Wednesday, 4 September 2013

MAC Fix +

Today's post is going to be all about a product that seems to be known to every You Tuber and blogger, that is MAC's Fix +. 
Described by MAC as:

"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, energising scent of Sugi. Adds radiance, finishes makeup. Spray it on. Skin drinks it up!"

It has a slight scent which is really subtle.  If I'd have known it was meant to be cucumber I would never have ordered it although I wouldn't say that it smells like that!  The nozzle sprays a really fine, even mist which I love and the pump has a twist on the lid to stop it spraying whilst in storage.
I bought it originally because I had watched a video on foiling eye shadows and really liked the concept.  It does work really well for this but then so would tap water.  I think the only convenience in this instance would be if you were a make up artist on photoshoot and maybe not have a sink nearby.  

I believe there's a lot of other ways of using it including using it as a make up setting spray although to be honest I've never had much luck with that as it just seems like you're spraying your face with water which obviously isn't going to set anything.  For me the most useful way to use MAC Fix + is for days when you've simply gone over the top on the powder, a few sprays of this bad boy and your face looks like skin again!

The bottom line is.. I do feel like this is a glorified - nearly £15 - water spray.  I have been using in quite a bit recently for when I've gone wild with my powder but I know that if I had a fine mist spray bottle with water in I would get the same effect.  In the height of summer it's a good refreshing spray as well as being convenient for foiling pigments.  I think the long and short of it is I'll continue to use the rest of the bottle up but once it's finished I will just use an actual make up setting spray like the Urban Decay ones as they too calm down an over-powdered face.  On the very rare occasion I foil eye shadows I will just use plain old water!

Sidenote: Hats off to the clever people at MAC who also made sure their bottle can't just be refilled with water - it's like they know that their luck is up once you've bought your first bottle!

13 comments:

  1. I fell into this trap, I thought Fix + would set my make up but it only seems to take away the cakey look and for £15 I don't think it's worth the price tag but I use it to wet brushes for now. I like using the ELF Mist and Set to set my make up, it's fantastic value and works really well :)

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    1. I'm glad I'm not the only one Natalie! I haven't tried anything from ELF yet but I might just do that - thank you so much x

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  2. I have seen so many people rave about this so it is nice to see a different opnion xx

    Lots of Love Beautyqueenuk xx

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  3. I really enjoy my MAC Fix+, but I only bought the smaller bottle. I typically use mine as a cooling spray for warmer days - it doesn't really ruin my makeup or anything. I do prefer the Avene Thermal Water though and it's quite a bit cheaper.

    Thanks for sending your link via twitter. I'd love for you to check out my blog too!

    Nicola:
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    1. I think it would be good like you've done - a mini size for warm days but then you can get cheaper sprays. I haven't tried anything from Avene so I need to definitely try it!! I'm following you on Blog Lovin now x

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  4. I bought this and I'm not really a fan of it.

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    1. Glad you said that Emma !! I did debate whether to write this review as it's such a hyped product but honestly I don't see the amaziness of it x

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  5. I really don't know what to think about Mac Fix + . I need something like it in my routine but it seems so expensive for what it is! And people seem so divided about how good it is xx

    Angelica [One Little Vice]

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    1. I think it depends on what you actually want it for. If you want a make up setting spray then there's loads out there including the Collection Fix Me Up which I reviewed a few weeks ago (although that has it's own issues!) x

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  6. I've heard alot about this Fix sprays but I havnt invested yet as I've heard so many mixed reviews!

    thanks for sending me your blog, new follower!
    A FASHION FIX

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  7. I've never used this but always use Avene Thermal Spray to finish my makeup. It's cheaper and the bottle size is bigger. Sounds like it's the same sort of thing too. I find it works really well. They even do a mini bottle that you can just throw in your bag!

    Kelsey xx

    www.kelseydawnblogs.com

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    1. Ooo thank you. I actually haven't tried anything from Avene so I'll make a note of this as one to check out!!

      Thanks for reading x

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  8. thanks for the honest review. i heard people going crazy about this spray a while back.

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