I've never had a problem with breaking out from mac foundations. With my combination skin the studio fix fluid semi matte finish works amazing BUT the foundations color match is WAY off despite being matched by a MUA. It is quite thick so i would only use it on special occasions but know it sits in my makeup collection because i cant return it. Unfortunately you also have to buy a pump separate.
- great coverage
-color matching is off
-smells like paint
-kind of pricey
I have combination skin - a few dry, red patches & pimples when it gets to that time of the month.
~Smells like paint
~GREAT coverage, it covers every single flaw, but it is too cakey and does not look natural no matter how little you put on your face.
~I felt like I just came out of a tanning salon after applying it (not in a good way, either.... my face looked orange)
~After a night of wearing this, I washed my face before going to bed and woke up with two white zits on my chin >_< continued >>
I bought the Studio Fix fluid foundation in NC15 (I believe; it was one of the lightest shades they had) today, and I have to say I am VERY disappointed. The coverage is supposed to be buildable and I've been looking for a good full-coverage foundation for a while. The girl at the makeup counter applied it for me and I thought it looked a little yellow in the store (to be fair, I'm really, really pale) but I figured that she was the expert. Wrong! It was definitely too yellow, but this turned out to be irrelevant given what followed. By the time I got home about 30 minutes later my face was orange - and so was my sponge by the time I got it off. I would like to say that the saving grace of this foundation is the coverage, but in fact it was insufficient to accomplish what I wanted (even though I have clear skin). It looked cakey without doing anything to hide my blemishes. Needless to say, this was NOT worth the price and I strongly recommend potential buyers to look elsewhere. If you decide to try it I strongly recommend getting it applied by a store rep, then coming back the next day if you like the effect even after several hours of wear. I'm going back to my $10 drugstore foundation; it might not cover everything but it's better than paying almost $30 for crap.
First of all, since this is supposed to be used as stage makeup, it badly clogged my pores and made me break out. Secondly, it caked up so badly. I even tried it with mac primer and mac powder and it still caked up only a few hours into the day. They also matched my skin tone horribly in the store which has happened multiple times. I am very upset that this product did not work. I wasted so much money on it.
I love love this liquid foundation! The sales person perfectly matched shade NC35 to my skin. I have acne prone and oily skin with quite a bit of blemishes. This foundation gives me medium coverage which I'm perfectly fine with (I don't need to look completely and unnaturally flawless.) It doesn't irritate my skin, however, my t-zone does get shiny when exposed to hot weather (which, in my case, is everyday.) So, I decided to concentrate applying this foundation mainly on my cheeks and temples. Then, I blend it to the rest of my face to minimize oiliness on my t-zone. When applying it this way, my skin still looks even and covered. Finding a shade that perfectly matches your skin is key!!!
I recently started using this again, my first bottle I bought over 3 years ago in NC15..needless to say I find NC20 to be much better for me. Its More yellow and thats how I like my foundations. The coverage is wonderful and the finish pretty matte. I just bounce from foundation to foundation looking for the next best thing. I returned Studio sculpt for this and im lovin it
I just ordered my third bottle and am very happy with Studio Fix. The coverage depends on how it is applied and a little does go a long way. I like the SPF 15 and fact it is oil free. Lasts the whole day and then some. Looks natural even in the sunniest daylight. i don't understand the negative reviews as I have tried a lot of foundations both drug store and department store. Good coverage and nice finish.
I understand that different things work for different people... But I still can not understand how anyone uses this product. Difficult to apply. Looks like a mask. You see so many people confused about their color matches with MAC, even after getting matched in the store by a professional... Probably because MAC's colors are always a bit off. I understand that MAC appeals to the masses, but I would much rather spend a few dollars more to get a foundation of much higher quality.
Oh MAC, how I love your products! This foundation gives the perfect finish, coverage, and it even has SPF for protection. It doesn't maximize imperfections, but it does do a great job at minimizing them! Doesn't settle into lines or creases, and it does last all day. It's a little pricey compared to drugstore brands, but much cheaper than a lot of products at the cosmetic counters of other brands. Downside, no pump. But you can purchase one at MAC for an additional $8.00. Bonus: There's a color for everyone, and you can always mix colors if you don't find a shade that is an exact match.
Hmmm...ok...well i have mixed feelings. I like this foundation for night use only. During the day it gets very oily and shiny on me. I sweat a lot and end up looking a mess. At night (cooler weather ) it stays put better. I would repurchase only because i like the finish it has when first applied. I wouldn't wear it past 3 or 4 hrs though because it turns orange by then. :-/