MAC Cosmetics came out with a brand new foundation just in time for spring and summer. If you don’t like heavy foundation on your face during the warmer months of the year, this may be the answer that you’re looking for. I’m a fan of most of MAC’s foundations, so I wanted to give this one a try just from hearing the name of it. It’s called MAC Next to Nothing Foundation. Does the name intrigue you too?
MAC Next to Nothing Foundation is available in 2 different forms. The first is a liquid and the second is a pressed powder compact. I purchased both.
MAC describes these foundations as follows:
Next to Nothing Face Colour:
An ultra balmy fluid infused with nourishing ingredients and opalescent microspheres for a youthful glow that looks lit from within. This sheer tinted cream can be used under or over foundation, or to bring a translucent luminosity to skin. The cushiony, smoothing texture glides over skin, diminishing the look of imperfections and fine lines, while moisturizing and protecting skin. Skin looks immediately retouched! For best results, use with the new 140 Synthetic Full Fan Brush or sponge.
Next to Nothing Pressed Powder:
A creamy, lightweight formula that boasts long-lasting, high comfort wear. The silky-soft texture features micro-light boosters that guarantee the look of healthy radiance – no filters needed! The result is a soft-focused glow. Offering sheer to medium buildable coverage and a natural luminous finish.
You’re supposed to be able to use the chart below to figure out the shade that matches your skin best based on your previous color match of MAC foundations.
I went in to the MAC store to make my purchase. I bought the liquid Next to Nothing Foundation in the shade Light Plus and powder foundation in the shade Light. I like the match to my skin color because it’s not too yellow like most foundations I’ve been matched to lately. Not sure why or how that happens to me… I always end up exchanging shades after my initial purchase because the sales people mistake my bronzer as a golden tone. Such a pain!
It is recommended that the liquid Next to Nothing Foundation be applied with a synthetic foundation brush. This works well for me, however I prefer to apply most of my foundation products with my fingers. I like the way everything blends into my skin better from the warmth of my fingers.
The Pressed Powder foundation comes with an applicator sponge. I find that it applies the foundation thicker than I like. I prefer using a brush that lightly dusts and buffs the product into my skin.
If you’re looking for anything more than a sheer, blurring type of foundation, then this will not be for you. However, this is exactly what I was looking for. It was recommended to me to use a good moisturizer before applying the foundation (which I did) because my skin is dry. I used the powder form of the foundation to set my face for the day. I like the combination of the two types together. If you like a “barely there” foundation where your skin peeks through (I do), then is one to try. It gives a beautiful slight glow to the skin. I personally use the powder foundation as more of a setting powder. Using the powder on its own didn’t give me any coverage at all which defeats the purpose of using it as foundation. It would probably work better for those with oily skin where the product has something to adhere to.