The product seems great when I tried it on. They have such many colors to suit your needs which is great. I have very dry skin but somehow it manages to make my nose oily which is strange and not nice at all. It an ok powder for shading on your face but I dont think I would buy again.
I know a lot of people complain that Studio Fix breaks them out and it's even broken me out a few times, but I really feel like this is the best powder compact foundation out there. The coverage is completely buildable so I can cover just about everything without my face feeling cakey or gross. I also love that it comes it tons of different colors. Since I have truly neutral skin and it's hard to find any foundation that matches my skin, I love how MAC has such a range of colors to pick from. I used to go through it pretty fast until I discovered other foundations, but I still like to use this to "set" my foundation and to even out the color on my face.
I used to use C3 because I had lighter skin but then I switched to Chanel because the powder comes on so nice and natural. I got tanner over the years and finally switched to Mac NC35 and the color is just like my skin tone. It is a little thick for me but it gives great coverages and last all day. I tried going back on Chanel but I fell in between all the colors now and can't find a color that will match my skin tone. I guess I'll be sticking to NC35 now.
Well, I think for a powder foundation it is kind of strange to apply the Studio Fix. I just don't find it easy to even it out on my face and I get strange patches of colors after an hour of applying it.
Packaging is great. Easy to touch up when you're on the go. Gives full coverage that looks good in photos, but which I normally don't require.
UPDATE: This breaks me out instantly and is anyway too much coverage that suffocates my skin unnecessarily. Won't repurchase.
I bought this in NC50, used the brush to apply it as they did in the MAC store and it just did not work for me. I don't like foudation that leaves a white cast, ashey look on my face. They also told me that it is not reccomended for wear if you are taking photographs. I don't want any make-up that makes me look horrible or like a ghost in a photo, no thanks. I waisted money on this.
The very first makeup accessory I've ever purchased was MAC's Studio Fix MC32 on my naturally tanned asian skin, and although it was a little pricier the convenience of this little compact is SIMPLY AMAZING! I don't bother using any foundation or whatever on my skin for makeup...actually my entire makeup routine for the skin consists of using only this Studio fix which acts as a foundation/power and a little bit of blush.
The only bad part about this the fact that the sponge will eventually get overrused and it starts to clump up the powder and the entire Studio Fix turns into random hard little clumps of concentrated powder because of the oils in the sponge...oh and sometimes if you drop it it shatters...but that's a give haha
when i first started wearing foundation this was what everyone was wearing. since i didn't know where to start, i took advice others. i tried this one. i didn't have an opinion bc i didn't know what to expect from a powder foundation, nor knew what i wanted or needed.
i'd say now, looking back is that it wasn't good for my skin and it was too heavy. my HG foundation today is BE. i like it A LOT better than studio fix. but i can see where so many ppl like it and it's their HG foundation. not for me though.... continued >>
Studio Fix has amazing coverage, but it makes me breakout like crazy!
I love the product and how it covers but unfortunately MAC products do break me out but to those who do not experience this problem i think you will absolutely love this foundation, just i would reccomend using the #129 brush instead of the puff that comes with it. I know the brushes are a little on the expensive side but they are great brushes!
Heavy coverage, ends up greasy on the face. Not good. Avoid this foundation.