Review: MAC Studio Fix Plus Foundation, NW 20

I love love love this product! I set my foundation with this powder every day(:

This powder helps control my oil and gives my an AMAZING amount of coverage, which I am crazy about. When applied the right way, it gives the skin a very smooth, flawless finish & does not cake up on me.

In the past I applied this with a powder puff & would pat the product into my skin, which is what one should usually do to get the smoothest finish & most coverage with powders. You seriously don’t have to do that with this powder & you shouldn’t! That applies the powder foundation way too thick, which causes it to cake & look very unnatural.

Instead, I use my Sigma F80 (the same brush I use to apply my liquid foundation) to apply this powder. I still do not ‘buff’ the product in though, I just swirl the brush lightly into the powder, and then press it into my skin with the flat top kabuki. This gives such a gorgeous, smooth, full coverage finish & I’m OBSESSED with it. I would also like to add that I work 9 hour shifts at work, and this powder over my foundation lasts for the 9 hours I’m at work plus another 5 hours after, with only 1 or 2 small touch-ups/blotting needed <3

I would not recommend this for those with dry skin, as it would probably further dry your skin out and would really accentuate any dry spots you have…

However, for those who get a pretty oily t-zone or for those like me who have very oily skin all over, I would highly recommend. Very much worth the $30 for me. I have a drawer full of face powders & I never even think about reaching for anything else(:

After disliking the Mac Studio Fix Fluid in NC15, I tried the same foundation in NW15 & LOOOVED IT! ((:

This foundation has great coverage, & I was very surprised @ how well it worked with my oily skin considering that it’s oil based!. When set PROPERLY with a powder (using a powder puff, NOT a brush…), this foundation lasts all day long. (: