MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation Review ($10 Off Foundation Sale Going on Now)

MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation (C8, NC45)
MAC Studio Fix Fluid in C8 and NC45

MAC is running a promotion for $10 off of foundations and it ends at 3:00am EST on 9/28/2021. No promo code is required, the prices are already marked down on the website. So if you need to restock or have been wanting to try any of the MAC foundations, this is a good sale. They also offer free shipping over $25. So any foundation, with the exception of the stick foundation (because it is on clearance), will qualify for free shipping.

At this point in history, I’m sure a lot of people don’t need a review of this foundation. But there are always new people just getting into makeup, or even just discovering MAC. So maybe this can still be helpful for someone out there.

On to the review, the swatches, and how the shades C8 and NC45 look on me.

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Does matchmymakeup.com Really Work? (Foundation Shade Matching Website)

Matchmymakeup.com is a website that uses science, technology, and engineering math to determine foundation shade matches. But does it work? Let’s talk about it.

Estee Lauder Double Wear 4W4 Hazel vs MAC Studio Fix Fluid C8
Estee Lauder 4W4 Hazel vs MAC C8
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Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Concealer (5W)

Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Concealer in 5W Swatch on Medium Dark Skin
Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Concealer in 5W

I had pretty high expectations for this concealer. I typically have good experiences with Laura Mercier complexion products, so I was hoping this would work out well. Unfortunately, I couldn’t fully test it out because I had an allergic reaction to something in the formula. I do have a few thoughts that I can share based on the two times I was able to wear it.

When I was doing my own research into making this purchase, I couldn’t find anyone with the shade 5W. So, I figured I could at least share a swatch of the shade and compare it to MAC NC45 (pro longwear concealer) for anyone in my shade range that may be curious.

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It’s National Lipstick Day! (lipstick recommendations from $5 to $38)

Let me first just say that you absolutely don’t NEED to buy any lipstick today. There will be another sale in the future when you either want or need a new lipstick.

But, for those that do want to participate, let’s talk recommendations.

Drugstore Pick: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, $4.97 @ Walmart

While this lipstick is technically part of Ulta’s National Lipstick Day promotion ($5.94), it still costs less to buy this lipstick at Walmart ($4.97) or Target ($4.59-$4.99) with no special sale required.

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick rum raisin, raisin rage, desert escape swatches medium dark skin
L to R: Revlon rum raisin, raisin rage, and desert escape
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