MAC Face and Body Foundation

4.0

1169 reviews

76% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

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]


on 7/26/2012 11:59:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Green

This foundation is very light coverage (watery consistency), but you can build it up with a few layers. I found the colour match great, no problem. I have oily skin so I definitely need to set it with a powder. The bottle is very big, 120mls so for AUD60, it works out as cheap as the standard supermarket brands maybelline etc. Bottle lasts ages! Only negatives, the liquid separates after a few months and you need to shake it well each time you use to combine it again. Also both bottles I have had have always leaked in the cap. I would purchase again.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.



Age: 44-55

Skin: Dry, Medium, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I am kind of on the fence about this product. I had two tester tubs which lasted me about two weeks. I love that it is lighter coverage. It is a bit more transfer resistant than most foundations. A decent full day wear time. Fairly easy to blend out, and you don't need a ton of product. I am just a touch darker than NW25 and was matched to C4. So why am I on the fence? The texture in the jar was just strange-like the water and "color stuff" wanted to separate (even after shaken-you definitely need to shake or mix this foundation.) It also pulled a little orange-tinted on me. I will be the first person to say I absolutely adore the color orange-just not in my foundation. I want to love this product because I love the coverage. I am going to have to go with a no for now-if that changes, I will update this review.

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.


on 7/21/2012 6:46:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Please... if you're acne prone.. DO NOT GET THIS. I loved this to begin with, but after 2 days i got HUUUUUGE spots around my face, and the minute I stopped F&B, I stopped getting as many spots. I'm still trying to get rid of the scars the spots gave me.. money wasted and left with worse skin than before :(

6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.


on 7/18/2012 1:03:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Very Oily, Dark, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I am between N7 and N9, depending on the season. I pour some in my hand and warm it up a bit for more coverage. It wears very well, I like that it is waterproof (necessary for the summertime) and long-wearing. It is cheaper per ounce than other waterproof foundations and easily available. I just wish there were a wider variety of colors available. I am right in between N7 and N9 and sometime mix them together. It would be easier not to have to take that step, but it is worth it overall.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 7/18/2012 8:36:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue


I really like this product. For face, it provides light to medium coverage, with a finish that is neither matte nor dewy. Extremely natural looking, and quite long lasting, I find. My skin tends towards oiliness, but this doesn't look greasy or shiny, even after a few hours of wear. A great foundation for throwing on in a hurry, as it is light, applies with minimal fuss, and is pretty foolproof.

What I really like this foundation for is my arms and legs. I am pretty pale - my legs in particular are virtually blue, they are so white. I don't like to fake tan, so if I'm going out at night and want my legs to look a bit less blue, and just nicer, I use this. This is how I do it - I smooth it on moisturised skin. It won't need much blending, as it is not shades and shades darker than my real skin. Once I've got the coverage I want, I leave it to set/dry for a good 10 or 15 mins before dressing. Once it has set, it is reasonably long lasting, but you must let it set. It gives my legs/arms a nice even warm tone, covers up any small blemishes or patches of redness, and has a nice sheen that looks super healthy.

You get loads of product in the bottle, so I think this is great value for money also. Will definintely repurchase. I have taken 1 lippie off for the smell though - it has that sort of orangey smell that Elf products often have. It's not offensive, I just don't like it.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


on 7/16/2012 5:00:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Dry, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

Okey so I'm a guy , still in school, and obviously don't want people seeing me wearing foundation. Mac face & body foundation is the best foundation ever, it can be classified as a HD foundation, because it is invisible to the human eye! I am a N3, and it is a PERFEcT match (as with all MAC products). I gave the price rating dirt cheap, and the reason for that was, because it is quite expensive if you think about it initialy, BUT it is actually an investment in the long term, because this bottle WILL last you a minimum of 6 months (if you use a hell of a lot), and a maximum of 12 months or more. I would say that you have to have fairly good skin to take advantage of this foundation, as it offers light-medium buildable coverage, but after 2 layers it starts to look like you are wearing makeup. I do advice that you work off of the back of your hand, and mix a dab of strobe cream with this foundation , to give a nice healthy dewy glow that is radiant and very youthful. If you are looking for more coverage, heat the foundation by rubbing it in between your hands, it will gets sticky and it will provide more coverage. I advice you to apply it with a MAC 188 in a firm circular motion, as this provides a natural look, and people will compliment you on your perfect skin :)

4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

Im not a mac lover but i had to try the foundation based on the recommendations of others. Its a huge bottle. I wish it came in a smaller one because i was told this foundation doesn't last a very long time until it separates. I did like the way it smelled, a little like flowers.It applied...ok. I used fingers a suggested but i had to do a lot of blending. I wasn't a fan of the color selection. They have 300 of every other foundation and so few of the most versatile foundation they offer. The darkest one was still too light for me although it did darken a bit closer to my skin tone after a few mins. Sadly like other MAC foundations its started to break me out after a few days. By breakout i don't mean pimples but it caused an allergic reaction to my face. Of course i will not be repurchasing.


Age: 44-55

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

This is the best TM (little more coverage than standard) around. And with MAC you are sure to get the right color. I am a N2 and think this is perfect for daytime or weekend days. You barely need to use concealer if you have any acne. However, it feels like you have nothing on. The key, though, is to not judge it as soon as you put it on, it is weird because it takes a minute at least to "set" and is a lighter shade at first. I have tried the following TM's: LM, Tarte, Stila, Bobbi Brown and Dior and this is by far the best. Unfortunately manyh of the TM's out there come in a ridiculous three or five colors, as if everyone could fit into one of four colors, etc. You won't have that problem with this, and if you are warm or cool toned there is a color just for you.

5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.


on 7/9/2012 8:20:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I wear this as a base to my other foundations. It evens everything out and removes some of the redness so that I don't have to use much foundation. It acts like a primer as well. I put a couple of layers (N3), then take a tiny bit of Chanel Pro Lumiere 20 Clair, press it into my skin and finish with Napoleon Camera Finish Powder Look 4. It's not drying yet not oily. Just perfect. Feels so light on the skin. Wouldn't wear F&B on it's own though except maybe on Sunday with some concealer. When you first put it on your skin it'll be really shiny but give it a few minutes and it absorbs into your skin and you're left with the pigment that covers imprefections whilst looking like your real skin. Would definitely repurchase. Also, it's great for summer because it's waterproof!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I am an N2 color because I am quite fair. But this foundation is great if you want an everyday foundation! It covers redness fairly well. I like to set mine if I go out for the night with a light powder. It is kinda expensive, but I do believe it's worth the money. I apply it with a foundation brush, and I have found it can look cakey if you apply too much in one place. I use it all the time. Well worth the money if you get properly matched!


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