What you are looking at is not a paint pot! Where has MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer been all my life? Right under our noses at the MAC boutiques overshadowed by the popularity of its more slippy “sister” MAC Studio Finish concealer which I have reviewed in the past. I think it’s also possible that because of the packaging that’s exactly the same as the MAC Paint Pots people may not have recognized this in-store as a concealer. I’m sure a number of you have already discovered Studio Sculpt for yourselves noh? Well, possibly not because a lot of us go by recommendation. Let’s talk about the other one first. MAC Studio Finish, was made a massive sellout majorly because of recommendation by the UK’s Pixiwoo sisters and many other influential individuals online. I don’t doubt that its more moist texture is probably great in dry countries but the thing is here…in this tropical country, in the summer, nah. Don’t get me wrong, MAC Studio Finish is a great concealer in a dry air-conditioned room or studio (for fast photo shoots) but outdoors Studio Finish doesn’t stand a chance on your face unless you have extremely dry skin or powder it silly every half hour. At room temperature Studio Finish sits in my kit, greasy shine collecting on top. MAC Studio Sculpt on the other hand surprised me at the testing counter with stronger cling to the skin in a humid climate and a more solid make of cake. It’s got awesome pigmented coverage, is not as greasy as Studio Finish, and for storage glory points hey look, it comes in a glass pot you can twist really tight to keep it fresh.
It’s nice for a change to see a product that says “Made in Italy” that doesn’t occur too often. MAC Studio Sculpt concealer has a comparable finish to Bobbi Brown’s creamy concealer, it’s just ever so slightly…as in slightly thicker and is reasonably less expensive at Php1000 a pot, you get relatively the same amount of product as a Studio Finish pot. Read more to see this product swatched and applied on me.