Edit: Took off a lippie. Sadly, after using Studio fix for a few weeks, my skin is starting to react to it. I am developing some bumps on my forehead and chin (where I get most oily). Even though I wash my face every single night and deep cleanse my pores, everyday wear of this foundation is just too heavy and clogging. I will probably wear this only once in a while, mainly for special occasions when I want the illusion of perfect skin.
I first tried studio fix last winter, after hearing some really great things about it. But, I hated it. I had to use a ton of moisturizer underneath and it didn't blend well on my scaly winter skin.
So this foundation is not for those with dry skin. If you have any flakiness, this will enhance it and make your skin look awful.
Now that it's summer I decided to try studio fix once again, since I need a heavy coverage foundation and my skin is abnormally oily due to pregnancy hormones. It works perfectly to give me a flawless look, and covers all discoloration and blemishes. You can layer it and it doesn't cake or anything, a plus if you need more on certain areas. It also lasts all day, but you really need to make sure that you remove it all with a good cleanser or it will clog your pores.
I put that I will buy again, but I am going to try Revlon colorstay once I run out of studio fix since it is cheaper and has better reviews. Also my color match in studio fix isn't perfect, I use the lightest (NC15) and it is one shade darker than my actual skin, so I am hoping I can find one that is lighter than that in the colorstay formula.
Overall, good high end foundation for those who have oily skin and need full coverage.
I had been using Estee Lauder double wear (Shell beige) for quite some time, but during summer I got a bit darker and their next shade up made me look like a brick. So off I went to MAC feeling quite excited and was matched an NW 35. This product really irritated my skin, I think I probably have sensitive skin and this made me break out all over my face. Absolutely horrible product, and also one of my friends was dying to be a MAC girl and she took the foundation from me coz I told her she should try before spending so much money and since we are pretty much the same color she took it home. 2 days later she called and told me that she had 5 big pimples! My skin is combination/acne prone/sensitive and hers is quite dry but this did not work out for either of us. So now I am back to EL and considering trying Dior shade 040. Really disappointed with this product.
LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS FOUNDATION!!!
The first day I tried this foundation was a day at the seaside. What a suprise I couldn't believe it when my face looked lovely just like it did at the start of the day! This foundation makes my skin look beautiful, flawless and smooth - even with all my acne & old scars!!
I also suffer with oily skin and I have to say WOW - this really does keep the oil at bay!
This foundation is best purcahsed with the pump at a low cost of £2.50!
I will definately no doubt about it be re-purchasing this foundation over + over again!!
I can see the bottle lasting forever as I only use 2 pumps on the back of my hand and my 190 :)
Definately go and buy this product if your considering :) :)
I have to say that this is one of the best foundations that I have tried. It goes on smoothly and provides a great coverage. The shade NC 35 blended well with my skin tone. Originally, we got this foundation for my sister but then I tried it and then kept it. It stays on for a long time but if I want to prolong the coverage, I would use the MAC Studio Fix in powder on top of this foundation.
This foundation really covers up. it is definately heavy coverage. but i didn't really like it because it felt kinda heavy against my skin, to the point where people can "tell" i have make up on. also i find it irritating that mac gives the pump separately and when i bought this foundation, they ran out of their pumps! i had to come back 2 times later cuz it was always oos! the smell is definately not pleasent...it makes the foundation smell all chemical and icky...but it will go away after awhile. overall, not a product i'll repurchase simply becuase it is too much for me and way too heavy and expensive. i'm an NC35 for ref. =D
This was horrible! It clogged my pores and completely broke me out! I went back and returned it. Ugh!
My favourite of all time foundation! I am IN LOVE WITH THIS STUFF! I will be buying this for a loooong time!
- As I have oily skin this matte finish looks great on!
- SPF 15
- Very natural finish but also covers really well
- Perfectly matches my skin tone NC45 which is hard to get...
- A bit expensive $48 AUD
- Wish they all came in a pump bottle
I actually have nothing to complain about this product. I have acne prone skin, the first foundation I ever tried was Bare Minerals and it completely broke me out after about two weeks and I noticed that after a few hours certain parts of my face looked sort of yellow. Well I decided to try out a MAC foundation (regardless of all the negative reviews I've heard and read) and I'm in love. I've been using it for more than a month now and I have yet to find anything wrong with it, no break-outs, absolutely nothing. Although it did not come with a pump, I ordered one off of their website and it is an excellent pump. Definite re-purchase!
i just bought this yesterday and i am in love with it . the girl at mac tried it on me at the store and it looked really good-- the coverage is great ! i'm still waiting it out for a couple more days to see if anything strange happens.. but i used it again today and it was really nice. there was no need for concealer . good.
I tried this foundation in NC37 (I was just back from holidays so they matched me with that, usually I'd be NC30/25).. It is a nice foundation, blendable, and you can have a layer for a light coverage or build it up to full/flawless. I did not experience breakouts or oxidising on my face! As much as I liked this foundation I have two bottles that are still to be used, since I love mineral makeup so much!