I remember buying this foundation In the bigger bottle.I initially loved it but didn't use it everyday and it went to waste. I just bought the smaller bottle yesterday and am wearing it today. Application is tricky at first. Rub it on your fingers and then work it onto the face. I applied msf natural on tap and just pat the powder on with my elf flat top powder brush. It's mid day and the foundation is holding up really well. This also looks awesome on legs!
This is the best foundation I have ever tried. It does takes a while to get used to it, it is quite different from all the other foundation I had, most of them are cream foundations, so in the beginning I was a little confused, it was so watery, really sheer coverage, and so shinny (I have dry combination skin), so I thought it was not for me... I didn't give up right away, I watched some toturials, and start trying to apply with bare hands, it worked! It takes lots of blending with the hand into the skin, but once it sets it gives a very beautiful finish, it is still quite dewy, very moisturizing, so it's very comfortable to wear, and it depends on how much I pour in the hand, it can give a sheer to medium coverage. Since it is very moisturizing, so it is quite shinny, so I learn to use a mattifing primer before, it is very long lastning as well. I definitely recomend it!
I bought this when i was on the hunt for a foundation without SPF. I didn't expect to like it for my skin, but I love this foundation! It is a light but build-able coverage. I have combination to oily spot pone skin. I use one later day to day in N1 (two on a night out) I use mineralize concealer and then sweep MSF natural in medium plus over the top! It looks flawless!! I will definitely be repurchasing the 120ml bottle. Shame I couldn't get the bigger bottle from the counter initially as it's such good value too!
For Reference: NC20 (winter), up to NC 30 (summer), oily skin with dry patches. I use C2.
-This thing has a really interesting texture, the more you blend it, the thicker and heavier it gets
-Very light weighted
-Sheer coverage but buildable
-Gives a very natural, dewy finish even after layering couple times
-Waterproof (went swimming with it once)
-Sweatproof (does not slide off after sweating my balls out LOL!)
-Does not emphasize dry patches
-My oily area gets really shiny after 2.5 hours :/
-Dries pretty slow (if you want to layer it up, you need to wait for about 3-5 minutes for the previous layer to completely dry)
i personally prefer to apply it with my fingers
For a light coverage:
I apply foundation according to sections. So i dot some product on my cheeks first, rub it into my skin, then my forehead, chin, and nose. since i have a really oily T-zone, i set it with a setting powder like Rimmel Stay Matte. No one can tell that i'm wearing foundation!
For a medium coverage (my favourite):
I apply the product like how i mentioned above, let it dry for 3-5 minutes (meanwhile, i do my eye makeup or take a dump!). Then i apply another layer. Then, i use a powder brush and pat on, PAT ON, a powder foundation like the MUFE or Mac studio fix. The finish is not dewy but not matte. No one can tell that i'm wearing foundation as well!
For a full coverage:
I never tried to attemp going for a full coverage but i guess if you keep layering it, maybe set it with a heavy layer of powder foundation, you will achieve it.
Overall, i really like it. Even though it does not last very long on my oily area, i can blot it once or twice throughout the day and get away with it. I would not wear this when im attending some sort of special event, but when i go out with some friends, grocery shopping, or out for a walk. You can definitely fool yourself thinking that you're not wearing foundation at all~
When I first bought this foundation I did not really like it, it was too sheer for me and the more product I added the more cakey it looked, and I usually like more coverage. After watching a pixiwoo video of mac foundation reviews and learned that the more you blend it the more coverage it gives, I realized that this was the most amazing foundation I have ever used. The size of its packaging makes me not want to use it as much as I wish I could, but nonetheless you do not need a lot of product to perfectly (in my case) cover your entire face.
My shade is an N3 and even when I am a bit more tanned during the summer it goes on well.
This foundation if applied well, its true potential shows. Don't apply any other face products right after using it give it 5-10 minutes to set. It photographs amazingly too.
I use either my hands or a buffing brush when applying it and blend the most on top of any blemishes.
I bought the 50ml after rave pixiwoo reviews and overall, just in time the tiny version of it came out. My main concerne was the lightness of my face and neck compared to the rest of the face, so I thought if I get the color to balance it out, I don't really have much to cover anyways. Bare in mind, my SA poured me quite a large sample as I now realize from the large 120ml bottle, which I loved - you could layer it for thicker coverage, it actually covered something and was sort of dewy matte. When I went to purchase it, I decided to go with the smaller bottle, thinking I'd never be able to use the large one out. BIG mistake.
As I later discovered, 50ml has nothing to do with the Face&Body after all, besides the name and similar packaging. They've got completely different ingredients! It's super greasy (not dewy), it's wet, it doesn't dry, it doesn't like setting powder. I now only use it on good days when I just want my blusher to last longer. Color-wise, the SA matched me with a wrong color, which was the color of my face, not my body (amazing helpful MAC customer service, hello) - which was the main reason for purchasing the foundation in the first place. This foundation does ab-so-lu-te-ly no-thing! I might as well apply a heavy moisturizer with a thick sunscreen to get the effect.. It also breaks me out outrageously. Overall - do not buy, incredibly disappointed, waste of money - nothing left to say about this one.
I really wanted to love this product. I read so many reviews before buying it to be sure on the right choice of foundation for a natural look and great quality.
It's very liquid, and the girl from Mac told me to apply it with a brush and to put quite a lot on it. I used it when I was home,WITH a primer, and I so sad because my skin felt and looked SOOO GREASY ! I put lots of powder and it didn't change anything :(
I have a dehydrated and a a bit of oily skin, but not the type of skin that shines a lot without makeup, so that's why I was very suprised with the way it went on my skin.
Then, I put it on my legs to see how it wiil do and it's pretty much the same thing. It felt more like a moisturizer or a sunscreen : a little bit of the shine effect, but smooth. It covered my imperfections like the little dots you can get when your hair is starting to grow. But it's not a very high coverage foundation because it didn't cover the totality of my bruises.
I'm so sad it didn't work for me. :( But the packaging is really good ! you get a lot a product out of it and it's not messy.
Other thing I didn't like, THE PRICE ! 32$ without the taxes...Not going to keep that for sure.
i've oily skin and i use it, it lasts on my skin for a good few hours and then starts to fade off, not good at controlling my oils well at all so i prefer to mix it in with a foundation that has more coverage, will not repurchase.
i like setting this with studio fix powder to give more coverage and go in with concealer to conceal blemishes, since this foundation can be builded up to many many layers and still look very natural, i usually do 2 layers with the sigma f60 flat foundation brush.
The only foundation I've ever used up completely, and gone back for more. HG.
As soon as I started wearing it I started hearing the same thing from my female friends and relatives: "Wow, your skin looks great!"
I'm over 40 and started to notice that creamier foundations would settle in the fine lines around my eyes by the end of the day. I tried Aveda tinted moisture, but it was just too sheer. A salesperson at the MAC pro store recommended this, and it's pretty much perfect.
I used to avoid MAC foundations because I always thought the salesgirls looked orange/yellowish and unnatural. But this one doesn't do that at all.
Two caveats: 1) In humid weather or if my t-zone is oily it can look a little too dewy and slide off ... but a plain translucent pressed powder takes care of that. 2)I have mild rosacea in some areas, and this doesn't fully cover it ... but I use a little colour corrector or concealer where needed.
It leaves my face overall looking glowy and natural, while evened out. Me But Better really sums it up. It seems expensive at first at $40 ... but you get twice the amount of most foundations. It took me a year and a half or two years to use up one bottle. I think maybe it did start to look a tinge more yellow when I got right down to the bottom of the bottle ... but since it is quite liquid and sheer to begin with, it wasn't a big deal ... plus after two years of doing what it needs to do perfectly, how could I complain? HG HG HG
MAC NC20 / Colorstay: Buff/Sand beige / MUFE Mat velvet: 20 (winter)
So... What to start with?
Do you feel like you've already tried ALL the foundations in the world.. And all of them are... Too cakey? Too sheer? Too full coverage? Too matte? Too dewy? Well, you're not the only one.
I have normal skin (thanks god!) so i can use matte as well as dewy foundations and it looks good usually. The problem with me & all the foundations is.. I don't want people too see that I'm wearing make-up! But at the same time I want at least light-medium coverage... Because.. My skin is in quite good condition now but still there's a lot to cover!
How to describe MAC F&B? For me, it's a foundation that has light-medium incredibly buildable coverage, doesn't look cakey AT ALL, makes the skin look smooth - no pores and finelines and gives AMAZING satin-dewy finish that I am a huge fan of and I don't set it with powder at all.
My tip is to use your hands to apply this. The more you blend the foundation into your skin, the more "creamy" and "pasty" it becomes and the more coverage you get. With a flat-top kabuki, 190, beautyblender...... It just doesn't give any coverage at all.
Love that foundation ABSOLUTELY!