If I had to pick a favorite makeup product, my Studio Fix Fluid would definitely be it. I love it! In the past I had different drugstore foundations and the ones I have tried do not compare at all. This is a full coverage foundation with a matte finish and a yellow undertone instead of a pinkish undertone. So this foundation isn't for those who don't like those things. But for me, it works wonders! I moisturize with Ponds and set with Smashbox Photoset Finishing Powder. Makeup stays on all day.
I really tried to like this, I did, but it just didn't work. I did love that it didn't budge, it covered a lot, and truly lasted almost the whole day; but my face looked dry and severely yellow- no thanks!
Highs: Didn't rub off; covered a lot; lasts all day.
Lows: Way too much yellow in the undertone; powder finish made my face look dry; formula is thick and kind of cakey.
THANKS M.A.C :D
Definetly by FAR my FAVE M.A.C Foundation :) This & some translucent powder is AMAZING & doesnt move. I have Oily/COMBination skin and this is probably one of the best I have found for it. Because i LOVE the extremely matte finish I get & FULL coverage i never touch up. I would definetly refer this to OILY skin girls because we DEFINETLY do not want that terrible skin/dewy finish lol which we naturally have. It is pricey but does last me a couple of months- though I use this as a 'night/going out foundation' as its $59AUD a pop! :( only flaw.
Not for Me
I have dry/combination skin. This foundation provides full coverage, however the cons certainly outweigh the pros. Even after I started using it with a primer, it's is still quite flaky after application. It's very heavy, no doubts about that, which is another reason why I'm not too fond of it. Additionally, my skin reacts to it negatively; there was once when I developed a minor rash as a result of this product despite not having. As a foundation, it does not do its job and for the price, it's definitely a miss from me.
Good coverage too heavy feeling
I used to use this a couple years ago when I first got it I liked it. As I grew older I noticed it was too heavy on my skin. I do like that the coverage is buildable and it is easy to blend. It sometimes can be streaky with certain brushes. The color was a good match for me but it was a little light since when I was wearing it I was wanting a gothic kind of look back then. I think I would have no gone up to a NC 30.
I only wear liquid foundation in the winter, because powder looks kinda gross and cakey on me in the winter because my skin gets dryer, this is an excellent foundation, it has great coverage and stays put for hours. It's easy for this to look heavy..a little bit goes a long way. I use the MAC 187 brush to apply it.
Dissapointed? Kind of.
I bought this product because it was perfect for photos (skin appears flawless!). Plus, I have acne blemishes and scars, and this is the only product that covers it completely.But sadly, it caused me some horrible breakouts days after I used it.
The foundation with a painful flaw.
I have never been so disappointed with a MAC product before trying studio fix fluid. I actually really loved this foundation's coverage and the way it photographs. My skin is oily with acne scars and discoloration and this is one foundation that truly seemed to cover all of that.
It broke me out like crazy. I'm talking huge, painful, cystic acne occurring in less than 6 hours after my first application. At first I thought I was just having a bad breakout but as soon as I used it again after a week, I saw the same reaction on my skin. Whatever they are putting in this stuff is clearly not good. Skip it.