Blogtober Day: XXVIII – MAC Studio Fix

I have made the executive decision to leave my Halloween decor up until Christmas, that’s not crazy, right? It’s a little bizarre but who’s going to know as long as I don’t entertain anyone until Thanksgiving when I would put up Christmas decor anyway?! I think I’m destined to be one of those eccentric spinsters who lives in a home that looks like a Halloween menagerie anyway – I might as well start now. My cats agree 😛

I have been wanting to try MAC Studio Fix Foundation for some time, I never did because I was overwhelmed with the shade range and read a number of reviews that claimed the foundation had caused breakouts. I decided to give a whirl anyway because I am just a glutton for punishment and MAC is supposed to be the authority on foundation, I had to satisfy my curiosity. I managed to find a perfect match with NW10 which is fair with rosy undertones for light skin, my skin is very ruddy and I never find foundation with quite enough pink but this was perfect. Studio Fix claims to be full coverage, long-wearing and oil reducing but also very lightweight. Sounds like my perfect foundation but I don’t love it. My biggest issue with this foundation and other super-fluid foundations is that it doesn’t want to stick to my skin, it just rolls right off regardless of what I apply it with, if I use primer – it just won’t stick. I have found the best way to apply this foundation is with a stippling brush and it is buildable but I have to set it immediately with about a pound of powder to make it stay put. I don’t know if I would call this a full-coverage foundation, it makes me look very fresh faced and doesn’t jive with how much eye makeup I tend to wear – my skin looks a little less done. Other people love this foundation on me, maybe because my skin just looks more like skin when I wear it but I don’t see what other people see. I think this could be a great foundation as my skin and the air becomes dryer, I’ll definitely use it up but it’s kind of a chore.

This foundation retails at $30/ounce which is comparable to high-end foundations and comes in a sleek glass bottle with soft, matte twist cap. It does not have a pump but you can purchase one separately, this doesn’t really matter to me, I tend to put foundation on the back of my hand even when they have a pump anyway. This product comes in a ton of shades, has an SPF 15, it didn’t break me out and my biggest issue is that it just doesn’t want to stay on my skin. I can definitely see that it would be great for mature skin, anyone who likes that fresh-faced look or dry skin. I’m not quite giving up on it yet, it has to be a classic for a reason. Let me know if you have tried this one and what your experience with it was!

Crazy Fredericka bought many very exquisite opal jewels.


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