STUDIO MAC FIX POWDER PLUS FOUNDATION REVIEW- NC 41

Hi my birdies…
Today I will be reviewing Studio Mac Fix powder plus foundation from a well-known brand MAC Cosmetics. When we here the name of such a famous brand we feel that whatever product they make will be perfect and suitable for every skin type whether it is shade, color or texture of the product.
Price- INR 2290 for 15gm
MAC product description-
Medium Coverage, Matte Finish, Controls Oil
A one-step application of foundation and powder. Gives skin a smooth, flawless, all-matte, full-coverage finish. Long-wearing: lasts for up to eight hours. A real all-in-one. The choice of pros, and a longtime favorite of M∙A∙C fans. A one-step powder and foundation that gives skin a smooth, flawless, all-matte finish with medium to full coverage. Long-wearing, velvety texture allows skin to breathe.
MAC product key benefits and claims-
  • Long wearing, 8 hours
  • reduces appearance of pores
  • control oil and shine
  • non drying
  • for all skin types especially for oily skin
  • provides stay true color
  • non streaking
  • non settling
  • non caking
  • photo friendly
My experience with the MAC Studio Fix Powder plus Foundation product NC 41-
The product comes in black sturdy compact with a product name written on it. The packaging is simple and elegant also they have provided very nice locking system. When you open the compact the first thing you will notice that they have provided mirror which is very important while traveling. The second part come of the product the pressed compact which is opposite of mirror. The surprise section is beneath the product i.e. section three “a sponge”. All over they have very well segregated all the things properly inside the compact with a good secured lock which will hold the product from coming out or getting damaged which tends to be a travel friendly product.
The texture of the product is very creamy, soft and velvety. It is golden or yellow beige color for warm undertones. The sponge which they have provided is of good quality and it does not make any harsh lines on face while applying nor it hurts the skin. I have washed the sponge 2-3 times and must say that it has same elasticity when I have purchased. Being a medium coverage product I am using it on a daily basis as I usually don’t get time for the makeup routine in morning due to hectic schedule. So for me this is a time saver product. I have used Lakme compact, Oriflamme pressed powder, Maybelline pressed powder but my satisfaction ends here with this product.
When I have visited MAC store I had to struggle little for my shade as they have large variety of shades. I was confused with shade NC38 and NC 42 but I was lucky enough to find shade NC 41 which was perfect for me and it blended easily with my skin tone. It’s been almost 7 months for me using this product and I am very happy with it. Once you apply the product it gives you perfect finish on face and makes your skin look flawless. It set on the skin within few minutes and has a long lasting power (for me 6 -7 hours depending how much I touch my skin with fingers). I can claim that because I have experienced it. Mine is combination skin especially T zone area. This product mattyfies my skin and hold the oil and shine of the skin for up to 6 hours which is pretty sufficient. Sometimes you just have to go nearby mall not wanting to apply makeup on face that time this product can be the lifesaver.
When I applied the pressed powder with their provided sponge sometimes I felt that the product is too much on my face which is making it appear artificial/cakey. This product blends more beautifully with brush, so I mostly use powder brush to set the powder on face or concealer. I was also wonder to see that it is a photo friendly product which does not breakout while taking photo otherwise if your compact is not at all photo friendly it will end up ruining you photo (again a plus point). One more thing I got it clicked now that they have also launched MAC recycle program which means if your product is finished you can return them the empty compact and they will give you certain discounts on next product you buy which I really found as a nice idea to reuse and recycle the outside compact again.
Overall, I liked the product very much. It will satisfy oily skin type ladies up to an extent for the price they have paid. For working ladies you can blindly go with the product as it will give you flawless finish and can keep you face fresh till 6 hours. The product last up to 7 months on daily usage and again depends. The disadvantage I felt about MAC was it is pricey (can make deeper holes in pocket) and will also have to struggle with the perfect match shade.
Pros:
  • Travel friendly product
  • Stands on what they said- Non caking and non-drying
  • Photo friendly product
  • Easily bendable and get it settled on skin within few minutes
  • Stays upto 6-7 hours
  • Even out skin with flawless finish
  • Mattifyes oiliness and shine
  • Product last upto 7 months or depends on the usage.
Cons:
  • Not a budget friendly product
  • Have to struggle for perfect match or shade
  • sponge consumes the product much which leads to wastage of the same.
Will I purchase this product again?
Yes
TVB Rating- 4.3/5