Recent Posts

Upcoming Posts

  • Concealer & Foundation Tutorials
  • Sigma MaxBag Makeup Bag
  • My HG Concealers
  • Mixing Foundations
  • What's in my makeup box

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Product Review: MAC Fix+ Spray


Product: 4 out of 5
Packaging: 5 out of 5
Overall: 5 out of 5
Price: $15,

Ingredients: Water, glycerin, butylene glycol, cucumber fruit extract, chamomilla, camellia leaf extract, tocophryl acetate, caffeine, panthenol, hydrogenated castor oil, fragrance

What it claims: An aqua-spritz of vitamin and minerals, infused with a calm-the-skin blend of green tea, chamomile, cucumber, topped off with the fresh, natural, energizing scent of Sugi. Adds radiance, finishes makeup. Spray it on. Skin drinks it up!

I bought this spray because I heard a lot of great uses for it (thanks Enkore!), and thought it would be a great skin refresher with summer around the corner.

My experience:
It feels really nice on your skin, and there's no bad smell, just a nice fresh smell. I made the mistake of spraying it TOO close to my face so my face was sticky from the glycerin, so at first I didn't like it; but the next day I tried spraying it at elbow's length and got better results! It wasn't sticky like before and it really did a great job and making my skin feel smoother and softer.

I heard some bad reviews on this on Makeup Alley, making some people look like a "grease ball" but I think it's because they made the same mistake I did the first time I used this, and that was spraying it too close to my face putting more of the product on my face making me look greasy and shiny. It has to be sprayed at elbow's length or arm's length for better results.

PROS: Great little moisturizer, just spritz all over your face and let it set in. No weird smell, great for applying BEFORE and AFTER makeup application, some people also use this to "set" their makeup, I merely use it before makeup application as I use Model in a Bottle to set my makeup. It also has an awesome "no-spill" nozzle great for traveling. Another great use? It's an awesome mixing medium too! I spray a little on my brush (with a napkin behind my brush to prevent mess) and my brush is ready for foiling!

CONS: Be careful not to spray too much of this product on your skin or on your brush for foiling, it can get really sticky because I think the concentration of glycerin is higher than there is water, and too much glycerin on your eyelid can sting. If you happened to put too much, just spray a little water to dissolute the glycerin.

Overall: I love this spray, it's really neat to just have. Lately it's been so hot so I just spritz this baby lightly over my face and let it set in, once it dries my skin feels a lot softer and supple. I also use it as a mixing medium and have had awesome results. The one thing about making your own mixing medium, is that your solution can be more water than glycerin which can be a good thing!

Slide cap to the left to close!


Anonymous said...

i like this stuff too. i use it to "set" my mineral makeup. my fiance always jokes and tells me to refresh his face with it. he calls it expensive water in a bottle. lol.

Megan said...

is this suppose to be something that prevents your foundation from fading especially during the summer?

Anonymous said...

hey vanessa! i ALWAYS read ur blogs but never ever posted a here's my first.

I love this stuff too!! just got one this weekend. :]

I love your reviews..they are super awesome..keep up the great work!!

Anonymous said...

wow thanks for the review! good thing i asked hubby to buy for me! :D

ilurvemakeup said...

I love this for keeping my mmu face in tact and foiling :) I don't need mixing mediums :P hehe I never had any problems with it. You went spray happy huh? lol It does smell very good, sometimes I'm tempted to drink it LOL

Penze said...

I have this from Mac too. Well it's teh same idea but the bottle is different. I love it for occasions when I really want my makeup to stay put!!

Milly said...

hey thanks for all the great tips and advice..where can i buy Model in a Bottle? i want to try them out..

Dskco said...

i love fix + too! i wonder if the charged waters are any different

yummy411 said...

i'm still shocked that you haven't used this before. i love it.. especially for thinning out creams (concealer, cream foundation,etc.)

i'm glad you got it! i'm stocking up with it in the old packaging from CCO's!

stylishmomy said...

fix+ on my list - check! lol
Thanks for the review, gorgeous =)

MakeupByRenRen said...

ilove this always prevents foundation and powder from looking it!

Nic Nic said...

Im back on fix+ again after giving up a month or 2 ago lol and i really like foiling eyeshadow as well :) wow the weather is so different to UK and LA! id rather be in hot weather :P

Distinque said...

me love fix+ long time:) I also like Mac's charge waters too

psychoexgirlfriend said...

The stickiness is what always kept me away from Fix+. I find a lot of products leave my skin feeling sticky. Ick. I found that LaRochePosay makes a great makeup setter too. Thermal something ... LOL, that's descriptive.

Cream said...

I totally agree with you! I just made a comparison between Model in a Bottle and Fix+ and afterwards I discovered your post and we wrote basically the same :-)

:a: :b: :c: :d: :e: :f: :g: :h: :i: :j: :k: :l: :m: :n:

Post a Comment

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Recent Comments

Recent Posts Copyright 2008-2009 All Rights Reserved. Info written and labeled pictures are property of
free hit counter