MAC Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation

3.5

1138 reviews

58% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Active Ingredients: Octinoxate 7%; Titanium Dioxide 2%, Other Ingredients: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Polymethylsilesquioxane, Isostearic Acid, C4-24 Alkyl Dimethicone/Divinylmethicone Crosspolymer, Isononyl Isononanoate, Tamarindus Indica Seed Extract, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Haberlea Rhodopensis Leaf Extract, Beta Vulgaris (Beet) Root Extract, Shea Butter, Yeast Extract, Quercus Suber Bark Extract, Phytantriol, Dextrin Palmitate, Dextrin Palmitate/Ethylhexanoate, Cellulose Gum, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Xanthan Gum, Dimethicone, Methicone, Propylene Carbonate, Sodium Chloride, Palmitic Acid, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Cetyl PEG/PPG -10/1 Dimethicone, Hexyl Laurate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Octyldodecyl PCA, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Stearic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Dipropylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Aluminum Stearate, Hexylene Glycol. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Chromium Oxide Greens.


on 6/27/2015 2:11:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Straight, Coarse

Eyes: Blue

This just might be my holy grail foundation! I am fair with combination/dry skin with redness. I love this foundation. I went in to MAC with the intention to buy lipsticks and get matched for foundation. The girl tested this on me and I fell in love! It has medium coverage that is very build able, which is a huge plus for me. I am a perfect match for NC15, however for summer I bought the NW15 to give me some warmth in my face. Since I'm neutral, I love that I fit both shades and they still look okay. The one downside to this is that I feel like it doesn't blend well into my hairline. No matter if I use a brush, beauty blender, or my fingers.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.



on 6/24/2015 4:45:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Other, Warm

Hair: Blond, Other, Fine

Eyes: Green

Freaking great coverage and lasting foundation, face looks flawless for the longest time and covers everything, best MAC foundation,


on 6/21/2015 10:43:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I LOVE this product for what it is, it gives really good coverage. I love the packaging because its so easy. The colour match (NC20) is perfect for me. Lasts all day, barely need to powder. I could go on.

The ONLY reason I wouldn't repurchase this, is because the scent gives me a headache. It smells so strong (and I'm a migraine sufferer, so am particularly sensitive to it) that I ended up giving a half used tube away. Such a shame, because other than that it was like my HG foundation!


Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I wanted to like this foundation as it feels so nice and easy to apply. I am an NW25 and I think that the shade is an exact match for me. However - I'm not sure if this is because I live in a tropical country where scorching heat is a norm, or my t-zone is just quite oily - the foundation quickly melts in my face. This problem can be easily addressed by a dab of powder, though. But what I can't really stand is that a lot of water comes out of the tube before you get any product if you leave the container tumbling in your bag or lying horizontally. It's quite a hassle.


on 5/30/2015 10:15:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Oily, Tan, Warm

Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Brown

when I went to my MAC counter asking for a foundation I couldn't stress enough to the sales rep that I have extremely oily skin and even after my constant stressing, she still gave me studio sculpt. I am personally a NC42, though I'm shade Barcelona in NARS sheer glow foundation, and I find this foundation a little too yellow based. though I love the gel-based foundation, I find it too heavy on my face and I get way too oily within 2 hours of wear even after constantly applying oil absorbing powder. though it's an amazing foundation with great coverage, it's too cakey for me. I would not re-purchase.


on 5/28/2015 9:08:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Dry, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

This is borderline heavy/greasey on me and I have dry skin. I first bought this when I was probably 14 in nc35 and loved it i used the whole tube. I recently got it again in nc30 ( 4 years later) and I look like an orange mess. God damn, that means I must have been an even orangier mess in nc35, why oh mac whyyyy. Nc25 is too light for me so what to do? For reference my correct shade is like Punjab in Nars Sheer Glow. The finish is actually nice and smooth looking, but you can feel the cake to be honest if you're not careful with how much you apply. My tube is sitting aimlessly on my table.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

my shade: NW15

i love this foundation its my favorite so far. it lays on really pretty and flawless, i use the mac 188 small duo face brush.
But a tip i to use a white translucent powder on it like the make up forever HD powder or else it will look cakey.
The only problem is that it take a long time to dry if you dont set it with powder.


on 5/18/2015 6:41:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

My skin: Acne prone, quite heavy scaring. Oily t-zone with minimal dry matches.
My colour: NC40
Who would it suit: Anyone with dry skin, wants a dewy finish
I like this foundation, I don't love it, however thats not to say its a bad product, I just dont feel it goes well with my skin. I am just going to state my personal pros and cons so you can judge for yourself!:)
Pros:
Medium coverage and easily builds to full
Very easy to blend
Amazing colour range but expect nothing less from mac
Leaves the skin looking fresh and glowy after application
Applies lovely with a beauty blender
Decent if you are only going out for a few hours

Cons:
Can look greasy if you have oily skin like me
Doesn't feel great on the skin due to the finish
STINKS! cant even explain the smell but it puts me off when its on my face
Only last 3-4 hours
Transfers like CRAZY
Need lots of powder to set for oily skin
I think it broke me out slightly but its hard not to find a foundation that does not do this since my skin is acne prone.
Hope my review helped x

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


on 5/14/2015 10:39:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I have a combination skin with dry patches on my cheeks and oily t-zone. When I went to MAC, my shade is NC25 and the MUA recommended this foundation for combination skin like mine. I love the gel-like texture of the foundation and a little bit of this product is enough to give me a medium-cover that I usually go for. The product feels light on the skin and doesn't make me look chalky. The finish is gorgeous and my face looks instantly brighter after application. The packaging is light, sleek and easy to carry around when I'm traveling, which I love!. Although I don't use this on an every day basis, this remains as my go-to foundation for events.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I have oily acne prone skin so maybe this foundation wasn't meant for me however this has been the only foundation that hasn't been able to work for me at all. The colour match is perfect for me which is rare as I am so pale (I bought nc15) but unfortunately that is the only good thing about this foundation. Regardless of brush or sponge or even fingers, it doesn't matter what I use it all ends up the same; patchy, cakey and disgusting. It doesn't set so it always moves around my face and wipes of easily. It barely lasts an hour on my skin without getting shiney and I don't mind a little shine but this is greasepan shine which isn't attractive. So unfortunately I wont be repurchasing this foundation and will be storing what i have left for days when I will just be popping to the shop quickly as thats the amount of time it looks good for. I was really dissappointed.


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