I agree with previous post that this could be viewed as more of a tinted moisturiser. It's very light weight & sheer, you get so so much product for your buck in a great squeezy bottle.
I wanted to fall in love with this as it's a big fave of the Minogue sisters (maybe an oz/uk thing!) and i always adore how fresh, dewy and natural they look.
Alas this just doesn't work for me, however i do think that is down to my perioral dermatitis prone skin as opposed to any failing on the product. I find it sticky & uncomfortable & doesn't provide enough coverage (again, doesn't promise to, it's a sheer face & body make-up)
If my skin clears up i would definitely try this again, may even try it again in the summer when the need for coverage is less & my face as a sunkissed glow.
I also think that like Laura Mercier Secret C, once you learn to use this correctly & it suits your skin type it's a HG & people never look back......haven't totally given up on this yet! continued >>
The bad reviews of this are kind of aggravating. This is not meant to give coverage and people are still complaining about that. But anyways, this gives a really dewy finish and evens out skintone. I have combo to oily skin to I usually dust some powder over this. This is more like a tinted moisturizer IMO. You also get a big bottle and will last forever if you only use it on your face. I use this on days when my skin is behaving. Overall a great product!
I really wanted to like this foundation but alas the lightest shade was as usual to orange. It also did not really provide much coverage and broke me out like anything. You get a lot of foundation for your money so I expect if you can get it to match your skin its a really good buy
i love this foundation. i only use it once in a while, but its such a good foundation. i use it on my face and it looks so natural and feels so light. it lasts so long too. such a good product :)
I LOOOOOVEEEE THIS FOUNDATION... I MEAN I REALLY LOOK RESTED REFRESHED AND DEWY WITHOUT HAVING TO ADD THE STROBE CREA OR LOTION MAC SUGGEST TO USE.. IM A COMBINATION SKIN AND LOVE IT THE COLOR I USE IS C-4 AND NC40-42 ON STUDIO FIX, I WILL DEF BUY IT AGAIN FOR EXTRA DEWYNESS I PUT ON MY CHEEKS A CREAM BLUSH AND LOOVE IT
I used to use this about a year ago and I loved it. I had it in c2 and it looked good, its very sheer yet looks so natural and dewy (which you could mattify with a powder). The texture isn't thick at all and it looks great even if you use your fingers to apply it. I was told at the MAC counter to acheive a bit more coverage you could rub it between your fingers to make the texture thicker.
EDIT: Considering this is a face and body foundation I tried this out on my legs and it made my legs look really flawless, because I wanted to cover up little scars on my legs that I have from ezcema. I now feel really confident when I have dresses and skirts on!
This stuff will last forever which is awesome!! BIG bottle I wrote I would buy it again, but I cannot even imagine running out of this stuff. My roomate hasnt finished her bottle and she has had it a while (years)
I like it because it is light and water resistant. It is not a full coverage foundation by any means, but supplemented w a concealer does just fine for me.
It really frustrates me that people are leaving bad reviews because 'it doesn't cover anything' and 'doesn't cover freckles..
If you read up on a product before you bought it, you would clearly know that this isn't a full covered foundation, yet a sheer to light coverage foundation.. So no, it wont cover your freckles as you would need a Full coverage foundation to hide brown dots on the skin.. For full coverage, no this isn't the product for you, but it never claimed to cover everything.
Anyway, I visit my local MAC counter about once a month, and the lady there always says i should do to a PRO store and get the face and body foundation..
Well the other day, my foundation was running out and I'd only had it about a month and don't use a lot of it.. [mineralized spf 15 compact] so i though i would get on the train and visit the Pro store.
I do really like this foundation..
The first time i put it on I used my 187 dual fiber brush.. and i though it worked good.
The next time I put it on, I did half my face with a few layers using the brush, and the other half of my face using my fingers..
Then i noticed i preferred the side I did with my hands.. I think when you use your hands your really rubbing it into the skin, whereas with a brush it's sitting more on top of the skin and no sinking in.
It will leave a sort of shiner finish to say a powder, so it's good to set with the mineral powder mac sell, or just a finishing powder.. if you want more coverage get the mineral powder..
Recently I started using the Mac Face and Body Foundation available at pro stores only and this is HG status for me. This is the only foundation from MAC that clog/breakout prone people can use because it is Water Based. I lvoed it from first try. Not only does it comes in a huge 4 oz bottle with perfect dropper top, but it is liquidy making it spread over your face and sink in like a drink of water literally. This ofcourse i for sheer coverage which is perfect for me so not exactly an option for someone who has alot they want to cover but honestly if I am going out at night I can layer this over my original layer from morning by misting my face with rose water (otherwise it won't spread) and adding on as many layers as I want for more color coverage. Look sflawless and airbrushed, yet insanely still feels like I'm not even wearing anything when I touch my skin which is extra smooth from this. Really a hidden treasure in the Mac foundation line as sadly all the rest including Studio Fix/concealers/etc just aren't for everyone as they are all targeted for dry skin and completely clog and breakout anyone who is clog/breakout prone. Wish I had known about this MAC Face and Body years ago as it truly blows me away and is on a level all it's own of healthy makeup that enhances and doesn't cause more problems for skin like many do (plus amazing color range adn you can get darker as it blends so well/sheerly). Worth every penny and will last forever no joke! :)
I thought I should try it as Cheryl Cole claims to use it. Upon first application it was really smooth and blends into the skin well without flaking or drying or streaking. The formula is watery as water is the main ingredient. I have to say I really like this, it gives you a natural, non-greasy, yet dewy glow. It is very sheer but who says you can't apply more? When I have this on, people tell me I have great skin and they can't tell I have foundation on!