11 October 2011

MAC Vs Collection 2000 - THE RESULTS

So in my last post I showed you a high end brand and a high street brand battling it out to sell a very similar product.

Well after a few days of trialing them both out for you all here are my results!!


MAC Matchmaster Shade 0.4 £24.50
In my opinion I found it
  • very light weight on the skin,
  • glides on easily
  • rubs in nicely 
  • no streaks at all
  • perfume (smell) is a little strong
  • matches my skin tone perfectly
  • leaves a demi matte finish
  • very natural looking
I literally love this product. Has to be the best out of all the MAC foundations I have tried. The end result is just perfect, looked fresh and dewy thanks to the demi matte finish. It covered redness well but still left freckles on show so not too much coverage but it however very build-able.

MAC Matchmaster

Collection 2000 Colour Match Shade Natural £5.99
In my opinion I found it

  • Wet on the skin on initial application but dries nicely
  • Runny substance had to rub in quickly
  • heavy coverage (but covers redness well)
  • not streaky
  • smells nice
  • Didn't completely match my skin tone, looked quite washed out 
    I was pleasantly surprised with Collection 2000. I have used previous foundations from them and they were perfect. The end result is a little bit too heavy for my skin. Although its a colour match it left me looking a little ghostly?! Only use a small amount of this product as it does spread very far.

    Collection 2000 Colour Match


    I have to say that I really wanted the collection 2000 foundation to win however I have to go with MAC. I am deeply in love with Matchmaster. It suits me perfectly (as it says on the bottle. I would say to give collection 2000 a try. It is a brilliant cheaper alternative (aiming to do the same as MAC) maybe I needed a colour up?

    The only thing MAC do better is have a massive collection of colours to choose from where as Collection 2000 only have between 5-6 shades.

    In these pictures below you can see how similar the products are side by side and then when rubbed in.

    Collection 2000 is allot runnier than the MAC

    Collection 2000 on the left and MAC on the right

    Once rubbed in they look very very similar!!
    Hope you found this helpful! From one side of the scale to the other =)

    Have you tried these two? How did you find it?


    1. Yaaaaaaaaaaaay!! Addicted to my Matchmaster shade 4 also. You have impeccable taste lady ;) xxx

    2. Great review! I really want to try out the mac one, ive heard such good things about it.


    3. great review! the matchmaster does sound great

    4. Matchmaster is definitely next on my to-try list of foundations, it looks very lovely on your skin.


    5. would love to try a mac foundarion, but would have to save a few pennies first!xx


    6. owww love the look of the Mac on you!
      defiantly being added to my wish list
      thanks for the post, nice to see a comparison :) Xx

    7. I generally use matchmaster in 2.0 and am currently trying out Collection 2000 color match out in 4 as a cheaper alternative. I'm pleasantly suprised by Collection 2000 performance, it is easy to apply with a brush, doesnt oxidize badly and a little goes a long way. I find it lighter weight on my skin than Mac and waay cheaper at only £5.98 a bottle in Asda:)