MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation Review, FOTD

Hi everyone,

Well one of my resolutions for 2011 was to write a post on IMBB…so here it is!!!!!!

As most of you must be aware I am a newbie in makeup and all I had used for foundation was Lakme..
After falling in lovveee with IMBB and reading tonness of reviews.I came to the conclusion that the base makeup should be the best…as Rati once told me β€œEven if you have to go to MARS to get your perfect base makeup go and buy it!!!” Thankfully I just had to travel from Surat to Mumbai. πŸ˜€
Well after reading the reviews I had decided that i want to go with MAC Studio tech or Mineralise skin finish.I entered the MAC store with these two names in my mind.They were out of stock of Studio tech so I cheked on MSF and studio fix fluid.
The MUA tried MSF on one side and Studio fix fuild on the other. As suggested by the makeup gurus at IMBB I chkd the shade out of the store light. MSF was looking a little shiny on my face and didn’t hav enuf coverage so I went ahead with Studio fix Fluid Foundation.

Here is what MAC says about the product: A modern foundation that combines a natural matte finish and medium-buildable coverage with broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 15. Comfortable and long-wearing: lasts for up to eight hours. Applies smoothly, builds coverage quickly and easily. Contains specially treated micronized pigments and soft-focus powders for a super-smooth look that helps minimize the appearance of imperfections. Absorbs and disperses oil. Contains special skin-conditioning ingredients. Oil free.

Price: 30 ml / 1.0 fl oz US$ 26 app 1600/-$26
Here is the pic. I am NC 37 shade

MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation

MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation

Here is the pic on the day I had purchased the foundation.This pic was taken after 4-5 hrs of application. I have not applied anything on my eyes/under eye area as I couldn’t find the perfect shade of concealer.Also, the MUA said that I don’t need it. I am wearing the foundation without a primer underneath.

MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation

Here is the pic with Studio fix fluid freshly applied.

MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation

ProsΒ  of MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation

  • Provides more coverage and a nice finish.
  • Concealer is not needed for the face. I have some blemishes after my pregnancy and it covers them too.
  • Provides a nice matte finish which is best suited for my combination-oily skin.
  • Is very easy to apply.I am a beginner and apply it wth my fingers.
  • Doesn’t look cakey at all.It looks quite natural
  • Even without a primer it stayed on for around 6 hours.I removed it after 6 hours so don’t know if it will stay after that.
  • It didn’t oxidize at all.
  • It has SPF 15
  • It is quite buildable..very few chance of lukin like a ghost…
  • The quantity is good since a very small amount of product is required and I thnk it will last me for a long time.
  • It didn’t break me out.

Cons of of MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation

  • It doesn’t come with a pump so you have to buy it separately.
  • I have to moisturise before using it since it may look dryin or cause flakiness.The MUA had also moisturised my skin before applying it.So i have never applied this foundation without moisturing my face.

Verdict: I will give it :-* :-* :-* :-* I have taken one point becasue of the pump. I would highly recommend this for anyone who has oily skin and just wants a natural coverage/look.

Will I re-purchase: I want to try how Studio tech looks on me. If it doesn’t suit me, I will definitely get this one again.

Hope you liked my 1st attempt.

Have you tried MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation? Please rate in the box below

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152 thoughts on “MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation Review, FOTD

  1. i was just looking for this reveiw πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ i have combination you think this would work for me?because my cheeks get super super dry and my nose and forehead get really greasy and ick :wilt:

    1. Thnks Arya…I hav combination skin too which tends to get dry during winter..i thnk it will work best if u apply moisturiser and then apply the foundation..that is wat the MUA did too wen she tried it on me..

  2. Awesome review Farha…know what? me planning to buy this..coz that MUA applied shade 40 and shade 37 on me…so me was confused which one to buy…..they both looked nice..I think I’ll buy shade 40..coz I can lighten it up later!! πŸ˜› ..and I have oily skin!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ …and you looking soo cuuuteeeeeeeeee!! :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: for the review!! πŸ™‚ :).. I’ll definitely buy this now…but next month..from the new MAC store!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ …dont want to go that far to buy this!!!

    1. I’d suggest buying the exact shade – check like Farha did – in a different lighting. If your shade is a bit too dark – it will oxidize and turn greyish.

    2. Thanku Cali…. :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: …Get it…i thnk its a boon for oiliess… :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

  3. berry gud farah!am on a lookout for foundation for oily/combi skin too!
    and ur sooooooo pweety pweety :yahoo:
    u hardly need any coverage!
    looks supa
    keep the reviews coming

    1. Thankkkuuuuuu Thankkuuuuuu Flygal :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: …i hope this review helpd u… :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

  4. farhaaaaaaaaaaa…. :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
    bhad mein gaya foundation , i was looking at u all d while… sooo cute u are :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

    1. what a comment naina :woot: :woot: :woot: :lol2: :lol2: πŸ˜† πŸ˜† :toothygrin: :toothygrin: totally agree wid u.. :victory: :victory:

    2. AWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!! nAINA..after ur commnt i dnt need a blush…hehe i m blushin blushin…. :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :shame: :shame: :shame: :shame: :shame: :shame: :shame: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose:

  5. nice review farha :yes: :yes: :yes:
    there r so many mac foundations and all of them hv :-* :-* :-* :-* rating, that i get confused n end up buying nothing :yelo: :yelo:

    1. Ansh..i thnk this one wil suit u the best for eneone lukin for more covergae and matte finissh…jitna thoda bht seekha hai IMBB se…mujhe lagta hai…go n try for urself..n u can be the best judge of wat suits u da most..i hope u find ur HG foundation :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

  6. farhaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!! u r chhhhhhoooooooo cuttteeeee…. :cute: :cute: :cute: :cute: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :-* :-* :-* i kept staring at you first and after that only i read the review.. :toothygrin:

          1. In the 1st pic..its Estee Lauder 35 Garnet gloss…and in the second pic it is absolu rose myhthique it has been reviewed by Rati….i looooovvvvvvvveeee it :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: !!!

    1. AWWWWWWWW sireesha…thnk ssooooooo much :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: !!!!! me happy bunny today!!!!! :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1:

  7. I cannot believe this is the real beauty behind all that “farting” :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: I refuse to believe these pics are of Fartha……no….this is not FArtha….Fartha is some ugly being……Fartha cant be so beautiful and the shiny shiny skin is not Fartha’s….these pics are morphed….. :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep:

    1. he he he he he!!! She is looking soo cuute na..but she doesn’t look innocent to me..I can see that naughtiness in her eyes!! :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: So I can very well believe her naughty mind behind all those masterpieces!!! :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo:

      1. hehe the 1st pic its the khushi of shoppin :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: g..and in the second pic i was behind hubby…mujhe IMBB pe post karne hai..take sum decent pics…. :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

    2. AWWWWWWWWWWW JOMO me lovvvvvvvveeeeeeeeee uuuuuuuuuuuu!!!!!! Pehli baar meri taarif ki hai Jomo ne :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: :kissing: :kissing: :kissing: :kissing: :kissing: :kissing: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:

  8. Just got an sms from Priya..she got her makeup done by Mickey Contractor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: I am feeling so happyyyyyyyyyyy!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ …Now we have someone from Bangalore to flaunt!! :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: ..Its not just poutmati only who got her makeup done by Mickey!! :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug:

  9. ahh u look so naughty-pretyy… whats that lipcolour!! its pretty!!
    and u sitting in front of PVR theatre pheonix right!! gosh why is it so exciting to see familiar places… πŸ˜›

    1. Thnku Neha… :thanks: If u r talkin abt the 1st pic..its Estee Lauder gloss. rose garnet and in the second pic its Lancome La absolu creme de brillance rose mythique reviewed on IMBB by Rati…Yup bang on right..i m sittin ecjaactly der….gosh u really knw that place… :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

  10. Ure so beautiful Farha πŸ˜€ the foundation suits u so well. :bravo: :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
    u & Rati re right that the base shud be good and this line is what m going to use on my hubby to take me to MAC again.. haahahah :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:
    btw- what do u mean by “foundation oxidizes on face??” didnt understand this one πŸ™
    some gyaan plz ladies πŸ˜‰

    1. Thnks Bee….. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
      Hehe u can use many lines on ke badle me jo maangoge wo milega is one..hehehe :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: oxidises matlab…it turns a darker shade..detail me pros wil be able to tell ya :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

  11. farhhaaaaa…u r looking so pretty….i too bought this over the weekend…obv i need to apply huge moisturizer but the coverage is nice and non cakey….and u posing with all bags around u :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo:

        1. I think Rati will post them soon!! :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: Ratiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii…you flaunt Priya’s haul and MC makeup piccys!!! :stop: :stop: :stop: :stop: :stop: :stop:

    1. Yay we studio fix buddies now… :drunk: :aajanachle: hehehe…that glow is due to all the bags around me… πŸ˜‰ :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo:

  12. ou look gawjus farhajaaaaan i misss you …… i also studio fix fluid buddy and me louuuu it ATM :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: people keep telling me I have such great skin everytime I wear it :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: and when I tell them its make up they dont believe me πŸ˜›

    1. Awwwwwww Jaaaaanuuuuuuuuu :-* :rose: :rose: :rose: :rose: me miss u toooo …i want to be studio tech buddy btoooo πŸ˜‰ ..hehe it makes so much diffrence na… looovinnn it :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: Btw i was at phoenix today…and i saw a gal der ..i thought it is u and was almost approachin her…but thnk god didnt go was sumone less sexy than u :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

  13. Farhaaa…one shmaaaaalllll question…what you wearing…err..are you wearing anything ?:) ?:) …okay so what are you wearing in the second pic :devil: :evilgrin: :devil: :evilgrin:

    1. rads i love you , i so noticed the same thing,strained my eyes hard but couldnt figure out anything …but was trying to be decent.. thank you for bringing me back to reality … :thanks: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
      i toh wrote the full script looking at that one picture farha !!! :yelo: :yelo: :yelo:

      1. i wnt share that pura pic with u… :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :shame: :shame: :shame: :shame: :shame: :shame: :shame:

        1. Rads,Naina,Rati,Natty…. :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank:
          Gandi pandi mandi ladkiyaaaaaaannnnnnn :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :violinbash: :violinbash: :violinbash: :violinbash: :violinbash: :violinbash: :violinbash: :violinbash: :shame: :shame: :shame: :shame: :shame: :shame: :shame: :shame: :shame:

    2. haaaaawww rads..that is the reason y i cropped the pic..i thought u datttyy minded daayans will coment…its a spaghetti straps waala top… :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo:

        1. haan haan u need clarifications…Rads…rads me went Chanel shoppin today…. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

          1. Heheheeee….what all did you buy….now tho I will be honestly green Farha…till now I was just doing green green so ppl don’t feel bad…but for your Chanel ka shopping it will be honest green :green:

            1. nthn much….jst Chanel no. 5….i wanted it sooooooo badly :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: …and honestly i was starin and starin at alll the makeup der and thnkin abt u and smilin..hubby thought i hav gone crazyyyyyyyyy :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: they have such amzin glosses…me fell in loveeeeeeeeeee :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove:

                  1. I have …I forgot the name…grrrrrrrrrrr…its like one bottle over the other kinds….grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr..too lazy to get up and go see….I love love love it πŸ˜€ The EDP is damn good…me don’t even feel like putting green monster…like I am so happpppppy you got something Chanel :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

                    OH now you and that girl I am ignoring are Chanel No. 5 buddies :smug: :smug: :green: :green: :green: :green: :green: :green:

                    1. Is my FIRST first first perfume…and so dumb to not remember the name!! Premier Jour..haaa finally got it…:D πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

                    1. :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :green: :green: :green: :green: :green: :green: :green: :green: :violinbash: :violinbash:

                    1. Mine was Davidoff Cool water. Vaise I am not too much of a perfume person. i dont buy my second bottle of perfume until I finish off my first. Very unlike makeup. πŸ˜›

                    2. I like it :toothygrin: the red one…my friend had the yellow (or maybe white) dabba one..and so I copycatted and got :toothygrin:

                    3. oh…my hubby loveeeeeeessssssss Davidoff….even i wonder y i dnt buy many…meri nazar shoes or kapdon se hat ti hi nahi…. 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐

                    4. Radsu..write a post na on on ur fav perfumes…. :suspense: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

                    5. Oh I don’t have so many…its just a coincidence that you mentioned the only two I have…I want to finish up and buy newww ones…my sis gave me a TBS one and a Kate Moss something..and one more..I forgot the name…but I bought TBS Dreams Unlimited…I forgot about the finish-and-buy rule 😐 😐 😐 😐 Plus I tho keep reading ppl reviewing perfumes…and all I know is this smells good…that not so much…me tho dodo kinds :((

                    6. haaaawwwwwwww 😯 !!!! me want a sister who can gifft me perfummesssss tooo :silly: ….hehe we r sooo alike…even i knw if the perfume is nice/not nice…i dnt knw how ppl reiview them…. :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars:

                    7. Thank goodness…I tho usually keep very quiet in all perfume review posts :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: why flaunt my ignorance :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

  14. wow Farha you look so pretty!! :-* Glad this is working for you :))
    I was just wondering which lipstick/gloss you using in the 2nd pic? It looks awesome!!! πŸ˜€

    1. thankuuu is Lancome la absolu creme de brillance rose mythique reviwed by Rati on IMBB…its awessssssummmmm :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

    1. Beee…aur bhi sexy pics khichwae the..lekin ye daayne mera jeena haraam kar deti agar wo post karti to… :zombiekiller: :zombiekiller: :zombiekiller: :zombiekiller: :zombiekiller: :zombiekiller: Its Lancome la absolu creme de brillance rose mythique :yahoo:

  15. Farha u are beautiful..ur skin is glowing πŸ™‚ is it the FE ubtan and kasmiri saffron n all u recommended the other day? :)) πŸ˜›

    1. Thanku shanaiia…..hehe nopes…u can see Forest Essentials bag with me…i purchased it that day itself alongwith Mac… :yahoo: :yahoo: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

  16. I have studio fix too and I love it! :jiggy1: It evens out my skin to well and my face looks fresh even after 6-8 hours! I just wish they’d just give it with the pump. Have to pay extra for the pump and once you’ve put the pump, the cap that it originally came with has no use.

  17. 😐 this is what neutral….haan neutral……i sit with this expression when I have broken my mother’s dinner sets 😐

    1. ROFL :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

  18. this is so boring……why is nobody here……nobody even wakes up on a republic day…….nobody wants to see the parade kya……… :struggle: :struggle: :struggle: :struggle: :struggle:

  19. yeah…….what to do……….i woke up and there was nobody…otherwise….rads you cali are always there on normal days, today tho…..everybody has come late :violinbash: :violinbash: :violinbash: :violinbash: :violinbash: Priya…………you got makeup done by mc na…, rati, will post it….i will post horrible comments on it… :violinbash: :violinbash: so that I feel good and take out my jealousy that way, i will even write hate comments….. :victory: :victory:

  20. hawwww……..i write such lovely lovely comments when u post about how much gold you have and the you preen and showcase ur collection….. :hunterwali: i got only half face done…hehe..i was feeling that that dance which is about 2 face na !!!! one face good…one face evil :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

    1. Rati… pout nahi kiya hai…i dnt even wanaa pout here 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 …u r THE PUT QUEEN….no one stands competition in frnt of u :jaiho: …Btw i wil tell u a scret :secret2: me hate my lips…they r soooo thin…. 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐

    1. Hawwwwwwww Rati…dushmanon se mil gayi…callin me Farthaaa…. :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank:

  21. Thannnnnnnnkuuuuuuuu soooo much Gabbarji….Mogambo khush hui..hehe :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks:
    !) I hav shared my shoppin in the haul post…shoppin chupane ki cheez thodi hai… :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue:
    2) That is my sauma’s bunny will hav to ask her 😐 😐 😐 😐

  22. Time to sleep….hav to catch 6.15 ka train for Surat tom morningggg 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐

  23. I hope I will get a reply since this post is more than 2 yrs old. I have bought this foundation in NC 25. MUA tried NC 30 on me first and I felt its better and more natural but she said that it will turn a little dark later on. Then she tried NC 25 which I felt was ok as wasn’t that natural. Is it true that foundation gets darker after some time ?

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