First off let me say I have very sensitive skin, un even from being out in the sun as a kid but this foundation is my favorite "photography" foundation. It makes me look flawless. With proper moisturizer, primer and Fix plus it is perfect. Of course, my skin can't handle MAC foundations so with in two weeks i'm filled with bumps along my jaw line and 2-4 random pimples ): So I would would it a 5 for everything but my skin tells me to give it a 4.NC25-30
- NC40 when tan. So if you have problematic skin stay away or suffer the pimples popping out days later ):
This is my go-to foundation and no matter what else I try, I always go back to this eventually. The powdery texture and high coverage is perfect for my oily/combination skin, but I can imagine that it would be too heavy for other skin-types. My skin has yellow undertones and I use SFF in NC20 or NC25 which fit perfectly. When I use this foundation, I barely ever need additional concealer since it covers redness and blemishes fairly well. I get the best results when I apply it with a stippling brush. What I think is important when using this foundation is not applying too much product at once since this might create a cakey look, it's better to build up the coverage in thin layers and good blending is essential.
I got this foundation in NC35, and I love it! Recommend applying with a stippling brush as it's a bit heavy but covers everything. The only thing that I don't like about this foundation is that it's hard to get out of the bottle and it starts to cake up on your face after awhile.
Love, love, looove the product. Hate the packaging. Glass bottle are so inconvenient. Does'nt come with the pump, you have to buy it, that's kinda cheap juste give it with the bottle... C'mmon.
Amazing full coverage. I have a lot of redness on the cheeks (rosacea) and it cover it SO WELL. MUA tends to match me NCXX in order to cover the redness but it just does'nt fit with my neck. I'm REALLY a NWXX. Of course, a yellow base can help to cover the redness but with this foundation, I can go with my real undertone and it cover everythings that need to be. Does not break me out at all. Perfect for me!
I was recommended this product by my older sister (she has used it for the past 6 months and loves it - her skin is normal). It is a medium to full coverage with a satin to semi-matte finish.
Pros: It is relatively inexpensive for a higher end foundation. It provides a nice coverage and a beautiful finish. The color range is fantastic (I am very fair with yellow to neutral undertones and I'm a NC20), like all Mac foundations. It photographs beautifully, no flashback at all. You can wear it in several different ways: full coverage with my Sigma F80 or medium coverage with a Beauty Blender spongue. It lasts a good 8 hours. Lastly it minimizes the appearance of pores.
Cons: It breaks me out so bad!!! I haven't had the best of luck with Mac foundations: the only one that didn't break me out was Studio Sculpt; which I used to love. This foundation worked for the first week or so, but suddenly I woke up with a whole face full of acne, it really clogged my pores. I haven't broken out this bad in at least 6 months. Also it dried out my dry-combination skin so badly. Plus It clings like crazy to any dry patches and cakes up really badly. It transfers really easily onto everything in site. This foundation looks terrible at the 9th hour mark: suddenly it oxidizes to a orange color in random spots and it settles into your pores. Lastly you have to buy a pump to make this foundation work, its way to thick to try to pour it out.
I won't be buying a Mac foundation for a very long time, if ever again. I returned this product and bought a Clinique foundation, hopefully It will work better for my dry-combination and sensitive skin.
This is the best foundation ever!
It is very full coverage but doesn't feel heavy on the skin at all.
The choice of shades is huge.
It is perfect and I love it so much.
It feels really soft and doesn't have a horrible smell like some others do which is great!
I recently wanted to know exactly how good the coverage was for this foundation so I applied it to one ha,f of my face and the difference was unbelievable. This foundation is almost like a concealer, it really is that good and it is easy to build up too which is good if you need to apply a but more
Buy this, it'd worth every penny!!!
So I usually don't write positive reviews (because I never really have a reason to) but this is my HG foundation. I talked to a consultant about what foundation I should use since I have oily skin & I live in weather-crazy Texas. She suggested this so I tried it. I absolutely love it. It's not heavy at all, I forget I have it on! I apply it with a sigma F60 brush & then buff it out with a sigma F80 brush, it gives me this almost airbrushed look. I like that it has buildable coverage without looking caked on. A little goes a long way with this foundation! It lasts me a good 8-10 hours with only one touch up in the hottest part of the day. My only issue with it is that it doesn't come with a pump (so buy one!)
This is the best foundation I've ever used! I've heard people saying they think it's too heavy, but I don't think it is at all! You get great coverage, an airbrushed look and it's also a great concealer. I'm pretty pale (NW13) but the colour doesn't wash me out because it's quite warm. Recommend!
I have used StudioFix for a while now. I use NW25. You can wear this day to day and build it up for a more made up look. I also blend in MAC Strobe cream to add a glow x
Without a doubt this is the most popular foundation from MAC and for good reason in my opinion. Studio Fix Fluid is a medium-buildable coverage foundation with a satin-matte finish. The finish makes it a very versatile foundation for anyone with combination, normal through to oily skin. MAC are known for their extensive shade range and I love the shades available as they cater to yellow undertones which I have trouble finding in low-end foundations. I have this in NC35 which suits me most of the time but I want to purchase other shades as I can go up to NC37-40.
Packaging wise, I'm a sucker for sleek professional packaging so the nothing fancy glass bottle with a black lid appeals to me. This is their only foundation that doesn't come with a pump and they sell one separately for an extra charge which is one negative. I did (reluctantly) buy the pump to go with it as its more hygienic to use which is a big factor for me as I have acne-prone skin.
I have oily skin and longevity wise, I find this lasts me through the day and into the early evening with just a bit of shine through my t-zone but its nothing blotting sheets and powder can't fix. In comparison to Estee Lauder's Double Wear, it isn't as long-lasting and will not withstand heat and humidity as well, but the finish isn't as matte nor as drying either which I don't like so I do prefer this. What I love most about this is the way it photographs. Despite the SPF, Studio Fix Fluid doesn't cause a white cast in flash photography so I use this exclusively for special events & weekends.
Another negative is that this contains algae/seaweed (listed as Laminaria Saccharina and Algae Extract), which is often known to irritate skin and clog pores. Most of the breakouts/reactions everyone has from this foundation I would say are probably due to this and its more likely to be an allergic reaction but it brings up pimples with it. I only use this for special occasions/nights out when I know that I will be photographed and need to look flawless. If I use it like this and make sure I remove all of my make up, I don't experience any break outs.
Overall, a really beautiful foundation that I would recommend. Works well with my oily skin and doesn't flashback so its great for special occasions. I will continue to repurchase this.