Review & Swatches: MAC Matchmaster SPF 15 Foundation

MAC Matchmaster SPF 15 Foundation in 2.0

Availability: MAC Stores & Online
Price: $32.50

Company’s Description

New Foundation technology using translucent pigments to enable a fully personalized finish influenced by the subtleties of your own skin’s undertone. Moisturizing demi-matte finish. Medium buildable coverage. Line-reducing soft-focus powders.

This review is for MAC’s most-recently released foundation: Matchmaster SPF 15. This foundation is marketed as being better-adapted to varying skin tones. My color is in 2.0 (NC/NW 20 and NC 25 compatible).


Packaging: 9.75/10

Matchmaster comes in a clear, glass bottle with a pump dispenser. The pump dispenses a pea-sized amount of product and keeps use of the foundation clean.

It would be better if the packaging were opaque to keep the foundation protected from exposure to sunlight. On the other hand, the clear bottle lets you see how much product you have remaining.

Quality: 9.75/10

This is my favorite of all of MAC’s foundations.

The formula is thin and feels extremely light on the skin. You get light-to-medium coverage with a slightly dewy and very natural finish. I have slightly oily skin and don’t find this foundation makes me more shiny. If you have combination or oily skin, you should set with a powder.

This foundation also contains SPF 15 and includes Titanium Dioxide, which gives you protection against both UVA and UVB rays.

The color matches extremely well with my skin–better than any other MAC foundation I have tried. So, at least for people with NC/NW 20 skin, this foundation should be a great color-match.

Ease of Use: 10/10

Matchmaster blends out and into the skin effortlessly. You can add layers to increase coverage.

I usually apply this with the MAC Pro Performance Sponge, but applying with your hands, a flat kabuki brush, or a foundation brush works just as effectively.

For light coverage, I use 2-2.5 pumps. For heavier coverage I will use up to 5.

Price: 9/10

For $32.50, you get 1.18 fl oz of foundation. This is pretty much the same price-to-poroduct ratio you’ll find with MAC’s other liquid foundations.

Final Grade

96.5/100

MAC Matchmaster SPF 15 Foundation in 2.0

MAC Matchmaster SPF 15 Foundation Ingredients

MAC Matchmaster SPF 15 Foundation in 2.0

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MAC Matchmaster SPF 15 Foundation in 2.0 Applied (Alone)


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13 Responses to Review & Swatches: MAC Matchmaster SPF 15 Foundation

  1. Noelle says:

    I soo wanna try this ! If I’m a NC55 what shade would I be in match master.

  2. sthobbie says:

    It looks very nice on you, I have very dry skin though, I might try it out but I don’t think this will be good for me.

  3. Michelle says:

    Your very pretty!

  4. Elena T says:

    This foundation seems awesome! I really like how it looks on you skin, it looks so bright and healthy! I need to try this!

  5. Lisa B. says:

    Yay yay yay! Titanium Dioxide! MUST TRY! Your skin looks really lovely (though I’m sure it looks nice without the foundation, too. :))

  6. The swatch does look light! Just a dewy more and it will have the properties of a BB cream. :)

  7. Sarah L. says:

    Oh my god. Your skin looks so amazing in the photo- it’s clean, fresh and dewy! In fact, it doesn’t look like you’re wearing any make-up at all!!
    I must pop into my Mac counter and find my shade now, I’m so excited to go try it now, thanks to this amazing A+ review! :D

    Thanks for the fantastic insight,
    Sarah(:

  8. victoria v says:

    I am not a huge fan. I feel like it is just too fake looking, and I have to do a fair bit of contouring to look normal again.

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