MAC FIX+ Skin Refresher/Finishing Mist
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!
After much consideration, I'd decided to purchase after reading many raves for its various methods of usage and moisturizing properties. Unfortunately I wasn't given any advice upon the usage of the product from the BAs while at the store. Thankfully for the endless tips laid out via the Web, there is no need to be under scrutiny of the BAs with their condescending attitudes. Can we vote to have robots stationed at the service line?
There are many uses for FIX+ - Some spritz it on their faces to soften the skin and allows the emulsion to sink in faster. I only do this when my skin needs the extra hydration from Glycerin, a substance that preserves the moisture or water content of the skin. Most skincare products contain glycerin for moisturizing purposes, but some people might experience break outs, so take heed.
It is recommended to spray at arm's length with slight pressure on the nozzle, for a refreshing feel on the skin. Overdoing it will result in a sticky face due to excess glycerin. Often used as a finishing mist to set your makeup and achieve that dewy finish, it fails to do so and cakes up my face instead! I spritz it on my makeup sponge instead of water, or brushes before dipping in liquid foundation/BB cream for easier blending although I don't find the results any different nor better.
Now what I really like about FIX+ is its excellent function as a mixing medium. While I've read many users spray on their brushes beforehand, the best way for a vibrant turnout is by applying eyeshadow first, followed by a light spray on the brush and pat in with the same color. This method is known as foiling, and prevents my eye makeup from creasing!
Sealed at the source high in the French Alps, the water spray is propelled by naturally safe nitrogen (80% of the air we breathe is nitrogen) and the canister is recyclable.
A cheaper alternative to MAC FIX+, the ingredient is pure natural Evian mineral water from the French Alps. Suitable for all skin types due to its balanced mineral composition and neutral pH, it boosts your skin hydration level by 14% which keeps your makeup fresh and replenishes moisture loss from perspiration.
The Evian Spray can be used as a toner, and I love to spray sparingly to set my liquid foundation before finishing off with loose powder. The weather in Singapore can get ridiculously hot at times, so this comes in handy when your face needs a refreshing perk-me-up.
I like that it is unscented, unlike FIX+ and doesn't irritates the skin. As such, I find it safe to "Evianize" Milo, who seems to enjoy the teasing ALOT. He tends to get really excited and I ended up getting scratched... What irks me is the nozzle which tends to leak and the same thing happened to my last 3 canisters.
Unfortunately, Evian isn't up to par with FIX+ when it comes to "enhancement". It took two extra coats to get the pigment to POP and creases in less than two hours.
I have been using FIX+ for three months now with numerous trials and errors. Overall I am satisfied with the product, mainly for its ability to vibrant up my eyeshadows and keeping it last for approximately 5-6 hours. Evian on the other hand is relatively cheaper and feels more refreshing on the skin. And with the non-existence of glycerin, I am able to spritz as much as I want without looking like a grease ball.