I was really skeptical about MAC foundations at first after reading all those comments over the internet and hearing from my friends about MACs formulation causing breakouts and clogged pores. But I took a bet and bought the Face and Body Foundation as it is constantly used on models to give them that dewy, slightly wet and "Ive just cleansed my face look". I tried it on for several days and my skin didnt turn very oily even when i didnt use loose powder. It looks amazing on flash photography especially on a night on to the club. It gives an amazing overall glow like I truly have porcelain skin. I tried it on with a MAC 187 and my fingers, personally I feel that the MAC 187 is better as it gives a more even finish to my face and neck. whereas if I used my fingers it just doesnt really spreads out evenly unless I really take time to apply it area to area. As for the texture of the product, it is very very liquidy and watery, even sheerer than a tinted moisturizer to an extent but you can always build it without looking cakey. However it has abit of a sticky feel on your face, I personally can live with that as I dont really touch my face alot. But if you are very conscious and irritated by the slight sticky feel, you really shouldnt get this. However, it is a foundation that promises a dewy, fresh, healthy glow from within. As for the cost, it is not very expensive for the amount of product you're getting, but I use quite abit each time as I also apply it down to my neck. I would buy this product again as it is truly my HG foundation.
I initially loved this, I still do ONLY when I mix it with Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation. I mix even amounts and mix it on my hand with my finger then apply with my fingers. GREAT coverage. The packaging is awesome, although I do notice that I have to shake it often. Other than that, It's a great product. Setting it with powder is a MUST. Alone, the coverage isn't enough. It's pretty sheer, unless I layer it twice. Will buy again, definitely in SUMMER!
I have been using this foundation for several months now and feel like I can finally give it a decent review. I used to reach for MAC Studio Fix or MUFE Mat Velvet + as my everyday foundations. During the late summer, I wanted something lighter that didn't feel like a caked on pile of makeup sitting on top of my skin all day long. After reading many reviews on here and after talking to a friend who uses this stuff, I took the plunge and decided to try it out. I'm an NW25 and N3 is a great match for me.
The first couple of times I used this stuff, I tried to use the #109 and #188 brushes but I find this foundation is best applied with your hands because the hands warm up the foundation and make it go on smoother instead of streaky and hard to blend with the brushes I was using. I do find I have to work quick with this foundation because it can look splotchy if I apply it with a slow hand, so I tend to work quicker. I like how it's buildable coverage and how it also feels like I barely have anything on my skin.
It gives my skin a nice glow and does not break me out or clog my pores at all. A little goes a long way and I like how this bottle will last me for a long time. I finish with a little dusting of MSF in Medium Plus to set the makeup, apply my blush and spray with Fix+ and the makeup is set all day. I like how it lasts all day and into the night too. When it was a bit warmer outside, I had a few oil issues in the t-zone area but a couple of pats of blot powder and I was good to go.
The only thing I'm not keen on is the smell of Face & Body, it has a weird smell, almost like a sunless tanner, at least to me.
However I can overlook it and for the price, you get a lot more for your money and I know it will take a while to use up my bottle. I will definitely repurchase!
I'm like the Goldilocks of foundations. I really love this foundation for the days that I want to look and feel "natural" yet "flawless". This does that perfectly. It doesn't feel like you are wearing anything and my skin breathes freely and looks great. Absolutely no skin irritation or pore clogging. The coverage is buildable (light to medium) but I have decent skin and find that one or two layers is good enough...dust over some loose powder...totally looks like my skin. I do have to use some blot powder a few times here and there but I don't have to touch up the foundation. I have used MUFE face and body, which is nice too. However, MAC provides you with a lot more product for less (more bang for your hard earned buck) and MUFE's color selection is a little more challenging. I think MUFE might wear a little longer and is "sturdier" but MAC colors are more flattering. Anyway, I found C4 in MAC to be "just right".
EDIT: I prefer this to MUFE F&B. MAC wears longer, layers much easier, and looks more natural. MUFE has a slight "film" appearance and doesn't last as long. I thought it was sturdier but after wearing them both for a while, MAC's F&B wins (for me)
Has very sheer coverage which i like!! but it turned oily on me within a few hours and it broke me out. took forever to recover from the zits! im tossing this out!
I went to a MAC store to buy a new foundation, but they all seemed too thick and made me look fake. So the girl suggested Face and Body or the Tinted Moisturizer. She used F&B on one side of my face, and the Tinted Moisturizer on the other. The looked identical!
The colour was perfect, the consistency was devine, very light and natural... BUT the finish was waaaay too dewy for me. It looked like I had been wearing the makeup for over 8 hours and my face was all greasy. Plus my skin felt very sticky and I found myself touching my face a lot trying to rub the product into the skin.
Would not recommend this product for oily or combination skin...
I'm NC25, and B2 is the perfect color match for me in this foundation.
I love the coverage of this foundation: sheer, buildable, but still natural. I honestly did not expect this foundation to be SO sheer, it's even got less coverage than my laura mercier tinted moisturizer (which actually just gives an unusually large amount of coverage for a TM)
If you have big acne scars that you want to be totally invisible, this may not be the right foundation for you. Same with people with lots of flared up acne. (I'd actually recommend that you stay away from foundations or anything heavy on your face in your younger years when you're going through that acne stage)
My face feels very moisturized and looks so dewy and beautiful right when I put it on.
I have only one huge huge huge complaint about this product: it has no staying power on my face. I have very oily skin, and my face gets shiny even without any products on it. So just a couple hours after I apply this, my face starts to shine and get greasy. Of course, I also have a big problem with it transferring onto clothes, my hands, and basically EVERYTHING that my face touches throughout the day...
It slides around in my Tzone, and accentuates some dry spots around acne scars.
This is a fool proof, natural looking, beautiful foundation, BUT you really have to have pretty good skin in the first place to let it do its magic.
Trust me, I really wanted to like it too. But the truth is, my skin is just too problematic for it. (My skin isn't THAT problematic, just not well enough for this)
I was very excited because I wanted something that would occasionally make my skin tone more even. Unfortunately, this doesn't work. The color makes my face look yellow, and it's also very shiny and fake-looking. I tried to give it a chance, but it never ended up performing better.
There isn't anything I don't love about this Foundation. Okay, well maybe one. Sometimes I think the citrus-y smell irritates my eyes.
If you have good skin this is amazing for you! It just looks like your skin, but perfected! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!
I love that this leaves a nice glaze to the skin, without containing any shimmer particles of anything of the sorts.
you get so much for your money also. It's perfect for photos and everyday, although when I want my skin to make a statement I reach for the Graftobian HD cream foundation. Another AMAZING foundation!
I was so excited when I heard about this. I heard it was very comparable to my HG MUFE Face and Body, plus it is cheaper and comes with more product. But boy am I disappointed. The finish it leaves on my skin is horrible, so shiny. It is very sticky to the touch once applied. It gets thick quite fast when working with fingers so you need to blend faster. Also, it smells very strange, similar to coca cola possibly? With so many great reviews I really had high hopes! That all being said, packaging is great wow! But my skin has just never agreed with MAC products. Sigh! Back to my HG.