This is my all time favorite foundation. Looks amazing on camera and does not look cakey (if you over due it you can look cakey). My only problem is that it makes me break out if I use it everyday. For now I only use it when I go out or for events. :( I have changed my primer and moisturizer and face wash but nothing seems to stop my skin from breaking out. The color selection is amazing and I haven't found another foundation that mixes my skin tone the same (I'm nc 40-45 sometimes 35)
I love this stuff! Full, buildable coverage, cheap, and I love love love my shade (nc 35)! I can't believe this foundation gets such low reviews?! I use a good primer like Too Faced Primed and Poreless, wet a beauty blender sponge, stipple the foundation on and set it with Loreal true match pressed powder. It literally gives me the perfect airbrushed Barbie complexion. And it's cheaper than my HG EstÃ©e Lauder Doublewear!
This foundation is certainly a great addition to your collection and I wear it occasionally. I love my estee lauder double wear and like medium coverage but lasting power all day is a must !
This foundation is comparible to revlon
colourstay and im unsure which I prefer yet. Both have the downside of no pump but mac sell a pump for £3.50 which is worth every penny.
The colour selection is brilliant for this foundation but remember guys NC is for skin with yellow undertones and NW is for skin with pink undertones. This is VERY important to get the right colour.
The foundation gives medium buildable coverage with a natural matte finish.
I would recommend getting a sample first and get colour matched at a counter. If you have to go online remember mac colours run a bit dark. Colour test near the back of your cheek to your jaw to get an idea of the colour, never use your hands neck or chest.
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Love this foundation!! I always come back to this one. I have tried every foundation out there and MAC Studio Fix Fluid is by far the best for my oily skin. That being said .. you need to use primer under this foundation! I prefer Smashbox or Arbonne.
NC20 is the perfect colour for me and provides great coverage for my skin. I have small acne scars from my teens and the occasional break out around my jawline. This foundation can be thick and cake face if you use too much, I usually pump 1 or 1 half a pump onto the back of my hand and mix in some oil control moisturizer and mix, then using my urban decay optical blurring brush I put a dot on each cheek, forehead and chin and blend, usually this is enough coverage and I follow up with MAC studio fix powder or a translucent powder or Dior Forever Skin
This foundation is great for year round wear ... in the summer mix this with your favorite moisturizer and it makes a nice tinted moisturizer! and in the winter it provides nice coverage without making your skin look dry or cakey.
Moderation is alway the key! and BUY THE PUMP!
Will keep buying this!
What a disappointment! Highlighted every line I had around my eyes. Was too drying and too Matt for my skin. Shall go back to my fav Smashbox Studio Skin.
I purchased this foundation in the hopes of gaining a good foundation for a "flawless face" look. I was terribly disappointed to find out this foundation has very low coverage, and yet still managed to look cakey. The color range is also very limited, and i found the color a sickly orange. I will not be repurchasing this foundation.
This was my first higher end foundation that I bought, and although I wanted to love it I couldn't. I am nw15 which is the 2nd lightest shade. I got matched in the store but when I got home and tried it I looked like an 'oompa loopa'. The foundation was way to orange and I found it hard to apply as it wasn't very runny so it was hard to spread around the face. The fact that this foundation is meant to be for oily skin persuaded me to buy it as I had high hopes. By lunch time the foundation had already gone patchy and the oil on my face was obvious.Even when setting with powder the foundation did just not cooperate. I was annoyed for paying over £20 for 30ml of rubbish. Comparing this foundation to one from a drugstore I have to say it was pretty similar. I wont be buying this again and for a first time Mac buyer I was really disappointing.
I have used this foundation so many times and always go back to it! Application is key apply to much and it will look terrible! I find it best if you apply a small dot to each cheek and on your forehead and gently blend with fingers! Let it dry and add more to areas that need more! I use Mac matte primer under neath and think u absolutely need to prime before this foundation! I have very oily skin and sometimes this will oxidize by the end if the day! But if you apply right prime and powder it will look flawless!
This a great for a go to foundation that blends nicely and lasts all day. I have to say when I use this in summer it has given me spots in the past but its fine for winter use. This foundation has really good coverage without being thick, it blends nicely so doesn't just sit on the face. I hate unnatural foundation and this gives a nice natural finish. I would recommend going a shade lighter however as this WILL oxidise, when I use NC45 it makes my skin darker and slightly orange. NC44-43.5 is perfect however.
I have been wearing this foundation for 6 years. I love it. At first i hated it because it was the wrong color and looked horrible however now that I have the correct color its perfect.(nc 50 btw) I have oily\combo skin and this usual last 4 or 5 hours before i need a touch up. The coverage is great i rarely need concealer overall i live this product HG