While on a trip a couple months ago, I forgot to pack quite a few things. Typical. Your head gets effed when you have to pack 1 toddler, an infant,
big kid husband and yourself. So a few essentials were left back in sunny Florida, including my MAC Studio Fix foundation powder. I know, I know – you are wondering how I was even able to walk out the door without my face on. It wasn’t pretty, believe you me. I just didn’t have the opportunity to get to a MAC counter in the time I had, so I had to get the next best thing.
It covered my skin so nicely, just like the Studio Fix does. Best part about it, the $4.99 price tag. Don’t get me wrong, I love me all things MAC, but when all you have is a drug store, you make do with what they have.
So let me break it down for you -
- It goes on extremely easy and doesn’t leave a thick layer of makeup on your face.
- It lasts all day long, even in the hot weather.
- Blends great on your skin.
- Great coverage for under eyes.
- Packaging is a bit flimsy.
So far only one con. I’m all about packaging and I typically like my makeup in a more sturdier casing. I have a tendency to be butterfingers and usually drop at least one of my shadows a day, so having something that won’t shatter the second that happens is a plus for me. I have already dropped the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder and cracked the cover. I keep having to remind myself that it was only $4.99. As long as it does its job, it really shouldn’t matter to me what it comes in. You can also choose from 8 different shades:
- Silky Beige 005
- Sandstorm 004
- Transparent 001
- Buff Beige
- Creamy Beige
- Creamy Natural
- Nude Beige
Although some stores might have limited quantities of each color, so be sure to check which one you want before.
So the conclusion -
Great alternative. I actually still can’t find my Studio Fix, don’t know where the damn thing is, so I have been using it as my numero uno foundation and I’m extremely happy.