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MAC Face and Body Foundation

13 Jun

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. 

Last Thoughts:

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.

Ashley Nicole

MAC: Minerialize SkinFinish Natural

8 Jun

I have normal to oily skin- more on the oily side in the summer months though, as a result I have experimented with many different powder products over the past 10 or so years.  I have ranged from loose powders to pressed- talc free to who knows what.

I was introduced to MAC mineralize foundations about 3 or four years ago (time times get hazy the older you get).  I was at the store to try new things that day so I decided to take a cleansing cloth and remove my makeup and try on some mineral foundation.  The makeup artist and I swatched through a few liquid mineral shades until she found one she thought was great- I had my reservations- but I let her slather is and rub it into my face.  Let’s just say when I looked into the mirror I thought I looked like an umpa lumpa – ORANGE/RED!!!  I remember we tried two more shades and I still did not quite like the color, on top of it all it seemed to streak on my skin!  After that I decided that I didn’t like mineral makeup!…period!!…..until recently.

I was tired of my MAC blot powder that I had settled with for the last two years as my finishing powder over my liquid foundation and I wondered, as usual, into my MAC store to look for something new to try.  I was finding in the summer that the blot powder left a bit of a grey – talc- look on my sun kissed skin and I wanted something with rich pigment.  The makeup artist suggested  Mineralize Skinfinish Natural, at first I declined but then I came around to it after she told me she was wearing it.  Her skin looked beautiful, so I chose my color- Medium Deep- and took the plunge.  The next day I incorporated it into my makeup routine and LOVED it.  The finish was delicate and even, the powder looked so very natural and it was comfortable on my skin.  I was able to blend my non mineral blushes on it easily and my skin was glowing- but talc looking at all!  I have been using the Mineralize Skinifinish Natural for 4 months now and I have no complaints about it at all.  The summer has really started to kick in and the powder holds up with no streaking discolouring from oil or anything strange.  Mid day I usually use a oil blot paper and remove oils and swipe a new coat of the mineral powder on to look fresh for the afternoon.  The powder hasn’t made my skin or eyes itch and it hasn’t made me break out.  I give this product an unexpected thumbs up all around and at this point it is my all time favorite finishing powder!

I would recommend this MAC product to anyone who uses powder over their liquid or cream foundation.  It is a great finishing product – I would not suggest that you use this porduct as your only face coverage.

RATING:  10/10

Ease of Application: 10/10

Product life: Good Lasts a long time

Price Point: Good


My only con that I have with Mineralize Skin Finish powders is that they all do seem to lean into the orange range once you get into the darker shades.  But if you use it to dust on to finish your look you shouldn’t really even notice.