I've had this foundation for more than 2 months, but I didn't even get to try it, because I suddenly received so many bb creams & foundations to review. I actually reviewed 3 in a month. So my face was busy testing these one by one.
However, I finally got around to trying this famous MAC foundation too! Actually, it's the first MAC foundation I've ever tried. I've read many positive reviews about it, so I was super excited and really wanted to try it out, but I also didn't want to miss any of my review deadlines.
Anyway, the foundation comes in a heavy glass bottle and has a dropper applicator because it's formula is very thin & water-like. It sets to a satin finish, provides a medium coverage and looks rather nice on skin.
I have it in NW15 which is a warm beige tone. What I like about this foundation the most is that it's water-like formula won't look cakey no matter how much you apply it. So you pretty much can't go wrong with it! :)
Ingredients: Water\Aqua\Eau, Methyl Trimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Silica, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Dimethicone, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone Silylate, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Glycerin, Polysilicone-11, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lecithin, Citrullus Vulgaris (Watermelon) Fruit Extract, Lens Esculenta (Lentil) Fruit Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Protein, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Sodium PCA, Methicone, Triethyl Citrate, Thermus Thermophillus Ferment, Laureth-7, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Dextrin, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Chloride, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Sodium Lactate, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Zinc Stearate, Litchi Chinensis Seed Extract, Polyglutamic Acid, Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499)]. (View on CosDNA).
I'm also happy to see some beneficial ingredients in this list such as antioxidants & fruit extracts. Knowing that this foundation also has a good ingredient list, allows me to cover my face with it in peace. It's pretty much like a bb cream! Estee Lauder is actually selling the exact same formula under Smashbox named Camera Ready BB water. It's more expensive, even though the ingredient list is identical to MAC Waterweight Foundation, so I recommend buying the MAC version instead.
(Smashbox & MAC are both owned by Estee Lauder so it's not like one copied the other. It is, however, a very clever way of earning more money for the exact same product.)
Anyway, back to reviewing MAC Studio Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation. I'd say it's an excellent product that I will eventually use up! :) It contains 30ml of foundation and is sold at Nordstrom for 33€.MAC Fix+ Coconut
This is another product that everyone seems to love - a facial mist that is supposed to be hydrating, refreshing & finish makeup.
It has a nice & very skin-friendly ingredient list, so it does potentially have some skin care benefits if applied on bare skin. It also has a mild coconut scent which I like. However, I don't think it really helps to finish my makeup - it sprays water kind of unevenly, so I'm left with several water droplets on my skin instead. I have found that the only good way of using it for me is to spay it on a blending sponge to blend or fix cakey makeup.
It does feel very refreshing & moisturizing, though, so it might be useful during summer and I personally also like to use it as a spray on bare skin. However, it could also be used for techiniques like "baking", which I personally can't be bothered with.
Unfortunately, coconut was a limited edition scent that was released in summer 2015, so it's not available anymore. It was very popular, though, so if you do wish to spray your face with mildly coconut scented mineral-riched water, it is possible that they re-release it in the future. And if they do, I'll definitely announce it here. :)
MAC Upward Lash Mascara
A MAC mascara that actually looks like a giant MAC lipstick! Pretty cool, right? Anyway, I'm not too picky about mascaras, but I found this one a bit hard to use. It applies rather thick, making lashes clump easily and it's wand is also really tiny & different from what I'm used to.
There's a reason for that, though. Smaller bristles are better for covering the roots of the lashes. So, this mascara does hold a curl pretty well. It's also very pigmented. So it's not that bad. I mean, it's definitely useable, but I feel like I have to be extra careful with it! This mascara can be bought from Nordstrom for 22€.
Have you tried any of these?
Disclosure: Post includes press samples provided by MAC Cosmetics for editorial consideration. All thoughts are my own and were not influenced by the company or free products provided.
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