October 6, 2010

Review: MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation

Hi ladies (: I wanted to put up this review as fast as I can because this foundation and other one are part of my project pan, so I wanted to write something about them (Revlon Photoready will come in a latter post) before they're gone.

I had this foundation for quiet some time now. I used it when I had horrible breakouts last year and it helped me a lot.
But I just don't like it anymore. I think part of my breakouts were because of this foundation. 
I start using Studio Sculpt and really liking the satin finish it gave me, it is long-wear so I would wear it to college and would last all day. After a week of using it, I started to notice my skin was a lot different. My pores were so large and I had dry patches all over my forehead. I stopped using this and my skin was back to normal.
Months later, I had horrible acne scaring on my chin (I don't have it anymore,if you girls want I can make a post about it) and I was out of my Revlon Colorstay, so I used this and it covered everything perfectly.

I use the Elf powder brush or my fingers to apply it, either way, I have to really blend the foundation into my skin or it would look horrible. I always used and still use a hand disinfecting gel on my hand before applying it.
Another bad thing about this foundation... It transfers LIKE CRAZY!!! If I would kiss my boyfriend he would have foundation all over his mouth, it was so bad ahaha If I touched my face and then I touch anything else, it would stain everything!!!  It's really annoying... Even if I put just a tiny layer of it on my face, it will transfer to everything as well... horrible.

(I have my camera back, it has a awesome quality but I still haven't figure out how it focus.. If you have a cannon, please tell me :s)

I wear the shade NW20 and it's the perfect shade for me. Now, this is a gel based foundation, I wore this foundation mostly when I was on acne medication that made my skin really dry... so it wouldn't turn greasy on me... but now that my skin is back to normal, after some time I'll look like a grease ball (:  I don't set it with powder because it's just looks powdery and cakey, so I don't even go there.

(The only thing that I have on my face (cheeks) it's MAC Shell Pearl)

As you can see from the pictures above, the one without flash my skin looks all grainy because that's what it does to my skin after I wear it for more than a day. For the flash one, you can see that I settle into the smile line, so I couldn't smile the hole day.

I don't have troubled skin anymore so I don't need to use this.. I don't think it photographs well, so even for night outs I wouldn't wear it. But I'll try to finish it because I paid 30 dollars for it...
Overall, I wouldn't recommend this foundation to anyone. I think there's better ones out there. MAC does better ones than this... Maybe the Face and Body would be a better foundation.

You can buy this foundation at any MAC counter and from MAC website for 29.50$.

I'm sorry this is not a positive review.. but I really don't like it, it didn't work for my skin unfortunately.


ShoppingAddict said...

A good honest review- thts what i love to read! :)

Ansa said...

I doot like this foundation either. I have it and it just sits there. I need to sell it in a blog sale.

ARA said...

great review.xx


Marisa said...

@Ansa- That is so true! It just sits on your skin like a layer of fresh paint! It's so annoying!

All Made Up said...

this is the kind of review I really love! totally honest and will probably stop people splashing out on a product that doesnt do what it says on the tin! I'm so jealous of your skin :( my chin is just not playing ball at the min so I have constant breakouts which wears thin pretty quickly :)


Sónia said...

nice review. some produts suck sometimes...

i loved your pic :D

Marisa said...

@allmadeup - Thank you for your comments ;) Sometimes our skin just don't play the way we want, it just sucks! This foundation was part of the reason mine behave badly!

Rakhshanda said...

I just saw your blog and love it...really you have done a great job dear.

Rakhshanda said...

Love this review!

Rakhshanda said...

Very honest...So I'm not buying this.

♥ Stacey ♥ said...

Thank you for this, although I have no found my perfect foundation, this has stopped me trying this as I am prone to breakouts too! x

P.S The Macro function on your camera will focus on close up shots

Marisa said...

@Rakhshanda - Thanks so much for your sweet comments (:

@stacey- Thanks! I'll have to check that out!

kellyyes said...

aww that sucks that this didnt work out for you. i havent tried any of the mac foundations. but you shouldnt apologize for negative reviews! its what you think so no harm in that :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the review! :)