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Last week I decided to change foundations, this is something I do regularly due to the fact my usual foundation (MAC Studio Fix) is so thick and after using it a while I tend to have a (not so slight) breakout. So this time I opted for the new 'MAC Studio Water Weight Foundation'. Something I would NEVER normally do, when I pick a foundation I look for Full Coverage and long lasting, and although this is a long lasting foundation it is more for people who are looking for medium coverage, however I took the plunge and I am so happy I did. But I wanted to make this a fair trial and weigh out the Pros and Cons to both foundations, so without further ado...
MAC STUDIO FIX
MAC Studio Fix is without a doubt, a brilliant full-coverage foundation used worldwide for that desirable matte finish. At first I was used to bigger bottles and was worried about how quickly I would go through one of these 30ml bottles. However with this product it's true what they say, a little goes a LONG way, and with a £22 price label, this is a pretty reasonable purchase for a higher end foundation. The thick consistency to me is a fair bit thicker than your average foundation but I have found blends perfectly using the MAC 187 brush (or any other stippling brush). One of the things I do not like about this product is that it has a screw lid with no pump, though they do offer a separate pump for £3.50 in my experience, they always break after a couple of weeks. In this case, the lid is your best friend.
MAC STUDIO WATERWEIGHT
MAC Studio Waterweight is something completely new to all of us, (well at least me). MAC describe this product as an 'ultra fluid, elastic gel like formula' which is supposed to feel weightless and hydrate your skin. The foundation comes handy with a built into the lid eyedropper, which so far has been so much more useful than a foundation pump ever was! The formula inside is so thin it's almost like coloured water, runs fluidly and consistently making this product blend and cover so well. Again, though MAC recommend their 196 Brush I would stick with a 187. I find you do not need a lot of this product at all, I merely used 7/8 drops and the coverage seemed perfect and I can not stress enough how weightless it felt, literally like using a moisturizer. When it comes to durability, this foundation has the edge. It lasted me a full 12 hour day and looked AMAZINGLY identical to when I first put it on. Though, unlike Mac Studio Fix, I feel this foundation MUST be locked in with a higher end powder, as I don't think a drug store brand would cut it.
WHICH IS BETTER?!
Although I am a long time Studio Fix fan, on this occasion I'm going to sway to Studio Waterweight for the virtually 'nothing there' feel, the brilliant coverage, and most of all the EYEPDROPPER that I now couldn't be without!
Last time I checked MAC were out of stock but definitely check back on their website and try out this fabulous foundation! Or if you have already let me know what you think in the comment section below.
Thanks for reading, and check back next Sunday.