June 16, 2011

Review: MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation SPF 15

MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation in NC25

Product Info from MAC:
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.


RETAIL PRICE: Php 1,950.00

WEIGHT: 40 ml

SHADES : Available in 23 shades.


PROS:
* hygenic squeeze tube packaging
* has spf 15
* easy to blend ; unique gel like texture
* a little amount goes a long way - i only need a pea-sized amount for my face.
* provides medium to full coverage. Covers pores and slight pimple marks.
* no weird smell


CONS:
* poor oil control - my t-zone looks oily after 3 hours. With other foundations I only retouch once during the day.
* it broke me out =(
* oxidizes even with primer underneath (I'm using Monistat powder gel)
* can look cakey if you applied too much product


TIPS:
* I prefer using my fingertips to apply this foundation. Apply a little amount at a time, gently PAT on areas that need more coverage. Set with loose powder.
* To prevent foundation from caking, use blotting films first to soak up oil before retouching with powder.


I RECOMMEND THIS TO:
I think this foundation is suited for people with normal to dry skin types.


OVERALL:
I HATE it coz it gave me breakouts! I think I'm not hiyang anymore with MAC foundations... Good thing I didn't have break outs with their blushes and MSF's.



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Till next time,

18 comments:

blushbaby said...

same tayo sis. i also broke out with Studio Fix Fluid. with the Studio Fix powder foundie hindi naman ako nag breakout also with their MSF Natural.

sugar sugar said...

my sister uses this and according to her it's hard to blend.

try using a different primer underneath? ^_^ maybe it won't oxidize if you do.

one thing i don't like about mac foundations is their foundations tend to break on my skin after long hours of wear. all the wrinkles and lines on my face become visible. :/

D.Sadie said...

aww! I'm sorry you didn't like this foundation. It's actually my favorite. =\ But that's interesting that you applied this with your fingertips. I've never done that before.

-Dinah
dgsbeauty.com

Michelle said...

You had me at "gel foundation" but it's too bad it didn't work out.

A makeup artist said that MAC makeup firstly, isn't suitable for Asian skin and isn't really advisable for everyday. :-/

Pammy said...

So sad it caused you to break out. :(

I was contemplating on whether or not I should get it when I saw it at Beauty Bazaar. Glad I skipped it.

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it also give me break outs :/

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Hollie said...

ooo too bad it broke you out. so sayang, ang mahal pa naman.

makeup,hauls, and anything under the sun! said...

haven't tried this yet but i might try it soon.. :) hhhmmmm..the TFS primer in green can probably prevent the fast oxidation. Or probably the shade might be too dark for you? Sometimes, i get the perfect shade of foundie only to find out it'll be darker on me when it oxidizes because generally asians like us, have acidic skin which causes the oxidation to happen fast. :)

Lil Ole Moi said...

Mao jud khymm, I've tried MAC studio fix it also broke me out and ni oxidize. Maypa stick to BB creams nalang ta. :)

bettzy93 said...

I been wanting to try this foundation out for some time now

Amyboo said...

Hmmm. Sorry this doesn't work for you. =/

THE BEAUTY JUNKEE said...

Ang steep ng presyo. :(

Askmewhats said...

Dry skin ? really! that's calling for my name ! hahaha thanks for the reiview

Fifi said...

Was going to try this but I figured it wouldn't suit my oily skin. Sorry to hear that it breaks you out! I think the packaging is nice, though, especially to bring when traveling.

Rainy Days and Lattes said...

This foundation is a little on the thicker side. I'm okay with it, but i don't use it everything. This is still nice though and I do love the simple way to use it :)
I'm sorry it broke you out! MAC products have a tendency to do that to a lot of ppl!

Baya Casar-Sy said...

tnx for the review... I have been lemming on this but now no na! I will try na lang the L. Mercier. I read some good reviews about it.

http://zestylife-baya.blogspot.com

K said...

haha you should check out my review on this one kim.. hubby was my guinea pig and HE HATED THIS ONE sooo much

Archiex said...

Kahit expensive but MAc is worth it talaga.. I used to buy an expensive make-up kc mas safe at maganda ang kalalabasan.. :)

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