MAC's Well Defined Collection: Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation
This is a gel-based cream formula with silicon coated pigments that leaves a semi- matte finish that resists caking. I generally shy away from matte textures due to the fact that it settles into every fine line and imperfection. Studio Sculpt manages to combine the power of a primer along with serious hydration. It really does not budge on the skin and resists any mask-like tendencies.
The texture is rich and creamy with high pigment power. A dab of the product actually covers the entire face. It glides easily over the skin and provides incredible coverage. The press release states that this is a foundation with medium coverage. Do not shy away from this description. Coverage can be manipulated to give a more sheer look with moisturizers or luminizers. The incredible coverage can be compared with La Mer and Kanebo but the finished effect is different. It is less dewey than La Mer and thicker than Kanebo.
It was tested by MAC Pro makeup artists for three runway seasons. I received several tubes of this foundation and have enlisted the help of co-workers and friends to weigh in with their thoughts. I will be sharing their reviews throughout the week.
The foundation comes in several shades. They are as follows:NC15,NC20, NC25, NC30, NC35, NC37, NC 40, NC42, NC44, NC45, NC50, NC55, NW15, NW20, NW25, NW30, NW35, NW40, NW45, NW47, NW50, and NW55.
It retails for $28.00($33.50 CDN).
The foundation and a concealer will launch on February 7th 2009.
Let us know what you think of this new foundation in the comments.
The foundation's ingredients are sodium hyaluronate, yeast extract, shea butter, hyper Rhopdopensis Leaf Extract, Beta Vulgaris(beet), Tamarind Seed Extract, Antioxidant vitamins C & E, titanium dioxide and octinoxate.
Disclaimer: A press sample of this product was provided by MAC.