Saturday, 26 September 2015

First Impression: MAC Studio Waterweight Foundation

Hello Princesses!

Today I'm going to be talking about the MAC Studio Waterweight Foundations! I decided to do two First Impressions this week so I could fit this in because it's a new product, and really really interesting!
What Does It Do?
"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.

    Provides comfortable, all-day wear
    Provides instant and all-day hydration
    Controls oil
    Offers broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 30
    Provides stay-true colour
    Non-caking and streak-resistant
    For all skin types
    Dermatologist tested
    Oil-free" (1)
The sample packaging is so ridiculously cute, it's minuscule, full to the brim of foundation and smaller than my index finger.
The lightest warm toned/yellow toned/NC shade is NC15, which is not really that light. It's not quite the right shade for my skin, it's a little too dark and quite beige as opposed to yellow.
The formula of this foundation is amazing, it's so lightweight, easy to blend and really looks like skin rather than a mask. It provides light to medium coverage, enough to cover lighter scars, but not enough to cover the more significant scarring. It doesn't make my pores or fine lines look smaller, but in combination with a powder my skin looks amazing.
Since I didn't like the way the NC15 looked on my skin, I was rematched to NW13. I have the Studio Fix Fluid Foundation in NW10 and it can pass as an OK match.
NW13 looks strangely orange! It doesn't look awful on my skin, but it's not the right colour either which is unfortunate.
I decided to do a shade comparison including my sisters sample shade (NC20) and my NW10 Studio Fix Fluid. There is a massive difference between the NW10 and NW13 shade, so if you love your Studio Fix in NW10 you probably won't like the Waterweight in NW13. You can also see the texture difference between the matte full coverage of the Studio Fix Fluid and the thin lightweight Waterweight Foundation.

Would I Purchase This Product?
No, but only because the shades don't match! I could lighten the NC15 shade with a white mixer, but it's quite beige and I need a very yellow toned foundation. It has an absolutely gorgeous formulation and I think it would look lovely on most skin types, it made my skin look like my skin but way better, and it lasted all day without fading or breaking up. I really wish the made the NW10 shade or even better, NC10!


  1. Thanks for this review! I had a look at it the other day but it just looked a bit too lightweight for my skin - maybe if I get on top of this acne!

    1. Thank you! ^ ^ It's definitely not the best for acne and scarring, but it's such a gorgeous formula for those blessed with good skin!

  2. Very helpful review! My skin is a little darker than yours, not drastically though, would you recommend me getting NC15? x

    1. I think it would probably match, though i would definitely suggest going in and getting matched by the assistants if possible! (:

  3. I had the exactly same problem. I use NW 25 in studio fix and I couldn't find a color that match for me in waterweight .


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