Not just a Sunday Fix
THE SETTING SPRAY RECIPE:
Ready in: 2 seconds
Serves: For your face and your freshly done makeup!
Difficulty: None. You are able to spray your face with a mist, right?
0 calories. Only a glowy finish.
Ingredients I wish it didn't have: Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Polypropylene Glycol Buteth
- No tools for this one!
- Just your face with makeup on
- Hmm... Depends on your skin's tolerance to MAC products to be honest.
WHAT TO KNOW:
- Can be used both by men and women
- This products works
- Possible skin irritations might ocurr
- If it doesn’t work for me it doesn’t mean that it won’t work for you
Happy Sunday everyone! Hope you enjoyed your Saturday night out as much as we did. After a long night out and not enough sleep we would like to have our glow back right now. Thank you.
Except overhydration (is that even something we should be doing?) and sleeping more tonight, this is something that will help you set everything in place and give you a not so natural but much needed glow.
I have mixed feelings about the Mac Prep and Prime Fix +. It is a product that definitely works. Even for men just a couple of sprays of this on a clean and moisturised face can make a huge difference.
It can be used both as a primer and as a makeup setting spray. It is a versatile product as you can use it on your brush as well to make your normal eyeshadow pop even more by turning it into a liquid. Plus you can use it on a fan brush and pick up your favourite highlighter to take your glowing game to another level. You can also refresh your makeup throughout the day because it melts everything together and gives a more “unified” result.
For years now, I go back and forth with this product as most of the beauty community loves it. I use it on clients and they seem to really like it! The only one who doesn’t like this so far is my own skin. I really like the end result and I wish I could personally use it on myself but unfortunately like other MAC products for the skin, after a small period of using it, I notice hormonal breakouts. Hormonal breakouts are not your typical zits. These are red bumps that appear on the lower part of your face, under your cheekbones and around the chin. They go away quite difficult and when they finally do, they leave you with a nice souvenir - a red/purple mark that needs almost a month to disappear completely. (Sigh…)
I am currently researching the ingredients in order to identify which one causes this kind of reaction on my skin. I have heard a lot of people complaining about MAC foundations and products for the face and I tend to stay away from them although they perform well, because my skin is sensitive. If a product has bad chemical ingredients, my skin is the one to tell you first! I have noticed that if I use it once in a while it is fine. But with extensive use, the breakouts come back. So I am in a phase right now that I try to stay away from it! Please someone remind me this, the next time I try to make it work again! (Sigh again…)
I am exploring the world of skincare natural cosmetics at the moment and testing different things. If you would like to know more about it, leave a comment below! We strongly believe that skin comes first. Taking care of your skin and of yourself first, is something that we live by; something that we want everyone to do and feel good!
Back to the Fix+, it has a perfect non-aerosol mist, the smell is good, although I would prefer if it didn’t contain any fragrance. Fragrances are allergens. I personally find it wrong that they have come up with other Prep and Prime Fix Plus in different fragrances. Although it is cute and they smell really nice, the last thing our skin needs is extra artificial fragrances that do more harm instead of “nourishing” our skin. It’s 2018. Skincare is at such an advanced level at the moment so I expect a lot from products.
We want to provide you with the best information possible! So here are some ingredients that it contains and might cause various skin irritations or other - always according to the FDA and other trusted sources.
Fragrance: You've already heard that fragrance is bad for your skin, right? It’s simply because fragrances can cause allergies and hormone disruptions.
Phenoxyethanol: It’s a synthetic antimicrobial preservative commonly used in cosmetics. It can cause various irritations/allergies to the skin and depress the nervous system. Thanks but no thanks.
Polypropelene Glycol Butheth: Sounds scientific, right? It has conditioning properties for the skin and hair but it might cause possible organ system toxicity.
Please MAC if you are reading this, it’s a product that works so well, why not make it even better by removing some of the possible harmful ingredients?
Anyone with us?! What’s your favourite setting spray? We would love to know as it is sometimes a great alternative if you don’t want to wear a lot of powder! Leave a comment below and let us know!
- After you spritz your face with it, take a damp beauty blender and dab it lightly on your face for an extra flawless result
- Spray it on a brush to turn every powder in a liquid form and make it pop!
Photo: Courtesy of MAC Cosmetics
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