Mac's face and body foundation is the first and only 'high end' foundation I have purchased! As most of you know, if you read this blog regularly I am a complete and utter lover of the drugstore/highstreet when it comes to make-up and especially when it comes to foundation - I've never felt the need for any high end foundations and I am perfectly happy with my current collection of affordable bases. I'm not sure why I decided to purchase face and body, but I did.
Face and Body retails at 50ml for £21.50 or 120ml for £27, mine is the 120ml and this works out at £6.75 per 30ml ... bare in mind that the average sized foundation is 30ml so in theory this is quite a good deal - although you do tend to use more than you would a normal foundation. Face and body is a water-based foundation that is used to provide a natural coverage for your face and body (as the title would suggest).
In terms of coverage - face and body is very light yet also very buildable. As this is a water-based foundation, the consistency is far runnier than any other foundation I own and you do need to be a little careful when pouring it out of the nozzle! Applying this gives a sheer, natural looking coverage than can even out the skin tone a little and provide light coverage on your skin. However - it is also a buildable foundation, in that if you are willing to spend the time building this up, applying more and really working it into the skin - you can achieve a much more 'flawless' finish to the skin. It also comes in a wide selection of colours, I completely guessed my shade and ended up going for C1 and it's a really good match for me - for reference I usually wear ivory/vanilla in highstreet/drugstore foundations.
As I have combination-oily skin, I don't turn to this foundation for every day use, I often enjoy a heavier coverage. However, on days where I feel my skin is behaving I will reach for this - allowing my skin to breathe a bit more but still look even and natural. If I have blemishes I tend to cover these up with a concealer before applying face and body, then I would buff this in over the top of my concealer and this works well for me. This foundation will give you a shiny/dewy finish which is great for those with dry skin however for those of you like me who suffer with an oily tzone - YOU WILL NEED TO POWDER - so be prepared for that. It's not a massive problem, a quick blott with my rimmel stay matte powder and I'm good to go, but there is no way on this earth I could wear this without a powder.
Overall - I'm glad I made the decision to purchase this foundation as I really do enjoy using it. Yes, I need to powder my problematic t-zone but my skin loves this foundation for those 'lighter' days. Have you tried face and body? Do you prefer a light or heavy coverage when it comes to foundation?