Not an everyday part of my work make-up. I'm having breakouts if used consecutively. Now I only use it on weekends. Very good color (NC42) and coverage.
I really liked this as a teenager. It was one of my first powder foundations and it looked great on my oily skin. At the end of the day I would end up with a dewy look . Once I started to age though, the powder began to settle into my fine lines and make me look dry. Make sure to moisturize really well with this. The only problem I have with this, is that if you use the studio fix concealer with this and try and brush on the powder, the powder will stick to the concealed area and make it slightly darker, or make it show the outline of where you concealed.
I can't go thru the day without this!!! Sure I wear it over the constant revolving door of foundations I wear, however it gives my skin a beautiful finish and coverage that gives me compliments on my skin all day long! MAC please don't discontinue! I have bought this consistently since I was a teenager and I take it everywhere I go.
Gave me bad cystic acne after several uses. And although the coverage is great, it didn't last on my oily skin. I also hate how it's easily transferable to any surface my face touches (tissue, my clothes, my bf's shirt) Ugh. Found my HG in Majolica Majorca's powder foundation.
Love, love, love this product! I like full coverage, so I use this powder after I use the studio fix foundation. I've got yellow undertones, so sometimes this can totally make me a little too yellow. But, the powder feels awesome, and it works. I would buy it again!
I have no complaints whatsoever about Studio Fix. I chose it for its practicality and was pleasantly surprised. It offers really good coverage, which I didn't even fully experienced. I used to apply it with a stipple brush and it would give me good, matte coverage that would look fairly natural. When applied with the sponge that it comes with though, things could look a little more cakey/flaky.
It never broke me out or irritated my sensitive skin and the shade C4 was a perfect, perfect match for my olive complexion (SF has likely the widest color range out of MAC's products). My skin is also pretty oily and I never really had any problems with this foundation - I would say oil control is pretty decent. Packaging is also cool and this is hardly the most expensive option of a powder foundation out there.
Overall, I think this is very good quality and definitely worth the hype. I've been using Shiseido Pureness, that I'm finding slightly better, but I would definitely repurchase Studio Fix anytime.
I bought this only because I need a compact powder foundation for touch ups and saw that this has good feedback and the most reviews. I tried wearing in on its own as a foundation and did not like it. I have oily skin and often get breakouts from using most foundations, toners and moisturizers... and this powder foundation is one of those that doesn't work with my skin... Get shines after 3-4 hours of wear and a few blemishes at the end if the day when I wear it heavy on itself. I guess it's ok when I use it as a light powder for touch ups
I used this as a full-face powder foundation for a while, but it didn't have enough coverage so I switched to Estee Lauder Maximum foundation..
Anyway, this is great for people with oily skin but with not many acne marks since it's not "full" coverage. It erases many imperfections and it still looks natural which I LOVE!
A month ago my mouth area got extremely dry and no liquid foundation worked so I decided to try the powder. After an application of bio-oil, I applied this with a blush brush and bam! PERFECT COVERAGE. It was as if my skin was normal. You couldn't tell I was wearing any make up (at least in the applied area.)
This stuff is fantastic for both oily and dry skin if one knows what they're doing.
I love it! I'm sure others will too, and if not, most, if not all Mac counters allow returns or exchanges :-)
From what I understand, MAC Studio Fix Powder + Foundation has been around for decades. I've never been a MAC girl, but I hope this never gets discontinued. This will always be a staple in my collection for several reasons.
I'm really oily, so liquid foundations don't always cut it for me. I don't feel that this foundation makes my face stay matte the whole day, however, I also don't feel that uncomfortable tackiness when oil starts to break through. I've decided to give up on liquid foundations because of this. Powder foundation has been calling my name this whole time.
MAC also seems to understand that there is a variety of warm undertones. This doesn't seem to be the case with many makeup brands. I have golden undertones; not olive, peach, or straight-up yellow. For my light-medium skin, I wear NC30. I also tried C3 (slightly lighter than NC30 with more peachy/orange undertones) and C30 (same depth as NC30 but with lots more yellow). I found a webpage explaining all the MAC shades and how they compare to one another. I will include that at the end of this review.
The beauty of this foundation is that the coverage and finish is VERY flexible. I prefer lighter coverage nowadays, so I like to use my ELF Studio Stipple brush to apply this. I have also used ELF's Powder brush (flat top) to achieve heavier coverage. Also, if I ever feel that the foundation is too matte, I can always spritz my face with water to reduce the matte-ness.
Lastly, this powder is a good value, in my opinion. It doesn't take a lot of product to achieve full coverage and even less product for a light coverage. I predict that this foundation could last me 2-3 years. $9-$14 per year on foundation is not a bad investment at all, let alone $27!
Here is the webpage listing the MAC foundations. This is an old reference, but I believe this was published when MAC expanded their shade range:
I love this product its amazing for covering acne and acne scars i have extremely oily skin and have really bad acne i use this over a matte foundation i have tried the studio fix fluid and i really didn't like it because of the smell i would rather have my max factor foundation (Lasting Performance) . I also use this product on a good skin day by its self and a bit of concelear. I am definitely going to repurchase this product when i have finished it but the only thing i wouldn't recommend this for is dry skin .