So lets talk about Mac Studio Fix Fluid, when I think about this foundation I have to say I’ve been using it on and off for years! I still remember going into the Mac counter in Brown Thomas as a 20 something y/o to get colour matched later emerging with my first bottle thinking I was the bees knees! (Back then MAC was the most popular cosmetic!)
I find when talking with clients this foundation is like “marmite” you either like it or you don’t?!
Mac studio fix fluid is a medium- full buildable coverage foundation that had a spf of 15 and a satin matte finish. Like other full coverage foundation’s if you apply too much product or don’t blend it in well it will feel heavy on the skin. When I say buildable coverage what I mean is it is best applied in light layers! I recommend if you find it difficult to apply with a brush maybe try a damp beauty blender, this will absorb any excess product you might have applied!
Like every foundation you must start with clean hydrated skin especially with matte foundation’s. If you have dry patches or your skin needs to be exfoliated no foundation will look good. So skin prep is key!
I think a lot of people have tried this foundation in the past and had a bad experience so wrote it off altogether. I personally wouldn’t recommend this for someone with a very dry or mature skin type as it may feel it may be too matte – remember dry skin types will always want to look for something with a hydrating/ luminous finish.
If your like me and you have combination skin leaning to be quite oily at times than you may like this, here why! In the pictures I was attending a wedding that day so I wanted something that was going to last all day and look good in pictures. When I’m at events I’m prone to shine usually because there’s lots of moving around,drinking, dancing and a lot of people in one space because of all this my body temp shores!
I need something that can block any oils that might come through. You can see by the pictures my face is matte without shine except for where I have applied highlight. This is great way to make it look like you have a luminous base but you also have the comfort of knowing your not going to look in the mirror and see your reflection in your forehead as well as the mirror in front of you!
If you find it drying try apply Mac Strobe Cream first this will give a beautiful luminosity to the skin- or you can even mix it with your foundation to sheer out the coverage.
I don’t really apply powder with this foundation only along my tzone, as it’s has a satin matte finish I don’t really find I need it and applying it would make it too heavy!
The foundation comes with two undertones NC and NW. NC is aimed people with olive undertones and NW is aimed people with cool/ pink undertones. In the pictures I’m wearing NC25 this is the best for me when I’m wearing false tan. As mentioned before on these reviews if your struggling to find your foundation shade than http://www.findation.com is a great site , all you do is answer a few short questions and it will match you with numerous brands.
The last thing I’ll mention is that I find this foundation last on me all day, the only thing I brought with me in my clutch that day was lippy eyeliner and blotting papers . With all foundations I recommend double cleansing at night, this will help to properly remove the makeup and avoid congestion in the skin!
I hope you enjoy this one,
Until next time,