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Studio Waterweight Foundation SPF 30

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MAC Studio Waterweight Foundation SPF 30
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        MAC Studio Waterweight Foundation SPF 30

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        MAC Studio Waterweight Foundation SPF 30
         
        3.9

        (based on 133 reviews)

        Ratings Distribution

        • 5 Stars

           

          (69)

        • 4 Stars

           

          (20)

        • 3 Stars

           

          (18)

        • 2 Stars

           

          (14)

        • 1 Stars

           

          (12)

        70%

        of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

        Pros

        No Pros

        Cons

        No Cons

        Best Uses

        No Best Uses
          • Product Benefits:
          • Color true (78), Long wearing (58), Creamy (35), Lightweight (9), Bold color (4)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Very light weight.beware the color is different from regular

        Very light weight and smooth in texture.it gives u a radiant look like you have healthy skin.but the color of this foundation is way different from other Mac's foundations.i wear nc15 or nw13 in studio...Read complete review

        Very light weight and smooth in texture.it gives u a radiant look like you have healthy skin.but the color of this foundation is way different from other Mac's foundations.i wear nc15 or nw13 in studio fix fluid.i got this in nc15(I was gonna give this to my friend as a gift but the deli every day was way passed her birthday!!:/)I thought I would give it a try so I didn't return it.nc15 in this foundation has more pinker tone to it,and less yellow,it's more like a neutral tone,shade wise it's lighter then studio fix nc15.i suggest if u have a shop nearby you should definitely go get color match.or you can order two colors and see which one fits u better.

        there are couple things I would like to point out as in my experience.

        First of all I suggest you to use a dense flat top buffing brush,not any sponge,cos it will soak up the product and unnecessarily sheer out your foundation more.i have 196 brush as well as other dense buffing brush,them both work fine.but 196 does a great job.you dot foundation on your most problematic area turn use dabbing motion to apply the foundation,then blend out along jaw line,it's perfect.

        If you have dry skin,moisturize your skin well as you usually do,then use a dense flat top foundation buffing brush dab and use a patting motion to put on foundation evenly.you can skip the primer if you moisturize your dry skin enough.if u use a luminous setting powder it will help you hold up better,not don't use mattifying powder if you don't want to lose the dewiness.

        For oily skin,I suggest you put on your regular moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated,then apply matte primer before you apply this foundation,if you like the dewiness that this foundation offers,u can use a luminous powder to set,so u will still have matte face in touch and dewiness in look.you might have to use powder to set especially if you have oily nose and t zone area,cos the foundation will break down in few hours around your nose.

        Overall this is a great foundation that is comfortable to wear,you can feel you skin very soft and u can feel your skin can breath .mineralize skin finish powder is great to pair with this foundation.

        Btw if you apply prep and prime skin primer or strobe cream under this foundation it will make u look like if you have a super greasy face,especially with the prep and prime.

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        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        Accentuated my fine lines and made me look bumpy!

        I went to a local makeup store that has a mac counter called Douglas. There I was just looking for my mac shade reference. I thought I'd also buy the Studio Fix Fluid,...Read complete review

        I went to a local makeup store that has a mac counter called Douglas. There I was just looking for my mac shade reference. I thought I'd also buy the Studio Fix Fluid, since its so raved about. When I asked the woman who was working there to shade match me, she did so, and she was a very nice lady. She recommended this foundation rather than the Studio Fix, because she said it can accentuate any dry patches. Although I have combination skin, I still want to steer clear from something that will accentuate something I don't want. So I decided to try it. So the next day, I tried it on. When my 10 year old daughter saw me, she said "Mom what happened to your skin? It looks horrible!" Now, she didn't know I was wearing a new foundation. And she's 10! It accentuated my fine lines around my eyes so badly, went into my creases. It also made my skin weirdly bumpy, when it really isn't. I am 31 years old, have fairly good skin regarding wrinkles, and have no pimples. This was making my face look so texturized! It claims that it's lightweight, my face felt like I had pounds of makeup on, although that was not the case! Overall I am extremely disappointed by this product and I returned it.

        I love Mac lipsticks, and their bronzer (Mineralized Skin Finish in Give me Sun), it's great!! I love it!! So it's not that I don't like Mac products. I love their blushes as well!! But this foundation just didn't do it right!!

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Leaves Me Looking Dry & Patchy

        By 

        from Atlanta

        Comments about MAC Studio Waterweight Foundation SPF 30:

        I have Mature, Normal to Combination Skin. I like a medium coverage foundation and believed I'd found a gem in this one until I actually began trying to use it on a regular basis. It simply leaves me looking patchy and dull unless I use a complexion oil in conjunction with it and even then the patchiness still happens much of the time. Hoping I can return it since I purchased it online.

        • Product Benefits:
        • Color true, dull, mature skin, patchy
        • Where did you purchase this product?:
        • maccosmetics.com
         
        1.0

        Sat weird on my skin

        By 

        from Kelowna, BC, Canada

        Comments about MAC Studio Waterweight Foundation SPF 30:

        This was my first foundation that I have ever tried from MAC and thinking because I have very dry skin, this foundation would be great for me. I was so wrong. I used this for about 2 weeks before returning it. I was truly embarrassed to go out in public when I realized how bad my foundation looked. This sat on my skin weird, and made my pores look huge. It also made me look like I had very bad texture. The thing is, I have never had any of these problems before. I do not have large pores or very textured skin, but this foundation made it look like it did. It also seemed to gather around my eyes very heavily, and then faded away on my nose, cheeks, and chin after 2 hours of wear. I exchanged it for MAC pro longwear and I am so much happier with it.

        • Where did you purchase this product?:
        • Department Store

        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Ok Hold On

        By 

        from Bay Area

        Comments about MAC Studio Waterweight Foundation SPF 30:

        This is the first MAC foundation I'm trying & reviewing in my quest to find the perfect foundation.

        Waterweight in NW20

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        Goes on silky

        Color true

        Feels great on face

        Got oily fast

        Rubbed/sweated off

        Didn't last

        Overall not good. Pores/hair follicles showed up more than with no makeup at all because the waterweight disappeared in tiny spots, giving me a "makeup face." In a sense, the coverage is TOO light to be practical. Unless you have a hairless, microscopically pored face with perfectly moisturized skin & NO blemishes; quit trying the "light coverage," It's only good as a sunscreen. It will "slide" around on your face and get stuck on the stuff you want to hide; highlighting imperfections, instead of hiding them.

        Always take a sample home before you commit.

        Always use MAC; they are the best.

        Clean Brushes after every use or you will rub yesterday's dirt into today's face, resulting in blemishes & upset skin.

        Cheers!

        • Product Benefits:
        • Creamy
        • Where did you purchase this product?:
        • Department Store

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A breathable foundation

        By 

        from Edmonton

        Comments about MAC Studio Waterweight Foundation SPF 30:

        I like this foundation. I have pretty decent skin and I just wanted something to even out my skin tone. If there is anything extra I want covered I just add a little bit of concealer. I love how this feels on my skin....like barely anything. It blends very well; I like to apply it with a brush. I use the shade NC20 and that seems to be a good match for me, it's a my skin but better kind of look.

        • Product Benefits:
        • Color true
        • Where did you purchase this product?:
        • Maccosmetics.ca

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good,but emphasizes texture

        By 

        from Birmingham, al

        Comments about MAC Studio Waterweight Foundation SPF 30:

        I've worn this foundation for about a week. The coverage is light and buildable. It does not cover age spots, but it softens the look of them and overall it evens out my skin tone. I apply this foundation with a brush in 1 layer and smooth it out with a sponge. When I look in the mirror, the texture of my skin is emphasized, and I can see my largest pores on my cheeks. I am however, close to the mirror, and I don't think anyone actually gets this close to me. I am still playing with primers, but silicone and oil primers have no bearing on the wear of this foundation with regards to the texture of my skin. The upside is that within an hour or two, the foundation has enmeshed with my skin and the finish is very skinlike. My foundation lasts well into the afternoon (sometimes I get a slight bit shiny on my chin and cheeks which is removed by just touching my skin) and I touch up with the mineralized powder to boost the foundation which will then last well into the evening. I am 45 with some texture, age spots, and a few creases around my eyes. I have normal/combination skin, and I consider this foundation perfect for everyday wear as it has decent staying power and a natural skin-like finish.

        • Product Benefits:
        • Color true
        • Where did you purchase this product?:
        • MAC Store

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Best for young skin?

        By 

        from Auckland

        Comments about MAC Studio Waterweight Foundation SPF 30:

        When i first bought this product I really liked it...enough to buy a second one. I love the colour match for me in this formula and the light glow it gives on application. But when I ,look closely the foundation sits in my pores. I have tried it with a really moisture rick primer and it is the only way I get an application that is flattering. I have other lightweight foundations in other brands...I have learn that this trend for watertight foundations is not good for those of us with pores or fine lines. Great product for those with lighter skins.

        • Product Benefits:
        • Color true
        • Where did you purchase this product?:
        • MAC Store

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        GREAT Product!!

        By 

        from San Diego

        Comments about MAC Studio Waterweight Foundation SPF 30:

        I am considered a *ahem* mature woman and I had been using Studio Fix foundation. I thought maybe I was getting too old for MAC so I bought this crazy expensive make-up and regretted it. Settled in my lines, etc..

        Happened to be downtown and walked into the MAC store and asked for something not too heavy but I could build on. She suggested this. I was using a different primer (another brand) and she put the primer on me and waited, then this. I have age spots so she added a TEENSY more to that area and it covered it up and wasn't cakey.

        I always go home not looking the way they applied so I did the same on the other side and VIOLA!! I got myself some good looking skin!!

        I can go sheer--when I go to the gym I need just a little evening my skin tone out. This did it!! I can add more for a fuller coverage.

        This is a lightweight makeup and I don't look so dragged down-it actually brightens my face. I LOVE this and so glad I stumbled into the store!!

        • Product Benefits:
        • Color true, Creamy, Long wearing
        • Where did you purchase this product?:
        • MAC Store

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Amazing

        By 

        from Iowa

        Comments about MAC Studio Waterweight Foundation SPF 30:

        If you are looking for a nice hydrating foundation this is for you. I have very fair skin and have a hard time finding a foundation as light as my skin, but this is the perfect match. I recommend using the MAC 196 brush because it is so gentle and very easy to apply the foundation with. I hope you enjoy this product as much as I do.

        • Product Benefits:
        • Color true
        • Where did you purchase this product?:
        • Department Store
         
        5.0

        love this foundation

        By 

        from undisclosed

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        Comments about MAC Studio Waterweight Foundation SPF 30:

        love this foundation, so smooth and not heavy on the face!

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Perfect

        By 

        from Chicago, IL, USA

        Comments about MAC Studio Waterweight Foundation SPF 30:

        This is great foundation for this price. And its sheer to medium coverage, so people first have to read description before you leave bad review just because you did not satisfied how it cover yours imperfections.

        Also when you use a more product you can reach very good level of cover. So it really depends how much you put on your face. But with one layer it really looks natural and glow! I love this product.

        • Product Benefits:
        • Bold Color, Color true, Creamy, Long wearing
        • Where did you purchase this product?:
        • maccosmetics.com

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