Sunday, 16 April 2017

MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 Foundation Review

MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation retails for $28 USD ($33 CAD) and contains 1oz of product. It's medium coverage foundation with a natural matte finish that's best suitable for oily/combination skin. It's available in 42 shades. I got the shade NC40 and I think it's a good match but it's a bit warmer for my skin tone. Also, keep in mind the foundation oxidizes, so I'd recommend testing out the foundation before buying it.
Product Claims
  • Natural Matte Finish
  • Medium to full coverage
  • Oil-controlling
  • Minimizes appearance of pores and imperfections 
  • Long wearing 
Check out my video for demo, review and 9-hour wear test: 
 
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Review 
  • Finish: Natural Matte 
  • Coverage: Medium buildable
  • SPF 15
  • Application: I wish it came with a pump because without it, it can be a bit messy. However, the foundation applies beautifully especially with a beautyblender. I don't really like building it up too much though because it can easily end up looking cakey. 
  • Wear time: I tested it out for about 9 hours and it did fade away throughout the day but still looked good. I have combination skin (oily t-zone) and I noticed I didn't get too oily with this foundation and didn't feel the need to touch up. However, I'd still recommend setting it if you have oily skin and you might need to touch up during the day depending on how oily your skin is.
  • Skin type: It's best suitable for people with oily/combination skin
Pros

  • Long wearing
  • Good coverage
  • Lightweight
  • Photographs well
Cons

  • Oxidizing
  • No pump
Photo outside with flash without the rest of face makeup (just foundation)

Photo with flash
Overall, I think it's a good foundation especially if you oily/combination skin. I like how well it lasts throughout the day and doesn't make me look too oily. I prefer applying it with beautyblender because it gives me a flawless, smooth application whereas the brush can easily make me look cakey. I just wish it came with a pump! Also, the shade range is good but the foundation does oxidize, so it can be a little tricky to find the right shade. I'm happy I got NC40 and even though it's slightly warmer for my skin tone, I can still make it work especially in summer. This has become my go to foundation for work but I need to purchase a pump soon.
MAC NC40/MAC NC42/Indian/Pakistani/Brown/Deep/Tan Skin

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