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Friday, 7 September 2012

Guest Blogger #1 Nuala Maria - Make Up, Beauty, Shopping

The lovely Nuala from Make Up, Beauty, Shopping - very kindly agreed to be my first Guest Blogger.  Nuala lives in London and is a self confessed shopaholic.  I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I did.  Thanks my lovely...  xx

My favourite MAC foundation / MAC Foundation Overview

Hey everyone,

The lovely Laura from A Day in the Life of has asked me to do a guest post on her blog for her. I haven’t been blogging for very long, so I was really excited when she asked me. Thank you so much Laura and I hope u like this post!

I wasn’t sure what to blog about, but I decided to write a little review for you guys about the MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation and I hope you like it!

I’ve tried quite a few MAC foundations, but this one is definitely my favourite!

The other well known foundation that MAC does is the Studio Fix Fluid, which smells very strongly of paint! It’s a nice foundation with medium to full build able coverage. It has a matt finish, so it’s probably better suited for oily skin types, but I wouldn’t say it’s one of the best foundations I’ve ever tried. You can probably find something just as good under another brand. Also, what really bugs me about this foundation is the fact that it doesn’t come with a pump. Studio Fix Fluid is quite expensive (£20.50 for 30ml), but they sell you the pump separately for £3.50. Very cheeky, in my opinion!

The other foundations I’ve worked with are the MAC Face and Body, which is probably my least favourite foundation ever. The bottle is massive (120ml), which is just as well cos the coverage is so light! We worked with it when I done my Make Up Course at college earlier in the year. To me, this is more like a tinted moisturiser with a very runny, almost watery consistency. This would probably work really well though if you’ve got really good skin and need minimal coverage.
The opposite foundation to that one is probably the MAC Full Cover Foundation.

This is really full cover, as the name suggests. I actually use this as my concealer. It will hide EVERYTHING on your face. Only downside is that it does feel quite heavy on your skin.
Anyways, back to the Studio Sculpt. This foundation is really unique. It has a gel like consistency and blends really easily into the skin. You can use your hands, or a brush to apply it. I really like using my MAC 187 brush with this.

I tried using it with my Real Techniques Buffing Brush,

but I found the bristles are too dense for the gel like formula of the foundation, so I would say using a stippling brush with it is best. The coverage is medium to full and very build able. I once went away and forgot my concealer. All I had was my Studio Sculpt, but because it gives really good coverage I was fine. Phew!

The finish of this foundation is very dewy, and I love the way it photographs. You don’t get that white face look that you get from some foundation where you end up looking like a ghost!

Me wearing my MAC Studio Sculpt

I love the smell of this stuff (it smells like MAC), and a little goes a long way!
My skin is combination to oily. I get oily in my T-Zone during the day. As this foundation is quite dewy, if you’ve got oily skin, I really recommend that you use a primer with it.

The one I use is the MAC and it does help keep your foundation on for longer. I also find that using this I have to powder my T-Zone maybe once or twice in the day. I wouldn’t say that’s a problem though because I do that with most foundations. If you’ve got really oily skin however, this might not be the right foundation for you.

So what do you guys think? Have any of you tried this foundation? Let me know in the comments below!

I hope you’ve found this review helpful. Once again, thank you Laura for letting me do a guest post on your blog. You can find me over at Make Up, Beauty, Shopping and if you haven’t already checked out my blog please do. I love reading everyone’s comments and getting new subscribers, means so much!

Nuala xxx



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    1. What a honey.. I'm so delighted. I have will get onto my questions as soon as I get a minute. I'm feeling dreadful today. xx

  2. Yes this was very helpful, I have wanted to get a MAC foundation because honestly I haven’t tried any of them, because I'm very picky with foundations, but you helped me choose thanks for the insight. :)

    1. Me, too, i've never used Mac before but tempted to try it out now. I think Nuala did a great review

    2. Thanks girls, I'm glad you found it helpful :) xxx

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