MAC PREP+PRIMER FIX+ FINISHING MIST
Claims–Instant boost of hydration :: refresh & set makeup :: packed with vitamins & minerals :: moisturizes, soothe, and enhance complexion
Price (Full Size, 3.4 oz)–$27 at Ulta, Nordstrom, maccosmetics.com
Price (Mini Size, 1.0)–$14 at Ulta, Nordstrom, maccosmetics.com
Scent Selection–4 (original, coconut, rose, lavender)
Pros–Dermatologist & ophthalmologist tested :: LOVE the original scent :: works with powder products to intensify color payoff :: settles powder look & fuses with skin for a more natural look :: good ingredients :: hydration for dry skin
Cons–Expensive :: Not cruelty free :: Mister/spray can be heavy sometimes :: accessibility
Final Thoughts–MAC Fix+ is the answer to almost all problems…dry skin, shadows that aren’t pigmented enough, powder that got cakey, a broken arm, etc. I’ts a must have for me and I product I use daily. I even keep a mini bottle in my desk drawer at work. I’ve gone through so many bottles of this and continue to repurchase it.
ESSENCE KEEP IT PERFECT! MAKEUP FIXING SPRAY
Claims–Acts as a protective layer & prolongs the wear of your makeup :: not sticky
Price–$4.99 at essencemakeup.com for 1.69 oz
Pros–Affordable :: small, compact bottle :: cruelty free :: vegan :: good mister :: settles powder :: works well with my dry skin :: perfect finishing step for makeup :: works with powder products to intensify color payoff
Cons–Availability/accessibility, online only!
Final Thoughts–This is the perfect last step to settle and set everything for a less powdery look. Great to use as a refresher throughout the day as well.
These products are total dupes. They have similar ingredients and do the same thing. The only major difference is the price, obviously. There’s just something about Fix+ that draws me in. I’ve used and repurchased both of these. The Essence is a great, budget friendly option, but if you want to splurge, give the MAC a try. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed in either one.
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