MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation is the one and only foundation that I’ve tried from MAC, and the first foundation that I fell in love with. I was really skeptical about trying this foundation back in 2008 as I had tried the Blot Powder from MAC the year before and had experienced the worse break out of my life. I was scared for a long time to try any more face products from MAC and just stuck to eye and lip products, but after testing this foundation in the store I fell in love with the coverage and that was the beginning of our love story. I pushed my Studio Fix to the back of the draw about two years ago when I ventured into using liquid foundation, but I pulled it out a few weeks ago and I’m in love again.
MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation is a one-step application of foundation and setting powder. It gives medium to full matte coverage and lasts through the work day without touch ups when a makeup primer is used. The compact comes with a powder puff that can be stored in a compartment in the bottom, but I find the foundation best applied with a flat top kabuki or powder brush. I use the shade NW45 and it is a pretty good match for my skin and blends in seamlessly.
I find this foundation works best with my VS Pro Airbrush FX Face Primer, it buffs on smooth without caking and stays on all day with minimum touch ups. However, I have a very oily t-zone and I find that this foundation does not control oil very well in that area. I usually keep a small jar of my Ben Nye Neutral Set in my makeup bag along with a mini kabuki to apply to my t-zone when I get oily. If I am going out in the evening I will lightly touch up my entire face with the foundation to refresh my makeup and I’m good to go. I forgot about my love for a while but I am happily rekindling the flame.
MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation retails for $27 and can be purchased at your local MAC counter or dept store that sells MAC, or at www.maccosmetics.com.