I have bought Studio Fix Powder many times, but never bought a foundation from Mac for some unknown reason. I always used a cheapy from Rimmel and the like and then put my Studio Fix powder over the top to set it. It was easily transportable in my hand bag for touch ups during the day too which is always a must.
Oh if only my skin played so nicely now!
Nowadays my skin feels more oily than it did when I was an actual teenager, no idea why this is but it usually ends up with my foundation that was pretty perfect in the morning sliding across my face into patches and settling in all the nooks and crannies making me look like I have wrinkles.
(My skin isn't 100% line free and they seem to be appearing suddenly but I am only 24 so they shouldn't be showing!)
This foundation however delivered all of the things it promised, it applied like a dream with a medium coverage, had a normal finish (not too matte and not too dewy) and lasted the longest a foundation has ever lasted, I was instantly sold!
As you know we've both been on the quest for the perfect foundation and Mac seems to be holding its place in the top spot for now, I've recently bought their skin base primer as well to see how this fares in the test for longevity.
Th only unfortunate thing that I can think of to say about this foundation is the colour difference between NW20 and NW25.
My skin is very very slightly darker than M's so I was colour matched to a NW25.
But as the weeks have gone by since our purchases it seems that NW25 is too dark for my skin and I could do with a lighter shade, however NW20 washes me out.
At this point in time I have little money and so I'll be applying tan to my face so that I can wear it, and I'm not too bothered as the results are 100% worth it, just as an honest review I felt it should be mentioned!
Also, contains SPF 10! A foundation with SPF, woo! This is always an added bonus :)