I have been using MAC studio Fix Fluid liquid foundtion for years and I reall like it and the coverage it provides. Lately I have noticed that the summer weather and my Studio Fix have been clashing. The heavier coverage and the intense sun light makes me look a bit overdone at times. I decided to try MAC’s Face and Boday foundation to see if this coverage would mea good fit for me and my skin issues. I got a sample and I wore it for a few days- everyone complimented me on my natural looking skin and asked me if I was even wearing any foundation! All the positive feed back made me almost excited to go back to my MAC store to purchase my very own bottle – which I did and I adore the product- my new summer must have foundation!!!
How to apply:
The foundation is very light and watery. I suggest dropping the brushes and tools for this one and apply the foundation with your fingers. In my opinion to get the best results you have to apply area by area with your finger tips and you have to rub it in, with circular motions, until the founation becomes a bit tacky. When the foundation becomes tacky i find that it is at its peak for coverage. The more you rub it into your skin the more coverage you get. Work around your face applying region by region and rub it in good. When you have applied to every area go back and apply a second coat to “problem” areas. The foundation makes your face look really shiney at first and you feel it on your face (doesnt feel weightless) after a few minutes the shine and the heavy feeling does go away.
When you are complete I suggest setting the foundation with a mineral skin finish natural powder. I find that MAC mineral powderswok well with my skin and do not leave me with an ashy talcy appearance- which can by amplified in direct sunlight. I then add a bronzer to the hallows of my checks, my temples and I blend any access around my hair line- I use Mineralized Skinfinish in comfort(limited and will be re launched in “MAC in the Groove Jult 8th.
Does it last?:
For me the foundation wears pretty well much like MAC studio Fix and Select. I find that my look stays fresh all day if I use a oil blot sheet mid day and then dust on a bit more mineral powder.
I have switched my summer foundation routine up to include MAC face and boday foundation becasue I really like the light natural look it gives in bright summer daylight. It wears well and lasts just like my Studio Fix Fluid and it feel light on the skin. The only thing that I am going to watch out for is breakouts – I havent been using it for long and I cannot really tell you how my skin has acted with repeated wear of this product over a period of time. I will do a mini post in a month and let you guys know how it is going. A lot of product comes in the bottle so I am figuring one bottle will last me the whole summer. I suggets that if you do not have serious spots that you are trying to conceal that you get a sample of the foundation from your MAC store and it out.
Let me know if you have use this foundation or if you picked it up! Tell me what you think.