This is my first review ever, I decided to write it because this is my "holy grail" makeup. There is a story behind it so bare with me...
I first started to use studio fix back in HS, I had heard about through most of my friends, and when I found out it would help me with my oily skin dilemma I decided it was worth a shot.
Not too long after I started using it I was breaking out really bad, and since I have clear skin I wasn't used to it /: I decided I had to stop using it which was heartbreaking since I LOVED the way my skin looked and felt
Fast forward a year- I had moved states and wanted to look nice for my second year of HS as a sophomore, so I decided to repurchase. I literally started breaking out within the week but I said fuck it, I'd rather be pimply than oily... After about 2 months or so my face started to clear up and after about 3 months my face was clear once again....
I guess my face just got used to it ...
moral of the story: YES this will make you break out, but if you prefer pimples over oily skin I suggest you give this a chance. this is honestly the best makeup out there for my skin type (oily)
I really like this for light to medium coverage. I use ELF's powder brush to apply and a little goes a long way. Lasts throughout work day and not heavy like foundation. Would highly recommend
I bought this almost 5 months ago and used it every day and there is still some left! You don't need to use hardly anything to take away shine, but this does give you a very matte effect which isn't very natural. The coverage works great witht he studio fix fluid foundation, but I do have to top this up after about 4 hours... this could be because of the foundation being a bit oily however. For the price and how much you get it's deffinetly worth it.
Very nice foundation, only thing is the colour they gave me is a bit light on me, but the texture of this is amazing, covers imperfections very well, and its creamy, it doesnt dry your skin or anything like that.
Not an everyday part of my work make-up. I'm having breakouts if used consecutively. Now I only use it on weekends. Very good color (NC42) and coverage.
I really liked this as a teenager. It was one of my first powder foundations and it looked great on my oily skin. At the end of the day I would end up with a dewy look . Once I started to age though, the powder began to settle into my fine lines and make me look dry. Make sure to moisturize really well with this. The only problem I have with this, is that if you use the studio fix concealer with this and try and brush on the powder, the powder will stick to the concealed area and make it slightly darker, or make it show the outline of where you concealed.
I can't go thru the day without this!!! Sure I wear it over the constant revolving door of foundations I wear, however it gives my skin a beautiful finish and coverage that gives me compliments on my skin all day long! MAC please don't discontinue! I have bought this consistently since I was a teenager and I take it everywhere I go.
Gave me bad cystic acne after several uses. And although the coverage is great, it didn't last on my oily skin. I also hate how it's easily transferable to any surface my face touches (tissue, my clothes, my bf's shirt) Ugh. Found my HG in Majolica Majorca's powder foundation.
Love, love, love this product! I like full coverage, so I use this powder after I use the studio fix foundation. I've got yellow undertones, so sometimes this can totally make me a little too yellow. But, the powder feels awesome, and it works. I would buy it again!
I have no complaints whatsoever about Studio Fix. I chose it for its practicality and was pleasantly surprised. It offers really good coverage, which I didn't even fully experienced. I used to apply it with a stipple brush and it would give me good, matte coverage that would look fairly natural. When applied with the sponge that it comes with though, things could look a little more cakey/flaky.
It never broke me out or irritated my sensitive skin and the shade C4 was a perfect, perfect match for my olive complexion (SF has likely the widest color range out of MAC's products). My skin is also pretty oily and I never really had any problems with this foundation - I would say oil control is pretty decent. Packaging is also cool and this is hardly the most expensive option of a powder foundation out there.
Overall, I think this is very good quality and definitely worth the hype. I've been using Shiseido Pureness, that I'm finding slightly better, but I would definitely repurchase Studio Fix anytime.