BEST FOUNDATION I'VE EVER USED!! So light and even and gives me such a flawless look. Worth the 35.00$ as far as I am concerned!.
I have purchased this foundation I NW20 twice this year, but would not repurchase again as I think there are more products out there to try. I have always found it a bit orange but if I blend it well into my neck it isn't noticeable. A lot of people complain about the smell of the product but I quite like it. A little definitely goes a long way and it has a very blendable and buildable medium-full coverage. However, I do still need to wear a concealer with this product as it does not cover all blemishes. This foundation is very smooth, however it can feel very thick and cakey on the skin especially in hot weather, therefore I recommend it for winter. I have very acne prone skin and I find studio fix triggers and makes my breakouts worse, therefore it is not an everyday foundation unless you have blemish free skin. But it is perfect for the occasional flawless look. It gives a matte finish but like every foundation on oily skin, it can make me very oily after a few hours but that is due to my skin type. The product is quite pricey but is a must have- all in all a very reliable and my party go to foundation.
Studio Fix Fluid in NW10, a perfect match to my skin. I am very pale with redness around my nose and jawline, and I have lots of freckles. I want to cover the redness but let some of the freckles show through. This foundation works wonders for me, I love it.
I have never been a fan of liquid foundations and haven't used one in years. All of MAC's foundations were just too dark for me anyway, at least until NW10. Now I use this foundation every day
The coverage is medium but easy to build if you need to cover problem areas. I like that with a foundation brush, I can use a little of this foundation to cover the red areas of my skin but my freckles can still show through. It comes off as glowing and natural. I sometimes have dry patches on my skin and this foundation does not settle into or exaggerate those dry areas, at least when applied with a foundation brush. I use a $1 e.l.f. foundation brush and it works perfectly. If I need quicker or heavier coverage, I use a damp Beauty Blender sponge and dab/press the foundation into my skin. If I need to set the foundation, I use MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder/Pressed with a powder puff, then dust off the excess. The finish is nearly flawless, which is great considering my skin is full of flaws!
I prefer this to my Studio Fix Powder Plus in NW10, which is darker than the liquid NW10, tends to settle into fine lines and dry skin, and looks much too powdery on its own.
I really like this foundation a lot. NC15 is a great match for me. It does a great job of covering my rosacea, and I don't even need concealer (usually I do with some other foundations because of the redness in my cheeks). I apply this with the Shiseido Perfect Foundation Brush, and set the foundation with MAC MSF Natural in Light. Not a fan of the paint smell or having to buy the pump separately. Thankfully, no breakouts, and it lasts all day on my oily skin. Overall, I am happy and do recommend giving this a try.
I love this foundation. I wear NC20 and I don't wear it every single day. I wear it mainly for special occasions or when I just want to look really, really perfect. I use it often on clients. I don't use it for flash photography, though, because of the SPF. Overall, I love it!
NC 40 This has been my go to foundation for years. It lasts a good 6 hours with primer. I love its coverage just wish it had some more staying powder.
This foundation matched when I wore a little (mixed with moisturiser) daily, but when I wanted to build it up at night, the colour (nw25) looked very pink and didnt match at all. The colours are good if you are very pink toned, or very yellow, not so good for neautral toned people unless you plan on wearing very little. I also found it oxidised throughout the day, after about 6 hours. It didnt break me out, and the coverage is very buildable though. There's an excellent range of colours for darker skin too
I really wanted to try this foundation as so many people on youtube bragged about it. So I finally brought it. I got skin matched at the Mac store for NW10.
First of all, the smell of this foundation is horrible. It smells like paint. It also felt like paint on my skin. When first applying this foundation it didn't look very good. As the night/day goes on it settles a bit better on the skin and looks okay. Unfortunately, it irritated my skin so much that I had to take it off. The Mac consultants said that the ingredient in the foundation that most likely irritated me was called Talc. It also made my skin break out within hours of using it.
Major cons about this product is that the lightest shade was my exact skin colour, so that made me look even more pale than I am. They don't have many light shades for pale skins as a lot of them are too yellow. Another con is that the design of the bottle is not a pump. You have to buy the pump, which is silly as all liquid foundations should have a pump or the pump Mac supply should be free if you are buying a $50+ foundation to begin with...
Overall, I was disappointed with this product and would not recommend.
I have really oily acne-prone skin so for me a lot of the time foundation tends to slide off easily even with setting powders etc& finding a foundation with good enough coverage that doesn't look too fake is hard... I also have an unusual skin tone so getting foundation for my colour is hard. However I bought this after being recommended by a friend and I was pleasantly surprised.. it applies nicely and makes my skin feel really smooth and the coverage is fantastic and doesn't look like you've plastered loads on because you really don't need to because of the coverage and it generally lasts me all day, it sets 5 mins after application and the range of colours is phenomenal, I am NC15 and it's great because NC is just the right tones for my face as I often find that foundation is too pinky or orange for my skin. This product is a little on the expensive side costing me £22.00 but it was definitely worth it! Overall this was a good buy and although it is a little expensive, it works like a dream, covers well, matches my skin tone& most importantly stays on.. would definitely buy again!