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M.A.C Cosmetics Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation
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M.A.C Cosmetics Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation

BY MAC COSMETICS #1 in Powder Foundation

4.6 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars72%
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  • 3 Stars6%
  • 2 Stars2%
  • 1 Star1%
4.61 / 5 based on 10,821 Reviews

Product Description

A One-step Powder And Foundation That Gives Skin A Smooth, Flawless, All-matte Finish With Medium-to-full Coverage And A Velvety Texture That Allows Skin To Breathe. Long-wearing, Colour-true, Non-caking, Non-streaking, Non-settling/Creasing, Non-fading – All For 12 Hours. Available In A Wide Range Of Colours.

Key Claims And Benefits:

  • Long-wearing, 12 Hour
  • Reduces Appearance Of Pores
  • Controls Oil And Shine
  • Non-drying
  • For All Skin Types, Especially Oily Skin
  • Provides Stay-true Colour, 12 Hours
  • Non-fading, 12 Hours
  • Non-streaking, 12 Hours
  • Non-caking, 12 Hours
  • Non-settling/Creasing, 12 Hours
  • Photo-friendly


  • Apply To A Well Moisturized And Prepped Skin With A Fluffy Brush Like The 129sh Or 109 For Lighter Coverage. Apply With The Sponge Applicator For More Coverage. If You Use The Sponge, Make Sure To Replace Your Sponge Every Few Weeks And Store It In The Compartment Underneath The Powder And Not In The Top Compartment With The Powder. Try Finishing Your Studio Fix Application With A Light Veil Of Prep + Prime Fix+ To Give It A Fresh Skin Like Appearance!
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M.A.C Cosmetics Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation
M.A.C Cosmetics Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation
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Lauren M.
Tampa, FL
125 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: NC40 more...
My everyday foundation! I have freckles and uneven skin tone and this foundation covers it all beautifully! People are always amazed at how photogenic I am, but in all honesty it’s this foundation! I have been wearing it for 10 years now! I’m getting older and my skin is getting more dry (from years of neglecting skin care) I refuse to try messy liquids so I’ve added a collagen moisturizer underneath my foundation and it gives such amazing coverage that lasts all day/night. This foundation can be applied so many different ways to give the coverage you are looking for. The sponge is great and I’ve used it a lot. However, lately I’ve gone to using the real techniques buffing brush (spray it with some filtered water to dampen and brush/pat it on) and it gives such an airbrushed effect it’s amazing. Another huge plus to wearing this as my foundation has been the generous recycle program where I take in my empty containers and get a free lipstick or eyeshadow! The eyeshadows last me years and my lipstick always runs out by the time it’s time to recycle so it saves me tons of money :) There has been a few times in the last 10 years I’ve looked for less expensive or just alternatives in general and I have never found anything like it. I switched from the Chanel ultra wear flawless foundation and have tried everything from Estée Lauder, Laura Mercier, Lancôme you name it, nothing gives me the airbrushed looked like MAC Studio Fix!!
Mandi U.
Ballwin, MO
322 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This is without question, my favorite powder foundation. As a redhead, it's difficult to find foundations that match me. I also struggle covering up freckles and sun spots. MAC has such a great range of colors that finding a match is easy. I'm always amazed at how much coverage I get from a power foundation like this. It's a matte finish that does not oxidize at all. I feel like it works best immediately following lotion or a water based primer, but I have also used it over silicone primers, like Smashbox Photo Finish. It can also be worn over a liquid foundation for more coverage.
If you have fine lines, I'd suggest using a brush for application vs the sponge that it comes with. If you do use the sponge, you'll find that it's one of the softer, smoother application sponges than what typically comes in compacts. I like this a lot in the summer because it doesn't make my face shine, like liquid foundations sometimes do. It's great for all skin types, but I think it really works well for oily and/or combination skin.

If you wear this, save your empty compacts for the Back to MAC program that let's you turn them in to be recycled in exchange for a free lipstick or shadow!

{if you found my review helpful, please up vote it with a like. Thank you!}
joeny g.
Oakley, CA
40 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Powder more...
Being that my skin is so dry, I often avoid powder foundations because many just accentuate my dryness. M.A.C Cosmetics Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation is definitely my holy grail foundation for touching up and adding extra coverage! It applies over all of my different makeup, super well and it does not feel heavy. Many people stray away from Mac products because word of mouth usually says that it’s “cakey” or “heavy” or “too yellow for my skin”, but at Mac they actually have a wide shade range and I am more on the neutral side of the makeup spectrum, but I have the perfect shade which is N25! It has no flashback, and having more sensitive skin, it has not made me breakout either!
Luso R.
Glendale, CA
135 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
One of my holy grail products thats iv been using since i was a teen and no matter what i try youll always see this in my makeup bag... its a medium to full coverage powder and if u wet it, it becomes a foundation.. gives u the perfect matte flawless finish. The only bad thing about it is that sometimes after wearing it for long periods of times it can give u clogged pores.. but besides that i love it sometimes i wear it alone and gives me medium perfect coverage and sometimes i wear on top of my foundation for full coverage.. the one thing that i really hate is some parts on compact gets hard and u have to scrape the stuff off in order to use it cause alot of times i had to throw it away cause it was too hard and like i said unless u scape it and make it into loose powder u wont be able to use it.. other then that i love it the pro is more then the cons
Tong X.
Scranton, PA
77 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: NC35 more...
My skin tends to be a bit oiler in the middle of summer.
So, I prefer to use powder instead of creams so I won't feel like I'm wearing a mask.
I was intrigued when I read that that was oil controlling, and minimized pores.
I used a dense buffing brush that gave a medium coverage, that could be built to full coverage.
I wore it on a 8 hour shift under hot lights with my tunic uniform.
Half way though my shift, everything still looks great! Although, it did accentuate a bit on my smile lines.
It didn't oxidize either, which is great!
Closer to the end of my shift, I did realize that I have a bit of oil coming through on my t zone, but a blotter sheet helped without moving the foundation.
At the end of the day, my makeup still looked great!
I've found my foundation that I know will not melt off my face during the summer heat!
Valeria P.
9 reviews
Review for: Other more...
Love how versatile you can use this powder. On low coverage days you can wear it on its own or add coverage to a medium coverage foundation and set it as well for super mega long lasting flawless skin.
This price is okay for the amount you get plus it works amazing so everyone wins. I bought mine online at Ulta, in the shade NW13.

To me personally it does not leave me cakey. The packaging does seem kinda bulky however necessary . It has a divider in the middle with a round sponge in the inside. I recommend this product !M.A.C Cosmetics Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation
Kim T.
181 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: NC42 more...
This used to be my favorite every day foundation because it was so easy and quick to apply. After moisturizing and doing the rest of my skincare routine, I would apply this with my Tarte bamboo face brush and call it good. I don't know what it is now about my skin, but it really just does not like this foundation anymore. I guess that's the price you pay when you grow up and your skin type starts changing, but it looks really cakey and separates on my skin now. I would say if you have combination to oily skin, this would be a great option for you. If you have drier skin, I would stay away. It provides great coverage, but I'm not the type to wear concealer with any of my other foundations on an every day basis anyway so that's probably why this was so up my alley.
Lauren G.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
9 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: NW13 more...
MAC Cosmetics Studio Fix Powder is my favorite face makeup. Not only is it a quality product, it is long-lasting and doesn’t need to be reapplied 20 times a day like some of the drugstore brands. I love that I can combine my MAC products or layer them to achieve different looks whether I’m aiming for a daytime natural look or an evening smoky eye. The price you pay for this high end cosmetic is definitely worth it and is the only powder I use! It can be purchased directly from a MAC Cosmetics Pro Store nationwide, maccosmetics.com, and department stores like Macy’s & Nordstrom. It’s my #GiftCrush for sure! M.A.C Cosmetics Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation
Katie M.
19 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: NW20 more...
I used this through high school and college before I started using liquid foundation. I would put a BB cream on and then put this powder over top and my skin would look perfect! I had good skin so this powder just made it look better. I only stopped using because I was breaking out from something unrelated and started using full coverage liquid foundations.
Anyway, I was color matched to NW20 at a MAC store and felt it matched me well. It would keep all my oils away for most of the day and give me a flawless finish. I forgot about this foundation honestly and now that my skin is looking better I would like to try it again.
Sarah L.
West Jordan, UT
93 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: NW25 more...
I absolutely love this powder foundation. I bought it inside Macy’s I believe where they have Mac makeup. It wasn’t too pricey and has lasted me. I apply with my It Cosmetics brush no.101. I’ve never broke out with stuff and my skin is oily and this gives it a nice matte finish. Sometimes I use it alone but most of the time I use it to set my liquid foundation. I will definitely buy again once this one is out!
Sabrina V.
241 reviews
What color are you? I'm NC40
Michelle S.
Phoenix, AZ
14 reviews
What do you wear under?
Kayla T.
85 reviews
How long does does this last you ladies?
Liliana R.
Bronx, NY
25 reviews
I would like to know how good is the coverage by itself?
Shirley F.
Dix Hills, NY
59 reviews
Has anyone used this MAC Studio Fix Foundation and Powder yet? Does it give you a natural look or leave your face looking chalky?

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