Monday, 2 November 2009

MAC Studio Fix

Since I used up my beloved (discontinued) Dior powder I've been on the hunt for a powder to replace it. I don't think any powder will come close to matching the brilliance of my Dior powder, but so far Studio Fix is coming pretty close. MAC call it a powder plus foundation.

The colour that I use is NW20. If it helps anyone, on the left hand side of my blog I've got a list of all the colours that I use in foundation, concealer and powder.

I've tried using this as a foundation and as a powder. I prefer it as a powder due to my dry skin, however I'm thinking that in summer it'll be perfect to use alone. I use this over the top of tinted moisturiser to make me look more polished. I find that it makes my skin look smooth and naturally flawless.

As it can also be used as a foundation I find that it can look a little cakey if I apply too much, especially if I use a sponge, so I use a powder brush and that gives the right amount of coverage.

When I tried using this on its own as a foundation I found that it accentuated my dry spots. However for people with oily skin it'd make a great foundation. One of my friends with oily skin uses this as a foundation and she always looks flawless.

Here's what MAC has to say: Studio Fix is a powder and foundation in one that combines good coverage with ease of application. Designed to be used dry, the powder and pigments create a matte, velvety texture. It contains Silica, which helps to maintain a matte finish by absorbing oils on the skin, as well as Talc to provide a smoother, less reflective, matte finish. The talc has been milled to a microscopic size to provide a beautiful texture while allowing the skin to breathe. It is available in a wide range of colours. It can be applied with a brush, sponge, or a powder puff. 

I've heard some people say using Studio Fix causes pimples, however as I'm not acne prone I don't have this problem. If you do have acne prone skin then this probably wouldn't work for you.  

Would I buy it again? Yes.

Ingredients: talc, silica, isostearyl palmitate, methicone, caprylyl glycol, hexylene glycol, phenoxyethanol.
May contain: titanium dioxide (ci77891), iron oxides (ci77491, ci 77492, ci77499), chromium oxide greens (ci77288), ultramarines (ci 77007).

1 comment :

  1. thanks for the review, I've been wanting to try this for ages! maybe now it's summer I'll bite the bullet and just get it.


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