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Studio Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation

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Studio Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation

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Color:NW13 (fair beige w/ light rosy undertone for light skin)

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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.

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Apply to face using a sponge or foundation brush, then blend with fingers, sponge, or brush.
Octinoxate 5.0%, Titanium Dioxide 3.1%, Zinc Oxide 2.1% Water / Aqua / Eau, Methyl Trimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Silica, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Dimethicone, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone Silylate, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Glycerin, Polysilicone-11, Citrullus Vulgaris (Watermelon) Fruit Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lecithin, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Lens Esculenta (Lentil) Fruit Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Protein, Litchi Chinensis Seed Extract, Laminaria Saccharina Extract, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Methicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Sodium PCA, Sodium Lactate, Thermus Thermophillus Ferment, Triethyl Citrate, Laureth-7, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Xanthan Gum, Dimethicone / PEG-10 / 15 Crosspolymer, Sodium Chloride, Dextrin, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Polyglutamic Acid, Zinc Stearate, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Dehydroacetate. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499).

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MACStudio Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation
 
4.0

(based on 56 reviews)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (39)
  • Lightweight (39)
  • Blends well (35)
  • Goes on smoothly (33)
  • Long-lasting (24)

Cons

  • Poor coverage (8)
  • Pricey / poor value (6)
  • Doesn't stay on (5)
  • Causes breakouts (4)
  • Too greasy (4)

Best Uses

  • Light to medium coverage (41)
  • Normal skin (16)
  • Dry skin (14)
  • Mature skin (7)
  • Acne-prone or oily skin (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (26), Budget shopper (14)

Reviewed by 56 customers

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5.0

First time MAC user

By Shulergal78

from Granger

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Good Pigmentation
  • Lightweight
  • Long-Lasting
  • Noncomodegenic

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Full Coverage
    • Light To Medium Coverage

    Comments about MAC Studio Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation:

    I bought this after a Ulta MAC consultant helped me find a summer foundation. I have two problem spots on my face, a sun spot on my cheek and one red acne mark...this product covered both areas! Plus it felt light on my skin and did not transfer! I will definitely continue to use the foundation.

     
    4.0

    LOVE THE FOUNDATION, HATE THE APPLICATOR

    By Kk

    from USA

    Comments about MAC Studio Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation:

    The foundation is amazing but it is very annoying to use the applicator. I wish there was a pump. It gets messy very easily.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Worst foundation Ive ever used

    By Sheena

    from Pace, FL

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Doesn't Stay On
    • Poor Coverage
    • Too Greasy

    Best Uses

      Comments about MAC Studio Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation:

      I was matched instore and the girl did a great job color matching. The product itself is terrible, literally the worst Ive ever used! It never sets & stays wet, moves around. If you apply setting power, it looks like cake batter. Its hard to describe but it just lays on top of your skin and creases everywhere. Ive never taken anything back to ULTA in my life and I am seriously considering it because I dont even want to keep this as a backup.

       
      5.0

      Looks very natural

      By luv2golf

      from Naples, FL

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Blends Well
      • Easy To Apply
      • Goes On Smoothly
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dry Skin
        • Light To Medium Coverage

        Comments about MAC Studio Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation:

        I like a lighter coverage foundation and this fits the bill. Was using MAC Mineralize foundation and like the look and feel of this better. Looks very natural and goes on beautifully. Thanks to the Ulta technician, I found I was using the wrong color that another dept. store sold me.

         
        5.0

        Perfect foundation

        By nguyct03

        from Fort Wayne, IN

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Combination skin
          • Light To Medium Coverage

          Comments about MAC Studio Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation:

          Great product. I will never go back to my old foundations. The mineralizing preased powder works well with this product

           
          5.0

          Great lightweight foundation

          By jenna

          from columbus, oh

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Good Pigmentation
          • Lightweight
          • Long-Lasting

          Cons

          • Too Greasy

          Best Uses

          • Light To Medium Coverage

          Comments about MAC Studio Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation:

          I love this foundation! I was using the Mac Studio Fix, which I loved as well, but was looking for something a bit lighter for the summer and the waterweight is perfect. I love that the Mac products have SPF, too. This goes on very easily, you only need a little bit, blends well, and I don't feel cakey. Would definitely recommend if you're looking for a lightweight foundation.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          So far I love it!

          By Andrea Lynn

          from Tampa FL

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Pros

          • Blends Well
          • Easy To Apply
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Lightweight
          • Long-Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Light To Medium Coverage

            Comments about MAC Studio Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation:

            I've been using the It cosmetics "your skin but better" foundation for months and it was SO heavy and greasy on my face. I needed a change. The girl at Ulta (citrus park store in Tampa) was SO helpful and pointed me to this MAC foundation. In one day I saw a HUGE difference in how well my makeup stayed on throughout the day. I love how lightweight it feels and how easily it blended. It's watery and a little messy in the bottle but totally worth it for the product and how great I felt. It was my first MAC purchase and I am pretty happy!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            RETURNING ASAP

            By Dayna

            from State College, PA

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Breaks Up On Skin
            • Cakey
            • Doesn't Stay On

            Best Uses

            • Light To Medium Coverage

            Comments about MAC Studio Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation:

            I have very fair skin and my skin is also VERY dry. It just broke up on my face, looks super cake and it didn't match very well. I will stick to my smashbox foundation even if I have to mix in a white foundation. I do not like this at all.

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            LOVE this product!

            By MJ

            from New Brunswick NJ

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Pros

            • Blends Well
            • Easy To Apply
            • Goes On Smoothly
            • Good Pigmentation
            • Lightweight
            • Matte Finish

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Dry Skin
              • Light To Medium Coverage
              • Mature Skin

              Comments about MAC Studio Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation:

              This product is so worth the money! Its a build-able foundation, so it goes on light at first but once I put on another layer, it looked great! It appears light and never cakey. Great for a mature complexion, like mine. I will buy again & again,

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Just finished a bottle

              By MrsBaker

              from Ohio

              Comments about MAC Studio Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation:

              I have no complaints about the formula for this foundation at all. It took me a year (I don't wear it every single day) but I just finished an entire bottle of this recently and decided to try the Mineralize Moisture foundation next in the same shade.

              If you've ever tried that one, this is similar but thinner and a little more sheer. It also has more SPF than Mineralize Moisture although it def does not feel like a sunscreen. Good for dry / normal skin and I like the dropper. It's easier to control how much you use.

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              • Q:

                Looking to see what color of this foundation I would need if I have been wearingthe It's your skin but better in Medium and that is a tad dark but the light is to light.
                Asked on 5/18/2018 by Linda from Lacrosse wi

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Our best guess for a comparable MAC Studio Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation shade is NW25 (a medium-light beige with pink undertones), select NW22 (beige with neutral undertone for light to medium skin) for a shade that's a bit lighter.

                  Answered on 5/18/2018 by Brand Expert from MAC
              • Q:

                I use Super Stay in Natural Beige... which shade should I go for?
                Asked on 5/1/2018 by Megan from Boston, MA

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  MAC Studio Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation in NW22 (beige with neutral undertone for light to medium skin) is our best guess for a comparable shade. MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural pressed powder in Medium is perfect for setting and touching up with.

                  Answered on 5/1/2018 by Brand Expert from MAC
              • Q:

                I currently wear Cover FX foundation in shade N20. What shade would you recommend in Mac Waterweight Foundation? I am light to medium skin tone with neutral undertones with dark brunette hair and brown eyes, if this helps!

                Thanks!
                Asked on 4/26/2018 by L from Midwest

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Our best guess for a comparable shade is MAC Studio Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation in NC20 (a light neutral beige with yellow undertones), set with MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light Plus for a smooth, flawless finish.

                  Answered on 4/27/2018 by Brand Expert from MAC
              • Q:

                I currently wear Cover FX in shade N20. What shade would be comparable in this foundation? My store doesn't have this available yet ��. Thanks!
                Asked on 4/25/2018 by lolo from Central, IL

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Try NW18 MAC Studio Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation, Lolo!

                  Answered on 4/25/2018 by Brand Expert from MAC
              • Q:

                Does it flashback ?
                Asked on 4/25/2018 by Sand from El Monte CAN

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  You may experience some flashback with MAC Studio Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation when using a flash while taking photos in dark areas from the higher SPF in this formula. Having an additional light source that faces you will help to minimize the occurrence. If having a professional photographer taking photos their equipment usually compensates and it's not an issue.

                  Answered on 4/25/2018 by Brand Expert from MAC
              • Q:

                Hello I use it cosmetics in light and light neutral in tarte shape tape foundation. I have a light to medium complex (winter/summer) with pink and yellow undertones. Which said would best suit me in Mac lightweight spf 30? Thank you
                Asked on 4/23/2018 by Michelle from Columbus Ohio

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  We're glad to help, Michelle! We suggest NC25 as your colour in MAC Studio Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation based on your current shade and formula.

                  Answered on 4/24/2018 by Brand Expert from MAC
              • Q:

                What color is the closest match to Too Faced Born This Way foundation in Light Beige.
                Asked on 4/19/2018 by Alex from Saginaw, MI

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Take a look at NC25 or if that looks a tad light, try NC30, Alex.

                  Answered on 4/19/2018 by Brand Expert from MAC
              • Q:

                what shade should I get, I wear urban decay naked 4.0, thank you!
                Asked on 4/16/2018 by MD411 from undisclosed

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  We recommend NC25 as your shade in MAC Studio Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation for a perfect match.

                  Answered on 4/17/2018 by Brand Expert from MAC
              • Q:

                Is this product non comedogenic?
                Asked on 4/7/2018 by Bella from US

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hi Bella! MAC uses the term "non-acnegenic." If a product is non-acnegenic, it has undergone clinical testing by a board certified dermatologist and was determined not to increase the number of or worsen acne lesions.

                  MAC Studio Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation is non-acnegenic.

                  Answered on 4/7/2018 by Brand Expert from MAC
              • Q:

                Is this product waterproof?
                Asked on 4/7/2018 by Bella from US

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  MAC Studio Waterweight SPF 30 Foundation is not waterproof, but is a long wearing formula.

                  Answered on 4/7/2018 by Brand Expert from MAC
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