MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation

3.7

3768 reviews

66% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

INGREDIENTS: talc, silica, isostearyl palmitate, methicone, phenoxyethanol May Contain: titanium dioxide CI77891, iron oxides CI77491 CI77492 CI77499, chromium oxide green CI77288, ultramarines CI77007 CI 77013


on 5/20/2008 2:42:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

This stuff is heavy heavy heavy! I would call this more of a foundation than a powder...definately would not suggest using it over foundation because it looks cakey..if you are going to wear this, wear this only..overall i think it is a nice, satiny & matte. Personally I like liquid foundation so I won't use this, but my friend uses it as her foundation and her face looks beautifulally flawless with it on. Also, I thought I would leave a tip on here: DO NOT keep the sponge on top of the powder, put it in the bottom. After awhile mine began to darken and look as if water had gotten in it. the rep at the MAC counter told me that if you leave the sponge on top of the powder, the powder will absorb the oil from the sponge that came from your face which will make you breakout because you're just transferring oil back & forth!



Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Normal, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I went to an outlet store last week and it had an entire MAC counter with every product dramatically cheaper than what you would find in a MAC store.
The powder I used before StudioFix did the trick, so as much as I wanted to try StudioFix, the 25-dollar pricetag wasn't worth it when I had something I loved just as much.
But the outlet had my color, and I got it for only 17 dollars. I LOVE IT ! I know I won't back back to the outlet again (it was three states away) but trying out the product reconfirmed my notions to buy it, and now it's all I will use.


on 5/19/2008 7:11:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Great stuff -- I hate the mask feeling of liquid foundation and I don't want to look like those girls I see that you can see stuff caked on their faces. This stuff gives good coverage that you can build from light to heavy coverage. I use a big powder brush so it looks more natural. Love it! And they have many more colours to choose from to match your skin colour. Don't use the sponge-- use a big brush!


on 5/19/2008 7:03:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

A friend of mine recommended this product to me after muy many attempts to find a powder that would not only be the right shade for my skin, but also give me enough coverage. I have to say, I really LOVE the coverage of this powder. Yes, it can become cakey if you put too much on or do not blend it in properly. I use this with the Studio Fix Liquid Foundation as well. I went to the Mac Counter and they matched my skin perfectly. I can't say how many times I have bought different products that never gave me the right coverage. This is flawless. Everyone's skin is different, but for me, this stuff is great. I will definitely buy this again. Oh, and by the way, you definitely need to use a good brush with this powder. Great stuff!!!!


on 5/19/2008 1:36:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Great coverage, but it made my skin look so cakey.
I'd use it if i had it, but wont buy this again.


on 5/18/2008 9:36:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I was very disappointed that this product didn't work out for me since I know many people who swear by it and their skin looks absolutely amazing.
My biggest problem with it is the consistency. No matter how hard I tried it would always look way too cakey and powdery on my skin. I also found it hard to apply and even harder to blend. The one good thing I can say about it though is that the coverage is pretty decent.
Perhaps this foundation is way better for people who are very oily and not combo like me.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

I love this stuff!i had a compact in my makeup bag 4 weeks before i even tried it...i was scared of the breakouts everyone talks about but thankfully it hasn't happened!i apply on well moisturised skin with a big dense powder brush in a circular motion!i like a FULL coverage and i get it with only a tiny bit of product...and it only takes about 2-3 minutes!now i know that this won't b 4 everyone...its very dry so only for the oilier skins that like a nice matt finish,and it is high cover so if u like a 'fresh and natural' finish, look elsewhere!but personally i like total matt perfection that last all day so untill they invent a full face transplant i'll be sticking with studiofix!

Update...a few months have past and still lovin my sf...and obviously no break outs!i've religiously used a brush to apply as per advice on here but the other day i was in a mega hurry n couldn't find my beloved powder brush so thought i'd risk the sponge just once(despite the fear of the 'cakey mess' horror stories) and it turns out i quite like it this way too...a much faster track to my desired coverage the a quick once over with a fluffy powder brush and i really can't see the difference from buffing it on...apart from the fact that it takes half the time and i don't have powder flying all over the place!been using it this way for a few weeks now(washing the sponge every few days) and i'm pretty sure i'll stick to it! I'm sure most people prefer brush but my advice is give the sponge a chance...it might surprise u!xxx

update2...while this still holds a place in my heart i have had to put it to the bottom of my bag for a while, it was always a bit yellow looking on my summer skin but now the winter has come and i'm back to being a med/fair ool tone it just looks ridiculous! wen back to mac to sort the problem and guess wot...every shade looked too yellow!oh well, i've found a new love in diorskin forever and they make a good pinky tone so i'm happy either way!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 5/18/2008 1:23:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I usually don't like pressed powders but this powder offers great coverage without looking to fake and cakey! I love wearing this on top of my foundation to set it and it looks great. I am the kind of person that can't wear powder by itself but I always take this with me for touch ups when I go out and it lasts the whole day!


Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

No matter what makeup I try, nothing compares to this MAC Studio Fix. It has the best coverage and the best color matches for the many different shades of women. I stopped using it when I was breaking out because I thought this was adding to it...HOWEVER I've come to my senses now...I used this makeup for 4yrs and never broke out from it. It was'nt until I was 25 and started getting hormonal acne brought on my stess that I wanted something to blame, so like many of the women on here I said it was the MAC....Now I realize that acne is acne...this product is oil free and noncomedegenic, its also light unlike liquids and if you have a good regimen, good moisturizer, great diet, and you don't sleep in it then you should be fine! If your interested in MAC don't let these bad reviews be the "be all-end all" of your decision. I like it, my family and friends wear and like it as well....My goal is to get my skin healthy and pretty enough to go without foundation (Im using tretinoin & Tetracycline for my hormonal acne) But until that Beautiful day comes, I will be wearing my MAC studio fix! Its the Best.
It had me looking FABOLOUS on many of my not so fab skin days, so I will continue to be loyal to my Studio Fix.
P.S- FYI for the users blaming their acne on Studio Fix, Use a Brush with this, never the sponge and change makeup about every 5-6 months...That's with any powder compact makeup & Live a Healthy Lifestyle, Beauty comes from the inside out, and not the outside in Adios.

10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

well first off lets say i had a "bad expireience" just buying the product, let alone using it.

i went to the mall, and visited my local mac counter, i totaly spaced out about it being prom night so ther were a billion girls getting there makeup done, it was PACKED!. i asked to get matched and the lady tried one color on me and wouldnt try any other, its wayy to light for me. i could tell right off that it was totaly off, and if she couldnt tell i dont know why she's working there.

i have to apply it supperrrr lightly with a kabuki brush because its wayy to thick. it dosent last long and it seem like it make my face break out? i dont have acne and i could just possibly be getting it, but i always have black heads and pimples forming on my nose (i wash my face the correct way EVERY night so i dont see how this is happening) it's clogging my pores and making me look like a dead fish. i do not recomend this to anyone (unless you need alot of coverage)


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