Product Review | Prep + Prime Fix+ Mattifying Mist
Product Review | Prep + Prime Fix+ Mattifying Mist ($26, Ulta and Mac online and in-store)
Product Details (from Ulta's website): M·A·C Prep + Prime Fix+ Mattifying Mist is a lightweight mattifying spray that refreshes skin while instantly controlling shine and oil on the surface without disturbing makeup. The innovative formula contains powders, silica and other oil-absorbing agents to help set makeup, rebalance and mattify skin.
Instantly soothes and refreshes skin
Instantly controls oil
Instantly reduces appearance of pores
Sets makeup without hindering wear
For all skin types
Review: Mac recently released a bunch of setting sprays (Pink and Gold Lite Shimmers which I also have) plus this Mattifying Setting Spray. Most of you know Skindinavia Bridal Setting Spray is my holy grail but during the summer months, I need something to help keep my face more matte. We recently moved closer to the beach but humidity is high during the summer months so a mattifying face spray was in order. I also love wearing luminous foundation all year long and a mattifying spray balances out the finish on my normal skin.
The packaging is similar to the original Mac Fix +. It is a plastic frosted bottle (the Shimmer Sprays are in a clear plastic bottle) with white typography. The black cap/spray nozzle is the same as all of their setting sprays. It contains 3.4 oz for $26. Mac still makes beauty products that are reasonably priced, although I remember buying the original Fix + at Nordstrom's a few years ago for $20. It smells like the original Fix + (nothing too crazy, it smells fresh that goes away quickly which is great for those who are sensitive to scents like myself). This product is easy to use and it actually does mattify the face without making it too dry. It still leaves the face healthy looking without the shine. The only con I have with this product (the same con I have for all of their setting sprays) is the spray nozzle. It is not bad but it could be a lot better. A finer mist would be ideal just like Skindinavia or Urban Decay setting sprays. I picked this one up in June so I have had a lot of time testing/using it and I recommend this product if you are looking for something to hold up the shine during the summer months.