Sunday, January 10, 2010

POTD: MAC Studio Tech foundation

Confused about what POTD is? Read this post :)

If you ever read what foundations I use in my FOTDs, you might have seen that Studio Tech gets used on a pretty regular basis.

Keep reading to find out why I like it so much!

What do I like about it?
First of all, it's one of the only pink-toned foundations I've found to be light enough for my skin.
Second of all, I love how versatile it actually is.

  • Used with a brush like the MAC #190 (or any other flat foundation brush), it's very buildable and gives great coverage.
  • Used with a damp brush (I prefer the MAC #109 or something similar and often use it with MAC Fix+ just because it's easy), it gets very, very easy to work with and does not look or feel quite as heavy as it does applied with a regular, dry foundation brush.
    You can get different amounts of coverage depending on how much moisture you have on your brush.
  • Mixed with something like MAC Strobe Liquid (scrape something out onto a petri dish or simply just the back of your hand if you're applying it on yourself) it gives a really nice glow and you can easily control how much coverage it gives by adding more or less lotion.
  • Since it's so easy to blend, I love using a dark one of these to contour with. The NW45 in the picture above is my favorite contour product!
I personally prefer to use it with a brush like the MAC #109, since that makes it easy to apply, blend and build if necessary.

I'm not a fan of using the sponge that it comes with, since I generally find sponges quite unsanitary. Probably because I myself don't remember to replace them! ;)

Things to be aware of:
  • This foundation does give quite a matte look by itself, and even though you can make it look more dewy by mixing it with other things, I find that it works better on normal or oily skin compared to dry, since it does tend to accentuate any dryness.
  • If you plan on using the sponge that it comes with (or any other sponge for that matter), I find it best to moisten the sponge before use, or else you'll go through these very quickly.

1 comment:

Fintia said...

This was my 1st foundation from MAC but at the time I did not know what I know now of mixing the foundation with other products. So because I did not know I used it with my 187. I would just dip the brush and blend. Since I do have dry areas, they were super enhanced so I did not buy it again. I wonder now if I mix it with fix+ if it would look better on me.. hmm Right now I am using the Studio Sculpt and I am really liking it.


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