MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15

3.5

2755 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)


Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

So I generally love this product.. the only main downside for me is that MAC don't tend to have the correct colours. This is the lightest shade you can get in NW and I still feel as though it's to dark for me. I apply it with a stippling brush and apply MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural over the top for the best results. It can look cakey but it definitely depends on how you apply it. When using fingers it can look streaky, same as if you were to apply it using a run of the mill foundation brush! It is very very comparable to Revlon Colourstay Foundation yet I would much rather spend the extra to get this baby!!!
The only con is that if you want a pump you have to pay for that seperate but that's not to much of a hassle!!!!



on 6/9/2011 5:58:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I have used this foundation for roughly 2 years or so (i think).
It is a great product, although i wish there was a similar foundation that doesn't accentuate the fine lines around my eye area and the pores around my nose. As I have very oily skin, especially around my nose, chin and forehead, I tend to look shiney about 2 hours after putting this foundation on. : (
I will keep on buying it until I find something better.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I'm NW15 and this has been my HG foundation for the last 3 years. It's got some great points:

1.Great coverage
2.Long lasting
3.Leaves a flawless finish

And the bad?

1.It's expensive
2.It has a tendency to settle into fine lines after a few hours
3.When you first start using it, it can feel very strong and a bit stingy on your skin. But now I have used it virtually everyday this no longer happens to me.
4.It does oxidize and turn a bit orange-toned after about 5 hours.

Quite a few bad points there but the overall finish it gives me outweighs the nagative, I find.

I set mine with MAC Mineralize SkinFinish which looks nice, flawless and natural though it can look a bit 'flat', so it should be used sparingly.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Medium, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse

Eyes: Blue

I had to leave a comment because I use this site regularly to check out products I'm curious about, so thought I would do my bit and contribute!

I have to say I am a complete mac convert! I was an avid Chanel fan before I recently discovered this foundation thanks to makeup alley!
I always bought chanel mat lumiere foundation because i have oily/combination skin and the cheaper foundations tend to wear off and go patchy throughout the day.
I was so happy when i tried this product because not only is it cheaper than chanel (by more than �10!) it's also better in my opinion! When I get home from work and look in the mirror my make up is still as if i've just applied it and this is without touch ups during the day!

Great product and i will defo be buying this from now on!!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

PROS:
- Pigmentation/good coverage: high colour density in the product allows great coverage depending on application. You can build this up from medium to full.
- Claims to have a matte finish and that's what it does!
- Can double up as a concealer if you don't have severe blemishes. I use this under the eyes mixed with something with more moisturising properties because if I don't, it does tend to sink into fine lines around the eyes.
- Built in SPF: protects your skin! To an extent, of course.
- Colour Range: there is a brilliant colour range available to all skin tones at MAC. The assisstant who colour matched me recommended me one that was perfect with my skin tone (NC40).
CONS:
- No pump: this you have to purchase seperately which i found to be a huge nuisance. I believe it's AUD$5.
- Fast drying: you have to work very quickly with this as you may end up with uneven coverage if you don't blend quickly. I find that I do have to blend with more effort with this foundation before it sits right on my skin.
- Longevity: I don't find that this lasts very long on my skin but it will last me a good couple of hours. I end up noticing the formula kind of breaks apart on my oily sections, not really on my nose but more on my forehead. By this time, my dryer areas just look a bit dewy but nearing shiny.
- Price: I paid AUD $48 for this. I haven't tried a lot of drug store foundations but I think I could probably settle with one of those rather than fish out the money for this MAC one.
- Smell: this is not a huge problem for me but I don't like that I seem to be able to smell all the chemicals in there, it's rather strong.


on 6/7/2011 6:45:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

1. didnt like having to purchase the pump seperately
2. NW20 was a good match for my skin tone
3. this is a fairly heavy foundation and felt a bit like a mask but it does give good coverage if thats what youre looking for however i prefer something a bit lighter
4.it broke me out terribly.i used it for about 4 days and when removin my make up i noticed id developed bumps all along my jaw bone and all over my face.it took a good few weeks for my skin to return to normal.I've never experienced anything like that from another foundation!


on 6/7/2011 3:02:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Absolutely love it!! I bought this foundation previously, and then bought other foundations after to try different ones but always came back to the Mac studio fix fluid. Love this finish, makes my face look very clear and smooth. During the day I do not get a shine in my T-zone that I get with other foundations. Had a lot of compliments when wearing it. I do like a full coverage however, so I think this is perfect for me. If you like a more sheer than maybe not for you. Two thumbs up!


on 6/6/2011 10:53:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Dry, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Horrible bottle! reminds me of some cheap wet n wild! No pump.
For the price...absolutely not worth it! I bought three MAC items to see what all the hoop-la was so far I am not impressed with any of them. I like my "drug store' foundation better. And this did break my face out..I am almost 40 ..too old for pimples again. Sorry not worth $!


on 6/6/2011 9:56:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I got matched to NC15. I liked how this foundation looked on my skin after the makeup artist applied it, so I was going to buy it, but then the makeup artist told me to get NC10 instead, because "it gets darker the longer you have it on." As I don't apply foundation all over my face (mostly forehead and chin), I'm glad she told me before I bought it.


on 6/6/2011 1:34:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

this one is .... perfect for me ♥.♥ it's not thick and the coverage is pretty good (apply on areas where you need more coverage an extra layer). this is one offfff the FIRST foundations i've tried that doesnt break me out. its good for oily skin but after a few hours i need to repowder ;3
it looks pretty natural if you don't apply to much. the finish is matte, but not tooooo matte (if you know what i mean ? :D its matte but not supermatte so it doesn't look unnatural <3- which i really like i don't wanna look like a cakeface ;D)
you don't need much of it (: (when i first tried this it looked like a mask because i used way toooo much offfffff ittttttt...)
the only downside is that it comes in a glas bottle WITHOUT a pump. i would really recommend to buy the pump,or you'll waste so much product) ♥

I LOVE THIS !


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