After a lunch with the girls a little while back - I decided to kill some time in town whilst waiting for my boyfriend to finish work. The smart thing would of been for me to go home - especially considering we only like a short walk from the city centre - but nope.. somehow I found myself wandering into the local MAC store for a browse.
I know what you're thinking..who just browses in MAC?
I completely agree with you - but I honestly did have the intention of just browsing. However within no more than five minuets in the shop, I found myself at the counter asking one of the girls if she could match me up to some foundation. I don't even know how it happened.. It's like my brain left my head & floated off to make-up land.
Now, this may shock a few of you out there, but I have never owned a MAC foundation before.. I know - I know. But I just couldn't justify £20.00 & up on foundation whilst trying to live on a student budget.. Other things had priority like
However since beginning my full time job, my mindset has changed too "what's the point in working so hard if I can't treat myself?!".. I'd probably go insane working all those hours with nothing nice to show for it!
Before I walked up to the counter in the first instance I honestly felt a little nervous and dare I say it, intimidated by these girls who look so down right amazing but once I started chatting to them, they were actually lovely & so helpful.
So there I was, sat in the chair at MAC.. surrounded by girls whose make-up had been applied to perfection (I honestly felt like some sort of troll..) explaining to the sales assistant how - yes - I did want the foundation to match my natural skin tone (I'm usually too lazy to fake tan) how I wanted something medium/full coverage & how I have quite dry skin.
After nodding along, the girl vanished for a few minuets before returning with MAC's Studio Sculpt Foundation. She explained how this was perfect for dry skin as it's super moisturising and also ticks off all the things I requested. She tested some out on my skin & explained how nice the shade looked on me (I know - I'm sure they're paid to say that, but still.. a compliment is a compliment) & I happily agreed to take it.
|I have shade NW15 - I know, pretty pale.|
I've been using this for on and off for a few weeks now & I can honestly say I love this foundation.
I was a little unsure at first as I had read that some MAC foundations had caused people to break out & obviously this wasn't something I wanted to happen.. But besides a couple of spots when I started using this product *which if I'm honest were probably going to appear either way* I've not had any problems yet.
More Things I love:
- Moisturising - The sales assistant wasn't lying. Wearing this foundation leaves my skin feeling silky smooth & moisturised throughout the day
- Shade - In my opinion, there's nothing better than finding a foundation that matches your skin tone perfectly
- Wear - I was worried that this would wear off throughout the day, but I actually find it to be long lasting
- Coverage - Studio Sculpt definitely met my requirements as a medium coverage foundation that's easily build-able
- Fragrance - I can't really describe what this exactly smells like, but it has such a lovely scent - especially for a foundation
Retailing at £25.00 this is obviously on the pricier side in comparison to high-street brand foundations. However you're definitely paying for quality. I won't be giving up my favourite drug store foundations any time soon - but this MAC foundation has found a place in make-up collection that I doubt will be replaced any-time soon.
Studio Fix can be purchased in store or online here x
What's your favourite foundation?