Review | MAC Studio Fix Powder with Foundation

Saturday, 19 April 2014




I've never liked powder foundations, that is until I decided to buy MAC Studio Fix Powder with Foundation (£21.50) a few weeks ago. I had a skin treatment in mid March (I'll save the details for another post) which meant I couldn't wear makeup for a few days. The treatment also made wearing my usual MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation difficult as I had quite a few scabs on my face. I'm one of those girls that finds it hard to go completely makeup free so I felt like I had to purchase powder or mineral foundation to use day-to-day until my scabs healed.

MAC is my go to for foundation so it just made sense to finally try one of their powders, especially as so many have even given this product 'holy grail' status. That said, I wasn't expecting much because of my past experience with powders. Normally powder products don't sit quite right on my combination skin and I have to use them sparingly.

The coverage of this product is really good. When using alone I was able to conceal most of the dark spots on my face. I could also be heavy handed with application if necessary without getting 'cake face'. I love the matte finish and the product lasts so well throughout the day.



I've gone back to my usual foundation now my skin has healed out of habit and I've been using the powder mostly as a finishing touch. I'm really impressed with this product but I do wish MAC would create more yellow-based options. I'm usually shade NC42 this time of year and I've found this particular shade of this product a bit orange-y. That is however, my only negative point.


Have you tried anything by MAC? 

Lesley x

10 comments:

  1. I love this foundation. It was one of my February favorite Products.

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    1. Great! I really wasn't expecting to love it when I bought it x

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  2. Hi Lesley! This powder is actually my favourite foundation. I spritz some Mac Fix Plus on top of it and it's "perfection". I don't really like the feeling of liquid foundation on my skin; However I think that a girl should keep a good liquid foundation in hher makeup collection. Mine is NARS Sheer Glow.

    xx

    www.oumi-hearts.blospot.fr

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    1. Hi Oumi, I need to get myself some Fix Plus, I always hear good things. I've never tried NARS foundation but if I ever want a change from MAC I definitely will x

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  3. This has been my to go powder for years. I really bought their studio fix liquid and that's another amazing product.

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    1. Oh definitely, I love the Fix Fluid x

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  4. Good recommendation! You have such a beautiful complexion. I am also of mixed race and Just as you say, My skin tone change drasticslly with the seasons and i find it so hard to find a brand that provide the colours I need.

    Please share your experience about the treatment you did. We want to know the secret behind your lovely skin.

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  5. Great recommendation and good to know about the shades, but I think MAC is really overrated lol.
    Love your blog by the way, following you on GFC, Bloglovin and Twitter! Can't wait for the next post xx

    http://glamourtricks.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. I love MAC products, this is my go to foundation!

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  7. I use the same powder too, its so easy to apply ,my shade is NC43, anything higher or lower will not look nice on my face. I love it and cant seem to get enough of it. Great review !

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