MAC - Studio Fix Fluid foundation & Pro Longwear Concealer

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Živjo punce!
Na to oceno ste verjetno čakale kar nekaj časa. In čeprav lahko o MAC izdelkih na spletu preberete zelo veliko, sem jih želela pokazati na svoji koži ter sporočiti ali so vredni svoje cene. Ker gre za izdelke za oblikovanje osnovne podlage, je potrebno izbrati tudi pravilen odtenek. Tako je moj obraz proti rumenkastem telesu, precej roza. Kljub temu izberem podlago ali korektor z rumenim podtonom, da se sklada s telesom. Pri MAC izdelkih imam tako večjo izbiro, saj pokrivajo vse tone polti. In nič ni boljšega kot preizkušati nove tekoče pudre ter korektorje saj jih uporabljam v vsakodnevni rutini ter jih je najlažje dobro testirati. MAC izdelke uporabljajo tudi vizažisti. Tako cene niso nizke in tudi pričakujem večjo kvaliteto.

Hello girls !
This has been a longtime coming review. I know you can read a lot about MAC products online in general, however I still wanted to share my opinion on whether these products are worth it and how they look on my porcelain skin. Though my face is quite pink, my body is quite yellow toned. That is why I choose yellow toned foundation or concealer. And lately I've been trying many different foundations and concealers because to be honest I need them in my daily routine and are so easy to test through. MAC products are not something I buy monthly because of the price, however when I do purchase something I want it to be high quality.


Studio Fix Fluid foundation (NW13)



Seveda sem tekoči puder izbrala v enem izmed najsvetlejših odtenkov, da se kar dobro zlije z mojo poltjo. Sicer imajo na voljo še NW10, vendar je izgledal malce rozasto. Prodajalka pa je moj ton kože povezala z NW13, kateri se mi zdi kar super.
Obrazložitev odtenkov: NC = neutral cool (ne hladno - za zlato/toplo polt), NW= neutral warm (ne toplo - za hladne/roza polti). Njihove označbe te tako lahko zmedejo. 
Pa vendar NW13 na meni izgledajo zelo nevtralno. Pa vendar ista označba ne bo pomenila enakega odtenka pri vseh tipih izdelka, zato ga je potrebno prej preizkusiti.

Pa gremo k teksturi. Ta je tekoča, vendar lahkotna in se enostavno zabriše. Prekrivnost je srednja do polna, tako da že 1 sam potisk na pumpico zagotavlja kar dobro prekrivnost. Vonj je sicer umeten (po barvi), vendar kar hitro izgine. Sam končen učinek je na pol matt (imam mastno kožo) in na vrh vedno dodam puder za zaključek. Sicer bi si želela da bi bil res matt, vendar bi na bolj mešani ali suhi koži izgledal popolnoma vredu. Na koncu dneva moj nos precej sije, ampak ne izgledam preveč mastno. Prav tako se ne stopi z obraza tako hitro. Je kar kvaliteten puder, vendar ima cenejši dvojnik: Revlon Colorstay, kateri je na moji koži malce bolj obstojen. Embalaža je steklena in kvalitetna, vendar je pumpico potrebno kupiti posebej (4€), kar je spet dodaten strošek, vendar jo lahko uporabljate še za druge pudre.

Rada bi preizkusila še Pro Longwear tekoči puder, saj mislim, da mi je prodajalka skušala pojasniti, da je še bolj obstojen ter primeren za moj masten tip kože. Morda drugič !

Cena: nekje 32€ (v Evropi)

I have second lightest shade and it kind of matches my porcelain skin tone. When I was choosing the shade, NW10 I think looked too pink and the sales girl showed/matched me to NW13, which was just perfect. 
Let me explain their marks: NC = neutral cool (not cool - golden toned skin), NW= neutral warm (not warm - pink toned). Confusing right ? So that way I would need NC13, which doesn't exist (only NC15, which is too dark for me). The shade NW13 looks completely neutral on me and I don't think I look pink nor orange. 
To me, it all depends on type of their products. You can also check online how the colors look and every foundation, because no matter the same number, the shades look different. 

As it goes for the texture, it's smooth, quite liquid and really easy to blend. Coverage is medium to full, which means you need only one pump for a natural looking skin. The smell is kind of artificial (paint-like) but it disappears quickly. The finish is semi-matt and I always set it with powder afterwards. To me, it could be more matt, however on drier skin, it would look ok. Even though at the end of the day I look quite shiny/glowy (in a positive way), it doesn't wear off that much. It is a nice foundation, however if you don't like to spend so much money on it, a nice dupe is Revlon Colorstay, which is more long-lasting on my skin. Packaging is a glass bottle which feels really nice, however you do have to buy a pump separately (around 4€), which is kind of annoying, but you can use it for other foundations later as well.

Still I'm contemplating whether at that time I should've just bought Pro Longwear Foundation because I think the lady who was helping me, tried to tell me that it would last longer and be more mattifying. Maybe next time.

Price: around 32€ (in Europe...cheaper in USA)


Pro Longwear Concealer (NC15)



In še izdelek, ki ga uporabljam dlje časa, je njihov famozni korektor. Ta je tudi v stekleni embalaži, vendar že s pumpico, ki priročna. Kljub temu imam z njo majhen problem, ker vsakič ven priteče preveč izdelka, ki ga morem potem razporediti po celem obrazu. Moti me pa zato, ker rada uporabljam različne korektorje za različne predele (pod očmi, okoli nosu ter na nepravilnostih).
Tekstura je malce gosta, vendar tako zagotavlja popolno prekrivnost ter potrebujete zelo majhno količino. Priporočam dobro zabrisovanje, da se izdelek ne usede v linije na obrazu. Na obrazu ostane skoraj ves dan, zato mi je res odličen.
Odtenek NC15 je najsvetlejši ter ima rumen podton, kar je meni super. Tako se ujema z Revlon Colorstay (150 Buff). Pri primerjavi z mojo MAC tekočo podlago, ki ima manjšo številko (13), pa je korektor vseeno svetlejši
Cena: nekje 22€ (v Evropi) za 9 ml
Korektor mi je res všeč, ker je prekrivnost odlična in tudi cena ni slaba za 9ml, saj potrebujete majhno količino ter vam ostane res za dolgo časa.

And now the product which I had for almost two years. It comes in a nicely made sleek glass bottle with a very handy pump on the top. However I have some trouble with the pump. It doesn't allow you to dose out as much product as you want, but instead it leaves you with big amount of concealer which most of the time I don't know where to put on my face, since I usually use different concealers on different areas. So basically I have to use it for under-eye area, around my nose and on any imperfections. Texture is a bit thick. It gives you full coverage, however sometimes it can look a bit cakey if it's not blended properly. And because of great pigmentation, you only need a small amount. Longevity is great, as it stays literally all day on the skin.
Shade NC15 is the lightest and yellow toned. It totally matches my Revlon Colorstay (150 Buff). Even though it's the number 15, which should be darker than foundation, is actually lighter.
You also get quite a nice amount of product: 9 ml, so it's totally worth the money.

Price: around 22€ (in Europe...cheaper in USA)
All in all, I really like this concealer as it is so high-coverage. Sadly I broke it just after doing this review (karma eh?), however I'm for sure buying it again.


Before & After Concealing


Do you have any experience with MAC base products ?

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8 comments

  1. Jaz imam isti problem s Pro Longwear korektorjem, pumpica mi ni všeč ker iztisne absolutno preveč izdelka in se mi zdi res potratno. :/

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    1. Groza ne ! Pa tak fajni je. Včasih mi je celo uspelo malo manj ven spravit.

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  2. Uh, korektor pa kar odlično prekrije mozoljčke, the best.

    Bo treba probat :)

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  3. Pro longwear ti zna bit pomojem boljši za finiš, samo spet..ko se klimatizira v kožo čez čas dobi malo oranžkast ton in sem kr jezna :)

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    1. Aja, hmm. Ful bi ga preizkusila, ker vem, da lahko dobiš tud tester v MAC trgovinah, ampak kaj mi to pomaga, ko pol nimam pojma kdaj bi ga lahko spet kupla haha

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  4. Bi ti dala pump mojega, samo ti bo pomojem ful pretemen, ker sem imela za poleti za ko malo porjavim :)

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    1. sej ni treba, ker trenutno ne nameravam kupovat novega pudra in mi še ne pomaga :P

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