MAC Studio Fix Foundation Swatches (liquid and powder)

Right now at MAC, you can purchase either the Studio Fix Fluid or Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation for $25 until 3:00 am EST on 9/21/2020. Studio Fix Fluid comes in 63 shades and Studio Fix Powder comes in 53 shades, making it one of the best shade ranges on the market. I wanted to share some swatches for anyone that might want to take advantage of this deal.

Studio Fix Fluid

MAC Studio Fix Fluid (C8, NC45)
MAC Studio Fix Fluid in C8 and NC45

I’m sure I’m one of the last makeup-wearing people to try the iconic MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation. I always avoided trying it out because of the SPF 15 and the promise of a matte finish. My curiosity finally got the best of me, and surprisingly I ended up liking it. C8 is a better color match for me, NC45 is too red-orange when applied all over my face. For reference, my best shade matches are Estee Lauder Double Wear 5W1 Bronze (winter) and 5W1.5 Cinnamon (summer).

MAC Studio Fix Fluid in C8 and NC45 Swatches
MAC Studio Fix Fluid in C8 and NC45

I haven’t used studio fix fluid very much yet, but so far it is easy to apply. I only apply a small amount, just enough to get medium coverage. I was surprised by how skin like it looked and that it didn’t cling to any dry areas of my face. The finish was a natural matte for me, but not drying on my skin. The foundation did feel slightly tacky after drying down; so I set it with a light layer of powder.

Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation

MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation in C6
MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation in C6
MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation in C7
MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation in C7
MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation in NC50 Sample
MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation in NC50 Sample

The Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation is a formula I’m very familiar with and have been using for years. I do have dry skin and somehow still manage to get away using this as a powder foundation. I do not use it to set other foundations although you can use it that way.

MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation C6, C7, NC50 Swatches
MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation C6, C7, NC50

Shade C7 works for me during most times of the year, but I have used shade NC45 in the past with no issues. I do think MAC tries to get the shades as close in the different formulas as they can, but sometimes they are a little off.

Do you use any of the MAC Studio Fix Foundations? Let me know how they work for you in the comment section below.

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