Friday, 8 January 2016

MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation Review

This MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation has been one my favourite products for such a long time and it is one of them things that I am constantly going back and trying out again. I tend to get a new foundation and try it for a while, then I get bored of it very quickly and end up reaching for this trust old foundation again. I can quite confidently say that this is one of my ride or die foundations and I have to make sure that I always have a full one of these sat in my drawers for when I want to bust it out and give it another go.

I first started using this MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation years and years ago. After my very first and intimidating visit to a MAC store, I got this foundation and was so happy with it straight from the off. I wasn’t quite so happy when I got home with it and then realised that it doesn’t come with a pump and nothing annoys me more than having to pour out my foundation because I am such a messy person. In the end, I had to drag my ass back to MAC and spend more of my student finance buying a pump just, so I could get started trying out this foundation.

My love affair with this foundation started more or less from the off. There are so many different things about this foundation that just ticks all of the boxes that I look for when I buy a base product. The first thing about this foundation that made me fall madly in love with it was the level of coverage. This is a full coverage foundation and there are no two ways about that. This can easily cover every single problem area on my skin without any effort required. I am a sucker for a full coverage foundation and I think that is one of the main reasons why I found myself reaching for this so often.

The shade that I bought in this foundation was NC44.5, which is a very tan shade. I would say that my skin can vary between NC40 and NC45. I will say that this foundation did oxidise ever so slightly throughout the day and if I wasn’t careful, I could end up looking somewhat like a clown by the end of the day. But to me, that isn’t something that a lighter concealer can help to fix. But, I know that some other people have had issues with how bad this foundation oxidises on their skin.

For a foundation with such a high level of pigmentation, I think that the MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation has a really lovely consistency. Usually when you have a product that is so full coverage, you have to sacrifice the consistency of the product, but I don’t think that is the case when it comes to this foundation. When I pump some of this out onto either a palette or the back of my hand, you can see that it is a thick foundation that holds its shape when it is pumped out. When I apply this to the face, it does feel a little heavy and I can tell that I am wearing makeup, but it is nothing that is too intense or that makes me uncomfortable.

Because of how pigmented this MAC Studio Fix Fluid is, when I am applying it, I only need the smallest amount to do my whole face and slightly down my neck. The one 30ml bottle tends to last me for around 3 months at a time because I only need 1-2 pumps to do all of my face to a full coverage finish. I have tried applying this with a traditional foundation brush, a buffing brush and a Beauty Blender and I will say that for a full coverage finish, I like to opt for the buffing brush.

When this foundation is on the face, I know that it is going to last all day long and I’m not going to have any kind of makeup meltdown throughout the day. I like to apply my foundation and concealer, set it with a lose powder and then I am good to go all day long. I have even got caught in a down pour in more than one occasion and my base makeup has still looked perfect by the end of the day. I will say that, when I wear this foundation and have my photo taken, I do have issues with flashback, but other than that it is a very nice foundation.

If you are looking for a full coverage foundation that lasts really well on the skin, then I would say look no further than the MAC Studio Fix Foundation. I will leave a link to this down below in case you want to check it out for yourself. Make sure to leave me a comment down below and let me know if you have tried it out for yourself and let me know what you thought about it!


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