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MAC Monday #8 Face And Body Foundation!

So it just occurred to me as I was halfway through blabbering about MAC Face and body. I disappeared for ages and now I’ve come back with 2 posts in a week both on the same subject! Good going, Natalie!


Oooh well, I’ve started now and the little OCD in me will make me finish….alternative blog posts to follow though I promise!

MAC face and body has always been one of my top five foundations!

However much that list has changed it has always clung on in there, but why?

1. Value for money


 For a long time F&B was only sold in those marvellous giant 120 ml bottles. Which for the £23.50 that it was, made it incredible value for money.

Since MAC introduced the more compact 50 ml bottles for £21.50 the price of the large bottle has increased to £27.00! It does still work out to be worth the price hike especially compared to the price of other high-end foundations.


2. The way it photographs


It’s an SPF free foundation! Which means it doesn’t give the dreaded ghostly flashback face if you get ‘friend papped’ on a night out!

3. The coverage


A buildable foundation. It gives a decent medium coverage without caking, one of life’s greatest pleasures if you ask me!

A major part of Face and Body’s charm is its ability to do that on all skin types while leaving skin feeling able to breathe and looking natural.

4. It lasts throughout the day


It has some decent staying power even on oily skin types (which can be further helped with a powder and/or setting spray).

I have normal/dry skin and get 8-10 hours wear without powder. 

4. The huge shade range


OK this is a good thing its also bloody confusing!! Face and body comes in 16 shades the N shades and the C shades. Without going into the ins and outs of the strange world of MAC’s shade naming. Basically, in face and body, the N shades are for skin with cool undertones and the C shades for skin with warm undertones.


As I wrote this I realised that face and body was one of the first higher end foundations I bought. It helped massively in weaning me off the intense mask of studio fix fluid. Or whatever high street version of it I had knocking around back in the day.

Maybe that’s why I have such a soft spot for it!!

Does MAC face and body make your top 5?




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