MAC Face & Body review


A couple weeks ago I picked up the Face & Body foundation by Mac. This foundation is definitely a cult favourite. From what I've heard it's great for giving dryer skin types a dewy glow so that's why I decided to pick it up. I went to Mac to get it matched to my skin tone, and I went with the colour C2.



The foundation comes in a plastic bottle which you can squeeze to get out the product. Most people prefer a foundation with a pump but I think this works fine too. In the long run this might be better because you can't get all the product out when you're using a pump.


Now onto the formula. According to Mac it is "a fluid foundation that provides low-to-medium buildable coverage and a flawless, natural satin-shine finish. Skin conditioning, water-resistant and long-wearing." 
The first thing I noticed when I first used it was how runny it is. This foundation is incredibly thin, which allows you to blend it out to the thinnest layer. Also, the smell is really great. I can't really describe it, it's kind of floral but it mostly smells just clean and fresh. I like the smell but if you don't like your products to have smells, you might want to leave this one. You can smell it for quite some time after you've applied it.


Once applied, you have to give it a couple minutes to set properly. After that you can apply a second layer for more coverage, or leave it as it is. The foundation is so water resistant and stays exactly where it is, so you don't really have to powder zones that don't get shiny. What I like about this stuff most is that you can get the sheerest layer of foundation, so your features that make your skin look like skin are still there. You can still see tiny spots and freckles, which is really great. You can layer the product until you are happy with the results, however, if you want to cover up more serious spots you should definitely use a concealer. There's only so much you can do with a sheer foundation of course.

Also, this is my first high-end foundation I've ever bought. Everyone always says that you should invest in a good foundation (I'm saying good - this doesn't necessarily mean expensive!) and after trying this one, I agree. This level of staying power and blendability is something I haven't found in any of my other foundations. When I have limited time to do my makeup I still resort to BB cream, though.

Now all of this sounds really great but I have mentioned that I've had some issues with it a couple times now. I still don't know exactly what it was but sometimes it looked way too dark on me in photographs (but not IRL). I think it may have been that I put the second layer on too soon or some weird oxidation with one of my powders. I don't really know, but I don't really care either. It looks great in real life and in most pictures.

My favourite way of wearing this foundation is with the L'Oréal Lumi Magique primer underneath and use very little powder on top, like in my previous Zoe Kravitz look.





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