Wanted to like this, but ended up very cakey and orangey. I even took it back to the store to get a different color, and the rude MAC employee told me that I was wrong and it was my color. Huge orange line around face. Much too expensive for what it is. Not good for even remotely oily skin. Save your money and try Rimmel Stay Matte. Amazing powder and only three bucks! Compare!
I love this for setting my CG tinted moisturizer. It gives me the perfect coverage and it mattifies my face very well. It doesn't break me out and I've never experienced any cakiness because I've always applied it with my 187 brush. I really love this product, and would definitely continue to purchase if I run out
YES I AM A MAC SNOB AND I AM PROUD OF IT. :)
That being said... where would the makeup world be without Studio Fix? The classic powder foundation.
Well, what can I say... this is and will always be a staple in my makeup bag. It covers everything. I love it with a passion. It comforts me. Will not use daily, but will use for occasions when heavier coverage is needed. I always apply with my 190 and blend with my 187. You can really build the coverage you need to avoid the cakey look. But beware because if you use too much, you will get the over done look. It's all in the application though.
I've been using MAC studio fix for years now on and off. I wanted an alternative to yucky liquid foundation and this was the best I found. The shade matched my face perfectly too which is unusual for me. The sponge that comes with it gives heavier coverage but if you use a big brush it goes on much lighter and you can control it better. I usually don't reapply the studio fix during the day, i bought a matching MAC presed powder and use that. I would recommend giving this a try.
I've been using Studiofix consistently for the last 10 years, and though I've strayed occasionally in the hopes that others measure up, they never do and I come back to Studiofix with my tail between my legs. I never use it wet, yet it gives me incredibly beautiful coverage (it even covers up the dreaded Asian flush from drinking!)...I get complimented on how flawless my skin looks all the time. It never looks cakey either, and I've never broken out from it, mainly because it feels so light on my face. My only rant is how it seems to shatter so easily once I hit pan (which is very quickly)...I've had powder bits all over my bag more than once! But I will be buying this again and again for years more to come.
Lancome makes a better quality product in this category. This one tends to be a bit chalky. I use it very lightly.
i have been using studio fix since i was a teenager and i am early 30's now. i believe this is the best cream to powder foundation out there. my skin tends to be very oily in my t zone. gives you great coverage with no applications needed throughout the day. some complain about leaving you "cakey" and someone even stated there face looked like after after applying..duh? if your face looks cakey, you are either applying too much or this is wrong color for you. i use 2 diff colors to give a more natural look. some states skin is oily. several months ago i started using MAC mattifier before applying studio fix and did not need to use MAC blot papers or blot powder. compact lasts a long time, too. will always repurchase. sometimes, i use bobbi brown foundation, but MAC is actually more affordable
I have been using Studio fix for eight years now, and it has never dissapointed! I have fair, combination skin - studio fix works well for both my oily and dry areas. i always start with a light moisturizer first, and studio fix on top blends like a dream. I also use it for problem spots by dipping a small brush to correct. My boyfriend hates the look of foundation, but when I wear this he can't even tell I have anything on! Very natural!!
EDIT: I have always thought I had problem skin until I stopped using this product. I've switched to Clinique and my skin couldn't be happier. I will never use studio fix again! Also, on some of my friends who use this with a heavy hand it makes their skin look chalky - be light with it!
I used this product a couple years ago and switched to bare minerals because studiofix made me break out. I found out that it wasnt the foundation that broke me out but the sponge! when u re-use the sponge over and over bacteria forms and causes break outs. I now use this product with a brush that i wash every couple of days and i havent had any problems with my sensitive skin. Great coverage and easy to apply.
my mom uses this and she has oily skin and i keep telling her she needs a powder that'll give oil control because this does nothing for her oiliness. oh well thats her problem...gave it a 3 because when i felt it it feels silky soft and when you put it on your skin you cant even feel it. it feels like baby powder. there are better powder foundations out there though, it does a good job blending in and to find a color that matches you is awesome. shes a NC42...