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Mac Studio Tech foundation - Truely tech ;)

So I’ve had a little foundation crises due to huge delays in post (arrghh!) and hence had to buy a foundation asap! I went to Mac and the MA suggested Studio Tech for full coverage.

I’ve not been a huge fan of Mac Foundations as I have tried Mineralize Satinfinish foundation in the past and have ended up looking like a disco ball. So I decided not to lean towards liquid foundation this time and get something cream based.

The amazing stuff

I don’t know why so many people hate or stay away from Studio Tech coz this stuff is actually awesome! Mac’s bestest(!) foundation till date I would have to say. I have normal/dry skin so this did not break me out like many other Mac foundations do.

It is super full coverage and effectively covers every blemish/discoloration on your skin without the need of a concealer (You would need concealer for your undereyes ofcourse). It is quite thick in its formulation however what I believe is the difference lies in how you apply it.

I apply it with a flexible foundation brush from M & S autograph range and due to its flexibility the foundation is applied very lightly on the skin.

I found that you could build the coverage gradually w/o it looking cakey. In fact due to its cream formulation it’s the easiest foundation to apply as it glides on uber smooth. This could have a potential downside as the cream can slide of your skin if proper base is not used. Surprisingly it even feels very light and seems to melt into my skin.

It does not exaggerate pores or fine lines and would be amazing for people with dry to normal skin. Also the color range in this foundation is brilliant! I found NC32 to be my exact match :D

The ‘not so amazing’ stuff

The foundation gives a gorgeous dewy luminous effect, somewhat semi-matte - which actually needs quite a lot of powder on top to be mattified (Is that good or bad?). What I did not like about the foundation was that it does not have incredible staying power if not finished with powder on top. Also it can end up making your t-zone look slightly shiny after a few hours – hence powder touch-ups required!

Moreover, the product is only 10 grams for a whopping £22! This could be a possible downside coz mine already seems to have hit pan in a month :S Liquid and mineral powder foundations do last much longer.

Overall – 4 on 5! – for effectiveness, full coverage and perfect color match :D

Would surely repurchase if I wasn’t a student :p
xLovelyMakeupx said...

i have been wanting to try it but didnt want to spend the money since not a lot of reviews are out there. thanks for yours =]

*Dainty*Dollymix* said...

Great review hun! Never used a cream based foundation so may need to look into it!


Amanda A. Ebokosia said...

Thanks for the wonderful review. I have the Mac Studio Fix powder foundation-- It works well for me.

Cupcake Unicorn said...

I am using this at the moment as well and I love it. I think it is best for dry skin because of its staying power which suits me. I wish it wasn't so expensive. I have found a dupe from The Body Shop in their Flawless Skin Protecting Foundation SPF25.

The Beautifier said...

Hey cool review girl! I am currently using the revlon foundation and mac studio fix, I mix them together for an amazing coverage! I am planning on investing in the face and body from MAC, as its supposed to fit as a foundation
for HD purpose xoxo

Sheefa F said...

@ The Beautifier - I always wanted to try face and body from MAC! Do let us know how it turns out hun =)

Nicole said...

i forgot about this stuff!!! i wanted to try this the beginning of the school year but went with revlon instead (hate it now :))

great review, must keep this in mind next time i buy foundation

Cynthia Z said...

Hey..great review! I guess it's perfect for dry flaky skin then. My skin is getting so dry n moody as the winter is approaching. Might check this out next time i'm in Mac

Monique said...

I'll definitely check this out on my next trip to MAC! :-)

Anonymous said...

ooh i think i'm gonna try it...studio fix fluid has lost it for me! the colors don't match my skin tone!!

Computergirl said...

Thanks for this post Shifa!

I gave you the 'Your blog is better than Ice-cream' award so hop over to www.computergirl2007.blogspot.com to see the award!

Emma :)

** raspcherry .. said...

Great review ,I love this foundation also, I call it my lazy girl foundation, check out my reviews on several MAC foundations!

Zara said...

Hey i agree with raspcherry its my lazyday foundation.. like just popping out! great review.. Am new to the blog circuit so hope you will come by and say hi :)

lots of love Zara





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