Here’s another piece written by my very clever friend, Melissa Imbesi. She is very clever with all things beauty-related, so I have been bugging her to get writing about it. Finally, she listened, and I’m so, so glad.
To call a beauty product a ‘must have’ I think it’s got to be something pretty special. There are so many competing products on the market now that most are pretty replaceable. Except for this. Enter, MAC Fix+. Ah, if it weren’t for my husband, I could call this product the love of my life. Maybe I’ll call it the love of my make up bag.
For those who are unfamiliar, Fix+ is a ‘spritzing spray’ that is generally used to finish your make up. But it is more. Oh, so much more. You know when you find the perfect foundation, but it just seems a little flat or powdery. Or, you have perfected your base and set it with powder (essential – this stops your makeup from shifting or slipping around) and it just looks too…….well, powdery. Close your eyes and spray. That’s it. Fix+ imparts a beautiful sheen to the skin and takes away any powdery-ness, but maintains the coverage of your foundation.
There are so many different uses for this little puppy – it can be used as a ‘mixing medium’ for shadows to turn them into liners, so basically any old eyeshadow can become your liner. Great for turning bright colours into a liquid liner to use when you are in the mood for a hint of colour, but don’t want to look like Cyndi Lauper circa 1985. A spritz of Fix+ mixed with the shadow and voila, no need to buy turquoise or purple liner. I have even used it in my hair. OK, this was accidental, but it really works. Whilst spraying this on my face, it ended up misting all over those really attractive frizzy baby hairs on my hair-line and you know what – those little bastards were tamed. So why not give your hair a quick spray while you’re at it? It really does work.
I’ve had my bottle for a year now and I use it ALL THE TIME. For $27, it won’t break the bank, but will leave your skin singing something along the lines of, “glory, glory hallelujah” and everyone asking why the hell you look so amazing. Your reply? Plenty of water and a balanced diet. They’ll never know the difference!