I think that it has actually been about a year since I bought the MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation. I’ve been eyeing it ever since I got to know the brand MAC. Back in the day the Studio Sculpt Foundation was quite a popular one and I always wanted to give it a try for myself. So, about a year ago when I was on a foundation-hunt I bought it, along with some other foundations. I have tried and tested in thoroughly, but because I had so many foundations to review and such a busy life, I actually forgot to write te review. Recently I’ve been using it a ton again, so it seemed to me like it would be a great idea to finally review it. So, that’s what I’m doing today. I hope you’re interested in reading everything there is to know about the MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation, make sure you continue reading!
The packaging of the MAC Studio Sculpt foundation is pretty old-school. It comes in a matte plastic tube with a black lid made out of rubberised plastic. I really love the look of this packaging. It might not be the most luxurious looking packaging of all time, but I do think that it looks very professional in some way. I don’t really know what it is about it, but I’m a big, big fan of the packaging. I like the matte plastic with the matte black lid and I like the overall feel of it.
Another thing I love about the packaging is that it’s not excessively large, because who wants to carry crazy big products around in their makeup bag, but it does come with 40 ml of product which is more than you’d regularly get. I believe that the regular amount of product for foundation is about 30 ml of product. So the fact that you get 40 ml in this tube is quite impressive. I like that about it!
So, overall I’m a huge fan of the packaging. I really like the design of it and the look of the materials they used to make it. And I’m also a huge fan of the fact that it comes with 40 ml instead of the standard 30 ml.
MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation – €35,50
Just like most MAC foundations, this Studio Sculpt Foundation comes in a wide variety of shades. The shade I ended up buying is called NC15, which is the lightest shade available with a warm undertone. I personally have a neutral undertone but prefer the look of a warm undertone, so if I have to chose between cool and warm I always go for warm. This shade is rather light and does match my skin tone pretty well, all though it isn’t a crazy perfect match for me.
Anyway, the MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation comes in many shades, including a couple of darker shades but it doesn’t go very deep. Especially for a brand like MAC, which is a brand lots of professionals use, I do think they should cater for deeper skin tones as well.
Enough about the shade for now. Let’s start talking about the claims MAC has made regarding their Studio Sculpt Foundation. According to MAC this luxurious, creamy foundation that delivers ultimate hydration while instantly revitalising the look of dull and dry skin. The innovative gel-based system should provide outstanding skin feel and medium to full buildable coverage with a natural, satin finish. The micronised silicone-coated pigments in this foundation should improve skin adherence and blendability, while helping to maintain colour purity. It also offers broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection with SPF 15 and is comfortable on all skin types, but especially suited for normal-dry and mature skin.
The thing that really caught my interest is the fact that this is a gel-based foundation. Back in the day I used to love gel-based foundations like the Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum foundation. I think that these kinds of foundations are so much easier to work with. They blend very nicely and they sit on the skin very beautifully. Luckily this foundation didn’t disappoint me on that area. It definitely has all of those nice benefits a gel-based foundation usually has. It’s super easy to blend, it really glides over the skin, and it sits on the skin very nicely.
With that last part I mean that it doesn’t look cakey or thick or heavy. It just looks like a light layer of makeup on top of your skin and that just creates a very pretty look. It also has this really nice finish, a satin finish, which makes it look even more natural.
The texture of the foundation is very different than the texture of most foundations we see nowadays. It’s quite a thick foundation, it actually does look like a mousse or a cream. This might scare you at first, but in fact this foundation is very lightweight and you only need the tiniest little bit of it to cover up your entire face. It’s just a very unique foundation formula and I’m a huge fan of it.
According to MAC this foundation should provide a medium to full coverage and I totally agree with that. It does cover up most of my blemishes and it evens out my skin tone really nicely. My cheeks are still a little bit red but that might also be a result of the fact that I swatched 10 foundations that day and at some point my skin is going to react to that. Anyway, the foundation is also quite buildable so if you really want that full coverage you can definitely get it by applying another layer of foundation.
The effect of the foundation on my skin is really nice. It really does take away the dullness in my complexion and creates this really pretty fresh effect. I really love the look of that. My skin looks fresh, healthy and I look wide awake. Because of the satin finish I also look like I’m glowing from within so that really completes the healthy and revitalised look this foundation is supposed to give you.
The staying power might impress you as well. This foundation really does not budge. It stays in place all day long, even in humid or rainy circumstances. It also doesn’t really fade throughout the day so you’ll be left with all day long coverage and hydration.
Overall this MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation really impressed me. I have heard mixed things about this foundation so I was really happy to find out that for me this foundation works amazing. Like MAC says this foundation is especially suited for normal-dry to mature skin, but it also works for me and I have combination/oily skin. So even if you don’t struggle with dry skin, definitely don’t hesitate to give this foundation a try. I love it!
That will be it for today. I hope you enjoyed reading today’s review and be sure to let me know which (MAC) foundation is your favourite foundation for everyday wear!