Monday, May 23, 2011

MAC Studio Fix + Dupe?

I was in the cosmetic section at the $1 store the other day just to see what they had when I came upon this LA Colors foundation in the color Tan. So I kinda opened it a little to swatch it, bad I know! Well, I was blown away at how pigmented and almost creamy feeling is was. It reminded me of my MAC Studio Fix powder foundation. I bought it and compared the two.



The LA Colors is a little darker than my NC35 Studio Fix, but that's a good thing b/c I feel like my NC35 is just a smidge too light for me now that Im starting to get a little darker. LA Colors describes their foundation as long lasting and silky smooth wear. I actually wore it today for about 7 hours and it still looked good by the time I got home.

LA Colors on index finger, MAC Studio Fix on middle finger. W/ flash left picture, no flash on right picture.


                               

As you can see, MAC's studio fix does not photograph well. It tends to give off a white cast in pictures. Good thing to keep in mind for flash photography.  The coverage of LA Colors is surprisingly really good and very similar to MSF so I would recommend it to those who are on a budget or need something in a pinch. The only thing I don't like about this are it's ingredients. Talc, Mica, Kaolin, Mineral Oil, Squalane and Propylparaben. If you have sensitive or acne prone skin then I would stay away from this. This isn't something I would wear on a daily bases either, but more for those lazy mondays when Im running late and just need to slap on some powder for work ^-^.

5 comments:

The Beautifier said...

Looks like you found a pretty good dupe to the MAC one!!xoxo

mirjam schuurkamp! said...

it looks very good doll!

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Kim's Vanity said...

Interesting!
I've been using the Mac Studio Fix for years and LOVE it, so it's cool to see a dupe like this.
I agree with your weariness towards the ingredients in the LA Colors though ... my skin is SO sensitive and if there's any type of oil, I break out!!

ohyouprettythings said...

:] Great info! :] Love your blog!

Haze said...

Great review and great find :)

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