M.A.C Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 Foundation is a modern shine-controlling foundation that provides a matte finish with medium-to-full buildable coverage that lasts for 24 hours.
M.A.C Cosmetics Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 Foundation
debbie p.15 Jun 2022
Lovely natural coverage
This is a gorgeous silky foundation with a matte finish that controls shine. I love the consistency of this foundation, it’s fluid and silky and spreads so well. This lasts all day without going greasy or looking shiny, my makeup definitely looks fresher at the end of the day. It’s buildable so I can get a heavier coverage for night but I love to use it sparingly for a lovely light natural coverage for day. It’s light and comfortable to wear and covers imperfections well. It’s so day to find a colour match and easy to use, I just blend it with my fingers. I love the addition of spf 15 so if I’m outdoors I have some sun protection. Mac is a great brand and I was not at all disappointed with this foundation and I would highly recommend it
Anne F.13 Jun 2022
A shame that it oxidises
This foundation has been my go-to for so long that I would never have believed I could ever give it a 3 star rating. It is a holy grail for so many women, so how could that be possible? Studio Fix has such a great formula and an even, medium coverage. It applies very easily with a brush, sponge or fingers and gives a matte, but not too matte, finish, covering imperfections without looking cakey. I have never found it patchy or liable to stick to dry areas or in fine lines as other matte foundations have done. It even provides a certain amount of skin care with an SPF 15 - nice to have this additional level of protection before we head out in the sun. And in terms of shade range MAC foundations, especially this one, have always knocked it out of the park with literally dozens of shades compared to other brands. With all this going for it what could be wrong? Unfortunately with my last few purchases Studio Fix has more recently started to oxidize in the bottle even when it is well in date. It comes out several shades darker with an orange tinge, even though I am using my usual shade (NW20) and my skin colour has not changed. I have no idea why this has happened and assume they must have slightly changed the formula. Which leads to the second problem - the formula does have a strong chemical smell, almost like strong coffee.
As this has been my favourite I have persevered and tried everything to make it work and look lighter - blending it out thoroughly, using a setting powder, even mixing it with moisturiser. These things have made it more wearable but in the end it has just become too much hard work for such a basic make-up step - so sadly I have said goodbye to my former foundation and moved on.