Mac Studio Fix Fluid Foundation Review09:10
Recently I posted a review of my favourite foundation to date, you can view by clicking here. So I thought I would do a review of my worst foundation I have come across yet which I'm sure you can guessed by the title. Yes, its the Mac Studio Fix Fluid, a foundation that everyone seems to love, I actually despise.
Why I Tried It Out?
I had wanted to try this foundation out for such a long time! It was raved about so much on youtube and I watched so many demos which showed it looking so flawless on the skin. So I went to a counter, got colour matched and got a sample. I didn't actually manage to use the sample because I accidentally left it in my pocket and in it went to the washing machine! However, with the price only being around £20 and after watching countless reviews and demos, I thought I would take the plunge and just purchase it. I only ever intended this to be a daytime foundation because I knew that my trusty Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation would be the best for evenings when I'm going out.
This is a medium coverage foundation and truly lives up to that, so those individuals who want that in-between foundation, this is a great one for you. This also lives up to the fact that is matte, for people with drier skin I would absolutely avoid this but if you struggle from oily skin, I would recommend testing this out as I'm sure it would help your face from looking matte. If you're also looking for a foundation that is long-wearing, again test this out. I wouldn't say that this is as long wearing as my Estee Lauder Double Wear but it does have a good wear-time, especially just for daytime wear.
The shades of the Mac foundations are something that I realised many people struggle with. You either fall into the NC category which is so yellow or the NW which is extremely pink. I didn't realise how yellow toned this was until I bought it and put it on but I did manage to rectify this with powder and bronzer so I didn't look like a Simpson. In my opinion, this isn't very buildable simply because it can start to look cakey. I don't struggle from dry skin at all, at the most I get drier around my forehead but whenever I put this foundation on it just sticks to dry patches I didn't even know existed! This is then emphasised by putting a second layer on and because I like a FULL coverage, this is definitely a con for me. Another issue with foundations that I absolutely hate is when you can feel it sitting on your skin! This foundation does exactly that and I then end up taking it off and cleansing
How Have I Worked With It?
The best way I have found to work with this foundation is to wear an illuminating primer underneath it. I use the L'oreal Lumi Magique primer because it gives my skin such a lovely sheen to it, I then apply the foundation on top and this stops my foundation from sticking to my drier patches and looking cakey. For me, this primer doesn't prolong the wear of my foundation, so if that is something you acquire, a different primer would be needed.
Packaging and Price
Like the Estee Lauder Double Wear, this also comes in glass packaging, nothing too fancy, quite simplistic just like many of Mac's products packaging. This also does not come with a pump!!! You can purchase this separately from Mac or find cheaper alternatives on the likes of Ebay/Amazon but it really bothers me when a foundation does not come with a pump, it is so inconvenient.
The price of this foundation is £22 which at the time I thought it was reasonably priced, however, after trying and testing out this foundation, I don't believe the foundation is worth this.
At the moment, I am currently trying to finish the foundation and only wear it when I have a short day at university or when I am running errands. I wouldn't repurchase this product again.
Thank you for reading and I hope I have helped you to either purchase this foundation or stay away from it.