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.
This foundation is great! I have acne prone combination skin and have been having a hard time finding something that matches and lasts through my 12 hour days. While this foundation is definitely not full coverage enough to cover acne that is easily done with concealer. This foundation looks super natural and evens out my skin tone. It can be built up to maybe medium coverage on its own but a tip a MUA at Mac gave me was to add a squirt of Mac Pro Longwear Concealer. I mix a dime size amount of Mac Face and Body with a squirt of Pro Longwear Concealer and apply it with a damp beauty blender. With a bit of concealer over the worst of my acne it looks like I have great skin. I do set this with a mineral powder over my t-zone. My foundation lasts from 8 in the morning to 10 at night with minimal wear.
This is a great foundation. It gives a glowy finish and C2 is a great color match for my yellow toned NC20-25 skin. I don't reach for it much as most days I'm looking for something with an SPF to it. I'll be glad to have this when I have an occassion where I know I'll have my photo taken.
I LOVE THIS STUFF!!!!
1. I have always had issues with acne. It comes and goes over the years. It is never my skin it is always hormones. In any case, this stuff does not cover the acne. However, foundation is not supposed to do that. That is what concealer is for people! Foundation is simply supposed to even out your skin tone.
2. After you put it on it doesn't look like you are wearing a cakey mess on your face. It looks like you have even flawless skin.
3. It looks good in person and on camera. For me, it is difficult to find a foundation that looks good on camera.
4. The size of the bottle is AMAZING.
Thank you MAC!!!
I have tried using this foundation a few times to give it the 'benefit of doubt' I just don't get the fuss about it! It's like coloured water!! Absolutely awful. The only positive I have about it is the amount you get for your money, which is perfect for someone who actually likes it..
I bought this in C2 because several people posted this was the equivalent to NC10. Well it sure as hell isn't!!! I wear NC15, and the C2 was darker and yellower than the NC15. It made me look jaundiced.
I have very dry areas on my face and this was just a patchy application overall. I couldn't even get any kind of coverage on my nose or over the rosacea-areas on my cheeks/nose. I tried a sponge and brush, I don't use fingers because I can't get a smooth application with anything that way. My skin is just too dry in certain areas.
Right now I guess I'll stick with my Urban Decay Naked foundation in 0.5,, or Studio Fix Fluid in NC15 mixed with about a drop or two of Estee Lauder Double Coverage in...whatever their lightest is (I don't have the tube here).
I am not a fan of this product at all. I have oily skin, and this makes my skin look and feel greasy within hours of applying. Also, their color selection is very limited and it didn't really match my skin tone! I'm guessing I can try it out on my body, but I dont really wear foundation on my body so it's just sitting in my makeup drawer, wasting space.
I'm pretty sure this is the one for me!! My HG everyday foundation and I actually was never interested in this ever! It wasn't until I stumbled across the reviews on this site and figured I should give it a try even though my expectations were low.
I just got it yesterday and I am loving it so much. I love the finish, I love how sheer and dewy it is. My skin peeks through because its lightweight, but buildable, and like I said, sheer but it evens out my skin beautifully.
The bottle is huge! I got the 4 oz bottle for $33. I am an nc35 for reference. The online makeup artist said to get c4 and the color is a tad dark but you can't tell when you blend it out. I will order this in c3 asap because I love it that much.
My only issue is the squirt top. Its messy and leaks. when I shake it up before use, I unscrew the top and cover the hole with my finger so it doesn't get all over the cap but for how good the foundation is, I don't care :) everyone should pick this up. I don't know what took me so long.