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Sunday, 15 May 2011

Mac Studio Sculpt Foundation

This has been my foundation of choice for the past six months (since I first bought it) so it’s about time I finally got around to writing a review on it!

Mac describes this as ''a medium coverage foundation with a natural matte finish'' and I think that’s pretty accurate. beacuse it's so pigmented it's really easy to build this up for a full coverage look and you need less than a pea sized amount for medium coverage!
On the downside if you want a sheer coverage you'd have to add some moisturiser.
You can get this for £23 online from the Mac website or from pretty much any department store.

The reason I first picked this up was because I struggled to find a foundation that matched my skin tone, and if you have difficulty finding the perfect colour I'd definately recomend mac as in this foundation they offerMac offer 24 different shades ranging from NW and NC 15 right up to NW55 so you’re found to find one shade which works with your skin.

My skin is pretty normal, verging on dry in winter and oily in summer and I’ve used this throughout winter and it hasn’t dried my skin out, or emphased dry patches while in the recent warm weather it’s kept everything matte and prevented shine :)

Overall this really is a great all purpose foundation which I can imagine suiting a whole range of skin types so I suggest you definitely take a look next time you pass a Mac counter as I know I’m going to be repurchasing this!

Hope this has been helpful!! X

P.S despite the high pigmentation it’s really easy to buff this into your skin to create a ‘no-make-up’ look!

28 comments:

Sophie said...

I've seen this and not keen on the packaging, may check it out now though.. It sounds perfect, bit pricey at £23 though x

♥ Sadie ♥ said...

Lovely review, sounds great.

Sadie xx

Lucy said...

Great Review.
My skin is on the paler side of pale and most drugstore foundations are either too dark or chalky on me :(
Might have to check this one out though next time I'm in MAC.:)

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xx

Alexa P. said...

Sounds like my kind of foundation -- will have to give this a whirl sometime :) Thanks for the review!

Carlito86 said...

Have been wondering about this hun, thanks for the review! xxx

Shulamit said...

It is my all time favorite foundation. When it came out I was working for Mac and hard press to find a foundation that would help my super duper oily skin. It has normalized my skin and it makes it look flawless without the shine and its light weight. Loves it!

MM said...

I haven't tried it yet! Great review!

Have a great week, honey!

xoxoxo

TINGkabelle CHAN ♥ said...

i've been meaning to try this foundation, but the mild smell puts me off a tiny bit :/ which is a shame as i heard good things about it!

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Krystal said...

i'm so stuck on bare minerals foundation though, you have tried that right??

Radiant.MakeUp said...

@ Krstal no not yet, it's on my list of things to get hold of! I'm not really a fan of powders though..

@Tingkabelle I've never actually noticed any scent with it, if it has one it must be really mild :)

Thanks for commenting!! x

Cafe Fashionista said...

I have the hardest time finding foundations - I think I may need to try this one out ASAP. Fantastic review! :)

Peach Crush said...

great review can't wait to try this out!! :)
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Joy said...

Great review! The foundation sounds like my cup of tea, I might have to invest in some of this :) xx

Venus In Virgo said...

I usually go for the 15 as well. Still it's not completely perfect in matching but it's okay. Hope your fine! XOXO

missy_ellie_uk said...

This is my go-to night out foundation at the moment - love the finish it gives my skin but it can't quite hack it on my oily nose all day so I save it for the evenings! x

Jazzy E (hivenn) said...

I haven't tried any mac foundations, Imight have to now. x hivenn

Radiant.MakeUp said...

@Jazzy i'd defiantely suggest you have a look at mac foundations - there colour range is amazing!

@Missellieuk glad i'm not the only that likes it :)

Thanks for commenting!! x

Ashley said...

Your review was very helpful, thank you!

Marie said...

Thanks for posting about this, I'm looking for a new foundation. This might be it!:D

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Sam said...

Great review! I'm so clueless with makeup that reviews like this really help!

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Shop N' Chomp said...

So that's the secret to your lovely skin! :)

Fashion Queen said...

Sounds like the perfect foundation.

Radiant.MakeUp said...

@ShopN'Chomp this is definately a big part of why my skin looks good in photos :)

Thanks for commenting!! x

fashionwise said...

I was wondering if it was full coverige or not .. thx for sharing ! really was helpfull !


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Becca. said...

love your blue nails!

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UrbanMermaid said...

I've never tried a MAC foundation before. I hear they break out lots of people but are otherwise pretty good. Will probably get one once I run out of my Chanel Mat Lumiere xx

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

I wanna try this soon! I have the MAC Mineralize Liquid Foundation, I like it for the days I want to have a dewy look. :)

followed your blog. :)

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Thanks a lot for sharing this information.