Monday, 29 February 2016

MAC Face & Body Foundation

I don’t really know where to start with this review because it is a product that has divided my opinion since the first time I tried it out. I am sure that if you love makeup and you are a MAC whore like I am, then you will have heard of the MAC Face and Body Foundation over the years. I first bought this because I had only heard good things about it, the girls from Pixiwoo used it all of the time and it looked incredible, plus it seemed like great value for money with the amount of product that you get in the bottle. So, it really was a no brainer that I had to go ahead and try this out for myself.

The first thing that I noticed about this foundation which is a massive bonus in my book is the amount of product that you get in the bottle. In the large bottle of this, there is 100ml of product, which is an incredible amount. Obviously, this is aimed at being used professionally on the body as well as just a face foundation, so you need to have a lot of product. I thought that this was great because if I loved it, I knew that it would last me hell of a long time because I go through a 30ml foundation like nobody’s business.

The second thing that I really liked about this MAC Face and Body Foundation was the packing. I loved that it came in a plastic squeezy tube. Most of the foundations that I have in my over the top collection are glass bottles and not that great for travelling with, so I thought this would be amazing. I also love how the product is dispensed through the spout at the top. It is just so simplistic with the screw top and minus a pump and I actually really loved it. Even though with most foundations I do prefer a pump, I also don’t mind it when it is with something like a squeezy tube.

Now onto the actual product itself and that is where this review takes a little bit of a turn. The first thing that I noticed when I dispensed this product was that it came out of the bottle like water. I didn’t even need to squeeze the bottle because it just ran out like a thin liquid. Let me tell you, the first time that I tried this out I made a bloody mess on the back of my arm and all the way up my arm when I was trying this out. I can imagine that this is perfect for body use because you don’t want something heavy all over, but it is very different from anything that I had tried before.

Next, I want to talk about the coverage of this MAC Face and Body Foundation. I wear makeup and foundation because I want to perfect my skin, and it is that reason why I don’t get on well with this foundation. The coverage is incredibly sheer on this product and I am a full coverage kind of girl. If a foundation isn’t full coverage, it simply isn’t for me and it really is that easy. I have tried this foundation multiple times to give it a shot, and even with hell of a lot of buffing and trying to build up the layers, the coverage to me never seems to be more than a sheer to medium.

I will say that this foundation does sit very nice on the skin. I like to buff it in with something like the Real Techniques Buffing Brush or the Sigma F80 and I think that it looks pretty on the skin, if a sheer look is something that you want to go for. I think that this is a pretty natural finish foundation, it isn’t matte nor overly dewy and I think that the finish is very beautiful. I can imagine with the consistency and texture of this foundation it would suit somebody with mature skin because it isn’t thick and won’t settle into any fine lines or wrinkles.

I have been trying to get some use out of this MAC Face and Body Foundation recently by using it on my body. Most people will know that I am a huge tan of fake tanning because I like to be bronzed to the heavens. But, for some reason the fake tan never seems to adhere to my chest and it can end up looking pale at the side of my face and arms, so I have been using this product. On the days where I have my chest somewhat showing, I will go in with this product and just buff a small amount into my chest and it deepens the shade and helps it to match the rest of my body.

As you can see, there are some positives to this product and quite a few negatives. I think that it really is down to personal preference if you will enjoy this product or not. I will leave a link to this down below in case anybody wants to take a look at it for themselves. Make sure to leave me a comment down below and let me know if you have tried this out and what you thought about it!


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