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Monday, March 21, 2011

MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation Review

Hello guys ^__^

I'm back again with another foundation review (you guys tired of them yet? XD) Thanks for everyone who gave me feedback about the accessories ^___^ I think I will still throw in a couple, but I will be mostly focusing on makeup since like Jo so accurately pointed out about allergy/sensitivity problems...  I probably won't carry high-end/expensive accessories in case none of you want to buy them XD (haha but I really want to sell Anna Sui accessories O_O I don't own any but they are friggin GORGEOUS)

So today's topic will be MAC! Next up we'll have Bobbi Brown =P Honestly these foundation samples I got this time are all pretty good, but I'm going to hold off buying foundation until I get to Taiwan, cuz I really really REALLY want to try Lancome Maqui Blanc Miracle Liquid Foundation/ Compact foundation >__< And I heard good things about Paul & Joe (expensive though) and I've been wanting to try Anna Sui and Jill Stuart... okay I'm gonna stop =_= But hopefully I will settle down with a foundation soon XD

Enough of my rambling, let's get into the review =D

MAN701
Volume: 1.3 oz.
Price: $29.50 (the most inexpensive foundation I've tried by far XD)


SAM_4604
On MAC website it says it's a gel-based foundation but I really don't think it feels like gel. It's a very interesting texture... definitely not fluid. Not really sure how to describe it lol

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SAM_4607
top: NC20, bottom: NC25

SAM_4613 (1)
I'm usually matched for NC25, but I find that for this particular foundation, NC20 matches me better; NC25 is slightly orange.

SAM_4613

SAM_4616

SAM_4618

My thoughts:
- Texture is interesting. Reminds me of Giorgio Armani's Face Fabric Foundation
- Medium coverage
- Definitely use fingers to warm up and apply this foundation. If you want to use a brush I suggest using a dense brush (however since this foundation's consistency is not runny I found that the brush eats up most of the product...)
- The consistency of this foundation is slightly more viscous/thicker compared to fluid foundations. It's not hard to blend at all, but definitely not as effortless as liquid foundation. It's a drier formula. 
- Comfortable to wear, feels pretty light on the skin even the formula is thicker.
- Smells like plastic?or maybe sunscreen?
- If you have super dry/flaky skin, definitely avoid this cuz it will accentuate the dryness (Not that the foundation feels dry).
**what I meant is... if you have dry skin, you probably will be okay as long as you moisturize well cuz this foundation is not drying. But if you have flaky skin to begin with then you will have a problem!**
- Staying power is good!
- I was kind of worried if this foundation was gonna break me out since the formula "feels" thick between my fingers, but it didn't :D
- The sales associate didn't recommend this to me since this foundation is supposed to be hydrating (she said it might be cakey and shiny for oily skin) but to my surprise it's not bad at all :) I mean my nose still looks somewhat shiny at the end of the day... but I've had worse lol
- I think it's a nice and more affordable foundation :)

Product demo... you can just watch the first 2 minutes... I forgot to cut the video down XD


That's all I have for you guys ^__^ Stay well everyone =)

<3 Frances

9 comments:

  1. I was very impressed with the SKII Facial Treatment Essence (http://www.geocities.jp/hongkong_skii/index_e.htm), enough so that I have continued to use the product daily as part of my skin care routine after the test period. It's a luxury purchase to be sure, but this is one of the best products that can really make a significant difference in your skin, and so worth every penny.

    I applied the treatment each morning and evening after cleansing my skin and before moisturizer/primer and then makeup. Within just a few days I could see that my skin was much more supple and smooth - particularly in the t-zone. After about two weeks, I loved the beautiful glow my skin had - even without makeup.

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  2. Yayy I love foundation reviews but I really should stop buying them because I don't even use liquid enough! But I just love it.
    I guess I should stray away from this foundation though cuz my skin is pretty dry.

    I'm excited to read the Bobbi Brown review, aren't they a little more pricey? I've never touched any Bobbi Brown products but I'm curious.I'm ESPECIALLY curious about your thoughts on Anna Sui! I just don't know where I can get a sample because it seems the only place I can get it is online! Ahh but I'm so in love with their packaging I feel like getting just for that reason lol!

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  3. It seems nice, but is it your HG foundation? :)

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  4. lol I ended up actually buying the perfect praline shade as well xD I went to sephora and the sales associate told me perfect praline was my shade? or perfect vanilla but I got the darker shade since summer is coming xD but i'll let you kno how it works out :D

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  5. lol I ended up actually buying the perfect praline shade as well xD I went to sephora and the sales associate told me perfect praline was my shade? or perfect vanilla but I got the darker shade since summer is coming xD but i'll let you kno how it works out :D

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  6. Yayy I love foundation reviews but I really should stop buying them because I don't even use liquid enough! But I just love it.
    I guess I should stray away from this foundation though cuz my skin is pretty dry.

    I'm excited to read the Bobbi Brown review, aren't they a little more pricey? I've never touched any Bobbi Brown products but I'm curious.I'm ESPECIALLY curious about your thoughts on Anna Sui! I just don't know where I can get a sample because it seems the only place I can get it is online! Ahh but I'm so in love with their packaging I feel like getting just for that reason lol!

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  7. I was very impressed with the SKII Facial Treatment Essence (http://www.geocities.jp/hongkong_skii/index_e.htm), enough so that I have continued to use the product daily as part of my skin care routine after the test period. It's a luxury purchase to be sure, but this is one of the best products that can really make a significant difference in your skin, and so worth every penny.

    I applied the treatment each morning and evening after cleansing my skin and before moisturizer/primer and then makeup. Within just a few days I could see that my skin was much more supple and smooth - particularly in the t-zone. After about two weeks, I loved the beautiful glow my skin had - even without makeup.

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  8. how to buy this product in the philippines?

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    1. Ehh... I don't know. There aren't any MAC stores in the Philippines? Maybe you should try looking on ebay or Amazon, just be careful about the seller ratings. Otherwise I know Nordstrom.com ships internationally (don't know what the rate is though)

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