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Sian Ryan MUA
Posts: 45
Wellingborough, England, United Kingdom


would just like some feedback from muas who use mac studio sculpt in their kit?

also any recommendations for 5 colours to buy first would be fab!
Nov 12 12 05:24 am  Link  Quote 
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Casey-Cooper
Posts: 42
Indianapolis, Indiana, US


Why would it have to be studio sculpt by MAC? is it the finish? or the price point? By only setting your sights on just one brand you really fail to miss the gems that may walk by. I say try like MUFE HD foundations I only use 4 in my kit and have been able to create any tone by mixing them. another one I love is the RCMA shinto palate , amazing finish in print and looks great on TV/Film plus the palate fits solo nicely in my kit without taking up much room.
Nov 12 12 04:25 pm  Link  Quote 
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GemmaRose Makeup
Posts: 8
London, England, United Kingdom


I don't really recommend it for a natural days light shoot but an evening shoot yes, be very careful with the colour you choose the warm colours are very orange based so just stick the the yellow and red undertones instead of an orange one. Other then that it is a brilliant foundation but I found that it was wavy on the skin. But the skin looked flawless!
Gemma x
Nov 13 12 12:14 am  Link  Quote 
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Lauren Reynolds Makeup
Posts: 282
London, England, United Kingdom


I don't have this in my kit but have tried it out before. The finish is actually lovely (and i was sceptical as im not a fan of their liquid foundations) and it works well on normal to dry skin, but be warned it does have SPF in it which limits it's usefulness.
Nov 13 12 02:42 am  Link  Quote 
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Sian Ryan MUA
Posts: 45
Wellingborough, England, United Kingdom


I have just purchased the RCMA Shinto palette and also stock kryolans cream foundations in my kit aswell. I have been looking into studio sculpt and personally I love the finish and how it sits on the skin. I wanted to use this for more of my freelance clients, not photoshoots and bridal smile

Thanks everyone for your input!
Nov 15 12 04:38 am  Link  Quote 
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TheMakeupMan
Posts: 3,748
Los Angeles, California, US


I personally LOVE LOVE LOVE studio sculpt
It gorgeous and photographs buetifully and its the most buetiful finish.  Everytime I use it people always ask.  The look and the feel.  I'm a fan
Nov 15 12 01:48 pm  Link  Quote 
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MUA_Sarah
Posts: 28
Phoenix, Arizona, US


Sian Ryan MUA wrote:
would just like some feedback from muas who use mac studio sculpt in their kit?

also any recommendations for 5 colours to buy first would be fab!

I am a MAC artist and since you are asking about a MAC product, I will answer as best I can. Studio sculpt is actually a gel based foundation and it works to help smooth in fine lines and texture. I love it on the more mature skin. I don't personally have any sculpt in my freelance kit because it doesn't work well on everyone. It has a bit of a wet finish and will move around when touched if not set with a powder or a translucent powder. for you kit, I would get face and body in C2, C4 and C6 and N1, N5, N9. Face and body is perfect for the HD camera but it is a rather sheer foundation so you may want to also purchase some Studio fix Fluid for your kit. Just don't use studio fix powder on any clients where pictures will be taken....there is talc in the powder and the face will appear much 'whiter' in the pics. Use a mineral powder. hope this helps!

Jan 05 13 01:58 pm  Link  Quote 
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MUA_Sarah
Posts: 28
Phoenix, Arizona, US


Sian Ryan MUA wrote:
would just like some feedback from muas who use mac studio sculpt in their kit?

also any recommendations for 5 colours to buy first would be fab!

Oh and for the studio fix fluid, get colors nw15, nw 20, nw 25, nw 45. Nc15, nc25, nc 30, nc 45 nc 55. You can mix those tones to create all others. You will most likely use nw20 and nc30 the most....

Jan 05 13 02:00 pm  Link  Quote 
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Heather J M
Posts: 711
London, England, United Kingdom


Face and body separates very quickly and is very thin and very shiny. Studio fix oxidizes in an unpleasant way. I like the MAC mineralize cream, and having tried the sculpt concealers I'd be interested in trying the sculpt foundation line - setting is a standard practice for me as so many foundations are better for it.

If I were you, I'd go into the store and look at the foundations on skin. I have never found anyone who had a red or pink undertone, and in my mind this is a misconception. We all have red due to the bloodflow, but pigmentation in our skin is from melanin - paler people have less so have more translucency revealing the colour of the connective tissues and the blood. So with that in mind I'd steer clear of the 'warm' tones and stick with neutral and cool. Then pick lightest and darkest, and several useful shades through the range, although i do find that through no particular selection, models and actresses I primarily find in my chair are lighter rather than darker. I'm sure you know your own area, although it is definitely imperative to be able to accommodate all the tones.
Jan 05 13 04:15 pm  Link  Quote 
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Pinch of Pretty MUA
Posts: 46
Deerfield Beach, Florida, US


MUA_Sarah wrote:
I am a MAC artist and since you are asking about a MAC product, I will answer as best I can. Studio sculpt is actually a gel based foundation and it works to help smooth in fine lines and texture. I love it on the more mature skin. I don't personally have any sculpt in my freelance kit because it doesn't work well on everyone. It has a bit of a wet finish and will move around when touched if not set with a powder or a translucent powder. for you kit, I would get face and body in C2, C4 and C6 and N1, N5, N9. Face and body is perfect for the HD camera but it is a rather sheer foundation so you may want to also purchase some Studio fix Fluid for your kit. Just don't use studio fix powder on any clients where pictures will be taken....there is talc in the powder and the face will appear much 'whiter' in the pics. Use a mineral powder. hope this helps!

I purchased that foundation and I wear NW45. I loved the foundation, but I found it emphasized my "smile lines" even after using a primer. I also wanted to add that to my kit because it was gel based and better on sensitive skin. I know Studio Fix is really popular for freelancing. But I know a lot of people who have broken out from using it. I wanted to try Match Master because of the neural undertone of the foundations, but I think because it is water best it doesnt provided the best coverage. I just really didnt like the coverage of that foundation on myself.

Jan 07 13 11:04 am  Link  Quote 
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LC Makeup and Styling
Posts: 90
Perth, Western Australia, Australia


Graftobian HD Creme Foundation all the way for me :-)
Jan 07 13 11:25 pm  Link  Quote 
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