MAC Face and Body Foundation C4 ~ Review, Swatch, FOTD

 

Hey everyone!

Today I’m reviewing one of my favorite foundations – MAC Face & Body Foundation which is a great foundation for those who want a natural, no-makeup look.

Price : Rs 1700 for 50 ml (also available in 120 ml)

 

MAC Face and Body Foundation C4 ~ Review
MAC Face and Body Foundation C4 ~ Review

 

MAC Face and Body Foundation
MAC Face and Body Foundation

 



 

 

MAC Face and Body Foundation C4 ~ Review
MAC Face and Body Foundation C4 ~ Review

 

 

What MAC Says about the Face & Body Foundation : 

 

A comfortable, lightweight fluid foundation with a unique blend of emollients that delivers low-to-medium buildable coverage and a natural satin finish. Moisturizing, long-wearing formula glides onto face and body providing stay-true colour.

 

MAC Face and Body Foundation C4 ~ Review
MAC Face and Body Foundation C4 ~ Review

 

MAC Face and Body Foundation C4 ~ Review
MAC Face and Body Foundation C4 ~ Review

 

 

My take on the Product

 

The Face & Body foundation comes in a small plastic bottle with a screw on black cap. Unlike  most of the other MAC foundations, the bottle is plastic instead of glass making it much more durable and light weight. I much prefer this packaging! On the downside though, the bottle just has a small opening at the top with no provision for pump etc. which makes the mouth of the nozzle quite messy.

The foundation has a runny, watery consistency. It spreads easily, blends with a few strokes and seems to absorb into the skin leaving a satiny dewy finish. The coverage is low but it can be layered to build up the coverage. What I absolutely love about this foundation is that it is very light weight on the skin and looks very natural – as if I’m wearing nothing on my face! It is long wearing, there is no patchiness or oiliness for hours after application. I’ve worn it for about 9-10 hours at a stretch with excellent results. It worked well for me during the winters when my skin was dry and it works just as well now too when my skin has become oily. It does not sit into pores or imperfections, in fact it gives the look of flawless skin especially in pictures! It doesn’t show ghostly white in flash (no SPF).

The only drawback is that the coverage is pretty low. Even when layered, it will not cover up dark circles and blemishes. But with a bit of spot concealing in those areas, one can get a flawless, yet natural look. In all the pictures in this post, I’ve worn MAC Pro Longwear concealer in NC42 under the eyes, around the nose and on blemishes along with the Face and Body foundation. You can see the end result comes out quite nice! The best tools to apply this foundation are a flat Foundation brush like Inglot 21T or fingers. Do not use a sponge with this one, it will drink it up since its a very watery, thin foundation.

 

Overall, I think this is one of the best foundations I’ve tried! I love the price/quantity – 50 ml for Rs 1700 v/s other foundations like Matchmaster which is 35 ml for Rs 2100. It works for my combination/oily skin in winters as well as summers though I won’t specifically recommend this for oily skin as it does have a slightly emollient, dewy texture. If you need coverage all over your face, go for Matchmaster or Studio Fix as they offer medium-full coverage.

The shades come in series of N1,N2,N3.. and C1,C2,C3. I am between C3 and C4 but I opted for C4. It is slightly warmer than my skin tone but not orange-y and hence matches well. It just gives a nice soft warmth to my skin and in a few minutes of application, adapts to my skin.

 

MAC Face and Body Foundation C4 ~ Review
MAC Face and Body Foundation C4 ~ Review

 

MAC Face and Body Foundation C4 ~ Review
MAC Face and Body Foundation C4 ~ Review

 

 

Swatches

 

MAC Face and Body Foundation C4 ~ Review
MAC Face and Body Foundation C4 ~ Review

 

MAC Face and Body Foundation C4 ~ Review
MAC Face and Body Foundation C4 ~ Review

 

MAC Face and Body Foundation C4 ~ Review
MAC Face and Body Foundation C4 ~ Review

 

 

You can see the Video tutorial for the following look HERE –

 

Video Tutorial : Bronzed Rosy Glow Makeup
MAC Face and Body Foundation C4 ~ Review 

 

Video Tutorial : Bronzed Rosy Glow Makeup
MAC Face and Body Foundation C4 ~ Review

 

 

Also worn here (pictures from old camera hence warmer, less sharp)-

 

MAC Face and Body Foundation
MAC Face and Body Foundation

 

 

The GOOD about MAC Face and Body Foundation :

  1. Plastic bottle – more durable and light weight than glass
  2. Light, watery texture
  3. Applies and blends smoothly
  4. Moisturizing but non-greasy
  5. Long wearing
  6. Gives a natural, glowy finish to the skin
  7. Photographs very well
  8. Good quantity/price

The NOT-SO-GOOD about MAC Face and Body Foundation :

  1. Low coverage – concealer is a MUST!
  2. Nozzle gets messy over time

 

Overall Verdict

 

If you love the natural, no-makeup look on your skin, MAC Face & Body would be perfect for you! It is a sheer foundation, light-weight and runny but it gives a very lovely, satiny finish to the skin and photographs very well. It may not hide blemishes/spots and under eye pigmentation hence a concealer is a MUST while using this foundation. It is moisturizing but non-greasy and wears the entire day without getting patchy. It does not contains SPF so don’t forget to wear your sunscreen in the daytime!

It is one of my favorite foundations! Highly recommended!

Rating : 4.5/5

 

Have you tried the  MAC Face & Body foundation? Which is your favorite natural foundation? Share your comments below!

 

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34 Comments

    1. T-zone oily and rest of the face normal side. Yes, I do powder on top especially if I’m going to be outside.

  1. Nice review..have heard a lot about it..as usual you look lovely and fresh..pls let me know the lipstick shade you are wearing…I always end up asking the same question as all lipstick shade look good on you..waiting for your post regd your hair makeover too

  2. now i am using burjois healthy mix (53)and like it a lot and occasionally use concealer but want to try mac .actually i am quiet confused with nc and c concept i am nc 32-35 (according to MUA)but in face and body they want me 2 try c4 which i find a bit darker so quiet confused.will you please clarify .. so i can purchase a face n body next time.

    1. C4 might be dark for you in that case. I’m NC37-40. Try C3 on your face at the store and see. Do check your face in different lighting to see if it matches or not.

  3. If I ever get out of my tinted moisturizer rut, I’ll be sure to try this!
    I find normal foundations too heavy and I just prefer a natural look…
    Would this suit for NC40?

  4. Looking absolutely stunning ankita.fresh and glowing..great review…been eyeing this foundation
    However cudnt help but notice d cream crochet top,,! where did ya gt it from?

  5. You’re looking so pretty and glow-y.
    I already have the Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua which is a light coverage foundation so I think I’ll give this a miss. I anyway don’t wear foundation everyday.

  6. nice review !! hey dear can you also give a review on bobby brown moisturising foundation . i have dry skin . so which one is better for me bobby brown or mac ?? price is no bar . and you are looking really nice !! can also tell us the other products you are wearing in this pic right now … such as on your lips , cheeks and eys :))

  7. Heard it’s from the MAC pro range…is it available in stores? Looks like this could end my search for the perfect everyday foundation ..i have combination skin

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