MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15

3.5

2736 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 5/25/2011 3:32:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Bought this product two weeks ago, I'm in NW25.
I wanted to try something that was more matte and had thicker coverage. I was happy to find that it was true with this product. Some negative things that i found about this product was the smell...It has an industrial, strong, "don't put this on your face" smell. I also noticed that the packaging is rather annoying, no pump and the cap gets dirty easy.
Other than that, The overall product gave me what I asked for!



on 5/24/2011 7:19:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This broke me out like crazy. You could feel it clogging your pores as soon as you put this stuff on. Heavy duty stuff.


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Dark, Warm

Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Other

Eyes: Brown

Kay, bought two of these foundations for mixing purposes. before using it i had never had a problem with acne other than the ocassional pimple, ive been using this foundation for four months and i have had acne for four months. I orginally started wearing it beacuse i was having problems with hyperpigmentation, now that i have the colour of my skin figured out, i couldn't stand the stand the texture. Since i started using a medium coverage powder foundation for clinique my skin has improved so freaking much it crazy. Its not back to where it was pre-fix fluid yet. but if you started using this foundation and your skin has been acting up. try not using this stuff.I know this isnt really a review but more a personal experience.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 5/23/2011 12:23:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Well to start, I wear NC15 in Studio Fix and even that is a bit too yellow for my skin tone (mac never seems to go quite pale enough for me) but that's not really the fault of the foundation itself.

That's not to say that this foundation would be perfect even if it was a good match. Initially I really fell in love with it, I found it creamy and that it provided excellent coverage - I never really wanted to look 'natural' but rather more air brushed so I actually found that studio fix was great on that account. However - do not, and I stress, do not wear this foundation on a daily basis. I'd heard that from others but because my skin isn't sensitive and hasn't ever reacted badly to any other products, I figured I would be the exception.

I never got breakouts on my cheeks but since using Studio Fix Fluid daily for a couple of months I now have little under the skin red bumps on my cheeks that are *just* starting to diminish after I switched to a different, lighter foundation a few weeks ago. I mean, the coverage was great but after a few months it became necessary coverage and I just couldn't handle the way it wrecked my skin underneath.

I still keep this foundation on hand if I ever have a particularly red spot on my face and am going to a job interview or a club and thus need maximum coverage for a certain amount of time, but I would never go back to using it daily or all over my face. mac is known for dealing in make up that could be used on the stage - this foundation in particular - and it's really wiser to treat it as such.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Black

I tried mostly to be tone matched... and see what all the fuzz was about. I ended up a little disappointed. Its a little dull on the skin, it doesn't photograph well and strangely for me... it makes me SUPER shiny and oily... I just end up all blotchy and greasy... after 3 hours

Saving the bottle for matching myself to drugstore foundations and see if it gets better in winter... def not buying again

EDIT: This stuff messed with my face BIG TIME! I had a horrible break out of clogged pores, and hidden zits that hurt and couldn't be popped! I HATE IT... I use it very sparingly for special occasions but the day after I wear it I have to be very careful about cleansing and exfoliating as tons of pores get clogged :(


Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I used this for just under a year
If your looking for a foundation with great coverage then yes this product is great! However, for me:
Yes it provided great coverage but I felt it was too heavy and didnt look natural! It maybe even made me breakout but that may be cause my skin is sensitive and it dried my face out too!
I would not myself recommend people to use this MAC foundation as a daily foundation, but I think it would be great because of the coverage to wear to go out at night to events/partys.


on 5/19/2011 8:53:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Dry, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I went to a mac counter, with the objective of buying eyeshadows but since none interested me I thought I'd try the mac cult product that is studio fix and studio finish concealer. The girl matched me to a nc40 (previously matched to a nw35 in select foundation) which I feel that strangely, is lighter than nw35. But anyways, I tested it out one day before going out but hated the finish (clumpy, thick, gave me a white cast) and ended up taking it off. I tried again, this time spritzing fix+ on my face and buffing with a 187 brush. I liked the finish, colour was fine. Gave me a flawless look. But after a few days I noticed I had a few spots popping up on my normally clear skin! Would have returned it but I don't have any mac counters close to me so I've decided to keep it and use it for special occasions when I need extra coverage. Also I'm a bit iffy about the colour, but that's not the foundations fault. A good foundation if you have well behaved skin and need extra coverage and oily skin! Won't repurchase but will finish the bottle.

EDIT-- I tried again but this stuff made me itch along the jawline and feels sticky. I really wanted to love this foundation but I just cant make it work for me. i wouldnt suggest if you have sensitive/acne prone skin.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

For me this is a great foundation. I'm an NW15 so it covers my blemishes etc. well.

The only thing I disliked was that it didn't come with a pump so I had to purchase one separately.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I wish I could love this because of the coverage, the lasting power and the finish it gives my skin. The problem is, I get a case of "Macne" and get horrible breakouts on my face, especially around my chin area. Also, I'm an NC 20 and the color is a bit yellow for my pink undertones plus it tends to oxidize on me. I'm not saying I look like Snooki or anything lol but I get a tad bit orange by the end of the day.

PROS: Long lasting, full coverage, matte finish

CONS: can be cakey if applied certain ways, oxidizes, can cause breakouts on sensitive skin, smells like paint


on 5/15/2011 1:07:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I'm a dude with very acne-prone skin which is the only reason I use it and it doesn't look obvious. It lasts all day and keeps oil under control. I used to use bare minerals but at the end of the day it looked cakey and oily. But with MAC Studio Fix I don't even have to blot. It's also buildable and doesn't feel like i'm wearing any makeup. It's really light and the staying power is amazing when combine with MUFE HD finishing powder. I'm definitely going to purchase this product again

**only con is the packaging and the fact that it smells like paint


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