The MAC Studio Face and Body Foundation featured in this post was provided for editorial consideration. All opinions are 100% my own.
Yes, you read that right, the Royal Wedding between the now Duke and Duchess of Sussex was the reason I found myself placing an order for MAC Studio Face and Body Foundation.
It was the makeup artist in me that thoroughly dissected Meghan Markle’s wedding day makeup and I was overall really pleased by the extremely pretty and appropriate classic glam by makeup artist Daniel Martin that translated so well on camera. I love the fact that Meghan’s freckles were showing, which immediately led me to believe she was wearing MAC Studio Face and Body Foundation or something similar.
It turns out she was wearing a similar foundation from Dior that, like Face & Body, is water-based. It’s been a quick minute since I’ve owned a bottle of MAC Face & Body, so I decided to take the plunge and see how it worked for me.
MAC Studio Face and Body Foundation is a very sheer and lightweight foundation. I was first introduce to this foundation with a legion of fans behind it when I worked for MAC. My colleagues loved this waterproof base to help cover up areas on the body as well as on the face.
So many people loooooove Face & Body, but at the time I came to the conclusion that it just wasn’t for my oily skin. I wondered if I’d have a different experience all these years later.
I have to say I love the way MAC Studio Face and Body Foundation looks on my skin. It is definitely thin, thin, thin texture wise and lightweight with the coverage, but it’s easy to build it up or mix it with heavier foundations. My perfect shade is C4.
To give MAC Studio Face and Body Foundation a fair shake, I tested in a variety of circumstances with a variety of supporting products – not only did I wear it alone, I also primed by skin before and used a setting spray after.
The results? Much to my rememberance, MAC Studio Face and Body Foundation and my normal-to-oily skin type just don’t see eye to eye. Thing start off well, but the end results are not pleasing to my aesthethic (i.e., oil slicks guaranteed). Also, the second ingredient is Dimethicone. Yes, I realize Dimethicone is in so many beauty products, but due to my history with this ingredient I do my best to avoid it.
My Final Thoughts: While I appreciate the fact that MAC Studio Face and Body Foundation is beloved by so many, it just doesn’t work for my oily skin, and that’s okay! If your have a skin type that is more on the dry side of the skin spectrum and are looking for something lightweight, this might be for you.
Price: $30 for 50 ml, $39 for 120 ml