Friday, June 11, 2010

MAC Fix+

After hearing about MAC Fix+ on many beauty blogs and by word-of-mouth, I decided to give it a try. I've heard both good things and bad things about the product. Those that love it, can't live without it, and those who didn't like it said it's like paying for water because it does nothing for them. I happen to agree with the first group; I love this product! I don't know how I ever got along without it.


Since I was new to Fix+ I decided to ask a MAC rep about it.

Tips:

  • Can be used like a toner, sprayed on clean skin before makeup
  • It does not help makeup stay on longer, it's not like a lacquer that will seal
  • It will help set powder to a nicer finish (the reason I love it!), when sprayed after makeup application
  • Works great with loose pigments!!! (see below)
  • Some people use it with potted shadows, but the MAC rep said that technique can ruin the formulation of the eyeshadow
It's $18.00 USD for 3.4 fl oz. The MAC website description:

"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!"




Spray your brush (I used MAC 239 brush, but any brush for emollient products is fine), dip the brush in the pigment, then the possibilities are endless! The Fix+ makes the pigment more metallic, and gives it a slightly creamy texture. I understand why people say it's a versatile product.

Sorry about the picture quality. My camera settings seem to be off, but I think you still get the idea. 


Left (dry brush), Right (Fix+ sprayed brush)


*colors used in swatches (Top- MAC Pigment in Melon, Bottom- MAC Pigment in Blue Brown)


Look of the Night

My best friend since second grade graduated from nursing school this past weekend, and I'm so proud of her. It was quite a touching moment to see her on stage accepting her diploma. Her family threw a party in honor of the accomplished graduate, and we all had a great time. This is the look I wore for the soiree: 








Face: MAC Studio Fix Foundation, MAC Select Cover Concealer, MAC Studio Finish Concealer, MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Naturals 
Cheeks: MAC Blush in Peaches, NARS Blush in Super Orgasm
Eyes: MAC Paint Pot in Painterly, MAC shadows in Sketch (outer-V), Embark (crease), Rice Paper (used on lid), and Shroom (brow bone highlight), MAC Pigment in Melon (used with Fix+ on lower lash line), L'Oreal Voluminous in CarbonUrban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eyeliner in Zero, Stila Liquid Pen Liner in Black
Eyebrows: MAC eye shadow in Charcoal Brown, MAC eyebrow pencil in Spiked
Lashes: MAC Lash 44 
Lips: L'Oreal Colour Riche lipstick in Real Red, Trucco lip liner in Perfect Red

And, of course, I set my makeup with Fix+ !!!

XOXO


**Update - Thank you to everyone who voted in my poll. Harajuku-doll look was the winner, so I will post that soon :)

49 comments:

  1. I love fix+ too. Been loving it for almost 2 years now. :D

    Girl...you look gorgeous..I love how you rocked that red lipstick..it suits you well! :D

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  2. Lovely Fotd!!!And I'm going to try it!!Cheers!

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  3. I've got Fix + and I heart it. I spritz it on after foundation because it leaves a nice glowing sort of finish behind. xx

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  4. Never try fix + and I will try it..=).. Gorgeous look..it looks very neutral and you look pretty..I love your tube dress..^_^..

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  5. I definitely want to try this now! You look gorgeous!

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  6. oooo i want to try this - lovely pics :) xxx

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  7. I love fix + <3 it works wonders
    You look gorgeous!
    love the eyelashes!

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  8. You look is gorgeous !!!
    Love Fix+ !!!

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  9. I love Fix+ use it all the time. btw luv this look :)xoxo

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  10. I have Fix + and I love it too for loose pigments. The weather here in South Florida is so humid that I do not use it to set my foundation anymore. But like I said, for pigments it's really great!

    You look so beautiful with this outfit and red lips ;-) Take care!

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  11. and thanks for following! :D

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  12. i like it ok,i like to use it on clean face and foil pigments. glad you posting again. <3

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  13. I've never tried Fix +...I always think about it every time I go into Mac, but always pick up eyeshadows or something else!~I may reconsider! Great post!

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  14. I never use FIx+ as a fixer. It's great for everything else. Ben Nye's Final Seal works great as a makeup fixer and it's cheaper.

    http://makeupbykim-porter.com/blog

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  15. Love the look you wore with that dress, I have the same dress too! Congrats to your best friend on graduating!

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  16. you're look are so flawless!! very very pretty :))

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  17. i love this post!
    i nominated you for a "Love Her Style" Award :)

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  18. love the look its so pretty =) i dont know many girls who can pull off those lashes as well as you! I got the rose fix+ recently and it smells so much better than the regular fix plus (which already smells amazing). I've loved fix+ ever since I started using it last year. It was love at first spritz lol <33

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  19. AMAZING lashes and great review on the product. Come this payday I need some new makeup goodies.
    Lovely blog.
    Hope you had a great weekend.
    x

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  20. whaaaaaat sexy ass outfit & face! Love the red lips & long lashes
    <3

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  21. I need to use Fix+ more often.

    Just discovered your blog and LOVE it.

    Cheers,
    Michelle (Lipstickrules)
    xx

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  22. I have the fix+ and it works wonders. Love the look, very cute!

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  23. Loving that Look! you look so pretty, and that MAC fix+ is making pigments looking INCREDIBLE !!!!
    <3

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  24. You look gorgeous! When I first bought fix+ I really wasn't sure what to do with it but, now I'm not sure how lived with out it. It gives me that perfect dewy finish.

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  25. wow you look amazing x so pretty x love the look x
    sophie-lou x
    follow me please girlies x
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  26. I love FIX+ too! Im in the "definitely cant live without it" group. I find it hard to blend the eyeshadow when i use it on my brush tho. do you have any tips on that? But I like giving my face a spray after makeup application bcos I notice when I take photos my makeup is more defined in them. And being a camera whore when im out with my girls it definitely makes a difference

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  27. I've been wanting to purchase this product but never did get around to. I too heard so much good reviews about it :)

    Anyways, love you make up :)

    http://nurisrandom.blogspot.com/

    xXx

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  28. love love love love this look and i gave you a blog award check it out

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  29. just wanted to let you know that i nominated you for an award! check out my blog for the post. (:

    -ariana
    http://shewalksiinbeauty.blogspot.com/

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  30. wow..thx for the tip..u are gorgeous..love your make up :) check out my blog ya

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  32. love your lip color. and have your ever tried YSL make up? i need your review.. thanks before

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  33. you look great hun and i love the lashes

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  34. You look so cute- like a little pinup sailor girl =]

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  35. I love Fix +. Your makeup looks amazing.

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  36. looks amazing!!!

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  37. Gorgeous eyelashes!! You are so pretty!!

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  38. Hi Hun thanks for stopping by and leaving me sweet comment<3 you looks stunning I love the pin up nautical theme on you!:D

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  39. this look is so pretty and girl swear by Fix Plus... love it

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  40. I never bothered to try Fix+.

    Love the look and your dress looks cute!

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  41. Great product review...I wanna try this Fix! Thanks!

    Hope you're having a lovely weekend so far...cheers: Evi

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  42. Oh my gosh... I can't believe I just now found your blog. You're so cute! I love your pin-up look. Those lashes are killer!

    I look forward to catching up on some of your old posts!

    xoxo

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  43. you have such lovely eyes

    and those eyelashes are amazing
    x

    Shukura

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