Mac: Prep + Prime Fix+ Review

Recently, I stumbled upon this amazing primer & setting spray by MAC Cosmetics so obviously I had to share! Meet the MAC Cosmetics Prep + Prime Fix+ collection, one that is quickly becoming a must have in my daily routine.

The Prep + Prime Fix+ {purchase here} is a makeup setting spray that has multi uses. It started with just the original, but quickly added more scents & formulas. MAC describes their product as – “A lightweight mist of water packed with vitamins and minerals, infused with a blend of green tea, chamomile and cucumber to gently soothe and refresh the skin. Gives an instant boost of hydration while delivering a soft sheen to refresh and finish makeup. This holy grail of hydrating mists can be used with other products in near-endless ways – to sheer out foundation, intensify colour, improve and extend the wear of makeup, or moisturize and soothe tired skin. A delicious twist in a permanent romantic rose scent, calming lavender scent, or creamy coconut scent.” 


Honestly, when I first saw the new scents that came out, that’s what made me decide to purchase. The rose was tugging at me – I’ve used primers & setting sprays before, but never scented! It is so subtly feminine. The floral scent feels like a bouquet of flowers lightly falling all over my face & really makes me want to skip in a meadow with my puppies. Okay, dramatic, but still an amazing product & incredibly worth the $26.

When I first purchased the product, I used it as just a primer spray: spraying it on my clean skin before I would apply my makeup.  After loving it in that facet, I did more research & found that it had WAY more uses. You can spray it on your eyeshadow brush to intensify your colors & to help avoid fallout from shimmer pallets. I also use it before application of makeup & now after, giving my skin a light dewy glow while keeping my face in place. My final favorite way to wear it is if I’m deciding to go foundation free for the day… Just after showering, I’ll spray it lightly on my face & it literally sets my day in motion with a refreshed feel.

I personally have combination oily skin on my T zone, then normal skin everywhere else. Normally, when I wear my makeup, after 2-3 hours it becomes very oily & appears to slide or disappear off my face. When I use the Fix+ it holds my makeup in place while also making it feel refreshing & light. The most amazing thing about it though, is that it gives your skin the appearance of skin even though you have makeup on.

Obviously, I highly recommend this great product. There are smaller sizes {travel} if you don’t want to spring for the larger size, but I really do think you should try it out! My best personal example of how great my makeup stayed on with this product was this past weekend at Disney World. I put on my makeup at 8am that morning & it lasted great throughout the day until 11pm – regardless of the sweaty day, long hours in the sunshine & riding many roller coasters, my makeup stayed flawless all day long.

I recommend it. I swear by it now. MAC Prep + Prime Fix+, you did good. You did real good. Once I run out of the Rose scent, I’ll probably move to the Lavender or even the Coconut. Basically, I don’t think I’ll ever go back. This product has quickly become a staple in my makeup routine & I can’t help but tell everyone about how much I love it. What do you think? Do you use the Fix+? Have another Primer that you swear by? I’d love to know & try it out… I’m open to anything that’ll keep my makeup in place.

x -A

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