Friday, 15 August 2014

That Effortless Foundation

Do you find liquid foundations to be a bit of a pain? Not worth the effort it takes to buff in into the skin? Don't like the feeling? Not easy for on-the-go?
Whatever your gripe maybe with regular liquid foundations, this product is basically the answer to them all!
I completely forgot I even owned it until my recent Project 10 Pan - but once I started using I wondered what made me forget about it to begin with. Its everything you need for a quick 'sweep and go', also, you chuck it into your bags and you've got touch ups throughout the day covered.
The MAC Studio Fix Powder + Foundation is finely milled and silky soft with a matte finish, but after about 10 minutes your natural skin does come through. I use it with an Illuminating Primer or my Strobe Cream, and with both, it works wonderfully. It works really well on people with oily skin, because it stays put. And on someone with Dehydrated Combination Skin like myself, it manages to glide over my dry patches without emphasizing them or getting stuck around them.
Its a medium coverage if you use it with a buffing brush - like I do. But it can also be sweeped on with a fluffy brush for just a veil of matte and hardly any coverage at all. If I build it up, it easily goes upto full coverage. Oddly enough, no matter how much I layer - it never looks too matte of cakey or even like I'm wearing full coverage. There's just something about the formula.
The one pictured is NC43.5 which is too dark for me, but I can make it work. I have repurchased it already in NC42 which matches me perfectly. Oh, and for the record, it currently costs INR 1990. (Ugh, stupid price increases)

Do you own this? What are your thoughts?


  1. I have this in NC42 but that too has become a tab bit too dark for me, definitely a winner powder especially for office wear!

  2. Isn't it? So easy to use and the results.. doesn't your skin feel like velvet?

  3. I got this a little while ago (before my vacation) and the few times I played with it, I really liked it! I'm not a huge fan of liquid foundations on a daily basis (too much work, in my opinion :P) so this is perfect for daily use!

    1. Forgot to ask - what buffing brush do you use?

    2. Real Techniques usually. But the one in the picture is a sigma 'dupe' from eBay! :P

  4. Love me liquid version of this. Somehow the powder looks too matte for my liking, but this is a winner product for sure