This best-selling foundation has near-perfect reviews from every skin type

In other words, it’s versatile as hell

Editor / November 15 2021

If you ask us, finding the perfect foundation is a never-ending journey. 

One minute, you’re in love with a drugstore foundation that fits your face like a glove. The next, your skin decides to become dry and dull, leaving you on the hunt for a foundation with plenty of glow.

But though the seasons constantly change and your skin does too, there is a foundation formula in existence that seems to suit all situations, skin types, and shades: MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 Foundation ($55 at


It’s no secret MAC has always had great foundations, so the fact this particular one is the number one selling formula for the brand already speaks volumes.

But here at BEAUTYcrew, we’re all about the reviews. And this 65-shade strong product scores above 4.5/5 on average across all major Aussie retailers. We’re talking over 6,000 reviews across Adore Beauty, Myer, The Iconic and of course,

“I have been using this foundation for about seven years now, I’ll get bored and try others but always end up going back to Studio Fix fluid. I have combination skin in the winter and oily acne prone skin in the summer; but can use this foundation all year round – it doesn’t cause me to break out or aggravate dry patches.” – KaylaB, a MECCA customer.

“I have tried other expensive brands known for their long-wear foundations (EL Double Wear being one) and they are not as good as the MAC products. I have dry and sensitive skin too so I need something that will keep my skin hydrated and cover up my fine lines and blemishes. I love this foundation.” – Drada, a Myer customer.


The secret to its versatility is the buildable, natural, and skin-smoothing formula that can be mixed, blended, and manipulated to your desired finish and level of coverage.

If you want to boost luminosity, mix it with a moisturiser, illuminator, or face oil. Or for those with drier skin types, try using it with Fix+

And while this near-perfect foundation plays well with however you like to prep your skin, MAC has just released a new Studio Fix Mattifine 12HR Shine-Control Primer ($56 at It’s said to “make pores invisible” and “control oil and shine”. 

It sounds like the ideal partner for those with oily skin, but only time (and reviews) will tell...

Main image credit: @maccosmeticsanz

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