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MAC Studio Fix Foundation || A Dry Skin Girl's Opinion

MAC Studio Fix Foundation


Until recently, I was yet to try any of MAC's foundations, so I was very excited to try Studio Fix, one of MAC's most popular foundations. Being a full coverage, natural matte finish, I was interested to see how this would go with my dry skin. So if you are interested in hearing about how it works with dry skin, then you're at the right place!

For those of you who have never heard of MAC's iconic Studio Fix Fluid* A modern foundation that combines a natural matte finish and medium to full buildable coverage with broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 15/PA++ protection. As someone with dry skin, I don't tend to go for matte finish foundations, but with how everyone raves about this foundation, I couldn't say no.

If you have oily skin and want a different opinion on how this foundation goes, then head over to read Sam's post at She Writes About It.

Now, let me say one thing. If your skin is as dry as mine and you use Studio Fix without properly preparing your skin, you probably won't end up with a great result. Studio Fix can work great on well prepared skin, but will cling to all your dry patches if you don't.

The Studio Fix foundation is a really lightweight, quite runny formula. It blends into the skin and has really good coverage though.It has SPF 15 in it as well, which is always a bonus for me!


MAC Prep+Prime Moisture Infusion Serum


So what do I do to prepare my skin for Studio Fix? Always start with skincare. If I am going to wearing Studio Fix, I need to finish my skincare routine with a slightly thicker, more hydrating moisturiser. Something that is going to ensure that moisture stays in my skin. Lightweight and gel moisturisers are often my go-to in the morning, however on a Studio Fix day, these won't cut it and I need something with a little bit more hydration. As I primer I opt for the Prep + Prime Moisture Infusion Serum*. This is not a thick serum, but rather a really lightweight primer that just helps give your skin that little bit of extra hydration, leaving it looking smooth and ready for foundation. 



You can apply the foundation in whatever way works best for you. If brushes work best, then go for it, or if fingers are your jam, you can do that too! For me I find it easiest, then go for it! For me, I find using a damp sponge or Beauty Blender the easiest way to get a smooth and even application. My next big tip with buying this foundation is to buy the pump to use in the bottle as well. That extra $10 will make your life so much easier, I promise!

This foundation is a medium to full coverage, so I often find that unless I have really bad spots, I don't really need a concealer over the top (except under my eyes). To set, I just spray a little bit of Fix+* spray. I also spray this through the day when my skin is feeling a bit too matte and dry. It just helps to get a little bit of moisture into my skin. 



MAC Prep+Prime Fix+ Spray


MAC Soft and Gentle Mineralise Skinfinish


To finish my look I just sweep a bit of Soft and Gentle Mineralise Skinfinish* on my cheeks for a warm glow and a touch of highlight as well.

What's the verdict of this foundation for dry skin? Again, as I said earlier, it's really important to make sure you prep your skin correctly before applying this foundation. It can be a great, long lasting foundation that will sit nicely on the skin, as long as you prep your skin right first. It is a matte foundation, so you won't get a dewy finish. It can sit in dry patches of your skin if you have it on for a long period of time, but I have actually been quite impressed with how well it lasts. I do find if I am having a particularly dry skin day, or a really bad skin day this foundation isn't the best option. It's also not my every day foundation choice, but if I'm going to an event or out for a special dinner or something that I just want a little bit more make up for, this foundation is fantastic!  

Here is a photo of my skin after a couple of hours of wearing the Studio Fix. As you can tell, the coverage is amazing! I am not wearing any concealer and it covers all my spots really well. It has started to go a little dry in the middle of my forehead and around my nose, but otherwise it is still looking really good!


MAC Studio Fix Foundation


You can grab the Studio Fix Fluid here for $50. I wear the shade NW10 (because I am very pale), but they have over 40 shades to choose from, so I am sure that you will find one that suits your skin tone perfectly!




Again, if you have oily skin and want a different opinion on how this foundation goes, then head over to read Sam's post at She Writes About It.


MAC Studio Fix Foundation Pinterest













*DISCLAIMER – Although this product was sent for me to trial and review, all views and opinions are 100% honest. All opinions are based purely from my own experiences. The Life of Laura is not by a professional or expert. Please do not confuse my opinions with professional advice.

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