MAC's Studio Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation

August 25, 2016

Hello lovelies,

This week I decided to ditch bareMineral's foundation to give MAC a try. I went into my local MAC store and a member of staff helped me pick out their Studio Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation. The reason for this is because it's light to medium coverage and it looks really natural once applied, which is what I look for in a foundation. Plus, for £26 you really can't go wrong. Here are my thoughts:

So as you can see above the foundation bottle is like frosted glass and it looks lovely. Rather than having a pump like most of MACs foundation bottles this one actually has a dropper which you would usually see on serums etc. This is because the foundation is so light weight and serum-like a pump isn't needed. The dropper still works as well as a pump, it lets you control just how much foundation you want.

Above you can see the colour of the foundation, I have NC15 which is one of the more pale colours they do. They have over 20+ shades of foundation so there will most certainly be one to match every skin tone. I apply this foundation by putting a few drops onto my finger and spreading it around my face. A few drops goes a long way so you don't need a lot to cover your face. Once I've covered my face with my fingers I get a brush and blend. I don't own any MAC brushes, I just use a bareMineral's foundation brush as that's my favourite and it works perfectly by blending the foundation into your hairline etc. 

This foundation is light to medium coverage. To get medium coverage you have to build it up but for me 1 layer was enough. If you're looking for a matte finish the foundation isn't for you, it does leave a natural shine. I think it's perfect for dry and combination skin but I feel like if you have oily skin it might not be the right foundation for you. Like the name suggests this foundation feels weightless and once applied I didn't feel like I was wearing anything... It felt very natural!

Mug shot time! Above is a before and after of my face. I only used one layer of the foundation and I felt happy with that. As you can see it did a good job of covering the dark patches under my eyes yet didn't cover all my freckles so I still had quite a natural finish? I'm not sure if it's the lighting in this image making it look matte but don't be fooled. It is NOT matte it leaves a natural shine.

All in all I will definately be continuing with this foundation and I would consider buying it again. I think it's perfect for those who have dry to combination skin who want a natural looking finish. If you don't like the shine you could possibly use a finishing powder, that would be up to you to discover because I love the foundation just as it is!

Lauren x 

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  1. Definitely a substantial difference.. Did you like MAC better than bare minerals? I feel they are opposites in terms of what actually happens to your skin! No?

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    1. I do prefer MAC for coverage, to get coverage like this with bareminerals you have you really build it up, as for how it acts on my skin only time will tell, bareMineral's has been one of the best foundations for my skin but this one is so lightweight I'm hoping it doesn't cause breakouts...

  2. I just find your blog and I love it! Your post are very interesting. I can't wait till I buy this MAC foundation.
    xx Rimante

  3. Mac products always stands out, the difference is really clear. Nice.

  4. I have dry skin so this sounds like it would be really good for me, I haven't used a MAC foundation in ages so I might have to try this!

    Lauren Ashleigh xx