MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15

3.5

2811 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)


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

This foundation is for all skin types. I have combination skin and this foundation stays on and last all day. I wore it for 12 hours and it didn't budge. My skin looks flawless in this foundation. It doesn't oxidize. It feels smooth and not cakey on the skin. It is matte and medium to full coverage. I love the finish and coverage it gives. The price is not bad at all and they have 35 shades to choose from. The only con is this is doesn't have a pump but I'm in love!! I have a review on this foundation so you can see how it looks and wears on the skin and how it looks in pictures and natural lighting. Take a look for yourself





Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Brown

STAY AWAYYYY!!!!!

Went into MAC to get matched. The make up lady immediately reached for this. Had a strong smell that i'm sure many people will be sensitive to, but product smells don't bother me.
Matched great (NC30). Bought the full size as well as Pro Longwear. Took it home, tried it on next day. Within 10 minutes it had oxidised. I was willing to overlook that maybe i hadnt cleansed my skin properly, so i took it all off, and tried again the next day. I lasted about 20 mins before I oxidised and turned orange again!

I then bought in NC20, to see if it would lessen the deep tone of oxidisation... NOPE!!! Same shade of orange as before, £50 wasted!
My skin isn't even oily, so I don't get it! This foundation is just a hot mess..... Highly recommend you try Pro Longwear OR mac face and body in conjuction with a heavy concealer + colour corrector if coverage is needed!!!!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I've tried hundreds of foundations and this was honestly one of the worst. Horrible coloring and VERY transferable. It would wipe off just from wearing my sunglasses. TERRIBLE FOUNDATION.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I have been using this product since I was 17 and here and there I get tempted to try new foundations but, I always come back to this one. The coverage is medium to full, definitely build-able. What I like most is that it stays on all day and it has never broke me out. The price is great compared to other high end brands and although it does not come with a pump you can buy one and switch it from bottle to bottle.


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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

- full matte coverage - gave me abt 50 tiny little bumps after 2 hours (applied at the MAC counter). I love everything MAC but I didnt go back to purchase this


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I'll keep this short and to the point, purchased this foundation twice in two different shades. When I purchased SFF I wanted a flawless face, and to some degree it gave me that. This foundation was amazing for going out at night. It gave me an airbrushed finish and it was my go to clubbing foundation. During the daytime and in direct sunlight it looked really fake, I looked like I had really thick makeup on. I finished one bottle and am working on the second bottle, after that I will not repurchase. I since then have tried other foundations that offer full coverage and do not look so thick, I think it all comes down to personal preference. If you're looking for a natural looking foundation I wouldn't recommend this however if you want/need a lot of coverage then I would say ask for a sample before purchasing the full size. Also I found that this foundation oxidized and ran very orange, never found a perfect color match. I have olive skin if that helps!

Long story short:
Not happy with it because it was too thick and cakey looking plus oxidized and ran too orange for me.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I have used this over the years. And go back and forth from other Foundations.

This is a Medium to Full Coverage and Be careful when applying I believe it's a thick foundation.

Good Brand MAC will always be popular and sought after. Only downfall is the price and the bottle too. I bought a foundation pump while overseas I'm sure MAC in Australia you can do the same. I think I have only bought MAC foundations and powders overseas.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

My HG foundation. This makes my skin so perfect and evened out.

I have dry skin and I know this is intended for oily skin. However, I will always use MAC's Studio Care Cream and Too faced primed and poreless primer and voila - amazing skin.

My preferred way of applying this foundation is with a flat top kabuki or any buffing brush. I believe that the more you buff this on your skin the more it makes the application flawless. I would sometimes spray my brush with fix+ to help with blending.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

Possibly one of the worst foundations I've ever used. Coverage was way too light and did a terrible job at evening out skin tone, the smell was HORRID (smelt like bad chemicals) with the scent lingering all day. and the bottle design was not functional at all. It was such a struggle to get foundation out - either a lot would come out all at once, or none would come out at all. Definitely not worth the high price tag. Never again!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I always find myself coming back to this foundation, despite some of its drawbacks.

I always struggle with mac shades, I was incorrectly matched as nw, and the thing with this foundation is you have to get matched correctly otherwise it will just look unnatural

I have found now that I'm actually nc 30, it's taken me a couple of bottles to get it right but nc 30 is the right shade for me. The thing with these mac shade is nw can be too orange/pink and nc can run very yellow looking.

This foundation literally is perfect for evening out skin tone, giving a very modern matte finish which looks great in photos. For a while this was my foundation go to for an event.
It doesn't cover all spots and can cling to dry patches, it can be a flat matte finish making you look duller if that makes sense ?

But i still go back to it because it has great coverage, it can make you look flawless and airbrushed.

I hate that this doesn't come with a pump, sometimes so much pours out of the bottle so I recommend buying a pump which can you separately via mac.

pros

* great coverage
* great in pictures
* can make you look flawless

Cons
* can be drying on the skin and can cake in some places
* can oxidise
* smells like paint ( doesn't bother me, but may on other people)


Some people say this breaks them out, I haven't noticed this majorly on me but because it's quite heavy I can imagine this might irritate people with sensitive skin.

I personally find myself coming back to this so despite its flaws.
It's also a good foundation to mix with others has it's quite pigmented

It's a foundation that will remain in my make up collection for the time being.

Please moisturise when wearing this, I have dry skin and it's not always friendly to dry skin.

I do recommend this, make sure you get the right match though.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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