M.A.C Cosmetics Studio Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation
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M.A.C Cosmetics Studio Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation


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4.29 / 5 based on 1,239 Reviews


A foundation that delivers colour in an ultra-fluid, thin, elastic gel-serum formula.


This hydrating formula contains a moisture fusion complex to immediately moisturize and feed the skin. Protects with SPF 30 and is perfect for all skin types. It offers all-day wear and sheer to medium coverage in stay-true colour.

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M.A.C Cosmetics Studio Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation
M.A.C Cosmetics Studio Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation
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Alicia B.
37 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: NW20 more...
This was my first ever foundation at 28 years old. I have tried others but still find myself going back to it. It has light/ medium coverage and it covers the red spots in my face enough that it evens out my face. The color is perfect for me and with setting powder it makes my skin look great. A little goes a long way and I’ve had it for almost a year and still have quite a bit. I don’t wear it everyday but I’ve never had an adverse reaction with my sensitive skin if I do wear it multiple days in a row. I also find that it wears fine and does good with a primer on my incredibly dry skin.
Allyson L.
Clifton Heights , PA
122 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
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My old roommate was a make up artist for MAC Cosmetics. I had told her I was looking for a new foundation after my skin changed from menopause. My skin was extra dry and I needed something lightweight. She brought this home for me and I actually really liked it. It was light and my skin didn’t look dry by the end of the day. It was also very affordable compared to other high end foundations.
Amista B.
New Lexington, OH
164 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
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For the first time in a while, I actually finished off an entire bottle of foundation! This is great for dry skin. It is a thin liquid formula that blends out like a dream. I prefer to apply it with a beauty blender but keep in mind you’ll get a fuller coverage look with a dense foundation brush when using this. If you’re looking for a hydrating light - medium coverage foundation this is the one for you! One bottle lasted me an entire year.
Erin C.
658 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Review for: NW15 more...
This is one of my favorite foundations for super natural days or my minimal makeup days. It really just looks like skin and I can still see my freckles through which I like. That being said it's a very light coverage so some people may not enjoy that. The only thing is I wish it came with a pump instead of a dropper because I find that it can get quite messy at times.
Jessica C.
15 reviews
This light weight foundation is part of my daily routine. As a mom of 2 I need products that blend quickly and effortlessly. Since working for dermatology I always look for products that are light weight and do not clog my pores. With buildable coverage I can go from day to evening in a flash. I love using my foundation brush or beauty blender when applying.
Lindsey W.
Columbus, OH
20 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: NW15 more...
I am a long time MAC lover and have tried several of their foundations. Unfortunately I didn’t love this one as much as I wanted to. The formula is very runny, coverage is medium, and the dropper is messy messy messy. This leaked all over my makeup bag on a 20 minute commute with the lid tight. I’m not giving up on MAC yet but this foundation is a no go 🙅
Cat H.
71 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: NC45 more...
I was not into how this wore at all. It was not good for my sensitive and dry skin. It felt too watery and didn’t have any coverage. Wasn’t a huge fan of the finish either. It’s also so thin you can’t tell if it’s a smooth and even application. It’s hard to use any tool to apply this but your hands and I’m not a huge fan of using my hands on my face.
Stephanie M.
Lakeland, FL
71 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I’ll start off by saying that this concealer doesn’t have a lot of coverage at all. What I use it for is for my no makeup makeup days. It’s prefect for us with dry under eyes, it covers just enough and looks so gorgeous. Like I’ve got absolutely no makeup on. It’s perfect for when you want to look put together and refreshed without looking like you have any makeup on. I use this with a brush as I don’t like the way it applies with a beauty blender. I don’t recommend trying to use a liquid or cream highlighter with this concealer. Once you apply a liquid highlight, the concealer starts to break up, which is a shame because I prefer liquid highlights for my no makeup makeup looks. Other than that, I find it to be long-wearing and it really does look lovely.
Kylie T.
Fayette, MO
51 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
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I feel conflicted about this. I love the way it goes on kind of soft and oily in a good way (think Josie Maran Foundation). It’s also kind of plumping which is good. However, the application is just a little spotty probably just because it’s not that full coverage. I’ve tried brushes and sponge and it doesn’t really make a difference. However, Im not too excited to try and build it up just because it dries so powdery and clings badly to dry skin, even when I moisturize well. I’m not sure if I should take it back or try to save it for summer and see if it’s better then.
Shantell M.
198 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: NC50 more...
As much as I shop at mac , I thought it would be an easy breeze to find a foundation in my shade, but everything was either too light or too dark and never truly blended with my skin. I am disappointed with the product, and even with a good amount of baking and setting spray, the foundation never stayed on for long.
Macey S.
1 review
I would like to try this foundation but I have been worried to try it as I like medium to full coverage, what would u say the coverage with this foundation is ?
Shannon H.
62 reviews
Is this an all day foundation? Basically no touchup.
Amy B.
Colorado Springs, CO
52 reviews
Is this product worth the money? I mean do you really get good coverage for the price or are you just paying for the brand?
Ivon G.
Hillsboro, OR
28 reviews
I've been looking for a foundation but I'm having a hard time finding my color and my skin is very oily and acne prone. I heard Mac helps you match is it actually true and do they do a good job at it and is this one good for me and my type of skin?
Heidi J.
25 reviews
I have a very oily type of skin, would this foundation work for any type of skin? Also does is wear out ?

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