MAC Studio Fix Fluid was one of the many foundations I've been dying to try for quite a while now. There are others, like the Urban Decay Naked foundation, Laura Mercier Silk Creme foundation, Makeup Forever's Mat Velvet + and the list goes on. Anyway, I had the sales assistant match my skin to a suitable color and in the end, I brought home the Studio Fix Fluid in NC30.
MAC Studio Fix Fluid
MAC Studio Fix Fluid
Before and after applying the foundation
I don't know about the other MAC foundations but this particular one I find has medium to full coverage. I'm surprised at how thick the consistency of this is, almost like a gel. Some people prefer using their fingers to apply foundation and I do it too sometimes but for this, I'd rather use a brush simply because I find it rather difficult to blend in to the skin using my bare hands. The Sigma F84 does the job perfectly I must say!
Sigma Angled Top Kabuki - F84
The downside to the MAC Studio Fix Fluid is it smells literally like paint! It's actually the worst smelling foundation I've owned so far. It's such a far cry from the pleasant smell of Skin79's Chiffon BB Mousse. To be honest, I'm not that fussy when it comes to scents in foundations although I do prefer them to be scentless. But this is MAC, it's not cheap! They really should at least get rid of the smell.
Another thing, I broke out really badly after a couple weeks of using it. I don't know if you've heard but MAC foundations tend to break people out. I thought I wouldn't be one of them because I generally do not have sensitive skin. I'm still not sure if it's the foundation causing it or maybe it's because I need to wash my brush more frequently. Will definitely try washing the brush after each use of this foundation and see how it works out.
Overall, this is a mediocre product for me. Not impressive but not too bad either. I like how the foundation sets onto the skin once you applied it. It also has a long staying power, averages about 4-6 hours for me which is more than enough. Even though it has a medium-heavy coverage, the finish is quite natural and it doesn't look nor feel cake-y at all! I don't even need my Garnier BB Eye Roll-On when I use the Studio Fix Fluid since it already covers almost every imperfection on my skin. If you wanna try the Studio Fix Fluid, I suggest you ask for a sample of the foundation if possible before purchasing just to test it out and see if your skin reacts to it. The MAC Studio Fix Fluid retails for RM118.