MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation

3.7

3783 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 5/18/2008 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)


on 5/12/2008 9:32:00 AM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I just got this product in NC20, my skin type is combination (oily T-zone, rest of face is dry). I also have slight eczema on my nose, and StudioFix made it look as if I had psoriasis on my nose by the end of the day... it was patchy and dried out and unlike anything I've ever seen before. However, I think this is purely due to the eczema on my nose and therefore would not recommend this product to someone with facial eczema or very dry skin in general, or any other similar skin condition.


Besides that, knowing to avoid putting this on my nose in future, this product worked like a dream everywhere else.... evened out my skin tone, gave perfect matte coverage, looked fabulous in photos, and didn't make me look cakey or washed out. I am prone to spots and this has not broken me out, actually I've seen an improvement in my skin... although when it comes to break-outs, MAC foundations either do or they don't... it's completely down to trial and error, and StudioFix is full coverage. Your best bet is to test it at a MAC counter and leave it a day to see how your skin reacts or doesn't, as $25 is a lot to waste if it causes skin problems. I use MAC Prep+Prime before application and apply it with a brush for best results, although it comes with a sponge and place to store it that is perfect for mid-day touch ups.


EDIT 6/3/08: Had to deduct a lippie from the original 4. After 3 weeks of use, this DID break my skin out in lots of small bumps across my forehead that are taking forever to clear up even though I've stopped use and switched to a tinted moisturizer temporarily. I will still in use in future on occasion if I need full coverage, but everyday use did not agree with my skin at all.


on 5/11/2008 9:16:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I'll start by saying the SA at MAC was extremely friendly and in only a few moments she matched my skin color perfectly (C4). She was a pro =] ... Although the coverage was GREAT, its not one to buy if your looking for the "natural look". It is very clear that you have makeup on when you use this. Most importantly, I have skin that tends to get a little shinny after being at work for about 5 hours, however with StudioFix my face became shinny after no more than an hour and a half. TERRIBLE. It is upsetting that a foundation that is supposed to be a powder actually made my face more oily and FASTER than my skin does naturally. I did not see the point in paying $25.00 for something that requires a touch up every 2 hours. I returned it after using for 3 days.


on 5/11/2008 3:38:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

My co-worker introduced this to me and I've always noticed she had such perfect skin so I decided to test it out. I've been using this product for 6 months now and it's been pretty good! It covers a lot of my red spots and gives my face a pretty smooth look :)


on 5/9/2008 2:49:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I won't recommend this product to anybody. I have tried better stuff than this (like Bobbi Brown). It doesn't stick close to your skin, so it's very obvious that you got foundation on and I find it a little bit cakey. These things aren't cheap too, for the same price, I would go for another brand.


on 5/9/2008 11:06:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I have really bad skin for acne...all products made my skin feel so weighted and gross. Now, I've been using MAC products and my skin had been great! I've used the studio mist and tech but I love the studio fix! The other two are great but I like the fast fix. The coverage for me is great, I put more where I need it (old acne scars) and it lasts!The only thing is that if its hot and you're sweaty, it will lose its matte but the overall complexion color of your skin stays, but for me the old acne scars appear again.(Reapply later!)I dont know if there is any makeup that can withstand sweat. But anyways,its easy and compact, I take it everywhere with me!It cost like 24 with tax, I think. I dont use the sponge, good brushes are way better and have a better outcome =)..It feels so light on my skin, I absolutely love it! I will definitely buy again! <3


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