Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Review: MAC Fix+

So I caved and I bought the MAC Fix+ on a whim, when MAC had a 25% off sale. I have a love and hate relationship with this product which you will found out below!

First of all packaging wise it looks fab, as all MAC products do. The pump has a lock button so it doesn’t leak and the product comes out in an even mist. The product itself contains basically water along with glycerin, cucumber fruit extract and caffeine. It smells really nice and gives a nice cooling effect to the skin.

Here are some of its uses:
1.  Make shadows stand out. You can use the Fix+ to make your eyeshadows more vibrant by spraying your brush with it and applying on the lid. This technique will intensify the pigment and make your shadow stand out. The same applies with loose pigments to help them stay on the brush and minimise fallout.
2. Dilute thicker concealer or foundation. If you have a concealer that you feel is too thick for your skin you can spritz it with Fix+ and dilute it a bit. This will make it easier to work with. Also, if you have a favourite foundation that you feel is too thick for the spring or summer for example, try mixing the Fix+ with it on the back of your hand and it will make it easier to apply and it won’t dry as fast.
3. Freshen up your makeup. You can spray Fix+ directly on your face before or after makeup application to freshen it up or if you’ve ended up more powdered than you wanted to, create a more dewy finish. Be careful with your eye makeup though because it tends to make your mascara smudge.
My second thoughts on this product have to do solely with the fact that it is an overpriced water which smells nice basically! I’ve tried all the above with water mixed with two drops of tea tree oil and it works wonders. As an added bonus, tea tree oil has got anti-bacterial properties so it helps with any bacteria that might be lingering on your brush. Also, I find that it ruins my makeup rather than fixing it! True, no one likes a powdery finish, but this makes my skin way more dewy and it results in getting oilier faster. To be honest, I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone. I find that it is way too pricey for just a cooling effect that a thermal spring water would give.

I got it on sale for about 17€ from around 22€ retail price.

Have you tried this product? Did you like it?

Georgina x x x

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