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MAC Studio Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation
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MAC Studio Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation


4.3 out of 5 stars
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  • 2 Stars4%
  • 1 Star2%
4.33 / 5 based on 389 Reviews

Product Description

M A C Studio Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation. Introducing an innovative foundation that delivers colour in an ultra-fluid, elastic gel- serum formula. With a virtually weightless feel, this formula is extraordinarily comfortable, lasting for hours. With stay-true colour and sheer medium buildable coverage, it softly blurs imperfections such as pores and fine lines, while also controlling oil. The addition of Moisture-Fusion Complex provides immediate and all-day hydration, leaving skin feeling quenched and silky to the touch. The unique dropper provides you with a drop of perfection. see more...

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MAC Studio Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation
MAC Studio Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation
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Sheena A.
Cadiz, KY
101 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: NC15 more...
I so wanted to love this Foundation! But I am pretty disappointed. The application is awful! I tried with a beauty blender the first time and then a brush. It does not blend well at all. I don’t know if it is because it takes a while to dry. The build-ability is bad as well. Minimal coverage. And doesn’t last throughout the day!

I have combination skin. Oily at my T zone but dry at my cheeks and around chin area. If you have dry areas don’t buy this. It cakes to the dry skin. It also sets in the creases. Just a disappointment!
Nora C.
Madison, WI
38 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: NC15 more...
This isn't full coverage at all... I had high hopes for this since it is on the expensive side of things but honestly this stuff is terrible. The smell is not very nice and since the smell sticks around all day it makes it even worse. The formula feels oily to the touch but is actually drying to the skin. I don't understand the purpose of a dropper since it is basically just tan colored water! I have loved mac for a long time but this is defiantly not the mac quality I expect 
Lindsey W.
Dublin, OH
1 review
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 🙅
Anna S.
169 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: NC15 more...
This works for me sometimes. I can get this foundation to work for me when I apply it with the perfect primer and only if I apply it using a sponge. If I apply it with a brush, my face is SO shiny right off the bat. Even with a sponge, it gets shiny pretty early in the day. On the plus side, it doesn't break up or cling to my skin. If I can find a way to keep it from looking so shiny, I think it could potentially be a good lightweight foundation but there are so many other foundations that work for me without making my face look shiny.
Valerie M.
334 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Other more...
This is a light to medium, buildable foundation that can give a seriously dewy look. For me, building it to medium coverage just isn't an option as I feel it's too slick on my face. Its not necessarily greasy, but it is a "wetter" more moisturizing foundation that does not dry down. If you have oily skin, I would say this is probably not for you. But if you have normal to dry skin, and want a lightweight, fresh, thin consistency thatll give you a quick glow, definitely try this 😊
Diane K.
Arlington Heights
20 reviews
This is the only foundation I have used for years. It is light but still covers like a pro. The best part is that there is already spf 30 in it so no need to add more. Love everything from MAC but this is my number one.
Seny T.
Kernersville, NC
154 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: NC40 more...
I really like this make up! I gave it a try because my skin is so dry and it’s a hydrating lightweight make up! Overall I give good medium coverage, color matches well! It’s very buildable! I would definitely purchase again.
Kat 💙.
North Andover, MA
42 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
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I’ve used many other brands for foundation but this is hands down the best one. It provides great coverage, it’s not heavy or oily, and blends in só well with my skin. I recommend this foundation to anyone.
Brittnie V.
129 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: NW15 more...
This foundation was not for me. I have oily/combo skin with redness and large pores so my oils would build on top of the foundation. It's a beautiful foundation though it just wasn't enough coverage for my my taste. I'm more of a full coverage gal, this foundation was more of a medium/light coverage that did not build whatsoever. It also has more of a dewy finish while I prefer a matte finish.
Abby B.
Petoskey, MI
26 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: NW15 more...
Very low coverage. Not very buildable at all. It made my skin look dry after applied but was still very dewy. I also think it made my face breakout which is a big no for me. I personally would not recommend or repurchase.
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 ?
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?
Shannon H.
62 reviews
Is this an all day foundation? Basically no touchup.
Tracy A.
Bristow , VA
37 reviews
How Does this foundation compare to the other mac foundations ?
Mara M.
Whitestone, NY
10 reviews
Is this good for people with an oily t zone? And how long does this last throughout the day? Thank you :-)

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