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MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation NC 41 Review,Swatch,Photos
I am going to share one of my top favorite foundation for summers primarily though I love to play out with this whole year around. This is my first MAC foundation and holds special place in my heart and vanity. I precisely remember buying this from MAC Store,Select City Walk,New Delhi. Initially MAC SA was more keen to give me darker shade and was really miffed on me asking to test on more shades. Eventually we broke the ice and were able to nail down NC 41 as the best shade that compliments my skin tone. Even then ,all my way back to chandigarh , I kept telling myself that I got the wrong shade. I always felt that NC41 highlights yellow undertones of my skin but with few tricks and practice ,I got to learn to create perfect base for my makeup using MAC Studio Fix Fluid.This foundation is formulated for oily and combination skin but it fares well on my combination dry skin.
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Price: 2280 INR + 800 INR for 30ml ( Bought from MAC Store,Select City Walk,New Delhi)
Vanilla on MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation NC 41
MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation NC 41 Review
MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation is packaged in a 30ml glass bottle with rubberized matte twist open lid. I was not thrilled with packaging as I love my liquid foundations with pump. So I bought separate pump worth 800 INR (also fell prey to MAC money making ruse). As I am using this foundation with pump right from beginning , I have lost the black lid in house shifting somewhere. (Therefore in pictures on blog, Foundation bottle is with pump ) Pump has its own open/close mechanism which make the packaging travel safe and spillage proof.
As name indicates,it has fluid like consistency. Texture is neither gooey creamy nor watery runny. It has faint indistinguishable scent which is not overpowering .It is only while applying that fragrance is palpable and it does not linger thereafter.I am in shade NC 41 .
1.Without any base 2. One layer of MAC Studio Fix Fluid 3. Two layers of MAC Studio Fix Fluid
MAC Studio Fix Fluid is a medium to high coverage foundation which spreads easily on my skin and blends well. I usually wear this foundation with Real Techniques Buffing Brush.But when I layer it for better coverage, I usually apply it with The Body Shop Foundation Brush and then keep buffing in the product with RT Buffing brush between/after layers. As you can see in the pictures above , In first layer it adds uniformity to my complexion and cancels out redness. I don’t get much concealing on my blemishes. After second layer, it completely evens out my complexion, hides minor imperfections, cover up the pores and add luminous finish to my face.As evident from the demonstration above, Foundation has build able texture and does not look cakey on layering.
This foundation as claimed by MAC ,it gives matte finish but not flat out matte. I rather find it imparting it healthy luminous sheen to my complexion with overall matte effect.It has SPF 15 which makes it good day wear foundation. It photographs sharp and does not cast white spell on flash photography. Also MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation does not oxides. I usually set it up wit MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Medium. I have combination dry skin. This foundation does not dry me out and wears very comfortable for 8+ hours.It does transfer slightly though on my android screen. Foundation does not look patchy on fading.
VANILLA RATINGS 9/10
MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation is my Holy Grail Foundation. I get a smooth and flawless luminous yet matte complexion with it . Texture is conducive for easy spread and flawless blending. However,foundation sets up fast so the right technique is to apply and blend in smaller sections rather than dotting entire face and blending at once. It visibly blurs out pores and cancel out redness on one go.No doubt it is expensive but if you get the right shade , the investment with this foundation is worth hitting pot. It fares well on my combination dry skin ,however I feel that oily skin girls have to touch up frequently as layering foundation can cause t-zone prominence after sometime. This foundation does not break me out and comes with SPF 15 !!Highly recommend for bridal trousseau /medium to high coverage foundation seekers.
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