Here I am dropping off a really quick review of MAC’s new Fix+ (Prep + Prime). Let me start off by saying I am a loyal Fix+ girl. It’s my “holy water”.I may not be a MAC-a-holic but I am sure to place my order for another bottle before the one I have has a chance to run out. YES it’s that serious. It does everything from making your shimmery pigments pop, acts as a refreshing makeup sealant as well as refreshing your makeup during the day. Did I forget to mention how delightful it smells? How could I!
How I use it:
I use Fix + all during my makeup application not just before and after as some may suggest. I begin by spraying it on my bare face before applying moisturizer. I use cream products and powders which have a tendency to get a little cakey if you’re not careful. NOTHING and I mean NOTHING brings my makeup to life like Fix +. After applying and setting my concealer with powder (Ben Nye Banana Powder to be exact) I apply my face powder on the areas I didn’t conceal and blend out any harsh lines to create smooth transitions. After which time I grab my Fix + spritz my face and with the flat top powder brush from e.l.f I pat(not rub) it into my face. This is before I add any color i.e blush, shadow, highlight etc. After I have completed my face before I apply my lashes and mascara I spritz my face one last time for the road repeating the stippling with my e.lf powder brush. Am I over doing it? Possibly but It turns my cream foundation/concealers and powders into a skin like seamless dream. No cake, no embarrassing powdery mask. Not even in photo flash situations. Just me
Anyway, my bottle was getting awfully low as you can see and I decided it was time to place my re-up order. Only to be met by a NEW Fix+ called Prep + Prime as if I needed a new and upgraded slightly higher priced addiction. In case you’ve never purchased it…Fix + used to be $20 for the size pictured above. And although I had to talk myself into the first purchase it most definitely made me feel as if it was worth the dub ($20) once I began to use it.
A little off topic: but s/o to Mac for having fast and FREE shipping on every order. You can’t beat that with a 2×4. Ok, A day or two passed and my dealer (the mailman) brought me my Prep + Prime.
At first glance it was everything I imagined. All of Mac’s items come in sleek black packaging but this one had a beautiful galaxy of purple and green sparkles on it. The bottle itself is more frosty than the original and of course it says Prep + Prime the newbie
The question everyone is probably asking (the only question that matters) is it better than the original. Answer: No. The good news is it’s just as good. Fix + has always had several uses. Prep, prime, hydrate, refresh, seal, moisturize and more hunni this stuff was ALREADY everything a doll could ask for. So while I am not over joyed that MAC went up $2 and upgraded only the packaging. I still can not live without this stuff. *Kanye Shrugs*
More good news! MAC also offers a travel size for only $10. I buy the larger one because I need it in my kit as well as OD’ing on it during my personal applications but the smaller one is perfect for single person use.
That’s all for now.
*2017 DUPE ALERT*
Did you know that there’s a drug store brand setting spray that is said to rival Urban Decay’s All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray? L’Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray retails for $16.99 in drugstores and has claims of being just as good as the setting spray “Gods. Which should come as no surprise being as though Urban Decay is a L’Oreal brand, but for some reason I was shocked! Review to come..
Until next time dolls ❤