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MAC launches foundations for the Middle Eastern skin tone

The ”Studio Fix” finish foundations are one of MAC’s best selling products worldwide including the Middle East. Therefore, MAC Cosmetics has created four shades specifically for the Arab woman in a powder and a liquid formula. The ”Studio Fix” liquid foundations are now available in 32 shades and the compact powder foundations in 41 shades.


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The ”Studio Fix” foundations come in the following shades: C3.5 | C4.5 | C5 | C5.5  a total of 8 products (4 powder foundations and 4 liquid foundations)


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Studio Fix Fluid (left to right) in #C5.5 & #C5


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BEFORE                                                              AFTER

Studio Fix Fluid Foundation in #C5.5 + MAC Pro Longwear Concealer

I love the fact that the fluid foundation feels light weighted on the skin. Offers a medium to full coverage. It also features formulas enriched with antioxidants and its suitable for all skin types. The ”Studio Fix Fluid Foundation” blends beautifully and leaves the skin with a matte medium to full coverage. The foundations work very well with the MAC Pro Longwear Concealer (which is only available at the MAC Pro stores).

Price: $27  |  170 AED each






Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation (from top to bottom) in: #C5.5  |  #C5  |  #C4.5


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BEFORE                                                             AFTER

Studio Fix Plus Foundation in #C4.5 + MAC Pro Longwear Concealer

Generally speaking I wear powder foundations more often then I wear liquid foundations. Not only because is keeps my oily skin matte all day, but also because most powder foundations allow your skin to breath. This powder foundation in particular is one of the few that works great for both dry & oily skin.

It keeps the combination to oily skin matte for long period of time. Works very good for dry skin as well, it keeps the skin hydrated. The skin doesn’t need much touch ups during the day and it offers a full coverage.

Price: $27  |  170 AED each


The shades C3.5, C4.5, C5 and C5.5 are available at all M.A.C stores across the Middle East.




  1. Aurora says

    I was curious, so are the newer half shades basically more peachy?
    I noticed that the half shades C4.5 and C5.5 look peachy whereas C5 looks golden like the other C shades that aren’t half. Sorry I’m just confused on this cause I match best with C30 which is basically yellow/olive and C3 works well and it’s straight up yellow IMO lol

    • najlakaddour says

      Yes correct, the half shades are more peachy. Since the foundations were designed for Middle Eastern/Desi skin, peachy and yellow tones are required to cancel out any dark blemishes. However it varies amongst Middle Eastern/Desi women. Some require peachy shades, other require yellow shades, it depends on the warmth & coolness of the skin tone.

      If yellow shades work best for you (which means you’re warm toned) than you should go for those shades 🙂

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