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Liquid - MAC - Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15

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rated 4 of 5 on 10/30/2013 4:36:00 PM More reviews by ANBoudreaux

Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Dark, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

I'm down to my last of this, I love it! Well, I'm sure my "last" is a lot more than most because I replaced the original cap the product comes with w/ the optional MAC pump. I hate the packaging, and didn't realize exactly how convienient and sanitary using a pump for you liquid products is. This product works well on my oily/combination skin, and a little really does go a long way. I don't really used this foundation in the spring and summer months, simply because the NC50 shade I was matched to washes my face out in the warmer time of the year. But its perfect for fall and winter. Before I purchase again I'll probably get another sample of the perfection lumiere by Chanel and do a side by side full day test. May the best product win!

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rated 5 of 5 on 10/30/2013 5:19:00 AM More reviews by Daliladida

Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Red, Other, Other Eyes: Green

After trying countless foundations, MAC Studio Fix Fluid was the one that finally stuck. I've used it for a very long time and have never had any issues with breakouts, too much oiliness or too much dryness etc.
A mistake that I did used to make with this foundation is applying too much of it. You actually don't need much at all as a small amount will spread over a decent area of your face (depending on how much coverage you wan't of course). Personally I find that using concealer to cover any discolouration or pimples and just a very thin layer of the Studio Fix is enough to give me a flawless finish.
As a finish I often use the MAC mineralize skinfinish because it works great to set Studio Fix and is very light coverage so never looks cakey.

Depending on how much coverage you want (and each to their own of course) I would STRONGLY recommend against teaming the Studio Fix Fluid up with the Studio Fix powder as the powder is a really heavy coverage and looks far too cakey with the liquid equivalent and your skin will look extremely dull. You won't glow at all. But once again - each to their own. Everyone has different skin and personal preference.

I do purchase this foundation in Australia and MAC is very expensive here so I pay I believe $56, but as I mentioned previously you only really need to apply a small amount at a time so the product does tend to last.
The packaging is really standard - works well for what it is of course! But I do think that MAC should supply the pump heads instead of needing to be bought separately.

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rated 4 of 5 on 10/28/2013 1:01:00 PM More reviews by reag91

Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brown, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

I have been wearing this foundation for a few years, I've tried many others and always seem to come back to MAC's Studio Fix. I definitely have a love/hate relationship with this product. First of all, it's always been hard to find the right shade. I have gone from NC 35 to NC25 and in between! Currently I am using NC 25, i love the beginning flawless look, i set it with MAC's loose mineral powder. This will look amazing until about noon, my skin starts looking shiny and some parts around my nose will look dry and patchy, i usually blot my skin with a paper tower and im good to go! Around 3o clock my skin starts looking like i have barely any make up left, i have to apply a little bit of loose powder to bring my face back to life.
Overall, this is a good product, you just have to learn a good technique to apply it. This foundation isn't the best at lasting all day if you have oily skin, but i do love the medium coverage. So since everything else i've tried so far has been a disappointment i am back at MAC's stuido fix.

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rated 4 of 5 on 10/26/2013 3:12:00 PM More reviews by marthaprz18

Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Brown, Other, Other Eyes: Green

Well let me start of by saying I have had this as a staple in my make up kit for about 4 years... I have a love/hate relationship with it, there are days I love it and days I hate it. I have combo skin- during hot summer days my Tzone is VERY oily(it's oily to begin with lol) and during the winter my face can get very dry.. So my skin color is from NC20-25. I wear make up on a daily basis. I love Mac's color pay off with this foundation! My face looks flawless and I know people like it ;) I get compliments all the time BUT after 3 hours this foundation feels heavy & cakey!! It slides right off my nose and it I rub my face unto someone's shirt when I hug them or wipe my face the make up comes right off!! It's VERY annoying and Im wanting to wash my face after 3 hrs! Also, it oxidizes well most foundations do anyway, but I look slightly tan with it, it photographs amazing though! (forgot to mention I use a primer and powder to set it and this still happens), this being said-- I still love/ hate it, but I found a solution!! So I recently bought the match master in #2 or is it prolong foundation in #2?? Idk but it's one of macs new foundations in #2 and it's oil free!!! So I use that on my Tzone and studio fix liquid foundation on the rest and it looks amazing!!! I top it with mac's pressed powder and wallah! so far so good :D

Ive tried and used many diff foundations, Lancôme, Estée Lauder, Mac, revlon etc but I always come back to Mac.

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rated 4 of 5 on 10/26/2013 6:25:00 AM More reviews by banana1011

Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Blond, Other, Other Eyes: Green

I have freckles all over my face, they are not as prominent in the winter as the summer but i find this foundation covers them well. I have a lot of redness in my cheeks and have not come across a foundation to contain it, however this foundation has come the closest. I find after applying the foundation my face feels hot because it is a thick foundation. I would not wear this as an everyday foundation, this is my own preference though I am sure you could if you wanted too. I dont have a problem with it not lasting because I only wear it on night outs. Next time I will probably purchase the prolongwear foundation, but I would definately reccommend giving this a try for your first MAC foundation.

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rated 5 of 5 on 10/25/2013 1:01:00 PM More reviews by miamimamii

Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Hazel


I have tried other foundations, powders, etc...
But I always come back. MAC does not break me out, does not dry me out, and looks flawless. Love this stuff! My mother has worn their stuff since I can remember, and I am happily following in her footsteps. GREAT STUFF!

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rated 5 of 5 on 10/21/2013 11:39:00 PM More reviews by macbrunettebarbie

Age: 19-24 Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure Hair: Black, Other, Other Eyes: Blue

This is the best foundation for a night out where you want to look flawless in photos. I used to use MUFE hd instead because it doesnt contain SPF, and i was skeptical of the fix fluid since it does contain SPF. I am an nc35 and in flash photography I didnt get a white cast over my face! It creates a medium- more towards full coverage that perfects your complexion. I would recommend purchasing a pump.

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rated 4 of 5 on 10/18/2013 11:04:00 PM More reviews by Giggs6

Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green

This was my first high end makeup foundation. I'm a nw15 in winter and probably between an nw 15 and a nw20 in summer.

Pros - flawless coverage, easy to blend, full coverage, looks good in photos.

Cons - gets shiny quickly without powder, feels heavy, has a slight orange colour to it after it oxidizes.

Tips - for lighter coverage use your fingers to apply it first and then use a buffing brush to really buff the product into your skin. - always set this with powder and make sure you powder any areas of your face that get oily

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rated 4 of 5 on 10/17/2013 1:26:00 PM More reviews by lovemymakeup88

Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Not Sure Hair: Black, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

I love this foundation but...

This gives me a flawless face finish
Allows great blendability for makeup I put on after such as bronzer or blush
Gives me a glowy finish
Very buildable
Doesnt break me out

Looks very obvious that I am wearing foundation
Feels like heavy makeup on my face I always cant wait to wash it off
Leaves me VERY shiny after 1 or 2 hours of wear
Has a very yellow undertone I would prefer more of a beige
Cakes up pretty badly around my nose
Wipes off very easily
Settles into lines and wrinkles
Had to purchase a pump seperatly

I am still on the hunt for my HG foundation.
Although there are alot of flaws with this makeup for me I would purchase it again. It is the best foundation I have tried so far.
For referrence I am mixed white and Indian.
I wear shade NC37 its a great match I use Studio Finish Concealer in NC35.

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rated 3 of 5 on 10/15/2013 9:50:00 PM More reviews by CarmenCabezas

Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Brown, Other, Other Eyes: Hazel

I wouldn't buy this again, the color oxidizes rather quickly and turns orangey which I absolutely hate!!! And it has a smokey scent that is not pleasant at all. For the price I thought this was going to be amazing yet it wad very disappointing.

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