Wouldn't buy this again.
1) It looks so ridiculously dry.
2) It seems the less you put on, the more cakey it is. Figure that one out.
3) The price of it is ridiculous for the quality you get.
Don't consider buying this product if you don't like to waste money on things you're gonna kick yourself in the butt for later.
soooo nice. when i tried it out at the counter, it kinda caked around my dry areas after a couple hours. but the sales put it on over the makeup i already had, and she put a pretty decent amount. if you use a fluffy brush and not as much, it comes out very well. i'll definitely buy this again.
don't get mac brushes though. i mean, yeah, they're really good and they last forever, but each of them is at least $30, so it's not really worth it. you might as well stick with sephora brushes.
This is the first foundation I tried from MAC. The MAC consultant immediately recommended this to me when I told her that I have oily skin. I found it to be 'chalky' and it would noticeably (at least to me) cling to the tiny little hairs on the face (I'm not saying I have a beard, I just mean the regular 'facial' hair that is only seen with a magnifying glass). It didn't have the greatest staying power and although it was convenient (since you just apply it with the powder puff in the case) it did not impress me very much.
I second the post below. It *looks* dry.
My other, bigger beef: I can't wear it under my eyes. A half-hour later, it'll have made my minor under-eye lines so pronounced, I look 30 years older and really really tired.
Good coverage for my acne-spotted chin though!
Overall i do not like this product. In the summer it was ok but now that the weather is cooler and my skin is drier this looks terrible on me. It leaves my skin dry and I look terrible. I would not buy this again--well i got it from my mother and she loves it but this is not for me
I wanted to try this after all the good reviews, but after using it for a day and a half i start breaking out. And not little zits, the painful, huge ones that are under the skin and you can't really do anything about. So I returned it. I have extremely oily skin, and the studio fix did help with shine, but didn't nix it completely, and it dried my skin out in places. And you definitely can't layer it like you're supposed to be able, it starts to get cakey.
Bought this in NW30 after some serious tanning (normally a NC30) so I wanted to buy a foundation that matches my skintone. Went to MAC mainly because of their great colour selection and the SA there matched me with NW30 although I expressly told her I want something in the NC range!! NW30 looked alright in THAT lighting and since the SA insisted the NW range would suit me better than NC I sort of compromised and bought it anyway. Went out of the shop and, orange horror!! Wasn't a good look, trust me! Coverage is excellent it pretty much covers up everything so there's no/little need for concealer. *However* I'm 100% convinced this broke me out! Read another review on here and according to the user, they used fiberglass as one of their binding agents which causes irritation and breakouts. Plus the powder itself, despite the ability to provide great coverage, is not finely milled at all and hence results in a rather masky finish which is not attractive at all. I won't buy this ever again. MAC is great with blushes and glosses but I'll steer clear of their foundation stuff. Their liquid concealer broke me out badly too.
ok. So i read all the reviews...I've been using my MAC Studio Fix Powder in NC40 for almost 3 months. I think its starting to break me out. I REALLY want to love this stuff because it looks great on my skin- but not if its breaking me out. I have 2 cystic pimples on my chin and I am starting to get little bumps all over my cheeks and even some pimples that are starting to come to a head (GROSSSS) SO ....I am going to put the compact away for a few weeks and see what happens to my face, if it clears up- I surely WILL NOT be buying this product again :( very dissapointed
this was the best powder/foundation for me... BEFORE!!!! when i havent tried any! this makes my face soooo oily. gave me tiny bumps! and oh, did i mention that it looks very cakey?! i thought that it was the best when i am not yet a make up fanatic!
So disappointed. I was lemming this for so long, but not one single color worked on me. WHY? The MA tried so many colors. She ended up recommending NC20 and NC25, but I couldn't figure out what made her pick these 2 as they looked as bad as all the others. I've got some weird color that's really hard to match: fairish/mediumish with green undertones and reddish surface tones. After all the talk about MAC, I thought for sure they'd have a color for my skin. Maybe I should try again on my own without an MA saying "oh, you're this color", cus they pretty much never get it right. *sigh*
NC20 looked like I was wearing white chalk on my face. Not a good look, unless you're on stage with full theatre makeup, which I never am. NC25 turned really *orange* on me. Another not good look. I didn't buy either after looking at them in full sunlight. I was so excited to be able to say "I'm NCxx" and now I can't!