Saturday, December 10, 2011

MAC Face & Body - My New HG Foundation

Having read a recent post on THE Irish Beauty Blog about renowned make up artists recommendations for photo fabulous foundations it was clear that MAC was topping a lot of lists.

Knowing I was due to graduate this week and the cameras would be flashing it was time for action. I have been using and loving Tolereine Teint for the past few months but it's not the best you can get for photos.

Using a BT's giftcard I booked myself in for a make up demo on the morning of graduation to try it out. At a cost of €40, redeemable against MAC products it was money well spent. David did a fantastic job in next to no time, which even garnered compliments from my youngest teen (He doesn't do compliments, certainly not make up compliments). And I picked up Face & Body for €36 in N2, which matches my skin tone perfectly.

Looking slightly yellow on the skin
But blending in beautifully
Here's what MAC have to say: 'A water-based, water-resistant foundation that provides long-lasting, natural coverage for face and/or body. Ideal for all skin types. Face and Body Foundation provides sheer, natural looking coverage in an easy to blend, water-resistant formula. The long-lasting formula is available in a wide range of colours and contains several emollients to help moisturize and condition the skin. It delivers professional looking results that meet the exacting standards of beauty photography and is ideal for perfecting the face and body.'

I've been using this every day this week and am completely in love. It can be worn sheer but builds fantastically well when more coverage is needed. I can see why Face & Body is getting the much deserved adoration. At €36, it's not cheap but that's for a 120ml bottle that can be used, funnily enough, on your face or body. Price per use is actually outstanding value. Especially when it works.

I can't recommend highly enough booking a demonstration with BT's, you can be sure you'll get your perfect shade and a expertly made up face to boot! (figuratively speaking).

Are you a Face & Body fan? Tempted to try?


boredmum said...

would love to try this, no where here sells MAC, booooooo, but will be in Dublin in a few weeks so will definately give this a go, cheers for the rec, great post

LauraLou said...

Great review, my skin is acting the mick recently. Might pick it up! :) x

Leanne Woodfull said...

120ml!? Jayyyysus, amazing value so! Definitely picking this up, this review has sold it to me. :)

Lorraine said...

Very tempted! I never check it out though, hate being at the MAC counter. x

Dawniepants said...

Sounds very positive, I'd love to try it out!