Product Type: MAC makeup
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A Summer Staple.
MAC Face & Body Foundation
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MAC Face & Body Foundation
Advantages: Sheer yet natural looking coverage, generous amount of product in bottle
Disadvantages: The bottle can be hard to use
I've known about MAC Face and Body Foundation for years, and originally thought due to the word 'body' that it was suitable to cover any scars or blemishes we feel self concious about. However, this has impressed me in completely the opposite way!
MAC Face and Body is the largest MAC foundation available, offering 120ml, 4 times as much as a regular 30ml foundation bottle! Retailing at £25.50, pricey in itself and also a little bit more expensive than other MAC foundations, it makes up for it with the generous amount of product in the bottle, making it much better value for the money you pay.
The consistency is described on the website as sheer and natural looking and I could not agree more. The foundation is very watery, and can easily be blended into the skin tone. One other difference with Face and Body and other MAC foundations is the shade system. Instead of the NC and NW variation, the colours run relatively neutral, however from C1 to C7 there is still a wide range of shades. I have shade C5 and I am an NC42 in MAC, the colour comes out light but when blended it it looks perfect on my skin, but everyone knows the sheerer the foundation the easier it is to blend in, and this makes up for the lack of specific shades available. Even though the foundation is water-based, there is still a light moisturising quality, making it far better for all skin tones.
I call this foundation a 'Summer Staple' for a couple of reasons. Firstly it is water resistant, making it idea for swimming and the beach if you feel like you need a little coverage, the coverage on this foundation is not heavy, but still manages to give a finish that looks beautiful in photography. Secondly, it feels light and fresh on the face, much better for when your skin needs to be cooler due to the heat.
The only downfall with this product is the large squeeze bottle packaging, which is clearly used so that a person may be easily able to get out a lot of product to apply on their body. However, I personally don't see this foundation as giving any real coverage to any obvious blemishes on the body, it's better to be used on the face, but the bottle can take some getting used to, and if not careful a lot of product could be wasted, as I had to learn a few unfortunate times!
Overall, MAC has created a very decent "sheer coverage" foundation compared to others on the market, and is definitely worth the money. If you are in need of a holiday foundation, be sure to check it out!
Summary: Best foundation for summer..so far