Monday, 27 September 2010

+ Lil Miss Review: Mac Fix Plus

Hi guys :) I haven't done a review in ages!! Anyway, I'm going to review the lovely Fix Plus spray by Mac. 

Fix plus is a product that some would regard as their Holy Grail Product, whilst others would regard it as a waste of money.

What Mac say:
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 purchased this product last year because I loved the fact that it was some sort of setting spray. I have dry skin, and also use powder to set my makeup which is a recipe for disaster. Fix plus helps transform a powdery, caked up look into a more dewy look - perfect for the day time!

Price: £11.00
Longevity: I've had mine for nearly a year. I've got a about a quarter left of the spray. I feel like it is not working as well as it used to.
Usage: I use this product after I've done my makeup. I hold it about 20cm away from my face and spray it 3-4 times. I don't use this product before a night out or before taking photos - It makes my face look PLAIN GREASY.
Feeling: It really wakes you up and makes you feel invigorated. I only use this as a setting spray.. if I used it every time I felt sleepy - I would run out in a month lol! When you first spray it it makes your face look wet.. but after about 30 seconds.. your face looks dewy! I have extremely sensitive skin, and I was surprised that this didn't break me out :)
Packaging: It's Mac, hence looks very sleek. The nozzle head is not rotating as well as it used to... I guess everything deteriorates.
Tips: You can use this product to make eye shadows look even more pigmented on the eyelid. There are plenty of uses for this product. If you're interested,  just google them :)
Repurchase? Probably not. My skin has become slightly oily recently (since I've been taking omega 3 fish oil capsules to be precise). Fix + just seems to make it look even more oily. I love the fact that it really wakes me up and makes me feel like I'm wearing no makeup. I don't feel that it sets my makeup or makes it last any longer .The smell is refreshing, similar to that of a herbal essence shampoo. I may repurchase this product if my skin becomes dry.

 I know some people would just regard it as expensive water in a bottle, but I would never spray water on my face - it would completely dry it out! 

I would recommend this product to anyone with dry skin.. or anyone who likes the dewy effect!

Edit (24/10/10): My skin has become much dryer recently (I blame central heating!) therefore I will repurchase Fix + :) It is actually amazing =D


  1. I used this once and didn't like the stickiness of skin is dry too, but I have a shiny T-Zone (the best of worlds! lol) so this will probs make my forehead look like a bowling ball lol


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  3. I use this sometimes! It definitely gives my skin a BOOST. Very refreshing & cool sensation.

  4. @Sami yeah it makes me look greasy.. hate it! Love the feeling though! Wakes me up..awesome when typing up essays in the middle of the night lol

    @Mrs. Kolca aww thank u :)

    @Aubrey - I love the refreshing part! I bet you I will buy another one when my skin goes extremeley dry lol x

  5. I am a huge fan of Fix+ i use it almost daily.. it really does seal and set make-up especially if you wear a lot of powder products!!!! xxxx

  6. Cute blog!!

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