A one-step powder and foundation that provides a smooth, flawless, all-matte, full-coverage finish. Long-wearing, velvety texture allows skin to breathe. Available in a wide range of colours.
Retailers: MAC stores nationwide and www.maccosmetics.co.za
What we say:
I danced from a young age and over the years I grew accustomed to the heavy make-up required for stage shows, however the powder was one product I could never get used to. In my mind, powder only came in one variety, cakey!
Boy am I glad I got over my dislike for powder as over the years it has been a lifesaver. Unless I am wearing a super matte foundation, without a face powder, my face starts to get slightly shiny before noon – no one wants a shiny face! I have used a variety of drugstore powders over the years, but none of them have compared to the MAC Studio Fix powder. Not only does MAC have a huge variety of shades, but also the quality and staying power of their powder is incomparable to any other brand.
The powder comes with sponge in a separate compartment, but I prefer to use a quality powder brush. By using a brush I am able to apply an ultra light dusting of powder that gives my face a matte finish after applying BB cream or foundation. On days that I want to give my skin a break from most make-up, I dust a touch of powder over my face to even out any redness and I am good to go. I will continue to use this powder until a new hero powder comes along, but after using this powder for 6 years, I’m convinced that I won’t find a powder better suited to my needs.