One of the few foundations out there that won't flake up a storm on my fairly dry (despite moisturizer) face. That in itself wins all the points from me.
It's a very sheer foundation that you can build up to a light coverage. Medium coverage seems like a bit of a push but then again I haven't tried more than 2 layers because I fear the flake that's bound to come from rubbing your face too much. With two layers it does a good job evening out of the pink/red in my cheeks but the faded spot marks and a bit of the red splotches still remain a little visible. I'm okay with that though since I look a lot healthier overall and that's all I really want from my foundation. Blemish coverage should come from a concealer.
In my experience the foundation wears well over time, but that's probably because I have dry skin and use a Skindinavia fixing spray and powder afterwards anyway. For oily skin I can see this one getting oily quickly but it's nothing a little prevention and powdering can't fix.
I'd definitely pick this up again, in fact I'm buying another shade to mix my winter colour :)
I just love the dewy look this foundation gives me! I'm going through my teen troubled skin years and I have blemishes and acne scars which are very noticeable.. I was very skeptically of buying this because I'm a person who needs fuller coverage but as soon as I bought this I used this trick from Pixiwoo, which is you mix the foundation on your finger tips till it gets tacky and you work the foundation into your skin the more you work it in the more coverage it gives. It's just amazing! I applied almost 3 layers of this foundation and my skin just looked flawless I still saw my skin show through but it covered everything I needed to cover it was just beautiful! It does have this sticky feeling afterwards but I don't mind I just really love this foundation.
Everything I knew about this foundation before I bought it, I learned from MUA reviews. If you have the time, definitely read through them; there's a ton of good information here.
I'm a smidge lighter than NC15, and leaning more neutral than yellow. I bought this in N2, since that is the lightest they had at my local Nordstrom counter. N2 is too dark and yellow for me. MAC sells a white F&B but I didn't really want to order that, so I just used the Temptu Aqua in White I had at home and mixed it with the N2 in a smaller squeeze bottle with some ball bearings to agitate. The Temptu is a liquid, water-based makeup created for airbrushing. Because they are both water-based, they mix together well. (Temptu also sells silicone and alcohol based makeup--don't use those. They are not compatible formulas.)
So far I've only applied this with my hands. I put a little puddle in my palm, dip a couple of fingers in, and firmly rub it into my skin in circles. I rub until the texture changes to a drier, stiffer feel. It's pretty crazy, really. Then I repeat on the rest of my face. Whatever is left in my hand, I rub between my palms and press my hands into my skin. Follow up with concealer if needed, a bit of loose powder, and that's it! It's really fast and looks really pretty. It's very dewy, sheer, polished, and fresh
This foundation actually drives me insane! Everything about it for me is perfect the texture is lovely the dewy finish goes perfect with my dry skin but I can't seem to get enough coverage! Argh!!! I keep playing with application because I've seen I few reviews that say it takes awhile to learn to work with buy at the moment as a daily use its going under my old foundation, it seems do be providing a nice finish actually :| I just wish I could use it as 1 foundation on its own. Oh actually 1 grumble would be the packaging the nozzle is messy and can cause waste if your not careful when squeezing the product out.
I love the texture feels like moisturizing water. Very sheer and light but still provides even coverage. Most of all you really can't tell your wearing foundation.
Awesome foundation for people that don't have much acne. It is super sheer, but definitely buildable, and feels super light. It also gives a very dewy finish to the skin. I apply it with my fingers, it feels just like a moisturizer does and I don't even feel like I'm wearing a foundation! I love this stuff!!
I find that by itself this foundation isn't something to rave about. It's nice and light which I like, but its not unique or any more special than other foundations. But this foundation under other foundations is PERFECT. I apply a thin layer of Face and Body under my Nars Sheer Glow, and it's like the hand of God touched my face. My skin glows and looks brilliant. I would totally recommend trying F&B plus your foundation. It's may work for you!
I had read positive reviews for MACs face + body before purchasing and everything I read was true! This foundation is incredibly buildable without looking overdone or cake. I have a lot of redness and the skin on my face never matches the rest of my body which tans really well over the summer.
This foundation is the best for helping my face reach that same honey tan colour. The only problem I have with this product is the coverage which necessitates the use of concealer. Prior to this I was using Lancóme's teint miracle. Face + Body has very similar coverage and looks virtually the same on my face. However MACs shades are way better and offer more good tan shades. Although I'm quite warm and pale shade C4 if great and helps my face in match the same olive/tan colour of my neck and décolletage. I have oily skin and honestly this is not a problem as long as you use a finishing powder over the top.
I started using this about three months ago when I had a panic attack that my HG TM was being discontinued in my color. I have been using it exclusively every since. I am using the C6 color. I have good skin so I prefer sheer coverage that is moisturizing and natural looking. This foundation really does the trick. You have to shake it before you use it and you really will get the bests results if you rub it on with your hands. Also, you really have to smooth it on the skin like you would with sunscreen or it will be streaky or cakey. Keep rubbing it in until the liquidly feel disappears and your skin is slightly sticky. I like to set the foundation with powder (or it will stay sticky on your skin). The SA at the MAC counter taught me that after I buff powder over the foundation, to then use my (clean) hands to press it into my face, under eyes, don’t forget your nose and chin. Once you press it in, it really takes on an airbrushed look that lasts all day. This foundation really works for me and I am really happy I gave it a try. I will repurchase and I do recommend.
I'm a tinted moisturizer kind of girl and thought this would help bump up my coverage a bit, but I was so disappointed with it. It makes my face look too cakey and not natural at all. It settles into my skin and accentuates the lines I'm trying to hide and this is after using the Prep + Prime Moisture Infusion primer which I love. I will be returning this product.