MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation.

It has occurred to me that I have never posted about this MAC Studio Fix Powder plus Foundation. Pictured here is an NC15.

mac front

One of these days I will have consistent product photography.

mac back

I have to show you the back too, because obviously no one’s ever seen a MAC powder before.

What I loved about it:

Coverage. Coverage is amazing. When applied with a sponge it’s total full coverage, and honestly, at times I would skip the concealer, and it would do the job. Recently I started applying it with a brush, and the coverage is still good, though not as intense as when applied with a sponge.

mac sponge

Staying Power. I’d need to touch up my make-up in the T-zone in two-four hours, depending on how my skin’d be doing on that particular day, but cheeks, jaw line, and most of forehead would stay covered for 6-8 hours.

Scent. Rather, lack of it.

Longevity. I’d say for regular every day use it would’ve lasted me for about 6 months. The way I used it, it lasted about a year.

What was so-so:

Used without a primer or a good buffing technique, this thing accentuates pores remarkably.

Not so much a product itself as the shade selection fail – I’ve come to realise that I’m not an NC, but NW.

mac powder

I have this odd feeling that it might be… Not breaking me out exactly, but not doing many favours to my skin either.

Would I repurchase?

A hypothetical yes. MAC is not available in these dreary lands, so I’d need to rely on friends and relatives to bring it to me. I’d also go for the lightest NW, instead of NC15, as pictured here.