Love it! Way better than Studio Fix, which I found would need several reapplications throughout the day, and accented the dry spots on my combination skin far too much. This stuff is great if you're prone to getting dry skin, and its creamy texture works great with all skin types.
However, It's not a great product to use in the summer months when your skin is oilier, as it gets runny and becomes cakey by the end of the day. I switched over to MAC studio fix Liquid foundation, and had much better results with that.
Edit: I used this product for years, and ended up hating it. It was runny, the staying power was horrible and looked great for a total of one to two hours before my face began to melt and I resembled Sylvester Stallone. I would not touch this product again - and if you must use a MAC foundation I strongly suggest Studio Fix LIQUID foundation only. As of now, I am on the prowl for the perfect foundation - and no MAC will be fitting the bill any time soon.
I have had a love/hate relationship with foundations for many of my 40 years and several weeks ago, I switched to Studio Tech NC30. I can't say enough how happy I've been. It just glides on my face and never gets streaky during the day. A little goes a long way and it just feels like silk. I can have as little or as much coverage as I want. It's definitely my new foundation
I have always had a love/hate thing with foundation.....until i tried this. I love this stuff. It has a beautiful finish on my face and stays on all day. It doesn't feel greasy to me as a lot of other cremes have. I like the speed of application and a little goes a long way. I have a very oily t-zone, but have had no problems. I've been using it about 2 weeks which is infinitely longer than I use most that I have tried. It's a keeper for me.
I love this!!! I'm NW47 in this..and it covers up my hyperpigmentations so perfectly and leaves my skin flawless. I use this with Mac's foundation brush...it helps the product last longer. I have combination skin and it helps to use mac blot powder later on during the day to help with the tzone shine.
I REALLY liked this product when the artist applied it, great coverage, natural looking, everything I could hope for. I also bought the brush to apply it with. I was VERY excited about it. I used it several times and thought I hit the jackpot as far as the perfect foundation was concerned UNTIL my face became acne-central! It made me break out big time! I'm very disappointed, this is one that'll be going back. . .
Ok, well i was in need of a new foundation and i decided that i would try MAC. I originally wanted to get the Studio Fix, but the MA said that it would flake on my skin becuase of my dry skin. So i went with Studio Tech. It gives ~excellent coverage that is buildable.
~And it matches perfectly, unlike the Select SPF. I used my finger, but the brush works so much better.
~It didn't ever feel cakey and it felt natural unlike the Select SPF.
The only problem i had was how fast i went through it . There isn't much product for the price.
This is a great product for me. But still not perfect so I'm to try out different kinds before I buy again. I wear NC27 and the color matches better than any others I've tried in the past. This can be applied with either a foundation brush or the cosmetic sponge, and I haven't tried it with my fingers (or the sponge either just for sanitary reasons.) One thing to keep in mind is that when you're using a foundation brush, make sure it's a little damp before applying. It helps eliminate the streaking. I always wash my brush and towel-dry it right before I use this foundation and it gives it just the right amount of dampness. When applied, I never ever felt like I had a mask on, considering it had flawless coverage. (:
Oh, how I love this foundation for specials occassions/pictures. This foundation covers really well and doesn't make you look like you have a thick layer of foundation on your face if used with a great foundation brush like the MAC #190. However, this is NOT an everyday foundation. With the waxes and oils in this, it should be only used sparingly on oily/sensitive skinned gals. The nc37 is a perfect match for my skin.
I'm really not sure about MAC foundations. The colour match is great (NC20/25) but I haven't found a formula that suits. This seemed ok at first but now is far too dry for my combo skin. Also I liked the coverage for special occasions (don't like wearing much in the day) but I saw some photos of a recent night out and looked like I was wearing a mask!! And I REALLY don't wear much makeup. Maybe its better for oilier skin and people who want more coverage.