Let MAC Sculpt you up and down ’till you say stop! Sculpt me baby… awwwwww yeah! LOL, I was totally singing my MAC Sculpt version of Silk’s Freak Me when I opened up a few preview items from the MAC Well Defined collection this afternoon.
I’ve been really curious about Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation and Studio Sculpt Concealer but have only been able to try them in NW35 (Studio Sculpt) and NC45 (Sculpt Concealer), two colors which, alas, don’t match my skin tone (I’m an NC35).
Studio Sculpt Foundation: sheer-to-medium coverage, semi-matte finish
Despite the shade I tried not being the right one for me, Studio Sculpt Foundation seems to perform more like a tinted moisturizer than a full coverage foundation. The sheer-to-medium liquid spreads easily over my skin, evening out the color and covering my blotchy patches. All told, the coverage seems lighter and not as thorough as Studio Fix liquid foundation.
Points go to Studio Sculpt for its sheerness and finish. It’s dewy, not necessarily shimmery, but you know how some foundation looks kinda wet when you first apply it? — well, when Studio Sculpt Foundation dries it still has that same look. It’s sort of like a semi-matte finish.
I’m looking forward to testing it in my correct color. If it doesn’t break me out, I think it might rival Laura Mercier’s Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer (my favorite!).
From left to right: Studio Sculpt Concealer in NC 45, Studio Sculpt Foundation in NW 35
Studio Sculpt Concealer
OMG! NC45 is much too dark for me, but from what I could tell using it this concealer is gonna be the shizz. Studio Sculpt evokes a hybrid lovechild of MAC Studio Finish Concealer (very dry and challenging to manipulate but covers everything) and MAC Select Moisturecover Concealer (very moisturizing but doesn’t last long).
The gel formula spreads easily (like Moisturecover) and covers dark circles as well as Studio Finish does. It also feels moist and soft to the touch, like a thick, rich balm.
The only beef I have with it so far is the packaging… It’s in a glass pot similar in size to MAC Paint Pots. Just might be a pain to travel with (I’m clumsy). 🙂
I’ll do more extensive testing on durability and coverage soon, but for now all signs point to YES!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,