Monday, February 2, 2009

Sometimes all you need is a little Studio Fix

There is one, and only one, makeup item that has been an ever-present fixture in my makeup bag the past eight years. It is something I carry in my purse everywhere and if I do not have it, I feel a bit uneasy. Ladies and gentleman, I present to you, Studio Fix, by MAC.


I cannot begin to tell you how amazing this powder is. It provides an excellent range of coverage (from the "ohmigosh i need to get rid of some oil stat" to the "i need to cover up some blemishes or under eye circles") and the included sponge works wonderfully. I typically stray from using the makeup applicators that are included in a product because I have my own set of brushes that work a lot better; however, I always use the sponge when I'm applying my Studio Fix.

C3 is perhaps the most commonly used color of all of the shades; I like it because it takes me from my palest (which unfortunately is most of the time these days) to my tannest (which was pretty tan back in the day). I would recommend visiting your nearest MAC counter to unearth your perfect shade.

At $26 it is a tinge pricey, but I promise you, a little goes a long way. Even in my heyday of only using this for blemish coverage, I'd get 3-5 months out of it. So you just might want to think of it as an investment.

4 comments:

Kenna said...

Um, sold.

I'm gonna try it.

Caitlin said...

good tip; seriously, lauren, I have been on the hunt for a good powder that also matches my pale pale skin for a long time now; i'll take a look and see what they've got!

kristy kaye said...

lauren. i love this blog! you should write for a magazine or something. seriously. i love mac. it's the only makeup i use. studio fix is heaven sent. although i use n4. i wonder if i should try c3? i'm pretty stinkin pale too...

lauren said...

why thank you kristy... i am glad you are enjoying the blog. and thanks for your compliments concerning my writing.

personally, i think C3 is the best thing since sliced bread and think it's a shade that really works well with a variety of skin tones. so i'd definitely recommend trying it out. however, if you're a bit hesitant to buy the whole compact (because it is a bit pricey) i'd go into nordstrom and try some out on your skin/do the "wrist check" (i.e. choose the shade that most closely matches the color of the inner part of your wrist. this is the closest you will come to matching you natural face color). or, consult with a MAC employee. most of the time, they're dead on when it comes to picking the correct shades for your skin tone.

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