I find i have a slightly love hate relationship with this foundation
The negatives with it include the shade range which, whilst it is rather large, the colours are just awful and either really yellow or really pink, hence there is no inbetween neutral colour, therefore i find myself mixing foundations trying to get the right colour
The second problem is the formula: i find this foundation so thick that i need to hold the bottle upside down for ages before it droops out. It is not runny at all and definitely feels heavy on the skin, may i also add that the smell is awful and the product doesnt come with a pump so it quite hard to get out. Because it is so thick it is quite hard to use a brush directly and i end up using my hands to blend it initally
However, there are many positives to this product that i found have not been matched by high street products
The first being the coverage of this foundation as it is so super high coverage and leaves your face completely flawless, you also only need a very small amount of product to cover your face. As well as this, I find the foundation has a lovely finish which is somewhere in between dewy and matte, leaving your face with shine in all the right places
Finally, and probably the best positive to the product is it's longevity and lasting power on the skin, I find this to be absolutely brilliant for staying on my skin it doesn't stray at all despite hot weather, humidity, rain, it will stay put all day and not budge until you take it off, I find this a massive benefit as your face looks the same at the end of the day as it did when you applied your foundation
Therefore, whilst i don't think the coverage it suitable for daily use, if you have an evening out or event where you need your foundation to last all day i would definitively recommend this one.
I thought this product was amazing! Something i would go and buy a hundred times over again!
There were times where I found it had a cakey effect, but it was more than likely my error of application. But now it seems to be fine.
I wear this over spots, under eye bag, and as a normal foundation. MAC Studio Fix Fluid - you are great. I enjoyed you a lot!
This is my all time favourite foundation... Before I found this this I tried all the cheaper ones like Rimmel and Max Factor etc, then tried Estée Lauder double wear which seemed great at the time, but this is even better! By far the best in the whole mac range and the one with the heaviest coverage I've ever tried. It looks bright and covers all your red bits, doesn't cling to dry skin, generally gives such an amazing finish! I save it for going out instead of everyday use purely as its a bit pricey, but its soooo worth it and your skin will look flawless in photos! I set mine with a loose powder and still find after a few hours partying its come off a bit on my nose, but looking at the rest of my friends it's obvious my makeup still has the best staying power!
Studio fix fluid is my everyday foundation. I wear it to work, I wear it out, I wear it to the store, I'm obsessed. Definitely HG for me. Coverage is excellent, one pump and my redness is covered and my skin looks beautiful. However, SFF takes a bit of getting used to. It can be heavy if not applied correctly, my favorite method is using a damp beauty blender. If applied correctly (at least for me) the result is matte skin, imperfections are covered without masking the skin and the skin is flawless. The price isn't too bad either at $27 compared to other higher end brands the shade range is excellent. It's a winner in my book :)
My skin is oily, and this doesn't help, but I love the fact that it has sunscreen and I barely break-out with this foundation. I used to deal with so much acne, and this foundation does not make it worse!
Ok, so I finally broke down & bought this foundation. I've been wanting to try more high end foundations for years, but due to the price, I've put it off. I found this foundation at the Saks outlet in one of my nearby malls, & they had a ton of makeup there for half the price it normally is, thus I finally bought it :)
However, since the selection was a bit more limited than it would have been had I gone to the actual MAC counter in a department store...I think I did end up getting the wrong shade. Then again my skin I believe is 'neutral', since I've worn both warm & cool shades & both seem fine. I truly have no idea :P
The shade that I picked up is NW25, a bit darker than my skin by just a shade, but it's not noticeable at all. I do also tend to tan so my skin ends up being a shade darker as it is. The coverage was perfect, a medium coverage in my mind. It was heavier than a tinted moisturizer but not heavy enough to leave me feeling cakey. It really just looks smooth, like skin, & that's the look I enjoy. I'm sure another coat would have made it much heavier but my skin doesn't need that much make up, thankfully.
It hasn't broken me out yet, so we'll see. The only reason why I took off a lippie is because...well, I was disappointed that there was no pump with this. Not like that's the end of the world, but there was a pump in the longwear version so it would be nice if they could just streamline all of the liquid foundations bottles into all having pumps. I don't see why one does & one does not :
Overall very satisfied with the foundation, which stood through the test of work & lasting, & I can now see why so many people flock to MAC for makeup :) I would definitely recommend & buy it again :)
I still really like the foundation, though when I lived in the South, the humidity wasn't allowing the makeup to actually stay on my skin, even with powder on top & a primer underneath. Also working in a place where I am always moving around & get rather hot at doesn't help, since my makeup tends to sweat off if it isn't a longwear.
However, since moving to the northwest in a very dry climate, this is actually perfect now :) So, my review stands where it was before just simply due to a change of location. It's still too dark but that was my fault for purchasing a shade too dark. (But living in the desert climate sort of gives me a darker shade now anyway so it all worked out).
Still a great product, & still looking forward to trying the longwear formula.
Great heavy duty foundation that locks in moisture and is long lasting. I use a makeup brush instead of a sponge to blend this into my skin and it blends very well even if my actual skin tone is a tad bit lighter. This foundation is not streaky or blotchy and even with a little bit adds a great amount of coverage.
Got a sample to compare to doublewear and I hated it. My 'match' nc25 oxidised into this horrifying dark orange shade on my face and neck. It also smells rank, kinda like paint and bad food. Couldn't wait to get home and just scrub it off. Made me break out instantly too.
All MAC foundations break me out and this one was no exception. I bought it the same day I went into the store for the Marylin Monroe collection and although I knew better then to use their foundation again after my experience with Studio Tech I bought this one against my better judgment. I broke out within days and ditched it for Inglot AMC and I prefer that one as my staple foundation.
Im not sure about this foundation, ive recently just switched from the Estee Lauder Double Wear as they've changed their formula so i went on to try this one.
It had such mixed reviews i was in two minds whether to get it or not, but i thought why not! i do like it, its very very easy to apply and blend (i use a foundation brush) and when ive finished my make up it looks flawless and lovely, but when i look in the mirror about 4 hours later, half of its come off and i just look blotchy and have to re-do, which is abit of a pain.
i would say if you wore the foundation, you do have to set it with a powder, but even doing this doesnt make the staying power very long lasting. i might just have to invest in a primer and see how that goes!