Did not like this product. It smelled very chemically, and felt very heavy on the face. Didn't do anything for my oily t-zone. Still had to blot at least twice a day. Color match was okay. Oxidized a bit. Even tried this with some of the fix powder dusted on top, and the wear did not improve. Had some mild breakouts. There's better ones out there. Won't purchase again.
This foundation was again, awful on me, I decided to try this one after hearing how great it was for a friend of mine, and her skin did look nice with this foundation on, so I bought it for myself.
Just, No. This foundation oxidises like mad! its stupidly bad, it looks awful after about 2 hours, does'nt last and breaks me out.
Mac are not getting a good review when it comes to foundation from me.
Although, I have not given up yet...
I have oily skin and this foundation after a couple of hours I have patches of oily foundation blotches on my skin, especially around my nose area. It does not look matte at all and I find it makes my skin look cakey. The packaging is annoying and I had to purchase the foundation pump.
I am on my 3rd bottle of this stuff now. I must say that it gives my combo skin a nice sheen, without being too oily. I love the full coverage that this foundation gives me. I wish that it came with the pump, but that's okay. I use Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in medium plus to set my NC30 studio fix fluid.
I've been using MAC's Studio Finish (liquid) foundation for years. I constantly have red skin due to rosacea. This foundation does a great job of covering it up to the point where people have no idea I'm a little red cherry underneath! I'm pretty fair and use NC15. It has yellow undertones which counteracts my splotchiness. I doubt this product is healthy...it's probably filled with alcohol and all sorts of hideous stuff; but so far, it's the only one that hides my rosacea all day long. I'll keep looking for an organic foundation w/ great coverage, but until then, it'll be MAC Studio Finish all the way.
My auntie basically is obbsessed with mac and she has the whole line of it just in her bedroom. She bought select by mac and i was on holiday with her and started using it, she mixed it with MAC illuminating base and it looked really nice, but it was way off my shade. So i went to mac and everyshadde was too dark so i tried studio fix in NC15 the lightest shade. When i got hoem and staerted using it, it was good but nothing special and i highly dont reccommend this for people with dry skin as it will emphasise dry patches and look horrible on skin, its quite good for oily skin but doesnt give that good a coverage and i find that it doesnt give a very natural look and your skin would have to already be very good to pull it off. I do reccommend the illuminating base as it really does look gorgeous on with any skin type :)
Overall, I'd give this a B+. It covers my skin well, matches my skin tone, and dries quickly. I just wish it had a pump for how much it costs, and it's not as good as Lancome foundations.
I dare not use this foundation on a daily basis since I have acne prone skin. I only bring out the Studio Fix when I need good coverage for a long period of time. I have lots of scaring and have found this foundation to be useful in evening out my skintone and concealing old scars--no need to use a separate concealer with this product. Mac has a great selection of foundation colors to choose from and while they may have matched me with NC30, it's a tad too orange so I mix my studio fix with a Shu Uemura foundation that is too light for me to great my own custom color. The opening on the bottle for the studio fix is quite large so it's easy to pour out too much product. I purchased the optional pump for an additional $4 to have better control over the product. Studio Fix is a great special occasion foundation for me, but I would not use it as an everyday product since it's known to clog pores.
My daily foundation at the moment. It does the job, covers, blends, is wearable and lasts on the skin.
My skin does however get oily whilst wearing it (Ive heard it makes some people break out too). It is also quite matte and flat looking which can dull out your skin. I wear NC15 which is the lightest I think, and it can make you look a bit ghostly in photos due to the high spf. Bronzer is a must.
Still on the search for my HG foundation! Compared to Revlon Colorstay, Studio fix has similar coverage but seems more blendible and less cakey, Colorstay has much better staying power.
I have to say wz excited to start using it but then it, it has great coverage, doesn't make me oily but then i would spots afta using it and didnt reliase wat was wrong wen i stopped using it during summer my skin went cleat but then as soon as i have started using it again my face is breaking it so much jus scary a waste of my £19.. wat a shame as this looks great.