MAC face samples & many up coming samples to review!! (Click to COMMENT…)
In my search for the “perfect” concealer and foundation I have been trying out many different brands. What I mean by “perfect”, is that it covers imperfections but still makes the skin look natural and lasts all day long without reapplying anything. The current brand I am trying out is MAC: I have tried out their primers (Fortified skin enhancer in Recharge), concealers (Select MoistureCover concealer in NW35 & NW40, Studio finish concealer in NW40, Select Coverup in NW35) , liquid foundation (Studio fix in NW43), powder (Select sheer in NW25).
I really like how the tinted primer makes the skin have a glowing appearance. I apply the primer by putting several dabs of product on my face, then I pat it into the skin. I find that if you rub the primer it sort of rolls up on the skin, especially around the eye area. I like the Select MoistureCover the best out of all the other concealers because it blends very well into the skin. However, the only negative is that I am a shade in between NW35 and NW40 so I blend both colors to try to match my skin tone. The Studio finish concealer is a bit too caky and thick, so I use it sparingly around my eyes. The Select coverup is targeted for oily skin, and I find it too drying for my drier to combination skin. The liquid foundation really does cover well and it does not feel heavy on the skin, however I find that again my skin tone is in between the given colors. The NW43 is too dark for my skin tone, but the MAC representatives say that it is better to match people a shade darker than lighter. Finally, the Select sheer powder was a nice light powder that surprisingly did not irritate my skin.
Overall, I recommend the MoistureCover concealer and the Select sheer powder. If you are able to match you skin tone using the studio fix fluid foundation, I also recommend trying it out too! The MAC sales associate applied this foundation along with the other concealers and powder products and my skin looked flawless, just a shade darker than my skin tone (which I personally do not like). Just a note if you are trying out MAC products, be sure to keep the packaging because you need the original packaging (the box) and your receipt to return it. I thought I only needed to keep the receipt (like at Sephora) to return products, but found out they also need the original box as well.
Finally, one of my good friends (lets call her L) graciously gave me loads of samples she had accumulated. So I will have quite a few sample reviews coming up!! Exciting!! Thank you again L, so far I am loving the Lancome genefique youth serum. The serum is the most moisturizing serum I have used, especially around the eye area.