If you read my Birthday Wishlist post then you would know that this product has been on my list for quite some time. As some of you may know, last week was my birthday, so I decided to treat myself ! Thank you for all the lovely messages that you sent me and I can’t wait to do a birthday haul post! hehe!
I purchased the MAC Face&Body foundation from the MAC store in Westfields Shopping center – which might I say is bloody massive! I don’t think I have ever encountered a shopping center of that size ever! I’ve been to American shopping centers in Florida before but Westfields was enormous compared to the Florida malls! (which is odd considering American’s go XL on pretty much everything!) The shop was quite easy to navigate around but I was a little miffed that there were no prices on any of their products. I usually follow a rule that if it’s not priced I don’t buy! But thankfully I already had an idea of the price of the foundation beforehand so I knew what I was getting into! However as there were no prices on products I didn’t purchase anything else as I could have bought a ton of stuff but didn’t want to spend a fortune in there! ( which can be easily done!)
The price of the foundation was £26 and I purchased the colour N1. One of the ladies in the store was lovely enough to help me find the right shade for my skin tone. I explained that I am quite pale and that most foundations I buy have an orange undertone to it. However she showed me a few colours and helped me pick the N1 shade.
The packaging is sleek and simple. The classic black MAC box protected the 120ml foundation bottle inside. The bottle has a screw cap so leakages are minimal. I wouldn’t say this is something that you could put in your handbag for on the go (unless you have a huge bag) but you can purchase the smaller bottle which may be more portable.
The formula is creamy and a medium thickness. It doesn’t have a chemically smell to it, I thought it smelt quite sweet which was nice! The overall coverage of the foundation I would say is medium – It didn’t quite cover all my blemishes however it gave me enough coverage to brighten up my face. I applied this in the morning (7am) and when I returned home (6pm) it was still very much the same as when I first applied that morning which was brilliant.
(please excuse my eyebrows -_-)
I would overall rate this foundation as 4/5 as it has a lovely lightweight feel to it and it lasts a long time however it doesn’t have a full coverage which I found disappointing considering the hype and price that is attached to it!
I would definitely recommend this to a friend as I think it is one of those products that you have to try and you will either love it or hate it.
Thanks for reading!
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