Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Mac 'Face and Body' foundation review

I've always steered in the direction of longwear foundations as I hate having to touch up throughout the day. Now don't get me wrong I love my Mac 'Pro Longwear' foundation but I find it quite drying and especially in the summer I want to aim for a more dewy 'healthy' look with lighter coverage and a more natural finish and that is exactly what this foundation provides.

I would defiantly say it's comparable to a tinted moisturizer except with a little more coverage that is very build able without looking cakey at all.

The texture is runny, smooths on very easily and feels very light on the skin, so, very comfortable to wear.
The finish is very dewy you will have a noticeable 'healthy shine' to your face and for me i do like to set it with a loose powder as I have oily skin I don't need the shine! ( I set it with mac's prep and prime loose powder)
As for durability it's surprisingly better then I thought for such a sheer foundation, at the end of a day I checked my face and it was only very slightly shiny but it still looked lovely.

This foundation to be perfect as it looks unbelievably natural one layer of this under a natural light is practically undetectable which is great!

To conclude I love this product and definitely recommend highly!

Purchased at the mac counter in selfridges for £24 (yes the price has gone up! Boo! ) you get a very generous amount of foundation, at 120ml I personally think that's amazing value for money!

A downside to some would be that the coverage is too sheer I would recommend this to people who's skin is generally in good condition as the coverage isn't sufficient enough for those with the more prominent skin imperfections.

I have to point out that after you do have this for a while yes. It does begin to separate but simply shaking the bottle up well before hand solves that :)

To apply iv tried fingers ,foundation brush and sponge and have found fingers to be the best method for me personally as brushes leave lines in the application and a sponge soaks up far too much product,a little goes a very long way with this product!

Any whooo I hope the review has helped you get a general overview of the product,in my eyes its a summer must have!

Going to bed now so will be updating this with pictures tomorrow :)

Shoot picture using mac face and body, there's a lovely 'dewy' appearance to the skin, i'm always getting compliments on how 'fresh' my make up looks :) result!...>

Kindest Regards
Gina xox


  1. This looks amazing on you. You've sold it to me!!!

  2. I found out that the more you work this foundation into your skin the thicker it becomes and gives you better coverage so you won't need another layer:)

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