The Cult M·A·C Foundation Our Team Is Loving
The Cult M·A·C Foundation Our Team Is Loving

The Cult M·A·C Foundation Our Team Is Loving

It’s rare that a foundation reaches cult status – but M·A·C Studio Fix foundation has done exactly that. Often spied backstage at fashion shows and shoots, it’s also a staple in the SL team’s make-up bags. Now, the brand has updated its iconic formula – so here’s what you need to know about the new M·A·C Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 Foundation…

Created in partnership with M·A·C COSMETICS

the HYPE

The brand's Studio Fix Fluid foundation is an icon in the beauty world. Often misunderstood as a full-coverage base, it’s actually so much more. Buildable, oil-free and with a lightweight consistency, it’s one of those products that can hide uneven tone, texture, scarring and breakouts. Now, the brand has revamped its much-loved formula, taking things to the next level, without losing any of the original magic. 


The Studio Fix Fluid foundation has been updated with a soft-matte finish which is both effortless to blend and looks even better on the skin. Nailing that ‘your skin but better’ look in a buildable, flexible way, it can be layered to your preference for maximum versatility. Plus, this new 87% skincare-infused formula includes hyaluronic acid and red algae extract extract to hydrate the skin, while sugar kelp extract helps
to control oil.



My skin can be temperamental. I get hormonal spots at least once a month, and for the rest of the time I deal with the residual marks they’ve left behind. While my skincare routine is designed to tackle this, I’m pretty picky with the foundations I use as they mustn’t exacerbate the issue, while also covering marks and blemishes in a natural way. That might sound like I have a lot of boxes to tick, but the M·A·C  Studio Fix Fluid  d oes it all. Plus, the skincare-infused formula keeps my skin hydrated and nourished. M·A·C was one of my first go-tos when I started wearing make-up, and to this day I believe it offers something for everyone. I highly recommend trying out the online Shade Match Recommender if you can’t make it to a counter. I love using this foundation with the M·A·C 171S Smooth-Edge All Over Face Brush  as the angled shape helps cover any hard-to-reach areas. The new built-in foundation pump easily dispenses just the amount I need to build my coverage.

Sapna wears shade NC42


When it comes to make-up, I like products that enhance and celebrate my natural skin and features, and I love that this new formula  can do both. From its soft-focus matte finish to its blendable texture, it never looks cakey or too heavy on my skin. Often, I’ll go straight from the office to the gym, and rarely have time to take off my make-up. But even if I sweat, my make-up stays put. Similarly, on those nights when I’ve got dinner or post-work drinks, this is a product I can rely on to keep my skin looking fresh and nourished day and night. 

Mia wears shade NC20


I’m here, there and everywhere most days – from work and filming to events and travel – so I’m looking for foundations that can do it all, with minimal fuss. This is exactly that. On days when I want something subtle and colour correcting, the M·A·C  Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 Foundation is a lightweight option I can turn to. When I want a more flawless finish for an event or red carpet, I can easily build up the coverage. While I haven’t taken it on holiday yet, it’s at the top of my packing list. I may even mix it into some M·A·C Strobe Cream For a sheerer, glowy look on beach days.

Nana wears shade NW48


I rarely deviate from the core staples in my make-up kit, but the new formula instantly caught my attention. The hydrating formula and breathable finish – which never sinks into or highlights any fine lines or texture – kept me coming back for more, making it a permanent product in my routine. I’m always on the go as a working mum, so in the mornings I want minimal faff and maximum payoff — which is exactly what this does. To find my perfect shade, I entered my usual shade from a different brand into the Shade Match Recommender and was presented with my ideal match – it’s so simple. 

Pip wears shade NC25


Shade Finder: Explained

Finding your perfect shade has never been easier thanks to the virtual tools available on the M·A·C website. To use the ‘Shade Match Recommender’, click on ‘Find Your Shade Here’ on a product page from the selection of base products. Next, simply enter your shade from another brand to find your M·A·C foundation match. To try on a shade virtually, use your mobile phone and tap ‘Find Your Shade Match’ on a product page from the selection of products here; then click ‘Start Now’ to activate your camera and find your match. However, if you’re not 100% satisfied with your order, you can return it for free within 30 days of purchase.

Online & In-Person Consultation

Aside from the online shade matching tools, you can also book an appointment with a M·A·C Artist, either virtually or in-store, if you need further advice or want any questions answered. Book in for slots ranging from 30 to 90 minutes. Alternatively, you can also chat live with a M·A·C Artist through a free 1-2-1 virtual chat service for instant advice.

Free Delivery & Deluxe Sample  

Register or sign in on for FREE delivery on every order. Plus, for a limited time, the brand is also offering a free 5ml deluxe sample*** in your chosen shade of the new Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 Foundation with every order on at checkout.

Fast Facts: 

  • Largest foundation shade range in the UK*
  • 87% skincare ingredients
  • 96% said Studio Fix Fluid left skin feeling breathable**
  • 91% said Studio Fix Fluid left skin looking natural**

Discover all 71 shades here and share your shade on social with the hashtag #IWearMAC

* Among liquid foundations sold in the UK as of February 2024
** Consumer testing on 167 panelists after 1 week of product use
*** Receive a FREE Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 Foundation Deluxe Sample (5ML) on every order, no code necessary. Available in 71 shades, choose your shade at checkout, subject to availability. Whilst stock lasts. Offer is valid from 03/04/2024 at 12.01am until 31/05/2024 at 11:59pm. Qualifying spend excludes Gift cards and eGift cards. Please note that if you wish to return the qualifying part of your order, this will only be processed if any complimentary gifts have also been returned. May not be used in conjunction with any other offer (including staff and PRO discount). Offer available exclusively at


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