We’ve all heard about the OG MAC Fix+ – and we’ve had our fair share of debates on whether it’s a setting spray or not. Well, MAC never claimed that it was meant to be a setting spray. It’s even categorized as a primer on the official website. Setting spray or not, MAC’s Fix+ has become a staple in most artists’ vanities across the world- especially since they increased the range, which now includes the original Fix+, with different scents, with shimmer and the all new Fix+ matte (WHICH I’M OBSESSEDDDDD WITH)

CLAIM

The holy grail of hydrating mists! M·A·C Prep + Prime Fix+ gives an instant boost of hydration while delivering a soft sheen to refresh and set makeup. The lightweight, prolonging formula is packed with vitamins and minerals, infused with a blend of green tea, chamomile and cucumber to gently moisturize, soothe and enhance your complexion. Pair with your favorite products in near-endless ways – to sheer out foundation, intensify the color payoff of eyeshadows and highlighters or simply to extend the wear of makeup.

Benefits:
  • Hydrates, refreshes and sets makeup.
  • Moisturizes skin.
  • Dermatologist tested.
  • Ophthalmologist tested.
  • Non-acnegenic.
FIRST IMPRESSIONS

It took me a really long time to bag this babe, mainly because I wasn’t comfortable spending so much money on something that felt so unnecessary back then. The MAC Fix+ retails for INR 1800 for 100ml. But now, if you were to see my drawers, you’ll find AT LEAST 6 bottles of Fix+ stocked up.

The product comes in a classy plastic bottle packaging with a twist lock pump, which when unlocked and pressed down on, sprays a generous amount of Fix+. I’m pretty stingy with mine cuz HELLO, price point! But the spray is my go to for melting powder products into the skin and giving me a misty, dewy look (which is my favourite!) If you don’t want to look dewy, you can go for the Fix+ matte – it keeps you matte as hell, and also doubles up as a setting spray.

MAC Fix+
MAC Fix+

The mist is very lightweight and isn’t sticky, heavy or greasy at all. But it’s the versatility of the product that makes it the winner. You can use it:

  1. Before makeup application to provide hydration to your face.
  2. In between steps to keep your face refreshed and melting powders into the skin.
  3. As a refreshing mist whenever and wherever.
  4. On brushes to pick up and lay down more pigmentation (shimmer shadows, highlighters etc)
  5. To “set” your makeup and give your face either a dewy or a matte look (depending on which version of the spray you use)
PROS:
  1. Lightweight
  2. Refreshing
  3. Packed with beneficial ingredients
  4. Pleasantly scented – now comes in four different scents (Original, Coconut, Lavender, Rose)
  5. Fix+ Matte is very mattifying
  6. Great for the dewy skin look
  7. Melts powders into skin, prevents you from looking powdery/ashy
  8. Also comes in travel sizes
CONS:
  1. P-R-I-C-E-Y AF!
  2. The original might not work with oily skin tones. Opt for Fix+ Matte instead