Tuesday 3 April 2012

MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation Review

Last week when I picked up the Viva Glam V lipstick at MAC, I also got matched up for one of their much-blogged-about foundations.

I swatched, sniffed and pondered a few formulas before deciding on Studio Sculpt thanks to its gel base and awesome staying power. I was matched to shade NW20

Mac Studio Sculpt in NW20
I was drawn to the 'gel base' aspect of this because of my love for Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation (you can read my review of that here).
 My skin seems to get along rather well with the gel formulas, probably because they feel a bit nourishing and don't tend to stick to the dry bits on my face :/
Swatch of MAC Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation in NW20

The texture of this foundation is quite thick, yet smooth and somehow luxurious. You can achieve a medium to high coverage with this, so if you're happiest in tinted moisturiser this might not be your cup of tea.

MAC Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation in NW20

MAC Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation in NW20

The foundation doesn't feel particularly heavy on the face and I like the way it sort of peps up my complexion.

Studio Sculpt is long wearing and hydrating (double win) plus it has an SPF of 15 which we all know is oh so important in fending off premature wrinkles and crinkley bits, though I've already got my fair share of crows feet thanks to growing up in Australia and shunning sunglasses!

MAC Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation is £30 for a 40ml tube at Look Fantastic.


  1. Oh it's gorgeous! And as if you have crows feet woman :-)

  2. I really want to try this
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  3. i've used bare minerals foundation for years but i keep wanting to change to a liquid.. there is soooo much choice out there tho! it's hard to narrow down and pick one x

  4. Love your blog, great review! :) This sounds like a great foundation and the spf would be perfect for the coming months, I definitely need a trip to MAC soon :) x


  5. I'm not the biggest fan of mac foundations, I think there are a lot better ones for this price, but this foundation is something that I really want to try out. So many bloggers had been raving about it. x