With a crop of serum style foundations housed in bottles with dropper style tops popping up, it was only a matter of time before MAC jumped on the bandwagon. I always think of MAC as innovators when it comes to base products, and I know they like to perfect their products and create a range that not only has a diverse colour spectrum, but also a wide variety of finishes and formulas. Normally, with my dry skin I struggle to find a foundation the brand offers that sits well on my skin, so I was super intrigued when I heard that the new MAC Studio WaterWeight SPF 30 Foundation boasted something called Moisture-Fusion Complex, which is meant to keep skin hydrated throughout the day.
So how did it perform?
I noticed right away that my skin had a luminosity that was subtle and not at all greasy looking. It seemed to blend out really well, and then settled nicely without oxidization or creasing, unless I tried to build it up too much, in which it got a bit cakey looking. I think this is a really lovely foundation for those with slightly dry, normal or combo skins (or really anyone who loves the Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua for texture and coverage) but would probably avoid on oily skin or super dry skin. I wore this sans primer for a solid 9 hours with minimal wear showing, and the rest of my makeup (bronzer, blush) wore well on top of it as well.
Something to note: I found this (like recent MAC foundation launches) seems to run a bit light. I’ve been mixing NC15 and NC40 together to get the perfect shade, but normally I would be an NC25.
I’ve had the chance to try a few serum/gel/fusion style foundations that have popped up on the radar in the last year and I can say that personally, MAC Studio Waterweight has been the most suited, and enjoyable to wear. I can see myself reaching for this plenty as an everyday foundation!
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