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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

REVIEW: MAC Select Tint SPF 15 samples

Last week, I went to a Mac counter looking for a foundation that has no shimmers. I recently bought Mineralize Satinfinish Foundation in NC35 and I love it but it has little glitters. I also have MAC Studio Fix foundation but found it to be too matte and too heavy. Therefore, I asked a MAC MA and she told me that I should get Select Tint SPF 15 because I don't need much coverage and I'm Asian with olive skin type. So, I decided to get samples of MAC Select Tint SPF 15 in NC30 and NC40.



According to MAC: "A lightweight moisturizing tint with SPF 15. Water-based. Oil-free. Packed with conditioners. Hydrates the skin. Protects it, too. Keeps it moist, flawless, soft and youthful. Ultra-sheer: invisible. Feels like nothing on."


FYI: I'm Asian with dried face skin with oily on the T-zone. I'm NC35-40.

My review:
I tried both the foundations and NC40 was kind of orangish-yellowish on my face, but NC30 matched my skin better. I decided to give NC30 a week of tryouts.

PROS: The first time I applied the foundation using MAC 190 brush over my Smashbox Foundation Primer I loved it. It was very sheer and light-wear and very smooth on my face. I use MAC Studio Fix powder in C40 to set the liquid foundation. I felt my face was hydrated and soft throughout the whole day.

CONS: Second-fourth tryouts: MAC Select Tint SPF 15 NC30 did not look flawless and youthful on me like what MAC has stated. In fact, it made me looked old with large pores and lines all over my face. After three to four hours of wearing this foundation, the foundation started to crease into the lines and pores on my face, making it showed visibly and largely. I never had a problem with visible pores and lines with my other foundations before, so must be the formula in this foundation.

MOST IMPORTANTLY, THIS FOUNDATION GAVE ME THREE ZITS: ONE ABOVE MY LEFT EYEBROW, ONE UNDER MY LIPS, AND ONE ON MY CHIN. I WAS SO MAD THAT I THREW THE FOUNDATION SAMPLES AWAY IN THE TRASH!! THANK GOODNESS! THE ZITS ARE GONE NOW!

Guess I'm gonna stick with my HG Mineralize Satinfinish Foundation!


8 COMMENTS:

yummy411 said...

aww that sucks.. what setting powder do you use over the satin finish? the powder can possibly cover the little glimmers. have you tried mac's airmist foundation? (super light weight with sheer to medium coverage) good luck on your foundation hunt.. oh i've tried becca's tinted moisturizer. very nice, bad price tag. i'm hoping to try makeup forever and face atelier next!

christianadivine said...

that sucks! although, i remember having troubles like that when i use to use liquid foundation. :P i don't know, ever since using minerals i can't imagine going back to liquid... i just can't! :P

Anna said...

thanks for the review, i was looking into MAC foundations and tints and I read somewhere that it causes acne. that totally sucks but thanks so much for reviewing!

mrslanielovesmac said...

Hi Yummy411: Thanks for dropping by. I use MAC Studio Fix C40 to set my mineralize satinfinish foundation. It is gives me a flawless and youthful look. I haven't tried mac's airmist foundation yet but I'm looking forward to it.

Hello Christiana: I like mineral foundations but I can never get the right shade for my skin type. I'm suck at mineral foundation applications.

Hi Anna: You're welcome. I'm glad you find the review a bit helpful. Remember that what doesn't work on me doesn't mean it won't work on you. Everyone has different skin type. I hope you find your best foundation!

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Azizajalal said...

i was looking into MAC foundations and tints and I read somewhere that it causes acne. that totally sucks but thanks so much for reviewing!

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