this is my first mac foundation. i like the consistency, the color matches perfectly to my skin (nc30 for reference), it feels light and lasts all day for me. the only problem is setting. to me it still feels wet on my face for a while after applying. i applied it with a beauty blender and the sonia kashuk flat top but it still feels wet. maybe it is because the formula is more moisturizing than my other foundations. to me its not that much of a big deal, i just dont want to apply powder and feel cakey but i dont end up looking cakey. as another member mentioned transfer is a con for me, especially because i talk on the phone so much. i love the finish, its medium to full, but i still have to use a concealer underneath for very dark acne scars but i dont mind, they always peek through no matter what foundation i use. i do recieve lots of compliments on my skin when using this foundation though so i will repurchase :)
This foundation works so well for my skin. I have dry skin, and this foundation does not accentuate dry patches or anything.
I’m an NC20 and I think almost everyone can find a matching colour at MAC, so that won’t be any problem.
The foundation gives you full coverage, you probably won’t need a concealer to conceal your blemishes or anything.
I absolutely adore this foundation, though there is one thing I don’t like. And that’s the price. Yup, it’s quite expensive.
Would I buy this product again? Nope. It’s not because I don’t like the foundation, cause I absolutely adore it, but I don’t need the full coverage. There are other foundations that work for me, that are cheaper.
Firstly, I have medium-toned olive, dry skin, and am NC37 for reference.
For years now I have been an avid user of Mac's Studio Fix Fluid foundation. I do love this foundation, but since I have dry skin, it can accentuate my dryness a little, particularly in the wintertime.
I thought I'd check out Mac's Studio Sculpt. They don't carry this in NC37 as far as I know, so I was matched to NC40. I don't believe there's a huge difference in colour between the two, on me at least, so the shade upgrade didn't bother me.
I absolutely adore this foundation. It gives a satin finish - not quite matte, not quite dewy, but the perfect in-between. Although it is quite a thick foundation (think almost paste-like in consistency), I find it is quite blendable, especially with something like the Real Techniques' Buffing Brush.
Now I bought this overseas, and even then it cost about $30. Here in Australia it retails for $52, which is so expensive! Therefore, I use this foundation sparingly, and dread the day it runs out and I have to repurchase... (I know I will though, I love it that much!)
If you're looking for a foundation that is going to smooth out your skin and give you a gorgeous, youthful glow, I would definitely recommend Studio Sculpt.
I like the consistency, the packaging, the satin finish and it lasts ages on my very dry skin but the colour is kind of pink and I do not like it very much,as I prefer yellow based foundations. The price I think it´s quite expensive but it lasts for ages as I only use a small amount of it to cover my face. The big no no for me is the colour, if it was more yellow I would absolutely adore it! It hydratates my skin in such a lovely way!
would i buy it again? HELL. NO. i would rather wipe poop on my face because i think it would look better than this foundation. awful consistency, awful staying power, AWFUL colour (oxidises like CRAZY) literally i came on here before buying and i read the good and the bad reveiws and as per usual i was swayed by the ravings of hardcore mac queens promising this was a holy grail foundation sent from the heavens above that every girl needed in her life. so i ignored the bad reveiws, thinking i would be one of the lucky ones who had found her perfect foundation after years of searching.
well let me tell you, this foundation is disgusting. D.I.S.G.U.S.T.I.N.G. it goes on your face sticky, and despite layers of powder on top, it stays sticky all day. transfers onto everything your face comes into contact with.- clothes, phone, even OTHER PEOPLE WHEN YOU HUG THEM. honestly, i hugged my friend and he ended up with my foundation on his collar. gross.
it seperates like you wouldnt believe and goes patchy. it turns orange within an hour, it broke me out in painful cystic acne nodules under the skin that lasted weeks and are still healing. like i literally refused to go out for a week because my skin was so horrific. if you rub it in AT ALL, it just completely rubs of your face so you even up looking patchy. this particularly happened around my EYE BROWS?? i just had rings of white skin around my eyebrows and white patches on my cheeks and forhead and then orange greasy sticky skin everywhere else.
honestly, the worst foundation ive ever used.
please, save yourself £24 and a skin nightmare
PROS: Very buildable, and with a stippling brush, can create an airbrushed look - concealer not required
CONS: Even after I set this with loose powder, the foundation comes off - like I have foundation marks on my cellphone. Can't be used in a very humid weather as it melts. It also doesn't sink into my skin.
Thisl b quite long but 100% honest! so ill break it down :)
*** my mindset Before i bought it ***
i was sickkk of this stupid acne spots blemish crapp that i wanted a GOOD foundation to wear only on cheeks & chin, instead of spending 30mins or more putting MacStudioFixConcealer on all blemishes ( n it wipes off when u blend it ) instead of going to my trusty DRUGSTORE foundations.... i decided MAC wud b highhhhh quality.
*** Journey to MAC shop ***
That day, i shaved my arm. LOL. (ull c y i said this later). i also took the 'find ur perfect foundation' mac quiz on their site which said this foundation should be mine. i went to mac n tried on the colours on my arm. NC25 was my perfect shade :) . AND THEN........ small areas of my hand started itching/red n extremely minor bumps. was that bcuz of the old shaver used, or mac ? i think both. dissapeared tho.
*** 1ST DAY TRYING THE PRODUCT ! ***
I was happy it was 'studio sculpt' bcuz their concealer used to b PERFECTNESS untill they discontinued it!!! I put the foundation on my face with a stippling brush. ddnt even know how to. anyway, no matter how i done it, or how much i put, THE COVERAGE IS NOT EVEN COVERAGE! wtf!!!! i can still see every mark & spot! ALSO, MY FACE STARTED ITCHING FROM THE INGREDIENTS! went away after 30mins. never happend b4 in my life. i want to return it!!
** 2nd Day **
decided to put it on with my fingers this time. i swear, this isnt high quality! again, no coverage. no matter how much i tried to 'build it up' . i still took a long time to apply concealer over it - in the end my skin looked like i had no coverage :( !!!!!!
***** MY ADVICE *****
I HATED THIS! i swer, i would rather use loreal or maybelline or even a bb cream! this isnt medium or full coverage at all :/ either ive forgotten how to put foundation on or this is just bad. !!!!!! i pray that i can return this because theres no point! the results? theres no results!!! thers no full coverage!!! :( !!!!
dont buy it (especially if your profile matches mine) !!!
******************LAST DAYS OF USING IT*******
i had enough :) at the end of the day or just HRS LATER.... the foundation would cake up n u will begin to see ur acne skin underneath. !!! EVEN IF I APPLIED THE THINNEST AMOUNT IN THE MORNING! RETURNED IT N GOT REFUNDED THANK GOD
####### What i use now ########
i went back to my old Revlon Photoready liquid in 004 nude. its that good! see my review if it :)
I love the foundation, it gives a full-coverage look and you dont need very much although it is more expensive i have had the same one for months ! it works wonderful with the MAC foundation brush and gives a nice look. its is so creamy and mouse like that it does not get every where during application ! i would recommend this ! I used it for my wedding and it looked flawless in my pictures and lasted ALL day, i dont see where people are saying it has only lasted a few hours cause mine lasted the tears, snow, and endless hugs and kisses ! I have had the same bottle since February with still a wile left in the bottle ! I LOVED IT
I do really like this foundation, the colour is perfect for me (NC15) and the coverage is really good, you can definitley build it up to a full coverage which is what I like. First off I wasn't super impressed with the foundation because I was just using my fingers to apply it which for me doesn't give enough coverage and doesn't apply smooth enough, but then I started using it with my Sigma F80 brush and it's so great! The only thing I hate about this foundation is that it's definitley not 'long lasting' like it claims to be, it rubs off sooo easily, and because of that one negative factor I'm not 100% sure if I will repurchase straight away when I run out, I might try a different full coverage foundation from MAC. But I will definitley come back to this foundation if I can't find anything better, overall it's a really good foundation for me :)
This stuff is god sent. Its a huge tube and has a nice twist cap on it. I have this is NW30 for the summer and it matches perfect! Its thick so a little goes a long way! I use a beauty blender to apply and set with powder. Lasted all day and looked flawless and I work 12 in a ICU. I have not seen what it looks like in flash pics yet tho..that has me a little worried. I believe people are breaking out from this is beacause they are not properly removing it. This is very very thick and has good staying power. I wash my face with my dove soap and face brush and then follow with witch hazel and there is still makeup left behind I have to go over my face a few times till it is all off. If your going to wear this be prepared to make sure every bit it removed at the end of the day!! Otherwise Id buy this over and over again if I can afford it at the time!