MAC Matchmaster Shade Intelligence Compact 2.0 ♡ First Impression

MAC Matchmaster Shade Intelligence Compact 2.0
MAC Matchmaster Shade Intelligence Compact 2.0

Today I am sharing with you my first impression of the MAC Matchmaster Shade Intelligence Compact, it is described as "an innovative cushion compact foundation that lends true-to-life coverage".

Ever since I started wearing foundations, I have always matched my own foundation colors online by reading reviews of people who uses the same or similar foundation shades as I do. Most of my self-matched foundation shades are either perfect or not too far off; but with this one, I am totally disappointed in myself, and I am unsure of how I have managed to matched my NC25 skin tone to a color that is completely different?!

Once I have post this first impression, I will be re-purchasing a new one with a shade that actually matche! *fingers cross* that I don't pick the wrong color again.

MAC Matchmaster Shade Intelligence Compact 2.0
MAC Matchmaster Shade Intelligence Compact 2.0

Cushion BB / Foundation is big in Asia, or shall I say it is getting more well-known around the world these days?! I have been trying a few cushion BB from Korean brands such as Laneige and The Face Shop and I absolutely love how lightweight and flawless my face looks and feels.

Since I have been enjoying cushion makeup a lot lately, I have decided to try out a non-Asian Cushion foundation, starting with MAC Cosmetics' Matchmaster Shade Intelligence Compact.

MAC has described this cushion compact as a build-able, light to medium foundation with a true-to-life shade perfection and coverage. It claims to be oil-free, provides hydration while controlling oil, reduces appearance of pores, blurs imperfection while letting your natural skin shows and 8 hours wear even in humidity temperature.

MAC also claims this foundation to be non-caking, non-streaking and non-settling.

MAC Matchmaster Shade Intelligence Compact 2.0
MAC Matchmaster Shade Intelligence Compact 2.0
MAC Matchmaster Shade Intelligence Compact 2.0

MAC Matchmaster Shade Intelligence Compact has an all-black theme and it comes packaged in a double lid compartment compact that features a mirror and a puff on the top level and the cushion itself stored on the bottom.

A majority of cushion BB that I own comes packaged in a white case and they get dirty after each use, I also didn't like the fact that Korean's brand's cushion BB all comes with either a white or blue puff, as they tend to get dirty easily and stained even after I have washed them many times. 

I love that the puff included in the MAC Matchmaster Shade Intelligence Compact is a black color, in this case, it could get dirty after a few uses, but it's not as obvious, and even though the foundation stains, it won't show. 

MAC Matchmaster Shade Intelligence Compact 2.0
MAC Matchmaster Shade Intelligence Compact 2.0

Onto the color selection, I am so embarrassed about the fact that I was so sure that shade 2.0 would be the perfect match for NC25, but I end up picking up a color that is completely different! *oops*

MAC Matchmaster Shade Intelligence Compact is available in 12 shades selection and I currently own shade 2.0 that is the third lightest shades in the range but it is still a few shades darker than me. 

MAC Matchmaster Shade Intelligence Compact 2.0
MAC Matchmaster Shade Intelligence Compact 2.0
MAC Matchmaster Shade Intelligence Compact 2.0
MAC Matchmaster Shade Intelligence Compact 2.0

 FIRST IMPRESSION 

I gave this cushion foundation a try despite the color being totally off, I tried to use it as a bronzer, but the formula is too sheer and liquid-y that it wouldn't show up on my skin when applied, once set, the color turned orange, which ends up looking totally weird!

 THINGS I LOVE

Simple black packaging, black colored puff that doesn't stained too easily. Sheer coverage as described, very lightweight, felt as if I wasn't wearing face products. Blurs imperfection okay, not dramatically and it blends nicely without streaking, (I have tried full face application and just swatches on hand / arm).

 THINGS I DISLIKE

The color selection is just so weird, I feel like not only the colors are too darker, they are also orangey.


*Fingers Crossed* that I choose the right shade in my next MAC order, so that I could fully give this cushion foundation a test and write an in depth review on this product.

have you tried the
MAC Matchmaster Shade Intelligence Compact?

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