If you have fairly good skin that is normal/dry and want a beautiful, FLAWLESS, healthy looking glow along with good coverage, this is the foundation for you and your skin will looks AMAZING. I realise this foundation isn't for everyone, but if you are any of the above, youre likely to be pleased with results.
Studio sculpt is different to the majority of foundations because it is gel-based, not liquid based, despite the make up alley description. This meana it is moisturising, so good for dry skin. You can test the gel concept out if you squeeze a small amount onto the back of your hand and see how it literally stands up on its own and doesn't fall flat like a liquid.
This foundation is proven to PLUMP skin up, and is particularly good on mature skin!
With this foundation you can have the best of both worlds - have it or dewy or matte. If you want the dewy affect, don't apply powder or apply a light amount of translucent powder over the forehead, nose and skin. If you want it matte, liberally apply powder all over the face and you'll get a completely different result, which is longer wearing and looks better on photographs.
This foundation is designed to make skin look good, and in particular give skin a beautiful glow, which is succeeds in doing.
If you've found you don't like it, it's probably because your skin is oily, spot prone, or you're not preparing your skin with the correct moisturisers (too moisture intensive - remember this foundation is moisturising) primer, or dirty make up brushes.
Visit your local mac counter and let the artist teach you how to apply this product for flawless results. It truly is another top product from mac.
This is an amazing full coverage foundation. I bought this wanting a foundation to use as a concealer and at the same time mix in with a moisturizer on days where I'd want to put a light sheer coverage all over my face. That being said, this is the 2nd MAC foundation I've tried next to Studio Fix Powder and the 1st liquid foundation. I have to admit, I was quite hesitant to get this because it is so notorious for breaking out some people or clogging their pores so I don't want to risk anything and simply use this on certain areas of my face rather than using this as a full foundation.
The product itself is very thick. I apply a really small amount on the back of my hand. And by small I mean, half a bead and use a small concealer brush to apply it under my eyes and round my nose and mouth. Being full coverage, I obviously skip concealer and apply a 2nd layer if necessary. I then use my real techniques buffing brush to pat on those areas to blend them in. I find that by doing this, It still gives that full coverage that I need with a more skin like finish.
I love this product. You get a huge tube which is thin enough to fit in your makeup bag for travel. It gives full coverage so you need the smallest amount and it lasts so long (without finishing it with powder or touching it up in my case because I have dry skin) so I find it is well worth every penny.
I was looking for something for full coverage and was recommended this by one of the workers at the MAC store. I have combination skin and it really makes my face look flawless. After applying this, I put the mineral powder by MAC over my chin and t-zone so there isn't any shine of oil as the day progresses. One thing I recommend is using a really good primer before applying Studio Sculpt.
This foundation doesn't work for me. It gives a pretty good coverage and nice looking skin, but after one or two hours it's swimming on top of my t-zone (I wear Neutrogena oil-free-mosturizer and a MAC primer), a big greasy mess. I give it four lippies for it might work well for others with a less oily t-zone.
MAC-shops in my country charge 75 dollars for it (MAC website price: 30 dollars) and don't accept returns.
Edit: don't use a telefone while wearing this, unless you want it all smeared up
I was actually really surprised at how much I hated this foundation. I started out with high hopes for this, and they fell so fast. When I first applied it, I liked that it had great coverage, it covered everything. Though, while trying to blend it in, I started to notice that it wouldn't blend in. I just sat on top of my skin. The texture just looked really off. So then I put my MAC Prep+Prime translucent powder on top, then it looked great. Well I started to notice about 30 minutes late that it still felt wet. At the end of the day, it still had that sticky wet feel, and you could see where the foundation had cracked from movement. I decided that I needed to try it again, because it had to have been a fluke. I tried it two other days, with the exact same results. It just did not agree with my skin. So after that, it went back to MAC.
I bought this product around a year back and in love with it since then, i have never really tried any much foundations and dont want to try much either as i have found this now. I like medium coverage a foundation which does not make me look dark or light jus smoothe my skin tone and this does exactly what i wanted. my face looks flawless, smooth and for my dry skin it lasts even when i put it over moisturizer only. It makes my skin look natural without any makeup on. I simply love this product.
I love love love this foundation! It actually looks like skin. I've tried out so many foundations and this is the only one that doesn't leave my dry skin patchy! Holy grail foundation!
I am loving MAC Studio Sculpt right now. It leaves my skin feeling dewy and hydrated, and the finish looks lovely. Like many others I wondered at first how to best use and apply this foundation. I've had good results by dispensing a pea-sized amount, dotting it all over my face, and then using a damp sponge to blend it all over my face. I finish off with a bit of loose powder. Lovely!
Love this! Not my HG, but I always make sure I have a tube of this in my makeup collection. I find that this is one of the only foundations that does not flake up the dry/dehydrated patches on my face ( cheeks, between eyebrows and tip of nose). Also, it is worth mentioning that a small amount of the product goes a long way. I find that I can get its best use by using a Stippling brush, or even a Kabuki depending on the coverage I am going for, definitely gives full coverage. Sometimes I find it looks a little cakey, but its nothing a little finishing powder can't fix.
I have combination skin, so i generally use this foundation when i feel my skin a bit dry in order not to make things worse with a drying matte foundation. It provides good medium to high coverage (it's buildable), leaves a nice satin finish.
It doesn't have a very good lasting power so i never use this during the summer months. The colors are lighter than the studio fix range, i have this in nc37 and it's lighter than my studio fix fluid nc 35 so try before buying!
UPDATE: This makes me break out each time i use it! i gave it to my mum