M.A.C Cosmetics Studio Sculpt SPF15 Foundation 40ml
4.3 of 65 reviews
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Create the perfect base with M.A.C Cosmetics Studio Sculpt SPF15 Foundation. Designed to give long-lasting hydration and stay-true colour, this satin-finish foundation gives skin medium to full, buildable coverage while revitalising dull and dry skin.
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- Dull, dry or dehydrated skin
- Normal to dry
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4.3 of 65 reviews
84% recommend this product
Most Helpful Positive
This foundation has a unique gel like texture and creates a full coverage satin finish. The shade range is great. Skin prep is important to avoid cake-iness in some areas. For reference, I have normal to dry skin.
Most Helpful Criticism
This is marketed for dry skin but it's too cakey for dry skin. If you want full coverage and are more on the normal side, you'll like this. If you're closer to dry I'd recommend looking for something else.
Full coverageThis is marketed for dry skin but it's too cakey for dry skin. If you want full coverage and are more on the normal side, you'll like this. If you're closer to dry I'd recommend looking for something else.
Lovely full coverageThis foundation has a unique gel like texture and creates a full coverage satin finish. The shade range is great. Skin prep is important to avoid cake-iness in some areas. For reference, I have normal to dry skin.
Great medium to full coverage foundationI used to suffer from severe acne and this was always my go-to foundation. Very buildable coverage without being too cakey with a pleasant texture. Would recommend for those who like a more matte finish.
CO.VER.AGE.This foundation has major full coverage. I prefer a lighter look for everyday but this is great for stage/performance makeup.
FULL coverageThis one is a bit too full coverage for me. It’s super thick and feels heavy on my skin. I much prefer sheer-medium coverage. Having said that, it does cover spots and redness very effectively.
skin looks radiant and healthythis foundation makes my skin look young and flawless. It looks very good in pictures too
LuminousThis foundation is a perfect medium-full coverage foundation. Feels light on the skin and gives the skin a lovely dewy glow! I have dry-combination skin and this lasts me all day. I am disappointed that the full MAC shade range is not available for this foundation as for someone with pale skin the NC15 can be too dark. You only need to use a little bit depending on how much coverage you are after ...Read More
good foundationthis is a nice foundation to use. I have normal-oily skin however so it does not last all day for me!
A nice dewy foundationI really like this foundation. It has a gel type formula and provides a nice dewy finish. Wish it came in a fairer shade more suitable for my skin. It also isnt super long wearing, and breaks apart after a few hours.
Very full coverage!This is a very full coverage foundation and is very hydrating, so its perfect for dry skin
did not work well with meBecause I have an oily face I found this too oily for myself. Might go well with combination or dry skin :)
works wellPerfect for days when the skin feels dry.
Reliable, everyday foundationI've been using this foundation for years now and it's perfect for my combination, occasionally acne-prone skin. I am scared of trying new foundation types because I worry they will break me out - but this one doesn't faze my skin at all. I love the sheer finish and the other day my beautician even asked me what foundation I was wearing - she said it 'looks like skin'.
Love it!I get lots of compliments that I’m looking fresh and have a glow I do however set it with a powder. Really easy to apply and love it!
Pretty goodWorks well for winters for my combination skin as I don't get that oily during winters. Buildable coverage that lasts throughout the day.
Dewy!Only negative is, I found that it isn't as long lasting on the skin as I hoped. My skin is dry, so this foundation gives a hydrating dewy look to my skin. Also like that it is full coverage!
greatThis is a medium to full coverage foundation. Its pretty buildable. Has a stain finish and very hydrating formula. I would say it more for normal to dry skin. Long-wearing
Pretty goodThis is surprisingly really good. This is better suited to my dry skin than the other MAC foundation. Long wearing.
really goodone of the most high coverage foundations ive ever used
ProfessionalFor nights we’re I need a more professional foundation, I go to this! It gives extremely amazing coverage while still feeling light and looking natural! It gives my face a flawless finish!
The lightest of the M.A.C foundationsI like this one as I find it to be the lightest of the M.A.C foundations. An excellent colour range too makes it easy to find a good colour match.
GorgeousLove love love this foundation. I have very fair skin and it is really hard to get a foundation shade that doesn’t make me took too “orange”. Shade matched beautifully and I really like the dewy finish. Didn’t become patchy (I touch my face too much unknowingly) and let my skin breathe. A little more than I like to pay for a foundation as I use it everyday but I’m really happy with how it looked a...Read More
not for oily skinmore suited towards dry skin as it does look oily after a couple hours of wear
flawlessThis is the most flawless foundation that Mac has!!! it is very youthful looking on the skin and great for textured skin, fine lines and wrinkles and dry skin. It has a great smoothing effect and feels very soft and velvety on
flawlessThis foundation leaves a flawless finish, although I have to be well prepped with a good primer as I found it didn't apply well if I wasn't well moisturised.
Studio styleGreat heavy full coverage foundation. Not suitable for everyday, but its amazing for parties because it gives a thick full coverage matte look which photographs very well. It mixes well with other foundations!
Love itI just purchased this product after trying samples of this foundation and I love it, I get lots of compliments that I’m looking fresh and have a glow I do however set it with a powder on my T zone. Yes
Worth the priceGreat coverage, applies excellently with a brush or beauty blender. I find it needs to be set with powder otherwise it’s a bit shiny and sticky. But once it’s set it lasts all day
Go to for a dewy foundationStudio sculpt is perfect for a nice dewy finish. If doesn’t dry out your skin and has a nice coverage. My skin type can be slightly oily so I often set with a powder to avoid too much shine in my t-zone.
Would highly recommend this foundation for those looking for a dewy finish.
Dewy full coverage foundationMy skin in dry, so this foundation gives a hydrating dewy look to my skin. Also like that it is full coverage. Only negative is, I found that it isn't as long lasting on the skin as I hoped.
Can look a bit oilyI have combination skin and I found this foundation to be a bit too oily for me. Though it applies really nicely and starts off looking good, I noticed a sheen on my skin an hour into the day and ended up looking a little too greasy for my liking.
Foundation that doesn't dry out your skin!this little gem is my go to foundation! it doesn't dry out your skin and you really get your moneys worth!
Light and smoothThis is super smooth on the skin which is really nice! Not my go to just because I don’t think the coverage is that high but it’s still good!
Mixed reviewI originally started using this when I was on retinol for acne. I was very dry and needed a lot of coverage for cystic acne and redness. It was the only thing I could use and for that I’m grateful. However. I cannot stand the smell on my skin. And now my skin is flawless it’s too thick and heavy. I understand it might be great for some but definitely not for everybody.
Great for special occasionsA nice smooth texture on the skin and good coverage
Great for full coverageThis is great foundation if you are looking for a dewy but full coverage foundation, I do find that it does need a primer underneath to stop it from settling into fine lines and also found it stays better if set so therefore only use when I am going out at night or for an event. took mark off as tube packaging can be annoying for getting the last of the product out
VersatileThis foundation is so versatile! You can add it to face and body to sheer it out or build the coverage up. I keep it in my kit and I adore it!
Negative- does need to be shaked before use as it splits slighty..
My everyday go to!This is my everyday foundation. At first the texture is harder to get used to but once used to it you will never go back. It covers the skin well and leaves a soft dewy sort of finish on the skin. Skin looks natural yet a good coverage. Definately give this one a shot. Lasts for ages too.
Good coverageThis foundation gives a heavy coverage it is more suitable for a night out or with a full face of make up rather than everyday use
Not My FaveI decided to repurchase this after not using it for a few years and I wasn't as impressed with it this time round. I find that it sets into my fine lines and rubs off in certain places and oxidises making my skin look orange...
Good, full coverage, but very thickA good full coverage foundation but it is very thick. I usually mix it with a luminator or with fix-plus and then it applies easier.
PerfectTruly beautiful on the skin, can't explain how nice this foundation wears.
Full Coverage and Glowing!I have normal to dry skin and love this foundation for a full coverage glowy finish, always receive compliments on my skin with this on
nice but oxidisesThis was the first Mac foundation I bought. I’m in NC15 which is a perfect match however this foundation oxidises pretty heavily within the first hour after applying it to my skin. I’ve since mixed it with a white foundation to get the perfect match but it is disappointing considering the price point. I’d recommend trying another Mac foundation or going a shade down from what you actually are.
Wouldn't use anything else!!LOVE! this foundation!! Very versatile! Easy to apply! and can be worn light to full coverage
Fantastic, but oxidises like crazyThe coverage is fantastic and it was easy to apply and blend using a sponge. It wore nicely and looked natural.
I bought NC20, which is a perfect match for me straight out of the tube but it oxidises to be at least a full shade darker within just a few minutes. I have oily skin and that may have something to do with it, but I wish I'd bought a shade lighter.
NiceThis is pretty nice, I've only used this twice as I have a sample. So far though I do like this.
Great foundation if you know what you’re doing!I’m a bit of a slob when it comes to makeup, and only ever wear a BB cream over sunscreen during the day, which doesn’t readily show mistakes or highlight wrinkles. Lately though I’ve been wanting to up my game and gave Studio Sculpt a try- wow, it’s a beautiful foundation!
I was worried that it would be too heavy (being full coverage) but I find that stippling with a small amount on a brus...Read More
Good coverageA nice smooth texture on the skin and good coverage
Good Coverage Matte FoundationI've used this foundation before and liked it which made me repurchase it recently. However, I'm finding it's not working as well as it used to with my skin. I find my skin has to be really smooth for it to go on nicely so it could be the primer I'm using?? It does provide good coverage though!
Works wellIts definitely worked well for my combination skikn type. It wasn't too oily for me around my t-zone. I would recommend it to others who have the same skin type.
Full coverage, good for eventsThis is a lovely full coverage foundation that provides a flawless finish. I mainly use it for event makeup, as I find it quite heavy for everyday. Lasts well on my combination skin.
not a fani don’t know why this foundation didn’t work for me, i had heard so many reviews from people saying how incredible it is but the moment i tried it i absolutely hated it, it looked awful on me so cakes and patchy and streaky i don’t know why! i have tried using it many different ways with a sponge, brush, fingers even and it always looks terrible. i’m disappointed because i really wanted this to be...Read More
Full coverageReally like this product gives a full coverage while still feeling light on the face gives a nice dewy glow to the skin
Really good foundationReally good quality foundation. light coverage but nice
Lovely foundationThis dewy finish foundation works wonders on my dry fair skin. I find I can really build it up depending on what sort of event I use it for. I have managed to make a tub last almost 6 months so i find it to be very good value.
Not a fanThis is a small tube for the price and its quite oily with the SPF (although that's important) it made me break out even though I never get acne. Be wary if you are prone to that !
PerfectI LOVE this foundation. Perfect shade for my pale, Irish skin and it is long wearing on my very dehydrated skin. I don't even need to use a primer under this, I just moisturise. Can't complain about this foundation at all! I also love that it's in a squeeze tube rather than a jar, which means product won't be wasted.
GorgeousReally ended up loving this foundation, such nice coverage and complexion to the skin.
amazing in the hands of the right peopleWhen a makeup artist in MAC first applied this on me, I was in love. My skin looked healthy, glowing and flawless at the same time. I loved it so much, that I decided to buy the full size the next day, and for some reason, my results weren't anything like they were the first time. It looked quite cakey and thick on my skin, and seemed to sit on top of it rather than blending in. I'm not sure if I ...Read More
Great for dry skinThis is one of the best full coverage foundations for dry skin. I wear the shade NC42 in summer and NC40 in winter and it never clings to any dry spots or textured areas! If not set properly it can start to separate and sink into creases as the day goes on but a good primer and setting spray can easily fix that, I don't even use powder to set the foundation!
Full Coverage for Dry SkinThis is creamy and hydrating. Perfect for dry and mature skins. Great for full coverage and gives a flawless coverage. Ive found it has improved the hydration levels of my skin.
My go to full coverage foundationI have been using this foundation since I was 15 and I have yet to find one that works better. It great it you have dry skin and are looking for a full coverage foundation as it is hydrating and has full coverage whilst not being too thick
LovelyI recently bought this foundation when I was looking for something with a bit more coverage. This foundation I have found is light weight on the skin and coverage can be increased by applying a little more. It didn't cake on me which is great because I have struggled with caking from other foundations. I find the best way for me to apply is using a damp beauty blender. Followed by a light powder a...Read More
HydratingThis foundation is quite hydrating, much more than some other 'hydrating' foundations. It looks nice on my very dehydrated skin, however, after several hours it was horrible around my nostrils and chin area.