Monday, 18 June 2012

Review; MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation

Hi everyone :D

Ive always wanted a long lasting foundation that makes my skin look dewy, radiant, and healthy, but since I have an oily t zone I never thought that was possible, as they always wore off. I always ended up getting a matte or semi matte foundation. But after receiving a sample of MAC Studio Sculpt foundation in NC 15 my opinion has totally changed!

MAC describes it as "A creamy, luxurious, gel-based foundation that provides medium buildable to high coverage with a natural satin finish. Hydrating, instantly revitalizes the skin while keeping it looking smooth, soft and plush. Long-wearing, water-resistant."

I really agree with the description, it is super creamy with medium coverage. It makes my skin look smooth, dewy, with little to no caking. It hasn't caused any additional breakouts, and hasn't irritated the spots I already have. I was colour matched to NC15, but I still find it can look too 'tan' for my skin, but once I apply my powder it is fine. 

The staying power is good as well, it lasted the whole day with no primer and with only one powder touch up midday. But I find that it does transfer quite easily which is really annoying. Even later on in the day, if I use my phone or touch my face, it does come off. 

As the formula is gel based, this foundation is supposed to be good for dry skin. However, as I mentioned in other posts, I have dry patches on my jaw line where my break outs are, which if I don't exfoliate and moisturize the foundation clings too. This I think, is the only let down of the foundation, especially if you buy the full product because it is for dry skin. 

I apply it with the Cosmopolitan blend perfection sponge -review here- so its quick to apply as the foundation, I find, dries quite fast so it's not that easy to apply with a brush. I just dab a pea sized amount onto a section of my face and do each section separately so I can blend it really well. The sample I had lasted 4 and half applications as you don't need much to cover your face. 

I really like this foundation, but I will be holding off buying it as I currently have 5 open foundations that need using up first. 

Does anyone have any recommendations for foundations suitable for combination skin with a dewy finish to them?

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Emily x


  1. Such a good review

    i really like the sounds of that foundation

    I dont know if you've tried it before but i really love the Healthy Mix foundation by Bourjois, its nice and dewey but it covers really well and looks really lovely on :)

    i have combination to noraml skin and its my favourite foundation, and i just powder any areas i feel might get a little bit shiny

    Lovely review, sounds like the perfect foudnation for me :)


    1. Thank you!
      I have the serum version and I quite like it, but it doesn't last very long!