Back in September, while on holidays in Cork I picked up my first ever MAC Foundation! I know I was meant to review it back then especially as some of you asked, but between one thing or another I never got round to it (sorry!).
I was colour matched in store to NW13 for my pale skin, and then after a discussion about my dry skin and oily t-zone the MAC Studio Fix Fluid was chosen for me.
Well I have to say this is my holy grail of foundations. The colour match NW13 is perfect with a pink undertone (I always struggle to find that pink undertone at the pharmacy stands). The foundation is medium coverage but buildable to full coverage with a lovely natural matte finish which does not look flat at all.
Another problem that I can have with foundations is longevity, but even without a primer or setting spray the Studio Fix Fluid locks in for the day, so that is definitely a bonus point for me.
As with all foundations I was worried about how it would suit my skin and when I bought this last year my skin was dry but had an oily t-zone. The foundation didn't cling to the dry patches and it soaked up any oiliness around the t-zone. There is a strong smell of this foundation but this didn't cause me any problems to my sensitive skin and once applied the smell doesn't linger. My skin has recently changed to really dry with no oiliness, but once my skin is prepped with a really good moisturiser and I use my Real Techniques Sponge to apply I'm good to go.
This foundation performs just the way I want it and now that I have scraped the last of the foundation out of the gorgeous glass bottle I really need to order more! You have the added bonus of having an SPF 15 in it which is great and with its specially treated micronized pigments and soft focus powders this certainly smooths out my skin and covers any imperfections.
The foundation is €31.50 and you have to buy a pump separately at €5.50. It is expensive but for me this is worth it and definitely a treat. A little goes a long way to get the coverage I like so this does last me.
What's your holy grail foundation? Let me know!