Shortly after I ran out of RawMinerals foundation, I began using MAC’s Studio Fix Fluid, which caught my eye because of the full coverage and SPF 15 it offers. I had heard from a friend that it worked great, and her skin always looked perfect.
I was not disappointed. When applied, my skin looks glorious: slightly dewy and completely flawless, just as it did on my friend. I’ll admit: I was pretty much obsessed with how this foundation made me look.
This obsession did not last.
After using this foundation for a while, I noticed that my skin was breaking out more and more. I tried giving the product the benefit of the doubt (especially after the price I paid!) thinking that maybe it was the summer weather or that I’d just forgotten to wash off my makeup one night. I thought of thousands of reasons to forgive the product, but when the breakouts didn’t stop after two months of use, I finally realized that Studio Fix was the pore-clogging culprit.
Maybe it doesn’t happen on everyone, but it sure made my skin a living nightmare. No amount of diligent skincare would help. I eventually stopped using the product and, voila! My skin cleared up.
All in all, I loved the way it made me look, but I did not love the fact that it gave me terrible acne. The bottom line: If you have sensitive or acne-prone skin, steer clear of this one.