More (Affordable) Spray Foundation

04/05/2007 at 10:39 AM ET

Not so fast, Dior! MAC has got a spray foundation that I swear by — and it’s only $28.50 (as opposed to Dior’s $60 version)! I also hate the caked on feeling of most powder foundations, but what frustrates even more is being addicted to expensive beauty products! MAC Studio Mist Foundation, however, is a perfect beauty bag ‘look for less’ item. What I love most is the subtle hint of shimmer, giving my cocoa skin a little bronze highlight. And if you really want a steal or to test out the technology without breaking the bank (or a sweat), check out this Sally Hansen version for $8 at — Amy Keith

Photo: Courtesy of MAC

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KC on

The use of the word ” Spray” foundation is a little missleading. Yes it’s a “Spray” foundation, but you don’t spray it directly on to your face like the “Airbrushing” technique. You actually spray the foundation on your hand, and then use a foundation brush ( or sponge ) to take the foundation off your hand and the apply it to yourface. It’s not all it’s cracked up to be. If you are currently a M.A.C user and you are happy with your current foundation stick with it, it’s really not worth switching over.

Ashley on

KC, thank you for the clarification – I have never really seen or tried the “spray” foundation. Prolly still wouldn’t.

Shellsea on

Thanks for the helpful information KC, I was wondering how these spray foundations worked. Guess I’ll be sticking with my current regime and avoid all the hype.

Colette on

Thanks, KC! I’m a M.A.C. addict, so I was considering this. Another thing to remember if you are a M.A.C. user is that the shades aren’t the usual system, i.e. I’m Nc15 and I don’t think the light is light enough.

katPG on

Girls, A safety tip: Don’t forget that spray foundations has one good point because it is more hygenic than bottled one that can encourage bacteria growth in it’s damp liquid once its open. I wouldn’t mind paying extra for my skin’s safety.

Jeanine on

I love Mac. I’ve been using their spray foundation for about 2 months. Its great. Very natural looking. As someone who doesnt like to wear heavy makeup I have to say its excellent.

Liz on

Not to be smart- really- but does anyone actually get some kind of major infection from using regular liquid makeup? I know that over time extra bacteria from your fingers can build up on the bottle, but there’s bacteria all over the place out there. After all, that bacteria was on your hands to begin with, right? Even if an overgrowth of it collects in your makeup, I just don’t see where its going to kill you. People have been putting their fingers into their creams and makeup forever.

To me, its not enough reason to switch over to a messy aerosol makeup over a more convenient compact or stick formula.

yvonne franceschi on

Hi girls, is this environmental safe? guess I’ll stick to my old regime.These guys keep inventing new things that
makes a hole in your pocket. Let’s get back to basics. I still use Max factor Pan Stick or Maybelline express make-up and the prices is right. Yvonne

m on

Thats why preservatives are added to cosmetics, so no bacteria can grow….

Andrea on

I can’t find that Sally Hansen product you mentioned on Where can I find it?

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