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Its not that expensive at all the foundation compaired to other canadian/luxury brands. I mean the foundatin is like 25-35$, pretty typical of department store, cheaper then most!

The studio sculpt range is gel-based (as opposed to water or silica based – like all of the existing range)…
The new foundation is basically the “full-coverage face + body” that the pro artists have been refering to at fashion week, etc.
we looked at the ingredients, colour range etc very briefly at managers conference here in aust, but didnt have testers/samples to play with… nonetheless, i’m very excited at the concept of face+body (my holy grail) but with notched up coverage…

Just wanted to add one more thing, I think the promo picture is terrible though, They could have done much better. Thats just my opinion, love the products though.

Alyson, Amanda & Tanya – I’m with you!

I know lots of very fair-skinned women like myself & we all wish MAC had some lighter & more finely-tuned choices in foundation – I mean, for those of us who have pink or cool undertones & those with yellow or warm undertones.

I’m hoping 2009 is the year MAC does it!

well, the pink is the warm undertone. and the cool is the yellow undertone. the problem i seem to have with them (heh, and i work with them) is that when i get pale, i get liquid paper white pale. I have cool undertones, very olive complected skin when a little tan, and nothing works for me when im at my lightest. But I have found out that IF your fairer than NW15 or NC15 use the studio POWDER in either C4 or C2 (for those with yellow toned skins) and N4 or lighter (for those with pink toned skins). If you dont like the powdery look, just spritz on some fix plus and its gone.

Assuming this is light enough for me (slightly lighter than NC15) I’ll be grabbing is all. I love the packaging! So much more practical than a glass pump, and 40ml too! 😀

Does anyone know what this foundation is designed for? More mature skin, oilier skin, what kind of coverage?
How do people know they wont come in lighter colours? In the photo after the jump the colours in the top left corner have a very light shade? Fingers crossed!

I REALLY REALLY hope that people will realize that all those brushes…and i mean exact same brushes can be found at any art, or craft store! possibly better quility, deff better price.
just cuz it has m.a.c. printed on it doesnt make it “worth it”

i suggest Winsor & Newton brushes (i like SERIES 240 (they are mainly with white handles.))

you wont find brushes better in quality than MAC. I can vouch for that because i’ve used cheaper brushes from craft stores and in NO WAY are they even close to quality as MAC.

OHWEEE, flawless coverage?! that’s GREAT (: can’t wait for this to come out! but one question, does any one know exactly how big the foundation tube & concealer in the pot is ? B/c I go through that stuff like crazy! I use foundation/concealer everyday! so Im gonna need lots of it!

This sounds like it will be really thick. Or is that just me? I dont know much about MAC foundations as I dont use them. But I will def wait for this collection to get my new concealer!

the concept of a gel concealer makes me think of Eve Pearl’s salmon concealer… which is HEAVEN… if it’s anything like that (and becomes a permanent collection) i’ll surely check it out, since Eve Pearl’s prducts aren’t readily availble for canadians (expensive plus expensive shipping)…

I have some samples of the foundation and the concealer and I have to say that it is absolutely beautiful!
Foundation seems to build to a medium/full flawless coverage and though it is very moisturising feels totally weightless.
Just you wait til you get your hands on the concealer though! For all you studio finish fans out there imagine the coverage of studio finish mixed with the light-reflecting moisture of my personal fave moisturecover. It’s stunning!
I’m pretty darn pale and the NC15/NW15 shades are light, bright and clean and seem to work really well.

ok:

It launches 2nd feb here in aust, so probably 2-3 weeks prior for the states…

the coverage is medium to builable-full, but can sheer down.
the texture is gel-based and is comparable to face & body and moistureblend having a notched-up coverage and spf-containing baby, with the same satiny-dewy finish.
the pro senior artist for Aust told us she’s used it for young skin, mature skin, on talent (male & female), catwalk, editorial, HDTV, bridal, “real” people, in humidity, on damaged skin, live performance and its worked beautifully in all situations. it’s what i’m going to be replacing my face & bodys with in my kit (as will most of the artists i know).
not sure yet if it is water resistant like F+B/FullCov, but as it is a pro-designed foundation – and its recommended to set with invisible powder (pro prod.), also water resistant – i imagine it will be. when i get my prod. spec. notes i can share more, for now i’m just going on my update training brief.

FOUNDATION. the au retail is $56, so for US, whatever tech/moistureblend/loose mineralize retail for is a good approximate.
shades are: (23 skus)
NC-15/20/25/30/35/37/40/42/44/45/50/55
NW-15/20/25/30/40/43/45/47/50/55

CONCEALER. $36 aud, so maybe $1-2 more than the US price for moisturecover.
shades are: (15 skus)
NC-15/20/30/35/42/45/50
NW-15/20/25/30/35/40/45/50

also, prep+prime is not being reformulated, just a repromote with the well defined collection. however, in april (again, AU dates so maybe a touch earlier for you) there is a collection called ‘colour ready’ which is to introduce:
prep+prime – transparent finishing powder
prep+prime – line filler
prep+prime – skin refined zone (already avail in asia i believe)
to join the prep+prime – skin, lash & lip, as the eye primer is on phase out.

This is fantastic information, Robby!! Thank you so much for sharing this information — ESPECIALLY about Colour Ready. I can’t wait for that! Arghhh, sounds like Spring is going to be awesome for MAC! 🙂

Keep us updated as you can 🙂

ABOUT FOUNDATION: Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation is a hydrating cream foundation. It delivers medium to full coverage and a natural-satin finish. It is long-wearing and water resistant. It feels comfortable on the skin, helps the skin feel moisturized and helps to revitalize dry skin. Emollient ingredients improve skin

thanks jelena. I’m so excited to try both the foundation & concealer, but was a bit worried that it would be too much for my oily/sensitive skin. The UVA/UVB protection is also a plus living in Hawaii!

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