Pay day can only mean one thing for me - what makeup products am i buying this month? And as im running out of my trusty, Urban Decay Naked Skin, i thought id try something different. As Debenhams (my place of work) was having a 10% off all beauty and fragrance, and then with my staff discount on top of it, i decided to pick up a new foundation that was on my wishlist for a while - MAC Studio Sculpt.
Studio Sculpt is described as '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.' I love that the Studio Sculpt packaging comes in a squeezy tube. It's not in a thick, heavy glass bottle like the usual MAC foundations, and it doesn't take up much room in your makeup bag. For £25, you get 40ml of product, which is more than an average MAC foundation.
I applied this foundation with my trusty, Real Techniques buffing brush and found it gave my skin a lovely, dewy, medium coverage look. It applied so easily, and blended so smoothly into the skin. It didnt feel majorly tacky on the skin and definetly gave a satin finish, which i love. I lightly set the foundation with my MAC ---- powder over my forehead, chin and cheeks (where i tend to get slightly oily) and applied the rest of my foundation.
Throughout the day, it settled into my skin perfect and didnt feel heavy at all. It felt hydrating all over my face, although it did cling to my dry patches, around my nose. I did also find that it oxidized... which for me is a good thing as when i first applied Studio Sculpt, it did seem slightly too pale for me, but within about 30 mins, it seemed to addapt and seemed to match my neck and body alot more.
Overall, Studio Sculpt was tested on my skin for approximately 10 hours (a typical day at work for me) and after 10 hours of wear, my skin looked lovely, healthy, radiant and glowy. There was no fading anywhere, and i didnt find it needed touching up throughout the day! It's definetly one of my favurite MAC foundation's, as it doesnt feel heavy on the skin like most! I'm really enjoying using this foundation, the only frustrating thing is that is clings to dry patches. However, most foundation's i have tried, do cling to them, so i can look fast that. I will carry on using Studio Sculpt as it is a lovely, everyday foundation for me and i love the glow it gives :)