MAC Face and Body Foundation C4 Review, Swatch, FOTD

Posted on Mar 21 2014 - 10:00am by poonam

MAC Face and Body foundation- C4 Review

Hey Gurllzz,

Its time to finally talk about first in-store MAC purchase. The MUA put it with a synthetic foundation brush, just few swipes around my face and she was done, no blending nothing. I was dubious she must be in a hurry but there was nobody in the store, I also checked in mirror and I couldn’t see any streak just a beautiful glowing skin. I couldn’t hold myself from this magical liquid, so today I’m reviewing my favourite MAC Face and Body foundation.

MAC Face&Body Foundation

Product Claims: A comfortable, lightweight fluid foundation with a unique blend of emollients that delivers low-to-medium buildable coverage and a natural satin finish. Moisturizing, long-wearing formula glides onto face and body providing stay-true colour.

Ingredients:-MAC Face and Body Foundation C4 Ingredients

Price:- Rs.1700 for 50ml  (Available in 120ml as well)

Shelf Life:- 3 years from the Mfg date.

Packaging:- The foundation comes in a cute translucent beige plastic bottle with a nozzle on the top and a black screw cap. The bottle can be squeezed to dispense the amount required and nozzle helps in controlling the flow but be careful as you can not make the liquid back into the bottle, though I didn’t faced much issues with it. Take a little amount at a time and dispense more as required. The packaging is fairly easy to use and travel with but if you do not pay attention to lock the cap tightly, the foundation might leak.

My experience with MAC Face and Body foundation- C4:- 

MAC Face and Body C4 Foundation Review

Texture: The texture of the foundation is runny, runnier than most of the liquid foundations available. It feels like it is water-based rather than cream-based due to its light, runny consistency but that eases the application part. It just melts into the skin without any blending or buffing pain. The texture is smooth that I can get a it applied with fingers as well.

Pigmenation: It adjusts with skin tone extremely well as it has enough warmth to blend completely in the skin. It provides easiest application and I don’t need to worry about tricky blending thing. I am NC 40 and this C4 looks a tad warmer on me but I got it as I have darker forehead region.. I am eyeing C3 for winters and will use a mix of both for my perfect match.

Coverage: The coverage is light owing to its thin formula. It goes sheer and won’t be able to cover redness or any acne marks, so I would suggest wearing a concealer beneath for covering the problem areas. Though, it can be improved by building it up in thin layers as the formula aids and it doesn’t feel heavy or looks cakey. Let the first layer set and apply another thin one for more coverage. If you are looking for heavy coverage choose a different foundation.

MAC Face and Body Foundation C4 Swatch

Finish: Coming to the best part of this foundation its luminous finish. If u consider it as radiant dewy that will be an under statement as it is highly GLOSSY on me! It makes me glow like I have implanted some 100 watt bulbs underneath my skin. I don’t require any illuminator or highlighter with this. The finish is best suited for winters especially on dry skin which turns dull n life less due to dryness. I am always on the lookout for dewy finish foundations but this one has bowled me over with its impact.

Oily skinned girls may find the shine a bit too much to handle, on the edge of looking shiny but a light veil of powder will help control the shine but not compromise on the radiance

Staying: The foundation stays intact with least transfer till 7-8 hours one me and to improve the stay further, I set it with loose powder. It tends to get a little shiny (on my T-Zone) by end of day as I don’t wear any primer beneath but it can be easily taken care by blotting or a little powder.

It can be applied with flat Top kabuki brush or even fingers. Nothing comes in its way as it blends like a dream. Immediate after application it feels a little sticky but that touch fades out pretty quick within next hour. It doesn’t have any SPF so no white skin in flashes and it photographs amazingly well.
It makes my skin look awesome in pictures. I am going to use it more and more in FOTD from now on.. 😉

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Pros of MAC Face and Body foundation- C4:-

  1. Runny Consistency
  2. Light weight formula
  3. Feels moisturizing on dry skin
  4. Blends magically
  5. Can be applied with fingers as well
  6. Luminous glow to skin
  7. Natural finish
  8. Transfers only meagerly
  9. Doesn’t slip or melt
  10. Makes a great daily wear foundation
  11. Great for no makeup looks
  12. Wide shade range to pick the perfect match

Cons of MAC Face and Body foundation- C4:-

  1. Pricey but even Bourjois one costs 1450 so for MAC it is forgiving
  2. Low on coverage, light – medium

Recommendation:- MAC Face and Body foundation is a light coverage everyday foundation for normal to dry skin. It is a liquid foundation with runny texture which feels extremely light weight on skin. My skin looks natural, healthy and refreshingly fresh like a blooming flower. I just love the way it feels on my skin. It is almost undetectable on face, like I have nothing on and still faking a healthy skin glow ;). It creates an illusion of my Skin but Better, my skin feels happy and enlightened. ;). It took me so long to pick up this but no matter how many foundations come n go this will be there in my makeup bag forever. It looks great both in person and photographs. Best ever foundation, must have for dry skinned lasses, Highly recommended!

If you have fairly clear  skin or don’t mind using a concealer for covering the imperfections, this foundation can work as a polisher for your skin, adding the much need charm and glow to it.

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Rating:-4.8 /5

Have you tried MAC Face and Body foundation? Which is your favourite Foundation for Summers/Winters?

36 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Preeti KaurMarch 21, 2014 at 3:21 PM - Reply

    OMG! Your skin is glowing. I wish I could use this foundation but I cant because I need at least minimum coverage from my foundation *sigh*

    • poonamMarch 27, 2014 at 1:26 AM - Reply

      Thannkk uu Preetii.. 🙂 sadly it isnt the best choice for u.. but yes if you dont mind covering with concealer.. give it a shot!! 🙂

  2. Natasha (Nats)March 21, 2014 at 3:33 PM - Reply

    great review Poo.. m in no mood to buy MAC yet,, may b in future 😀

    • poonamMarch 23, 2014 at 4:09 PM - Reply

      Thank u Natss.. 😀 :D… hehehe.. I am always in mood to buy if pocket allows.. 😉

  3. HarineMarch 21, 2014 at 4:32 PM - Reply

    Wow, it truly does make yr skin look glowing.. Amazing product & review Poo..

    • poonamMarch 23, 2014 at 4:10 PM - Reply

      Yess it does Harine… refer to the sunlight pic.. it is so glossy!! 😀

  4. laksMarch 21, 2014 at 5:12 PM - Reply

    Heard a lot about MAC foundation. You are looking stunning. Loved your eyes 😀

    • poonamMarch 27, 2014 at 1:27 AM - Reply

      yess.. till date i did too.. but now I experienced.. 😀 :D.. thanks sweets.. 🙂

  5. Lisha@HeartBowsMakeupMarch 21, 2014 at 5:36 PM - Reply

    Was this the one you were wearing at the event? Cuz it looked absolutely smashing on u!

    • poonamMarch 27, 2014 at 1:28 AM - Reply

      woo.. u r an observer.. 😉 .. yes this was it 😀 :D.. thanks sweets.. <3

  6. ArzooMarch 21, 2014 at 5:45 PM - Reply

    I always always love your detailed reviews, this helps a lot readers to choose out on a product wisely, this foundi looks awesome on you and my current favorite foundi is Inglot ysm one, it looks good on me.

    • poonamMarch 27, 2014 at 1:42 AM - Reply

      Thnk u thnk u thank u swetiee.. <3
      INGLOT YSM looks nice too.. will be buying next.. 😀 :D..

  7. SamarMarch 21, 2014 at 7:27 PM - Reply

    Fantastic review Poo. You explained everything so well…that my all doubts are cleared about this product. It looks lovely on you!
    I truly and deeply love MAC and will give this a shot.


    • poonamMarch 27, 2014 at 1:41 AM - Reply

      Thankss alottt Samar.. <3 u shud try it!!:)


  8. HeenaMarch 21, 2014 at 11:03 PM - Reply

    You Are Glowing So Much With This Foundi!!
    This Definitely Justifies Its Price Tag!

    • poonamMarch 27, 2014 at 1:39 AM - Reply

      Thanks Heena.. yess it is like a light diffuser for me.. 😀
      total value for money!!

  9. MayuriMarch 22, 2014 at 12:39 AM - Reply

    I have this and I love it although I have oily skin.. It gives such a dewy finish .. lovely review dear.. you look beautiful <3

    • poonamMarch 27, 2014 at 1:40 AM - Reply

      woooww.. thats great dear., its finish is unbeatable.. <3
      thankss sweetiee.. 🙂

  10. SrinjlaMarch 22, 2014 at 9:16 AM - Reply

    love…love your detailed review and pics.
    This is one of my favorite foundation 🙂

    • poonamMarch 27, 2014 at 1:29 AM - Reply

      Thanks a lott Sri.. it became my fav too.. 🙂

  11. pragyaMarch 22, 2014 at 11:21 AM - Reply

    wao that was one of the best reviews babes.. i remember you told me about this one!! my nest purchase of foundation is really long time as I just bought studio Fix one and havent used it more than 4 times maybe.. but will check this out soon!! 😀

    • poonamMarch 27, 2014 at 1:37 AM - Reply

      ^_^ ^_^.. u made me blush.. thankss atonn!!
      studio fix is pretty nice.. but FnB worked best for me.. 😀

      u mst gv it a shot.. 😀

  12. Lavanya T RMarch 22, 2014 at 2:02 PM - Reply

    This looks really good on you dear..nice review!

    • poonamMarch 27, 2014 at 1:31 AM - Reply

      thankss dear.. 🙂

  13. Richa SaxenaMarch 22, 2014 at 3:40 PM - Reply

    I have heard so much about this one…This & the MAC Match master foundation are actually my next planned purchases @ MAC…WOuld love to give this one a try! And I loved your makeup..Simply rocking 🙂

    • poonamMarch 27, 2014 at 1:33 AM - Reply

      Both are quite different.. for coverage Matchmaster is best!!
      looking fwd wat u will be grabbing next.. 😉

  14. ManasiMarch 23, 2014 at 1:57 PM - Reply

    looks so nice on you dear….I mean you are glowing!!

    • poonamMarch 23, 2014 at 4:32 PM - Reply

      Yeaahh it imparts a significant glow!! 😀

  15. ShreyaMarch 25, 2014 at 1:37 PM - Reply

    Omgsh you look like a doll . I really enjoyed reading this review. Love your honest reviews dear.
    Kisses :*

    • poonamMarch 26, 2014 at 11:58 PM - Reply

      Thank u so much sweets for ur beautiful comment!!

      **Hugs & kissses**

  16. pariMarch 27, 2014 at 4:33 PM - Reply

    hey fantastic post ..i too want to buy this..Currently am using Clinique super balanced even that’s awesome.But this one is needed badly..

  17. MakeupmirrornmeMarch 27, 2014 at 6:19 PM - Reply

    Heard so much good about this… I have MUFE face and body which is similar to this. One it gets finished I wud get this one.. You are awesome in pic..
    Lovely review

  18. krithiMarch 27, 2014 at 9:52 PM - Reply

    wow u look so bful
    much awaited review Poo
    not sure it wud suit oily skin 🙁

    • poonamJanuary 2, 2015 at 8:27 PM - Reply

      Thanks a lott Krithi.. This foundation works like magic on dry skin but for oily skin it is best suite in winters !! 🙂

  19. Amisha AhujaApril 1, 2014 at 1:47 PM - Reply

    Seems like a really nice product.. but sadly not for I need at least medium coverage with ongoing acne break out.. 🙁
    You look really lovely with this, its really illuminating your skin from deep inside..
    Anyways, what lipcolor r you wearing in the FOTD?
    Look so natural, but lovely at the same time..

    • poonamApril 1, 2014 at 11:03 PM - Reply

      Ohh.. than this is not for u dear.. bcz coverage is almost nil..
      Thanks u so much sweets.. its Loreal color Riche Tender pink.. <3

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