Saturday, 27 April 2013

MUA Kit: MAC Face and Body Foundation Review

Hi beauties!

I hope you're all well!! So I'm finally back after a busy, but exciting past month and I've got a lovely long list of fab products I want to review - so here it goes with the first one.

Now any aspiring make up artists know that building your kit is a little daunting. Having to whittle down your products to ensure you have something for everyone is no easy task, and I wanted to be able to turn up to shoots knowing I have the right products to do the job.

I spent so many hours researching, reading reviews on foundations as I felt this was the most important staple in my kit that I didn't want to make the wrong decision on. Now as I've mentioned before I want to work on mostly bridal and photoshoot work, so for me the foundation I use needs to work hard. It needs to last, not look cakey or too heavy on camera but also give that glow and not look flat - I want my clients to look like them but at their very best!

So the best place I found for these kinds of discussions was ModelMayhem - I just love seeing what other artists have in their kit! This is where I came across MAC Face and Body (I know, I know - it's nothing new), but I was drawn to it by the fact that it was water-resistant and long wearing.

Now I'd say this foundation really is reserved for those good-skin days. It's a buildable low to medium coverage, and gives a really natural finish. If it's full coverage your after, this simply wouldn't cut it; I did read about one artist who'd taken this on a job and the model needed a little more coverage than she'd anticipated and it just didn't look good on camera - the last thing you want is the photographer needing to go to great lengths to touch up the photos.

They come in a huge 100ml bottle which is amazing value, but for the purpose of building my kit and space-wise I opted for the 50ml at £20.50 - even though I know it's not as much of a good deal. But I thought it's always good to give something a try before you invest too much. 

The shade range is quite good, and I think MAC Pro do a white shade so you can further custom mix, as for my fair, fair skin even the lightest shade is a tad too dark. For my kit I got shade C1, C3, C5, N1, N3 and N5 as this was a recommendation for a starter kit. Having used it on a recent shoot, I also suggest going slightly lighter than you think you are as it does tend to oxidise after you've put it on.

A few tips with this foundation: give it a good shake before you use it and I also read to keep it in the fridge as it the formula stays good for longer that way.

I'd love to hear if any one has any recommendations for a more full coverage foundation - needs to be long lasting and good on camera?

I'm working hard on building up my portfolio and have had some great opportunities come up - ladies, I can only stress that if you have a passion for something, go out and get it!! I've just had my logo designed - let me know what you think!

Thanks lovelies!


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