Rated 4.57 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Long hours call for long-lasting
I'm a nurse, and work very long hours with no time to use the bathroom, let alone "touch up" my makeup. Since this is a powder plus foundation, all I use underneath it is a light moisturizer and apply this for all day coverage that will last through a 12-14 hour shift no problem. I have been using this product for over 15 years now, and am more in love with it now than ever before. In my teens it gave me a flawless face for an uneven skin tone, in my 20's, it diffused the light to hide imperfections and blemishes. Now in my 30's it soften's those fine lines starting to appear and my large, overworked pores are practically invisible. The sun damage surfacing as well as the occasional blemish are completely gone, leaving a smooth, flawless finish and gorgeously even skintone. My 67 year old mother has also been using this for about 10 years now and she always looks flawless. It always does such a good job on her aging skin and never looks heavy or "made-up".
My skin changes with the seasons, and with age. I've gone from oily to dry and back again a hundred times over with problem issues in between, and this stuff always meets and exceeds the challenges I throw at it. It works for summer or winter, in that respect the only thing that changes with the season is my moisturizer. I have tried others like Studio Tech and Mineralize, and always come back to this.
One thing that people should know, it's what you put underneath this makeup that can make it or break it. If your skin is dry, you need a heavier moistuizer anyway and should be exfoliating. Do this, and this product will never "flake" on you. If your skin is oily, you need a sheer, oil-controlling moisturizer or prep for your skin.
This is the best coverage I have found that looks natural and never cakey. I use the sponge that comes with it for an easy, every day, all-over application. But for more buildable coverage, use a brush, I love the 187 brush for this. For softer more sheer coverage, use the 167 brush.
Most Helpful Critical Review Great for young skin, not 35+
When I was in my teens and twenties this made my skin look matte and flawless! I loved it! I always got complimented on my skin.
But as I aged (35+) and my skin got less radiant, started getting fine lines, this product settles into all of the fine lines, soaks into your under eyes creases and looks blotchy.
In conclusion,if you have young radiant skin this heavy coverage product may look awesome; however, if you're 35+ I recommend something like "Next to Nothing" over a liquid foundation or B.B. cream instead.
Reviewed by 1314 customers Stays in place all day
Kim from Minneapolis
I finally made the jump to powder from liquid foundation. I'm so happy I went with MAC. It stays put all day - even with wearing a mask 90% of my day. Sweat proof (I have fairly physical jobs) And all around just blurs things and blends so nicely.
Other powder foundations I've tried in the past typically wear off quickly and start to look cakey, and my acne scars/redness start becoming way more noticeable than I'd prefer, and this powder is my solution.
Definitely moisturize before using.
I've used this for years!
Tránique from Metairie, LA
I used this for full coverage when I do a full face. This is heavy for everyday use in my opinion. It's a must have in my beauty bag.
Blue from Fulton Mississippi
I absolutely love this product
match to my skin shade
Momtahina from Queens, NY
so pigmented and lightweight..perfectly match with my skin color
Nany from San Diego
I used a lot Mac and never I have a problem with my powder and I'll try this and my skin looks horrible I don't know if they change the formula or what is happening
I would buy this again and again.
Casey the catfish from Baltimore md
It's literally the best makeup I own.
Am I the only one??
Nicole C. from FL
With such great reviews I was excited to try this. There were plenty of positive points...I found a nicely matching shade, and it gives full coverage very quickly. Unfortunately none of that matters because within hours, my face broke out in a way that it hasn't since I was a teenager. It was horrible, all over my face and painful. Just to be sure that it wasn't a different product, I waited for my skin to clear up. Then I applied it on just one area...later that day a patch of acne popped up, only in that spot. Such a disappointment from a brand I normally like!
Alexis from Ohio
I love this product. I have rosacea and i don't like to wear a lot of heavy makeup, I like my skin, but just wanted something light to cover my redness. This is super fast and easy to apply because it is a powder. I love love love. Would highly recommend!!!
I will never stop purchasing this product! 🥰
Elisha from Denver Co
ADDICTED! It's that simple! I will never use any other powder!
Favorite powder foundation
Faye from Boise
This is the only one I use. Great long lasting cover!
holigrrrl from Sophia, NC
I love every MAC cosmetic I have used. I had never used one of their foundation products. This was on sale so I decided to try it. I have super oily skin, so I thought this might be perfect. I was SOOOO wrong. This stuff makes me look dead. Literally. It is so flat & heavy that it looks like a full, lifeless mask. And I'm 42, so I have some fine lines. This absolutely magnifies them. So totally disappointed by this product.
LOVE. Exactly what I needed.
Tawni from Albuquerque
I never take the time to right a review. But this MAC foundation is phenomenal and exactly what I was looking for.
I don't like the feeling of a ton of product on my skin so for a long time I just didn't wear makeup. I was searching for a foundation powder that would give me an essentially one step routine and would feel/look light and easy. This foundation exceeded my expectations. It has totally cut down on getting ready time, but the coverage is surprising and the color match was perfect. I can't believe I haven't tried this before now! I did pair it with redness and pore blurring primers for a great look.
Forever in love with MAC !
Ayla from Tujunga ca
I love this powder ! It's goes on so nice and smooth
Audrey T from New York
I've tried many different foundations over the years and this is the best! It provides all day coverage and I've finally found the perfect shade to match my skin. Great quality! I've found my forever foundation.
No match to foundation
Rosey from Orlando, Fl
I accidently purchased NC50 instead of NC55. When I did purchase what I thought was the match to my fix plus liquid foundation, wasn't. It was much lighter and ashy. I'll just stick to the NC55 fix plus liquid foundation.
Snazzydaisy from Washington
Very easy to apply and get good coverage. Covered my red spots fast and beautifully
Amanda from Ocala, Florida
Coverage is great I use it with a real techniques foundation brush to apply. I had never tried Mac before so I wasn't sure what color I would be so I took a chance and used the ulta shade finder from the app by using the camera to view my skin tone and the color chosen worked perfect!
Studio fix powder foundation
Cat from Texas
I'm in search for a new foundation and this is not it. I will be returning this. It makes my face look cakey and dry.
I felt good about how I looked with Studio Fix Powder +
I don't have a nickname. from OK
I have used Studio Fix Powder + foundation when I go out on special occasions. I am not much of a make-up person, but this powder made me feel good about myself. I may start using it on a regular basis.
Considering the heat and wearing a mask, the make-up did come off a little onto my mask. That was disappointing, however it was just a little bit.
Overall, I am very pleased with the Studio Fix Powder plus foundation.
Beach bunny from Texas
I have been using this stuff since I was 15. I have tried other stuff, but I always come back to this. Great for oily girls!
SunnyGirl87 from LA
Perfect match for my skin tone. No pink! Yeah! No breakouts. I prefer light coverage so, dont know how this would be if you want a serious made up look?
Fell in love!
Sissy from Arizona
I have been trying different powder foundations and this is the first one I fell in love with! It's super easy to use, blend able and build able. It looks very natural and it's just takes seconds to apply! I'm extremely happy with my purchase! By the way I'm aging and have hyperpigmentation; it works great!
I love this stuff
Janiyah from Eagan, Minnesota
I use this every time on top of my foundation and it works amazing ! It gives me a smooth flawless finish :)
ANA from California
LASTS LONG AND SMELLS GOOD
Buyer Beware... from Columbia, SC
I normally use bareminerals foundation, but thought I would try something new that was also a powder. This was absolutely horrible! Within 3 days of use my whole face was covered in cystic acne and large clusters of pimples. I normally get a pimple here and there, but my face hasn't looked like this since I was a teenager. 0/10 would not recommend.