Monday, 25 August 2014

Mac Studio Fix Fluid Foundation SPF15 Review and swatches

Hello Beauties !! Its Mac and Yes its expensive though but worth it for its quality. I got this Mac Studio Fix Fluid Foundation a year back along with Mac Studio Fix Compact and Mac Strobe cream. I went to the Mac store in a mall especially to buy the foundation and SA applied on me starting from the primer, foundation, compact, eyeliner, mascara and lipstick lolz.. So i went out of the mall to check the look on me on day light and took at-least 10 snaps in different lighting before i bought them as its expensive and I should be on the right foundation shade and mine matched with NC44.5 though i thought the lesser tone would do for me but SA said me so strong this is my right tone.
Note : Its been more than a year am using this so in the pictures shown the words might not look so bright.

Price : 1700 INR (Indian Rupees)
Quantity : 30 ml
Ingredients : Octinoxate 2.50% Other: Water/Aqua/Eau, Cyclopentasiloxane, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Dimethicone, Magnesium Sulfate, Silica, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Algae Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lecithin, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Xanthan Gum, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Methoxy Amodimethicone/Silsesquioxane Copolymer, Laureth-7, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Propylene Carbonate, BHT, Chloroxylenol, Phenoxyethanol [ /- Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288

What Mac Says about the Product : 
MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation combines a natural matte finish and medium-buildable coverage with broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 15. Comfortable and long-wearing: lasts for up to eight hours. Applies smoothly, builds coverage quickly and easily. Contains specially treated micronized pigments and soft-focus powders for a super-smooth look that helps minimize the appearance of imperfections. Absorbs and disperses oil and is Oil free.

My Take on the Product : 
Packaging : Here comes the tough thing because there is no pump given to dispense it and you might end up taking a lot more than required. Many times i have wasted and tried again to put the product inside the jar. But there will be no leakage once you have closed it tight.
Smell : The smell is like the usual Mac foundation and it settles down in few minutes after application.
Blend and Coverage : 
So, let me start with how it got blended with my skin. Its a runny liquid foundation and a little foundation is enough to get a mild coverage but you can still layer it to get a full coverage. It covers tiny spots and would not cover up if you have any black flat moles (I have it!!) and for those you have to use concealer. In case of pores, I have very very tiny which is not that visible but that was not covered much on first application but when you opt for full coverage then tiny pores would get covered. However if you have a very dry skin or combination skin tone for sure you have to apply a good moisturizer before applying this because it might show some dry patches. For oily skin you would not find any problem with dry patches by using this. I have some white heads near my chin and tiny black heads on my nose and this seems to get visible even with medium coverage which i don't like. We spending a lot in this foundation and we expect it to cover up those flaws. I would not say you don't need a concealer with this you would need it definitely for more intense colored spots.
Staying Power : The staying power is really great and it stays well for 6 hours for me (Only that long i have tried) without any touch up needed, but you have to set it with compact on top for long stay.
Shade : And coming to the shade, you have to choose the exact shade else it will darken you or show you with different tone which is not yours at all. These NC ranges are neutral yellow tones and is more suitable for Indian skin tones. You have to blend it well to get the right coverage and it gets blended so easily with a simple strokes. This Mac studio fix foundation has a SPF level of 15 which is so good for us if we are going out on sun. On three feet distance from your mirror you might notice the coverage you have got is awesome and your face looks flawless.

Sensitive : 
I have a very sensitive skin tone so i was scared with the list of ingredients (Of-course chemicals). But using this foundation did not break me at all. So its safe on skin.


  • Blends well 
  • It will lasts for a long 
  • Lots of shades to choose from 
  • Does not show you ashy at all if you are on right shade
  • Covers the spots well 
  • Covers you tanned areas
  • Staying power is long in both AC and Non Ac environment

Cons :

  • Appearance of dry patches if you have dry skin
  • A little product forms a outline on pores which takes a extra effort to get it corrected
  • Its damn expensive.

Rating : 4/5
Overall I recommend this mac studio fix fluid foundation with SPF 15 for combination to oily skinned beauties because it does not make your oil come out even after 4 hours. For dry skinned beauties apply and check it well in the store if its not showing dry patches.

Hope you liked the review and have anyone tried this ?? . Share about whats the foundation that you use in the comments section. 

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