Mac Next To Nothing Collection

Mac Next To Nothing Collection just launched and it is amazing for us people who prefer our base on the lighter side. The line has the Next to Nothing Face Colour which comes in 9 shades and the Next to Nothing Powder Pressed, also available in 9 shades. They also released two brushes that are meant to be used with both formulas.

Mac Next to Nothing Collection

The Next To Nothing Face Colour is described as an ultra balmy fluid that’s infused with nourishing ingredients and opalescent microspheres. It leaves your skin nourished and luminous and can be worn under makeup or on it’s own. The base can be applied both with a dense brush, just like the 141 Synthetic Face Fan Brush or with a sponge.

With the balmy consistency, the Next to Nothing Face Colour provided sheer coverage. It’s enough that it evens out the skin tone but it will not cover any blemishes. I would compare the coverage to a tinted moisturizer, it’s sheer but it’s still able to even the skin tone and cancel out any redness.

I prefer light bases for every day use so of course I love it. This is not advertised as a substitute for your foundation and if you like your coverage, you will not like this.

Mac Next to Nothing Collection

Since the coverage is sheer, the Face Colour is quite forgiving when it comes to the shades. Even if you pick a shade that’s not your exact match it will still work for your skin. I used both Light Plus and Medium on my skin and both looked very nice and matched me.

Mac also has a useful chart on the website that tells you what shade to pick according to your foundation shade.

Mac Next to Nothing Collection

Mac Next to Nothing Collection

Swatches L to R: Light, Light Plus, Medium. Medium Plus, Medium Dark

Mac Next To Nothing Collection

Swatches L to R: Medium Deep, Dark, Dark Plus, Dark Deep

As you can see by the swatches, the shades of the Mac Next to Nothing Face Colour lean warm which is the undertone I prefer when it comes to my bases. I go either neutral or yellow.

The Mac Next To Nothing Powder Pressed also comes in 9 shades. It is described as a creamy light weight powder that has a barely there feel and provides a soft focused glow. The powder feels like silk. It is light weight but still sets your makeup and doesn’t mattify your skin. Instead you are left with a natural finish that will last all day.

Swatches L to R: Light, Medium, Dark Deep 

Also since the powder is so fine and literally blends in to the skin, you can use the darker shades as bronzer. The shade that I got in Dark Deep look super nice on my skin as a subtle bronzer that warms up my skin but still looks natural.

Mac also released two brushes with the Next to Nothing Collection. 141 Synthetic Face Fan Brush which is good for powders, liquids and creams. It’s a dense fan brush that is great for applying your base but also good for cream or powder contouring. The 140 Synthetic Full Fan Brush is good for powder application. It goes great with the Next to Nothing Powders and it also works well as a bronzer brush.

Bottom line, I love everything about the new Mac Next to Nothing Collection. If you are a fan of natural makeup and barely there foundation you will love it too. The Face Colour will be perfect for the summer months since it gives a beautiful glow to the skin and it will go really well with the powder.

The Mac Next to Nothing Collection is already available both in stores and on and it is part of their permanent line.

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  • These are so great for summer. I love that the face colours aren’t tinted moisturizers but aren’t foundations, and the powders look so glowy and creamy! I will definitely be checking these out next time I’m near a MAC store.

  • Dom

    These sound perfect for summer, since I prefer a light base during the day! I can’t wait to try it! Thank you for the review and swatches!


    • My pleasure Dom! If you love a light base you will love them.

  • This sounds like such a lovely makeup range for this time of year, when it’s warmer it’s so nice to wear makeup that feels light and comfortable. I wish MAC would make some lighter shades as even that light shade would be far too dark for me!

    Alice | alicemaysnell

    • Since the product is sheer I think the light shade would work even if you are fair.

  • These sound great! I love light coverage, especially for summer! The powders look really interesting, it’s nice that they’re not so matte.

    Jenn │ Beauty by Jellybean

    • The powders leave a natural glowy finish which I prefer.

  • Wow so many MAC foundations – these look amazing never used them before

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

    • They are actually color bases so not really a foundation, more of a tinted moisturizer type of product.

  • These sound so bear although my skin’s been needing more coverage lately than these offer sadly. How do you think they compare to the MUFE water blend foundation?

    • The Water Blend actually has more coverage and it is buildable. Also MUFE is waterproof.

  • Fernanda Turri Braga

    They look really nice! Do you know how the powder compares to the Mineralize Skinfinish Natural? Thanks 🙂

    New in Makeup

    • You know I’ve never used those powders! I have to get a shade to compare them.

  • Natalie Redman

    Ooo those mac foundations look lovely and dewy!

    • They are dewy but they are more of a tinted moisturizer product than a foundation.

  • I’ve been hearing a lot of buzz about these. I’m gonna hit up my local MAC and see how the formula feels.
    Light looks like it might match me but might be a bit dark.

    Laura \

    • I think because Mac is releasing a product that it’s pretty new to them. Except of their Face&Body I don’t think they have anything like it.

  • Chantalle

    These sound so lovely but I am a fan of a more full coverage base. However these would be perfect for summer or a lazy weekend! xx

    Chantalle |

    • If you like your coverage then these are a pass. Maybe you will like the powders though.

  • I prefer medium to full coverage but actually I’m really intrigued by this! I think it would be nice to smoothen out complexion without covering too much skin. And I think the shades are well selected.

    • They can be used before your foundation so you’ll end up using less product.

  • sassy

    This collection is perfect :)) I love minimal makeup & lighter coverage.Both brushes look amazing

  • Judy

    This collection looks great! It’s been a while since I’ve popped into MAC. If I’m completely honest, I’ve never really liked their foundations. It doesn’t look nice on my skin…no matter how I blend, it just doesn’t want to agree but this lighter coverage might be much better. (I prefer lighter coverage anyways.)

    I need a new powder soon so I’ll check that out too!

    • I haven’t tried their base products except of their concealers which I like so I can’t really compare. But this new product is not a foundation so you might like it.

  • Laura

    Hi, I bought the face colour in Medium, which is just slightly too dark for me right now. Great for summer, but not for these pale days. I wish to buy the powder too, maybe in a lighter shade. But I don’t know if the powders are equal in colour to the face colour. Or are they a bit lighter? They look really light in the pan. What colour do you use if I may ask?