When I bought MAC Fix+ I only bought the travel size as I didn’t want to spend £17 on a product I wouldn’t like. Turns out I loved it but am currently out of employment and can’t afford to spend £17 on hyped up water. That meant I had to venture out and try a slighter cheaper spray, so I hopped onto Beauty Bay and bought the Mario Badescu Facial Spray.
For £5.95 for the 118ml bottle (and £10.25 for double that), I could hardly pass up the opportunity to try it, considering that largest bottle of Fix+ is only 100ml and almost three times the price.
I bought this to use as an alternative to MAC Fix+, which I use in two ways. The first is to make my makeup look less powdery by spritzing all over my face once I’ve finished applying my makeup, and the second is to dampen my eyeshadow brushes if I want a more intense pigment. And I’ve got to say, this works as a pretty great alternative! Side note: I don’t dampen my brushes before I’ve applied any product to them, I do it once product is applied. It seems to stop product transferring between pans a lot better.
Like Fix+, it’s not a setting spray but a facial mist. It’s used to refresh your face throughout the day rather than for getting your makeup to stick. I wouldn’t use this all over my face if I was going on a night out, but I would use this on an every day basis where my makeup doesn’t need to stay but I need it to look nice.
My two main gripes are definitely the scent and the size. I can get over the scent and it fades very quickly, but the size is irritating. If I wanted to take this away with me I’d have to decant as I usually travel hand luggage only – I’d rather they took away the extra 18ml!
But overall, I am chuffed with this product. For half the price of the travel size of MAC Fix+ but almost 4 times the amount of product, you can hardly go wrong. I’m not saying I’ll never repurchase Fix+ again, but I’m happy with this for now and I know it’s going to last me a long time.