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on 10/21/2008 11:03:00 AM
More reviews by chengkx
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I decided to try this foundation after reading all the positive reviews here and on the recommendation of different SAs I spoke with over several visits. They all said that for my combination skin type (comfortable to dry in the cheeks and normal to dry in the T-zone) this was the superior liquid foundation that MAC offers.Having worn this about three times, I have mixed feelings. While it does offer buildable medium coverage it is a difficult foundation to sheer out unless you carefully dispense only a small amount. The lack of an included pump with the foundation doesn't help in this regard. (The foundation comes packaged simply in a glass bottle with a screw-on lid.) Even with the optional foundation pump add-on you still have to be careful with how hard you press the pump to avoid dispensing too much product.This wouldn't be so bad if the foundation was easy to apply and blend and smooth out. As is, you have to work quickly to distribute evenly before it sets; a little bit more play time would've been better I think. I've found that applying a little dot of foundation on localised areas and blending out bit by bit gives the best results. Perhaps a foundation brush would also help, though I don't use one. Using too much foundation can make the finish look cakey or chalky, not to mention obvious. It is also imperative that skin is absolutely smooth before application, as it catches on any dry/flaky areas of skin and looks just plain terrible! Two layers of moisturiser on my face didn't help with this; only after scrubbing with a washcloth were my cheeks smooth enough to facilitate smooth application of the foundation.I was matched to NC25. I've found this shade to be a reasonably good match when applied perfectly, and the longevity of the finish is decent although shine still breaks out on the nose after a few hours. When too much foundation has been used however, the end result looks distinctly yellow on my skin.I was a 14 (N) in Clinique's Perfectly Real Makeup, which was quite satisfactory in most aspects except for the fact that it made me look ghostly in flash photographs.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 10/19/2008 11:06:00 PM
More reviews by htownpnai
Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Straight, Medium
I really like this foundation, it's my favorite overall. It has just the right amount of coverage, and when I don't want too much coverage, I just mix it with my moisturizer and i'm good to go. With the 187, this foundation covers with easy. I'm definitely buying this over and over again!
on 10/19/2008 8:37:00 PM
More reviews by apbunz
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm
I can't say I liked this very much at all. When I bought this, my skin was oily (now it is oily over dry). It made my face look chalky, cakey, and dead no matter how little I put and felt heavy on my skin. My natural skin looked better without the foundation. I didn't have a problem with breakouts or anything though.
on 10/19/2008 1:55:00 AM
More reviews by GlitterxGold
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
This is my favorite foundation to date. I have read reviews from people that said it made them break out, but for me it's the extreme opposite. After I switched to using this foundation exclusively, which was about 2 months ago, I have only had ONE pimple. For me, this is a miracle! It covers well (I don't even really need a separate concealer) and spreads nice and smooth. It also doesn't make my combination skin too oily or too dry. It's a great balance.The only things I am not crazy about is the smell of the product. It's not terrible, but it's not very pretty or glamorous smelling. I don't care too much though, because this foundation is definitely worth it.
on 10/18/2008 3:28:00 AM
More reviews by k3honey6
Skin: Oily, Medium, Not Sure
I LOVE THIS PRODUCT! Thiss is my best liquid foundation that I have tried and it blends in really well with my skin. The match is perfect, NC 30. I would prefer if it came with a pump, just for sanitary reason, but i love the coverage and it feels light. staying power is okay, i notice that it wore off maybe after 5 hours, but i was being very active, so i might have sweated it off a bit.
on 10/16/2008 6:58:00 PM
More reviews by sarahjb2007
Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure
This worked as a really good foundation for the rest of my look. Studio Fix Fluid offers good coverage that helps cover up my redness and blemishes.
on 10/10/2008 7:56:00 AM
More reviews by Brigitta123
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
Ok,this foundation.....I had mixed feelings about it for the few first days,but after using it for 3 days I decided it's definitely not for me.My color was NC15, I pretty fair-skinned and it matched my neck perfectly,it looked natural.So that aspect was ok.I'm a beautician myself and I normally know after one day if something suits me or not.I really wanted to like this foundation so I ignored the signs til 3 days later I was covered in small blackheads and tiny red spots.Also I had a horn growing on my nose!I have long working days about 10-11 hours and you might say that it's not good to wear any make up that long, but I've used others before that don't cause me breakouts even when I wear it for such a long day.Anyway, on the 3rd evening I removed my makeup and was horrified, I then turned to my best friend Aspirin mask which always calms my skin when I get spots for some reason and it calmed down my skin very well.Now that I haven't used Studio Fix foundation for a few days,my skin is clear again.Also while wearing it,though it gave great coverage, I thought it accentuated my pores, it made my skin look very dry and by the end of the day it was gathering in my fine lines(I don't have many of them being just 22, but I kind of looked old).Also when I had a really busy day running around,hot,sweating,it somehow managed to gather around my pores,so that the pores were really visible and that looked awful.I haven't had this with any other foundation.I guess it would be a good foundation for special occasions,because the coverage is GOOD.You have to be very thorough while removing the makeup later though.I can't imagine what would happen if you slept in it!But then again, even after wearing it one day I got 2 new pimples the next morning....Go figure.However good the coverage is,if it breaks me out,I'm not even considering using it again.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 10/9/2008 8:08:00 AM
More reviews by Manet
Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure
So I tried again to get my skin matched to the right shade, and this time the Mac associate actually got it right. And I'm so glad I gave it another try because this foundation is awesome. Applied with the 187, it's like i have no makeup on, just gorgeous skin. It sounds dramatic, but I feel sooo pretty with this foundation on, seriously. It evens out my skintone, it somehow makes my skin feel smooth, it's just awesome.
on 10/8/2008 1:58:00 PM
More reviews by KristenKennelly
Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Not Sure
I have really oily acne prone skin-yuck. This foundation if just put on without any extras get kinda oily on my skin. I do though think that it is the best foundation I have ever used. I have to use of milf of magnesia though first before I put on the foundation and then my skin stays pretty oil free for the rest of the day. Plus be sure to buy the pump because the foundation actaully will last a really long time. The price might seem like a lot but it lasts way longer then drug store brands and is better quality!
on 10/4/2008 5:25:00 AM
More reviews by glamaryz
Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool
Hair: Red, Straight, Fine
i really like this product!!! i have been using mineralize satin finish...but i think i like much more this one..because you can create that dewy look just adding strobe cream or something like that ..like the stila one.. and is just the perfect coverage bc its buildable .. i have normal to dry skin.. and i live in texas..so its dryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy very dry here.. but i use moisture lush cream or cliniques online moisturizer..and let set and dry for like 10-15 mins.. and then apply SSF..OMG i love it.. im NC25...
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