I bought this foundation when I was desperate for a new one, and the MAC counter didn't have my usual foundation in.
I would say that this foundation is a bit "so and so". It gives medium coverage and does last me for quite some time. But it just looks way too powdery on. It doesn't look natural at all. The concealer and powder that I would put on afterwards would just end up looking cakey. It might work better for someone with combination or oily skin that wants a very matte finish, but this just wasn't for me. It behaved like any other random cheap drug store foundation...
HG! I've bought 4 bottles of this stuff, and will continue to buy this over and over again. I have dry, acne prone skin. Before I apply this, I make sure to exfoliate + moisturize well or else it can look cakey since its high coverage. I apply with my 187 for that airbrushed look. I get compliments on my 'flawless skin' all the time! Get the pump also.
when i got colormatched to nc30 at nordstrom..the makeup artist made my skin so flawless!!!! it covered every flaw effortlessly. i have really oily acne prone skin and my sis who was with me said my face looked so natural, dewy, and flawless...you do not need a lot to cover the entire face..the makeup artist used the strobe cream before applying the foundation and set it with msf in medium plus....i was kind of scared to use this foundation bc it had spf, and usuallt products with spf in it breaks me out and the reviews of the other women made me cautious..but so far no pimples!!!!
yes its way expensive than the drugstore but its not as much as the highend(nars, mufe, chanel, etc...).. it is full coverage, my bf said it smelled like band-aids, but i love it!!!! just make sure to blend blend blend blend!!!!
this foundation is perfect for covering up the acne it will give you. i know alot of people love this, but its not a good one for me. i dont have acne prone skin but ill get one or two pimples around my period, other than that my skins pretty clear and this broke me out pretty bad. i like the coverage and the staying power, but because it broke me out bad im sad to say i wont be buying it again. i guess im just one of the unlucky ones :( im sticking with my mac studio tech foundation. it hasnt broke me out at all :)
Having used this product for about 2 weeks now i felt it was time i wrote a review. I purchased this against the advice of quite a few people who warned me that it would probably cause me to breakout. However being on accutane at the moment and needing a high coverage foundation, after trying every other foundation possible, i decided to give studio fix fluid a try anyway. I have to say i am so glad i bought this, so far i havent suffered from any new breakouts at all, i LOVE the coverage it gives, it literally covers everything but when applied correctly does not look cakey at all. I have very pale skin and have never been able to find the perfect colour match for my skin but NC 15 is perfect for me!
The only two cons i have are the price and the packaging. I feel that the pump should really come with the foundation, for me to buy both the foundation and the pump it cost me €36 which i think is a little steep. However despite that i will definetly repurchase again.
If I can save anyone else from experiencing what I did with this garbage, I will. I have very normal, nonsensitive, prone to one or two pimples a month, and this stuff just killed it. I put it on yesterday and I noticed that it sucked the life right out of my skin. My sister said I looked like a slut and that I looked old with it on. My dad even noticed that I looked really dry. This foundation gave me cross hatching (like elephant skin) on my cheeks. I'm only 20! I left it on all day anyway just to see if it would settle in or something, but no, it left me with extremely dry corners of the mouth and I have some brand new pimples. This was recommended to me by the MAC lady and she even gave me the wrong color! I'm just so disapoointed with the quality of this makeup and the quality of the MAC employees. She paired the foundation with the mineralize skin finsih and that was OK, but extremely drying as well. You're better off paying much less for drugstore brands that aren't so harsh and completely change your skin in a day! I wish I could give this stuff a zero.
This is my go-to foundation when I have problematic skin. Gee I wish I had blemish-free skin & use lighter foundations daily but unfortunately I was born in the gene pool of acne sufferers =(.
SO anyways, every now & then I break out from certain skincares, foods etc, I can rely on my studiofix fluid to cover them up while my outbreaks are healing.(If I sat there using concealer on the acne, I'd be in front of the mirror for hours).
Since this is a medium to full coverage foundation I probably wouldn't recommend using this everyday of the year because you need to let your skin breathe(unless you really buff it in). But it's good to have it handy in the event of a break out or a special occasion. =)
I love this foundation only in the winter.During the heat it makes me super oily which I tend to breakout more.I love the coverage on this foundation and I love the fact that I can put a pump on it.It also lasts forever another reason why its so worth the money.
the only reason people like this foundation is because its MAC. i hate this foundation. i tried it and returned it the next day. it has nothing special about it and usually foundations dont break me out but the morning after using this i broke out. and that was only one day after using it, imagine what would happen if i kept it for longer. that woulda been a disaster. you can get such a better foundation at sephora, or even at cvs. revlon photo ready foundation is a great alternative for MUFE HD foundation, its only 12 dollars and it works SO much better than MAC. sorry MAC, i love your products but not this one.
Nothing great about this product. When I first bought it, the color (NC35) matched my skin, then it oxidized and turned orange. It also gave me breakouts around my lip area. I think it's a poor formulation b/c my friend had a breakout when trying a sample of this from the counter. The Revlon Colorstay is very similar to this product, so why would I pay $20 more? I ended up cleaning out the bottle, getting pump and putting my Revlon Colorstay inside of the MAC Studio Fix bottle. So I guess the packaging is the only good thing about this product. MAC needs to stop relying on it's brand image to carry such poor products such as this one.