Sunday, 2 August 2015

MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation Review

Posted by Olivia Jayne at 00:00
A couple of weeks ago I purchased MAC's Studio Fix Fluid Foundation because I wanted another medium to heavy coverage foundation after my Rimmel Match Perfection had oxidised. I bought from MAC because I like their Face and Body foundation and had heard good things about this one too. 

Colour Range
I purchased the shade NC20 because I have the pro-longwear concealer in that colour and it matches my skin great. I fin that this foundation colour is slightly orange tinted so I have to make sure that I blend it properly so I don't have a foundation line but there are plenty of colours with different undertones to choose from and the staff at MAC are helpful when choosing a shade for the first time. I will leave a link to my "A Guide To MAC Foundation" here where I explain colours and other things. On the photos it looks very orange on my hand but my face is darker than my hand so it is a closer colour match than it appears in this post. 

Coverage & Finish
As far as coverage goes, this is medium coverage although it can easily be built to a heavy coverage, I just use one pump so it doesn't build as easily. I would say it has a matte finish when dried completely which I do like because it can give a more flawless finish with the matte and higher coverage. I would say that I don't like my makeup to look all feel thick and cakey and if you use too much of this or don't blend it enough then it can begin to look and feel like you are wearing a lot of makeup. That being said, if you use the right amount and blend properly then the feel isn't noticeable like some more water-based foundations such as the Face and Body. This foundation does also have an SPF15.

Skin Types
I think this would be better for people with combination to oily skin as it does dry matte. I have combination skin with dry patches on my nose and chin but recently my skin has been more normal and not oily or dry which I am loving but I think the foundation would cling to drier skin so it may not be suitable for that. 

As far as application goes, I would apply this with a denser brush, I use Real Techniques Buffing Brush and it works well. The foundation brushes sold at MAC don't seem to me like they would be very easy to blend in the foundation but maybe I'm wrong. Let me know which brushes you use for this foundation. 

The price is high at $27.00 plus the thing I don't like is that ontop of that, if you want to have a pump then you have to pay separate for it, another $10. So overall you could be paying up to $37.00 for this foundation which seems extremely pricey. I do think that it is a good foundation but I'm not sure whether it is worth $37.00 when I equally liked my Rimmel Match Perfection. 

What do you think to this foundation? 



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