Makeup Setting sprays have been in the market since a while. In this review I am going to share my experience using MAC Studio Fix + or MAC Prep & Prime Fix. MAc describes Fix+ as a lightweight mist of water packed with vitamins and minerals, infused with a blend of green tea, chamomile and cucumber to gently soothe and refresh the skin. Gives an instant boost of hydration while delivering a soft sheen to refresh and finish makeup. Read more to find out whether its worth buying.
-Soothes and refreshes skin
M.A.C Prep + Prime Fix retails for $NZD $38.00 or USD 22 & is available at all M.A.C stores. It has a shelf life of 24 months and now the packaging has changed. It’s called PREP + PRIME FIX+ now. Mine was bought last year from India and so I have the old packaging.
How to use
-Hold bottle 12 inches away from face and spray evenly.
-Use alone or to finish makeup.
It comes in this bottle of 100 ml as pictured and the spray top can be turned around to lock the bottle. This way there is no mess to carry it around.
Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caffeine, Panthenol, Arginine, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, PPG-26-Buteth-26, Fragrance, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol.
My experience using this setting mist
About the formula – simple, alcohol-free toner for normal to dry or slightly oily skin that contains a nice mix of antioxidants (green tea, chamomile and cucumber) and anti-irritants
Contains Fragrance – but very slight amount – less noticeable once you spray on
Fix+ settles on skin, giving you more control where you’re applying product. Now, there are a 100 different ways to use this product. Can be used alone as a refreshing mist or to set your makeup etc. I use it in many different ways. I am quoting one by one.
Method 1 : I spray this mist onto my beauty blender/ makeup brush while applying foundation. This way it blends in and make the product really long lasting and it really refreshes my skin. The base makeup applies smoothly this way and it helps in controlling shine on my face. Especially, T-Zone area where it tends to get oily/shiny. Love this method the most. Spraying the Fix + onto makeup brush or beauty blender or sponge prevent “wastage” of your foundation due to sponge/brush absorption.
Method 2 : I spray it all over my face after I am done with my makeup. This ensures that my skin and my make up stay fresh all day without any fading or creasing.
Method 3 : I spray it all over my face before applying makeup. wait for few minutes and then start my makeup. My makeup goes on smoothly without a primer and it doesn’t make my face dry at all.
Method 4 : Using to wet my brush before picking eyeshadow/ pigments. it gives more intensity to the color
Overall, it absorbs faster and hydrates the skin really well. Makeup lasts longer ! This wonderful setting mist helps in giving a smooth, even finish to your makeup, blends the powder products/liquid products to give a non-cakey/non powdery look. really well and avoid face getting oily or shiny. A simple, alcohol-free toner for normal to dry or slightly oily skin that contains a nice mix of antioxidants (green tea, chamomile and cucumber) and anti-irritants
MAC had launched this in five limited-edition formulations to Fix + – Lavender, Yuzu, Cucumber, Rose and Coconut. I wish these formulations were permanent. @MACCosmetics – Are you listening?
Have you tried this setting mist from MAC ? Which is your favorite makeup setting mist/spray?
I love fix+. It’s such a multi tasker. I wish the Rose and Coconut ones were permanent. I still have half of this left so no point buying more. Lovely review hun xx
Thank you dear…I also wish if those LE ones are permanent
I have heard that Colorbar has a similar mist which is a close dupe of this and comes for 1/3 of its price!
Thank You dear 🙂 Never tried colorbar….Its not avlb here…. But would love to test it during my next trip
m using the colorbar dupe of this and can say that it also works in similar manner at half the price I guess… 😛
good that you found colorbar dupe….But we have no access to colorbar here in NZ.
Renji we think alike. I use my setting spray with the makeup makeup sponge too. N the eye shadow trick too, when I feel lazy to take out my Inglot Duraline.
Awesome post 🙂
This review for me is perfectly timed renji..! I am getting engaged this month and am planning to do my own makeup. I was about to pick this up! Now i am happy of my choice. 🙂
wow….Congrats dearie!!! <3 <3 so happy for you!! wow..doing your own makeup would be fantastic!! assk me anytime...any suggestions u need!
Didn’t know this can be used both before & after applying makeup. Sounds like a keeper.
I love setting sprays but I never tried Fix+! I’ve always been on the fence about it, but after reading your post I might get it!