Mac Studio Fix Foundation vs Sonia Kashuk Tinted Moisturizer

We all have that one beauty item we cannot live without and for me, the one item is foundation. I have to wear foundation every day because I just don’t like the way my skin looks without it.

When I pick my foundations, I normally buy it in full coverage because I want it to last all day. However, when someone says full coverage, there’s one thing that comes to mind and that is..weight. The full coverage foundations are normally very heavy which a lot of people hate because we no one wants to look like they wear a lot of makeup and hello shiny oily skin on a hot summer’s day!

However, over the years, I feel like the built-in technology for foundations these days are improving seeing there are a lot more brands out there that carry full coverage foundations that are becoming less and less heavy. I swear by the Dior Forever & Dior Star foundation; they are really good products. But this mama-to-be is investing her money in other beauty products now (stretch mark creams), so she has to sacrifice this little luxury for the time being.

I remember being obsessed with Mac when I was in my early twenties. So much that I got tired of it. I didn’t like their Studio Fix foundation because it made my skin appear too bright or too yellow.. it was never the right tone.

Recently though, I decided to give the Mac Studio Fix another try seeing that it is a name brand product but with a smaller price tag, and I tend to be a little biased when it comes to brand name items. However, my expectations fell in short and I am giving it only 7 stars. Although it gave me the coverage I needed, I didn’t like the fact that I had to pile on a lot of product to get the coverage I need. Also, for some reason, I still feel like the color looks a tad bit yellow for my skin tone yet again.

I find myself now using my drugstore brand foundation more often than the Mac and I actually purchased it as a “back-up” foundation. It is not a foundation but a tinted moisturizer by Sonia Kashuk and you can find it at your local Target. I REALLY like this foundation. I think that it offers the amount of coverage I need, and it is super light weight. The only downside to it is it doesn’t last as long, but that’s expected for tinted moisturizers anyway! I am giving this product 8 stars.



This is me this morning in my Sonia Kashuk tinted moisturizer. More natural looking make-up for work.


This is me going to my friend’s birthday party in the Mac Studio Fix foundation. It doesn’t look bad but it definitely isn’t light weight as I’d like it to be. 

Which one do you guys like better?


Author: Not Your Typical Motha

Hi! My name is Azieza Uhnavy and I am the author behind Not Your Typical Motha.

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