For a sheer veil of flawless coverage, the iconic M·A·C Studio Face & Body Foundation has always been a firm foundation favourite both backstage, on the red carpet and IRL. Lightweight in both texture and finish, the buildable formula boasts both comfort and hydration, and blends like a dream to give your complexion a satin-like glow.
In news just in, the skin-perfecting formula has had a makeover (and a fresh new name) is now available in an incredible 30 shades, with an option to suit every skin tone.
Meet M·A·C Studio Radiance Face & Body Radiant Sheer Foundation! Global Senior Artist Carol Mackie breaks down the famed formula:
THE TEXTURE: “Studio Radiance Face & Body Radiant Sheer Foundation is a foundation that you can’t live without once you have tried it,” explains Mackie. “It creates fabulous-looking, healthy skin on the face and is magical to use on the body, too! It smooths and perfects legs, giving them an almost airbrushed-like finish and can quickly change the colour of the skin for a sun-kissed tanned look. Think about it like sheer stockings for the face and body - you can’t see them but everything looks so much better once they’re on.”
THE FINISH: “You’ll get a natural, satin finish, that is both creamy and fresh - youthful is the first word that springs to mind,” says Mackie. “It is a low-to-medium coverage, buildable foundation that creates a healthy and glowy, your-skin-but-better finish. It is great for all skin types, including sensitive, but is particularly great on dry or mature skin types as it adds instant hydration, too.”
THE APPLICATION PROCESS: “Apply a small amount of foundation, massaging into the face or body with hands and then warm a small amount of product (approximately the size of a five-cent piece) between the palms of your hand until it thickens, then press over the top to areas that require more coverage,” explains Mackie. “You can also use a 170 Synthetic Rounded Slant Brush starting at the centre of the face and blending outwards, and down onto the neck and body. The brush makes application super-fast and product can be built up by tapping product to create more coverage.”
THE SHADE RANGE: “I can’t tell you how excited I am about the new and improved Studio Radiance Face & Body Radiant Sheer Foundation,” says Mackie. “I’ve been using this foundation since I began my career with M·A·C 20 years ago, and it has been the one foundation that never leaves my kit and that I always use backstage! Having more shades to play with just makes my job even easier!”