Tuesday, 5 April 2016

MAC Studio Fix Powder Foundation Review

I believe that I am now on my 3rd replacement of this product and I think that speaks volumes to how much I like it. I initially got this product down to the fact that it was part of the same range as the MAC Studio Fix Fluid. I loved that foundation so much so I figured that I would like the other products in the range too.

Also, I have very bad organisational OCD. So, for me to have 1 item out of a collection of say 5 things, it annoys me and niggles at me so much that I have to get it all. It really is a horrible feeling and sounds very silly but I need full sets of things. Hence why I bought this powder.

I got the powder in the same colour foundation that I am so I bought the NC40. When I initially received it because I ordered it online I realised that it didn’t seem like NC40. It seemed to be much lighter than that. Which I actually thought was a good thing. I liked that it was lighter because I found that as my Studio Fix Fluid oxidised throughout the day that I needed a lighter powder to balance the colour out, which this does perfectly.

This is a very matte powder which I find perfect as that is exactly the look that I go for on a daily basis. I have never wanted a dewy look, for me it can look greasy and I personally don’t want a wet looking face. And I do have normal to oily skin especially around my nose so it is good to keep a nice matte powder with me at all times.

I don’t tend to use this all over my face, for that I use the Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder. I use this with a small Real Techniques setting brush just for reapplication around my t-zone area throughout the day. I can look a little oily in this area, so I blot the oils away and apply a small amount of this.

The reason I don’t apply this all over the face is because it is a full coverage powder and I don’t feel that I need to add more coverage on top of my full coverage foundation that is already on my face. Because of how little I use of this product one powder can last me over a year. Depending on that I don’t drop it which makes it shatter or lose it along with my entire handbag on a night out they last for ages!
As always please feel free to leave me any comments and I will get back to you!

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  1. I was matched to a NC35 studio fix fluid, and I feel like throughout the day it definitely oxidises and starts look orange or yellow, do you have this problem with mac liquid foundations? I wear the NC35 powder over a lighter foundation now, I agree it's very matte but does look cakey sometimes, especially if you reapply it on a night out. It is impressive how much coverage you get you can definitely see from your before and after!

    xo mermaidvibes.blogspot.com

    1. I haven't really experienced the powder oxidizing but I do tend to have a problem with the Studio Fix Fluid. I leave the house in a morning and it looks perfect, then I get in at night and it is a completely different colour!


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