Thursday, 19 April 2012

Mac Face and Body Foundation Review

 Mac Face and Body Foundation - C1
120ml £25.50


I have wanted to try this foundation for a long time but was in too minds. I had read reviews etc and was aware that the coverage was low. I hate foundations which are cakey and much prefer lighter foundations such as tinted moisturisers but I don't have the most amazing skin so was sceptical. After a lot of humming and hahing I thought with a good concealer Id give it a go. So as a treat from my boyfriend I went for it and I am so glad I did. I know us girls are always trying new things and even when we find something we like we cant help trying other things but I can safely say I love this foundation and this will now always be my fall back foundation.

Its £25.50 but you get 120ml (its seriously humongous!) I'm in the colour C1 (my local mac counter doesn't actually stock it so had to buy it online, luckily the shade was right, phew)

Mac says: It is a water based/water resistant foundation that provides natural coverage for face and body,provides sheer, natural looking coverage in an easy to blend formula, it contains several emollients to help moisturise the skin.

How I apply
As its water based you have to give it a good shake before applying. The consistency is very watery but as you blend it into the skin it thickens up. It does have a smell to it but isn't anything horrible and it doesn't stay on the skin. I first applied this with a real technique buffing brush but have recently found that applying with the fingers leaves amazing coverage and an even better finish.

It is definitely a very natural looking foundation that gives a glowing dewy finish.Its definitely a 'my skin but better' foundation.

My thoughts
Overall I really love this foundation, even though the coverage isn't high I love the finish it gives and I just use concealer on the areas I need it and its perfect.  Its so lightweight, moisturising and easy to apply. I definitely recommend powder (mainly t zone area) as it can look overly shiny in these areas but when left on its own on the cheeks the glow is really pretty. My skin type is usually dry/sensitive and this hasn't affected my skin at all unlike some foundations in the past. The bottle is huge so should last quite a while. I have found it long lasting, I usually just have to top up with a little powder later in the day to avoid looking too shiny.I haven't used this yet as a body foundation but know many people love it for that too.

Hope this has helped anyone who is thinking about purchasing this or you are now just want to give it a try, my it now :)

Ashlie x


  1. ahhh i bought my first mac product the other day and now i just want more and more. after soft and gentle this is definitely the next on my list! x

  2. I've always wanted to try this foundation but my local MAC counter doesn't sell it either so I haven't had chance to get a sample. Sounds like I'm going to have to get for my summer foundation after this review!
    Hannah xx

  3. This is definitely a good one for the summer :) x

  4. Heya! Iv nominated you for the Versatile blogger award! :)
    You can check my post out here -
    Much love!

  5. Hi girls, great blog, Face & body is amazing, i've worked for mac for 15 years, + its the only foundation that has never changed. You can get really good coverage too, you just have to build it up in layers, its bit time consuming, but fab. I've got back into blogging if you wanna check it out its mix of every thing. maybe we can be followers. greetings from dublin xnicki

  6. I love that you're sisters!! cute.
    I have vitiligo on my leg, so I think this would a good cover up!
    btw I'm hosting a £500 competition for Next on my blog
    It would be great if you could enter as it's such a massive prize-£250 each!

    Sheree xx

  7. Honey I`m watching u for a while! I like your blog and I was thinking...maybe we can follow each other! tell me what do you think, kisses :X