MAC Next to Nothing Face Colour Foundation and Pressed Powder Swatches + Review

MAC Next to Nothing Face Colour Foundation and Pressed Powder Swatches + Review

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I have a love/hate relationship with foundation and pressed powder.

My skin isn’t flawless enough to go without some type of complexion enhancement, but I absolutely loathe the feel of heavy products on my face.

I have oily-to-combination skin in addition to the occasional breakout, so I need a little bit of help to put my best face forward.

Thanks to MAC and their new Next To Nothing Face Colour and Pressed Powder, I can do that with very little fuss or muss.

MAC Next To Nothing Foundation Review

Every shade in the MAC Next to Nothing Face Colour

If you love a light coverage foundation or a boost of color that improves the appearance of your skin and looks great in a selfie, look no further than MAC Next To Nothing Face Colour (available here).

This lightweight, oil-free/paraben-free/sulfate-free formula perfects and polishes skin to its luminous best. You can wear it as either a foundation or you can apply it under or above your regular foundation for some added moisture/beauty boosting.

One of the best features of this product is that it contains opalescent microspheres that blur imperfections and leave skin looking lit from within.

And it really does, folks!

I could not detect any shimmer, but my skin looked so much more radiant than it does with my usual foundation–it’s magic, y’all!

MAC Next to Nothing Face Colour and Pressed Powder

This foundation is housed in the classic glass bottle and slide lock cap that MAC favors.

I will admit–I was a bit of a struggler with the cap!

Every time I tried to unlock the bottle, I’d unscrew the lid completely.

After some trial and error, I managed to get this product to pump the way it was intended.

My first impression is that this product is extremely creamy for a lightweight foundation. It took a couple of small pumps to cover my entire face.

Quick note: Be sure to shake this product well before applying! I don’t always shake my foundation first, but this product needs it to apply the best product possible.

I am very pale and the shade Light worked well for my skin tone.

Light Plus was a little too warm for me, so you might want to swatch these in person or just go lighter if you are between shades.

The product smoothes on and blends like a dream.

It feels a little heavy for a couple of minutes and then it seemed to “sink” in and it felt like my bare skin.

I was pleasantly surprised that such a moisturizing product wore for several hours on my skin–that does not happen. Ever.

Usually, my oily skin dissolves makeup, but this lasted until I washed my face.

MAC Next to Nothing Pressed Powder compacts in Light Medium Plus and Dark deepMAC Next to Nothing Pressed Powder in Light, Medium Plus and Dark Deep

MAC Next To Nothing Pressed Powder Review

Further enhancing this product was the addition of the coordinating MAC Next To Nothing Pressed Powder (available here).

This medium-coverage powder is housed in their basic black compact with a standard pad applicator, but the contents inside are anything but basic.

MAC Next To Nothing Pressed Powder Swatches

MAC Next to Nothing Pressed Powder swatches in Light Medium Plus and Dark deep

My oily t-zone is the bane of my existence.

I’ve used mattifiers and powders and matte foundations and have blown through a small fortune in oil-blotting papers and STILL struggle to keep the oil at bay.

One application of this powder (on top of the coordinating Face Colour) and I had luminous, yet semi-matte skin for the better part of 8 hours.

No touch-ups.

No filters necessary.

As someone who usually possesses the shiniest of noses, I can’t tell you how happy this powder makes me.

Next To Nothing Face Colour and Pressed Powder are available in 9 shades

  • Light–Pale Ivory
  • Light Plus–Light Beige
  • Medium–Warm Beige
  • Medium Dark–Caramel Beige
  • Medium Deep–Rich Golden Tan
  • Medium Plus–Light Tan Beige
  • Dark–Deep Caramel
  • Dark Deep–Rich Golden Bronze
  • Dark Plus–Neutral Tan Beige

MAC Next to Nothing Face Colour Foundation Swatches

(all swatches shown on Stef’s NC 25, warm skin tone)

MAC Next to Nothing Face Colour bottles in Light Light Plus and Medium

MAC Next to Nothing Face Colour swatches in Light Light Plus and Medium

MAC Next to Nothing Foundation Swatches in Light, Light Plus, & Medium

MAC Next to Nothing Face Colour bottles in Medium Plus Medium dark and Medium deep

MAC Next to Nothing Face Colour swatches in Medium Plus Medium dark and Medium deep

 

MAC Next to Nothing Foundation Swatches in Medium, Medium Dark & Medium Deep

MAC Next to Nothing Face Colour bottles in Dark Dark Plus and Dark Deep

MAC Next to Nothing Face Colour swatches in Dark Dark Plus and Dark Deep

MAC Next to Nothing Foundation Swatches in Dark, Dark Plus, & Dark Deep

Have any of you tried MAC’s Next To Nothing product range yet?

Was it a miracle worker for you, too?

Any oily gals out there have a new Holy Grail with the Next To Nothing Pressed Powder? Let’s chat!

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5 thoughts on “MAC Next to Nothing Face Colour Foundation and Pressed Powder Swatches + Review”

  1. I’ve been a huge fan of MAC’s foundations for years–the ProLongwear is my HG, hands down, and I’m also a big fan of the MatchMaster, ProLongwear Waterproof, and Studio Fix Fluid. (The Mineralize Moisture and Studio Waterweight were great too, but actually love MAC’s foundation pump and find it super easy to use (the key is to screw it on TIGHT, so when you twist the top, it doesn’t unscrew the entire thing).

    I love both the foundation and the powder–my skin is finally clearing up enough that I can go with less coverage, but I still want SOME coverage to help even things out a bit! The formula of both products is divine. I have oily skin also, and ‘lightweight’ foundations don’t always work well with my skin, but I’m super happy with this one. The powder is exceptional–I tend to use a translucent powder because I worry that powder foundation will look cakey, but this powder offers just the right amount of coverage, and it pairs PERFECTLY with the liquid foundation.

    1. I rarely match the foundation to the powder, but this combo really brought the best out of each other. Either on their own is great, but together, the results are kind of “Wow!” :)

  2. Even though my skin is dry in the winter, in the summer it’s normal with an oily t-zone– and I need a much lighter foundation. This MAC formula is pretty much perfect! @krista, you’re so right about the dreamy consistency of the Next To Nothing Face Colour, which makes my skin look so much brighter and glow-y without shimmer. The shade I tested, Medium Dark, was way too dark for my skin, but I’ve discovered that Light Plus is perfection. True story: the first time I wore it, someone I see every day told me my skin looked wonderful. I’m going to check out the powder today thanks to your recommendation!

    1. Yeah, you totally need the powder! The foundation is pretty amazing on its own, but paired with the matching pressed powder and it’s really elevated to a whole other level!

  3. I am out of my pressed powder and off to buy this one asap. I can’t believe how much oilier I have been the last couple years and nothing seems to work or last. Glad to hear this one is a keeper.

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