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





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


[note color=”#FFE4C4″]Have you tried the  MAC Face & Body foundation? Which is your favorite natural foundation? Share your comments below! [/note]


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  1. March 13, 2013 / 1:27 pm

    i found it a bit ur skin on the oily side or normal now? do u need a powder on top?

    • Corallista
      March 13, 2013 / 2:18 pm

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

  2. mansi
    March 13, 2013 / 1:32 pm

    Nice review..have heard a lot about 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

  3. Anjali
    March 13, 2013 / 1:38 pm

    Hi Ankita,

    You look gorgeous!

  4. March 13, 2013 / 1:45 pm

    Looks pretty awesome on you…btw which blush are you wearing?

    • Corallista
      March 13, 2013 / 2:19 pm

      NARS Amour 😛

      • March 13, 2013 / 5:47 pm

        its gorgeous!! I must get it asap!

        • Corallista
          March 13, 2013 / 8:15 pm

          Its the only NARS product I own and I love it! Get it soon 🙂

  5. March 13, 2013 / 2:09 pm

    Can you suggest a similar one in any budget/mid range brands?

    • Corallista
      March 13, 2013 / 2:16 pm

      Hi Nisha, haven’t found anything like this in other brands yet.

  6. March 13, 2013 / 2:51 pm

    It does look very light and natural on you. Looks really nice on you 🙂

    • Corallista
      March 13, 2013 / 8:23 pm

      Thank you Sumathi 🙂

  7. ananya
    March 13, 2013 / 3:03 pm

    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.

    • Corallista
      March 13, 2013 / 8:18 pm

      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.

  8. March 13, 2013 / 3:50 pm

    Hi… looks nice. But, not suitable for my oily skin and will not cover acne scars/ spots. 🙁

  9. March 13, 2013 / 5:17 pm

    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?

    • Corallista
      March 13, 2013 / 8:19 pm

      I think C4 would suit NC40 though do try it on your face before purchasing.

  10. prerna
    March 13, 2013 / 6:09 pm

    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?

    • Corallista
      March 13, 2013 / 8:20 pm

      Thanks Prerna! I got this top long time back from Hill Road, Bandra. I think the shop was Try Me.

  11. March 13, 2013 / 8:46 pm

    it would be lovely if you could do a video using this foundation ! i lov watching your videos

  12. sushmamurthy
    March 13, 2013 / 9:55 pm

    it does look good on you. u look so cute in the 2nd pic.

  13. March 13, 2013 / 10:46 pm

    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.

  14. Arshi
    March 14, 2013 / 4:14 am

    Which camera do you use?

    • Corallista
      March 14, 2013 / 12:28 pm

      I use a Sony A-65 Arshi.

  15. Swarnali
    March 14, 2013 / 11:57 am

    looking lovely, ankita! what lipcolor? 😛

  16. shirin
    March 14, 2013 / 8:45 pm

    will you please tell me what was the lipstick that you have applied??

    • Corallista
      March 14, 2013 / 10:01 pm

      Hey Shirin, please check the comments above. I’ve mentioned it there.

  17. Arshi
    March 15, 2013 / 1:51 am

    awesome camera you’ve got.:)

  18. bharti
    June 2, 2013 / 11:23 am

    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 :))

  19. Swati R
    July 24, 2013 / 8:27 pm

    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

  20. September 15, 2014 / 8:24 pm

    have heard so many great things about it.

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