I really wanted to start 2013 with some sort of series on my blog and after giving it some thought I decided on two; one is Foundation Friday and the other you will see on Sunday. No doubt it'll have some sort of S in the title so care to take a guess?
I have acquired lots of foundations
|My first ever stock photo on this blog - not happy but I don't have the full size to show you.|
I am starting off this series with MAC face & body which is my ultimate Holy Grail foundation. It has been the one foundation that has never let me down in the two years I've discovered it. I put it away since the summer as I have been using the YSL touche eclat foundation but very recently when I was going through an incredibly dry patch I turned back to this and rediscovered my love for it. It retails for £26.50 and you get a whopping 120ml.
|Little sample pot I picked up from a MAC counter.|
I have used this foundation in shades ranging from c3 to c5. It's such a light consistency that all of them seemed to have blended in although I probably wouldn't go as light as c3 again. As you can see in the sample pot it is a liquidy consistency and that is because it is a water based foundation that provides natural coverage. As a result of this watery consistency, it makes it perfect for my dry skin! I can't stress the word perfect enough to describe this. Well near perfect - Due to the formula it can separate so you need to shake it up first.
|The shade is more accurate in the pot - this swatch looks quite orange toned when it is in face more brown based.|
The coverage is practically non existent. I have spent two years calling this 'tinted water' so I use lashings of concealer first and then use this to even out my skintone. It is perfect for giving a glowy effect and it photographs beautifully. I lightly powder it with my ELF mineral booster to get rid of the tackiness this can leave behind. I have heard MUA's talk about using this in their make up kit for brides and explain that the coverage can be built up by warming it up or layering it but I have never tried this. I don't doubt that you could build this up without it looking cakey as it's such a thin, light consistency.
You get 3 times as much in this bottle than you get in standard 30ml foundations. I think it's quite the bargain although I guess, if most of it is water, you should get more than you do in others. Also, it's not as concentrated as other foundations so you are likely to use up more. Lastly, I'm not too sure how this would work on oilier skins - I fear it might just slip right off I couldn't say for certain.
SummaryI will visit other MAC foundations in this series but *spoiler* none of which I like as much as this. Heck, I'm not sure I'll ever find another one like this. My ideal foundation = light consistency, natural looking & dewy. Ding Ding Ding, We have a winner!
I know this foundation is very love/hate - what side of the fence do you fall on?
Till next time...Toodles! :)