Mac Studio Fix | Oily Skin Review

Mac Studio Fix | Oily Skin Review

Happy Thursday! As a person with oily skin I’m a massive lover of matte foundations so during a massive  yolo shopping at Mac I picked up the Studio Fix foundation. Today’s review is going to be a little bit different because I’ve teamed up with one of my faves, Laura, so you can get both an oily and dry skin opinion. So after you’ve checked out my review don’t forget to head over and read hers too.


I love the packaging for Studio Fix! It’s super simple but the packaging is a thick, sturdy glass and just looks so fancy sitting on my vanity. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come with a pump but Mac does have ones you can purchase. I do wish the lid would fit over the pump but that’s a minor issue.


Studio Fix is a thinner consistency but it isn’t runny.  It has a matte and medium coverage but it layers well and can be full coverage if needed. I read a lot of reviews when I bought Studio Fix and pretty much everyone said it was best applied with a brush. You guys, I hate how this looks on my skin when I apply with a brush. It just looks super thick and heavy and cakey and no. However, I picked this up at the same time I started my obsession with sponges so on a whim when playing at home I decided to try it again with a sponge and I was in love. It looks so much more flawless and it doesn’t look so thick so if you’re having issues when using a brush I definitely recommend applying it with a sponge. As someone with oily skin I always use a primer and matte setting powder and my go to faves when using Studio Fix are Smashbox Photo Finish Primer and  Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer with the Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder.

I can get a good/ 4/5 hours of wear before oil starts to come through and I need to blot and apply more setting powder and after about 8/9 it starts to break down around my nose and mouth. It does emphasize the size of my pores a bit but that”s easily avoided with a pore filling primer. Overall I really enjoy the foundation, it lasts a full work day for me with needing minimal looking after and is a product I’d getting a sample of and trying out.

You can purchase Studio Fix here for $50 for 30mls of product.

Want to know how Studio Fix works for dry skin? You can check out Laura’s review here.

Have you tried Studio Fix yet?


  • The Life of Laura

    Love this post! Always interesting to hear how a product works on oily skin as compared to my desert of a face haha xx

    Laura ||