Monday, August 23, 2010

MAC’s Select Tint SPF 15

Recently, I did a clean-out/inventory of my bathroom cabinets and came across a wide assortment of products, many of which will be reviewed here over the coming weeks.

 To start, I’m going to look at an item I already use on a semi-regular basis: MAC’s Select Tint SPF 15.

I actually didn’t buy this item; I was given it by my sister who bought it in the wrong shade, NC 20. Thankfully this pale colour matches my own pasty skin fairly well so I do wear it, but only on days when I’m looking for light coverage.

This is one of those products that’s main-selling point is also its biggest flaw: It’s very lightweight. This means that it’s ideal if you have fairly good skin and just need something to even everything out. And mixed with a bit of green concealer, you could probably use it to cover mild redness. But don’t expect it to do much more than that, it’s just not pigmented enough to cover any real issues.

On the plus side, once it’s on, it feels like you’re wearing nothing and while it will sweat off, it will also certainly last the work day, assuming you work in an air-conditioned office.

While this product has a matte finish, it starts off as a liquid and a liquidy one at that (does that make sense?). This makes it nice for dry skin (though do moisturize first since this isn’t actually a moisturize) but I would avoid it on oily skin since it would probably slide right off.

At about $30 a bottle, this stuff isn't cheap and there are comparable products out there for a better price. While it is certainly a decent product for lightweight coverage, this definitely isn't a must-have item.

Would I buy this again: Probably not
Should you buy it: Yes, but only if you want lightweight coverage and are a MAC fan
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