After trying Stuido Fix, which i thought was too dry, the MA tried studio tech on me. NC20 on slightly oily skin... and since i was in a hurry, and i knew i could return it if i didn't like it, she applied it, and without letting it set, i bought it and rushed out the door. Well, first of all, she applied it very poorly, undertrained maybed? i don't know, but it looked terrible on me. however, i took the sponge out and smoothed it around, and it still looked very caked on and very unsettled. my pores looked huge and my face felt so much more oily than before. so far, of these two mac products have not impressed me at all.
update - this still is the same, tried it again and just never looked right. continued >>
I bought this product right after it comes out. I love the texture and how it feels on my skin. It looks so natural and good for the summer weather. When I fist use it, I apply it with a sponge after a week..boy..it's gone down very fast..I think sponge is not the best way to apply this foundation. You will waster a lot of product. I now use foundation brush from perscriptive. All in all, I am impressed and will buy it again..
This is so far the best foundation I've ever used. The coverage can go from light to medium and it doesn't cake on my normal to dry skin. I also like the fresh feeling I get each time I apply it. I've been using it for about 3 months now and haven't experienced any breakouts.
I can't decide which I like better -- the Studio Tech or MAC Sheer Coverage. Studio Tech feels so nice going on -- cool and smooth. It provides good coverage and "last-ability". Others have reported break-outs, but I did not have this problem at all, and I am prone to break-outs sometimes (though not a big problem). The only problem I encountered with Studio Tech, which may be my own fault, is that I went through too much product too fast. LOL! Perhaps I'm using too much or it is absorbing into the sponge (???). I run between an NC15 and NC20, and got NC15 since it had been reported that lighter shades work better with Studio Tech. It was a good match, but when I buy it again, I think I'll try the NC20.
I was a little hesitant to buy this, only because I was afraid it would be more like a powder which is not what I wanted. Well, it's completely true to its word: cream to powder. When I opened it up, there were actual drops of moisture on it! I was so happy when I put it on - it was extremely creamy and smooth, and not at all dry (good for me, because I have dry skin). I love the color too, I got it a few shades darker than I am to enhance my tan, and it blends beautifully. I was all set to feel guilty about spending $26, but that feeling quickly went away...I will definitely keep buying this in the future.
I test drove this product for 3 months and I still adore it. I have average skin that will use any excuse to form a pimple. Studio Tech does not make me break out, even before my period.
The texture is creamy and it spreads easily with a brush and fingers. (I prefer using a brush to the sponge provided b/c I use a lot less product that way and have more control.) I can manipulate it for medium through sheer coverage and it hides the ruddy spots on face extremely well.
It dries down to a natural skin look satin finish. Doesn't transfer, feels light and wears all day, no need to powder over it.
Until now, I had given up on any non-powder foundations b/c it seemded moister foundations always settled into my expression lines, making me look about 15 years older in 30 minutes or less. Not so with Studio Tech, it stays put.
I still use Studio Fix on days when I want a very matte look, or times when I know I'll be sweating profusely - working in the sun, dancing, etc.
I have already repurchased Studio Tech to adjust for a tan. Great product.
After reading so much positive reviews on this site I couldn't wait to make the 2 hours drive to the MAC store.
The make up artist put studio fix in NW15 on my face. Perfect shade for my pale skin!
I liked the foundation and bought it immediately. However, after 10 minutes the makeup clogged in my pores. Horrible!
I went back and got my money back...
So disappointed that it doesn't work for me!
I really like this one too! I use it for medium coverage. I have slightly oily skin with acne scars and some redness. I use this for 'yuck' days (sheer foundation for better days), and it really covers well and looks natural. I add a dusting of loose powder to set it. Its also very convenient.
Ahh, this is my new favorite foundation! I like cream to powder formulations because I hate messing with a liquid then powder. Applied with my trusty foundation brush, I get a medium coverage that looks absolutely natural. It really looks like my skin. It's not as matte as I hoped it would be, but it doesn't slide off of my face during the middle of the day. I like this.
*Update* This was breaking me out, tiny bumps all over my forehead like I get from allergic reactions. Not recommended for those with sensitive or acne-prone skin.----------------------I love this stuff because I found something that actually matches my skin tone and doesn't change color during the day. I tried 3 different shades of studiofix and they were all off or turned orange on me during the day. NC25 matches my skintone perfectly. I'm very oily and no problems if I dust some blot powder over it. My only rant is the smell. Also, I'm not sure if this is breaking me out or not, but I seem to break out from everything. I'm waiting to see if this is the culprit, that would be the only thing to keep me from buying this again. If you are not acne prone buy this!