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MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation

A one-step powder and foundation that provides a matte texture with medium coverage.
Average Customer Rating:
4.617 out of 5
4.6
 out of 
5
(371 Reviews) 368
11 out of 12(92%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation
Review 1 for Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation
Date:05 05 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
All time fav
Tags +Long wearing, Buildable
This is the best Mac product. A MUST have for makeup artist. I have tried almost all the top face powders on the market but I always get back to my Studio fix. it covers beautifully. This product is useable for everybody, if you are like me and don't prefer powdery finish just spray little fix plus or charged water after the application. It is a full coverage powder and good for special events. I personally don't use it everyday unless I am just using it alone on my face. It will cover every single spot on your face but a good product requires a good tool. Use a right tool for desired result. I have heard people complaining. if a product doesn't work for you there could be my reason such as skin texture, skin tone, skin type, the tools used with the product. I have came across only few young ladies having issues with this product. If you are a teenager and using heavy duty foundation then you don't need this product.A full coverage is not needed every single day. Since it is full coverage, it works great with medium coverage foundation or use alone. A daily heavy duty coverage would clog your pores and you will ended up with skin problems, if you are not exfoliating or taking good care of your skin, you might experience clogged pores. Any full coverage product should be used carefully for the best results and healthy skin.
+270points
292of 314found this review helpful.
 / California
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 2 for Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation
Date:05 10 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
My Go-To, On-the-Run Foundation Powder!
Tags +Long wearing, Buildable
I <3 this powder foundation. I have never ever...EVER...tried powder foundations until I came across this wonder. I read so many reviews and thoughts on this beauty product and I'm glad I decided to buy it and test it out. It's been a few years since then and I am still loving it..still reaching for it... for my go-to, on-the-run makeup days where I'm in a hurry and I have errands to do and can't make my face in front of the mirror for an hour and a half. I love this powder foundation. Coverage wise, for me, I would say this would be perfectly medium. Since it is powder form, I would not advise in slathering this on for a FULLER coverage type of look. You're just going to make yourself look too cakey. But if you do go overboard, spray some Fix + and you're good to go. I have very sensitive skin, oily to combination skin in spring/summer and dry to combination skin in winter/fall. This has not broken me out at all.
High points are that it lasts all day for me, has medium coverage, is matte and feels light on my face.
Low points: It does not have good oil absorbing or good oil controlling properties at all. But then again, I'm on the oilier side. It is NOT full coverage.
So for me all in all, this product is a win/win hands down!
+62points
71of 80found this review helpful.
 / New Hyde Park, NY
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 3 for Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation
Date:05 24 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great for lazy days, summer, and oily MAC lovers!
Tags +Long wearing, Oil control, Buildable, oily skin, coverage lovers, lazy days
I love this stuff! If I ever have a day where I can't stand to put on liquid foundation because I'm just too tired or not in the mood, my Studio Fix powder comes to the rescue. I'll moisturize, prime, apply concealer, and then finish off my whole face with this powder. It makes me look flawless!
The coverage of this is something that you can only marvel at if you see it in-person or on your own skin. It's shocking how pigmented this product truly is. A little goes a long way, it blends beautifully, yet it sticks in place like a warrior. However, it can emphasize under-eye wrinkles, so use it sparingly in those areas.
NOTE: This powder looks much better after spritzing Fix+ on your face. It's POWDER, so obviously it's going to give a powdery finish. If you like coverage but not a powdery finish, definitely use some Fix+ to help you out. The two love each other!
I keep this in my pocket every day to use as a touch-up powder. I have very oily skin, and at the midpoint of my day, I'll blot my skin with a blotting sheet and then apply this powder to make sure my coverage isn't going anywhere. It works really well for this, and I couldn't imagine any other product to deliver the same results! Thank you MAC!♥
+93points
102of 111found this review helpful.
 / Rochester, NY
Review 4 for Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation
Date:03 12 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Porcelain Skin!
Tags +Long wearing, Oil control, Buildable, everyday, coverage, flawless skin
My mom has always judged me for wearing makeup and having the cake face (from drugstore makeup) and once I put this powder on she said "wow, you look like a porcelain doll! your skin is flawless!" and it just melted my heart because she never says anything positive about me. This powder is a foundation! do not apply tooooo much otherwise it will cake. I love this and will continue to repurchase.
Also, alot of people say the sponge is worthless when in actuality it covered my pores better than a brush! I say keep it and do not toss! it is a useful little sponge :)
+176points
192of 208found this review helpful.
 / San Diego
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 5 for Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation
Date:07 24 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Long hours call for long-lasting
Tags +Oil control, Long wearing, Buildable, for no-fuss gals of all ages and skin types
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.
+185points
193of 201found this review helpful.
 / Southern California
Review 6 for Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation
Date:04 05 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Studio Fix Foundation Compact
Tags +Long wearing, Oil control, Buildable, adding radiance to skin, evening out blotchy skin, flawless makeup
This is the Bomb!!!!!! I have been wearing studio fix (NW45) for well over 14 years and I love it. I use it with my studio finish concealer in NW45, peach lustre and bright forecast prep & prime highlighter pens for a flawless finish with my 134,138,150 or 187 brush. Then fix+ it (2 sprays) to set studio fix before setting my entire look with my MSFN in dark. My coworkers often compliment me on how pretty my makeup look. I have combo skin with semi-oliy t-zone. I carry my blot powder with me for touch-ups. My makeup lasts wkith my studio fix for well over 11 hours. I like the 134 or 138 the best to apply my studio fix but if these brushes are not dry, then of course its 150 or 187. If you have oily skin, you should definitely give this a try. Stay Faceful Ladies!!!!!
+94points
109of 124found this review helpful.
 / Chicago
Product Purchase: MAC Store
Review 7 for Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation
Date:11 11 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tags +Oil control, Long wearing, Buildable
My dermatologist recommended this powder to me. My skin is very sensitive and ance prone. I have never found a better product for my skin. I will no longer use a heavy liquid foundation on my face. This powder gives the perfect amount of coverage without looking caky or heavy and it helps to control the oil on my skin throughout the day. I get so many compliments on my skin and it looks so much healthier. I love this product!
+34points
34of 34found this review helpful.
 / Boise
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 8 for Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation
Date:01 17 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Airbrushed finish
Tags +setting liquid foundation long-wearing
I just purchased this product and I love it! I have dry skin so i use a liquid foundation. However, i use this powder foundation to set it all over and it looks so airbrushed! I didnt experience any "cakeyness" by layering the two. Although you might if your liquid foundation is full coverage and heavy. It just makes my skin look flawless.
+61points
68of 75found this review helpful.
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 9 for Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation
Date:03 11 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
My go to Foundation
Tags +Oil control, Buildable
Im a young African American woman and I use this foundation in the shade C6. I tried NC previously when I was matched at the MAC counter by a makeup artist but the NC undertone was way too orange for my skin . My skins undertone is more of a pure golden yellow with no red. At first I didn't think MAC had a foundation color for me since I went to several counters and was recommended the NC each time but after a few hours wear it always turned orange on me. I was elated when a friend told me about the C color range. I went to the store asked specifically to be matched in the C range and even the makeup artist commented how perfect it was for me. C6 is a awesome match for me. I also love the powder formula as my skin tends to be oily this does a good job of controlling oil. My skin looks flawless I get quite a few compliments on how "flawless" my skin is while wearing this. I gave this foundation a five because it is the most perfect foundation I have found for me and believe me I have tried so many.
+41points
46of 51found this review helpful.
 / Maryland
Review 10 for Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation
Date:07 12 2013
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good Powder! Love it!!
Tags +Long wearing, Oil control
This is a fantastic powder! One of the best I've ever tried. It's light and lasts all day for me. I have really sensitive combination acne-prone skin and this does NOT break me out AT ALL! I've heard others complain that it does and it really just depends on your skin. Some will take it and some won't but my skin is really thin and sensitive and this doesn't cause it any issues. It also controls my oily complexion well too and keeps my face matte and shine-less all day, but looking natural at the same time. The only thing I'm not too happy with about this is that the coverage is light to medium. It's not as heavy as it claims. It will not cover large blemishes or freckles. My shade is in NC35 which fits it perfectly but I guess if you want good coverage you'd have to get it a shade darker for it to cover well. It's also not that buildable. Therefore this doesn't seem like much of a foundation but as a light powder it's phenomenal. Great for those who wants light & natural looking coverage. Thanks MAC!
+48points
58of 68found this review helpful.
 / Maryland
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 11 for Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation
Date:10 03 2010
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best Powder/Foundation on the Market
Tags +Oil control, Long wearing, Buildable, foundation or to set foundation
Absolutely love this product. Have tried many powder/foundation combinations over the years and the Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation is by far the best. I use this as a foundation when I want light to medium coverage. When I need more coverage, I use this to set my foundation. I live in Mississippi where the humidity is very high during the summer and this product stays on and doesn't melt off your face. It also gives you a flawless finish.
I also struggle with adult acne and find it doesn't clog my pores as other products have. One of my BFFs recommended this product to me a year ago and I would highly recommend it especially to anyone living in the South.
+25points
26of 27found this review helpful.
 / Mississippi
Review 12 for Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation
Date:09 30 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Almost 10 years
Tags +Long wearing, Oil control, Buildable, Full Coverage
I've been wearing this powder for about 10 years now and I will never use anything else. It's the best! I love that I only have to buy this once a year. I use a brush to apply and for $27 I get an entire year's worth of powder foundation!
+25points
26of 27found this review helpful.
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 13 for Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation
Date:08 19 2011
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Best Thing Ever
Tags +Oil control, Long wearing, Buildable, first time users
I am a dark african american woman and I love this product. I have alot of dark spots on my face and the powder covers it right up. It last all day for me and several hours in the hot richmond sun. i have an oily t zone and it really helps control my skin from becoming shiny. I rarely feel the need to touch up at most I will touch up once every 6 hours. This product works amazing when used with the prep and prime primer. The only down side that is also an upside is that it doesn't wash off easily
+16points
16of 16found this review helpful.
 / Richmond
Review 14 for Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation
Date:01 13 2014
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Stuff!
Tags +Long wearing, Oil control
I started using this foundation about a year ago and now i can't find a better product than this one. It is great for oily skin and lasts all day. You get the perfect coverage for your face without looking cakey. I love it and recommend it 100%
+32points
38of 44found this review helpful.
 / Nogales, AZ
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 15 for Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation
Date:11 23 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
What good hasn't been said already?
Tags +Long wearing, Buildable
Nothing about this product is bad. Well, maybe they could double the amount and take out the useless sponge. Seriously, don't use that thing more than once. The oil and dirt on your face will get trapped on that sponge, and you'll be rubbing it back into your face whenever you use it. It also builds up on the powder and makes that gross, dried, glossy thing on top of the powder (actually I'm not sure if MAC products even do that, I know drugstore ones do though). Get a brush, or a bag of clean applicators. Worth it.
Another possible con for me: I have a very oily t-zone, and this does nothing for it. I just have to use a blotting sheet and touch up with this. It isn't really a big deal since nothing ever works for my t-zone anyway, so I feel no need to deduct a point. Also, this wasn't made for a specific skin-type, so I have no expectations as far as oil control & moisturizing go.
Love this!
+24points
28of 32found this review helpful.
 / CA
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 16 for Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation
Date:02 26 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
A Great Product!
Tags +Moisturizing, Long wearing, Oil control, Buildable, light coverage, medium coverage, maximum coverage
I am a young African American female and my skin is very oily especially in the t-zone area. I tried numerous brands of foundation and nothing seemed to work. This foundation is great! I also use the MAC Oil Control underneath this foundation and the MAC Pressed Blot Powder over top. These three products work together great! I would recommend this to anybody!
+12points
12of 12found this review helpful.
 / Delaware
Review 17 for Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation
Date:01 25 2015
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
favorite
Tags +Long wearing, Oil control, coverage
studio fix powder plus foundation is the only powder-pac i use... It's better than any other out there!
+6points
8of 10found this review helpful.
 / RSM, CA
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com
Review 18 for Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation
Date:03 28 2011
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Works Wonders for Very Oily Skin!!!
Tags +Oil control, Long wearing, Buildable, medium coverage very oily skin
I am an African American female with very oily skin. I've tried Studio Fix Fluid but it is way too greasy. Today I went to my local MAC counter and tried on the Studio Fix powder. My color is NW43 and it looks great on my skin; it doesn't make my face look dry or ashy. The powder stayed on my skin until I washed it off, 7 hours later. When I was at the counter I also had some eyeshadow put on (Deep Truth) and it was long lasting, even without a primer. This powder is now my foundation staple.
+10points
10of 10found this review helpful.
 / Atlanta, GA
Review 19 for Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation
Date:04 18 2015
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Best Powder Foundation
Tags +Buildable, all skin types / oily acne prone
Offers velvety smooth skin. I always get asked what makeup I'm wearing when I use my Studio Fix powder because it makes my skin look so smooth. I use it when I don't want to hassle with liquid foundation. All you need is a good buffing brush and this stuff blends in seamlessly. Agree with the other reviewers, if you don't like a powdery look, spritz with Fix+ and you've got perfect skin. Only downfall for me is the lack of oil control. I tend to get shiny after a few hours. Good thing is though that you can re-apply this stuff and it won't look cakey. Love!
+2points
2of 2found this review helpful.
 / bay area
Product Purchase: Department Store
Review 20 for Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation
Date:09 06 2012
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The Perfect Powder for Pale Skin
Tags +Long wearing, Oil control, Buildable
I was a bit skeptical to try this product at first, only because I am the palest person in existence and I can NEVER find a shade that is light enough for me. I tried both the Studio Fix Fluid foundation AND the Matchmaster foundation, and even the lightest shade they had was about 10 times darker than my skin color. It left my complexion looking terrible, like I had fallen into a puddle of mud -- all thanks to my extremely fair skin. Not to say that the fluid foundations are necessarily bad products. I just wish that MAC would expand their color selection to suit people of a much fairer skin tone.. But once I tried this powder, it was a dream come true! At first I doubted the color would be light enough for me, since even the lightest shades of powder they had still looked much darker than my skin.. But it went on smoothly and flawlessly -- without making me look like I was wearing a dark mask! I was truly impressed; it appeared as though I wasn't wearing any makeup at all. Very skin-like and natural. I would definitely recommend this product to any extremely fair-skinned girls such as myself. After many years of searching, I think I've finally found the perfect foundation for my pale skin! Thank you, MAC! <3
+6points
7of 8found this review helpful.
 / South Carolina
Product Purchase: maccosmetics.com