MAC foundation reviews with our Beauty Experts

As a beauty writer, I tend to find the best products for you so you can enjoy the iconic experience with me. Just recently I followed a masterclass of MAC Cosmetics where I got familiar with the renewed MAC Studio radiance face & body sheer and the MAC Studio Fix Tech cream-to-powder foundation. Both have meanwhile ended up in my daily makeup routine, so I am gonna enjoy telling you more about them. If you’re looking for the best, worth the price MAC foundation, I have your answer.

MAC Foundation Colors

What I find so cool about the foundations of MAC Cosmetics is that they are available in as many as 42 colors and MAC takes into account all skin tones. These 42 colors are divided into three tones; neutral, cool and warm. I use the color NC15 in this review, a perfect match with my skin. 

1. MAC Studio Fix Tech cream-to-powder foundation (review)

I start with the special cream-to-powder formula. If you recognize it, you can! This is a new variant of an old bestseller from MAC. But then with a new formula that feels more comfortable and is suitable for normal, combination, and oily skin. 

MAC Studio Fix Tech Cream to Powder Foundation

The  MAC Studio Fix Tech cream-to-powder foundation is in a practical and sturdy double-bottomed box; including a mirror and makeup sponge. By the way, I do not use the latter, I apply this foundation with a stippling brush or Mac her 128S Split Fiber Cheek Brush. Works perfectly! Applying this foundation with a sponge does not give the most beautiful result, it is handy for a short touch-up. 

A cream-to-powder formula is usually not very suitable for dehydrated skin so I was glad that I found in the ingredients list, in addition to water, silicone and wax, also caring ingredients such as coconut extract, glycerin, hyaluronic acid and vitamin E. But when I swatched this foundation for the first time , I did find it quite dry.

Fortunately, that looks very different on my face. At first, I was hesitant about the MAC Studio Fix Tech cream-to-powder foundation because I was afraid that dry sheets would be visible but nothing is less true. I like the effect quite much. In the beginning, it’s something on the skin but it melts away later. Natural with medium coverage, exactly as I like to see it. Do you prefer a more comprehensive effect? That can also be achieved because it is good to build up. An office day survives this foundation, then it needs a touch-up. So far, the best foundation from MAC Cosmetics I have used. Amazing product, worth the price.

2. Studio radiance face & body sheer foundation (review)

Are you worried about your dry skin? Then I would rather suggest the MAC Studio radiance face & body sheer foundation, because it is also extremely fine. I’ve known this foundation for years, thanks to a good friend of mine who got this for me. It is a lot softer in structure, made of water, resistant to water and you can use it on both your body and face. Not so crazy that it’s so popular with makeup artists. And now even more so because it is available in even more colors and different shades.

MAC Studio Radiance Face & Body Sheer Foundation

The substance of this foundation is much softer and melts away even more easily in your skin. It is good to build up but remains natural. In the masterclass, I learned that if you warm this foundation by rubbing it with your fingers, you make it more opaque. Ideal as a concealer!