5 Jul 2014

foundation friday: mac face & body

Hey guys!

If you don't follow me on Instagram, you may not know that I am officially started a new series on my blog! At the start of each week, I give you guys three foundation choices, and the one with the most votes will be reviewed each Friday! As you may (or may not) know, I am a foundation junkie and have a pretty extensive collection that will probably keep growing. I ain't ashamed - some people collect eyeshadow palettes, or blush, or lip products; I just happen to have a thing for foundation.

So even though its now Saturday (oops), this weeks first ever Foundation Friday will be on the MAC Face and Body foundation, which actually happens to be one of my favourite foundations (as you can see, I actually own two bottles, one for when I'm pale and one for when I'm tanned). When researching this foundation before actually taking the plunge and purchasing it, I saw that this was created especially for those who work with models on catwalks and under hot lights, and as per the name, is suitable to be used on both your face and body to even skin tone.

This foundation is super liquidy and lightweight, and its also waterproof - the perfect summer foundation, if you ask me. It will last through any sweating or water splashing! Plus, because it has been created with those working in a specific industry, you know that it will survive under any heat whether it be artificial or the full on Australian sun.

In terms of coverage, this foundation doesn't exactly cover too much - I definitely wouldn't say that it is a medium or full coverage foundation on myself at least. It can maybe be built up to a light medium coverage, but not much past there. I have blended this out in the photo below, using my ugly sore as a guide to how much this covers:

As you can see, you can still see my veins and the redness of my sore peeking through (although keep in mind, primer and concealer would be used in a normal beauty routine, which can help to cover those a little better). I basically love to use this foundation when I'm tanned as almost a skin tint when I have easy days, or days where I know I need it to last through heat and sweating. But this foundation is an easy favourite, as even though it doesn't have much coverage, it never cakes on my face, is super easy to blend and it ALWAYS matches my tan exactly.

Like I said - the most perfect summer foundation ever, and I would definitely recommend trying it out if you are someone who prefers a lighter coverage or needs something that will last on your skin through basically anything. It is on the pricier side, but you barely need any of it to cover your face (the above photos was only a light squeeze) so it will last forever. It is also available in two sizes, 50mL and 120mL, and you can purchase whichever will suit your needs best!

You can buy the MAC Face and Body foundation at any MAC Counter, or here online for $49AU (50mL)

Hope you enjoyed this review! Remember to keep an eye out next Monday where you can vote for next weeks contenders!

Until next time...


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  1. Thanks for the review! It'll probably be awhile before I can afford a MAC foundation! Have you tried the Australis lookalike (even the same name) of this foundation?

    Sheri | Behind The Frames

    1. Hi! I haven't tried it, but only because I have heard really bad things about it. I would recommend watching GooRooBeauty on Youtube, she has a review on it there and once I saw that, it turned me off :) xx

  2. hi I was wondering which skin type would be best suited for this foundation? thank you(:

    1. Hi! Honestly, I would recommend it for normal to maybe oily skin tones. This is purely because it is long lasting, but it may cake over dry spots for drier skin. But thats just my opinion, it really could work for all skin types :) xx

  3. Great review! I don't think this one is for me but I enjoyed reading anyway :) xx

  4. Thanks Sarah! Yea, unfortunately its not going to be for everyone - but good to read the reviews before purchasing and know that it won't work at least :) xx

  5. I haven't been too interested in this foundation because I've always liked a fuller coverage foundation... however now my preferences are slowly changing with improvements in my skin and I am verrrry curious in getting this baby now.

    You are encouraging bad spending habits, girl!