Tuesday, 8 March 2016

MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation Review

I think that I can start this review out by saying quite confidently that this MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation, really wasn’t for me. After buying this foundation and trying it out for a couple of weeks, I came to the conclusion that it is just a product that really isn’t for me. I really did persevere with this and I gave it a fair chance up against various other products, but I just couldn’t get this to work for me. I had such high hopes for this after falling madly in love with the MAC Studio Fix Foundation, but no matter what I did with this product, I just couldn’t get it to look good on my skin.

First up, I would recommend to anybody that when you are looking at trying out a MAC Foundation, I would always recommend going into a store and taking a look for yourself. I think that it is incredibly difficult to get your shade right when trying to find it online. Plus, if you go into the store, you get more of a feel of how a particularly product can work for you and you can even bagger the sales assistants into helping you out. They should be able to give you the ins and outs on a product and then you know that you aren’t going to be wasting your money.

When I bought this foundation, I did the wrong thing of ordering it online instead of going into store and trying it out for myself. The whole process was just a disaster from start to finish for me. I looked at swatches online and settled on the shade that I was going to order. In the end I went for NC40, which is a shade lighter than the colour that I normally get in the MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation. The reason why I decided to go a shade lighter was because in the Studio Fix with oxidation, it can tend to look a tad dark, so I was giving myself just a touch of wiggle room.

The undertone in this foundation was completely different from the undertone in my trusty Studio Fix. I expected this to be a yellow based foundation that would go well with my olive/tanned skin tone and it was pretty much the opposite. I would say that the NC40 shade was much more of an NW shade, for the people who understand MAC foundation shades. When I put this onto my face, I was an incredibly deep shade of orange and it wasn’t even rectifiable with concealer, it was just a disaster. I even went into store a while after trying this out and all of the shades seemed to be very orange when I gave them a swatch and they got progressively darker, even on the back of my hand.

One thing that I did like about this foundation was the packaging. I am sure if you have read my blog before, you will know that I am a sucker for packaging, especially when it is for a foundation. I like frosted glass bottles and a sleek and chic kind of look. As much as I do like fancy packaging, I also don’t mind when it is stripped back. I like that with the squeezy tube you have full control over how much product you are dispensing, more so than the Studio Fix Fluid that you have to pour out unless you buy the additional pump. Plus, the tube-like packaging is great for travelling with because you don’t have to worry about anything smashing!

Another thing that I feel like I should touch on whilst I am already bashing the MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation is that consistency of this product. When you squeeze some of this out either onto the back of your hand or a palette, it is easy to see how thick this foundation really is. This is by a country mile the thickest foundation that I have ever used. It also feels that way when you apply it to the face. No matter how I apply this, whether it be with a buffing brush a damp Beauty Blender, it is incredibly thick and feels very heavy on the skin. I don’t have an issue with a foundation being on the heavier side, but I like my skin to be able to breath and this really did feel like a mask.

Personally, this foundation doesn’t work for me. It is heavy on the skin, doesn’t sit very well and oxidises like hell. I will leave a link to this below in case you want to find out more about it. You never know, this could work well for you and for your skin. Make sure to leave me a comment down below and let me know if you have tried out this foundation and what you thought about it!


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