Love this foundation. The only fault I can pick with it is I get a bit oily throughout the day on my nose from using this. I wouldn't say this is a foundation for covering up blemishes, but it is amazing for evening out skin tone and looking natural, you could probably pass with having no makeup on. I would buy this again, I love it and think it's great overall. Holy grail!
I gave this product a second chance. The first time I bought this it was just too yellow and I hated it. I bought n 1 the second time around thinking I needed to try this again. It's beautiful. NOT for oily skin. I have to powder the t zone. I don't have anything that needs covering either, so it just makes me look healthy. I dab some concealer under my eyes and that's it. If you have problem skin, it's not going to cover much. I learned to love it though! It's invisible and best applied with your fingers :)
I thought Studio Fix was too much coverage, so the MAC expert suggested this because it's water-based. Unfortunately, I'm not a big fan. I do like a medium amount of coverage, and she suggested I layer it to get my desired look. And in the store, I thought it looked okay; or maybe I was just too timid to disagree, I don't remember; those stores can be intimidating!
Anyway, the product is very thin and liquid-y, and I am not satisfied with the coverage, even though I have decent skin. I have a bit of redness that showed through after one layer; when I added another layer on the reddish area (it's not rosacea or anything, I just have Irish undertones), it ended up looking cake-y. Also I started getting breakouts after a few days of use that are not typical for me.
I love the packaging though, it's simple and in a travel-safe bottle (read: non-glass) which is sort of a progressive idea for higher end foundation packaging. Thumbs up to that.
I love MAC, this was just not the formula for me. I actually just started using Makeup Forever invisible cover which is thicker than this formula and still lets my skin breathe, covers more naturally than Studio Fix.
At first I LOVED this foundation. It was light coverage like I wanted. This cleared up my skin, and made it look smooth/radiant.
The price is actually VERY good - at first I felt like it was a huge splurge ($40 for 120mL in Canada). But when I did the math, I realized I was paying MORE for most of the drugstore brands (I'd pay $20ish for only 30 - 40mL). So this foundation is actually better priced than the other ones I'd been using (per mL).
The colour is bit yellow-ey for my skin tone. I am SUPER pale (as in, I have blue veins visible along my jaw-line and under my eyes). So I have to be careful about blending into my hairline and jaw/neck, cause if I don't, I'd get a yellow/orange mask with MAC.
Overall, I'm still deciding if I'll buy it again or not - I've been breaking out recently, but I DO like the dewy-light finish it gives me.
I'm an NC20-25 and C2 and C3 both work for me, but C2 is a closer match. I love Face and Body! I have rosacea, so I do need to layer more on the red areas, and/or add concealer, but the finish on this is so natural that I don't mind the extra work. I also love how this doesn't transfer, although I do have to powder over this as the finish is a bit dewy. I've tried this layered with either another liquid foundation on top and with a mineral foundation, and both ways work great.
It's also a great value for what you get which is I believe 4oz, 4x more than most others. I've had mine for more than 2 years and I'm glad mine hasn't gone bad yet. I do have to shake it up a bit before using as it tends to separate, but the scent hasn't gone off yet so I know it's fine.
I'd probably repurchase when I run out.
Just perfect. Zero negatives. C3 is a dead on match for my winter color. I have NEVER had an exact match. I'm very yellow and always end up looking ruddy, grey, ashy, etc. I don't like sunscreen for that reason either.
As I apply this, my skin just looks magically better. Not like there's color being applied ON it. It transforms my actual skin into looking good.
I use a pink sponge that looks like a slightly larger, slightly firmer beauty blender. I dip it in the foundation, spread a quick film all over, and then "push" it in all over with the top of sponge. I was covering with powder bc it is very dewy, but I think I've come to realize that powder actually makes me oilier late in the day. Plus it just looks nice and glowy as is and I just love love love it!
It's lightweight, but you can easily build up the coverage. I'm NC30 with olive undertones and bought this in C3. It looks so natural and Dewey on me. My only grip is that it's too expensive :x
I bought Face and Body in C4 on the website. I don't know what is my color in the other categories (probably something between NC35-40) but it looks good on me. The first thing I love about that product is that it's light but buildable. One or two layers, and the coverage is quite OK. I apply it with my fingers.The second thing is that it's water based and smells some kind of orange or something, which is not bad at all. The packaging is fine for me, even in plastic, i think it's convenient. Of course the price is expensive (plus, I bought the small version) but for me it's a really good foundation.
HOLY GRAIL FOUNDATION! I don't know about you other ladies, but I love it when my foundation does not scream I am wearing makeup. This foundation looks like skin, it blends AMAZINGLY. Honestly, I don't think most people can tell that I have it on when I do because it doesn't look like makeup when you apply it. I got my makeup done by a MAC artist and she kept complimenting me on my skin and how beautiful it was, and given my skin is pretty clear besides some hyperpigmentation and minor redness. She could not tell that I was wearing any foundation and she was all up in my face doing my makeup!
You do have to layer this foundation because one layer is not enough! So i usually put enough foundation for one application on my hand, apply, put more foundation on my hand, and apply to the next layer. You need to wait like 15 seconds before putting another layer or you will never be able to build the coverage! This can be a pain but I will honestly do it because the way the foundation looks on skin is BEAUTIFUL! I usually powder after because the finish seems extremely dewy, so i put MSF and I'm good.
The nozzle does get dirty easily. I can get a bit picky about this but once again I do not care because of how this foundation looks on my skin.
One more thing, this foundation is $29.00 +tax, for 4mL, which is more than most foundations. Most you only get 1 mL for $29.00 so more bang for your buck.
Try it if you do not have too many major problems, one of those "good skin days". I truly enjoy this foundation. Will continue to buy while my skin does not have too many problems.