|Would buy this product again.||58%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Tan Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Im still a it iffy about this product because the other day when I went to try it, I really like how it is in the tube and the gel consistency, but one thing that I do not like is the coloring, because I am a C4 in my studio fix powder and its a perfect match and the girl matched me to a NW30 in this!!! I was like wtf?... I dont really have pink ish undertones and I dont like NW shades because they tend to look super pink on me, but this one for some reason is ok, and I swatched an NC and they are super yellow, I guess thats why they matched me to an NW,but idk why I still want to try an NW on my whole face, as for the foundation itself, its pretty good, the only thing I dont like is that it settles into my laugh lines, I laugh ALOT!, but still i dont want my little lines to show its so ugly!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I was so excited to try this after reading some of the reviews. I have sensitive, oily, break-out prone skin and read some reviews that made me think this might look natural all day while holding some oil at bay, and not break me out. Well, it did look ok for many hours. After about 6 it started to separate in my t-zone and made my cheeks feel thick and muddy-like, so it didn't control oil any better than any other liquid/creme foundation I've tried. It looks very natural at first, but due to the break-through shine and separation, that look didn't last. After 4 days of wearing it, and changing nothing else in my routine, I noticed I was getting clogged pores. Nothing big, but 2-3 little red ones on my forehead, 2-3 more on my forehead. So, I've stopped right here. I know it's causing me to break-out, possibly because it's suffocating my skin with it's thick (and by the end of the day gloppy) coverage. Why invest any more time?
I noticed the colors ran darker as well, with much stronger base-pigment tendencies. The NC colors were VERY gold, and the NW colors were very mauve-y. Unusually strong in my experience with MAC face products, which includes Studio Fix, Studio Tech, all of the concealers, most of the powers and a few of their other liquid foundations. I usually wear a NC20 in the Studio Fix, and the NC20 in this would definitely need to be more of a summer color for me-too dark. The SA suggested I use NW20 because it might match better (something about putting a gold foundation on an already gold skin-tone being too much) but that color looked horrible on me, so I'm glad I didn't listen to her. I'm thankful I got some samples because $28.50 is TOO much to spend on anything that causes breakouts. Too bad for me :(
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
-literally gives you flawless, natural looking, healthy looking skin.
-your pores or scars will disappear.
-you can layer the product for more coverage without it getting cakey or looking like a thick mask.
-it'll last the entire day.
-Although there are a many cons to this product (which I list below), it's still worth a good score because it gives you natural looking beautiful skin, which should be the purpose of every foundation.
-although your complexion may look radiant and natural looking, it certainly will not feel that way. This is a very heavy foundation. My skin doesn't "feel" like it can breath.
-Your skin will definitely not feel smooth. When you touch your skin after application, it'll feel like you've got a layer of rubber/stickiness.
-color is a little off. It's darker than other products of the same shade number. Plus, it has a bronze tint to it. Maybe it's supposed to make you look like you have a dewy glow.
-I'm NC 30 in studio fix fluid & studio tech and NC 35 in Studio fix powder. But with this product, I'm NC 25.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
What can i say about this product? I LOVE IT!!!!! Lets start off saying I do not wear this everyday because I have so many foundations. But i reach for it often. It have amazing coverage. Medium to high coverage. I would say more to the High coverage side. It leaves a beautiful glow. And even though it has spf 15 in it which spf in foundations sometimes make ur face look pale and not the best in pictures I think this one looks pretty good in pictures(: It is a gel based formula. So it is good for all skin types. Some oily skin people are saying that it makes them look very oily but not for me and i have combo/ oily skin. It is extremely good for dry skin because it contains shea butter in it. If you are sensitive to many products but still want to try this i would get a sample. I say this because shea butter is breaking some people out with this foundation. When using this foundation you only need a pea size. And yes when u hear this u may not believe it like i did. But trust me if u get more you probably wont like it because it will most likely look to cakey. If u break out to this product just stop using it. Also if it does break u out then i recommend you try the following foundations: Studio Fix fluid, Revlon Colorstay( has to formulas), and Korres Wild Rose Foundation( available at sephora)! Oh and if this does break you out well it won't break you out as bad as studio fix that stuff i heard if it breaks u out u can get cictic acne. which is very bad! So all around I think this is a very good product(:
Oh did i mention this is all coming from a 13 year old? no joke.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
First of all I'm by no means a MAC fan, but still tried it hearing all the good reviews about the product. I have dry skin that's often flaky, but I also have some large acnes at the moment. And this doesn't do anything for any of these conditons. While it does go on smooth and gives a dewy finish once you put it on, that look soon dissipates. And within an hour I had skin that was flaking in places, which is quite embarassing if you are in the public eye. It doesn't do anything for acnes either, doesn't reduce their looks.
And within couple hours most of the foundation had disappeared from my skin which is a big no no for a medium full foundation. I have tried a few different ways of application - foundation brush seems the best option for this. But whether I used a primer and/or set it with a powder, within an hour I had blotchy skin, and most of the skin discoloration, acne marks had begun to show. If you already have a good skin this might be a good option, but then why would you need good coverage to begin. MAC foundations disappoint yet again.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Got two samples today in NC40 and NC42 since I usually mix NC40 and NC42 in studio fix fluid depending on the time of year and since i find it darkens a lot when it dries...of course NC42 is too dark and NC40 is WAY too light. Texture is thicker than studio fix fluid but blendable. It feels a bit heavy on (then again I hardly wear fluid foundations). Coverage is much better than SFF and I found it was not as orange. The NC42 and NC40 both look matched but I found NC40 to be more yellow so looked a bit brighter. Topped with mineralize in medium dark it looks so nice and smooth and natural. I think I like this better than SFF since the coverage is better and is a better match. I did't find it minimized pores as well as SFF though. Fingers crossed I don't break out! Will update!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
The MUA at Macy's applied this on me. I was matched to the same color as Studio Tech, NW20. Studio Sculpt does not cover things as well as Studio Tech, and it is more matte. It feels very greasy on at first. A couple of hours later, I found that it had disappeared. I couldn't tell I had anything on. (She moisturized me first too.) Another negative: it's best to apply it with a brush. Both Studio Tech and L'Oreal's True Match are light years better than Studio Sculpt. EDIT: When I applied it with my fingers, it wasn't matte at all. It actually had some shine to it, which had to be powdered down on my nose. I liked the way it looked so natural. I might buy this again.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Hazel
I've been using the MAC Studio Fix powder foundation for years now because, even though my skin is kind of dry, I just couldn't stand the way liquids made my skin feel slimy. So, when my favorite MA suggested I try this, I was totally skeptical. Good thing I listened to her. This foundation, though obviously not for everyone from the other reviews, is the best foundation I have ever worn. I love it hardcore - enough that I've worn makeup every single day for over a week now, when I usually only wear makeup once a month! But this foundation just makes it such a pleasure - the wear is incredible. Even 10 hours later (I've been working long hours), the finish is still fresh and smooth, with only a little bit of wear.
The gel formula seems to hydrate my skin a little bit throughout the day as well which has, wildly enough, seemed to improve my skin's overall texture. I tell you what, when wearing makeup is better for my skin than not wearing makeup, that's something else.
A little bit goes a very long way though I tend to work in sections because the foundation can be a little hard to blend if I am trying to cover too large of an area with too little product. It's buildable, which means I can put a little extra under my eyes and not worry about concealer (which I hate even more than most liquid foundations!) - or not worry about the dark circles since I refuse to wear concealer. *grin*
I'm a C3 in my powder Studio Fix and they don't seem to offer the Cs in the Studio Sculpt but the NW20 is, honestly, an even better match overall in this formula. Do take the time to get color-matched instead of just grabbing what you wear in another line.
I do not set this with anything - I think that would create a really gross heavy feeling, at least for me. But I'm sensitive to that sort of thing! Still, even without setting, I've had no problems with anything settling into line or looking too shiny.
Someone else mentioned but I want to reiterate - this is great foundation for photography, too. Even WITH the SPF, which is a great touch.
Oh, so much love for this product. The only reason I can see myself switching foundations now is if they discontinue it. Please, please, please, don't discontinue this one, MAC.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I have normal/dehydrated clear skin. The feel of this foundation is very heavy and sticky. Felt like it was suffocating my skin. You would assume that coverage would match the heaviness of the feel, but it doesnt- it goes on rather light, which is rather odd. Within a few hours I noticed creasing around the mouth area and some other places as well. I tried setting this with powder, but it did not hold well at all and started separating within a few hours.
After washing it off in the evening my skin was somewhat irritated and turned bumpy (clogged pores), which I rarely ever get!!
This is an awful foundation and I m glad I have only tried a smaple. I definitely will not be buying this stuff!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I'm starting this review with no real rating, before I've tried this out daily, so I can record my first impression. I was looking for some way to replicate the finish of the d/c Select Tint. My MAC SA matched me to NW20. We did half my face with Studio Fix Moisturizer (LOVE THIS), and the other half with Studio Sculpt mixed with Studio Moisturizer to make it more of a TM like Select Tint. I liked both sides. I do feel that over the course of the day, I got a little bit greasy on my nose and across, which is weird, because I am dealing with very dry skin. It may have been a case of too much moisturizer. I will be experimenting with my samples this week. I also plan to set with powder if I don't want to go dewy - a light dusting of my CS silica powder.
I'm pairing this with the Studio Sculpt concealer in NW20, which may have been too light, also odd. My skin is odd in general!
I hope I can find a great foundation and will update and rate/review accordingly within a week or so before my birthday MAC trip!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This foundation moslty makes my pores dissapear, gives me a smooth finish, IM nc42 in studio fix fluid, and the same in this one. This one is a much better color match to me than the studio fix. It is long wearing. IT DID NOT BREAK ME OUT!! :O it gives me this glow iv been looking for in a foundation forever! gives my skin the appearence of a better texture and IT PHOTOGRAPHS BEAUTIFULLY! DOES NOT FEEL HEAVY! does not transfer...
iv gotten lots of compliments
SOMETIMES I DONT KNOW WHETHER TO SET IT with a pwowder or not...if i dont..when i put a blusher or contour on top etc, it does not blend in perfectly..(maybe its my brush or my techniq) but see, if i set it,the next products after will not streak etc.. and if i do set it i kinda loose that glow..and i dont like the way it looks once u set it wiht something else..hmm
im sure this may not be a good foundation for the summer..as my skin produces more oil
iv read another reviewer say it looks best the first 2 hours than blah..
i think it looks best the first 4-5 hours than goes blah..but it all depends on the weather..my skin reacts to weather condition
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
What can I say about this foundation that hasn't already been said? It's medium coverage, which is all I really need. I don't need to use concealer with this and my face looks flawless! A MAC SA even told me my skin looked flawless before he knew that I was wearing this. I have combo/oily skin and I don't have to worry about oiliness at all. I just use some blot powder in medium/dark (I'm an NC42) and that works perfectly fine to keep the shine away. The only issue I have with this is that it feels kinda sticky going on, but after a minute it dries to a matte, glowy finish. I only have to use one DOT of this stuff and it covers my entire face. LOVE.
This worked so well during the winter, when my skin was more combination/dry. However, in the summer, this just doesn't last. It slides off my face within two hours, and leaves me so shiny. Would not recommend for oily skin.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Kinky, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
I love, love, love this foundation! It's an hg for me, and for me having a hg foundation is big! I have acne and redness, I'm oily in my t-zone and have dry spots everywhere else. I've always wanted a foundation with medium-full coverage that leaves me skin fresh dewy and healthy and this is what studio sculpt provides for me. I'm very and the nc15 is an awesome match, I've never had a better match. Although I do have to wear a primer or it can grease up after a full day of work and school, but it's well worth it, since no foundation gives this coverage and finish. My hunt for the perfect foundation is over I've found it!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Got this in NC 25 which was a great color match. I usually wear NC 30, so this new formula ran on the darker side for me (wear MUFE in 120). Liked the consistency but found that is applied best with my fingers. After wearing it for the day, I noticed a dry patch on my face but did not think much of it. Wore it the next day and noticed very visible creasing on my laugh line area. Went I went to fix the creasing, with a little powder; I saw that my face was extremely dry and it began to peel. After an hour or so my face began to peel intensely like I had experienced a sunburn. It did this for the rest of the day. While I have sensitive to dry skin, I have never had anything like this happen before. I had not been in the sun and this was the only new product I had introduced on my skin. In the end, I returned this product and bought some Cetaphil cleanser and moisturizer which cleared up the damage.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Trying this foundation was something that I considered top priority. I was pleasantly surprised when this foundation smoothed right on to my face and looked like a second skin. The coverage is medium for me, which is perfect because that's really all I need (mild redness and some general unevenness of tone). The finish is very natural and the foundation is slightly moisturizing. If you have oily or combination skin, I would suggest basing it with something for oil control or using a blot powder to set it. I believe this could be an HG product if I could master making sure that there isn't any oil breakthrough, because the finish is astounding. I would definitely encourage everyone to try it.
Update: When using this with MAC's Prep+Prime Transparent Finishing Powder, it's 100% HG.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I was really excited to get this product as I'd heard great things from friends e.t.c. Unfortunately despite getting the exact same shade I always get when buying face cosmetics at MAC, the colour was far too orange-y on me and just didn't look very natural at all. Also it was quite heavy and tended to cake towards the end of the day. On the plus side it did give a nice glowy kinda effect at first, and it did cancel out redness although theres no way I could have worn it without concealor as despite its heavy feel it didn't have coverage as good I thought it would. It did however seem to moisturise my skin slightly so my skin wasnt left feeling all dry and tight when I removed it. All in all, I'm sure this works for some people, especially those with darker skin tones, but it just doesn't do anything for me.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
We FINALLY got Studio Sculpt in my area - a week later than everyone else - shipping issues apparently! My fav MAC SA called me first thing Friday a.m. to tell me it was in so I rushed over and picked mine up. I got NW 20 which is what I wear in Studio Fix Fluid (N5 in Studio Fix Powder). We color swatched it to make sure NW20 was still the right color and it seems to be perfect. Been wearing for 4 days now and I'm loving it. I have to blot which is very normal for me with any foundation and I use the Blot powder in medium after I apply this foundation before my blush. So far the staying powder has been excellent, even after a weekend of Valentine's gatherings and lots of afternoon naps with full make up on. Upon getting up from my nap I just had to use a blot tissue and freshen up my lippie and I was still good to go. So far this is a keeper!! I get more oily in the summer so may have to back to the powder foundation but we'll see. Right now I'm hopeful for this one to use all year round. Beautiful finish and so easy to apply and I love the tube!!
EDIT: I'm changing my mind about this. I look in the mirror here at my office and I feel like I look like I have on heavy makeup. And I've been blotting non-stop. Our weather is kind of humid & sticky this week so it may be that this foundation isn't for me in warmer weather, although temps are only in the 40's & 50's. I think I'll go back to my Studio Fix Powder - save this for some other time & try again. I still agree with everyone that it has a pretty finish and it feels good, just too heavy for me after the Studio Fix Powder foundation.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
When I heard that MAC had brought out a new foundation I was very excited. Unfortunately I was really disappointed with this foundation. It covered all my redness and I like the glowy finish, but it looks too heavy on my skin (althoug I tried to apply it in different ways). Just a few hours after appling it my skin looks really terrible and oily ( usually just my front gets a little oily at the end of the day). You also can see every pore.
I really had better foundations that stay all day and look more natural.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Well I THOUGHT I had a good foundation (Mineralized Satinfinish NC44) I tried so many foundations before and came to the realization that foundation will always look like foundation on me, Especially with the MSfinish. I didnt have great coverage yet I didnt look like I was caked. Until I tried this foundation, I have been using it for exactly a week and I freaking love it. I have very acne prone skin and this didnt break me out one bit! I also prespire alot since Im in Hawaii and it can get realy hot and muggy, I usually end the day with a mustache of no foundation (If you know what I mean) This thing stuck to me like a second skin! OMG I cant rave enough about this. Im using NC 42 and its a tad bit too light for me but with a light dusting of MSF Nat in Med Dark or Dark, Its my perfect match!! YAY SO HAPPY and I dont look orangey like I did with the Mineralized satinfinish, I looked like an umpa lumpa when you see my face from the side and compared it to my neck. Another thing I noticed about that found, is that there were little shimmers in it. Wow not natural at all :( But with this foundation I look like I have great skin, It covers my Acne scars like a dream and I dont have to use concealer!!!!
LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Other, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this foundation!!! You only need a dot & the coverage is amazing! I love the packaging. You don't even need concealer with this. I'm very fair & NC15 has a tendency to be a bit too dark, but it's a perfect match for me. It lasts all day with no touch-ups & has a nice satin finish to it. I have finally found my HG foundation! 8-)
Looks & works even better with 2 pumps of MAC's Strobe Liquid Lotion!!!