Let me start by saying that MAC foundations confuse me, why can we not just have a simple; porcelain, beige, etc.. instead of all this NC/NW. Anyway, using the online calculator, I was advised that I was NW15 for the MAC Studio Fix Fluid. I'm a little annoyed at myself for not going with my gut instinct, I knew if anything that I'd be the palest shade, as I am with any foundation I try. This may of been a better review had it actually matched my skin tone like I was advised it would. Meh.
I'll point out the plus points first; if you've read any previous foundation reviews on my blog then you'll know I love SPF, I think it's so important to have in your foundation to protect you from the pesky sun rays. Oil free is another huge bonus; this foundation does do an excellent job at keeping the oil away and I've had absolutely no problems with shine either.
Once applied to the face, I could see how yellow the foundation was. It didn't match my skin at all, I felt like I'd travelled back to being a misinformed teenager with an orange face. No matter how much I blend, it just won't settle amongst my skin tone. I've tried mixing it with lighter shades but it's still brings out that yellow tinge. Over time, it seems to oxidise and become slightly more orange as well.
My skin type has changed drastically over the last few months because I'm on medication for Acne. I've gone from breakout/oil to seriously dry. I'm well aware that matte foundations aren't great for dry skin, but my trusty matte foundation from Seventeen hasn't let me down so I thought this would be fine. I couldn't of been more wrong. Despite using primers, and moisturisers, I find this foundation clings to every single dry patch and tends to look scaly. I don't want to compeltely rule this out as I do think this would probably work on my skin had it not been so dry, the coverage is excellent on the smooth areas. However, It's not the easiest foundation to blend, so I do find it can be cakey around the jawline. Maybe, I just haven't found the best brush for it yet.
At £21.50, I can't justify the value for money, but if you're looking for a good coverage foundation then this will probably treat you well. Although, I will say stay away if you have dry skin. You can pick it up here.
I feel like this is a really mixed review so I'll probably try it out again once my skin has calmed down and give you an update. Have you used Studio Fix Fluid before? What do you think of MAC foundation?
The hunt for my 'Holy Grail' foundation continues...