|Would buy this product again.||58%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight Eyes: Black
I give this a generous 4 lippies, but I'm going to say that I won't be repurchasing. I do think that this is a very unique gel-based foundation that offers full coverage, comes in a wide array of skin-matching shades, and is housed in a convenient squeezable tube. I was really excited about this product when I first bought it and I really loved how it completely covered my imperfections. But the bad seems to outweigh the good. The formula may be gel-based, but it also feels thick and heavy on the skin. After application, I can touch my hand to my face and still feel the slight stickiness of the layer of makeup that's just sitting there. It will also show up as an unnatural mask if you don't blend it well enough. I like to apply my liquid foundations with my fingers if I'm in a hurry, but I cannot do this with the Studio Sculpt because it will look so streaky! I always have to take my time with a foundation brush, or better yet, a good-quality wedge sponge. But even with that, it tends to cake around any dry patches (I have dry skin) and emphasize the slightest of wrinkles. I do think that the Studio Sculpt is a good foundation, but it's not for me. I would recommend it for those who already have smooth skin, but are mainly looking for quality coverage. This product will definitely cover up things like freckles, sun spots, uneven skin tone, but it does not look good if you have rough patches and wrinkles. I don't know how well this works with oily and acne-prone skin, but I'm going to predict that this stuff would just slide right off oily skin and cake up around breakouts (and maybe even trigger more due to its heaviness).
NOTE: I am a NC30 in the Select SPF 15 and the Studio Fix Fluid, but I had to purchase this in NC25 because the shades run a little darker.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Reading previous reviews, i would say this foundation is probably only good for drier skins. I personally love this product, but i have dry skin...other users that dont have dry skin have said it makes them break-out and is very oily...but this foundation is specifically for drier skins as when i asked at the counter which one i should use she suggested this one because its quite moisturising! She also said that i should stay away from studio fix because its very matte and tends to stick to dry areas (if you have any) so i would definately recommend studio sculpt if you have dry skin like me!
I normally use YSL's perfect touch foundation, ive tried many other foundations in between and always gone back to ysl (read my other reviews :) ) but again i was gettin abit tired of using the same one, and i felt that ysl didnt last on my skin that well sometimes, especially if it was hot outside or i was on a night out clubbing! so anyway i decided to try mac because i'd heard their foundations are quite thick, have really good coverage and generall dont wear off easily. This foundation is also £10 cheaper than my usual foundation which i was pleased about!
Studio sculpt gives really good coverage, i have quite red skin sometimes and it covered it up amazingly. It was really easy to blend in, the consitency was nice and creamy so was easy to build up coverage as well. It is quite thick, but thats what i like...from previous reviews i can see others dont..but i wouldnt say it felt like i was wearing a mask!
The overall finish looked really good and the colour match was perfect! and because it was so easy to blend i didnt get any patches around my jaw line!
The packaging is pretty good, abit plain but very easy to control the amount of foundation you want to get out, so no wasting any!
So far i'm not sure how well it lasts compared to YSL, I've only been using it a week so i'll have to let you know! i think its slightly better at lasting than YSL or atleast i feel like it is because its so nice and thick! Although i would say YSL gives a nicer radiant finish than studio sculpt...(YSL makes your face look really radiant and luminous when first applied, but as i said this does tend to wear off after a couple of hours, leaving you with a less flawless finish) but because it's £10 cheaper this doesnt bother me, i will probably continue buying studio sculpt from now on!
Using this foundation has given encouraged me to try MACs other products because when i'd tried some of their other products such as lipglosses & lipsticks i hadn't really seen what the hype was all about...but now i do!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I don't know why I bought this product. The mua at the MAC counter tried it on a part of my cheek and chin with a stippling brush. The finish looked and felt pretty Natural/Soft in artificial light. I was in need of a foundation and still hadn't found my (used studiofixfluid before) match so i decided to buy. Once using the product in natural light I saw the thick and heavy consistency and it start feeling very thick and heavy on my skin. I have combination skin and my skin tends to get very oily at the end of the day. Well I applied this foundation in the morning and directly after 4 hours my face was so oily and the foundation was starting to come off. I felt so ashamed because I bought this thinking it will give me a good coverage and will stay on all day. I tried using blot paper, blot powder(MAC) but Nothing helped, everytime I had to put on some more, because half of my foundation was gone. It didnt even gave my skin a natural looking finish it just was a thick consistency layered on my skin. It also broke me out alot and accentuated my pores and dry flakes on my skin.
From the mac Foundations this is the worst one I've ever tried!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I HATE This Product. It Made My Face Look Cakey, Then Dry And Cracked!! Its Ugly!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Studio Sculpt has a gel like texture and a little goes a long way with this foundation. I have stopped using this product because it was causing me to breakout. I find that for my skin this is just too heavy and coats my skin too deeply. It is very rich and sinks into my skin, if I apply too much I get a cloaked mask like feel. A tiny bit is enough for your whole face. I will use this as an eye concealer. Since I quit using this my breakouts cleared up considerably. I have switched to LM tinted moisturizer I have no breakout probs with it.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Very Dry, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I like this product, it does cover up well. I use a moisturizer underneath because I have dry skin. For me, it doesn't make me break out or anything neither does it dry out my skin. The opening of the makeup makes it easier to control the amount you want to squeeze out.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I was so excited to discover this foundation. I used Studio Fix Powder forever, but as I got older I didn't like the look on my normal-dry skin. Hearing that creams or liquids are better for drier skin, I went for this. It has a beautiful finish. The wrinkles that previously seemed engraved with Studio Fix disappeared while my sun spots were practically invisible. My skin looked almost flawless (like it could have been natural) and I loved that I didn't need primer. Applied LIGHTLY with my 130 this is definitely my face but better.
Update: Unfortunately, this transfers to everything -- phone, hubby, clothes, etc. It can also be cakey and settle into lines if not perfectly applied. Sadly, it melts off my face in the summer months. I recently discovered and am loving ELDW. It meets all my requirements (medium+ coverage, long wearing, and is pretty transfer resistant).
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Straight Eyes: Black
This is OK... i wanted a non-oil based foundation for my combination skin and the makeup artist told me i shld not get powder ones because my face (cheek downwards) are so dry till the skin can even feel scaly and the top half of my face is quite oily.. ANYWAY i got recommended this gel based one.
ITS OK... definitely medium to full coverage... i did not use a foundation brush for this and used a blush brush... because i wanted to look natural and foundation brush for this a-little-goes-a-long-way foundation is going to make me look..well..sculpted.
only bad point is that i have pink undertones and the lady gave me an NC20 after trying out both 20 and NW15. I just thought it might be because she wants to cover my natural blush, which would thus make giving me a yellow undertone one sensible. BUT it is definitely turning out too yellow. i may be asian but all the foundations i bought are always pink toned and no make up artist has ever told me otherwise except this mac one... guess i shld have trusted myself and past experience.
will only not be repurchasing cos i like to try new things.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I love this! I have doner a number of photoshoots with this on and it is flawless! I agree the color is a shade or two darker but once you find the right color its great. Set it with msfn and you are done.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I LOVE this foundation. I have sort of troublesome skin (very dry), so I've been through countless foundations trying to find one that didn't make my skin look like the Sahara. This foundation is a miracle worker. Not only does it cover my blemishes and uneven skin tone, it doesn't dry me out. Love, love, love and I highly recommend.