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MAC Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation

A gel-based foundation that offers medium to full coverage with a natural satin finish.
Average Customer Rating:
4.2 out of 5
4.2
 out of 
5
(155 Reviews) 154
1 out of 1(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation
Review 1 for Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation
Date:03 26 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Perfect for Thirsty Skin
Tags +Long wearing, Moisturizing, Buildable, dry skin, normal skin
I honestly have nothing majorly bad to say about this product. I find that using this is NOT for oily skin, my skin gets dry in the winter and I needed something hydrating and a more dewy look. This stuff is totally buildable and using a little the first time then going from there, "they say you can always add but never take away" The finish on it is not oily as most people say. If you are naturally oily then yes it will be!
Using the right techniques you can achieve a dewy look. I use philosophy Hope in a Jar for Dry Skin, wait until it dries then use the Prep and Prime Natural Radiance in pink since Im an NC20, then I have found the best way to apply this is to take some squeeze it out on your finger then dab dots around your face then take a beauty blender and use the dabbing technique to cover your skin and then work the beauty blender around your face smoothing it out to make a flawless finish. Then I finish it off with the FIX +.
I have tried my fingers and many brushes to apply this product and Im telling you the beauty blender is the best way! Remember for this to be long wearing set it with a finishing spray and key for flawless look is proper prepping! I have then achieved my dewy complexion bringing me back to being in Florida on a hot summer day..LOVE IT!! now onto to purchasing/trying the mineralized moisture foundation this weekend for an even more dewy look!! Keep an eye out for a review on that!
+60points
68of 76found this review helpful.
 / Mighigan
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 2 for Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation
Date:01 13 2013
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great!! Miracle
Tags +Long wearing, Moisturizing, Buildable
Let me say this is not the foundation i normally use i have been using nc50 studio fix fluid for the past 5 years and i never thought i would use anything else. i decided to get my makeup done for my befriends wedding i told the makeup artist "Stephanie she is amazing" what my skin type was what my color was and what i normally use she said ok i then saw her pick this up. Needless to say i was bit weary but what the heck shes the professional so i let her do her thing and let me tell you this foundation is AMAZING!!!!
Now i have really bad acne scares from when i was in high school and its been a struggle for me to hide/get rid of them which is why i love mac products because they make you look flawless. She put this on my face and the only concealer she used was under my eye..... Are your hearing me????? THE ONLY CONCEALER SHE USED WAS UNDER MY EYES!!! this makeup covered EVERYTHING, EVERY SINGLE SCARE i was shocked i couldn't believe that this worked better than the studio fix.
Now they say this for dry skin tones well i have combination skin my outer cheeks forehead and underneath my chin are dry my nose around my eyes and chin are oily and it works fine for me put some skin finish over it and im good you might have to use the blot powder eventually but not for maybe 5/6hrs after you've put it on at least that's how long until i needed a touch up.
Bottom line this is great ill continue until i find something better within mac to use until then this is now my foundation.
+161points
166of 171found this review helpful.
 / ny
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 3 for Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation
Date:04 07 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best foundation MAC offers! Hands down!
Tags +Long wearing, Moisturizing, Buildable, dry skin
I've tried most MAC foundations & I've never had any luck whatsoever. Either they made my face look worse than before or they broke me out. This foundation is the only one that doesn't settle into pores or fine lines. Its awesome. It also does not accentuate any dry patches which has always been a problem of mine.
+42points
43of 44found this review helpful.
 / Idaho
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 4 for Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation
Date:10 28 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
OMG, I FOUND IT!!!
Tags +Long wearing, Moisturizing, Buildable, anyone that what a flawless skin with fresh look
I AM 42 YEARS OLD AND THE LAST 3 YEARS MY SKIN CHANGED FROM OILY TZONES TO DRY. I TRYED SO MANY DIFFERENT KINDS OF FOUNDATIONS FROM DRUGSTORE TO HIGH END . MY SKIN WAS LOOKING DULL AND CAKED. I AM NOT A REVIEW WRITTER , BUT THIS FOUNDATION IS BEAUTIFUL, FLAWLESS FOR MY SKIN. THIS FOUNDATION HAS A SATIN FINISH WHICH MAKE MY SKIN LOOK 10 YEARS YOUNGER, I LOVE IT!!!!
+11points
11of 11found this review helpful.
 / FLORIDA
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 5 for Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation
Date:09 01 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Love love love!
Tags +dry skin uneven tone anyone wanting a natural look
I love going out but hate when my face looks a mess after a couple hrs. This is my first time using foundation & THIS BLENDS SO FREAKIN BEAUTIFULLY! It looks sooo natural & lasts all night. Perfect!
+26points
28of 30found this review helpful.
 / MI
Review 6 for Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation
Date:03 01 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Perfect
Tags +Long wearing, Moisturizing, Buildable
This foundation was recommended to me through live chat, I was somewhat reluctant to buy it because I've never used this foundation before. With that being said, this foundation is fantastic ( if applied right ) I will never be without it. First off this foundation is thicker than I'm used to. It took me a few different ways of applying this to get the best application technique. I tried sponges, a foundation brush, my fingers, a stippling brush and a larger dense brush. The best application came from the larger dense brush. This foundation is thicker and really needs to be buffed into the skin. So fingers and other brushes aren't able to do that like a dense brush. Because this foundation needs to be buffed into the skin it does take a bit longer to apply than other foundations but if it's applied right the extra few minutes is more than worth it. In my opinion this foundation covers extremely well, and my skin is far from perfect. I currently have some mild acne and some scars from acne. When this is applied with a dense brush it doesn't even look like you're wearing makeup ( on me anyway ) Love, love, love this foundation!
+28points
29of 30found this review helpful.
 / NY
Review 7 for Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation
Date:02 07 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best By Far!
Tags +Buildable, Long wearing, Moisturizing, dry sensitive skin
I can't tell you how many foundations I have tried, but I thank my lucky stars that I finally came across Mac's Studio Sculpt! I have somewhat dry, sensitive skin, which needs exfoliating from time to time. Most foundations made my skin feel and appear dry and 'peely' looking, even when it was applied on top of a moisturizer or primer, or both, and other foundations were too 'wet' looking/feeling and made me break out! But I tell ya, I can't get over how my skin looks with this particular foundation. Hallelujah!! I was just about to give up my search when I came across this at the Mac Counter at Macy's. My skin feels smooth and fabulous...no tightness, no sensitivity, no breakouts, and most of all, no "I'm melting!" kind of feel!! Thank you Mac!!
+25points
25of 25found this review helpful.
 / Boston
Review 8 for Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation
Date:01 25 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Absolute fave!!
Tags +Long wearing, Moisturizing, Oil control, Buildable, normal to dry skin
I am completely obsessed. I used the studio fix for a while and really liked it, but I heard this one had more coverage so I decided to try something new and I'll never go back it covers all my acne scars from high school, and my freckles with only one layer! Would definitely recommend for anyone looking for full coverage and a flawless face!
+55points
62of 69found this review helpful.
 / Los Angeles
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 9 for Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation
Date:11 30 2012
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great foundation!
Tags +Long wearing, Moisturizing, Buildable, all skin types
After trying almost all MAC foundations, I found this to work the best! Its great for all skin types, especially for dry skin like myself. Hydrates, conceals and perfects all in one. Goes on very light with its mouse-like effect, covers any imperfections and is easily build-able. Perfect foundation!
+28points
29of 30found this review helpful.
 / San Pedro, CA
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 10 for Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation
Date:03 15 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
A Good Match For My Skin
Tags +Long wearing, Oil control, conceal blemishes and other imperfections
I finally found the perfect foundation! It goes on light and it blends well. I've used other MAC cosmetics, but this product is, by far, my favorite.
+3points
3of 3found this review helpful.
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 11 for Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation
Date:01 04 2011
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
LOVE IT!!!!
Tags +fantastic coverage and long wearing
I went to mac over the New Year and I had a young girl that tried this on me, and I wasn't expecting anything great bc I have very dry skin and allot ot red viens on my cheecks and a dull complection and I wasn't blessed with pretty skin, but when I left there I looked fantastic, my husband took a double take and said wow you look younger, thats all I needed to hear,it covers all my redness which was a miracle in it self, I have never felt so confident before,and I also got the sheer compact to set the sculpt foundation and it last me till I take it off and I also noticed my skin looks better after I even take it off? so it has been good for my skin too,thank you Mac for making feel better about my self and looking flawles...I love love love this stuff, I just wish I had of tried it allot sooner,I'm 48 yrs. old and have wrinkles and making me feel beautiful for the first time :) I also cant wait to see what this does in High Humidity
+13points
13of 13found this review helpful.
 / virginia
Review 12 for Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation
Date:01 02 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
A healthy glow from within!
Tags +Long wearing, Moisturizing, Buildable, day to day glamorous look
At first I was going back-and-forth whether or not I like this product. The first time I used it I used to much and I used to fix plus setting fluid underneath the make up and I didn't use a good brush so it was very heavy in my face got very greasy really quickly. I found this odd because I have very dry skin. After I talked to a Mac consultant They told me to use a stippling brush or a duo fiber brush. And they also said he used a lightweight setting powder to help at last throughout the day. Wow! What a difference that made. It gives a great coverage if you have acne scars are dark spots on your face. If you blend it well you get a very nice sheer glow look to your skin. I will say that this foundation last about eight hours or so before you have to touch it up. I am using Macs sheer pressed foundation to set the Foundation and it's helped a lot.
I would not recommend using fix plus with this product as it is already a very dewy foundation the fix plus can make it seem very greasy after a few hours. Use a primer that gives you a matte finish and that will help control the greasiness that can come sometimes with this product. But I really do love this foundation it is my go to because of how quickly it blends and how gorgeous the finish is. I really like using this for work or auditions that I go to it is great for a simple day to day look. And you can really glam it up for a night out with the great Smoky eye. Before buying the product I would recommend going into Mac and asking for a sample and to have them show you how to apply it correctly. But I definitely would recommend this to a friend!
+3points
4of 5found this review helpful.
 / California
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 13 for Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation
Date:04 14 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
beautiful for everyday.. quick and beautiful
Tags +Long wearing, Moisturizing, Buildable, fast and easy!
This is a great foundation for a pretty finish and a quick application. The formula is beautiful!! Just wisk it on and out the door. Leaves a dewy healthy glow.
I love it.. great for mature skin...
+26points
31of 36found this review helpful.
 / Pittsburgh
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 14 for Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation
Date:02 07 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Amazing Product! Flawless Coverage!
Tags +Long wearing, Buildable, Full Coverage
I am in love with this product. I had been looking for a new foundation for quite some time, and I decided to go with the Studio Sculpt after reading many reviews. I wanted a product that provided full coverage. When using this foundation, my skin is smooth, hydrated, and is absolutely flawless! You only need to use a small amount because of the consistancy of the cream foundation - which is why this foundation lasts longer than many other liquid foundations I have tried. I would recommend this product to anyone looking for full coverage and a beautiful flawless complexion!
+14points
14of 14found this review helpful.
 / Scottsdale, Arizona
Review 15 for Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation
Date:10 28 2012
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great Coverage Natural Look
Tags +Moisturizing, Long wearing, Buildable, normal-dry skin full coverage natural look
My favorite MAC foundation has been the MatchMaster. However, I've been feeling like the Matchmaster looks just too heavy lately. I like good coverage with a natural look. I don't want to look like I'm wearing foundation. I got a sample of this last night at MAC. I was matched to NW40, which was spot on! finally, one of the MAC girls matched me correctly. I never would have thought to try a NW shade, but it looked like I wasn't even wearing makeup. That's how spot on the shade was. This covers like a dream (better than Matchmaster), but it looks natural and like my own skin. This wears well. It did not make my face oily or wear off. Did not cling to dry spots. Covered everything- no need for concealer. This felt lightweight too. A little goes a long way. So far, I like this. This is good for full coverage with a natural look. I've had this on for 12 1/2 hrs and it hasn't budged, even through the rain.
+13points
14of 15found this review helpful.
 / Uniontown, A
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 16 for Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation
Date:08 07 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
High Coverage/ Buildable
Tags +Moisturizing, Oil control, Buildable, Full Coverage, everyday use
I typically use Studio Fix Fluid as my everyday, but I turn to this when the fullest coverage is what my skin requires. I apply with my foundation brush, though a sponge can do the trick as well. I found it best to set this with a powder like Studio Fix Powder Plus to avoid getting a little blotchy in the T-zone and nose later in the day. That's not required, but I have oily skin to begin with so it definitely helps.
Even though customer service says Studio Fix Fluid does, I think Studio Sculpt has the fullest coverage within the MAC line of fluid foundations. Studio Sculpt definitely has a denser consistency and "gel-like" quality as described in the product detail. Again, good for higher coverage.
+9points
9of 9found this review helpful.
 / Orlando, FL
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 17 for Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation
Date:12 09 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
good everyday foundation
Tags +normal dry skin nc45
Good coverage, smooth, i mix with prolong wear in nc42 to match my skin tone, I have yellow undertones, stays more than 8 hrs just wish it didn't come in orangy colors work good with elf powder brush
+3points
3of 3found this review helpful.
 / jasper tx
Review 18 for Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation
Date:02 09 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
you will love if you have dry skin
Tags +Long wearing, Moisturizing, Buildable, dry skins
If your looking for a full coverage, long-wearing foundation and you have dry skin then this is your best option. Most of the full coverage, long-wearing foundations on the market are targeted for oily skins and look dry and cakey on dry skins or emphasize wrinkles. I'm 33 and I don't really have wrinkles but if a product isn't hydrating then it creates wrinkles on me that I don't usually have without makeup. This foundation is perfect.
+2points
2of 2found this review helpful.
 / Toronto
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 19 for Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation
Date:08 25 2010
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
High coverage
Tags +Moisturizing, Oil control, Long wearing, Buildable
I like the studio sculpt foundation for its coverage and still it looks natural if you blend it well. I like to mix my foundation with a little bit of moisturizing cream: it's still high coverage but easier to blend (if i don't mix it I have to blend it a lot). So you can either have a light, medium or heavy coverage with this method and it works with most of the moisturizers.
It has an oily finish (due to it's function as a foundation for people with dry skin), so you must use a powder after the foundation unless you want to look shiny. I don't know if I'm the only one who noticed this, but I also feel like it does improve my skin (my skin is very dry but after using the foundation it feels very nice).
For me it is a great foundation, but people with oily skin should be prepared to get breakouts, but there is the studio fix fluid foundation specially designed for people with oily skin.
Another great fact: There are so many shades (even extra light shades) so that everybody can find his/her perfect foundation (which was the main reason for me to buy a MAC foundation).
+10points
12of 14found this review helpful.
 / Germany
Review 20 for Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation
Date:01 30 2013
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
love this foundation!
Tags +Long wearing, Moisturizing, Buildable, dry skin
i got this a couple of weeks ago and i instantly fell in love! i have really bad dry skin and its a bit flakey on my cheeks. This is the only foundation that actually works well with it. This foundation looks so natural and looks like skin, even over flakey patches. I love this foundation so much. highly reconmend this to everyone.
+8points
8of 8found this review helpful.
 / new mexico
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com