Combination skin can be tricky to treat, it occurs when two or more different skin types occur on your face at the same time. So which makeup should you choose? Here’s our pick of the best MAC foundations for combination skin.
Typically, combination skin is when some parts of your face are dry, while the centre, along the T-Zone (nose, chin and forehead), is oily.
When it comes to combination skin, the causes and combination are a little different for everyone, therefore it can take a little bit of trial and error finding the right skincare routine for you.
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Getting makeup that doesn’t make the centre of your face too oily, and other parts too dry can be difficult too. You want a foundation that will cover, and not cling, and not slide around the oily parts.
MAC have proven themselves with their makeup artist-loved products, and with a range of foundations targeted for different skin types, there’s bound to be something that you can use.
Here’s our pick of the best MAC foundations for combination skin.
MAC Foundations for combination skin
MAC STUDIO FACE AND BODY FOUNDATION
The moisturising and long-wearing formula of MAC Studio Face and Body means this is a firm favourite for those with dry skin. The formula glides onto the face and body providing stay-true colour that’s non-drying, instantly hydrating, water-resistant and long-wearing. The lightweight foundation delivers a natural satin finish with sheer coverage that’s buildable.
MAC STUDIO WATERWEIGHT SPF30 FOUNDATION
With a virtually weightless feel, this formula is extraordinary comfortable to wear and lasts for hours too, thanks to its ultra-fluid, elastic gel-serum formula. It’s an innovation in foundation formulas. The Moisture-Fusion Complex provides immediate and all-day hydration, leaving skin feeling quenched and silky to the touch – ensuring your skin looks beautiful all day long.
The unique dropper allows you to ensure you use just the right amount of this foundation as it works to softly blurs imperfections like pores and fine lines too.
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PREP + PRIME BB BEAUTY BALM COMPACT SPF30
Not the biggest fan of foundation for everyday wear? This BB Beauty Balm Compact could be the thing your skin needs. It enhances skin’s natural luminosity, blurring imperfections and evening the skin tone, all the while shielding from harsh UV rays. The softening ingredients work to lock in moisture, as well as an SPF 30, all encased in a go-anywhere solid cream compact.
MAC PRO LONGWEAR NOURISHING WATERPROOF FOUNDATION
You can get an incredible 16-hour wear from this foundation; neither rain nor tears can budge this oil-free watertight product that actually repels moisture from the surface of the face. The formula blends seamlessly on the skin with medium to full weightless coverage and a natural satin finish.
MAC STUDIO SCULPT FOUNDATION
A creamy, luxurious, gel-based foundation that provides medium buildable to high coverage with a natural satin finish. It instantly revitalises the skin while keeping it looking smooth, soft and plush. It’s a long-wearing formula and water resistant.
MAC PRO LONGWEAR SPF20 COMPACT FOUNDATION
Get ten hours wear from this lightweight cream compact, perfectly suited for touch-ups on the go. It glides on skin comfortable, with a natural matte finish and broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection.
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MAC MINERALIZE FOUNDATION/LOOSE
A silky, mineral-rich Mineralize Foundation/Loose with everyday SPF15 protection. It provides skin with a medium-buildable natural to natural-satin finish and brushes on easily for a smooth, radiant look. This formula helps skin stay healthy and nourished.
MAC STUDIO FIX FLUID SP15 FOUNDATION
The liquid version of the classic Studio Fix Foundation, it provides medium buildable coverage and creates a flawless natural-matte finish, which doesn’t diminish your natural glow. What we love about this foundation is that it’s oil-free and long-wearing; the SP15 provides everyday sun protection too.
MAC STUDIO FIX POWDER PLUS FOUNDATION
Studio Fix is a powder and foundation in one that combines good coverage with ease of application. Designed to be used dry, the powder and pigments create a matte, velvety texture. This powder foundation contains Silica, which helps to maintain a matte finish by absorbing oils on the skin, as well as talc to provide a smoother, less reflective, matte finish. The talc has been milled to a microscopic size to provide a beautiful texture while allowing the skin to breathe. You can apply this foundation using a brush, sponge or powder puff, and its compact design means it’s perfect to carry around with you too.
MAC PRO LONGWEAR SPF10 FOUNDATION
A long wearing foundation that promises 15 hours of wear in any environmental condition. It’s lightweight and creamy and applies smoothly to provide sheer to medium coverage. Even in hot and humid conditions, this foundation controls oils to keep skin fresh, natural and flawless.
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MAC MATCHMASTER SPF15 FOUNDATION
New foundation technology using translucent pigments to enable a fully personalised finish influenced by the subtleties of your own skin’s undertone. It has a moisturising demi-matte finish, with line-reducing soft-focus powders.