Monday 4 November 2013


You've heard it once, you'll hear it again: a good foundation should mimic your skin. It has to be so good that nobody can tell a difference if you've got fonda on, except for unusually smooth finish. People, specially non-makeup enthusiast, may probably smirk upon the idea of calling a makeup an investment (big word!). Granted that there's such a thing, an investment worth making is one that covers your entire face, enter... MAC Foundation!

MAC is one brand that has graced so many songs and scene from Nicki Minaj to Rihanna, you name it. I can't think of any magazine too that doesn't showcase this classic. My liquid foundation has hit pan couple of days ago and I was on the look out of a good brand. After seeing reviews from various platform, I came to an inevitable conclusion: MAC is the way to go.

Bought from: Rustan's Makati | Available nationwide
Shade: NC 35 | SPF: 15 | Size: 30 ml
Price: Php 1,800

There are so many! First is the clean, matte finish. I love how my skin glows after a slight application. Second, it seems that the longer it stays on your face, the more smooth the finish becomes. Third, it is kind to my skin. I usually experience tiny breakouts specially for new products, but luckily, none of that in this beauty in a bottle. Staying power is also nice. It lasted for about 8-10 hours on me without caking.

Below is a snap with one of MAC's makeup artists. Her name is Yuki. She mentioned that before, being a makeup artist was just a hobby, but one day, she decided to follow her passion. Go girl! She applied something on my brow and for my lippie, Candy Yum Yum it is (review HERE).

Some swatches after the jump!

Price factor! You've guessed it. If you're one of those who might gasp: "How can someone spend so much for just a foundation?" It's okay :) Maybe makeup is not your thing. But believe me, more girls can spend an arm and a leg for quality makeup. Bottom line: If it makes you feel good AND it's within your salary bracket, by all means go! If not - that's where will power + creativity comes into play.
Another wishful thought is the packaging. Most reviews blabbed about that too. It's a bit messy without a spray nozzle. Plus, the nozzle  not readily available in Manila yet. Last one is the smell. Others like the smell, to me, it smells like barbie plastic. Maybe I'll get used to it over time though.

If you're a fan of good matte finish, this is a 5-star product for you. Consider this: if you'll nitpick and purchase over-the-counter foundation without an assurance that it will do justice for its price, maybe you're better off with MAC. In my case, I'll use it for quite a long time, so I wouldn't mind. What are your thoughts? -CMK.

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