Review of MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation In Shade NC42
Guest Post By: Rmyah
There are days when I just cannot help look at myself through any reflective surface that I can. Be it mirrors, glass doors, rear view mirrors, the back of a spoon and even a pond. And then there are days when I wished everyone was blind, every mirror shattered, the serene water turbulent, anything to avoid me seeing my face. One such day when my skin was going through a blearrrgh phase I decided to put my face on the web and show you how I deal with it. My savior is the MAC studio fix fluid foundation which has been my HG foundation for about three months now.
Like most of us, I too have battled with a large number of foundations each new one disappointing me more than the last. One fine day, the foundation battle was lost and I headed to MAC beaten and worn to find MY shade.
I am currently NC42 in MAC which means I have considerable yellow undertones to my skin tone. I had tried the Studio Select, Satin finish, Match master, blah blah blah before I zeroed in on the MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation.
I have a very weird skin type. You might call it combination but combination to the extremes. I have dry cheek area with an extremely oily T-Zone. I wanted my foundation to be neither too heavy nor too sheer. The dry areas, I could manage with a moisturizer and powder my oil manufacturing pores. I also wanted a foundation that would be medium finish so that I can lighten it up by mixing a moisturizer and build it up to a heavy coverage.
The Studio Fix Fluid seemed to be made for me.
It has a medium coverage which nicely covers all blemishes and can be used sheer to even out my skin tone and also can be built up for heavy heavy coverage. Does not feel cakey or heavy at all. Stays on for an entire day ( sedentary job with no sweat :P ). The foundation dries pretty fast so I end up using a wet stippling brush to blend it all in. It is water proof and needs a good makeup remover to take it all off.
It comes in a heavy glass bottle with a black screw on cap. We have to buy the pump extra if we need it ( I decided againstÖbudget constraints ) Standard heavy-duty MAC packaging is what I would call it.
I have been facing a problem of rash like behavior of my skin when I fall ill. This foundation has covered it all up and gives me an almost glowy looking skin.
Price of MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation1700 INR for 30ml of fluid. An additional 500 INR if we decide to go for the pump.
1. Long Lasting
2. Wide shade range so a match for every skin tone
3. Medium coverage and buildable
4. Controls oil to an extent. Too much oily skinned ladies may need some extra help
1. Toooooo expensive for a meager budgeted beauty addict.
2. No pump. Another money making ploy by MAC
3. Not moisturizing for dry skinned beauties.
I am loving this foundation. After years of store-hopping I have finally met my one true love.