However much I love drugstore makeup I've come to terms with the fact that drugstore foundations just don't cut it when it comes to my skin type. When I purchase a foundation I want one that will stay all day, has full coverage and is suitable for my dry/sensitive skin. I've tried a few drugstore foundations but unfortunately I've always been let down by them in one way or another. Don't get me wrong, I love wearing my Bourjois Healthy Mix or Revlon Colorstay when my skin is behaving or I'm nipping out, but a lot of the time I want something with far more coverage.
So because of this I started looking into high end foundations. The first I came across was Estee Lauder Double Wear (Review here), which is amazing but I needed something more suited to my dry skin during cold, windy days. Mac's Studio Sculpt is said to be a full coverage foundation which is suitable for dry skin, so I went and got a sample. I would love to thank the lovely staff member at the Mac Selfridges counter at the Trafford Centre who colour matched me so quickly and perfectly! After a few days of using the foundation I was in love! Possible holy grail status?!
|MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation - £24|
I was colour matched to NW15 which was absolutely perfect. The sample pot was sooo tiny but the amount I need to cover my face is so little that I actually was using the sample for over a week before I needed to purchase the foundation! The foundation is gel based and quite thick which I really like. It glides on so smoothly with the use of my Real Techniques Buffing Brush. It doesn't look cakey at all and builds up really nicely in any places that need it. One thing that first worried me about this foundation is the possibility of it feeling heavy because of the thickness and full coverage but this isn't the case at all. It feels light weight on my skin and doesn't at all make my skin feel 'clogged up'. The foundation also contains SPF 15 which helps to protect your skin from sun damage, as well as being waterproof which helps it stay in place and not fade in the rain.
Overall I love, love, love this foundation! The coverage is amazing and exactly what I want. It doesn't cling to my dry patches and still looks intact at the end of the day. At £24 it is one of the most expensive Mac foundations but it does come in a 40ml tube and a little goes a really long way!
Have you tried this foundation!