Review: M.A.C Face and Body

MIRACLE WORKER: M.A.C Face and Body, $60 for 50ml.
MIRACLE WORKER: M.A.C Face and Body, $60 for 50ml.

Let me within a mile of a makeup artist and I'll be gleaning any tip I can from them. My many encounters with the professionals of the cosmetic world leads me to report this: the two most commonly found products in a makeup artist's kit are YSL Touche Eclat and M.A.C Face and Body.

Face and Body is a foundation, but not as you know it. And up until now you could get your hands on it only if you knew someone who knew someone, and even then it was only sold in a massive 120ml bottle.

M.A.C has finally decided to share the fun and Face and Body is finally available in 50ml bottles in all M.A.C stores. I couldn't wait to get my hands on the so-called magic stuff. Used on the international runways and in some of the world's top photo shoots, I had to know what it was that made it so great.

The consistency is much lighter, more watery than I expected. It came out on my hand and looked like it had separated slightly but the water-based solution is designed to "melt" into your skin and the unusual texture enables this to happen.

It smoothed on as a very light coverage, but it is designed to be layered up if needed. I patted on a bit more in my problem areas and places I am prone to redness. It layered up nicely and melted in with the warmth of my skin.

The overall effect was a very natural, fresh and almost dewy complexion, which could be matted down with a touch of powder.

This is a brilliant foundation for all ages, and with a flawless but natural looking finish I can see why the professionals swear by it. It's suitable for most skin types, but if you want it to last all day and night you'll need a primer underneath.

M.A.C Face and Body Foundation, $60 for 50ml.