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Face And Body Foundation by MAC

Face And Body Foundation




Key Benefits:

  • Water Resistant
  • Not Creasing
  • Pore Minimizing
  • Brightening
  • Hydrating
  • Buildable
  • Lightweight
  • Doesn't Oxidize
  • Blends Well
  • Longlasting
  • Smooth


Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Phenoxyethanol, PVP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Propylparaben, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, Zinc Stearate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Hydrogenated polyisobutene, Polyglyceryl-3-Diisostearate, Methylparaben, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl Alcohol, Citrus aurantium dulcis, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Butylparaben, Water Purified, Santalum album, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Xanthan Gum, Tocopherol, Talc, Dimethicone, TEA-stearate, PVP/Eicosene Copolymer, Stearic Acid, Trimethylsiloxysilicate

Ratings & Reviews

4.586% of 683reviewers recommend this product

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Nordstrom user
August 25, 2020

Sheer but buildable coverage...

I don't use this for my face (I tried once and it broke me out) but I do use on my upper arms and thighs, where I have a few minor blemishes and it works brilliantly. It's a water-based foundation and as a result, has a very thin consistency compared to most other foundations I own. Being so light, it doesn't give a huge amount of coverage, sheer at best, but it's buildable, and I find I get the best results when applying with my fingers, as opposed to a brush or sponge. Expect a light evening out effect but not for it to disguise anything too prominent such as recent scars or dark, prominent pigmentation. Finding the right shade can be tricky as the shade range is quite small. Also, my arms are a few shades lighter than my face, so anything close to the NC42 I normally use on my face, would be too dark on my arms. One thing to bear in mind is this gives a VERY dewy, radiant finish, and no amount of setting powder will change that. But despite not being a fan of the dewy look, I always come back to this because unlike every other body foundation I've tried, this is the only one that stays put, in even the hottest and most humid of summer days (a given where I live). The lightweight, leak proof plastic bottle makes it very travel-friendly and I often take this with me when heading away. I just wish it contained some SPF. In my opinion that's the only thing holding this product back from absolute perfection. -> My ‘Nordstrom Beauty Top 7 must-have list’ (My 7 favorite beauty products of all time, focusing mainly on my purchases at Nordstrom) <- < 1. Hair Loss Treatment: Divine Herbal Hair Oil < 2. Concealer: ‘Mac’ - Studio Finish Concealer < 3. Lip Gloss: Clarins Lip Comfort Oil < 4. Mascara: ‘Lancome’ – Cilis Booster XL < 5. Anti-Aging Serum: Divine Herbal Facial Treatment Serum < 6. Mask: ‘Eve Lom’ – Radiance Transforming Mask < 7. Face Scrub: ‘Sisley' - Botanical Gentle Buffing Cream Less user
March 9, 2014


I cannot stress this enough at how lovely this foundation is!If you are someone who doesn't have that bad of skin, it will be perfect for you. (acne scarring etc, this wont cover for you)It is a light weight foundation BUT when i was researching reviews for this product everyone had said more or less that it was very light coverage...i disagree. Yes, it's not a full coverage foundation BUT from 1 coat (i use 3 squeezes) i get an evened out coverage and dont feel the need to apply anymore! I dont even need concealer after ive applied this foundation! but i add a tiny bit because i just feel complete wearing it after haha.It is quite dewy when applied but after it sets it does go a tiny bit matte i think..dry skin? amazing. oily? i think if you're REALLY oily, dont go for this. if you're not to bad on the oily scale, just make sure you prime/powder, i powder and i have normal/dry skin and the finish is unreal.I used to love full coverage foundations so if you're like that, swapping to a foundation like this will be weird, you probably wont like it at first but the more you work with it and wear it, you will love it. obviously each to their own, but if you're debating whether to buy this, just ask for a sample or go out for the smaller bottleIm definitely going to buy the 120ml when my smaller bottle runs out, buy it!!Yes this is a long review but i know when purchasing a new foundation thats on the higher price scale you would want the most information about it from other people who have tried this.Pros:Evens out everythingThe finish is so so nice like it doesn't look cakey at allEasy to work with, i use a real techniques buffing brush but you could use your hands, i tried but i just hated itNo smell to itCons:I wouldn't say it takes long to set..but i do kinda wait a minute or so for it to set properly then i can conceal powder etc but not a big con(The only con!!!^)Hope this has helped anyone wanting to buy this product. You wont regret it x Less

M·A·C user
March 9, 2016

My Holy Grail Foundation!

This is the most natural looking foundation that i have ever used, which is why, i love it so much. As, i don't care to wear heavy, masky foundations on a regular basis anymore, as it just isn't best for my skin overall. If i do wear a full coverage foundation, it is for special occasions only now, otherwise, this is the only foundation that i wear on a regular basis at this time and definitely will continue to do so, as long as MAC keeps selling it. I like that it's lightweight, doesn't break me out or irritate my skin in any way, plus, it is very long-lasting, and i happen to live where the climate is hot and humid almost all year round, and it holds up through such. And, i don't experience this foundation transferring all over the place like alot of other foundations do, plus, i have gotten my face wet while wearing this foundation and it never budged. Even though the foundation does have a runny consistency to it, i do find it very easy to apply with a brush to my face, and i am able to layer it without any issues in order to get the level of coverage i desire. In regards to my skintype, during the Fall and Winter Seasons, my skin goes from being dry to very dry. And, during the Spring and Summer months, my skin is dry, combination. I also have acne prone skin, and i suffer with seborrheic dermatitis that happens to flare up just about any time during the year. I find this foundation to blend seamlessly into my skin wirhout there being any type of sharp contrast between the color on my face and the color on my neck and the rest of my body. As, somehow, the color that i wear in this foundation, C2 just works perfectly for my light-medium skintone. With this foundation, it has a very, faint citrus smell, that immediately goes away soon after application. So, this foundation does not have any strong or offensive odor to it at all.Now, before you apply this foundation to your face, it is very important that you shake it real well, because this foundation does slightly separate, due to its very unique formulation. However, after you give it a good shake, then the foundation is all good to go. And, unlike alot of other foundations that i have tried, this foundation doesn't oxidize on me at all. And, even though it is designed to provide a satin finish, i have not experienced any issues with this foundation making my face look super dewy or super shiny looking at all within a few hours or truly anytime at all during the day. It just leaves this very slight hint of dewiness to my face, which i like, because no one is born with a super matte looking face anyways. « less

M·A·C user
March 15, 2014

Not worth it

One star for bottle design, very convenient and watery formula was good to use with fingers. One star for the foundations appearance of natural skin, even with a bit of powder. - Minus one star for horrible pine/citrus smell. It was overpowering and made my eyes water. I wish this was mentioned before I purchased. - Minus one star for staying power. I expected this foundation to set (my skin is combination) and it never did, even on my dry areas. My face felt slippery even after an hour and with powder. This foundation seems to really only be made for dry/very dry skin. Would be terrible in the summertime, I expect it would be very melty. - Minus one star for coverage. I expected a light coverage, but after applying twice with letting the foundation "dry" in between, I barely had any coverage at all. It's really meant for skin that doesn't really need foundation. « less user
August 4, 2015

My go-to foundation

I have been using Mac Face & Body Foundation in N1 for just over a year now and despite trying other foundations I always end up coming back to this one.I have very fair skin and struggle finding foundations that are a) light enough in general and b) do not have a hideous orange/pink undertone to them. I use this almost every day on my face and it has not caused my skin to break out or my pores to become clogged - a big concern of mine as I've suffered from severe acne in the past.I cannot comment what it's like on the body but I imagine it would give a slightly more "airbrushed" effect to the skin, without appearing like you are wearing any make-up - I might try it on my legs the next time I dare to bare my legs in the British weather...!My only slight disappointment with this product is that it is very dewy on my slightly oily skin. I use a light dusting of Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light over the top to mattify. These two products work really well together to give a flawless finish with a "no makeup-makeup" look. If you like the dewy look it would be fine without the powder (personal preference and skin type obviously playing a role here).The coverage is most definitely light, but slightly buildable. I only tend to use one layer (applied with my fingers) but if you allow the first layer to 'dry' for about 5 minutes, you can layer another one on top. I only tend to do this if I'm on a night out and photos are likely to be taken. Due to how light the coverage is I use Mac's Pro Longwear concealer in NW15 after I have applied this foundation, before I set it with the MSF, for my under-eye area and any blemishes that are still visible. This combination of products, despite being from different 'ranges', work really well together.Overall, a fantastic product which I can only recommend you try for yourself. Less

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My skin is super dry and i’m looking for any foundation and a primer that will make my skin look natural and dewy. Any recommendations??

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Mac face and body is my absolute favorite. It has a beautiful dewy finish and looks like skin. It’s the only foundation I’ve used that doesn’t exaggerate any of my dry skin. I get complimented all the time when I wear it!

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Best hydrating CC creams or foundations? Don’t have a price range :)

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