Product Type: MAC makeup
Newest Review: ... too by drying out my skin, as that would be a nightmare. The ladies at the MAC instore counter were so helpful and matched my colo... more
A beauty must buy!
MAC Studio Fix Fluid
Member Name: Clurbur85
MAC Studio Fix Fluid
Advantages: Great coverage, easy to apply, lasts throughout the day, leaves you with a healthy glow.
Disadvantages: Figuring out your colour can be difficult. Get a MAC assistant to do this for you.
I am not the type to drop into MAC and purchase expensive makeup. Or perhaps I should rephrase that - I wasn't the type...
I first discovered MAC Studio fix fluid when it was given to me by a friend as a hand-me-down. "Try this Clurbur85," she said. "I paid £20 for it on the internet, but it's the wrong shade for me. I bet it would suit you perfectly though." I did suit my skin tone perfectly and I netted a brand new foundation. Get in!
At £19.50 per 30ml bottle, its important that you pick the right shade of studio fix fluid. There are 32 different shades of this foundation available and in all honesty - with no prior knowledge - you shouldn't just buy this on-line. I think you need to go to a MAC counter and have a MAC specialist advise you on what's best. You will find MAC counters in stores like Selfridges and Harvy Nicks. At this point I would like to add that I have never felt uncomfortable in a MAC store. I find staff friendly and they aren't overly pushy. I don't think its an environment where anybody should feel intimidated.
Paying £20 for a bottle of foundation might seem like a lot, but in this case, you get exactly what you pay for!
It is quite a thick foundation, but because it blends well with my skin, I don't feel like I am caked in makeup when I wear it.
Another advantage of MAC Studio fix fluid is that I find it covers blemishes and bags quite well, so I often use it without an additional concealor or powder.
A little bit goes a long way and the foundation lasts throughout the day, it doesn't wear off after two hours like other products I have tried.
As a rule, I'm not the type of girl that likes to wear thick, heavy makeup, but this product leaves me with a natural (all be it thick) coverage and a healthy glow.
I can't rave enough about this product - buy it - but make sure you get a professional to match you colour-wise, otherwise you could waste £20 on a foundation that makes you look like you've been Tango'd!
Summary: Five stars.