MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15

3.5

2738 reviews

58% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.3

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.3

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

ACTIVE INGREDIENT: Octinoxate 2.50% Other: Water/Aqua/Eau, Cyclopentasiloxane, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Dimethicone, Magnesium Sulfate, Silica, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Algae Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lecithin, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Xanthan Gum, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Methoxy Amodimethicone/Silsesquioxane Copolymer, Laureth-7, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Propylene Carbonate, BHT, Chloroxylenol, Phenoxyethanol [ /- Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288)


on 8/12/2008 4:26:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Dry, Dark, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I also have a love/hate relationship with this product...It provided very good coverage and I received alot of complements while wearing this foundation. The problems that I had was that it was breaking my skin out really bad. My cheeks brokeout really bad with small dark spots. Also, the color really seemed to change on me from day to day..One makeup artist color matched me to a NW47 & another NC50. I have combination skin & towards the end of the day my face would really oily & red looking...One makeup artist told me to switch to NC50 but I still had the breakouts & was still oily & orange looking..I have since switched to Prescriptives Flawless Foundation & has face is already clearing up. Prescriptives has a wide color range & it does not oxidize on my skin.



Age: 30-35

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I pretty much stick to MAC for most eye shadows and lipsticks (I do use Chanel for some eye shadows). I had been searching for a good foundation for a long time and just hadn't been able to find one that I love (other than one that I really think is way too expensive).

I bought MAC Fix Foundation. I am an NW15 so my skin is very fair (the fairest on the MAC scale).

Previous to this purchase, I had tried many other foundations and the ones I had liked the best was the Clinique almost make up tint (although the coverage is very light at best) and Perscriptives Virtual Matte Oil Control Foundation Y/O Fresh Cream 01. Perscriptives being my all time favorite but at $32.50, I thought maybe I could find something that cost less.

This MAC foundation is a MIRACLE. I have tried soooo many foundations lately and this one is always the best. It makes my blushes look very 'true to color' after I use this foundation. Makes my skin look FLAWLESS. It's so easy to apply and dries to a velvety texture. Not dry, not oily. Just like skin should look. I am so thankful for this foundation!!!


Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Other, Medium

Eyes: Brown

HG!! for me, awesome coverage, great shade selection, I've tried a lot* of HE and LE cosmetic lines and I never thought I'd find anything that could replace my beloved Estee Lauder Double Wear, but I may have found it with SFF. I use NW15 (EL Double Wear either Fresco or Desert Beige) and it gives great coverage for me, even though I have combo skin, I have really good skin to begin with. But we all like to look our best. But any wayssss.....This gives medium but build able coverage and last at least a good 8 hr day. It would be nice if it had a pump, but thats not really a factor in the long run since I'm not really sticking my fingers in the bottle, lol

for reference:
Foundation Shades:
Estee Lauder- Double Wear Fresco or Desert Beige
CHANEL- Soft Bisque 2.5
Bobbi Brown- Sand
MAC- NW15
Laura Mercier- Oil Free Foundation Warm Ivory
Laura Mercier- TM Nude
Bare Minerals MMU- Fairly Light
L'Oreal True Match- W3
Revlon Colorstay- Nude 200

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Oily, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I really love this foundation. I used to use drugstore liquid foundations and I am so happy that I have switched to MAC. People complain often about the price, however I must say it is really rather affordable. It is $26 for a pretty decent-sized bottle. A container of foundation this size will last me 7-8 months, therefore $26 for a product of such high quality is not very steep. The coverage can be light or heavy, depending on how much you want to build it up. I have not broken out due to this product. I apply it in light circular movements with my fingers and I get a great application. It is long lasting and provides a nice matte finish that is not dry or chalky. Absolutely great.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

The only reason I gave this product a 2 instead of a 1 is because it gave my face a really good coverage. However it broke me out like crazy! I hardly ever break out! While using this product, I grew tons of blackheads too. I knew right away that this was the culprit because this was the only new product in my makeup routine. I used this for about a month but should have stopped sooner. I just really wanted that heavy coverage this foundation gave me. But it clogs my pores like there's no tomorrow! I got these tiny white bumps on my cheeks that are still remaining on my face as of this moment. Maybe I would wear this only at night for a special occasion, but I would never wear it all day again! Would rebuy?! NO WAY!!

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

the coverage of this foundation is awesome! this made my face look close to flawless. i'm very active; i dance, hike, surf and this foundation is still on my skin with decent coverage. but i can't say that i will purchase this again because it made me break out. it is very important to wash this stuff off your face thoroughly (i do mean thoroughly!) before you go to bed; despite it being oil free, the silicone will make you break out if you're not careful. i really tried sticking to this foundation, but after multiple breakouts (even with religious efforts to remove the product off my face), i've had enough.

UPDATE: out of all the foundations i've tried, i think i will repurchase this. although it did make me break out, this is the only one that did a great job with coverage.

UPDATE: i will NOT repurchase. found a better foundation with great coverage and doesn't make me break out, pur minerals.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I can't believe this product has such horrible reviews...

I'm light-skinned - a NW15 according to MAC...I purchased this product one shade darker than I should have (NW20) and thought initially that this product wouldn't work for me, but I was wrong - after switching up my color to something that DID work for me, I have found that this makeup is fantastic...
It leaves you with a matte finish, a little does go a long way, and applied with a MAC 187 brush, it gives me movie star looking skin...i would absolutley buy again, and find the packaging a little difficult to manage, but the way i use it is to take a cotton swab, pull off all of the cotton at one end, so you're just left with the stick, stick it into your foundation bottle and drop the liquid you pulled out onto the back of a CD (i use the back of CD's as makeup palettes - i saw it on youtube : ), after that - a little dab with my 187, blending, set with powder and you're good to go...i took off a lippie b/c of the price even though a little lasts you a long time, it's still a hefty price to look at while you're in the store.

see if you can go with a sample of this stuff first, that way you can test it out...other than that - i would proclaim this my HG foundation.


on 7/30/2008 12:46:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

For years I've been a Double Wear foundation user, liked the finish but hated how hard it was to wash it all off. Decided to give SFF a try because the MAC MA felt it was the best choice for my oily skin. Well, after going through a generous sample, I bought a fullsize bottle and have been using it for about a month now. I am now officially off EL DW and this has become my go-to product. First of all, I have to say that this is hands down the best foundation I've tried to really achieve a matte finish to my makeup. This stuff truly lasts all day long, and looks almost as flawless as it did when I first put it on in the morning. Know how you look at someone who looks like they have on perfect makeup and wonder if their face is really flawless or if they just have good makeup on? I've concluded that the secret is MAC foundation. This stuff makes my face look *almost* flawless to the point where you have to look hard to see if it's my skin or my makeup. Dont' get me wrong, you can still tell that I'm wearing makeup, but it looks almost believeable. Set with loose blot powder, the look lasts all day, helps keep my face matte and minimizes the look of my pores. Now, I do still have to blot and powder eventually, but the makeup isn't sliding off my face - blotting and powdering freshens the look for me and it looks almost as good as the morning. (With my oily skin, I don't really expect not to have to blot eventually) It *is* a bit difficult to remove, but not as bad as EL DW for me, and it is by far easier to work with in terms of application. I am not surprised that many people claim to break out with this foundation - you really need to make sure it is thoroughly cleansed off the face, because it is truly long-wearing. So far, I haven't broken out, but then again, I don't wear full makeup every day, and when I do, I really try to do a thorough job in cleansing. My only criticism of this product is that it does not include a pump dispenser, which I feel is a necessity for product metering and sanitation. I did buy the pump separately, (for $4) but it is rather annoying that MAC does not simply include one by default. 1.5 pumps is just about the right amount to cover my whole face, 1 pump when mixing with moisturizer to sheer it down. Not yet my HG (I don't think I will ever find an HG foundation), but will keep repurchasing while I keep searching.


on 7/28/2008 5:48:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

first off if you are worried about spending the $25 it really isn't THAT bad because the bottle lasts a really, really long time. Expecially since you don't need that much.- a little goes a long way.

i have combination skin. It's expecially oily around my t-zone (forehead and nose area) well, this product doesn't help minimize the oil at all. infact, it made me feel MORE oily. (and i was using a foundation primer) and i had to use blot sheets (oil absorbing sheets) throughout the day

also this foundation comes off very easily. I gave my boyfriend a hug when he was wearing a white t-shirt and i left an orange looking spot on it. (how embarressing...lol) also, if you sweat- you will have a ring around your shirt collar (gross.)

AND when you apply it at first it looks cakey, then when it sets in it looks much better. BUT it won't look that way all day long. The "flawless" look leaves after about 2 hrs.

Overall- i would suggest this product for going out at night or for a special occasion. But, definately not for an everyday use.

hope i helped
=]

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


on 7/28/2008 1:59:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Oily, Tan, Cool

Hair: Red, Curly, Other

Eyes: Brown

I know I'll be unpopular with this one but sometimes, the truth does hurt.
Recently during free shipping I tried MAC s/f powder and fluid foundations for the first time. So sure I'd love it despite the warning reviews, I ordered 2 powders and 2 fluids.
The verdict: Not cheap. Does not last 2 full hours without oxidizing horribly. We're talking HOT hot loud orange mess. Then the fading to dull orange (only brightened by the oil slick underneath) and shifting texture. The matte finish does not hold oil for even a minimal amt of time and melts into oblivion unless you constantly babysit your face with a mirror and blot and repowder all dang day. Before I'm out of the garage, I had to blot. I work a real job, I'm busy and don't have time to fool with makeup all day. Like the s/f powder, this fluid mess also broke me out in a fierce way. At these prices, I expected much better treatment from Mr. MAC.
I've the same full, matte coverage - but True and Lasting as advertised - in drugstore brands at a fraction of the cost.

Not convinced MAC is not the $h!#? See my review on s/f powder and give me another shot.

5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.


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