I bought the Mac Studio Fix Fluid in the color Nc20 about 3 months ago, it matches perfectly with my skin. I feel like this foundation is either a hit or miss with alot of people, for me i love it. I have alot of acne scaring on my skin and also acne and when i put this foundation on it instantly covers everything. So i find its a VERY full coverage foundation in my experience. Iv tried many foundations before, searching to cover up my acne and scars and this is deffinatly one of my go-to foundations. It doesnt oxidize at all which i find many foundations do on my skin. It stays on through out the whole day, i get up at 6:45am for school, and by 7pm the foundation is still on, covering everything. Although one issue i may have with this foundation is, if i work out it tends to shift on my face a bit, but thats obviously from the sweat and oils that are being released. Iv been in pouring rain with this foundation on and iv swam in pools and the foundation still stays in place. One thing i wish this foundation came with is a pump, yes you can buy one, but im to lazy to go out and get one, other than that i find this is a great foundation, id recommend people to get a sample first and try it out for a few days to see if it works for you :)
Ok.. I'm not really sure about this product. I have worn it for about a week, and granted, the coverage is excellent. It keeps your skin looking matte for half the day, which is better than any other foundation I have found. But, I have noticed I am starting to get blackheads in my cheeks.. Which is a NEVER. I am also breaking out on my forehead, which is a NEVER! So, I am wondering if this is what is causing it.. I haven't switched anything but the makeup.. So, I'm not sure? I washed my face yesterday, and this morning, and have been totally makeup free for 2 days.. My skin looks 100 percent better. So, if you are very oily and acne prone, I wouldn't recommend this foundation!
It is definitely not oil-controlling!!! It leaves my skin really oily within two hours even in the winter time.i guess it would be probably within an hour in the summer time.additionally, It dries up my skin as well(that's why my face gets oily so quickly cos it is dehydrated). It gets oxidized quickly,darkening my face as a result. I will never buy it again.It is not compatible with Almay clear complex.
i am an NC15 and as far as colour goes i am happy i found something matching my skin.
the packaging is very convenient as it is a glass and comes with a pump,which is more hygienic.
i aply it with my fingers and it blends quite ok with my skin,but if i have any dry patches, they show up really bad.
in sun light from a closer look (like 20cm) it looks a liitle cackey due to it's medium to full coverage..(though, still need a touch of concealer on bumps,or a second layer of product where my rosacea is.)
the finish is 95% mat..it lasted on me for a good 6 hours of being out in the city shopping,without using a primer..
BUT i stopped using it due to the massive break-outs this caused me..having tested it many times to check if something else could have triggered them besides this product..unfortunatelly 3-4 pimples would show up in 12-20 hours after aplying it..
also the smell of it is quite intense and chemical-like..
here,in Greece it retails for about 32euros, which is quite expensive..
deffinatelly not bying it again and can't suggest to others..
The only pro of this foundation is the good coverage, the 'perfect' finish.However, after 15 minutes my skin looks oily and cakey; I don't even apply much, only a thin layer, and fix it with powder. There are drugstore foundations better than this, sadly.. Maybe for dry/normal skin could work, but for my combination skin does not. :(
I am NC30 through using fake tan, have very very dark hair and grey eyes. The colour of this is beautiful!!! Definitely what makes me want to rebuy however this broke me out terribly, not in spots but like bumps under my skin which were horrible. I have relatively clear skin, a few hormonal spots but nothing major. I liked the colour and I've struggled to find something which matched my fake tanned neck so perfectly. As I fake tan I am a very yellow toned colour which is difficult to match. I liked the texture, nothing fabulous but went on easily and didn't end up patchy. The first time I wore this it came off my chin after a few hours but for some reason now seems to last. Have yet to be photographed wearing it but also hear it photographs fantastically. If it didn't break me out, I would love this. Packaging is okay, nothing special, and I didn't like that I had to pay extra for the pump but overall I think this is reasonably priced.
I love the formula of this foundation, my oily skin is usually shiny within a few hours but with this on it literally doubles the time i can not use blotting sheets. My skin just does not agree with it :( every time i try & use this regularly it leaves my skin looking rough in texture & dry. I have too almost deep cleanse my skin for a week before it looks half normal again! Its such a shame cause it leaves my skin looking amazing! I haven't even got sensitive skin so im unsure of the reason why? I recommend this still but just be wary as you might have a reaction like many people i've heard say they have, just a little too strong for me!
I'm down to my last of this, I love it! Well, I'm sure my "last" is a lot more than most because I replaced the original cap the product comes with w/ the optional MAC pump. I hate the packaging, and didn't realize exactly how convienient and sanitary using a pump for you liquid products is. This product works well on my oily/combination skin, and a little really does go a long way. I don't really used this foundation in the spring and summer months, simply because the NC50 shade I was matched to washes my face out in the warmer time of the year. But its perfect for fall and winter. Before I purchase again I'll probably get another sample of the perfection lumiere by Chanel and do a side by side full day test. May the best product win!
After trying countless foundations, MAC Studio Fix Fluid was the one that finally stuck. I've used it for a very long time and have never had any issues with breakouts, too much oiliness or too much dryness etc.
A mistake that I did used to make with this foundation is applying too much of it. You actually don't need much at all as a small amount will spread over a decent area of your face (depending on how much coverage you wan't of course). Personally I find that using concealer to cover any discolouration or pimples and just a very thin layer of the Studio Fix is enough to give me a flawless finish.
As a finish I often use the MAC mineralize skinfinish because it works great to set Studio Fix and is very light coverage so never looks cakey.
Depending on how much coverage you want (and each to their own of course) I would STRONGLY recommend against teaming the Studio Fix Fluid up with the Studio Fix powder as the powder is a really heavy coverage and looks far too cakey with the liquid equivalent and your skin will look extremely dull. You won't glow at all. But once again - each to their own. Everyone has different skin and personal preference.
I do purchase this foundation in Australia and MAC is very expensive here so I pay I believe $56, but as I mentioned previously you only really need to apply a small amount at a time so the product does tend to last.
The packaging is really standard - works well for what it is of course! But I do think that MAC should supply the pump heads instead of needing to be bought separately.
I have been wearing this foundation for a few years, I've tried many others and always seem to come back to MAC's Studio Fix. I definitely have a love/hate relationship with this product. First of all, it's always been hard to find the right shade. I have gone from NC 35 to NC25 and in between! Currently I am using NC 25, i love the beginning flawless look, i set it with MAC's loose mineral powder. This will look amazing until about noon, my skin starts looking shiny and some parts around my nose will look dry and patchy, i usually blot my skin with a paper tower and im good to go! Around 3o clock my skin starts looking like i have barely any make up left, i have to apply a little bit of loose powder to bring my face back to life.
Overall, this is a good product, you just have to learn a good technique to apply it. This foundation isn't the best at lasting all day if you have oily skin, but i do love the medium coverage. So since everything else i've tried so far has been a disappointment i am back at MAC's stuido fix.