I've been using MAC studio fix powder foundation for about 2 years on and off now, and I really like it. I almost always use a pressed powder foundation becuase my skin tends to get to oily with liquid foundations. The studio fix has great coverage and stays put. Before I put it on, I apply the MAC bloting powder with the little powder puff it comes with, and swipe that all over my skin, especially t-zone to make sure my skin stays matte. I don't apply the studio fix with the sponge because then it can go on thick, so I just use a powder brush and buff it on. It looks perfect all the time. The reason why I only gave it a 4 out of 5 is becuase my skin still gets shiney with it on and I usually have to use an oil blotting sheet through out the day. (But that can be just becuase I have oily skin, it might not be like this for everyone.) anyway - in conclution, I love MAC studio fix and its prob my favorite foundation : )
I hate to wear foundation, but when I tried MAC Studio Fix I loved it! It has good coverage, lasts for many hours and it doesn't feel like I'm even wearing any makeup. My face always felt "heavy" with liquid foundations and this has the same great coverage without that feeling.
I have combo sensitive skin. So far this seems to work well for me. It covers up my redness well NC30, and it makes my skin feel silky soft. It is winter here in Sydney at the moment, so the story might be different in summer humidity. I have bought the stippling brush to work the powder in, and find it works well in making a flawless finish. EDIT: The talc in the product clogged my pores, I gave it away!
It's ok. I prefer the fluid one more. Gives good coverage, but oil control ain't really there. Hate the sponge compartment, it was a little too thin for other sponges, can't imagine it being packaged even bulkierrrrr though.
MAC Studio Fix/Fluid NC25.
*Update*: you know, this thing is crazy. some days it gives good coverage, some days it is just crap! remember to moisturize well when you use this product (which i think IMO, is not a foundation for dry skin in this case) because this product will emphasize blotchiness.
Will not repurchase because im sure there are better products out there, and cheaper.
I don't like this product !! i had used it for few times only . I could see the powder on my face after i applied it.
In my opinion, every makeup lover should own a Mac Studio Fix compact. Itís just such a staple; itís like the UGGs of makeup. My compact never leaves my handbag and knowing itís there comforts me. It's something you can use anytime anywhere. It's the best for mid-day touch ups, quick application when you don't have time to put a full face on, gets rid of shine, love the packaging. I love Mac and will be forever devoted to my NW20 Studio Fix compact.
I honestly love this powder better than any other out there!! I started using it around Christmas time along with mac studio tech. I love how it looks and feels on my skin. It doesnt cake up, its definatly worth it.
Only problem ive had with it, is ive had some pimples.
I've been using this for years because I hate wearing liquid foundation & you can bring it around for touch ups during the day. MAC has a pretty large color selection so you'll be sure to find a color that matches you. I love the coverage this powder gives but like other people have said, it does get cakey sometimes if you go a little overboard. continued >>
when i first bought the product i liked the coverage a lot. a MA matched me up with NC20 which happened to be too orange and dark.i eventually bought nc15 which was just about light enough but still a little yellow. the more i used this the more i hated the way it looked on my skin. completely cakey and it was obvious i was wearing makeup. it made me look like i hade layers and layers of it on so i ended up throwing it away. i didnt need all the coverage anyways.
I have been using this product since I was 18...I am very loyal to it.