say that u r NC35??how to find out that number??if i go to mac showroom will that SA find it out??



    1. HI ginny, you can go to the mac store and ask SA to match you with the foundation. Most mac foundations are in NC or NW range but match master has shades in numbers such as 1,2,3,3.5,4 etc..

  14. Good Morning Everyone ๐Ÿ™‚

    Nice review Rati… ๐Ÿ™‚

    I have never used a foundation so far…:( i’m a begginer can u suggest me one pleeccchhh… ๐Ÿ˜›

    1. rajani..out of interest..i can tell u what not to try O:)

      maybelline gives a ghostly look..i got one and total waste gave it to my maid :waaa:

      and if you are going to buy revlon skin light, then better apply a foundation and then apply skinlights over it ๐Ÿ™‚

      if u have oilllly skin, then avoid skin lights since it will increase oiliness.

      these are all my own experience ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. hmmm I have a combination oil t-zone ๐Ÿ˜› thnx 4 ur reply ginny…. One of my cousin uses lakme.. she tells sometimes it ok.. n sometimes not…. i’m totally confused :sidefrown:

        1. rajani, i feel one should ALWAYS invest in a good foundation. It is the base of your makeup and if the base is not good, the overall makeup would not look good. You can also check out revlon colorstay. A whole lot of people swear by it. ๐Ÿ™‚

        2. rajani..lakme that tube wala..thats wat i got for temp purpose..i put it on and then revlon skin gave the brightness and one dewy effect:-)

  15. hiee rati…thanks..and i saw the link ๐Ÿ™‚ u r looking soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cute in that pink and black dress ๐Ÿ™‚ lovedddddddddddddd :puchhi:

  16. Gooooooooooooodie Morning every one….. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: Such a pretty morning it was today with full bloom all over :woot: :woot:

  17. Sounds too good. Will try this at the store today ๐Ÿ˜€ i luved MUFE HD foundi’s finish but they dont have it in stock right now… ๐Ÿ™ Hope it is as good as that :pray: :pray: :pray:

  18. i dont have a single foundation from MAC ๐Ÿ˜ฅ ๐Ÿ˜ฅ ๐Ÿ˜ฅ ๐Ÿ˜ฅ ๐Ÿ˜ฅ
    Which one i should go for Rati, me have Oily- Combination Skin in summer,
    But i will never try a foundation in summer, its deadly hot ๐Ÿ™ , more than that it will sweat very badly here even if we are out in sun for 5 mins..
    Please suggest me so that i will try it in june ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. shami, you can give this or prolongwear a try. Both have a great staying power. Although i feel matchmaster would be more suitable for oily skin types because it is a water based foundation and has great staying power. ๐Ÿ™‚

        Thanks. ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. hey rati di….i see k avi tak holi ka sara rang nai utra……in d swatch pic i thot k ye blend karne se red red kyn dkhin…..phir yaad aya holi ko gye kuch hi din huye hain he he… :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

  20. I’m really keen on this foundation, just not sure how heavy is it is for daytime wear, esp during summers? Can someone help me out with that please? thanks!

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