Saturday, June 19, 2010

Review: MAC Fix+ Rose

mac fix+
Fix+ is one of those products that you ignore thinking it's just glorified water in a spray, but once you get it, you wonder why you didn't earlier. I recently got this in the rose version from another lovely beauty blogger, eleventh0fparil. It was a limited edition product from MAC, released with the "A Rose Romance" collection. It retails for $21.50 CAD. The MAC website describes it (the original Fix+) 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, energizing scent of Sugi. Adds radiance, finishes makeup. Spray it on. Skin drinks it up!"

I like spraying this on my face before applying foundation. I have dry skin so it calms that down a bit and gives my skin a pick me up. And it smells awesome! You can also spray it after foundation, over powder foundation it takes away that powdery look that you may get and gives your face a glow. I find it really similar to The Body Shop's Vitamin E face spritz, which is rose scented as well. I've read that girls use this to foil their eyeshadows as well.

mac fix+ and other spray products
It might be kind of strange to douche your face in water, but the spray is more of a mist. The pump on the Fix+ is more targeted or focused, instead of spraying out everywhere, if that makes sense, that's the part that I like most about this over other face mists. I have used the evian mist, aquafina and two of The Body Shop ones (vitamin E and vitamin C) (pictured above). I like the packaging on the Fix+ too, it has the locking option so you can put this in your purse or travel with it. The bottle is also quite large, 100ml, so it will last you a long time.

Having this now, makes me want to go out and buy the original. I wouldn't say this is a necessary item in your collection, but if you have dry skin, it can be quite the lifesaver. The smell of a MAC counter is this spray, that light, fresh, kinda cucumber smell, it's nice and would be great for summer to refresh your face when you are hot.

Thanks again for sending this to me Winnie, I really like it. :)


Stavroula said... Best Blogger Tips

I don't have Fix + , but I have Avene Thermal Water spray and I love it, it feels so luxurious!! :) I already have a review on this up on my blog! ;)

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

So glad you are loving this ! :)

Alina said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the Fix + Rose. I love how it refreshes my face and helps with the powdery look my mineral foundations can leave on my face sometimes. I also use this spray to apply my loose pigments when I want that foiled eyeshadow look.
I am running low though, so I will probably purchase the original fix + when I run out :)

Charlotte said... Best Blogger Tips

Where do you find the Evian spray? I've never tried a facial mister and it seems like that one is the most reasonably priced.

Justine @ Productrater said... Best Blogger Tips

@Charlotte - In Canada, I found the evian at Pharma Plus it was kinda pricey, they have them in all sizes, there was a larger one too... the aquafina was like $4, really affordable, not sure if they make that one anymore.