Mac Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation Review

I have always been partial to anything one step, which is probably what first attracted me towards Mac Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation. Although I was pretty happy with Revlon Colorstay liquid foundation, after a while I got too lazy with the way I have to apply it on my face. After reading reviews of happy Mac Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation users, I knew I just had to try it for myself.


After more than a month of using Mac Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation, I can say this much, there is no looking back for Kikay Corner. I loved it that much! Dear readers know that I have always been partial towards organic products and I know the ingredients of this product aren’t exactly organic,  but as long as I don’t find anything that would top Mac’s performance on my skin, I do not think there is a reason for me to try anything else.

The very first thing that I noticed from my first use is that I do not get the same blotchy spots on my nose, much like that of freckles that I thought suddenly surfaced right from the time I started using Revlon Colorstay. So that alone affirms my switch.

Let’s scrutinize this wonder foundation some more. It sells for P1,600 locally and $26 over the internet. It can come in pricey, that’s true. But with the benefits that I have yet experienced with no other foundation I have tried before, that alone makes it so worth it. Here’s what Mac has to say about Mac Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation:

“Studio Fix is a powder and foundation in one that combines good coverage with ease of application. Designed to be used dry, the powder and pigments create a matte, velvety texture. It contains Silica, which helps to maintain a matte finish by absorbing oils on the skin, as well as Talc to provide a smoother, less reflective, matte finish. The talc has been milled to a microscopic size to provide a beautiful texture while allowing the skin to breathe. This product is long-wearing. It is available in a wide range of colours. It can be applied with a brush, sponge, or a powder puff.”


I got the Mac Studio Fix in NC35. At first I actually got double minded about it because of its sponge applicator. You can actually use brush with this, but I’m not big on brushes, so with my inclination towards comfort and ease, it will have to be the sponge for me. But sponges attract microbes and that I don’t like. Hmmm… this got me thinking. But then again, with my washing the sponge applicator every so often and getting it replaced, and again with the excellent performance of Mac Studio Fix on my skin, it shouldn’t be much of an issue.

This foundation applies so evenly on my face that I hardly have any use for a concealer anymore. It is really that good. Although Raymond, the Mac representative who accommodated me in Rockwell branch, discouraged the reapplication for possibility of the product caking on the skin, I did not experience such issues to date. Another big thing about Mac Studio Fix is I actually feel I’m not wearing any foundation at all. It feels so surprisingly light unlike any other foundations I have tried in the past. Also, I have not experienced any irritations so far. I always make sure to write a review about a beauty product at least a month from I first used it and I have used Mac Studio Fix for more than a month now. No break outs, no irritations whatsoever!  It is like finally meeting the perfect foundation for my skin!

Allow me to sum up the things I like about Mac Studio Fix:

  • It has yellow undertones that is perfect for Asian skin.
  • It is hygienic. It has a dedicated compartment at the bottom of the powder.
  • Sleek compact design is classy.
  • Provides a flawless coverage that I hardly need to use a concealer.
  • No caking even after reapplication.

Local Mac outlets can be found in Powerplant Mall, Shangri-la Mall, SM Mall of Asia, Glorietta 3 and Rustan’s.


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