MAC Studio Waterweight Foundation

Today I want to share my first impressions about brand new MAC Studio Waterweight Foundation with you. Luckly it gonna be a permanent product.

I saw it several times during last Milan Fashion Week backstages but I couldn’t share the news with you since products are meant to be tested during fashion shows and they may be prototypes with a not final packaging yet.

I’ve been lucky enough to test it a couple of times since the lovely mua Maria gave me a sample of it in the moment it hit stores.


MAC Studio Waterweight Foundation


So, some thoughts about MAC Studio Waterweight Foundation. It is supposed to be super lightweight, providing a satin luminous finish and a natural, skin-like look.

It comes in a cute glass bottle with a dropper. Think about Giorgio Armani’s Maestro: at first sight they may look really similar. In fact, they’re not dupes at all. Indeed, Giorgio Armani’s Maestro feels like a dry oil; it gives a velvety finish and it balances oily areas. On very dry skins it may enhance flaky areas. On my slightly combination, more normal to dry skin it looks very lovely, especially during winter.

MAC Studio Waterweight Foundation is liquid as well but with a completely different texture. It feels lighter with less silicones, and more gel-like. Its texture is really weightlessy and watery, even more than MAC Face and Body. Compared with that one, MAC Studio Waterweight Foundation is a lot less sticky and has a lot more coverage.

I’d say it is a watery skin tint, since the inspiration comes from the latest Korean beauty trend. The coverage is buildable: it looks extremely natural, like if you’re wearing nothing at all, but you can build coverage from light to medium. It’s not waterproof but it lasted well after a long, sweating day. It looks amazingly perfect, giving you a completely flawless skin, if you wear a primer underneath: a luminous radiant primer if you have dry skin, a matte, blurring one if you’re more prone to combination skin. I’d say it is perfect for dry, normal and combination skins. If you’re particularly oily, consider wearing an oil-control primer and a blotting powder to achieve a lovely result.

A nice plus: MAC Studio Waterweight Foundation has SPF30.

As for colour range, MAC Studio Waterweight Foundation has a good one. Shades start from NW13/NC15 until NW/NC50. You know that MAC shades are all different for each kind of foundation. For this one, NW15 is lighter than Studio Fix Fluid and a tad darker than Prolongwear Waterproof Nourishing. Furthermore the shades are a lot more neutral: NC is not particularly yellow but more neutral-warm yellow and NW is not orange nor too cool pink. I have peach undertones and I can wear both. For reference, I’m Giorgio Armani 2, Bourjois 51, Burberry Porcelain.

Along with MAC Studio Waterweight Foundation there is a new brush 196: a flat, slanted shape with synthetic, short bristles which seems really intriguing!

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