|Would buy this product again.||58%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I've been using this foundation on and off for 3 years. I'm NW 25 for most of the year. Winter time I am NW 15. It has great coverage and is nataural looking. Even though it's nataural you can still tell you have makeup on. It's super pretty but not too much. It's completely buildable depending on your preferences. I do have acne prone skin and if I use this too much my skin will start to break out a little. I just take a few days off from wearing it and my skin is back to normal. I have combination skin and this and Revlon Colorstay liquid foundation are the only ones that compliment my skin. I apply the Mac Studio Fix liquid with the Mac flat foundation brush. However, when I forget my brush I use a simple white makeup sponge and it does the job too. It doesn't look as smooth this way but it still works.
It doesn't come with a pump but Mac does make one you can purchase to use with this foundation. I think the pump is around $7.00. The price is a little high but I've seen other high end foundations that are much pricier. One bottle of this foundation lasts me well over 6 months. I wear it 3-5 days a week. It doesn't take very much if you're just looking for a moderate every day coverage.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
It's oil free, comes in a sophisticated bottle, build-able and natural looking. It suits my skin tone perfectly. I've been using this foundation for 4 years now.
However staying power is not so great. If it had good staying power, there's no doubt I'd rate this 5/5.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
Studio Fix Fluid is basically everything I look for in a foundation. It has a very nice, creamy consistency that blends easily, medium to heavy-medium coverage, has a satiny finish and is long-lasting. The colors are spot on for my golden-yellow complexion and no matter what kind of skin day I'm having, I can always rely on Studio Fix Fluid to make my skin look airbrushed. I always make sure to have a bottle on hand, and it's probably my most re-purchased makeup item ever. *Side note: I always make sure to set with a powder when wearing this foundation as my skin can get shiny half way through the day...
Blemishes - They will be camouflages for the most part, but if you have dark or very red blemishes, you may find that using an additional concealer may be necessary for full coverage. Minor blemishes should be covered. Application - My favorite application method for this foundation is using a duo-fiber brush for the most natural finish. I also like using a flat top brush, but in order for it not to look too heavy on my skin, I'll usually moisturize skin beforehand or spirtz my face with water. With this particular foundation I don't like using my fingers because it can look too heavy/porcelain. I think the way this foundation looks really depends on your application method. Often complaints are - It causes breakouts, it has a chemical smell, it's too heavy/cakey, the shades are either too yellow or too cool - there isn't a good in-between.
In the past, I did get a pimple here and there when wearing Studio Fix Fluid on a daily basis, but with a proper skincare (cleansing and exfoliating) routine, I don't have anymore breakouts when wearing it. But it might also be because I usually don't wear it for more than a few days in a row (I have way too many foundations to stay loyal to one). Everyone has a different sensitivity to certain products, so this may or may not irritate your skin. I highly recommend washing your face well at night to avoid break-outs (which you really should be doing everynight with or without makeup). I would reccomend getting a sample of this before buying, only because its a hit or a miss with most people.
Last, i have to share this with you- I really despise liquid foundations that dont have a pump. I dont care how you apply the product- with your fingers, a pad/sponge, brush... its just so much easier to control the liquid with a pump, its more sanitary, its so much less messy... AND with that being said, Mac sells their pumps SEPERATE. So I spend a decent amount of money, and I am forced to spend an extra 8$ on a pump for the products that I buy from them. I had NO clue about this because my mom actually got this for me... it was only until i went back to get a new one that i found out about the pump being extra. I think that is so pathetic...
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
When asked if I would buy this product again, I wish I could select maybe. I am seriously considering giving this product a second chance, as I think most of the problems I had with it the first time I tried it were due to an incorrect color-match, & my previous skin care routine. The shade I was matched with looked perfect in the Mac store, but when I tried it at home, it was awful. I'm no amateur when it comes to foundations either. It oxidized horribly & looked like an orange mask on my skin. It was so dark & orange. I also was having severe breakouts shortly after I began using it, but as I said above that could have been from my old skincare routine. What I did like was how thick & buildable this foundation was. If it were in the right shade & didn't oxidize horribly, it would do an excellent job of covering up my skin flaws. I think I'm going to give this another chance, but I'm going to color match myself this time.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
great coverage, matte finish. spf15.
although the foundation led to small milia breakouts around my nose and mouth, the finish of it was very nice. stayed matte even after 6 hour wear and was confortable on the skin.
a little goes a long way, apply too much of anything and it will look cakey!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Love my studio fix foundation. Best coverage Iv had if you build it up and wear the studio fix powder over top. Covers all my redness. It is quite a thick formula but does not feel thick on the skin (depending on how you apply it). I just use my fingers as it blends better than my brushes. Downside is its quite hard to get out of the bottle because of the thickness but I heard you can buy it with a pump so will definitely be getting that next time. Best to get a proper colour match done at the store as its quite hard to find the right colour.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
The lightest shade of this product was too yellow for my skin, it also looked very masky and plastic looking when it dried. I used a sponge to apply it. I found it very similar to Nimue foundation. It covered ok but it just looked really un natural! I wouldnt wear it again.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Other
I find i have a slightly love hate relationship with this foundation
The negatives with it include the shade range which, whilst it is rather large, the colours are just awful and either really yellow or really pink, hence there is no inbetween neutral colour, therefore i find myself mixing foundations trying to get the right colour
The second problem is the formula: i find this foundation so thick that i need to hold the bottle upside down for ages before it droops out. It is not runny at all and definitely feels heavy on the skin, may i also add that the smell is awful and the product doesnt come with a pump so it quite hard to get out. Because it is so thick it is quite hard to use a brush directly and i end up using my hands to blend it initally
However, there are many positives to this product that i found have not been matched by high street products
The first being the coverage of this foundation as it is so super high coverage and leaves your face completely flawless, you also only need a very small amount of product to cover your face. As well as this, I find the foundation has a lovely finish which is somewhere in between dewy and matte, leaving your face with shine in all the right places
Finally, and probably the best positive to the product is it's longevity and lasting power on the skin, I find this to be absolutely brilliant for staying on my skin it doesn't stray at all despite hot weather, humidity, rain, it will stay put all day and not budge until you take it off, I find this a massive benefit as your face looks the same at the end of the day as it did when you applied your foundation
Therefore, whilst i don't think the coverage it suitable for daily use, if you have an evening out or event where you need your foundation to last all day i would definitively recommend this one.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I thought this product was amazing! Something i would go and buy a hundred times over again!
There were times where I found it had a cakey effect, but it was more than likely my error of application. But now it seems to be fine.
I wear this over spots, under eye bag, and as a normal foundation. MAC Studio Fix Fluid - you are great. I enjoyed you a lot!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This is my all time favourite foundation... Before I found this this I tried all the cheaper ones like Rimmel and Max Factor etc, then tried Estée Lauder double wear which seemed great at the time, but this is even better! By far the best in the whole mac range and the one with the heaviest coverage I've ever tried. It looks bright and covers all your red bits, doesn't cling to dry skin, generally gives such an amazing finish! I save it for going out instead of everyday use purely as its a bit pricey, but its soooo worth it and your skin will look flawless in photos! I set mine with a loose powder and still find after a few hours partying its come off a bit on my nose, but looking at the rest of my friends it's obvious my makeup still has the best staying power!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Studio fix fluid is my everyday foundation. I wear it to work, I wear it out, I wear it to the store, I'm obsessed. Definitely HG for me. Coverage is excellent, one pump and my redness is covered and my skin looks beautiful. However, SFF takes a bit of getting used to. It can be heavy if not applied correctly, my favorite method is using a damp beauty blender. If applied correctly (at least for me) the result is matte skin, imperfections are covered without masking the skin and the skin is flawless. The price isn't too bad either at $27 compared to other higher end brands the shade range is excellent. It's a winner in my book :)
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
My skin is oily, and this doesn't help, but I love the fact that it has sunscreen and I barely break-out with this foundation. I used to deal with so much acne, and this foundation does not make it worse!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
Ok, so I finally broke down & bought this foundation. I've been wanting to try more high end foundations for years, but due to the price, I've put it off. I found this foundation at the Saks outlet in one of my nearby malls, & they had a ton of makeup there for half the price it normally is, thus I finally bought it :)
However, since the selection was a bit more limited than it would have been had I gone to the actual MAC counter in a department store...I think I did end up getting the wrong shade. Then again my skin I believe is 'neutral', since I've worn both warm & cool shades & both seem fine. I truly have no idea :P
The shade that I picked up is NW25, a bit darker than my skin by just a shade, but it's not noticeable at all. I do also tend to tan so my skin ends up being a shade darker as it is. The coverage was perfect, a medium coverage in my mind. It was heavier than a tinted moisturizer but not heavy enough to leave me feeling cakey. It really just looks smooth, like skin, & that's the look I enjoy. I'm sure another coat would have made it much heavier but my skin doesn't need that much make up, thankfully.
It hasn't broken me out yet, so we'll see. The only reason why I took off a lippie is because...well, I was disappointed that there was no pump with this. Not like that's the end of the world, but there was a pump in the longwear version so it would be nice if they could just streamline all of the liquid foundations bottles into all having pumps. I don't see why one does & one does not :
Overall very satisfied with the foundation, which stood through the test of work & lasting, & I can now see why so many people flock to MAC for makeup :) I would definitely recommend & buy it again :)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Green
Great heavy duty foundation that locks in moisture and is long lasting. I use a makeup brush instead of a sponge to blend this into my skin and it blends very well even if my actual skin tone is a tad bit lighter. This foundation is not streaky or blotchy and even with a little bit adds a great amount of coverage.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Got a sample to compare to doublewear and I hated it. My 'match' nc25 oxidised into this horrifying dark orange shade on my face and neck. It also smells rank, kinda like paint and bad food. Couldn't wait to get home and just scrub it off. Made me break out instantly too.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Tan Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
All MAC foundations break me out and this one was no exception. I bought it the same day I went into the store for the Marylin Monroe collection and although I knew better then to use their foundation again after my experience with Studio Tech I bought this one against my better judgment. I broke out within days and ditched it for Inglot AMC and I prefer that one as my staple foundation.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Im not sure about this foundation, ive recently just switched from the Estee Lauder Double Wear as they've changed their formula so i went on to try this one.
It had such mixed reviews i was in two minds whether to get it or not, but i thought why not! i do like it, its very very easy to apply and blend (i use a foundation brush) and when ive finished my make up it looks flawless and lovely, but when i look in the mirror about 4 hours later, half of its come off and i just look blotchy and have to re-do, which is abit of a pain.
i would say if you wore the foundation, you do have to set it with a powder, but even doing this doesnt make the staying power very long lasting. i might just have to invest in a primer and see how that goes!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is my all time favorite foundation. Looks amazing on camera and does not look cakey (if you over due it you can look cakey). My only problem is that it makes me break out if I use it everyday. For now I only use it when I go out or for events. :( I have changed my primer and moisturizer and face wash but nothing seems to stop my skin from breaking out. The color selection is amazing and I haven't found another foundation that mixes my skin tone the same (I'm nc 40-45 sometimes 35)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Tan Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I love this stuff! Full, buildable coverage, cheap, and I love love love my shade (nc 35)! I can't believe this foundation gets such low reviews?! I use a good primer like Too Faced Primed and Poreless, wet a beauty blender sponge, stipple the foundation on and set it with Loreal true match pressed powder. It literally gives me the perfect airbrushed Barbie complexion. And it's cheaper than my HG EstÃ©e Lauder Doublewear!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
This foundation is certainly a great addition to your collection and I wear it occasionally. I love my estee lauder double wear and like medium coverage but lasting power all day is a must !
This foundation is comparible to revlon
colourstay and im unsure which I prefer yet. Both have the downside of no pump but mac sell a pump for £3.50 which is worth every penny.
The colour selection is brilliant for this foundation but remember guys NC is for skin with yellow undertones and NW is for skin with pink undertones. This is VERY important to get the right colour.
The foundation gives medium buildable coverage with a natural matte finish.
I would recommend getting a sample first and get colour matched at a counter. If you have to go online remember mac colours run a bit dark. Colour test near the back of your cheek to your jaw to get an idea of the colour, never use your hands neck or chest.
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