M.A.C Cosmetics Studio Sculpt Foundation
7 varieties available
  • M.A.C Cosmetics Studio Sculpt Foundation NC42
  • M.A.C Cosmetics Studio Sculpt Foundation NC25
  • M.A.C Cosmetics Studio Sculpt Foundation NW25
  • M.A.C Cosmetics Studio Sculpt Foundation NC50
  • M.A.C Cosmetics Studio Sculpt Foundation NC45
  • M.A.C Cosmetics Studio Sculpt Foundation NW20
  • M.A.C Cosmetics Studio Sculpt Foundation NC30

M.A.C Cosmetics Studio Sculpt Foundation


4.1 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars50%
  • 4 Stars27%
  • 3 Stars14%
  • 2 Stars6%
  • 1 Star3%


A luxurious, creamy foundation that delivers ultimate hydration while instantly revitalizing the look of dull and dry skin. Innovative gel-based system provides outstanding skin feel and a medium, buildable coverage with a natural satin finish. Micronized silicone coated pigments improve skin adherence and blendability while helping to maintain colour purity. Offers broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection with SPF 15. Comfortable on all skins, but especially suited for normal-dry and mature skins.

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M.A.C Cosmetics Studio Sculpt Foundation
M.A.C Cosmetics Studio Sculpt Foundation
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Kari D.
61 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: NC25 more...
So first off let me just say this foundation tends to run darker than other Mac foundations. I’m almost always a nc25, but in this one I had to swap it out for nc20. The coverage is nice but I’d say this color skewed a bit too yellow for my skin, I’m slightly more neutral. It has a nice gel/mousse type texture. You need to make sure to shake he tube though because it does seem to separate a bit. The smell is really nice typical MAC smell and dissipates fast. It has a bit of a dewy finish so I set it with rcma powder. It doesn’t feel dry though which is nice when you have dry skin like me. It lasts about 5 hours before i notice it starting to break up a bit around my nose, but not too bad. Overall a really nice foundation. I’d give it a B.
Lindsay P.
Coventry, RI
26 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Purchased at: Macy's
Review for: Other more...
Purchased this foundation from my local Mac counter this past weekend with help from one of the Mac makeup artists at the counter they helped me select the best foundation that would work with my dry skin and problematic acne areas. This is a creamy full coverage foundation that works great on dry skin. This does not make you look Dewey but does not give your skin a texture issue. The studio sculpt foundation was full coverage enough to cover all of my problematic acne areas. I do have to say though you do need to use a good quality foundation brush (I only use Mac brushes) in order to get this foundation looking how it should. I do not recommend using a Beauty Blender or a Morphe sponge to apply this foundation due to the results becoming patchy/uneven. The packaging is high quality as well as the product, well worth $36 in my eyes.
Ghazal A.
Atlanta, GA
34 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Other more...
I just bought this foundation after being matched at a MAC counter very recently and I am obsessed with how it makes my skin look! It matches so well, and the coverage is very good without feeling cakey or heavy at all. However, I will not be buying this again - I noticed a bad breakout on my face the day after I used this foundation for the first time. I just thought it was coincidental and did not attribute it to the foundation. However, after wearing this foundation for about 4 days in a row, I noticed new breakouts on my face, then I went a day without wearing the foundation and the acne began to go down. Needless to say, I believe my skin reacted badly to this foundation and will not be able to use it again. Sad, because I really liked the way it made my skin look with it on.
Rudie T.
Zapata , TX
106 reviews
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This is, without a doubt, the best foundation I have ever used and I've used a lot! I use NC15 and it is perfect for my pale completion. Whenever I wear this foundation I get so many compliments on how lovely my skin is. Not how good my foundation is. It just blurs all imperfections and makes it look like you have natural perfect skin. I have an oily nose but this foundation keeps the oil under control. I have mild rosacea on my jaw and this covers it nicely but it does fade slightly by the end of the day from when I touch my face. I work between 8-12 hours a day and by the end of my working day, my foundation still looks great. If I set my whole face with powder it has a matte finish but I can get away with just setting my under eyes and leave the rest of my face as is for a lovely demi-matte finish. You can't beat the quality for the same price. I've gone through so many bottles of it and will continue to repurchase it for as long as it is in production!
Tiffany S.
124 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: NW20 more...
Long lasting! Med to Full coverage and buildable. I like Dewey looking skin and I have combination skin so it works great for me. Pricey but a good amount of product with great quality. It’s my fav out if Mac foundations.
Jaimee S.
83 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: NC30 more...
I love this foundation! It covers everything, and gives you a nice evenly covered look.I have dry skin, and it doesn’t dry me out because it’s pretty thick and creamy. I got color matched to this shade, but there’s many shades for different skin tones
Amanda P.
6 reviews
Purchased at: ULTA
Review for: NC25 more...
This is so underrated! It covers all of my blemishes and it lasts all day!!! It is not over priced which is nice. When it comes out of the tube, it is thick and goes on easily. It pretty much the only brand I will use now.
mochahontas S.
Fort Worth, TX
306 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Purchased at: TJ Maxx
Review for: NC45 more...
I absolutely love this foundation. It’s buildable from light to full coverage. It also looks flawless on the skin, try natural and it’s very comfortable on the skin. A little also goes a long way with this foundation.
Hue V.
San Jose, CA
216 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: NC25 more...
This foundation is a bit too cakey, matte, and dry for my dry skin. So why the 4 stars? It is because I don't use this product alone.

I heard from NikkieTutorials from Youtube years ago that she uses MAC Face and Body Foundation mixed with this foundation and at the time my Face and Body I had purchased was a little too olive for me (I got C3). So I thought to myself why not try it out (I'm usually a NC30 but got an NC25 to help even out the olive tone in the face and body color I purchased). Let me tell you, the results are amazing! You get the full coverage with the dewy skin look that looks natural you will definitely get compliments (I know I do). On top of that, I don't get dry patches and I can add more studio sculpt for more coverage or more face and body for a lighter coverage. 

Both these foundations are a match made in heaven and I highly recommend if you are having trouble like me. 

- Make sure to SHAKE very well, this foundation separates more than not.
Breanne P.
40 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
My favorite foundation. Color is slightly too warm but the formula is perfect for my dry skin. Keeps it from settling or drying out. The gel formula also works well in the summer without getting oily.
Jacqueline C.
Houston, TX
3 reviews
Nikki H.
Provo, UT
40 reviews
Would this be a good foundation for dry skin? Like, my skin kinda flakes throughout the day. Would I need a primer with this foundation, or not? I tried it on in the store but didn't buy...
Jazmyn J.
Prairieville, LA
96 reviews
I have heard mixed reviews about all mac foundations.. I have very acne prone skin, so I was just wondering if this could break me out?
Lucy A.
Is this foundation good for covering up redness?
Janieya H.
19 reviews
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