MAC Face and Body Foundation

4.0

1187 reviews

75% 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]


Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

Just got a sample of this through MAC mail order and had to post! This product is great. I have pretty good skin normally but at the moment I'm having hormonal breakouts and my skin looks kind of dull because of no sleep. This foundation is very liquid, so really easy to apply, gives great coverage, a dewy finish, and has really woken my skin up. I look like a human being now, but the best thing is that I don't look like I'm wearing any make up! Brilliant.



on 3/16/2006 9:32:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Light, blendable, looks great powdered or not, no unsightly shimmery glitterly thingies, mixes well with cremes... Perfect product for a makeup artist... Has some staying power, and the shade selection is superb. A staple for my set bag, but not a foundation I can wear every day. Its a little rich for my oily t-zone, unfortunately. I love love love it for photos, though!


on 3/3/2006 12:59:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

One of the few things from MAC I own, and I really like it. It gives nice, light but adequate coverage. Some foundations require a lot of "working in" to get it to blend into your face, but this absorbs really well. Also, it's one of the few MAC lines that come in a color yellow enough for me - a C3, which is a light yellow-tan (I am a lightish asian). This is great for those of you who have no red/pink tones in your skin.
The squeeze bottle is great for preventing over-doses and will never break or shatter on you. Also, this is a great price for FOUR OUNCES of foundation - unheard of!
I have oily-combo skin and I have never had any problems with this breaking me out or anything, but I do not have particularly sensitive skin.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

so far so good with this foundation. i am oily and acne prone and i've actually been less oily since i've been using this. i apply with a MAC foundation brush and follow up with Studio Fix powder. i'm a C5 in the foundation and an NC43 in the powder. it gives me great coverage but isn't cakey or heavy.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Blue

This is the most common foundation i use. I really love it for its light texture and buildable quality. One layer will lead you with a nice sheer but still giving a decent coverage while applying a second layer will give you more coverage without it looking cakey.



Its a little pricier BUT it comes in the HUGE bottle and it's easy to mix and blend shades together. It is also very moisturizing and it feels little more than lotion over the skin. You can layer it for more coverage (over the nose where pores are larger, under the eyes where skin is darker, etc. I also use a silicon based coverup for any problem spots if i need more coverage. The silicon based products mix very well with the face and body. That being said - i usually apply it using a foundation brush (it tends to get into those little places better) and as i get to the outer extremities of the face, i'm just blending out what is there so there isnt any real definite line. then i use a sponge to "buff" the skin which is just lightly going over their skin with the sponge to get off any excess foundation that doesnt need to be there. Then i top it all off with a setting powder which really makes a big difference. I mix a few of my setting powders together because i'm picky and like a certain mixture. haha. But i just dust it on top. My favorite brush to use is a synthetic blush brush with a flat top (personal favorite is mac 109 brush). Makes buffing the powder on easy. But really - any sort of blush or powder brush will work.



Keep them in a normal climate and make sure that you shake before using - sometimes the mixture gets a little separated but it mixes back together easily.



The downside of these foundations in my personal opinion is that they are as best suited for medium to light skintones as with the darker skintones (mostly african american) the colors seem to have a bit too much red in them for my personal tastes. They arent bad if you have a few colors to mix or if you are able to go into a pro store - or comparable store - not a counter - to check with an artist to find your personal shade. I wouldnt recommend buying off the website if you have dark skin color without testing it first.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


on 12/28/2005 6:36:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

Had this used on me by many makeup artists and loved the glow it gave me for photo shoots, so I figured I would try it for everyday use. Unfortunately, it only made me incredibly greasy and blotchy looking. I also had never had a problem with breaking out (or being oily for that matter, as my skin is normal/ combo), besides the usual monthly spot, but this is what I suspect gave me not one, but three cystic spots. I love MAC and had hoped this would work for me, because I do love the sheer coverage and packaging, but unfortunately it did not.


on 12/23/2005 4:32:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

The product works well. It is a light foundation that can layered for a more dramatic look. The dropper top is great because it allows just enough product out to not make a mess. It has very low viscosity which allows for a very light look (it will run well into your spongue, however). It did not make be break out nor does it dry the skin or makes it feel oily at the end of the day. The price is really a bargain for the amount of product that comes. I really should have no reason to complain about this product, it has worked fine. I guess the packaging has not exited me, and it is missing sunscreen (it has non at all).


on 12/9/2005 9:16:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I love how this product glides on my skin, does not clog pores, it is almost transparent and gives me a nice glow. Very natural finish. Does not sit on my facial lines. Huge bottle, will use for a long time and definitely will buy again.


on 12/8/2005 10:53:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Other

Eyes: Black

In addition to Sephora's all over skin foundation (old formula), this is my HG. The consistency is runny but it makes that makes it easier to blend IMO. The coverage is sheer but it can be layered on without looking cakey or fake. I never use concealer because this is definitely enough to even out any redness I may have. I do agree that it can be somewhat dewy (or oily for some) but a light dusting of loose powder will fix that. Personally, really matte foundations sometimes tend to look a little chalky on me so I love the natural finish this gives. I use the shade C2 and it is a perfect match for my light yellow toned skin.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 11/18/2005 11:49:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

If you are blessed with clear skin, this is one of the best foundations out there! It goes on very sheer, but can be layered for more coverage. Keeps my slightly dry skin moisturized for hours and never looks cakey. By far the best liquid foundation from MAC!


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