Sunday, 16 August 2015

My Makeup Fixer Upper: MAC Fix+ Rose

MAC Fix+ Rose Review
MAC Prep + Prime Fix+ in Rose £17.00 - Link

MAC are at it again releasing yet another limited edition collection, however this time in the form of a new MAC Prep + Prime Fix+ range with five gorgeous scents. Despite being a MAC fan I had never ventured into the Prep + Prime range so I figured this would be ample opportunity to try the highly raved Fix+ mist.

MAC Prep + Prime Fix+ is described as a lightweight mineral rich finishing mist that refreshes the skin and finishes makeup to help create an even surface for a smooth makeup application. You can spray this mist onto bare skin to help moisturise and create a wet surface which helps create a smooth surface to blend foundation or on top of makeup to set it and help it last longer and remove any powdery texture.

Because I have oily/combination skin I have to admit that sometimes I am guilty of sporting makeup that is a little on the chalky side or just overall a little dull and flat, and as of late I've been after something that will lift this and leave my skin looking a little more radiant and this is where the MAC Fix+ spray has changed my makeup routine. I will admit at first I was a little worried that this would end up doing the opposite and leaving my skin looking oiler than it was however since the first use this is one of those products that I cannot live without in my makeup routine. 

Fix+ I think is one of those products that you need to understand how it works and its many uses to fully get the benefits. To begin I love using this prior to my primer to create a smooth base and I've found this helps my foundation blend into the skin seamlessly. Now for its intended use as a finishing spray, this mist is great at taking away the powdery, cakey look for any makeup leaving your makeup looking fresh and I've noticed since doing this my skin looks more refreshed, natural and less made up without ever venturing down the oily route. I will sometimes spray over with a setting spray to keep my base down for longer and I've found this creates a great double act. You do have to be a little careful as you can end up soaking your face so I would only recommend a couple of sprays max. This mist is also a great way to intensify your eyeshadow by spraying it over your eyes or eyeshadow brushes.

The rose scent isn't too overpowering either, and to be honest you don't notice it too much when applying to the skin so I imagine it's not too different from the original. The scent I would say is similar to that of rosewater and very light so it disappears quite quickly and doesn't linger on the skin for too long.

Overall I've found that since using this mist it doesn't make my makeup appear blotchy or disrupt any powder on my face whilst helping my makeup to appear more natural and light. I'm not sure how it's able to do this but I'm not going to complain. I have a feeling that this bottle will last a good while as I'm only using a couple of sprays per use which means I don't mind paying the £17 for a bottle, and you gotta love a long lasting product. I love that this contains glycerin in it also which helps to calm the skin, and a high concentration of chamomile so some lovely ingredients that I know will help the condition of my skin overall. I've found this to be a completely lifesaver and it's hard to imagine how I coped before this and I'm definitely hoping that MAC bring more scents into the regular line. 

Have you ever tried the MAC Fix+, I'd love to know your thoughts!


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