Monday, 27 April 2015

In the Kit - MAC Face and Body Foundation

Every make-up artist is different, yes there are few things that the majority carry but everyone finds things that they use and use over and over again and never like to run out of. So one of the new things I'll be doing on Monday's is looking at something from my kit that I wouldn't be without be it make-up, skincare, the tools themselves or the weird little things that I carry around just in case (clear nail varnish, medical tape, Gaviscon to name but a few).

Foundations may come and go but MAC Face and Body is a kit staple for a lot of make-up artists. But why? Well, so many reasons. Foundation is expensive, it doesn't last forever and obviously you need more than one shade and Face and Body is still the most versatile foundation out there. And, as the name implies this works well not only on the face but all over the body should you need it to. If you need to tan up legs and arms on a shoot, then this is the foundation to go for.


There are a wide range of colours and they mix together well so you can match any skin-tone. You can make this either sheer or build it to be a fuller coverage and it will still look beautiful in photographs and real life. With this foundation the more you work it into the skin the better coverage it gives. And it now comes in two sizes 50ml and 120ml.

In my kit I have C1, C5 and C6, N2, and N5, N9. The C stands for cool so suits yellow, olive and golden skin tones. If you have redness a C tone will help to cancel this out. N stands for neutral so for more beige and pinkish toned skins. But you can mix any of these together to get the perfect colour you are looking for - which is what I do. 

What You Need to Know - MAC Face and Body foundation
  • 50ml for £21.50
  • 120ml for £28.50
  • C shades - C1, C2, C3, C4, C5 C6. 
  • N shades - N1, N2, N3, N5, N7, N9
  • Also available in white - useful to lighten any shade you have
  • Available in the UK from MAC, House of Fraser, Debenhams, John Lewis
  • Available in the US from MAC,
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