MAC Face and Body Foundation


1196 reviews

75% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$


Water, Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Butylene Glycol, PVP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Stearic Acid, Phenyl Trimethicone, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Talc, Tocopherol, Tocopherol Acetate, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange), Fusanus Spicatus Wood oil, Xantham Gum, Triethanolamine, Polysorbate 20, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Cetyl Alcohol, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Chromium Oxide Greens]

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

It is a lightweight foundation that provides a light coverage. Feels very liquidy while applying so it is good it comes in a bottle with a small tip. You can't expect this foundation to cover any of the major imperfectness being it redness or pimples or pigmentation. It will all come through. Yet it is a good product for a "no make up" make up look. It does even out the skin colour a bit and delivers a natural satin finish. Don't think it will work well for very dry or oily skin types, but it is good for any skin type in the mid range.
Applies well with a stippling brush or fingers. Would not recommend a Beautyblender as it would be all soaked up.
You can use it on your body ofc as the name suggests. I don't find a lot of use for it.
Also wanted to compare this foundation to MUFE Face & Body as they have the same name. The product though is not quite the same. MUFE foundation in my experience provides a better coverage being equally runny. It also lasts longer during the day and works well for oily skin types alongside with dry ones.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Blue

Not that great for girls with oily skin. If you're going to use it when you have oily skin id recommend setting it with a powder. Wears nicely through out the day otherwise :)
Also €36 isn't bad for a bottle that will literally last you a life time!

Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I picked this up while I was in Paris. I have very dry skin so the lady recommended this stuff in shade C2. I would not recommend putting this on your body because it covers nothing and also transfers like crazy. So if you care about your clothes, don't use this anywhere other than your face. The consistency is very runny, still has a slightly chalky feeling to it though. Once it is applied, it is extremely tacky, quite cloying and makes me look like an oil slick. The coverage is minimum but evens out my complexion very nicely. It gives my normally ruddy coloring a nice warm Kimmy K style glow.

But you need to put powder over this foundation. Because it is just way too wet looking to go without. Only thing is: once you add powder, it makes this foundation separate and look very gunky + unsightly. Even though this foundation is very runny and light, it feels incredibly heavy on my skin. Much heavier than my Studio Fix Fluid.

In simple terms, I use this foundation to thin out my heavier foundations so they become runnier and easier to blend, instead of using moisturiser, so that the foundation doesn't lose too much coverage or get watered down in terms of color. Because this is so wet and Studio Fix Fluid is so dry and matte, what I do is mix the two together and I come up with the perfect consistency and coverage for my skin. On it's own however, it doesn't hold up well. Another overly hyped product from MAC unfortunately.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 2/25/2015 11:36:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

This is a good everyday sheer foundation for dry skin. I dug this out and have remembered how gorgeous it is on super dry skin, it is thin, watery and moisturising and goes on best with fingers to give a sheer bit of colour.

Coverage is light, medium at best after a couple of layers. I find that you must let it dry between layers and before powdering too to get the best finish. It can be tacky when first applied but dries to a dewy finish. Concealer applied after its dried can give extra coverage.

I don't see how this foundation would work on oily skin at all, it is far too dewy, but maybe normal skin with powder?
Packaging is great, price is good for the amount of product you get, 50 ml is more than most standard foundations and the 120 ml is fantastic value.
Only thing is would say is it isn't the most long lasting foundations on me, is does say long wearing on Mac website but this does start to wear off on me by late afternoon. How I've got around this is by mixing it with other foundations if I need longevity.
Mac studio sculpt mixes wonderfully with this!

Last thing is this foundation photographs so so well! No flashback ever, I can see why it's such a makeup artist favourite.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

on 2/25/2015 7:51:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

hm. not too sure how i feel about this one!

basically: do not bother unless you're prepared to invest in a powder as well.

i spent $AU50 on this foundation with the expectation that it would be fabulous considering mac's reputation and unfortunately, i feel like it doesn't quite stack up.

my skin is fairly unproblematic but i do get some oil around the nose area, so i was hoping for sheer coverage that didn't leave me looking shiny. i was pretty unimpressed immediately after application as i looked like an oily mess! the foundation itself is super liquidy. it was only after i let the foundation dry for quite a few minutes that the shine started to reside, and even then it still felt very wet. it wasn't until i added a cheap pharmacy brand powder that i actually started liking the result.

so basically, this foundation + a powder (+ concealer) will give you a lovely result, but when i'm paying this much for a product i sort of wish i didn't need any extras in order for it to actually work, especially considering i've never required powder for a foundation before!

also, beware! this foundation DOES oxidise and slightly change colour if you don't use it pretty much every day. i've heard that leaving the bottle in the fridge stops it oxidising but i haven't tried it myself. and don't bother using a foundation brush! it'll just eat up all the product and take ages to clean because of how liquidy it is.

– the eventual end result was nice
– bottle makes application simple enough
– buying mac products makes me feel like an adult

– i am really fair-skinned and even the lightest shade makes me slightly orange
– it may turn you into an oil machine
– hefty price for something that doesn't totally deliver

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

on 2/19/2015 8:44:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I'm ok with this foundation, but definitely not repurchasing - I even gave away my current 120ml bottle.

I really like the packaging and that's why it's 3 lippies instead of 2.

Product: Very liquid, watery like texture.

Application: TACKY. No kidding this is the tackiest foundation I've ever used. Even thicker foundation like the ELF acne fighting foundation is not as tacky as this. U can feel it sticking to ur skin - making it feel heavy. Not lightweight at all.

Finish: Gives a nice healthy glow, which I'm not fond of as I'm oily.

Coverage: Very very sheer, don't expect this to cover your scars / hyper pigmentation.

Also, it broke me out just after a usage. Rarely do I break out but I guess mac foundations just have the same formula all round, I'll just stick to my beloved pro longwear concealer as a quick foundation fix.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 2/17/2015 1:24:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

My favorite foundation! Very natural looking, makes me look polished, but still makes me feel like it's my skin I'm presenting to e world and not a layer of cake. Sheer coverage. On days when I need more, I use a concealer for help with hormone ravaged war zones. Also love the packaging, no waste. I squeeze a bit on the back of my hand and then use a stippling brush or a thick, flat top liquid/cream use brush.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 2/16/2015 2:46:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

I'm one of those girls who embraces her oily t-zone and likes a fresh, sheer, dewy look for daily wear. I don't have great skin - although I rarely break out, I do get really red blemishes sometimes, and I have a lot of redness around my nose - but I don't like full coverage or a heavy foundation for a day to day basis. For a while I was trying out bb creams and not finding that they were what I was looking for, so I splurged and tried this out.

*Price: It is expensive, and I use it 3-4 times a week, but I find that I'm going through the 120mL bottle a lot slower than I imagined I would be.
*Packaging: A nice plastic bottle where you can see how much you have left, I like that you can squirt the product out to your preference.
*Product: Very running and liquidy, feels slippery when applied and stays really wet until it's set with powder. It's very sheer. It's water based so it doesn't do too well on top of most of my primers, which are silicone based. For daily wear, I don't really use primer anyway. Lightly fragranced.
*Positives: Evens my skin tone, cancels some (not all) of my redness, is water-resistant and luminous. It also lasts really well and is truly light coverage (almost no coverage, to be honest) but is buildable to a medium. This will be amazing during the summer when used over an SPF (as it has none).
*Negatives: To me, there are no negatives. I wanted a sheer, luminous, lightweight product to wear to school that lasts and evens my skintone, and it does just that. But if you are looking for more coverage, you'll need to layer this, or use a concealer over top. Some concealers don't blend well onto this, given the texture of the foundation, and it's sticky if you don't set it with a powder.

I apply this with a RT Buffing Brush, put my Mac prolongwear concealer over top for my undereyes, my nose, and any other spots I want to cover, set everything with a powder, lock it in place with a setting spray, and my face will look the same from 9AM to 6PM. If the price makes you hesitant, trust me when I say a little goes a long way, so you won't have to worry about using this up too fast.

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

on 2/15/2015 3:21:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Olive, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse

Eyes: Grey

Ive read a lot of mixed reviews on this foundation but decided to take the risk and try it myself.

The foundation itself is light but build able, if you have blemishes you will need to hide these with concealer. Plenty of product in the bottle but you will need to use more than your average sized foundation depending on the look you are wanting to achieve.

Overall i really like this foundation for a natural daytime wear. would i buy again? - yes but i do like to experiment with different foundations so wouldn't necessarily repurchase as soon as the product has gone.

on 2/14/2015 9:35:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Green

This foundation is absolutely wonderful, but you need to know what to expect from it. It is great if you are looking to just even out your skin tone, not if you need to cover anything major, that's what concealer is for anyway, right? It also leaves the most beautiful dewy finish, which is great for dry to normal skin types, but I wouldn't necessarily recommend if your skin is on the oiler side. I also love the color match! I'm about an NC25-35 and C3 is perfect on me. It is a tiny bit too dark when I am my palest, but it's so sheer that it just adds a beautiful kinda bronzy glow instead of looking like my face and neck are two different colors. C3 is also a lovely color if you have an olive skin tone, because it slightly has a green tint to it, which is soooo hard to find. Overall, this foundation is a great buy if you need sheer coverage and your skin is on the drier side. Just make sure to clean your skin really well afterwards, because it can cause a few pimples here and there if you're not careful! Other than that though I love it!

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