I've been on a SUPER long foundation hunt and came across what I thought to be my HG at MAC. I asked the MA (makeup artist) at MAC (when getting a makeover) for a foundation that would give me more of a matte finish. I like the dewy finish, but I have oily skin, so I thought getting a dewy one would maximize the oily appearance. It's easy to apply (I use the MAC 188 SK dupe), blends beautifully, and my favorite part is the coverage. I am a happy medium person. I don't know if I would ever buy/use purely powder foundation b/c it feels like a waste of time to just put powder on, versus some liquid that would even out my skin-tone and cover my acne. BUT I don't like super heavy liquid that is obvious that you have foundation on. Also it's never appeared cake-y on me. It has shown some dry-skin look, but you can fix that by mixing it in with moisturizer on the brush it's applied with. This is the perfect happy medium for me :)
In addition it gives you a beautiful flawless look in pictures :)
However, I'm SUPER sad to report that it broke me out :( My chin and face broke out in painful acne bouts :( I was SOOOOO sad! this is the only reason I will not re-purchase. Also, it is a bit steep at $26. I talked to a lisenced MAC artist that free-lances out of her salon about this, and she said in general to avoid MAC's foundations because they can be drying and are not a good pick for acne prone people.
so I hope that you have better luck with this than me, but if you're not acne prone, I HIGHLY reccomend splurging a bit on this :)
I hope this helps you decide either way on studio fix, as always if you have any questions, feel free to message me anytime!
the coverage sucks, and i read that it oxidizes your skin meaning after about an hour or so it'll turn you a weird orange tone. doesnt even come with a pump either.. i returned mines and bought clinique perfectly real liquid foundation instead.
Got this in a sample kit after a MAC class. They never bothered to give this to me in a matching shade, so I have this super light shade. I never waste anything, so I decided to use this as a concealer and under my brows. It seems quite light and non-cakey. Not bad, might actually try it in my actual shade!
sooooo gutted i love this foundation and everything about it apart from the fact it broke me out real bad! :( i have very few problems but after 2 weeks of this i broke out with lots if little pimples some of which would turn nasty. Very dissapointed as I love the colour and coverage BOO
The best liquid foundation I have ever used! Not too heavy, but it covers really well. It's a little pricey, but well worth it. I don't wear liquid foundation every day, but when I do, this is the only one I'll use. My one piece of advice is to go to a MAC store and get a sales associate to match your colour... It is very difficult to pick your own colour. They know what they're doing, so trust them! Making sure you get the right shade is the most important thing.
Not very good, in fact, one of the worst I've ever used! I actually use this as a spot cover, but on the whole face, it was terrible. For some reason, this foundation was more yellow than the other I've used (NC20). It also exacerbated my dry spots. It smells pretty bad too. I guess if you have pretty oily skin and you are a character from the simpsons then use this!
Ok. I love this foundation -- i use it to cover uneven spots and blemishes -- and have been looking for awhile to use something that would not cake, run, or break me out. I read the negative reviews, and I have had none of the problems described and have been using it for about two weeks every day on my break-out-prone chin. A teeny bit goes a LONG way and the staying power is great. I wore it to an outdoor Midwest wedding in August and it was still there by the end of the night! The only thing I HATE is the whole scam of the pump. Seriously. It's obviously better with a pump, but MAC makes you buy it separately?! Complete BS and a totally racket, but I love the product so I will just suck it up and buy the pump.
For me, it stays on all day and provides great coverage.. good enough that i don't need concealer but i don't have much redness and few bumps or anything else. i wish MAC would put a pump as a standard on all of their liquid foundations.. that would make my life much easier!! it has very thin consistancy, and i only need a dime sized amount on the back of my hand to cover my whole face. I honestly loved this product. I've only used the standard mac liquid foundation and this one so i plan to try another mac foundation next so i can find my favorite. But i see myself buying this again in the future
I love this foundation. Gives me a realy flawless look and doesnt turn me orange at all! i work in a hot greasy environment and this foundation stays put all day. i would definately recommend it!
I love this product.
It has good buildable coverage which is good although if you don't blend it out well it can look cakey if you layer a lot on! Also if you set with powder wear a very small amount because again you will have cakey-ness .
Has a matte finish and i have dry skin but did not dry it out which is excellent.i have it in NW15 but i heard that the NC15 looks a bit yellow.
Love this and will definitely buy it again.