Firstly, I have combination skin so my nose area gets really oily during the day. I have noticed that after using Fix+, my forehead and nose appears to be less oily!
Fix+ has a nice, refreshing smell to it (I've smelt this before, but not sure where... it's like soft, cooling lemons? or however you'd like describe it!) which is great. I store this in my fridge and use it in the morning before I leave the house. I spritz it twice, once on the left side of my face and the other on the right. It's nice and cooling and comes out in mist. I also like to use it at night as a toner/moisturizer after cleansing. I usually have a really oily T-Zone after a few hours of cleansing, but Fix+ seemed to prevent this!
I'm not too sure if it does help fix or seal make up though because my MSF didn't really seem to last on me today, but I'll give it another try and see how it goes.
The packaging is simple but I don't mind it! It comes in a white bottle and holds 150ml. I paid around $14 USD for it (I live in Hong Kong, or $115 HKD) which is not too bad. I would repurchase, but like I said before I am going to see if it will help seal my make up first. (hence, minus 1 lippie)
Overall, a good product. It contains a lot of good stuff (such as antioxidants, fruit extract, etc) and I believe it is helping my skin! I have used it everyday and I think everyone should try it. Or perhaps ask for a sample? :) continued >>
This is a staple in my makeup case. How I use it: If I'm using Studio Stick foundation, I'll spritz on my foundation brush before blending. Works especially well if you're using two shades of foundation (for proper contour and highlight). If I use a liquid, compact or Studio Fix, I spritz the face lightly after application and then use the buffer or kabuki brush to buff the skin. It does wonders for smoothing out your foundation. With concealer, I'll spritz a very small amount (spritz from a distance) on a wedge sponge or a fluffy eyeshadow brush, then pat very lightly into the concealer. This gets rid of the cakeyness. I've tried Evian (aerosol) to do the same thing, but I find it makes the makeup streaky. I really can't do a job without it.
I bought this after reading stacks of good things about it, not here but on another makeup site. To begin with I started using this after my foundation application but if you've got oily/combo skin it probably isn't the best method as it will leave you with a dewy appearance. I changed my routine to start using it just before I apply my foundation. I found that it worked wonderfully this way. My foundation would glide on smoother and not look so powdery. It has now become an everyday product. I'll definitely repurchase.
Wow! This is my favorite, HG, staple of all products I own. Why did it take me so long to find it? I'm on the second bottle and it lasts quite awhile. I've read reviews where people didn't think it did much. Let me tell you how I use it. I spray my freshly cleansed face with it before I do makeup. This makes a nice even surface for foundation (MAC Studio Select). Then I do all of my makeup and spray again to set it. It helps with making my powder not look too dry. But the best feature of this is my makeup becomes budgeproof with Fix +. (I was using aerosol hairspray before this, ugh!) My eye makeup doesn't change no matter how late into the morning I'm out from the night before. To me, this stuff is magic in a bottle and I will never be without it.
So what's it supposed to do again? They say it sets your makeup. I've not noticed it doing anything -- except sitting on my counter not being used. I gave it a "2" because I didn't want to say that it was the worst product I ever used because it wasn't. I just don't see what all the hype is about. It was like I was just, well, spraying water on my face. One MA told me to store it in the fridge and that would make it especially refreshing to use on warm days. True, it did feel good, but I ask again: what am I supposed to be seeing it do?
I've been using Studio Fix for like a year or so and I love it, but sometimes it look way too matte or a bit dry. I read a whole bunch of great reviews on mac fix+ spray and so I went out and bought a bottle. I thought the price was pretty cheap (including tax it was about $16) This spray really did give me a healthy, dewy, natural look which is something a lot women want in their foundations right? Honestly I didnt think it would that well on me but SURPRISE it worked beautifully on me. Now I'll NEVER wear studio fix without this fantastic little spray. Will most definently repurchase!!
This is one of those legendary products that just seems ordinary from the outside and like it wouldn't do much, but oh my God. I have been a faithful user of this for the past three years now and every time I use it, my face just loves it more. The smell is light and very pleasant, delivers a heavenly, ethereal glow and dewy quality that NO other product can duplicate. Even if you aren't wearing any makeup, this can pick up your skin's glow factor a lot. Wonderful for in the office, after a long, skin drying flight, or just whenever your skin needs a pick-me-up. I have tried many many other similar products and NOTHING even comes close to this vitamin inufused, spring water based product for making even mineral makeup look picture perfect, helping to hydrate the skin and for adding that wonderful can't describe it, je ne sais quoi quality to the skin. I would bathe in this stuff if I could. Simply amazing product.
UPDATE: I still love this stuff and I just tried the new bottle. The girl at the MAC counter assured me that the formula had not changed, though the new one seems oilier than the old white bottle. The scent is the same and it still holds my makeup all day, so if you have oilish skin like I do, I recommend adding some water. Being that the formula is water based, it will help you get less oily stuff on your face and it allows you to get more mileage out of it. Still a great product.
**Update: Still faithfully use this each day and have been for nearly ten years. Thanks, Lark for leaving this at my house, I am a believer!
I am yet another Fix + junkie. I wear mineral makeup and find that my dry skin can sometimes looks well dry. I love the super dewy look but realize that it isn't exactly practical for every day wear. When sprayed over my mineral foundation Fix + gives me that subtle dewy look. It hydrates my skin and gives me a glow that looks natural and not greasy. I also find that it sets my makeup and makes it last longer. I'd definitely recommend people try this product at their counter or store if they are skeptical. I sure was, but I fell in love with this product at first spray.
This is a great product in my opinion. I got it a few days ago and have used it both over my mineral foundation and my studio fix fluid foundation and this spray as a finishing product just gives my skin a very pretty dewy look. This stuff takes away the powdery/cakey look that at times seems unavoidable! Its not shiny or glowy in my opinion.. it gives the look of a little dewiness which is all the rage these days! :) Will definitely buy again!
I was using Shu Uemura's Dep Sea Lotion before this. The only thing Shu's spray has going for it is the cute packaging. MAC Fix+ is so much more than just water! This spray awakens my face and gives me a dewy, radiant, glowy look. Im a mineral makeup user and this just makes me look gorgeous. It's refreshing and it sets the minerals. I dont know what it is, but this works so well...before & after makeup. You can use it during the day to look & feel refreshed. This is a great product. I would even pay double for this....yeah...its that good.