Mac-Studio-Fix

MAC Studio Fix Fluid

My first ever high end foundation! I got this just before Year 11 prom because my friend used this and the matching powder and her skin was flawless, and obviously I wanted flawless skin too. For some reason, when I went to buy this the MAC girl was like oh is your skin oily and I was like yeah it is, coz I thought my skin was oily when it was drier than the Sahara. 15 year old me clearly lacked sense.

Anyways, this foundation cost £21.50 for 30ml of product, it contains SPF 15 and comes packaged in a glass bottle with a black screw top lid so there is no pump but you can buy one for just £3 extra I think, I am too lazy to do this so just violently shake the bottle to dispense product.

I wear the shade NC37 which is a perfect match for me with the absolute perfect undertone, no other foundation has ever matched so well. It does sometimes oxidise on me, and sometimes it doesn’t, weird, but I always wear the MAC Prep and Prime in Light boost with it, to highlight so even if it does oxidise it looks more natural.

The foundation is pretty thick, the same sort of consistency as NARS Sheer Glow or ELDW, so it does require a lot of shaking to get some out. It spread’s easily though despite drying quickly and leaves a matte finish used on its own. The thickness does mean you can feel some foundation on ya face, I personally didn’t find this as mask like as ELDW, that made me want to cry. It’s a full coverage foundation that can cover acne, blemishes etc really well but is prone to looking cakey.

I avoid it looking cakey by using a beauty blender to apply (it goes on FLAWLESS) and making sure my skin is prep’d really well. I have to ensure I have no dry patches and I use a good primer (and lots of moisturiser), as I do have dry skin and this foundation is very matte so likely to highlight any dry flakey areas. If you do have dry patches or flakeyness I don’t recommend this at all, but it can with the correct application and prep, work for all other skin types even the usual dry skin, and it is amazing for oilier skin girls. After I have finished applying, I spray over with some MAC Fix Plus (my DIY version here) to get rid of any excess powder and to make it a little dewier. With this foundation, I don’t really need to powder, It lasts quite a while and if you sleep with it on (cheeky), you will probably have quite a bit left on your face in the morning too. If I do choose to powder I use a light finely milled one like Ben Nye Neutral Set or the YSL Souffle D’Eclat with a very fluffy powder brush or my beauty blender.

A great thing about the Studio Fix Fluid is its versatility; you can wear as it is, mixed with illuminator, or another foundation. I mix mine with MAC Face & Body, it gives a flawless radiant full coverage as the F&B is light and dewy. Mixing both also makes it work better for my dry skin. As I mentioned before it is Full Coverage so you probably won’t even need concealer on blemishes, I avoid applying too much of the foundation under my eyes though as I use a lighter concealer there and don’t want to cake that area up.

Previously when I used this, I was convinced it broke me out, and that is a complain lots of people have with this foundation and MAC foundations in general, so I left it and went to pursue other foundations. When I got back round to it, I found it didn’t break me out anymore at all, so I can’t be sure if this was the culprit or just the fact I had a shitty skincare routine and didn’t understand the importance of properly removing my makeup. I don’t wear it every single day, but just some days a week when I’m feeling a little fancy, for more every day I stick to MUFE HD/NARS ALDW and other light feeling foundations. My everyday make up is here.

In summary, I really like this foundation and it will be one I will continue to repurchase unless I find one that is better, I’m really tempted to buy Sheer Glow again and the Estee Lauder Double Wear Maximum Coverage to mix with F&B and see how they fare. But I like my TF Foundation Stick atm, so we shall see.

And I completely forgot to mention this foundation works amazing with this Primer, that’s what I’m wearing in the pictures as well as the Dior Transat Highlighter which was sadly limited edition.  

Pro’s; Full Coverage, Matte Finish, More Affordable Side of High End Foundations, Wide Colour Range, SPF 15, Versatile, long lasting and little transfer,

Con’s: Thick and prone to getting cakey, can oxidise, can cause breakouts in some people, may cause flashback but the spf is low, may not be suitable for very dry skin, paint like smell, no pump, glass bottle so not travel friendly

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Makeup Worn in above picture; Girlaktic Allure, Huda Beauty Coco Jo, Dior Transat Highlighter 

Thought I’d attach an old Prom Picture for laughs, idk why no one told me my hair was ridiculous and dying, how did my mother and friend’s even allow this nonsense.

Hey everyone. I know there might be plenty of masterposts like this but I wanted to make one that’s very detailed and includes foundation shades. Hopefully this helps and you find some Youtubers you love! If you would like me to add more people, just message me.

Alexisjayda - Mac Studio Fix Fluid in NC 44, Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless in 322 Warm Honey, L’oreal Infallible Pro Matte in Caramel Beige

Alliyahsface - Mac Studio Fix Fluid in NC 43, Too Faced Born This Way in Honey

Alva Velasco - Mac Studio Fix Fluid in NC 40, L’oreal True Match in W6 Sun Beige

Amanda Ensing - Too Faced Born This Way Foundation in Warm Beige, Nars All Day Luminous Foundation in Punjab, L’Oreal True Match Foundation in W3 Nude Beige, Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 Foundation in 832 Nude Beige

AndreasChoice - Too Faced Born This Way Foundation in Sand

Beauty With Britt - Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Foundation in Coconut, Black Opal Foundation Stick in Suede Mocha, Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless in Coconut

C Key - Makeup Forever Mat Velvet Foundation in 75 Coffee, Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation in Tan Deep Honey/Rich Honey, Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Foundation in 95 Coconut

Chanel Boateng - Mac Studio Fix Fluid in NW 50, Mac Matchmaster in 9.0, Nars All Day Luminous Foundation in Khartoum

Cheryl Christine - Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless in 355 Coconut,  Covergirl Queen Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 Foundation in Spicy Brown,  L’Oreal Infallible Pro Matte in 112 Cocoa

Christina Rose - Maybelline Fit me Matte and Poreless in 322 Warm Honey, Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in Barcelona

CoffeeBreakwithDani - L’Oreal Infallible Pro Matte in Shell Beige, Urban Decay Naked Skin in 3.0, Estee Lauder Double Wear in Rattan

CookiechipIry - Mac Studio Fix Fluid in NC 42

Cydnee Black - Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation in Deep Honey/Rich Deep, Nars All Day Luminous Foundation in Trinidad

Desi Perkins - Mac Studio Fix Fluid in NC 40, Maybelliine Fit Me Matte and Poreless in 228 Soft Tan

Destiny Godley - Mac Studio Sculpt in NW 47, Makeup Forever Ultra HD Foundation in 180 = R530 Brown

Diana Saldana - Mac Studio Fix Fluid in NC 30/NC 35, Makeup Forever Mat Velvet Foundation in 53 Golden Sand/Golden Camel

farahdhukai - Mac Studio Fix Fluid in NC 42, L’oreal Infallible Pro Matte Foundation in Caramel Beige

Irishcel507 - Mac Studio Fix Fluid in NC 45/NC 50, Kat Von D Lock It Tattoo Foundation in Deep 36, L’oreal Infallible Pro Matte in 111 Soft Sable

ItsMyRayeRaye - L’oreal True Match Foundation in W6 Sun Beige

Jackie Aina - Mac Studio Fix Fluid in NW 44, Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless in Coconut, Black Opal Foundation Stick in Black Walnut, L’Oreal True Match Foundation in N8 Cappuccino

Jayde Pierce - Mac Studio Fix Fluid in NC 42, Nars All Day Luminous Foundation in Cadiz/Syracuse

Jennifer Olaleye - Mac Studio Fix Fluid in NW 55, Makeup Forever Mat Velvet Foundation in 75 Coffee

Kalei Lagunero - Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 Foundation in Golden Tan

KarinaGonzalez - Mac Studio Fix Fluid in NC 42, Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless in 228 Soft Tan, Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation in 4W1 Honey Bronze, L’Oreal True Match Foundation in N5.5 Suntan

Katherine Rodriguez - L’Oreal Infallible Pro Matte Foundation in 102 Shell Beige, Nars All Day Luminous Foundation in Deauville, Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless in 130 Buff Beige

KathleenLights - Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation in 3.0, Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless in 120 Classic Ivory, Makeup Forever Ultra HD Foundation in 140 = Y305 - Soft Beige

Katie Danger - Mac Prolongwear Foundation in NC 44, Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation in Toasty Toffee, Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless in 330 Toffee Caramel, Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Foundation in 90 Warm Honey

Leyla Rose - Mac Studio Fix Fluid in NC 40, Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation in 54 Beige, L’Oreal Infallible Pro Matte Foundation in Golden Beige, L’Oreal True Match Foundation in W3 Nude Beige

LustreLux - L’Oreal Infallible Pro Matte Foundation in 106 Sun Beige, Makeup Forever Ultra HD Foundation in 127 = Y335 - Dark Sand

MakeupByLeinaBaaaby - Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation in Tan Honey

makeupD0LL - L’Oreal True Match in N8 Cappuccino, Revlon Colorstay Foundation in Mahogany

Manny Mua - Nars All Day Luminous Foundation in Santa Fe, L’Oreal Infallible Pro Matte Foundation in 103 Natural Buff, Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless in 120 Classic Ivory

Marie Jay - L’Oreal True Match Foundation in W7 Caramel Beige, Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 Foundation in 857 Soft Honey, Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Foundation in 90 Warm Honey

mayratouchofglam - Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation in Light Sand,  Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 Foundation in 825 Buff Beige/810 Classic Ivory

mesijesibeauty - CoverGirl Ready Set Gorgeous Foundation in 115 Buff Beige,  Too Faced Born This Way Foundation in Ivory

MsAaliyahJay - Maybelline Fit Me Foundation in 330 Toffee

msroshposh - Mac Prolongwear Foundation in NC 44, L’Oreal Infallible Pro Matte Foundation in Caramel Beige, Mac Face And Body in C6, Makeup Forever Ultra HD Foundation in 173 = Y445 - Amber

Nikki Perkins - Nars All Day Luminous Foundation in Khartoum

Nyc Dragun - Mac Studio Fix Fluid in NC 30

Oh!MGlashes - Mac Studio Fix Fluid in NC 40,  L’Oreal Infallible Pro Matte Foundation in 108 Caramel Beige, Nars All Day Luminous Foundation in Syracuse, Revlon Colorstay in 320 True Beige

Patricia Bright - Nars All Day Luminous Foundation in Benares, L’Oreal True Match in Cappuccino

PatrickStarrr - Mac Full Coverage Foundation in NC 45

Queenii Rozenblad - L’Oreal Infallible Pro Matte Foundation in 111 Soft Sable

ReadySetGlamour - Maybelline Superstay Better Skin Foundation in Sun Beige, Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation in 5.5, Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation in Tan Honey, Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless in 310 Sun Beige

saaammage - Mac Studio Fix Fluid in NC 30, L’Oreal True Match Foundation in W4 Natural Beige, Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless in 220 Natural Beige, Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation in 5.0

Savannah Sylver - Revlon Colorstay in Caramel/Toast

Shana Moore - Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless in Coconut

Sharifa Easmin-Kabir - Neutrogena Healthy Skin Foundation in Honey, L’Oreal True Match Lumi in W6 Sun Beige

Simply Shanalee - Maybelline Fit Me Foundation in 220 Natural Beige, Benefit Hello Flawless Foundation in Beige, Too Faced Born This Way Foundation in Honey

SmartistaBeauty - L’Oreal True Match Foundation in W7, Makeup Forever Ultra HD Foundation in 173 = Y445 - Amber

sonjdradeluxe - Mac Prolongwear Foundation in NW 43, Mac Studio Fix Fluid in NC 45

Symphani Soto -  L’Oreal True Match Lumi Foundation in W5 Sand Beige, L’Oreal Infallible Pro Matte Foundation in 107 Fresh Beige, Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation in Tan Honey

thefancyfaced - Mac Studio Fix Fluid in NC 44/NC 45, Makeup Forever Ultra HD Foundation in 173 = Y445 - Amber, Nars Sheer Glow/Matte Foundation in Tahoe, L’Oreal True Match Lumi in N7 Classic Tan/N8 Cappuccino

themindcatcher - Mac Studio Fix Fluid in NW 45, Mac Matchmaster Foundation in 9.0/9.5, Maybelline Fit Me Foundation in 360 Mocha

The Style and Beauty Doctor - Makeup Forever Ultra HD Foundation in 178 = Y535 - Chestnut, Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation in 12.0

theycallme_mo - Mac Studio Fix Fluid in NW 50/NW 55, Mac Matchmaster Foundation in 9.0,

TotalMakeupJunkie101 - Too Faced Born This Way Foundation in Caramel, Makeup Forever Ultra HD Foundation in Y445 Amber, L’Oreal Infallible Pro Matte Foundation in Classic Tan

TymetheInfamous - Mac Studio Fix Fluid in NC 37, Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in Barcelona

ulovemegz - Mac Studio Fix Fluid in NC 50

VICKYLOGAN - Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless in Toffee Caramel, Makeup Forever Ultra HD Foundation in Y455 Praline

WhatWouldLizzyDo - Mac Studio Fix Fluid in NC 40/NC 42, Estee Lauder Double Wear in Shell Beige, Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 Foundation in Golden Tan/Soft Honey

xoxoshanta - L’Oreal Infallible Pro Matte Foundation in Classic Tan

MAC Studio Fix Liquid Foundation Review

I know there are tooonnnss of reviews out there on this product, but I’m gonna go ahead and put in my two cents.
I bought this foundation about a week ago. Previously, I was using the Lorac Natural Breakthrough foundation, and it was wasn’t cutting it. After about a month of using it I was over it but forced myself to use it up. (Basically my main problem with it was that when it pumped out of the bottle, the oil was separated from the foundation. It was just annoying)
Anyway, so I’m really liking this foundation so far! My color is NC15 (I think?). It’s the lightest color (I need to tan!). When the lady in the store applied it to match the color, I was amazed at how nice and natural it looked! And it covered redness I had from a breakout.
Overall, this stuff does exactly what I want. Great coverage (medium that’s buildable). Not cakey. Looks natural. And LASTS! Only downfall, it’s around $28 after tax. But it’s worth it.