Initially I loved this product, until it started settling into my fine lines. It starts to cake after a long day. The coverage is good but this product is not for me.
My honest opinion:
Easy to apply
It gets cakey after 2 hours
Difficult to reapply because it leaves uneven streaks
I bought this powder back in April 2010, and it's the only foundation I've been using since then. My color is NW 50, the darkest shade available. Overall, I'm very satisfied with this foundation. I've stuck to it for so long because it works for me. My routine in the morning usually involves moisturizing my face, applying concealer to my under eye and other problem areas, and then using this powder to finish it off. When I pair this powder with concealer, I get a full coverage, flawless look that lasts for about 8 hours. Without concealer, the coverage is a bit sheer, but definitely buildable. Even if you pile on the powder, it still manages to look natural.
I wear this powder alone if I want to appear as if I'm not wearing much makeup. If you want something that looks natural, this would be a good choice. I've traveled a lot with this and have had no problems with the packaging. It's very sturdy and sleek. I haven't tried many other department store foundations so I don't have a reference point to compare this to. But based on my experience using this for 3 years, I think it's a high quality product. I haven't had any breakouts or skin problems as a result of using this. Also, the price is really not that bad considering that a lot of department store foundations cost way more than $27. This will last you a long time too so you can look at it as an investment.
I would definitely recommend giving this a try. It's a long-lasting, good coverage foundation. It also has an extensive color selection so anyone can find a perfect match for their skin.
I am absolutely in love with this product and I wish I'd have found it sooner. For a long time I'd been looking for a powder that I could put on first thing in the morning and not wory about being shiny or oil by lunchtime, this is my solution. As I have very acne prone skin I often use very high coverage foundations but I also wanted a high coverage powder for even more coverage. I came across this from one of the beauty gurus I watch on YouTube and instantly wanted it. What I love about it so much is that even if I have no liquid foundation on underneath I can still wear this and have near enough full coverage completely concealing any blemishes or scarring. This powder on my oily skin, if applied at say 8am, will stay matte till around 4pm and only then will it need a tiny touch up. I really cannot fault this product and feel that £20.50 is such a bargain for a product I like so much, my skin has not broken out at all since using it which has surprised me and also I have even received compliments on my make up since using this regardless of the acne underneath.
Overall, coming from someone who wanted a mattifying and high coverage powder for acne prone skin, I can't fault it.
I have always loved MAC products. I use mac shadows, paint pots, and concealers daily. I used to use MAC foundations, and never ever had a problem with breakouts. In fact, MAC was the only thing that didn't break me out. Weird, I know. I was interested in just using a powder foundation, and keeping things simple. Naturally I gravitated towards Studio Fix, BIG MISTAKE. When this arrived in the mail, my skin was clear. Three-Four uses later, I had straight up acne, which is not normal for me. I stopped using in two days ago, and started to baby the hell out of my skin, BOOM acne is now steadily going away. So yes, it was definitely this product. Luckily, MAC's awesome customer service department told me how I could get a full refund without the packaging or the receipt. This product works amazing for some, but if you have sensitive skin I'd definitely go for something else.
it's a really nice foundation, I suggest it to people to try. It's a very light coverage, the sponge is very soft for the skin
I have been using this product for 3-4 years now. I love it because it's natural looking and matches my skin tone well- it's a bit pricey, but you're getting a high quality product with a natural finish. It provides a medium coverage in my opinion. Its staying power is okay- but it could be better. Be sure to prime your skin beforehand to prolong staying power. I love the sleek, black compact in comes in too. I will certainly keep re-purchasing this product.
The best powder foundation ever.
its not only gives me a matte finish looking but also a fresh glowing skin ALL DAY. as I mean, like 8am to 10pm.
My skin look amazing.
The tone color also perfect. I bought NC-20 and it match my skin perfectly.
The only downfall is the puff. I think MAC should change the puff. Its already broken by the 2nd time i put this on, so I bought some KOSE puff and its okay.
Personally on of the best department store foundation out there! <3 xoxo . A little of this product goes a long way. Its not very build able and if you put a lot it seems EXTREMELY cakey but its a really great product ! :) the cost is usuallly 27-32$ which is actually cheap for a department store foundation. I love how I don't even need to put anything else just this and some mascara and I'm good for the day. It gives you a nice flawless matte look perfect for doing anything .
I was really excited to try this product out because I heard a lot of great things about it. Unfortunately, when applied over my face lightly, as the day would go on it would melt in some areas and look like a cakey mess. The powder "puff" that comes with this is terrible and I much prefer drugstore powder(foundation). I wouldnt be running out to get this product anytime soon.