MAC’s Studio Fix Fluid Foundation is a definite favourite in the world of beauty amongst makeup artists and regular women alike. Like most MAC products, this one has a cult following and really does live up to the hype. The only downside being - you need to be willing to part with around two grand for a bottle of this foundation.
Oh, and did you know that it doesn’t come with a pump? If you would like to buy the pump, it’s an additional cost of Rs. 500 – 700! It’s no wonder then, that we are on the prowl for a cheaper alternative that will provide the same results.What we would look for in a dupe to MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation.
It should have buildable coverage.
It should be long-lasting.
It should be matte.
It shouldn’t look cakey and should photograph well.
It shouldn’t feel heavy on the skin.
It should have a wide range of shades to choose from.
Our Top Pick would be Maybelline’s Fit Me Matte + Poreless Concealer. It is extremely blendable, long-lasting, and gives great coverage. In fact, it covers up flaws so well that you may even want to give your concealer a miss. It has a completely matte effect (without being drying), which means that you don’t have to worry about that ugly oily shine. You wouldn’t want to try any other foundation again. And did we mention that it is a fraction of the price of MAC Studio Fix? It is priced at Rs. 525!
Buy Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation here. (Rs. 500)
Revlon Photo Ready and ColorStay Foundation
Another awesome pick would be Revlon’s Colorstay Foundation as well as the Photoready Foundation. Both of these ranges by Revlon are great! They’re super long-lasting and provide great coverage. The colorstay range comes in 2 variations – one for normal/dry skin and one for combination/oily skin, so you can find a great fit for your skin type. The Photoready range looks super natural, brings a brightening glow to the skin and comes in a larger range of shades than Colorstay. Overall, both are great and a suitable alternative to MAC’s foundation.
Buy Revlon Photo Ready Air Brush Effect Makeuphere (Rs. 1,100) Buy Revlon Colorstay Foundation here (Rs. 1150)
L’oreal Paris Infallible 24H Foundation
Hallelujah! Another affordable pick is the L’oreal Paris Infallible 24H Foundation which also comes with a pump! It has ultra coverage that hides the appearance of fatigue and blemishes. It erases imperfections effortlessly, without drying the skin out. So, ditch your concealers with this Mac Studio fix fluid dupe which also contains hydrating hyaluron and gives you a luxury sensation all-day long. We totally recommend this, for good!
Buy L’oreal Paris Infallible 24H Foundation here (Rs.1200)
P.S: An affordable but good alternative to a pricier, high-end product that can give you the same results is called a “beauty dupe”.