Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Mac Studio Sculpt Foundation Review!

I have been trying out new foundations lately seeing as the winter is coming and I'm getting paler, my other foundations were a little too dark! I went to the Mac store and got the Mac Studio Sculpt Foundation in NC15...... It was $29.00.

Firstly I want to talk about the color.... while the NC15 in the Studio Fix Fluid was almost too dark for me, the Studio Sculpt was way too light. I looked like a vampire lol! The NC15 in the Studio Fix has a slightly more yellow tone, whereas the Studio Sculpt is more neutral. I like yellow.....

The foundation is a gel base, so it's a thicker consistency. I applied it with my Mac 183 brush, which was fine but after I had applied it I just wasn't in love. I didn't really like how it looked on my skin, you could see it in my pores and it was almost a little cakey looking without the amazing coverage :( I really wanted to love this foundation but I just don't. So needless to say, I will be taking it back to Mac tomorrow and my mission for a light yellow based foundation continues......

It's also super hard right now because since I've been pregnant, my skin has changed so much. I have been super oily my whole life but now my skin is starting to get dryer and so my usual foundation routine is not working as well as it used too. But it's like I'm in between, I'm not fully dry but I'm not oily, so it's very difficult. I have never had to worry about being dry before..... its so strange to me lol so I think maybe changing the type of foundation will help..

If anyone has any recommendations for a foundation that has a yellow tone, great shades for light skin and has fabulous coverage without looking nasty on my skin then please let me know!!!!

Thanks my Loves xxxxxx


  1. I find nars sheer glow is quite yellow. I am nc15 and I wear it in the shade Gobi.

  2. Hey sam!
    I have normal to dry skin and I have recently discovered Mirabella "skin tint cream". I got it at Peels the professional beauty supply in Colorado springs, for abt... 19$ I think. I have been using the III Neutral but they have a
    Slightly more yellow one in the level 3 also. I think it's a great cream full coverage that looks soft like mineral powder after a bit. Hope this helps:)

  3. Is the Nars Sheer glow a heavy coverage, cuz my skin has a lot of scarring..... thanks Kat I'll have to look it up :) xxxx

  4. Sam,
    have you tried the Estee Lauder double wear? I just got a sample and so far I'm liking it! it has good build-able coverage....I have a lot of scarring as well, and it seems to help! oh, and I have combination skin... oily in the T-zone, dry every where else.

  5. give nars sheer glow a try:) maybe in the shade fiji, but that might be too dark. punjab is pretty yellow too, but most likely too dark for you.

  6. Heyyy its the annoying girl who keeps bothering you and dedicating vids to you...hehe
    OH EM GEE i only just found your blog and its great- i dont know if you saw my comment but i reccomended studio sculpt to you...
    i should of said that a brush does not work ATALL with this foundation its got to be a damp sponge im afraid =] hope you havent taken it back yet and experinment with different techniques of applying it cause as a fellow pale dry skin gal its not a bad foundation =D

    lotsa love clo xx

  7. Tiffany... I actually got the double wear and love it!!!! Thank you!!! And clolovesmakeup lol ur not annoying at all!!! The color was just not right for me and i think my skin is too bumpy for it :( but thank you anyway xxx

  8. oh good! glad you're liking the double wear! I know I am...:)

  9. Its so great!! And it stays on forever!!

  10. Hey Sam!
    How do you apply your double wear? also, what do you prefer better, colorstay or double wear?

  11. This is my absolute fave foundation ever, but I have learnt one thing with it - you absolutely can only apply it with your fingers, if you use a brush or sponge it's just YUK on, splotchy and cakey, but if you use your fingers it's just lush & flawless. :D