MAC Studio Fix Fluid NC35 : Swatch, Review And FOTD

MAC Studio Fix Fluid NC35 : Swatch and Review

Foundation is one of the most important aspect of makeup. If your base is right, you can even get away with average products Β but if its wrong then it does not matter how good you are with the other aspects. It is bound to look bad. My struggle to find my perfect match is not unknown to you. The first time I found a perfect match, it was Inglot YSM Cream Foundation. In the mean while, I was still searching for that one foundation that would make me want to stick to it forever.Β While Inglot in itself is a great base, it needs extra concealing for acne marks and under eyes. With my acne woes this last year, I was not really happy with sheer to medium coverage. And finally after 2 years of trial and error, I have found that perfect base which can be sheered down to give a medium coverage and at the same time can be layered to give you full coverage without looking cake-y. Yes I am talking about MAC Studio Fix Fluid NC35. πŸ™‚

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MAC Studio Fix Fluid NC35 : Swatch, Review And FOTD
Price: INR 1700/- for 30 ml.
What MAC Says:
A modern foundation that combines a natural matte finish and medium, builder coverage with broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 15 protection. Applies, build and blends easily and evenly. Comfortable and long-wearing, helps minimize the appearance of pores and imperfections, giving skin a smoother, more flawless look and finish.
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MAC Studio Fix Fluid NC35 : Swatch, Review And FOTD

My Experience with MAC Studio Fix Fluid :

If you read the above claims MAC made, then I will say I agree with MAC on every single word. I have used 3 sample of it in these two years in different shades and even though I liked the finish, it always looked fake due to the obvious wrong shade. Thankfully this one melts exactly into my own skin tone giving me a flawless look as it says. πŸ™‚
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MAC Studio Fix Fluid NC35 : Swatch, Review And FOTD
The foundation comes packaged in a classy glass bottle with a black screw cap. While it looks and feels awesome to hold, it is definitely not travel friendly. I have few sample jars that I will use while travelling. So If you are planning t get this, keep some jars handy. O:) BTW you have an option to buy a pump separately from MAC itself but I did not. :/
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MAC Studio Fix Fluid NC35 : Swatch, Review And FOTD
The texture of this fluid is runny and light but it is extremely pigmented. You need Β small amount to cover your whole face and neck. So I would suggest you to blend it well before you start layering or you might end up looking like a yellow ghost.
Swatch!
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MAC Studio Fix Fluid NC35 : Swatch, Review And FOTD
The consistency makes it spread easily and evenly on skin. However it is a good idea to moisturise 5 mins before application. This makes the blending super easy. πŸ™‚
After blending!
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MAC Studio Fix Fluid NC35 : Swatch, Review And FOTD
Well my wrist has more of pink tone, so it looks too yellow. Can you see how even toned my wrist looks. πŸ™‚ Even with the SPF, it does not look white with flash on.
On the face however you have to blend it with some effort to make it look absolutely flawless. A tip would be to keep a face mist/Rose water ready with you. Keep spraying it on your face and keep blending. Remember, the more you blend , the more flawlessΒ finish you get. πŸ™‚

The coverage provided is medium to full. I would recommend a foundation brush or a stippling brush for its application. With finger its not possible to get a thin layer on, and chances are more for you to get a thick layer of foundation on.
Here is a before and after picture of my face for you. I only have this foundation on in the right picture. No concealer and no setting powder.
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MAC Studio Fix Fluid NC35 : Swatch, Review And FOTD
If you notice closely, my dark circles are covered 90% and so are the spot and darkness around my mouth. This is like a one stop solution if you do not have really major concerns of skin. For my skin, I do not need any concealer except for the inner corner of my eyes.
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MAC Studio Fix Fluid NC35 : Swatch, Review And FOTD
It does not rub off or transfer once you set it with powder and stays on for a full day. I have tested it exactly for 12 hours and it kept me fresh till the end. I have normal-combination skin and my T-zone started getting oily only at the 7th hour. I had dusted some loose white powder to see how long its going to control oil without the help of a compact and BTW, I was not even in an air conditioned room. the best part about this foundation is with the wear time it kind of gets more pretty with the finish.

My Rating: 5 on 5 for me

My Recommendation: For people with combination and oily skin, definitely yes. The shade selection is tricky and you have to try them quite a lot of time before you know your exact shade, but once you know, you will love it for sure. I will again warn you, If you think it looks fake, then you have got a wrong shade. Don’t pick it just because the SA feels its the perfect match for you. Keep trying until you are confident yourself.
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