To say that I love MAC Studio Fix Fluid would be an understatement. I ADORE IT! As much as I enjoyed using my good ole bb cream, the studio fix fluid totally kicked ass and personally I would think it was a one-time knock out for my bb cream.
I was all skeptical about this product initially; though I’ve been wanting to try it. Furthermore Makeup alley’s forumers seemed to have many mixed feelings toward this product. I betted my luck on it and this product winded up into my list of HOLY GRAIL products. Hallelujah!
Let’s start out from the coverage of the foundation. It provides medium to full buildable coverage, I love love love how I can skip concealer all together when using this product. Though it did not fully cover up my under eye circle, which is smt I doubt any foundation will be able to cover it up, this darling manage to cover every other blemishes on my face. I use the ELF studio powder brush to apply this foundation, and I must say the combination rocks!!!!
The one thing that really worried me a lot when I first bought it was that I might break out from this product. As u all might have recalled, though my skin is not really sensitive, it’s been throwing rather many tantrums recently from any little change in makeup/skincare routine. I’ve been using this foundation for almost 2 weeks now, and it’s safe to proclaim that ‘I Get No BREAK OUTS’! I also feel that this is a lot more moisturizing as compared to the other foundations I have used before. I must say the MAC Studio Fix fluid really reminded me of the Revlon Color Stay foundation in terms of coverage and texture. The thing that makes MAC a winner is that the color matches my face perfectly! =) I always have problem finding a suitable color for Revlon mainly cos there are only so limited choices available.
I can only say good things about this foundation, but beware gals, the smell of it is really really FUNKY! And u might also really need to blend out the foundation evenly and set it with a powder after application to avoid looking cakey. If you do not set it with a powder, it takes quite awhile for the foundation itself to set. The staying power is pretty decent, however, it only last for a max of 6 hours for me if I stay indoors; if I travel, it last even lesser, around 4 hours I would say.
I am really happy that I made this purchase even though I am still on P10Pan. I have given my mum the Revlon color stay foundation I hauled not too long ago because the color match was kinda off for me. It was too tan!
Overall Rating: 4/5
I read really good things about the MAC Pro Long Wear foundation. Think I will give it a go after finishing up this bottle. Let me know if you have tried it.
P/S: Btw in case anyone's interested, I'm an NC 20. =)