MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15

3.5

2724 reviews

58% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.3

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.3

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

ACTIVE INGREDIENT: Octinoxate 2.50% Other: Water/Aqua/Eau, Cyclopentasiloxane, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Dimethicone, Magnesium Sulfate, Silica, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Algae Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lecithin, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Xanthan Gum, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Methoxy Amodimethicone/Silsesquioxane Copolymer, Laureth-7, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Propylene Carbonate, BHT, Chloroxylenol, Phenoxyethanol [ /- Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288)


on 7/2/2015 6:59:00 AM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Grey

Clients love this - I do not. I think this foundation is more suited to those with combination/oily skin, unlike myself - completely normal skin.

Generally, I find MAC's shade selection to be very poor, if like myself, you are very pale. I have the shade NW13 in this, but for me, I found that this oxidized very badly. Don't get me wrong, I get so many compliments when I wear this foundation, however, this is with blending it down my neck to actually get it to match my skin colour.

In terms of the consistency, I found it to be very thick and high coverage. I know that many people prefer lighter coverage foundations, but although my skin isn't very problematic, I prefer the coverage of this foundation to lighter foundations.

Personally, I reach for my NARS Sheer Glow a lot more than this one.



on 6/21/2015 10:16:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

This is in my top 5 favourite foundations.

Gives very good coverage, I use with a damp beauty blender and it blends really well into the skin. I then use cream blush and bronzer and lightly powder over the top. This is one of the foundations that last the nicest on my skin, I powder maybe once of twice throughout the day and it always still looks great after a long day at work.

I don't mind the smell, its very faint and it's quite a thick but runny formula.

Love this.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I loveeeee this foundation! I have a weird skin combination. My forehead is oily and the rest of my face is extremely dry. I have a lot of acne scars and redness. I have acne prone sensitive skin. I use the color nc15 and it is the first foundation light enough to match my fair skin. The coverage is amazing. It does not cling to my dry patches but it also doesn't make me oily. It leaves my skin flawless. It is a bit heavy on the skin but for the full coverage it has it's not as heavy as other full coverage foundation I have tried. It last at least 9 hours on my skin with setting spray. The only thing wrong with it is that it breaks me out. When I wear it the next day I wake up with acne. So I only use it for special occasions because I love the coverage. I love it so much that I still wear it even though it brakes me out.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

Alright, so to start off I'd like to say that before you go rushing out to buy this you need to get a sample of it. I'm no expert so I have no idea what the issue is, but for some people this is an excellent foundation, for others it's the worst. My friend and I bought this at the same time but while I love it, it broke her out really badly and she returned it almost immediately after purchasing.

However, if you're like me then this stuff is awesome. I use NW15, my skin is not smooth at all and is both super oily and super dry, so finding a good foundation that actually stays on and looks good for more than 3/4 hours has been an awful struggle. It took me a while to learn that no matter how highly rated a product is, it doesn't necessarily mean it will work for you (here's looking at you NARS).

I apply this (after moisturising and priming of course) very lightly, and get light to medium coverage. It lasts all day for me without getting flaky or gross, and my skin has yet to break out because of it. I think the price is pretty good for a foundation that actually works and stays on, but the lack of a pump does frustrate me. I will be re-purchasing unless I somehow fall face first into a better foundation and at the moment this is actually my HG (I know it's a big call but it just loves my skin!!).

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 6/8/2015 3:04:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I love this foundation I love wearing it when I wanna look a little more tan because it does oxidize on ur face and at the same time give u an amazing demi - matte finish. it'll last around 6-8 hours on u if u use a good setting powder, I find that if u dust the studio fix powder foundation over this lightly, it makes it last a little longer.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 6/6/2015 3:32:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Where do I even start with this foundation?! This was my first foundation EVER!! Got my first bottle back in 2007 when I started with makeup I was 17 years old! Not having a clue about makeup & not even needing to use foundation I went into the Mac store Without any research, I skipped the drugstore & went straight into "high end" from the jump, bought this foundation,some brushes I didn't need along with skin care and primers that I didn't know what they were for or if I needed them, all I know was I spent about $400 on my first makeup EVER!

I kept using this foundation for 5 years straight every single day. Looking like a orange grease ball everyday. NC42 was my shade & I bought that foundation like no other, bottle after bottle. I went into cosmetology school & learned a lot more & more about MY skin & everyone's skin & all these ingredients that are so bad!! So I learned I actually have very perfect skin, I always had and never knew but I also had very oily skin that was actually due to dehydration? Go figure!

ANYWAYS... Back to studio fix!! I also learned this broke out ALOT of people 1)because the consistency is so thick that most people using this dont really need that type of coverage 2)this is NOT a daily wear foundation & 3) & MOST importantly this foundation contains ALOT of wax in it!! So the wax clogs a lot of pores and causes break out on acne prone and sensitive skin & guess what?? Thats the reason why it's so orange & made me look straight out of the chocolate factory movie! Oompa Loompa!!

So Now, I stay FAR FAR away from MAC foundations specially this one!! I mean, I'm not going to lie I do own a bottle of their "safest matte" foundation which is the Pro-longwear BUT I will ONLY use that for any events where I like the extra coverage that I don't need on the daily.

BUT for each their own!! That was my experience using this 5 years straight being my first foundation ever that Was hard letting go off without knowledge!! Now i would NEVER EVER use this or many other Mac products, but I do use MAC's blushes and eye shadows even their concealer.

& like I said I am stateboard certified for cosmetology so I know a thing or two about skincare BUT by all means to each their own & no one should get stopped from using a product over another persons experience.

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Grey

I have a love hate relationshit with this foundation. It doen't break me out which is why i keep buying it but i find the colour so hard to get a proper match. Mac's colour breakdown is really strange. NC which you'd think would be COOL and NW which you think would be WARM, are actually switched.I use NC forever before realizing , even with the NW i find it very hard to blend, always leaves some form of a line, the plus is the price and how long it last, the bottle is terrible though and if you want a pump( which you NEED) it's more money which is stupid. I would love to find something else that works for me but i'm nervous of breaking out! AH.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 6/3/2015 8:25:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This product is ok mostly 4/5 stars , it looked pretty amazing at first but kinda oxidize a tiny bit later on during the hours. The best way i feel like this can be apply for a natural look is the beauty blender or the real techniques miracle sponge, for a more fuller coverage look i recommend the standard foundation brush. This feels quite heavy on my face although i can handle it cause i can rock heavy "feeling" foundations so this might not suit people who prefer a light weight foundation. Lol secondly the smell , THIS SMELLS LIKE PAINT like literally the wall paint i dont know why mac could of at least put some sort of frangrance in this i mean come on mac u can do better but later on i can get used to it cause right now its my daily foundation where it wears typically 8 hours before u know to re powder etc etc.


on 6/3/2015 6:19:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

This foundation is just alright. It looks fantastic when it's first applied and it was actually the first high end foundation I ever tried. It covered my acne scars, blemishes and redness. However, while it looks good for maybe an hour, my skin gets extremely oily after. And because this foundation is rather thick and gives off that "fake glamour" type look it looks just really awful. It also oxidizes quite a bit and I'm in NW15 so it just begins to look very orange on me. Not a pretty look. It has a scent that isn't necessarily bad, but it's very strong. There's much better options for foundation out there. I also dislike the packaging. I wish it came with a pump because it's a bit of an inconvenience to use.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I really wanted to like this. When I first started using foundations I was under the impression that MAC was the best company for that.

I used studio fix foundation when I was a bit younger but I was used to powder foundations and not that comfortable with liquid. In the past year I've become more used to liquid and I now favour it over powders so I decided to try this again.

I'm a NC35. The price was what I'd expect for a high end brand. When I first put it on I was shocked - in a good way. I have pigmentation resulting from acne and this covered everything in one layer. Plus it was more yellow; perfect because Indian ladies like myself generally have strong yellow undertones. It dried to a matte finish. Again, perfect for my preference.

One problem.... this oxidised. I'd never encountered any other foundation I'd used oxidising before so I don't think it was my skin type that caused the problem; plus I'm normal to combination but leaning more towards normal. By the end of the day, my perfectly matched face had oxidised so badly, I actually felt so self conscious when I looked in the mirror. It was so orange and horrible.

Seriously MAC, sort this out.

On the other hand, the other purchase I made is one of my favourite items ever; the Pro Longwear concealer. So MAC does know how to do face - just maybe not foundation.

Instead of spending on this, I would highly recommend NARS sheer glow. Less shade range in terms of NC/NW system- but excellent coverage, semi-matte finish and lasting power on point. Two stars (my lowest rating ever) given to this, just because the coverage is incredible.


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