Personally on of the best department store foundation out there! <3 xoxo . A little of this product goes a long way. Its not very build able and if you put a lot it seems EXTREMELY cakey but its a really great product ! :) the cost is usuallly 27-32$ which is actually cheap for a department store foundation. I love how I don't even need to put anything else just this and some mascara and I'm good for the day. It gives you a nice flawless matte look perfect for doing anything . continued >>
I was really excited to try this product out because I heard a lot of great things about it. Unfortunately, when applied over my face lightly, as the day would go on it would melt in some areas and look like a cakey mess. The powder "puff" that comes with this is terrible and I much prefer drugstore powder(foundation). I wouldnt be running out to get this product anytime soon.
I use this powder to set my Mac studio tech foundation. This is good for setting makeup, however it would not have given me the amount of coverage I prefer, if I wore it alone.
the only thing that has stayed consistent in my makeup routine since 2010. I make sure to have two at all times one in nc20 (for most of the year) and nc 25 for if i get tan or i can mix the two when im not either or. Used to wear it all the time just on its own. super eAsy if your in a pinch and need to get out fast as it provides great coverage alone. for the last year or so ive been wearing liquid foundation and pressing the powder onto my skin with a kabuki to give me even better coverage without looking to gross. it is possible to apply a little too much sometimes, and thats what fix + is for! but yep i love this stuff and pretty much have never even thought to try out another powder foundation
My Shade: NW48
Coverage (1-10): 9
Color: NW48 Is Very True To Its Color. The Color Is Very Natural. This Is The Best Match For Darker, Brown Skinned Women. NW45 Is Too Ashy Looking.
Season: Best In Summer/Spring
Application: Moisturize Skin, Apply Milk Of Magnesia Until Dry, Apply Silicon Primer (Monistat Chaffing Gel) Apply Powder With Flat Top Duo Fiber Brush.
Overall: Great Foundation That Provides FULL Coverage While Still Giving A Natural Even Finish!
Purchased this a few days ago and am really annoyed with myself for taking so long to do so! I have fair skin that is pretty neutral in terms of undertones but I have a lot of redness in my cheek area thanks to my lovely Irish and English ancestors haha. The MUA matched me with NC20 which is absolutely perfect. I have always been matched with NW20 in the past but I totally agree that the NW20 in this product washed me out a little and the NC really helps to neutralize the redness in my cheeks and gives me a warmer look without being too overtly yellow. I buff this product in with my sigma round kabuki brush and then finish with a few pumps of fix + to get rid of the powder look and it looks really natural and lasts all day on my normal skin. will definitely be buying again.
I la la la love this stuff. I'm so glad that I chose this as my first ever mac product. My face gets oily throughout the day, and this stuff is an oil sucking vacuum machine. No joke. It leaves a matte finish, which I consider good for my oily skin, it adds coverage on your foundation. Also, it gives a natural finish. It comes with a little sponge which really is really handy. Overall I really love this product. On the side note: don't put too much on your face, as it will look very cakey. xoxo
I am on a powder foundation binge for summer. Here is how studio fix stacks up to my other powders.
This one is definitely much more matte, fuller coverage, and thicker than anything I have in my stash. I usually use msfn for powder foundation alone, but the glow (read: shine) I get in this heat is not cutting it anymore. Plus, I needed a darker color for summer and couldn't decide between medium plus or medium dark and wanted something more precise in terms of color match since I have some breakouts at the moment.
Studio fix in c5 is like a more yellow version of carrot face nc42, so ask for the c version if you are a tanned Asian like me. Don't just accept what the assistant gives to you.
This looks great with a light dusting and fix plus. It can look powdery without a misting spray and good conditioner underneath. Also, you can use a damp sponge for spot coverup and it works flawlessly for that. It does not look or feel heavy. Be judicious people. If you pack it on, of course it will cake up and look disgusting. Use a heavier concealer or liquid foundation for that. I use a fluffy big brush and it evens everything out wonderfully.
I like my MUFE pro finish more, but this hands down mattifies my t zone much more effectively for the summer with no touch ups and the color match is impressive.
My first MAC product. I agree that finding the right shade is important. I use this when i dont feel like/too lazy to put on liquid foundation. Its easy to apply, i just pat it on no need to blend so much and it stays for hours on my oily skin without need for touch ups.
This product is a really great powder foundation. It has light to medium coverage with a brush that isn't too dense and with a more dense or sponge it can give medium/full coverage but not fully a full coverage, if that makes sense.
This powder isn't chalky and applies very smoothly due to the silicone. Other powders I have used are very hard to blend and don't apply smoothly, they also look blotchy and uneven and the studio fix doesn't. A plus is that since it is silicone based, you don't really need any of the gel/ clear type primers. If you're oily I definitely recommend skipping one of those primers since too much silicone ends up getting cakey and creases. If you have dry skin then a primer is optional, this powder isn't drying so I'd say you're fine without the primer.
I am an NC25 and it's definitely a good match. I'm Asian and it definitely is a warm toned foundation but it's not the right warm tone. I feel as though this is more of a peachy yellow tone and makes me look slightly peachy and tan. I'm actually an olive tone, my neck tends to have a slight green cast and looks a little lighter since the powder looks peachy on me.
I would say this lasts 7 hours on my oily skin. When I apply with a brush it tends to last longer and not need much of a touch up compared to using the sponge which makes me have to touch up with a the blot powder about 3 times. I find using a doing makes my pores look invisible but ends up looking cakey due to my oily complexion. Using a kabuki brush and applying in a circular motion going clockwise AND count clock wise makes the pores disappear without as much product and creasing as using the sponge.
I like the packaging, not too bulky. I like how the sponge is in another compartment and the price is really good and it's definitely worth it since it does look more like skin compared to other powder foundations which make me look very powdery