Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation by MAC

Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation


Overall Score

1469 Reviews
good quality
coverage: medium coverage
Contains Acne-Provoking, Hazardous Ingredients

What the reviews are saying

Good for sensitive skin

"...i don't know how it would do for acne or redness but for my large pores and spots it covers them nicely leaving me with a matte finish..."

- Nordstrom User

"...covers acne and scarring, the sponge is also my favorite..."

- M·A·C User
"it's convenient compact goes anywhere and when applied to her face, gives her the smoothest, silkiest complexion with little effort, and little product"
- Macy's User
"i love having something that hides my breakouts and smoothes my skin all in one step"
- M·A·C User
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staying powerlonglasting
"stays on and i love it"
- Ulta User
"i use this powder by itself over my moisturizer and it lasts all day, keeps the oils at bay, and covers my imperfections"
- Macy's User
qualitygood quality
"the quality, coverage, and staying power of this makeup, and the confidence it gives me (i have struggled with acne my entire life and although much improved, i still have at least a few small blemishes on my face at any given time, plus acne scars) makes it worth every penny"
- Nordstrom User
"i would recommend this to anyone who is willing to pay for quality becuase it really does make a difference to your normal everyday makeup routine"
- Viewpoints User
pore minimizingpore minimizing
"it didn't clog my pores or look cakey"
- Nordstrom User
"it didn't clog my pores or look cakey"
- Nordstrom User
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M·A·C User
Buildable, natural, lightweight
I'm a nurse, and work very long hours with no time to use the bathroom, let alone "touch up" my makeup. Since this is a powder plus foundation, all I use underneath it is a light moisturizer and apply this for all day coverage that will last through a 12-14 hour shift no problem. I have been using this product for over 15 years now, and am more in love with it now than ever before. In my teens it gave me a flawless face for an uneven skin tone, in my 20's, it diffused the light to hide imperfections and blemishes. Now in my 30's it soften's those fine lines starting to appear and my large, overworked pores are practically invisible. The sun damage surfacing as well as the occasional blemish are completely gone, leaving a smooth, flawless finish and gorgeously even skintone. My 67 year old mother has also been using this for about 10 years now and she always looks flawless. It always does such a good job on her aging skin and never looks heavy or "made-up".My skin changes with the seasons, and with age. I've gone from oily to dry and back again a hundred times over with problem issues in between, and this stuff always meets and exceeds the challenges I throw at it. It works for summer or winter, in that respect the only thing that changes with the season is my moisturizer. I have tried others like Studio Tech and Mineralize, and always come back to this.One thing that people should know, it's what you put underneath this makeup that can make it or break it. If your skin is dry, you need a heavier moistuizer anyway and should be exfoliating. Do this, and this product will never "flake" on you. If your skin is oily, you need a sheer, oil-controlling moisturizer or prep for your skin.This is the best coverage I have found that looks natural and never cakey. I use the sponge that comes with it for an easy, every day, all-over application. But for more buildable coverage, use a brush, I love the 187 brush for this. For softer more sheer coverage, use the 167 brush. « less
Macy's User
Blends well, natural, lightweight
After purchasing this product I can say that I am a loyal MAC customer here on out. I have always had SUCH a difficult time matching my correct foundation, and the girl at the MAC Counter helped me with ease - I'm an NC 20. I typically need full coverage unless I am having a "good skin" day, and I bought this with the Studio Finish Concealer with SPF 35 so that I would have maximum coverage with a natural, non-cakey finish. After years of wearing liquid foundation, I discovered Mineral Foundation - which is essentially a powder form of foundation. I have very dry skin but I can't stand the hassle that comes along with applying liquids. I was in LOVE with Sheer Cover Mineral Foundation but I have redness on my cheeks that I am very self conscious about - and though it is a good product, I still want more coverage. So this fall I took a chance with MAC. I tried out that Studio Fix Fluid - and I HATED it. Yes, it had AMAZING coverage but it broke me out SO BAD. I literally went from clear skin to 6 huge pimples in 2 days. I was devastated, and returned to mineral make up since it wouldn't clog my pores like the foundation did. Then I heard about the POWDER form of Studio Fix! I did endless research - until I was convinced and heard it let your skin "breathe" while providing maximum coverage - exactly what I'm looking for. Even though this is recommended for oily skin, I have dry skin but am still prone to breakouts. I find if I moisturize my skin is fine with this product and it doesn't look patchy. I cannot say how much I love this stuff. I am very picky with my products, and this is VERY build-able foundation. It's also so quick and easy. No more hassle with blending in liquid foundation or loose mineral foundations! I apply this with a kabuki brush and it looks flawless. I find that it does look a little "powdery" but I use my fix plus and it looks WONDERFUL and instantly takes away the powdery look if I accidentally apply too much. I don't know what else to say...TRY IT! You won't be disappointed.
M·A·C User
Longlasting, hydrating, lightweight


Compared to other foundations, the ingredients in this product contain a larger number of acne producing chemicals, irritants, and hazardous materials.
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