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MAC Studio Tech

A tri-system blend of water, emollients and powder that glides on for a flawless finish.
Average Customer Rating:
4.188 out of 5
4.2
 out of 
5
(133 Reviews) 131
1 out of 1(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Studio Tech
Review 1 for Studio Tech
Date:01 12 2011
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
NOT Impressed
This foundation fell short of my expectations. I think the salesperson pushed for me to purchase this one in particular to sell me the brush set too (for the foundation brush). :-/
I wanted a foundation with a little more than light coverage, but didn't want something that would dry out my skin either, which the cream-type foundations I've noticed tend to do. Against my better judgment, I purchased this foundation and was disappointed after using it.
The foundation gave my face a finish that looked decent for about an hour. Despite having only a few fine lines and a normal complexion, after just an hour or so, I noticed it settling into fine lines and looking not-so-fresh. It did not have good oil control. I felt like I needed to apply powder more often throughout the day when I wore it, but at the same time it made my skin feel dry (if that makes any sense at all). The applicator sponge does not apply or blend the foundation well at all. That is why I used the MAC foundation brush to apply it and still...blah. And if that wasn't enough, because it's a cream foundation, it lasted me just a few weeks and that's even with using the foundation brush (which tends to use less because it buffs the foundation into the skin) !
For over $30 after tax, that's a high price to pay for such a miniscule amount of poor performance foundation. SAVE YOUR MONEY.
I switched to the MAC Pro Longwear, which is perfection!
+26points
42of 58found this review helpful.
 / Houston
Review 2 for Studio Tech
Date:02 17 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
It ends here
Tags +Long wearing, Oil control, Buildable, Full Coverage
After years of searching, I've found the Holy Grail of foundation. I researched a lot when looking for a fuller coverage foundation that wouldn't break me out. Read a lot of great reviews and bought it. Wow! amazing! It goes on like perfection and stays on my oily skin for about 8 hours without budging. And NO breakouts. I use a foundation brush to apply so there's no mess. I use the little sponge that came inside for touch ups after a long day. You can build this up but I find one coat and then focusing on problem areas is enough for me without looking heavy. Please don't hesitate to try because you'll love it. Soooooo happy.
+55points
55of 55found this review helpful.
 / nC
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 3 for Studio Tech
Date:12 27 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Darkskin love!
Tags +Long wearing, Oil control, Buildable, day to day
After years of looking for foundation to match my reddish brown skin tone, I finally found MAC. Their specialist just LOOKED at me and matched me perfectly for foundation and concealer. My skin finally looks like mine--not weird, patchy, or muddy. I wish more companies understood brown skin like this.
I've been wearing this for about 8 years now, and I truly appreciate that a company has taken the time to figure it out. Everyone in my family wears MAC and we are all shades. Don't hesitate, get one of their people to match you up and you will look great and feel great. Oh, and do not underestimate the power of a MAC brush! I can't say enough.
As far as the product goes, I have oily skin, so the water base is super helpful. Like all foundations--if I'm having an oily day it will get on my papers, so be careful. Fortunately--unlike other foundations, I have an easy time washing it out.
I find the department stores are easiest to shop at--the MAC stores are always crowded--good for them, bad for me.
+32points
33of 34found this review helpful.
 / Chicago
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 4 for Studio Tech
Date:11 15 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best foundation ever
Tags +Long wearing, Buildable
This is by far the BEST foundation I have ever used I am 45 and have tried a ton. I have rosacea and large pores and this makeup gives me even full coverage and does not clog pores or make my pores look large. LOVE THIS STUFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
+69points
71of 73found this review helpful.
 / San Antonio
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 5 for Studio Tech
Date:08 10 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Excellent
Tags +Long wearing, Moisturizing, Buildable
I am 55 years old and been wearing Chanel and Dior foundations for the last 10 years. My sister in law turned me on to Mac and I am hooked on this foundation. It offers full or sheer coverage depending on what you need and looks so natural. And the price is right compared to what I've worn in the past!
+9points
9of 9found this review helpful.
 / Massachusetts
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 6 for Studio Tech
Date:03 30 2011
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Love It!
Tags +Long wearing, Buildable, daily and special event use
As a Black woman, I can tell you finding the right foundation is very difficult. A friend recommended MAC Studio Tech to me a few years ago and I've never looked back. Not a month goes by that I don't receive a compliment on how beautiful and flawless my skin looks.
This is the best foundation I have ever used. I HIGHLY recommend it, particularly to African-American women.
+28points
29of 30found this review helpful.
 / Florida
Review 7 for Studio Tech
Date:02 10 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
LOVE
Tags +Long wearing, Buildable, flawless natural looking skin
This foundation has been my favorite for the last 4 years. Nothing compares. It's also very buildable! But I'm the type of person who likes very natural looking make up so I have a light hand when I apply this foundation. This is the only foundation that I have found that looks so natural and soft yet gives your skin a flawless look! But if you're the type of person who likes the look of heavy foundation you can definitely get it by building it up! I also love that this foundation is more of a creme than a liquid. Makes applying very easy and fast!
+4points
4of 4found this review helpful.
 / Montana
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 8 for Studio Tech
Date:12 08 2010
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best foundation I've ever used.
Tags +Moisturizing, Oil control, Long wearing, acne-prone skin
I have extremely sensitive, blotchy, acne-prone skin. I have tried so many other foundations and have wasted so much time & money until I found Studio Tech. At first I was nervous to use a pan make-up because I have not had pleasant results with others in the past. But I have now been using Studio Tech for four consecutive years and it has never caused me to break out. It's so smooth & soft and blends amazingly well. It has just the right amount of coverage I need to make my skin look even and it never looks cakey. It is neither drying or oily. If you tend to break out easily, I highly recommend Studio Tech. I also always buy the extra Studio Tech sponges and use a new one every so often. It lasts all day. I absolutely love it.
+22points
24of 26found this review helpful.
 / USA
Review 9 for Studio Tech
Date:02 16 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Wonderful For African American Women
Tags +Long wearing, Oil control, Buildable
Before buying this product, I read a lot of the reviews, and I noticed that there were some who thought that this product was too heavy. I found this not to be in my case. I love it. It gives me a full coverage look, that is totally flawless. After taking a few pics, I didn't even need to airbrush them! Now, that says quite a bit. It didn't feel heavy, as it had sort of a cooling effect while placing it on. It wears for a long time without needing a touch up, and it gives me a natural look. I have had several people already who have asked me where did I purchase it. I love it, and this is now my foundation of choice. I've tried all the types of foundations that MAC carries, and this by far is the greatest.
+9points
9of 9found this review helpful.
 / Kansas City, Kansas
Review 10 for Studio Tech
Date:03 05 2011
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Flawless Application
Tags +Long wearing, Moisturizing, Oil control, Buildable, a flawless finish
I have tried Studio Fix Plus, and Pro Longwear, both are great, but this to me is excellent. The coverage is flawless and matte. I couldn't stop looking in the mirror. I'm looking for the perfect foundation for my makeup kit for brides, and I believe I have found it. It does not feel heavy to me at all. I apply if with the #130 brush and I take the sponge in the compact to wipe off the excess, and then it's flawless and smooth. I believe that it would photograph well as it it advertised. My blush and other makeup seemed to show up better also. I will be getting more colors for my kit. When you first put it one it may seem heavy, but wipe off the top layer with a sponge, and then give it time to settle, you will be happy.
+13points
14of 15found this review helpful.
 / Columbia, MD
Review 11 for Studio Tech
Date:02 12 2014
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Awesome Coverage
Tags +Moisturizing, Buildable, dry skin
This product is really good for dry skin and if you are looking for a creamy foundation. Before using this foundation I had really dry cheeks and flakey skin but the Studio tech is super moist and is easy to put on. No more flakey dry looking skin! Once you apply this foundation your skin looks instantly smooth. Finish with a loose powder and it stays on all day. Love it!
+7points
7of 7found this review helpful.
 / Phx,AZ
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 12 for Studio Tech
Date:03 20 2015
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Nice foundation for warmer months
Tags +Long wearing, Oil control, Buildable, when you need good/full coverage, when you need a quick application or touch-up
I bought this in my liquid foundation shade which is NW15 ... the color is lighter in this compact than it is in the liquid. This goes on smoothly and has very good coverage. It did not break me out. It is definitely drier than my studio sculpt. I think it will be best for the warmer weather. I do like this for times when I am really in a hurry and it applies faster than the liquid does. It lasts a long time and does not make my t-zone oily like some make-ups do.
+2points
2of 2found this review helpful.
 / Pennsylvania
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 13 for Studio Tech
Date:02 21 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
doesn't crease or sink into lines
Tags +Long wearing, Buildable
My shade is NW20. I am a 48 yr old woman with fair skin and fine lines. I apply after moisturizing and priming my face. i use the MAC stippling brush. This lasts and lasts, won't 'slide' off your face and when applied properly using the stippling brush, gives a flawless look. I use fix plus to set my foundation and can wear this for hours upon end (overseas flights, working night shift) and it stays in place without sinking into the fine lines around my eyes, mouth, and the '11' brow crease. My skin type is normal. This also does not transfer when used with the setting spray. this is just a great foundation.
+11points
13of 15found this review helpful.
 / Cincinnati, OH
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 14 for Studio Tech
Date:06 10 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
amazing product
Tags +Long wearing, Moisturizing, Buildable
Lately I hav been suffering from hormonal acne. I was in need of a full coverage foundation. I found this and I fell in love. I use my beauty blender or stippling brush to apply. A little bit goes a long way. It covers flawlessly.I'm almost done with my compact and I def plan to repurchase :)
+8points
9of 10found this review helpful.
 / Florida
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 15 for Studio Tech
Date:08 08 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
My shade nw47
Tags +smooth and even shade
Please do not discontinue shade NW47. ..a lot of people are being put on in the store NW50 this shade is too dark..NW47 is their perfect match!!!!
+4points
5of 6found this review helpful.
 / Pearl, MS
Review 16 for Studio Tech
Date:03 08 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Holy grail
Tags +Long wearing, Moisturizing, Oil control, Buildable
I have never written a review before but I just had to write one about this product. I absolutely adore this foundation...it is perfect! I have never got more compliments on my face then when I wear this foundation. I have tried so many foundations and none compare to this. Flawless finish. TRY IT!
+4points
4of 4found this review helpful.
 / PA
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 17 for Studio Tech
Date:07 21 2015
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Tags +Creamy, Color true
Doesn't provide a lot of coverage if you have a break-out or acne-prone skin, but a good every day product for a quick, simple and fresh face for work etc.
0points
0of 0found this review helpful.
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 18 for Studio Tech
Date:10 13 2010
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
awesom
Tags +Moisturizing, Oil control, Buildable
I have acne.. I have used this foundation for about a month now, and I never broke out with it. I has medium to full coverage. I love it and it looks smooth and natural
+4points
4of 4found this review helpful.
Review 19 for Studio Tech
Date:02 04 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I absolutely love it!
Tags +Long wearing
If you're not a fan of liquid foundation I suggest this product great for full coverage and awesome to wear in the summer, but before you apply it if you have dry skin I suggest you use a moisturizer first.
+6points
8of 10found this review helpful.
 / Ohio
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 20 for Studio Tech
Date:01 03 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
L.O.V.E.
Tags +Buildable
Love this foundation! I am a no muss no fuss person. I have to have a foundation where I can swipe on, blend and run and this is it! I dont *have to* use a concealer with this.. the coverage is buildable where I need a little extra help.
I dont use the sponge, I use clean clean clean fingers to apply.
+5points
8of 11found this review helpful.
 / Irvine CA
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com