One of the brands that I always turn to for makeup powder is MAC Cosmetics. I have been a MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation for almost 5 years now and I have never bought anything else. Off lately, I started using foundation and this dusting powder gave me a cakey look and I was looking for something and came across this product. Read on to know more about MAC Studio Sculpt Defining Powder.
Price and Quantity: $38 for 10g
A gel-infused powder that effortlessly blends for a flawless look. A gel-infused powder that effortlessly blends for a flawless look.
This long-wearing gel-infused powder glides onto the skin and effortlessly blends for a flawless look. Created using slurry technology, in which this powder formula starts out as a liquid-gel and dries to its powder form to give it a unique creamy feel. Can be worn on its own, over moisturizer or used to set and stabilize makeup. Features sheer buildable coverage.
My Experience with MAC Studio Sculpt Defining Powder:
MAC Studio Sculpt Defining Powder comes in a traditional package, similar to all the MAC products, in a black cardboard package. The powder comes in the very familiar black case with a mirror. This powder doesn’t contain a puff! The case is pretty basic and travel-friendly. I love the MAC cases and they are pretty simple and easy to carry. Since it doesn’t have a puff, the case is a little thinner than the Studio Fix Case. Once the cap is open, there is a mirror and a plastic film that is on the surface of the powder. I love the design! Studio Sculpt Defining range comes in a bronzer and a powder. Both have the same design.
There are 8 shades available and I was disappointed by this because the shade range had to be compromised. I am an NC 44.5 and I picked up ‘Medium Deep’ which is the 6th shade in the range. There is a lot of difference in the previous, Medium Dark and the next shade Dark. The names of the shades are self-explanatory. There is no smell/fragrance to this perfume.
The powder has a very light texture and is silky. It is very smooth and feels like Studio Fix which is between a foundation and powder. There are very light shimmery particles in it that wake up your skin. The product gives a sheer finish due to the presence of these shimmers. However, you notice the light sheen only when you are out in the sun.
The product offers less coverage. It doesn’t conceal your blemishes but it is more suitable for a low maintenance day. The MUA at the store told me that this product is best for fixing your foundation than to be used alone. When I sweep the brush, I do not notice any powder on my face but when I use it over a foundation, I see it creates a fine airbrush finish and creates a soft dewy look.
The product does control the oil a bit but don’t expect anything great from it. The product evens out the skin tone without making it look cakey. The product can be used for natural no makeup looks! I absolutely love the finish of the product and I have been sticking this only to set my foundation. I use this with my Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation and I have beautiful skin for 12-14 hours.
The product stays on the skin for around 10-12 hours depending on the foundation you use. A right brush is needed for this powder; it doesn’t get easily picked up with a puff or blender and the same is with a brush too! It is a bit harder and I wish it was easy to pick and use. Since it gives a sheer finish, the product is not recommended for oily skin as it makes the look shinier.
I love the powder and the amazing airbrush coverage it provides over my foundation, but I think I would go back to my Studio Fix as it was one of the best I have tried from MAC, anytime and this one just qualifies as a setting powder. The other negative about MAC is that their products are not cruelty-free! So, summing up:
Pros of MAC Studio Sculpt Defining Powder:
• Travel-friendly case with mirror
• Very light and silky texture
• Provides a sheer finish which makes it perfect for a natural, dewy look
• Doesn’t make the look cakey
• Offer light coverage
• A very good setting powder
• Evens out the skin tone
• Creates airbrush finish when used with a good foundation
• Lasts for 10-12 hours
• Minimizes pores and controls oil for some time
Cons of MAC Studio Sculpt Defining Powder:
• Not recommended for oily skin
• No added puff
• Only 8 shades
• Difficult to pick the powder with a brush
• Doesn’t cover any blemishes
• Qualifies only as a setting powder
• Not cruelty-free
Would I Recommend MAC Studio Sculpt Defining Powder?
If you are looking for a setting powder, you can try this.
Would I Repurchase MAC Studio Sculpt Defining Powder?
No! This would last me long!
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