Right now at MAC, you can purchase either the Studio Fix Fluid or Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation for $25 until 3:00 am EST on 9/21/2020. Studio Fix Fluid comes in 63 shades and Studio Fix Powder comes in 53 shades, making it one of the best shade ranges on the market. I wanted to share some swatches for anyone that might want to take advantage of this deal.
Studio Fix Fluid
I’m sure I’m one of the last makeup-wearing people to try the iconic MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation. I always avoided trying it out because of the SPF 15 and the promise of a matte finish. My curiosity finally got the best of me, and surprisingly I ended up liking it. C8 is a better color match for me, NC45 is too red-orange when applied all over my face. For reference, my best shade matches are Estee Lauder Double Wear 5W1 Bronze (winter) and 5W1.5 Cinnamon (summer).
I haven’t used studio fix fluid very much yet, but so far it is easy to apply. I only apply a small amount, just enough to get medium coverage. I was surprised by how skin like it looked and that it didn’t cling to any dry areas of my face. The finish was a natural matte for me, but not drying on my skin. The foundation did feel slightly tacky after drying down; so I set it with a light layer of powder.
Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation
The Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation is a formula I’m very familiar with and have been using for years. I do have dry skin and somehow still manage to get away using this as a powder foundation. I do not use it to set other foundations although you can use it that way.
Shade C7 works for me during most times of the year, but I have used shade NC45 in the past with no issues. I do think MAC tries to get the shades as close in the different formulas as they can, but sometimes they are a little off.
Do you use any of the MAC Studio Fix Foundations? Let me know how they work for you in the comment section below.
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