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MAC Matchmaster-did you find your perfect match?

post #1 of 111
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I went in to get matched yesterday for the launch of the Matchmaster foundation.  This has to be it. I am in between every shade in the other formulas.  I used the chart online to select the color to try. 7.0 was too light but  7.5....omg.  I saw my face. finally. Not ashy not tanned but my color.  I think this stuff works!  I want to know if anyone has tried it and what you think about it. I want to know if NW43/NC50/NC55 can wear this color.  But also I want to know if ladies of all shades found a match!!

post #2 of 111

I got 2 samples last night from 2 different counters. One thought I should be an 8.0 (which I think may be a tad dark) and the other I asked for a 7.5. I haven't tried either yet though. 

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I got 2 samples last night from 2 different counters. One thought I should be an 8.0 (which I think may be a tad dark) and the other I asked for a 7.5. I haven't tried either yet though. 



I am seriously hyped yahoo.gifLet us know how it comes out....

post #4 of 111

I've heard such good reviews about this foundation so far.  Its definitely on my wishlist.

post #5 of 111

Ok ladies. I don't really have any plans on going anywhere today but I was very anxious to test out my sample. I put it on about 20 minutes ago and so far I really like it. I like the color (7.5) and coverage so far. I patted it in and swept it lightly with my MAC 190 brush. Now lets see how it wears for the rest of the day. Since I'm not going anywhere I should've tried the 8.0 since I think it will be a tad too dark. This foundation is pretty. I swept a tad bit of MSF Dark on but I may have not really needed it because this foundation gives a nice matte finish. I almost hate to just sit at home all day with it on. LOL! I might have to go out. LOL!

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Ok ladies. I don't really have any plans on going anywhere today but I was very anxious to test out my sample. I put it on about 20 minutes ago and so far I really like it. I like the color (7.5) and coverage so far. I patted it in and swept it lightly with my MAC 190 brush. Now lets see how it wears for the rest of the day. Since I'm not going anywhere I should've tried the 8.0 since I think it will be a tad too dark. This foundation is pretty. I swept a tad bit of MSF Dark on but I may have not really needed it because this foundation gives a nice matte finish. I almost hate to just sit at home all day with it on. LOL! I might have to go out. LOL!


YES go out!  car wash, target, starbuck's-it doesn't matter!  lol. and please follow up again. i am still uber excited. I need to take a nap or something :)  Yea the MA used very little MSF natural just at the forehead and chin-the brush barely touched my face. After I took a really intense nap AND lounged on the couch face-to-pillow It had worn slightly...8hours or so.  I def could have used a touch up but my tone was still even and I had barely any shine. i would have run to the store and back just like that.  I hope others comment too b/c this can't be as good as it seems love.gif

 

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YES go out!  car wash, target, starbuck's-it doesn't matter!  lol. and please follow up again. i am still uber excited. I need to take a nap or something :)  Yea the MA used very little MSF natural just at the forehead and chin-the brush barely touched my face. After I took a really intense nap AND lounged on the couch face-to-pillow It had worn slightly...8hours or so.  I def could have used a touch up but my tone was still even and I had barely any shine. i would have run to the store and back just like that.  I hope others comment too b/c this can't be as good as it seems love.gif

 


LOL! 

 

This foundation is permanent right? 

 

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LOL! 

 

This foundation is permanent right? 

 

yep
 

 

post #9 of 111

Great. I'm almost out of my MAC Studio Fix Fluid and I think I will be getting a bottle of this. Heck I might get it before I run out of SFF. Haha!! 

post #10 of 111
I got a sample of the 8.0 yesterday but it's too dark so imma try the 7.5. Even though the 8.0 was a little to dark , I did like the finish of it. Also I didn't clean my face last night and I woke up this morning with very little transfer on my pillow. I'm excited for this foundation, I sure hope 7.5 matches me better
post #11 of 111
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I got a sample of the 8.0 yesterday but it's too dark so imma try the 7.5. Even though the 8.0 was a little to dark , I did like the finish of it. Also I didn't clean my face last night and I woke up this morning with very little transfer on my pillow. I'm excited for this foundation, I sure hope 7.5 matches me better


Yeah, the 7.5 may be better for you. Please let us know.

 

Since I figured I may take a trip to Burlington Coat Factory I decided to finish my face. MAC's Swell Baby all over the lid with Shadowy Lady e/s in the crease and outer corners with the lightest color from the Gentle Fumes quad on the browbone. Lined and mascara'd with my usual blacks, a little MAC Slave to Love blush. Lips lined with MAC's Nightmoth liner, then added WnW's 919B (Vamp It Up) lipstick and tad bit of Revlon's Lilac Pastelle to finish it off. This is such a pretty lip combo! I had been thinking of doing a look with Swell Baby so decided to try this look today. 

post #12 of 111

Ok so I've worn this foundation for a good 8 hours and I still like it. Other than the space of skin between my eyebrows that seems to have a shine no matter what, (not sure why because it doesn't seem like it's an oily shine) I never had to blot today. The color stayed the same. Didn't get darker or ashy or any of that. I'm just now getting ready to go wash it off and will be giving it another trial run on tomorrow. 

post #13 of 111

I picked up two samples: 7.5 and 8.0.  Today I wore the 7.5 and was absolutely pleased with the look.  

post #14 of 111

according to the chart 8.5 should be the best color for me but the mua recommended that I try the 9. I'm loving it. I didn't have to reapply or reset my powder all day and I used much less product than usual. I wear SFF and mufe mat velvet.

post #15 of 111

Day 2's trial run went equally well. I wore it from about 1:30pm until 10:30pm. It wore well. I didn't have to use blot powder or a blot sheet today. I even kept checking my mirror every chance I got to make sure I didn't look shiny or oily. I'm surprised my husband didn't ask why the hell I keep looking at myself. LOL! He probably remembered I told him I'm testing a new foundation. 

post #16 of 111

I've decided to test out the 8.0 sample today. It's a tad bit darker in the jar than the 7.5 but not as dark on the skin as I thought it would be. I'll see how it wears throughout the day.

post #17 of 111

i went and picked up this foundation yesterday. i love the finish and look of it! i'm an nw47 in studio fix and got 9.0. But according to the conversion chart, i should be in 8.5. the 9.0 was a tad light or red or something for my face but it definitely made my face match my body (my face is like a shade or two darker than my body) and looked fabulous on. didn't oxidize on me or turn shiny at all. i really like this foundation so far but it stands to be seen if this will break me out like the studio fix. 

 

post #18 of 111

I tried it out yesterday, along with face and body and left with face and body and a sample of 7.5.  I loved how it looked in the store.  When it comes to mac, I am always worried about breakouts.  I also tried out the new Chanel and some MUFE foundations.  SO we will see which ones I get.  

post #19 of 111

i'll probably go this week and get matched up!

post #20 of 111

Yes! I am between a NC45-NC50 and can also wear a NW43 (depending on the time of the year).

7.0 was a perfect match for me! 

post #21 of 111

I'm NC44 and got a sample of 6.0.  I'm wearing it on one side of my face this evening just testing it out.  When I first put it on I thought, uh oh, I'm seeing a hint of orange.  I've had it on for the past 3 hours and it looks like it is a perfect match.  I'm going to wear it until bedtime and then take a final look.   I like the feel of it.

post #22 of 111

here is my review that is also on the MM forum:

 

I tried this out today.  I was going to this weekend, but I wasn't feeling good, so since had to go to work today, I thought I's give it a go.

 

I applied it with the 109, same brush that was used on me in the store, same brush I used to use for SFF.  Applied like a dream, smelled like SFF, so no problems there.  The only thing is that the color, 8.5 seriously had that MAC red/orange thing going on.  I was instantly turned off and started to wonder about the color range. Like what colors are for the NCs in this new number system.  I personally rather put the orange/red back in. That was the first thing I wanted to note was that I disliked the coloring.  Application time was about 8am.  I didn't use a primer. I wanted to try this on my skin alone.

 

A few hours later, about 10, I checked the foundation out in the bathroom mirror.  My skin looked brighter, and it wasn't oily at all. I would have needed to blot SFF at this time.  Inside the work environment, where there is AC, everything seemed to work out fine.  Having a cold, I had to blow my nose a few times and the color is transferrable...  I will take that into consideration, because there are products out there are are not and I rather invest in them.  That can be a huge dealbreaker and I wonder why non-transferrable technology could not have been incorporated into MM.  Winter is coming (HA game of thrones, i'm am so into that show and book, excuse me)   and I hate when my foundation finds its way to my scarfs.  MM is not going to workout in this aspect).

 

Another test was how MM was going to fair in the humidity. About 12:30, I went to lunch. It was humid out, and I drove around a bit, sat in the car and I really didn't feel any dew or anything on my skin.  Curious, I looked in my review mirror and I didn't see any need to blot.; nor was my skin orangey-red.  All I could think about was trying this foundation tomorrow, and really focusing on how it looks and how longs it lasts, how my skin looks, etc.  I was so busy at work and I gave MM some attention, but not enough.

 

So cons are , I did not like the color it was when I applied it.  It was weird because I could see a clear contrast between my skin tone and the color of the foundation.  Its transferrable.  

 

Pros: it didn't appear to stay the color it was when I first applied it.  My pores also seemed to be handled. No need to blot.   Color seems to change, but I have to monitor that more.  Not sure if I like the coloring. I will look closer tomorrow.

 

I am going to try it tomorrow, because I am not 100% convinced, yet.  I will say that the coverage was pretty good, I am not big into full coverage so it works for me.

post #23 of 111
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my gosh that was an awesome review.  Please do tell about the non-transferrable foundations.  I am so new to foundation.  My first foundation purchase was revlon colorstay (oily) in caramel. I thought it matched well but when I took a pic it looked off.  I have not cracked open my new bottle of MM yet.  I had some oil thing happening today but I think it was due to the careblend powder.  Interesting....

post #24 of 111
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Yes! I am between a NC45-NC50 and can also wear a NW43 (depending on the time of the year).

7.0 was a perfect match for me! 



wow that's interesting. The MA tried 7, 7.5, and 8 on me today.  7.5 won again.  7 was way light and 8 was giving me ashy.  Do you have any other foundations that you like and what color do you wear in them?

post #25 of 111
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I tried it out yesterday, along with face and body and left with face and body and a sample of 7.5.  I loved how it looked in the store.  When it comes to mac, I am always worried about breakouts.  I also tried out the new Chanel and some MUFE foundations.  SO we will see which ones I get.  



what new chanel?  i have never tried the face and body...

post #26 of 111
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Originally Posted by califabulous View Post

my gosh that was an awesome review.  Please do tell about the non-transferrable foundations.  I am so new to foundation.  My first foundation purchase was revlon colorstay (oily) in caramel. I thought it matched well but when I took a pic it looked off.  I have not cracked open my new bottle of MM yet.  I had some oil thing happening today but I think it was due to the careblend powder.  Interesting....


Make Up Forever Mat Velvet (80) and MAC Studio Sculpt (NC50) are both non transferrable.  Studio Sculpt is not the best for oily skin, although I can wear it in the winter sometimes with no problem.    Careblend over MM made my skin look gray.  It was a mess.    I think I want to try 8.0. In KarlaSugar's swatch it looks less orange than 8.5

 

 

http://karlasugar.net/2011/09/mac-matchmaster-foundation/mac-matchmaster-foundation-all/

 

 

 

post #27 of 111
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yes...it made me look ashy! lol. I was going to buy it before I really saw the ash and even MA stopped me and said.."no. real talk. It makes you look ashy." haha love an honest MA...
post #28 of 111
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yes...it made me look ashy! lol. I was going to buy it before I really saw the ash and even MA stopped me and said.."no. real talk. It makes you look ashy." haha love an honest MA...


What made you look ashy, careblend powder?

 

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Day 2 of the foundation and I know I don't like the color and the way the foundation rubs off.   Tomorrow I am going pick up a sample of #8 to remedy the color. As far as the foundation transferring, I am going to use either NARS loose powder in Mountain or MAC Select Sheer in NW50 to set.   I don't know if that is going to make much of a difference.  But I am willing to try because this foundation has kept my oily skin at bay. I like that. Also, the foundation kept my skin tone one color all day.  Sometimes with foundation, I find some parts of my face tend to get oily or the foundation tends to fade a bit, leading me to touch up with powder during the day.  I felt no need to retouch with this product. I really liked that.   I am still on the fence about investing in the MM foundation, but I am noticing some good things about the technology in the product. I'm still testing and will report back.

post #30 of 111
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What made you look ashy, careblend powder?

 


yea the careblend powder over the foundation. It was gray or something. It def made me look like i had a lot of foundation on
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