Monday 8 December 2014

Mac Studio Fix Fluid and Fix+

I am constantly on the hunt for the perfect foundation, I have had issues with my skin for about six years now so having a perfect base is very important to me as I need to cover up uneven skin tone, blemishes and acne scarring! I have wanted to try Mac's Studio Fix Fluid foundation for a while now, the only things that put me off were that I had heard it wasn't good at all for dry skin and that it breaks a lot of people out. I have very sensitive skin so I was pretty much determined that it would break me out badly, luckily it didn't! As for how it fairs on dry skin, it wasn't bad at all! Yes, it would work better on oilier skin and I need to moisturise well and apply the Fix Plus, but it doesn't look dry! When I don't powder, my skin just looks naturally healthy and glowy, which I wasn't expecting, I thought it would be very dry and matte. I bought the shade NC15 which is perfect for my fair skin, I love Mac shades as I think they have a shade for every undertone and have fair and darker shades. I personally find it very difficult to find a foundation that isn't too orange or too pink and doesn't leave me with an obvious foundation line between my face and neck! The way that I like to apply this is with my Real Techniques Buffing Brush and it blends in really well, the coverage is medium to full (more on the full side). As I said, I have a lot of acne scarring so I need a foundation to cover up redness which this definitely does.

A lot of people compare this foundation to Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation, personally I prefer this one. The shade range is SO much better, it lasts longer and it works better on dry skin. The consistency is very very similar to Estee Lauder and the two foundations are almost identical, I just prefer the coverage and finish of the Mac one a bit more! The smell is something that people always mention, as I said, I've used Estee Lauder Double Wear which also has a strong smell and Revlon Colourstay. However this foundation smells exactly like children's paint! Genuinely, the paint that you used in pre-school for finger painting. It was strange at first but after a while, I got used to it, strong smells in makeup don't really bother me but if you're more sensitive then it may bother you! Personally, I find £21.50 in the mid point in terms of price, as I have used Estee Lauder, Nars, Giorgio Armani and Laura Mercier foundations which retail for a lot more! I think it may be slightly pricey for some but I am happy to pay this for a foundation, especially as I love it as much as I do.

 Mac Fix+ is a Mac product I have always wanted to try, I have been using this after moisturiser and before foundation, as well as after I have powdered (I also just spray it on my face randomly as I love the smell). I really love using it, it is very refreshing and sets makeup really well. I have used it instead of powder a few times (in the above photo I only have the foundation and fix+ on) and my skin looks lovely! As I said, I adore the smell of this, Mac really need to bring out a perfume like this! It's not an overpowering scent but just fresh and lovely!

What are your favourite Mac products?


  1. I love Studio Fix as well! I actually just finished my first bottle of it! I love their Mineralise Skin Finishes in Natural, which are just the best at setting foundation. x

  2. I love Studio Fix Fluid, repurchased so many times! xo

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  3. I hate powdering my makeup as I have dry skin and find it looks too cakey (I've tried everything) so Fix+ sounds brilliant! x

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  4. The foundation looks incredible! I definitely need to pick up Fix Plus as well, it seems like it has so many different uses.