MAC Full Coverage Foundation

2 ratings (2 Epinions reviews)
Share This!
  Ask friends for feedback

MAC Full Coverage Makeup lives up to it's name

Jan 17, 2003
Review by  
Rated a Very Helpful Review

Pros:Creamy, rich coverage. It really covers-up

Cons:A practiced hand is needed to apply this slightly tacky formula

The Bottom Line: Wonderful full coverage makeup, in a variety of shades and tones. Also makes fantastic concealer!


I have used MAC cosmetics for about 12 years, and I love the entire line. In their foundations, I have used the liquid, the Studio-Fix and the Full Coverage formulas. This review is for the Full Coverage Foundation only.

I have sensitive skin, and on occasion suffer from break outs. MAC Full Coverage Foundation does not aggravate my skin in any way, and is effective in covering blemishes, dark circles, and evening out skin tone.

I apply MAC with a finger or makeup sponge. The formula is slightly "tacky" and that makes application a little tricky until you get the hang of it. The foundation is most effective when it is "patted" on, not rubbed. It will definitely cover up what you put it on!

Caution is needed when applying this foundation in areas where you have tiny lines or wrinkles. Too much foundation will "crack" very quickly, and the wrinkles end up being accentuated rather than covered. A light touch is very necessary when using this creamy formula.

Now, here is my little secret opinion: I like MAC Full Coverage Foundation as a concealer better than a foundation. I purchased two shades, N2 and NC2. One I use for my undereye circles, where I am covering more of a bluish tint, and the other I use for blemish cover up where the skin tone is redder. I used MAC concealer before in its little .05 ounce container until a MAC salesperson told me how much cheaper it is to use the full coverage foundation. And they are the same formula!

The foundation comes in a compact-type container, holding one ounce of product. Depending on your usage, this foundation should last a long time. You'll probably want to replace it before you run out due to hygienic concerns. The container has been redesigned, and it is a nice improvement over the previous container that had a screw-on/off lid. The active ingredients are titanium dioxide 2.0% and methoxycinnamate 5.0%.

I recommend MAC Full Coverage Foundation because it does what it says, give full coverage, in a variety of shades and skin tones, and does not aggravate my sensitive skin. It is attractively packaged and not too expensive. However, I like it much better as a concealer (to be followed with a dusting of MAC Studio Fix) than as a foundation. If you need a quite heavy foundation of high quality, this would be an excellent choice.


Recommend this product? Yes

Read all comments (1)

Share this product review with your friends   
Share This!


Related Deals You Might Like...

Mac Pro Full Coverage Foundation W10 100% Authentic

Mac Pro Full Coverage Foundation W10 100% Authentic

MAC Full Coverage Foundation Pro Item Shade W10 100% AUTHENTIC Brand new in box. Size 28g/ 1FL OZ Important: Make sure you know your shade before buy ...
eBay

$44.75

+$5.25 shipping
Mac Pro Full Coverage Foundation - Choose Your Shade

Mac Pro Full Coverage Foundation - Choose Your Shade

New in box, 100% Authentic MAC PRO FULL COVERAGE FOUNDATION PayPal only Ship worldwide. *****All US and International shipping is via USPS First-Class...
eBay

$62.99

FREE Shipping
Mac Pro Full Coverage Foundation Nc30 100% Authentic

Mac Pro Full Coverage Foundation Nc30 100% Authentic

MAC Full Coverage Foundation Pro Item Exclusive Shade N C30 100% AUTHENTIC Brand new in box. Size 28g/ 1FL OZ Important: Make sure you know your shade...
eBay

$44.75

+$5.25 shipping
Mac Pro Full Coverage Foundation Nw20 100% Authentic

Mac Pro Full Coverage Foundation Nw20 100% Authentic

MAC Full Coverage Foundation Pro Item Shade N W20 100% AUTHENTIC Brand new in box. Size 28g/ 1FL OZ Important: Make sure you know your shade before bu...
eBay

$44.75

+$5.25 shipping
MAC 'Studio Fix' Powder Plus Foundation

MAC 'Studio Fix' Powder Plus Foundation

Free Shipping + 3 Free Beauty Samples! A one-step application of foundation and powder. Gives skin a smooth, flawless, all-matte, full-coverage finish...
Nordstrom

$27.00

FREE Shipping
Mac Pro Full Coverage Foundation Nc35 100% Authentic

Mac Pro Full Coverage Foundation Nc35 100% Authentic

MAC Full Coverage Foundation Pro Item Shade NC35 100% AUTHENTIC Brand new in box. Size 28g/ 1FL OZ Important: Make sure you know your shade before buy...
eBay

$49.99

+$5.25 shipping
Mac Pro Full Coverage Foundation Nw30 100% Authentic

Mac Pro Full Coverage Foundation Nw30 100% Authentic

MAC Full Coverage Foundation Pro Item Exclusive Shade N W30 100% AUTHENTIC Brand new in box. Size 28g/ 1FL OZ Important: Make sure you know your shade...
eBay

$44.75

+$5.25 shipping
Mac Pro Full Coverage Foundation Nc45 100% Authentic

Mac Pro Full Coverage Foundation Nc45 100% Authentic

MAC Full Coverage Foundation Pro Item Exclusive Shade N C45 100% AUTHENTIC Brand new in box. Size 28g/ 1FL OZ Important: Make sure you know your shade...
eBay

$49.99

+$5.25 shipping
Mac Pro Full Coverage Foundation Nc20

Mac Pro Full Coverage Foundation Nc20

YAYA Store NEW MAC Pro Full Coverage Foundation NC20 $$$ $55.14 $73.95 $ $$$ Item Description A smooth-to-apply, easy-to-blend, emollient-based founda...
eBay

$55.14

FREE Shipping
Mac Pro Full Coverage Foundation W10 Nc20 Nw20 Nw25 Nc30 Nc35 Cream Studio Bnib

Mac Pro Full Coverage Foundation W10 Nc20 Nw20 Nw25 Nc30 Nc35 Cream Studio Bnib

BRAND NEW IN PACKAGING (NEVER USED NEVER TESTED) MAC FULL COVERAGE FOUNDATION FULL SIZE IN BOX 1US OZ /28g THIS IS A MAC PRO PRODUCT THIS FULL COVERAG...
eBay

$44.99

+$3.99 shipping