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Studio Fix Fluid Foundation by MAC

Studio Fix Fluid Foundation

high coverage(401)
finish: demi-matte coverage: medium coverage

Top Reviews

staying power


it was matched perfectly for my skin tone and stays on even over night as i don't wash my face before going to bed, and my complexion is great

- Bloomingdale's User

i have tried loads of 'full coverage' foundations and none of them stay on all day, this one is the exception

- Maccosmetics User



i absolutely love this formula, it lasts all day and leaves my face looking amazing not heavy at all but it is buildable for full coverage

- Ulta User

anyways, this is really one of my favorite foundations because it's not too pricey, it's buildable coverage, it gives a natural finish, stays pretty matte all day unless you workout in the middle of the day, and the smell isn't too overbearing

- M·A·C User



i love this product because it hides some of the acne that is on my face and makes my skin look soft and smooth

- Macy's User

my skin glows and looks smooth w| this stuff (primer &foundation) i than put powder to set my make up, which is by mac as well, and i'm glad to say my make up stays on all day doing this routine

- Macy's User


blends well

at first i was very disappointed with this foundation because the colour was too yellow for my skin, and it clung to the dry parts of my face, i did not like it, this was not a good look, but after about half an hour i inspected the foundation on my face again, and without touching anything i was amazed at the difference, the foundation had blended itself into my skin, leaving a perfect colour match, and no signs of dry patches, leaving just a very natural dewy glow with a satin finish and a very beautiful even skin tone

- Maccosmetics User

some friends couldn't even believe i was wearing foundation, even my boyfriend tells me my face looks amazingly smooth and beautiful :) it blends so perfectly and smooth, matches great

- Macy's User


good quality

i'm usually very pleased with the quality of mac products, this one isn't an exception

- Lookfantastic User

the price-point is incredible for the quality of product that you are getting

- M·A·C User



if you first lightly (this is a heavy foundation, a little goes a loooong way) cover your face with this foundation and then use mac's studio sculpt concealer on any spots that need a little extra coverage (acne, blemishes, scars, dark circles around the eye area, etc

- Viewpoints User

easy full coverage, and doesn't look cakey

- Ulta User



this foundation didn't put my dry spots on blast like the match master and it also did an amazing job controlling the oily parts of my face without making me look too matte

- M·A·C User

it has great coverage and pigmentation and controls oil, giving my skin the matte finish that i love all day long without drying my face out

- Ulta User



this foundation is amazing-so exceptionally luminous & natural

- M·A·C User

been my go to foundation, i love how it gives me that radiant finish on my skin a little bit goes a long my way and it doesn't make my face feel or look cakey at all would definitely recommend this product

- Ulta User

pore minimizing

pore minimizing

this foundation is covers them completely and hides my pores

- Ulta User

the only thing i don't like is that even with full coverage, it doesn't completely hide pores so you need a pore filler for a completely flawless look

- M·A·C User

water resistance

water resistant

it's in a little black bottle and waterproof/ long lasting wear

- Maccosmetics User

next i will try the waterproof one when traveling

- Macy's User

color accuracy

doesn't oxidize

the color matches perfectly, does not oxidize, and stays put all day

- M·A·C User

great coverage,excellent color i changed to mac now and got so many copliments

- Macy's User


not creasing

has a beautiful natural looking finish, goes on smooth, easy to blend, medium coverage but easily buildable, doesnt settle into lines, possibly the best foundation ive ever bought and will buy again

- Ulta User

doesn't crease,doesn't make my skin look oily, blends well, good coverage

- Ulta User



it is also the most mattifying face product i have ever used

- M·A·C User

i am a nc45 i have normal to dry skin so i definitely have to moisturize well before using this foundation and i recommend setting with a very light powder or not setting at all because it is very mattifying but it does everything that it claims and no matter how much i sweat it went through the makeup but my makeup didn't run down my face so i'm happy if you have oily skin by this it will save your life

- M·A·C User



it's builadable from medium to full coverage and dries to a semi-matte finish

- Ulta User

if i set my whole face with powder it has a matte finish but i can get away with just setting my under eyes and leave the rest of my face as is for a lovely demi-matte finish

- Debenhams User


medium coverage

this is truly a medium coverage foundation

- M·A·C User

the coverage is medium however totally buildable depending on how you like it

- Mecca User
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mira userDecember 2, 2019

This is my go to when I want something that has a natural finish with good coverage. It blend so well and doesn’t feel oily or drying!

- mira
Sephora userAugust 27, 2018

An in depth look at an amazing foundation

MAC Studio Fix Fluid is easily comparable to Estee Lauder Double Wear, but with a more skin like/hydrating appearance. I love everything about this foundation, and have used it for a very long time. I would say this foundation is full coverage, especially if you apply with a brush (I typically apply with a damp beauty blender). Studio fix is a flawless, non creasing, pore refining foundation. I can wear this foundation for 15 hours, and it still looks flawless. It bakes well, as well as blends seamlessly into cream contours. Studio fix works beautifully with MAC's Prep and Prime Fix before and after application. I've used this foundation on top of several different primers, and it always looks beautiful (not fussy at all). For myself, this is not an every day foundation, as it can feel a bit heavy. I typically wear this foundation if I am going out on a weekend (sweat proof), or going to an event of some kind/I want my face to hold up.There are not many cons about this product, but a few things to keep in mind: Studio fix does oxidize significantly. Studio fix also does not come with any kind of pump. You can purchase one, but it is another $20 (thankfully the price point of this foundation is amazing). MAC's color codes are backwards from what people typically understand regarding foundation: "NC" is neutral yellow/golden or warmer based (MAC calls this cooler), and NW is neutral cooler/pink (MAC calls this warm). If you have a pinky/red undertone you will be a NW. If you have a yellow/golden undertone you will be a NC. It is a bit confusing. Overall, this foundation is great. If you're looking for a foundation for a wedding, or one to wear to an important event, give this a go! :) Less

- Sephora
viewpoints.com userDecember 13, 2010

One of Two Best Foundations Ever!!

**Out of all of MAC's (Makeup Artist Cosmetics) foundations MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 is by far the second best. **This foundation has amazing coverage. If you first LIGHTLY (this is a heavy foundation, a little goes a loooong way) cover your face with this foundation and then use MAC's Studio Sculpt Concealer on any spots that need a little extra coverage (acne, blemishes, scars, dark circles around the eye area, etc.), and then use MAC's Blot Powder Pressed across your entire face to set the foundation and concealer in place you will have a flawless face, one that doesn't looked caked or fake either if you sure to put all of the makeup on smoothly and carefully set it in place with the powder. I also recommend using a primer lotion on your face before you do any of this, MAC's Strobe Cream works great, this helps your base makeup go on smoother and to not settle into any fine lines or wrinkles. This is what I use to do for my daily base makeup except now instead of MAC Studio Fix Fluid I use MAC Studio Sculpt SPF 15 foundation. The bottle is more convenient and the coverage is slightly smoother and better in my opinion. On top of flawless skin, MAC doesn't make me break out, ever. If you are prone to breakouts I'd recommend putting Clean and Clear Acne Spot Treatment on your entire face first before anything else after washing your face, then MAC's Strobe Cream for sure, otherwise your face may become dried out. I've found this to work wonderfully. If you use any eye or wrinkle creams now is also the time to put them on before your foundation. On another note, this bottle of foundation will also last forever! Mine would last for six months. MAC makeup isn't that expensive and in the end it last so much longer, which saves you a ton of money. When I use cheap foundation I can go through a bottle in a week sometimes... six months by far beats that and equals to a ton of savings. Honestly, I've found ALL of my MAC makeup to last for a LONG time. I have had one bottle of MAC pigment for 6 years and I use it at least 90% of the time I put makeup on!! *MAC makeup is a good investment in your beauty and your wallet... it looks amazing and the savings are great as well! Don't take my word for it, try it for yourself!* <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__expand-link pd-reviews__translate-span" data-hide="-3361289864527929376-full" data-show="-3361289864527929376-short" jsaction="pdui.tvc">« less</span>

- viewpoints.com
M·A·C userOctober 20, 2013

I've finally found "THE ONE."

I was always kind of sketchy when it came to MAC products, it being mainly used for studio/professional makeup, it just sounded like it would't be a foundation for an everyday use, especially being that I have sensitive, acne prone, and combination skin, but I gave in and decided to try it anyways. They recommended Studio Fix Fluid, for my skin type. As soon as I put it on, I fell in love with it! It glided smoothly onto my face, it gave me the perfect amount of coverage I wanted, and the finish was just beautiful. You can't even tell I have combination skin because of it's oil control, while also moisturizing the dry areas of my face. Over time, I've learned to love it more: I like that it feels very light on my face. It lasts a long time, I can wear it through a thunder storm and it would stick to my face. The actual bottle of foundation lasts me about 5 months, a little goes a long way. My skin is acne prone, and every other foundation has broken me out, with MAC Studio Fix Fluid, I have had little to no break-outs, that's a huge plus. The ONLY thing I don't like, is that it is super pricey! About thirty dollars for a little bottle of liquid foundation. It breaks my wallet whenever it's time to restock, but I guess it's quality over quantity. Also, being that I'm fair skinned, it tends to be hard to find the perfect shade, it's either too light toned, or too orange toned. But, there's ways around it. Overall, I definitely recommend this product, especially for us combo/oily girls. It's perfect for our skin type. It's buildable coverage and again, long lasting, it will not slide/wipe off, oily face or not. I think I've said more than enough. If you haven't already tried it, you're missing out! <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__expand-link pd-reviews__translate-span" data-hide="5352714487721700213-full" data-show="5352714487721700213-short" jsaction="pdui.tvc">« less</span>

- M·A·C
M·A·C userJanuary 18, 2017


This foundation was such a disappointment for me! I have the lightest shade and it matches great UNTIL it oxidizes! It turns really orange and awful. The coverage is nice once you build it up but when it dries it looks like I put on the whole bottle. It is so cakey and settles in my smile lines and my nose looks absolutely terrible! The creasing is out of this world. It makes me feel like I am wearing a mask because everytime I make any facial expression I can FEEL this foundation creasing settling even more. It needs to be set with powder but again, once you set it you look like a cakey oompa loompa! I have tried this so many times with different combinations of primers (pore filling, veils, hydrating) and different moisturizers but it just didn't work. I'm sad. SO DISAPPOINTED :( <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__expand-link pd-reviews__translate-span" data-hide="9188705613179692942-full" data-show="9188705613179692942-short" jsaction="pdui.tvc">« less</span>

- M·A·C


Overall safe Ingredients

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Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymerhazard
Sorbic Acidhazard
CI 77288hazard
Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamatehazard
PEG/PPG-18/18 dimethiconehazard

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I recently just bought this foundation because the price is affordable and I’ve heard great things about MAC foundations ! I do really enjoy this product, it’s a nice dewy finish and a medium coverage ! It is buildable , I also mix it sometimes with my fenty foundation which is my favourite way to wear it. #Beautyverse
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What’s a good primer for this foundation? I have oily t zone and dryness on the outside
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Ok so I sweat all of my makeup off and can’t find one that will stay on. Help??😂
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I literally went through labor in MAC studio fix foundation & it lasted/looked so good. Although I do have pretty sensitive skin so I break out from this foundation, but I know tons of people who love it & don’t have the same response to it. Also try investing in a good primer/setting spray. Mac has great options that help prolong wear.
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This is amazing
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i’m in the shade vanilla in the nyx foundation, so what shade would i get for the mac studio fix?
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I have dry skin and a warm undertone! I HIGHLY suggest the MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation. It blends very very nicely and gives you a great glow. It looks very natural and you do not need to apply a lot because 4 small dots cover your whole face.
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