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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Mac Select SPF15

Contents: 30ml or 1.0 us fl oz
Shade: NC30
Price: HK$230

According to Mac's webpage:

Water-based liquid foundation. Combines medium coverage with SPF 15. Provides a fresh, natural matte finish. Layers up, lasts long: helps protect the skin all day. Non-oily. 18 shades.

Active Ingredients:

Octinoxate 7.50%. Ingredients: Water (Aqua Purificata) Purified, Dimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Talc, Butylene Glycol, Polymethyl methacrylate, Polydecene, Glyceryl Dilaurate, Tea-Isostearate, Tea Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Kaolin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Retinyl Palmitate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Pantethine, Xanthan Gum, Cellulose Gum, Steareth-21, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Steareth-2, polyperfluoromethylisopropyl ether, Stearyl Alcohol, BHT, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, ethylparaben, Propylparaben [+/- (may contain): titanium dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288)

My opinion:

This was my first high end foundation, and before I've started to experience with other foundation I've actually liked it, but now that I'm a bit more experienced in terms of makeup, I'm sure that you could find a better substitute for less.

I specifically dislike the texture of this product (too thick for my taste), and the color was a bit off, I'd personally prefer to use NC25 instead of NC30, but the sales lady insisted that I was a NC30....


  1. MAC is always the best.The most natural and pf very extraordinary quality.That is the reason it can command the price that it does.
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  2. There are certain things in Mac that I like, but I'm not sure about it being the best, and since there are so many alternative in the market, is just kind of hard to stick with one brand.