The best foundation by a country mile! I have been on a long and painful quest, my friends. Been trying a lot of foundations until I found this bad boy. I'm NC15 naturally with sensitive combination skin prone to a few breakouts so as you can imagine every foundation is too dark, too thick, too thin, gave me breakouts, wore off after a few hours, too oily... This list goes on.
I work in a chemist so naturally have access to free samples, we stock Max Factor, Rimmel, L'oreal, NYC and Vichy foundations and because I've gotten used to testing before buying I've gotten as bold as to request samples from other beauty counters I've come across. So I have tried every single foundation in my closest shade in Rimmel, NYC, L'oreal, Vichy, Max Factor plus any other samples I've gotten my hands on and zero satisfaction. Some came close and I made do but there was always something that annoyed me and I had gotten to the stage of mixing foundations for the right colour or texture. I tried this because all my friends raved about it and then there was peace. As much as I love experimenting with different products, foundation is just too much heartache.
I have absolutely no complaints about this, it's a little pricey but totally worth it. I also think it's a bit cheeky having to pay for the pump extra but I'll not dwell on this.
I'm not saying this is gonna be THE foundation for you, I am suggesting to try it. Seriously!
I've been wearing this foundation for over 5 years now and it's my favorite. I wear it on a daily basis and one bottle lasts me 2-3 months. The coverage can be built up to you liking, I usually do 1-1.5 pumps and apply it with my fingers and then buff it out with a kabuki brush. This foundation provides a very smooth and full coverage so a little goes a very long way. I wear NW 35 in the summer and NW 30 in the winter. I don't have sensitive skin or acne prone skin so I don't find that this foundation acts like a irritant on my skin- however my sister had a opposite experience. My sister, who is prone to acne break outs, completely hated this product because it did cause her to break out severely. If you have sensitive skin then this foundation may not be for you.
BEST FOUNDATION I'VE EVER USED!! So light and even and gives me such a flawless look. Worth the 35.00$ as far as I am concerned!.
I have purchased this foundation I NW20 twice this year, but would not repurchase again as I think there are more products out there to try. I have always found it a bit orange but if I blend it well into my neck it isn't noticeable. A lot of people complain about the smell of the product but I quite like it. A little definitely goes a long way and it has a very blendable and buildable medium-full coverage. However, I do still need to wear a concealer with this product as it does not cover all blemishes. This foundation is very smooth, however it can feel very thick and cakey on the skin especially in hot weather, therefore I recommend it for winter. I have very acne prone skin and I find studio fix triggers and makes my breakouts worse, therefore it is not an everyday foundation unless you have blemish free skin. But it is perfect for the occasional flawless look. It gives a matte finish but like every foundation on oily skin, it can make me very oily after a few hours but that is due to my skin type. The product is quite pricey but is a must have- all in all a very reliable and my party go to foundation.
Studio Fix Fluid in NW10, a perfect match to my skin. I am very pale with redness around my nose and jawline, and I have lots of freckles. I want to cover the redness but let some of the freckles show through. This foundation works wonders for me, I love it.
I have never been a fan of liquid foundations and haven't used one in years. All of MAC's foundations were just too dark for me anyway, at least until NW10. Now I use this foundation every day
The coverage is medium but easy to build if you need to cover problem areas. I like that with a foundation brush, I can use a little of this foundation to cover the red areas of my skin but my freckles can still show through. It comes off as glowing and natural. I sometimes have dry patches on my skin and this foundation does not settle into or exaggerate those dry areas, at least when applied with a foundation brush. I use a $1 e.l.f. foundation brush and it works perfectly. If I need quicker or heavier coverage, I use a damp Beauty Blender sponge and dab/press the foundation into my skin. If I need to set the foundation, I use MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder/Pressed with a powder puff, then dust off the excess. The finish is nearly flawless, which is great considering my skin is full of flaws!
I prefer this to my Studio Fix Powder Plus in NW10, which is darker than the liquid NW10, tends to settle into fine lines and dry skin, and looks much too powdery on its own.
I really like this foundation a lot. NC15 is a great match for me. It does a great job of covering my rosacea, and I don't even need concealer (usually I do with some other foundations because of the redness in my cheeks). I apply this with the Shiseido Perfect Foundation Brush, and set the foundation with MAC MSF Natural in Light. Not a fan of the paint smell or having to buy the pump separately. Thankfully, no breakouts, and it lasts all day on my oily skin. Overall, I am happy and do recommend giving this a try.
I love this foundation. I wear NC20 and I don't wear it every single day. I wear it mainly for special occasions or when I just want to look really, really perfect. I use it often on clients. I don't use it for flash photography, though, because of the SPF. Overall, I love it!
NC 40 This has been my go to foundation for years. It lasts a good 6 hours with primer. I love its coverage just wish it had some more staying powder.
This foundation matched when I wore a little (mixed with moisturiser) daily, but when I wanted to build it up at night, the colour (nw25) looked very pink and didnt match at all. The colours are good if you are very pink toned, or very yellow, not so good for neautral toned people unless you plan on wearing very little. I also found it oxidised throughout the day, after about 6 hours. It didnt break me out, and the coverage is very buildable though. There's an excellent range of colours for darker skin too