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M.A.C Cosmetics Cream Colour Base
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M.A.C Cosmetics Cream Colour Base


4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars67%
  • 4 Stars25%
  • 3 Stars5%
  • 2 Stars2%
  • 1 Star1%
4.54 / 5 based on 346 Reviews

Product Description

A Creamy, Emollient-based Formula That Imparts Colour And A Sheer, Dewy Finish, Allowing You To Create Effects That Range From Sheer Layers To Dramatic And Luscious Intensities, Depending On The Application. Unique Formula Allows Product To Be Applied Directly On Bare Skin, Eyes And Lips Or Blends Easily When Layered Over Foundation, Moisturizer Or Powder. Fragrance-free.

Key Claims And Benefits:

  • Fragrance-free
  • Water-resistant
  • Dermatologist Tested
  • Ophthalmologist Tested
  • Safe For Contact Lens Wearers
  • Non-acnegenic
  • Non-drying
  • For All Skin Types
  • Long-wearing, 8 Hours On Face And Body
  • Lasting Wear For Hours On Eyes


  • For Use On Eyes (Not Recommended For Inner Rim), Cheeks Or Body.
  • Using A Clean Sanitized Brush, Sponge-tip Applicator Or Q-tip, Apply Product Sparingly, Layering More If Desired.
  • Blend Evenly With Desired Applicator And/Or Fingertips.
  • The Following Shades Are Not Recommended For Use In The Lip Area: Fawntastic And Black.
  • The Following Shades Are Not Recommended For Use In The Eye Area: Fabulush, Improper Copper, Bamboo, Pink Shock, Vintage Rose And Premeditated.
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M.A.C Cosmetics Cream Colour Base
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  • "these cream bases are such a great thing to have in your bad. i have a white cream highlighter and a pinky dusty rose one as well. i use them on my cheeks, lips, and as eyeshadow and an eyeshadow base. may not be good for super oily skin " in 4 reviews
  • "went for a makeover at mac and the lady used this for my contour as my skin is fairly tanned she used a very dark colour. looked amazing got so many complements on my makeup so decided to buy and i now use it everyday . eventhough its a blush it looks great as contour which i didnt expect" in 2 reviews
  • "Love this, people say it's a bit pricey but for the quality it's definitely worth it!" in 1 review
  • "I look really bad in bright colors so this was perfect and affordable!" in 1 review
Marie K.
Powell, TN
129 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Shell more...
This product has been a favorite for years, I’ve recently fallen back in love with it and remembered why I used to love it so much! It gives such a beautiful highlight and has a creamy texture that blends seamlessly into the skin. I like to wear mine on the top of my cheekbone, on my brown bone and it also looks great down the nose and on the cupids bow for a healthy, dewy finish.
Kaitlyn B.
Gaston, SC
31 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Pro Expansions Cream Colour Base more...
This product is so amazingly pigmented you wouldn’t believe it. The best part is it truly lasts all day. I use this product everyday and I absolutely love it. I would definitely buy it again because it is so versatile! You can use it as a blush, highlighter, or tinted eyeshadow base! It’s also very easy to blend as well!!
Kate S.
Cambridge, MA
202 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Review for: Cream Colour Base Blush more...
GLOSSY HEAVEN! It's the best wet looking highlighter I've found besides oil or a balm which can be messy. This has some shimmer and a slight hint of peachy champagne color, but it's mostly amazing for the sheen it gives. SUCH a great glossy highlighter! 
Natasha V.
Greensboro, GA
264 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Review for: Improper Copper more...
I absolutely love Mac cream color base! I use shell on my eye lid as an eyeshadow primer. I use hush on my cheeks as a blush. Luna is by far my favorite of the cream color bases! Luna is pure white and can be used for a highlighter on the cheekbones or eye bone, down the nose, above the lips etc. I also love to add a tiny bit in the inner corner next to the bridge of the nose to open the eye up and look more awake. It is perfect for Halloween makeup because you can wear it anywhere on the face and easily alter the color with shadow! #halowin #contest
Michaela J.
Stockton, CA
273 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Shell more...
I bought this back when strobing was the big new trend! A lot of times I'll use it on my cheekbones, browbone, and inner corner of my eye for a really dewy, summery look. It's very creamy and easy to use! 
Ani B.
Los Angeles
452 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: Pro Expansions Cream Colour Base more...
Love how pigmented this blush is, has shimmer for a nice glow easily blends for A flawless finish. Last such a long time as a little bit goes a long way. My all time favorite by Mac is Margin frost, highly recommend 😊
Alayna C.
13 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Pro Expansions Cream Colour Base more...
Like every other MAC product, this is amazing (however it's probably my current favorite MAC product). The price is a little steep for a single color ($23) Color is super pigmented and very blendable. They have a large number of shades that can be used as a blush, highlight, or as a tinted eyeshadow base. Buildable, versatile, and it lasts all day!
Grace H.
Lynnwood, WA
23 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Shell more...
I have one of these in the color improper copper and the color itself is beautiful however when I put it on my skin it doesn't show up very well and I don't think it's that easy to blend. It's probably best with your fingers because it warms it up but I personally hate using my fingers to blend blush type products because it doesn't diffuse as nicely
Brooke H.
Bakersfield, CA
46 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Shell more...
I have been using MAC cream colour base in Nude for many years now. It was my HG eye base a few years ago, and then I left it for the paint pots and Benefit creaseless cream shadows. While I like both the paint pots and Benefit creaseless cream shadows, I always come back to my Nude CCB. 

Colorwise, it matches my lids almost perfectly, so it's a great everyday "no makeup" eye look. If I were to compare it to a paint pot, the closest that matches it would be Painterly, although they are a bit different (Painterly appears more peach/pink to me).  It's in the usual black MAC clamshells. It's better in my opinion than the old paint tubes (which often oozed out), but I do prefer the paint pot glass pot to the clamshell format. I believe it's easier to travel with (less cracking issues). I also have no issues with it drying out.  The coverage is very lightweight. It has a dewy finish to it, and it's very smooth.
As I stated before, I use this product mainly as an eye base, although I do often wear this just on it's own. I often wear this as my everyday base for my everyday neutral eye; however, I do, on lazy days, just put on the CCB and go. 
That being said, I know that people have problems with creasing and the CCB "sliding" off. I have neither problem. I do not wear a primer under the CCB either.
Therese S.
Harrington Pk, NJ
55 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Cream Colour Base Blush more...
I love the natural tones in this. It’s super light and gives my face just enough color back. I have an olive skin tone and dark hair. This product is easy to use and blend, I highly recommend!
Linda G.
13 reviews
Maleah T.
Van Buren, AR
9 reviews
Are all of the colors the same quality?
H L.
Minneapolis, MN
3 reviews
How does the product feel
Leticia M.
30 reviews
Alguém sabe me dizer se a tonalidade do produto é boa?
Ericka P.
Red Oak, Tx
252 reviews
What is the formula like? Does it last all day and is the pigmentation high?

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