How are you’ll doing? Reviewing the cult favorite among most makeup junkies, makeup lovers and professional makeup artists as well, yes it is MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation Compact Powder. When you think of flawless smooth base makeup then It is this one. A perfect base makeup sums up the entire look. I prefer wearing a compact to hide my imperfections, to give a smooth finish to my skin and of course to give a mattified look as I live in a very hot & humid place . And to ace your base you do need a good compact foundation/ powder. Each product in MAC has different ranges according to the finish and each has a very good shade range.
It’s only in the recent past that brands have put an effort to include a wide range of shades. But that was never the case with MAC.MAC has always been the most inclusive brand. That’s why its such a favorite among so many across the globe.Not just that, they also have different under tones as well. So every one gets almost a perfect match. I’m in the shade NC 44.5 ( this matches well with my skin tone in summer and is slightly darker on me during winter)
SHADES AVAILABLE : 50
Price : Rs 2900
Qty : 15 gms
Purchased from : MAC Cosmetics store in Phoenix Market City, Chennai
Comes in an outer cardboard packaging with all details printed on it. Has the shade No printed in bold fonts on it. Mine is NC44.5 . This shade was introduced maybe 2-3 years ago. Yes they do keep expanding their shade range. This matches me well during summer as I tan during that time of the year and is a tad bit dark on me during the not so hot time of the year.
The compact is made of plastic with a matte finish & is in a classic black color. It comes with 2 compartments. The first one has a mirror of very good quality and the powder compact. The second compartment contains a sponge to apply the powder compact. The base of the compact has tiny holes to help air out the sponge after use. Honestly speaking I don’t prefer the sponge. I like to use my powder brush( Real techniques is my goto)
The texture is so smooth, soft and velvety. It applies so well without being patchy or blotchy. Gives a matte finish & yet does not dry out the skin. It contains no shine or shimmer. Gives a completely matte look when applied. Gives a good medium coverage when applied with a light hand. And gives a real good full coverage when you build up the product.
Does not cake up or crease even when you go with multiple layers. Its very finely milled and gives a beautiful flawless natural finish and that’s the reason I absolutely love it. This blends well with other products like concealer, blush, highlighter and foundation.
Although there is a bit of balancing when you twin this product with a foundation. If applied on a sheer to medium coverage foundation then you can go heavy with this product. And if applied on a full coverage heavy duty foundation then need to go light handed with this one. Like I said it’s all about the balancing of the base products along with the look / coverage you want to achieve.
This also will not give any flash back.
This is one of the best compact powders I have used so far. And remains so till date.
It’s long lasting for about 10 hrs
Does not oxidize
Very comfortable on the skin
Does not dry out the skin
There are no CONS for this product. A full 10/10 from my side.
Which is your favorite compact ?
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Disclaimer :This is not a sponsored post. All views and opinions are my own.Information provided in this blog is for general purposes only and not to be taken as professional advice. I am not a Medical professional or a qualified Doctor. What works for one person may not always work for another. Always do a patch test before using any product.