I love my powder foundations a little too much than any other base products in my stash. They are not only easy to carry around but they are a one-and-done kinda product which I love. MAC Studio Fix NC41 Powder Plus Foundation is one of the best powder foundations that have stood the test of time and stayed consistent for as long as I could remember. If you are a long-time reader of my blog you know I am not quite fond of liquid or cream foundations because they start to move around when I start to perspire on my combination skin with an extremely oily T-zone irrespective of what primer I use underneath. Even though I have learned to work my way around those issues powder foundations are hassle-free and never fail me so I make sure I stock up on them from plenty of brands. The powder foundation that I keep repurchasing even after 8-9 years of continuous usage is only MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation.

MAC Studio Fix NC41 Foundation Review
MAC Studio Fix NC41 Foundation Review

What The Company Claims?

MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation is a one-step powder and foundation that gives your skin a smooth, flawless, all-matte finish with medium-to-full coverage. Its long-wearing, velvety texture allows your skin to breathe. Studio Fix is available in a wide range of colors.

How To Use: Apply to skin using a sponge or your desired brush, and blend. You can also blend with your fingertips.

Available in 46 shades
QUANTITY- 15g
PRICE- $33/ 2900 INR

How Did MAC Studio Fix NC41 Powder Plus Foundation Work For Me?

MAC NC41 Powder Foundation Review
MAC NC41 Powder Foundation Review

The MAC Studio Fix NC41 Powder Plus Foundation comes in a black compact that holds 15g of product. The lid of the compact houses a mirror and underneath the powder there is a sponge for on the go touch-ups. I currently use the shade NC41 it matches my complexion perfectly I used to use NC42 before but it started oxidizing on me way too much and I ended up looking orange. This powder is finely milled, pressed, and is completely matte. There are 46 different shades to choose from so it is easy to find your perfect shade or the closest match without too much of a hassle.

The MAC Studio Fix NC41 Powder Plus Foundation can go from sheer to medium coverage easily depending on the makeup tool you are using to apply. For light coverage, I use a big fluffy powder brush and for medium to full coverage, I either use a dense brush like my Real Techniques Buffing Brush or the sponge that it comes with. The powder foundation blends like a dream and melts into the skin making it look like a second skin. The MAC Studio Fix Powder Foundation has no SPF in it, unlike the fluid it contains SPF15 so a separate sunscreen is a must while wearing this.

MAC Studio Fix NC41 Powder Foundation Review
MAC Studio Fix NC41 Powder Foundation Review

If you are sweating or getting shiny after a few hours make sure to use blotting sheets on the face before reapplying this on top. It doesn’t look cakey or anything and you will only need a layer or two to even out the skin tone on top of your skincare. If you have any major imperfections, do cover them up before applying the powder foundation for a flawless-looking appearance. So if you are looking for the best full coverage powder foundation in India, this is the way to go. But if you are someone on a budget and do not want to spend a lot on a powder foundation then the best and affordable MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation dupes are the LA Girl HD Pro Face Pressed Powder and Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Powder Foundation Compact. Overall, the MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation is one of the best powder foundation for oily-combination skin.

MAC Studio Fix NC41 Powder Plus Foundation Swatches-

MAC Studio Fix NC41 Powder Foundation Swatch in Natural Light
MAC Studio Fix NC41 Powder Foundation Swatch in Natural Light
MAC Studio Fix NC41 Powder Foundation Swatch in Flash or Artificial Light
MAC Studio Fix NC41 Powder Foundation Swatch in Flash or Artificial Light
 

Turn Ons-

  • Sturdy packaging
  • Wonderful coverage
  • Extremely long-wearing
  • Lightweight
  • Great shade selection
  • Feels like second skin
  • Blends like a dream
  • Doesn’t cake up
  • Turn Offs-

  • Super expensive
  • Dry skinned people use sparingly
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    Would I Recommend MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation?

    Yes, I highly recommend the MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation for all skin types on its own or on top of any liquid foundation to set it in place.

    RATING- 5/5

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    2 Comments on MAC Studio Fix NC41 Powder Plus Foundation Review, Dupe & Swatches

    1. Sheen
      May 5, 2021 at 8:40 pm (5 months ago)

      what shade of the LA Girl HD Pro Face Pressed Powder are you? i am also the same shade as you for the studio fix powder (my exact shade is NC42 but NC41 works too, NC40 however, is greyish on me) thanks!

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      • Pavithra Balakrishnan
        May 8, 2021 at 11:10 am (5 months ago)

        Hey, I am in the shade Nude Beige in the LA Girl Powder. NC40 has pink undertones which is why it turns ashy on us. You should also check out the Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Powder Foundation Compact I tried the Natural Almond shade it is a little too dark on me so I just ordered the Silky Golden shade which I can’t wait to try. It is even more amazing than the LA Girl Powder in terms of coverage and is another great dupe for the MAC Studio Fix Powder.

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