MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation

MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation

3.7

3880 reviews

66% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

INGREDIENTS: talc, silica, isostearyl palmitate, methicone, caprylyl glycol, hexylene glycol, phenoxyethanol May Contain: titanium dioxide CI77891, iron oxides CI77491 CI77492 CI77499, chromium oxide green CI77288, ultramarines CI77007 CI 77013

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on 1/16/2017 11:16:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

perfect!



Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

Let me start with saying I use only a powder for foundation. I use nothing else. I really needed more coverage than the mineral powder that I had been using. I have "mature" skin with large pores and some fine lines under my eyes. I also suffer with some dark circles under my eyes as well. I tried Studio Fix power a few years ago when my skin was more oily and it broke me out bad with cystic acne. Made me sad since I loved the natural coverage and that it was matte with plenty of shades to pick from. Well I decided to give it another try. Glad I did because I've been using it for several months without any breakouts at all. I ended up using C35 since I'm a true olive tone. I'm sure I'll have to go darker during the summer months.
Pros: Great buildable coverage, matte finish, hides my large pores/fine lines, ruddiness and dark circles under my eyes, feels light and my skin can breath, lots of shades/tones to pick from.
Cons: A bit pricey, It can be somewhat confusing learning the tones: C,NC,N,NW,W (I suggest doing some research online to help clear up what's what before visiting a store), can be hard to find the "right" shade, I can't say I've never met a "Mac" staff person that I've liked or that was able to match me right :(


on 1/7/2017 4:35:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Best powder foundation ever, very nice medium coverage and colour match is amazing I wear nc42 which is perfect for my skin tone, it's a nice golden shade, never looks cakey and lasts all day.


Age: 30-35

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

makes me too oily. buy i love its shades


Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

This is a foundation my mother SWEARS BY for many years. When I asked her what product I should buy when I started taking make-up seriously when I turned 20, she immediately brought me to the nearest MAC store and had me swatched. She told me the best foundations should be an investment, and she was right.

Price: Very pricey but it's MAC, nothing is cheap. Weird thing is I use this religiously everyday for 6 months and I have yet to hit the pan, so its nothing for me to get sad about. Cheap foundations just really doesn't do it for me (I was sent to the hospital several times when found out I was deathly allergic to some of the cheap ones I've used. My face was swollen red, my eyes were swollen shut, and my arms were covered with ugly rashes!) and I worry about the money I wasted on those than spending it on a product I trust.

Product: It's a finely pressed powder, perfect for on the go retouches and traveling. With a damp kabuki brush or damp sponge, I'm able to put this on beautifully (takes a bit of practice). I kid you not people actually think I use liquid foundation on my face! It gives me a nice medium coverage. I don't use concealer but I heard that if you do want to use one, apply that first before putting your foundation.

Performance: By around 4 hours my nose starts to get oily, but I'm able to blot it off with blotting paper without disturbing much of the product. I also don't really use this to retouch for oilyness, I use my innisfree no sebum mineral powder for that (to save the product). By the end of the day it will fade as most powder foundations do, but it fades gracefully. Its one of those moments where you actually look better when your make-up fades! (anyone has the same thing happen to them?)

I say this is perfect for girls with oily and combination skin, and I highly discourage my dry skin sisters with this. I love this product and the only con really is the price. This gives me a nice based and a pretty glow, BUT PLEASE WHATEVER YOU DO: GET. THE. RIGHT. SHADE!

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Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I´m so in love with this thing, I walked really confidently asking for the Studio Fix (because I trusted my extensive research in this powder foundation) I got mached and when the employee put it in my face I just did not expect it to look so flawless.

I have dry skin and for some people the combination of having dry skin and using a powder foundation it´s the most big no no of their existence. But I´m in college, I have a tight schedule, I can´t afford valious moments blending and trying not to drip liquid foundation on my clothes, the Studio Fix is one of the most reliable things on my life.

It´s very smooth, it does not cling to dry patches I may have on my face, I never knew powders could be full coverage (and not look cakey) until I bought this amazing thing.

It is that just really and zero doubt satisfaction that your money is well spent.

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on 12/20/2016 5:22:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Blue

Holy Grail Product!

I have used this religiously for eight years, I can not be with out it. I love, love, love it. I use it primarily as my foundation, which is what it is supposed to be used for. It is medium to full coverage depending on how you apply it.

I use a round top kabuki and really buff the powder into my skin, I find this gives a really good natural finish whilst being quite high coverage. I sometimes use the RT buffing brush and that works quite well. For less coverage I would use a less dense fluffy brush. I find this powder lasts all day on my skin, oilier skin types may need to reapply throughout the day.

Although this is a high coverage powder I don't feel it sitting on my skin which is amazing.

Some people do use this as a setting powder however I personally find this too heavy as a setting powder.

This powder is great for normal to oily skin types, it may be drying on dry skin.

This is priced at £22 for 15g of product, this is a quality powder which I use religiously and it lasts me well over a year so I think the price is well worth it.

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on 12/1/2016 11:20:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I last bought this in June 2009. This broke me out and made my skin dry. The worst MAC product I have tried.


on 12/1/2016 6:26:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Holy grail stuff. No matter what primer, foundation, concealer business I have going on... the moment I pat this on everything just looks complete. It really 'fixes' my skin and makes it look near flawless. I do use this as a finishing powder rather than foundation, so if you need some coverage this might be a bit sheer.

The only down-side is the price. It's pretty darn expensive outside of the US, so it's not something the younger girls will be able to afford easily. Though since one compact lasts over a year for me I've got nothing to moan about.

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Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Yesssssssssssssssssssssss! Finally finally mac made an NC10 shade!! I just discovered that fact today! I had lusted over this powder a few years ago but NC15 was too dark for me so I could never wear this...then mac came out with NW10 and it was the wrong skin tone so I still had to keep waiting for NC10 to finally come out and I bought asap when I discovered it!

This powder melds into your skin, hides pores, hides redness and looks natural (not cakey!) I love it so much! NC10 is the perfect match for my paleness/yellow undertone! And another plus there is NO fragrance or scent to this powder at all!! : )

WOOHOOO! Finally!!!

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