Review: MAC Studiofix Complete Coverage Cushion Compact

Happy 2020 to everyone!!! I have bought a lot of products (both skincare and makeup) last 2019. To be honest, I really really wanted to share my thoughts on them with you but I was too lazy to open my laptop and blog. I was on the verge of doing micro blogging through instagram. Luckily, I downloaded the blogger app and this will make blogging easier for me as I can upload and edit photos just using my phone. So ayan, sana hindi na ako tamarin magblog. Hehe

For my first post for 2020, I will review a product that was on my wishlist for months – MAC Studiofix Complete Coverage Cushion Compact. Ang haba ng name ng product na to ha!!! I wanted to try this because when I swatched this at the MAC store I was really amazed by the coverage plus this compact was heavily marketed by korean beauty bloggers. Basta Korea ang ang nag advertise, go go fo ako diyan. Haha Also, this cushion have a great shade selection. The korean cushions that I have tried were lighter than my skin tone.  I was very hesitant to purchase this because of its hefty price (Php2,200). Luckily, I scored this cushion for only PHP 1,600 at the Duty Free sale ( Thanks to my very good/ super friend, Vaks, for purchasing this for me). The packaging is a bit bulky but I love the posh mirror/glass design of the cover. This contains 12 grams of product.

It comes with an ordinary cushion puff. Not a of the puff. Mas maganda yung puff ng korean cushions 

I got the shade NC27 which suits my medium yellow skintone. Althought, the shade NC27 has warm peach tones but it is not noticeable when applied.

Do not be fooled by the swatch at the back of my hand!!! This cushion foundation does not have matte finish at all!!! In actuality, I was surprised that this foundation has a dewy finish. I was thinking this is comparable to the studiofix fluid foundation (which I love for years) but I was mistaken. This Cushion foundation is really hydrating but it tends to be a bit oily for our humid weather.  A good matte powder is needed to set this foundation or else, you’ll end up looking like a greaseball by mid day. As for me (with dry skin), my skin looks radiant and healthy whenever I use this as a base. Although, this works best on my skin when I have less to none skin bumps or psoriasis flare ups. It does have the tendency to highlight my bumps and texture. MAC claims that it is long wearing and water resistant. I agree with the long wearing claim. Despite having a glowy finish, this lasts whole day on me provided I set it properly with powder. 

Coverage wise, it claims to be full coverage but it is not close nor comparable to the coverage of the MAC Studiofix foundation. For me, this Cushion Compact has a medium coverage that effectively covers my red patches, psoriasis flareups, and can even conceal my dark undereyes. This can also blurs out my lines and makes my skin look flawless. This has SPF 50 PA +++ but I have yet to test if it has a flashback.

Cons about this compact? This takes forever to set when layered with my skin care (toner, moisturizer, sunblock). It also feels quite sticky. This cushion compact also cakes badly!!!!Grabe! With our humid and hot weather, this cushion makes my skin oilier than usual. I really think this is best for colder temperature / weather.

My bare face
with one layer of MAC studiofix compact cushion

Overall product rating: 8/10 

Till my next blog post 🙂


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