review, pics & swatches: mac studio waterweight spf30 foundation in #nc40

Mac Studio Waterweight Foundation
Mac Studio Waterweight Foundation

Did I need another foundation? No.

Was I at the airport and was everything duty-free? Yes.

Foundation purchased . . . . .

THE STATS

PRICE  $54
VOLUME/SIZE  30ml/1.0 fl. oz.
FORMULATION  elastic gel-serum formula
TEXTURE/FINISH  light, natural coverage, satin finish
LONGEVITY ~6-8h
PACKAGING  glass bottle with dropper
RANGE 23 shades in warm and cool undertones

I bought this in shade #NC40.

MY TAKE

I had a couple of hours to kill at the Auckland airport last year.at the end of a blissful three-week holiday. So I made my way to the Mac counter and swatched this foundation as it had just launched recently at the time. I found it had a lovely slip and blended seamlessly so the most difficult decision was whether to get it in the NC37 or NC40. The lighter shade was out of stock and summer nigh. The purchase was made and I have not looked back since. It makes my skin look radiant, soft and plump.

Mac Studio Waterweight Foundation is housed in a clear glass bottle with a black rubber dropper which gives it a luxe-slash-medical feel to it. You must shake the bottle well to mix the serum and pigment before applying. In this respect it is reminiscent of the Giorgio Armani Maestro Foundation.

Although this foundation is oil-free, it is moisturising so I recommend going easy on the day cream if you’re prone to shininess. The dropper makes it a little fiddly to apply – I generally pop a few drops on my finger tips and smooth onto the face. This helps blend it well given it is a relatively thick liquid with serum and it ensures a streak-free finish. Having said that, it applied well with a goat hair brush (Becca, The One Perfecting Brush – I have a love/hate relationship with this but that’s another story).

It has a ‘wetness’ to it which means it takes a few extra moments to set than some of my other foundations. The foundation looks like beautiful glowy skin even with a dusting of translucent powder and despite my initial fears didn’t turn me into a disco ball after 6-7 hours wear. Those wanting  greater coverage might find Mac Studio Waterweight doesn’t tick that box. I don’t usually layer foundations but I get the impression this one will start to look cakey on heavier application. It didn’t crease or slip until I was ready to take it off at the end of the day by which time I did begin to look like I was ‘glowing’ slightly.

Now that it is cooler, the shade is a touch warm but I have found ways to wear it mixed with some of my lighter foundations. I recommend Mac Studio Waterweight as a great everyday foundation with a beautiful finish and decent coverage.

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Wearing Mac Studio Waterweight Foundation

I am also wearing it here and here.

Have you tried Mac Studio Waterweight Foundation? How do you like it?

review, pics & swatches: mac studio waterweight spf30 foundation in #nc40

8 thoughts on “review, pics & swatches: mac studio waterweight spf30 foundation in #nc40

  1. I have tried a water foundation and I find that it sits well on my skin. Sadly, I can’t use anything that’s not 100% pure organic/vegan on my skin. I find that the water causes it to sit better on my skin. It’s great that you are able to use this foundation without any issues. xo

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    1. SB it is probably a good think that your skin rejects anything less than natural as I am sure that is better for you.
      I am less discriminate but let’s chalk that up to me volunteering to be a guinea pig for ‘science’ 😉
      Have a lovely day ahead x

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  2. I was so close to buying this because of the SPF. But the packaging and dispensing mechanism is not very klutz friendly. It looks so skin like in the picture, though, sounds like my type of foundation.

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    1. Yeah the packaging is intended to be luxe (I think), but isn’t the easiest to work with. The dropper annoys me some days.
      I’d get it Rae, it’s pretty good. And I’d recommend a primer underneath.

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