So I started using liquid foundation in addition to my usual powder about a year and a half ago. I started with Revlon Whipped foundation in Ivory 1 and while I definitely love it I really wanted to try a high end foundation once I finished it! I decided on choosing a MAC foundation as I love their lipsticks. I went in to the MAC store and got matched by a very nice lady. I think she did a great job....I was pretty nervous after some horror stories I've read on r/makeupaddiction. In store she threw a thick layer of powder on over top making me look horrid, but I bought the foundation anyway because I was able to get a good look at my face before she suffocated me in powder.
Overall, I really like how this foundation melts into my skin and matches perfectly.
When I walked into the store I asked for a pale as possible medium coverage liquid foundation with SPF and a matte finish. I got my wish with the MAC Matchmaster Foundation in 1.0
Its the lightest shade available in this line and it has a little twist closure that keeps it from pumping down while in a makeup bag, which is nice.
So here is me with no makeup on in all my red faced glory!
I usually squirt some foundation onto my finger and then dot it onto my face before rubbing it in evenly with my fingers
As long as I'm keeping up with my skincare routine it blends just find with my fingers but even so I usually go over my face with a stippling brush just to make sure everything is nice and blendy.
And here we go! I usually only do one small layer. It is buildable but I follow liquid with a sweep of powder so I tend now to use too much liquid. I tried to do a close up shot so you could see that it doesn't even look like there is foundation on my face! It melts right in and feels like I'm wearing nothing. If I have any pimples and am too lazy to grab my concealer I just dab a bit of extra foundation on the spot and blend with my finger as I did with that nasty thing by my lip.
Here is a side by side before and after. I love this foundation and unless I like the little sample of the lightest shade of Kat Von D's foundation better I could definitely see myself getting this again.
Where to buy: maccosmetics.com or a MAC store