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M.A.C Cosmetics Studio Tech Foundation
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M.A.C Cosmetics Studio Tech Foundation

BY MAC COSMETICS #17 in Powder Foundation

4.3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars59%
  • 4 Stars25%
  • 3 Stars10%
  • 2 Stars4%
  • 1 Star2%
4.34 / 5 based on 712 Reviews

Product Description

A tri-system blend of water, emollients and powder that glides on for a flawless finish.


A tri-system blend of water, emollients and powder glides on as a soft, creamy emulsion. The innovative formula provides a full range of coverage, allowing for true-to-skin shading from very light to very dark in a natural powder-perfect finish. Light-diffusing properties soften lines to create a fresh, flawless texture for all skin types.


  • Long-wearing
  • Blends perfectly
  • Refines skin
  • For all skin types
  • Safe for contact lens wearers
  • Safe for sensitive skin
  • Dermatologist tested
  • Ophthalmologist tested
  • Non-acnegenic


  • Apply to face using a sponge or desired brush.
  • Blend with fingers, sponge or brush.
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M.A.C Cosmetics Studio Tech Foundation
M.A.C Cosmetics Studio Tech Foundation
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Mandi U.
Ballwin, MO
322 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
This is one of the better cream foundations I've tried. 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. This has excellent coverage. It not oxidize at all. It definitely needs to be set with a powder. I feel like it works best immediately following lotion or a silicone based primer, like Smashbox Photo Finish.
If you have fine lines, I'd suggest using a beauty blender or 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 one more in the winter, because I get oiliness if I wear it in the summer. I think it really works well for dry 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!

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Brittany P.
Freeburg, IL
171 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: NC25 more...
I have to say that I am a huge MAC fan through and through.  I've been using their cosmetics for almost 20 years and they never disappoint.  Studio Tech Foundation is my absolute favorite.  As someone who deals with rosacea and with the occasional bought of adult acne, I really like to have a full coverage foundation.  This foundation provides me with all the coverage I need while not feeling heavy.  I feel flawless any time that I use it and others have remarked on how beautiful my skin looks after it's applied.  I recommend this product to everyone who asks!
Sophonie J.
Newberry, FL
24 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: NW45 more...
I thought this product was just OK. It wasn’t my favorite foundation. I only bought it once and I haven’t really attempted to purchase it again. The quality of the product is definitely worth the price. If you have oily skin this is a good product for you, definitely Minimize my pores. But like I said before it was just OK
Victoria N.
Lake Dallas, TX
64 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I bought this a the Mac store at Fort Hood. It has been the first powder Fondation I have bought and uses since high school. It's OK. I am just not a big powder fountain kind of person. I think the coverage is very nice. To me it feels kinda heavy when I wear it. I have used it as a setting powder when I am out of my normal setting powder and I think it works great for that.
Vanessa R.
20 reviews
This is my holy grail powdered foundation. It’s a good everyday typa thing. I wear it everyday and I find that it dosent move around or anything, sometimes it creates a little in my smile lines but it just takes a couple of taps to fix so it dosent really bother me.
Raydus B.
Bentonville, AR
75 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: NC20 more...
This is a really nice powder however I like some of the drugstore counters on the market right now. This is a great powder and does work well but because of the drugstore foundations being sold that are just as good I would be going for those instead of this one.
Desi A.
61 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I use this product daily. I love the options they have for different skin products and how well it just blends into your skin giving a dewy or matte finish (depending on the mood you set your face for ) yet still looks like you were born with this great skin.
Pamela G.
62 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: NW48 more...
MAC studio Fix has been the best powder makeup for me, it’s affordable, it last long and doesn’t have a odor. I also love the way it makes my skin look flawless, no shine and It doesn’t irritate my skin. I would recommend this product and buy it again.
Quiana W.
Cameron, NC
11 reviews
Review for: NC43 more...
I really love this foundation, it works really well at night and stays on for a long time. Even when I sweat. It matches my skin tone perfectly. It’s kind of pricey but well worth the buy. I would definitely recommend for girls who like a soft look. I’ve really used mine so excuse the wear and tear on it.
Stefanie S.
50 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: NC27 more...
I used this till it could see the silver bottom , lol. For the price it is beyond worth it. As someone on cam all the time this is definitely something that I worship. I would buy again in a heart beat . And Mac is never disappointing!
Carelis C.
Medley, FL
188 reviews
Is this a good compact for oily skin?
Cesly B.
155 reviews
Wellness Guru Expert Level 2
Is it better than the studio fix?
Sarah W.
Asheboro, NC
5 reviews
How well does this foundation last through out the day?
Nadia C.
Buenos Aires
Tiene un bien acabado? Especialmente para piel grasa?
Kassandra C.
San Diego, TX
24 reviews
I've been seeing great reviews on this products but was wondering if it works better on more dry skin or oily skin? Let me know your experiences with it and what powder you combined it with, if any!

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