Favourite foundation and I have tried many! Lasts well all day and does not make me look orange! Only bad points is it doesnt cover my freckles as much as id hoped and would wipe off easily if say i was on the phone to someone!
A good foundation - medium build-able coverage, non cakey, easy to blend, long lasting. I used up a tube of this and headed to the Mac counter to buy another in NC20 instead of NW15, but the lady at the counter was incredibly rude, she tried the foundation in NC20 on me and when I asked if I could wear it around for the day to see if the colour matched me okay, she just gave me a bad look and walked off. Does she except me to pay $55 for a foundation that might not even match my skin colour? She also blended it really terribly on my face and left patches where my skin was showing through. Not impressed at all, I ended up heading to the Chanel counter where I got amazingly good service and brought a foundation there instead.
I've used this foundation twice now in NC15 and NC20 because I hate being so fair skinned. I love how long it lasts, I wore it through a 5 hour drive to London, 9 hours in an airport and through a 12 hour flight and it looked untouched and the coverage was still full and dewy.
If you don't like thick, full coverage makeup - this isn't for you. The only problem with it for me is I love new foundations and I'm bored if this one, I haven't found a foundation that's consistent and gave me 'flawless skin.'
If I find this ultimate foundation, studiosculpt will still be my second favourite.
I love it!
I LOVE this foundation! It's like in between a cream and a liquid foundation but combines all the positive things you want out of both. It's rich and creamy but not cakey at all, it leaves your skin looking like skin. You only need a small amount to cover your entire face! I use a blending brush to apply it but it also works fine with your hands. The tube looks small but trust me, this products lasts for a VERY long time, I've had it for about 8 months now and use it almost every day!
As a lady with combination skin I can say that it is suitable for all skin types, when I have oily days or extra dry days I can still use this foundation and find that it works, the only thing is that I definitely have to powder it on oily days.
One of the most natural finishes I've ever had with a foundation, it blends into your skin rather than sit on it and leaves your skin looking healthy and slightly glowing. Good news for oily skin ladies who don't want to look matte but need a foundation that lasts!
Very good coverage, nicely pigmented so it covers really nicely, I can use it over my acne scars, dark spots, under-eye circles and not really feel the need to use concealer unless I really want to look flawless. It isn't heavy even if you wanted to build it up with several layers, it wont look cakey as long as you blend it well! Can be sheared down very easily too, just use a very small amount or mix it with cream or fix +.
It definitely lasts all day, I can wear this for 10 hours or more and still know that it's there. It can get a bit oily after some time however it still remains on your face and doesn't slip and slide around. I will use an oil absorbing sheet if I need to and/or blot powder however I've only ever had to do this in the summer when my skin is extra oily, still this foundation sticks to my face though! The only negative thing is that it does darken slightly over time, I notice that after wearing it for a few hours my skin will start to look a bit darker and not really match my neck anymore, powdering it does delay this reaction however.
NW15 is still a bit too dark and darkens even more with time. Also surprisingly yellow despite being an NW.
Lasting power, coverage, finish, price, packaging.
I used this in NC-44 for two weeks. This foundation has a thick consistency but set nicely on my skin. Unfortunately, after wearing this for 4+ hours my face would become extremely oily. I don't use primer, but I do set my fdtn with either pressed or loose powder. I didn't notice any breakouts but I did have to really wash my face to get this off my skin. WIll not repurchase.
I absolutely hate this foundation. I went to MAC and asked one of the girls working to help me find a foundation that was full coverage, however which wouldn't make me look extremely white in photos where a flash is used. She went straight to studio sculpt, got the lightest shade and put it on my cheek with a sponge. She told me it was flawless coverage and that the flash would have no effect on it. I paid $70 for this. Then I used it a few days later for the first time to go to my friend's party. I started to apply it with a brush (MAC 190) and it looked absolutely awful. It was the consistency of a BAD concealer, would not blend out at all, and made me look completely washed out. It also stuck to every hair on my face and just looked awful. I used my fingers to try and blend it out and do the best job I could, tried to make myself look normal. I went to the party and the next day when I saw the photos, my face looked absolutely porcelain and my body looked extremely tan. I looked ridiculous. I would NEVER purchase this thick, awful foundation again and also will never trust a MAC makeup counter girl as they obviously can't find products to meet people's needs.
I have had this for about a month now and I am really liking it. The color I am using, NC15 seems to fit me pretty good. I have had problems in the past with using foundations that would end up either looking orange later on in the day or they would have a yellowish tint to them that I don't need to have on my face. I am a cool-toned, pale face with pinky undertones. So it is refreshing to find a foundation that fits my skintone and actually stays the same color all throughout the day. Another thing: I have dry skin and the saleslady told me that this foundation had something in it that would help keep my face moisturized and I think she might be right. I have noticed my face doesn't seem to feel dried out after I've taken it off at night. And my dry patches are not accentuated either when I wear Studio Sculpt. That was another problem I had in the past with other foundations. So this is a winner for me so far!
Okay, first of all I really loved the feel of it and how it glided onto my skin. I loved how my skin didn't get all oily and actually had pretty good coverage. However, luckily I got the sales assistant to actually do a full face match. By the end of the day I was loving it!! However when I removed it I got a massive whitehead!! Argh, its very annoying but I guess sampling it before opening the package made me able to refund it!!
This is my first very negative review on mua. I absolutely hated this stuff. It made me break out so bad. I am a nw20 but this stuff made me look more orange than any other foundation ive ever used. so besides looking like someone from jersey shore i also had acne all over my face. I then found out mac has some ingredients that make people break out. However i have never had an issue with blushes or bronzers from mac. I would never recommend this foundation to anybody and this actually was recommended to me by one of the artists at mac.
I am using studio sculpt NC25 with the pressed powder from MAC in NC20 and i love it! I squeeze a little of it on a sponge and apply it on my face before setting the liquid foundation with pressed powder. I don't usually use a primer nor do i touch up throughout the day. It gives my skin a natural radiance which i love! The funny thing is that i have oily / combination skin so i am not sure why the SA recommended studio sculpt instead of studio fix (i am planning to try studio fix just to see how that goes). The foundation wears well for about 5 - 6 hours in the hot Singapore climate before it drops off though but as this is without any touchups, i am still pretty happy with it. Compared to other brands, MAC is pretty reasonably priced at 59 SGD! Of course, BB creams are always cheaper but so far only the Hanskin range work - still looking!
Update: Face shop Aqua tinted BB cream works for me too! less coverage but ideal for weekends! Also, tested out studio fix and it seems patchy. Not sure why but i guess studio sculpt is the one for me.