Rated 4.01 out of 5 stars
I never tried the original face and body. Honestly, I was never interested in this foundation until I started watching Miss Megan Robinson on tik tok. Seriously you NEED to follow her!! I generally have oily skin. It's been a lot more calm, and a lot less oily after I got rid of all the actives, and JUST started washing, toning, and using AN OIL (I know right, but it's true, oil loves oil, using an oil will keep your skin from producing a lot of oil) I can now wear this foundation confidently, and it is BEAUTIFUL!! It's friction activated so I suggest applying with fingers and rubbing it in so you can start to feel the "gripping and thickening" action that happens with this foundation(which is the best most fun part for me). The coverage is obviously light but it looks like perfected skin. Only the best things are peeking through. Everything blends nicely on top, and I mean EVERYTHING, from all different brands. It wears great too and looks even better as the day goes on. Its softly radiant and skin like if you powder (which I still do) and if you don't you'll look like a freshly hot glazed donut (some people like that, some people don't) I get the hype of this foundation and dare I say it's made it into my top 5 line up!!?? Coming from an oily girl that is shocking. If you're wondering, I use the Danessa Myricks yummy skin balm in translucent as a primer, this foundation, all my other creams and liquids, and I set with Mac studio fix powder and one size setting spray. PERFECTED NATURAL RADIANT SKIN
The reformulation of this product is horrific and glaringly obvious, I'm not sure why MAC is denying it. I used N1 in the original. It was just a touch too dark so I tried N0 when I purchased the new radiance version. N0 is far too yellow.
The original foundation was meant to be applied with the hands. It would get tacky as you rubbed the product between your fingers and then you would press the foundation into the skin. It had a natural satin finish that was transfer-proof, water-proof, beautiful, buildable coverage, and skin-like. It was also unmatched, no other foundation could achieve what Face and Body could do. It was exquisite on imperfect textured skin but still lightweight, and not drying but didn't need to be powdered.
The new formula is so far from the original I'm actually confused as to why it wasn't marketed as something else entirely. It cannot be applied with the hands, emolliating the product to make the formula tacky causes it to separate. The finish is outright greasy. It transfers EVERYWHERE. It looks horrible, feels heavy, and simultaneously sheer and streaky.
Awful! I took this on a quick trip thinking it was my tried-and-true and instead felt humiliated at how my own face looked. I'd rather wear NO makeup.
So disappointing that such a legendary product has been sneakily replaced. Obviously I'll find another brand to use.
Kayle from ND
This for me provides a nice lite coverage. My face looks glowy. I love this stuff. It blends very well.
IJB from Georgia
I LOVE this makeup!!! I ordered from MAC online, the Studio Radiance Face and Body Sheer Foundation in the shade C6 and the product is amazing!! The shade blends effortlessly with my skin tone, the makeup gives a soft, natural glow on my face, and the texture is so weightless I hardly feel as if I'm wearing any makeup at all!! I will reorder for sure!!!
ZairaA from California
This is THE BEST foundation I have tried that's more on the high end side. I have oily skin but when I apply this product in a thin layer with a bit of powdering to set it, it looks like my natural skin. The skin peeks through nicely. Super natural. I loved it so much I bought a backup.
S. W. from Jackson, MS
This new formula is way too glowy, it makes my skin look oily, and I have to set it with powder. I love the satin finish formula way better, because it made my skin look healthy and better without the makeup look, natural finish, and I NEVER had to set it with powder. Please change it back to the satin finish formula or have both options available. I am very disappointed. Now I'm looking for a new foundation after wearing this one for years.
Mac lover from Kent, wa.
I love this foundation. I am 59 with no wrinkles and perfect skin. Yeah I Know…
This is my go to foundation for everyday. Evens out skin tone and keeps my makeup dewy.
Bri from Oakland
I love this product so much. I use the c5 shade and it's been my go to since it came out. I have sensitive skin and sad to say all the other Mac foundations break me out, but this one has been my go to. It's very light weight and last all day. Why is the stores no longer carrying it? Please tell me you're not going to discontinue this. Everytime Mac comes out with something similar it's never like the original. Please don't selling this one or I will be heartbroken lol.
Dry skin makeup lover from Florida
I have very sensitive dry skin. Most foundations make me itch and/or make my skin look flakey. This foundation doesn't give me a reaction and looks so natural and moisturizing
Andrea from Chicago
I absolutely love and adore this foundation. It's been my go-to for 10 years… until you reformulated it. Since then, none of the colors match the old ones and even worse, 2 of the same color in the new formulation don't even match. How am I supposed to buy foundation that has a different color each time I buy a bottle? The consistency is the the same either - one batch is runny and one is thicker. I shouldn't have to custom mix my foundation because you can't produce them with consistency.
Miss AMJ from CO
I love how light and sheer this foundation is. It gives me great coverage, but doesn't feel heavy. I like a natural look, and this foundation evens my skin tone without looking like I have a lot of make up caked on my face. I bought it with help from a MAC consultant in store, which helped me get the perfect shade.
C@riv from California
It makes my skin looks like there is not makeup! Look very natural and glowy on your skin.
KT from Pa
I have super dry flaky skin and this foundation with the HYPER REAL SERUMIZER™ SKIN BALANCING HYDRATION SERUM keeps my skin hydrated throughout the day
Brittany from Sac
Love this product
Gina from CA
The absolute best for my face. I've wasted so much money on other foundations from major retailers to small "clean" beauty brands and this is the best. Hides the dry patches around my nose and the redness on my cheeks. I use a brush to apply which takes seconds. So non fussy and plays well with the MAC Glow Play blush topped off with MAC mineralized powder.
Pretty P from New York
Since Mac discontinued Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation. I was long for something water-based that could act an a replacement. I ordered this and that was a big mistake. My entire face broke out so badly after using it for 1 week. I haven't had a breakout like this since I was a teenager. I am currently trying to heal my skin. This is terrible and I regret buying this and using it. Please bring back Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation. Someone gifted me the new pen, but it still isn't the same as the original Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation. The chemist at Mac should know adding even 1-2 new ingredients can change the formula. Please bring back the original.
katec23 from Boston, ma
I have used this foundation almost every day for two years. I recommend it to everyone. The finish is skin like and beautiful, the cornerstone of a "no makeup look". I've noticed that every shade is on sale, if this means that MAC is discontinuing this product-- I simply have to say that this is the opposite of what we (the consumer) want. The last couple years on the internet have been about "embracing" the natural, so I have no idea why this product would be discontinued and replaced by the new serum foundation that obviously has more coverage. If my prediction is correct, I'm begging you not to do that, it's not 2016 anymore.
Kate from PA
I had to give it 1 star because it contains fragrance. I can't even use it because I have sensitive skin and a fragrance allergy. Fragrance is so unnecessary in products. It doesn't add any benefit. I developed a fragrance allergy in my 30s from using products with fragrance for 20 years
Bsjr from Middle Tennessee
This doesn't settle in wrinkles like a lot of foundation. It is a bit hard to use to start with but once you figure it out it's very nice. Good for older and younger skin. I'm 64 and it's the best I've ever used.
Spicy Sunrise from Mpls
I love foundations. This formula is honestly my fav. It's sheer but buildable. It wears really nice throughout the day. And if it rubs off it doesn't get patchy. It just kinda disappears which I prefer. It does this really cool thing when you apply it where you can feel it start to set. Unlike anything else I've tried. It has a dew on my normal skin but not a shine or sparkle.
Suzy from Puyallup, WA
This foundation is perfect for evening out skin tone without making it look like you painted your make up on. I really love pairing it with cream contour and cream blush, and then just setting it with a setting spray- it gives a gorgeous dewy finish. You can set it with powder to make it a little more long lasting too. I always try to catch it on sale. I think having a gorgeous light coverage foundation like this is perfect for an interview, meeting someone new, or embracing your natural beauty! Its made me feel so much more confident in my own skin.
from La Quinta, CA
The origin to my villain story. I listened to an ULTA employee, first foundation for my high school homecoming. Three days later I broke out, having clear skin all my life. Ever since, it never stopped. I had to go on meds to cure my acne. Don't use.
Nina from Lakeville, MN
I used to use the old face and body without the radiance and always loved it so im not surprised I love the new version especially because I like more of a sheen/glow to my skin. This is a very sheer coverage foundation but is buildable if you want a little more coverage. Also I can apply this over my skincare without it pilling!
Jazz from GA
LeAnna from KS
I absolutely love this foundation! It is very light, and if you want something that's very easy and very quick, but provides a little bit of coverage, this is the foundation for you!
tylerdee from marietta georgia
this is the best foundation i have ever used, and now i think it's being discontinued?….. i have recommended this to so many people. please don't get rid of it.
SA from Nj
I use this foundation at work. It feels like I have nothing on, and gives me clean and glow look. It's more for daily use.