MAC Coconut Fix+ Spray ($23.00 for 3.40 fl. oz.) worked best for minimizing the look of powderiness on the skin after makeup has been applied or for adding a little slip and hydration to the skin prior to applying base makeup. The mist was very fine and even, which helped to ensure that it dispersed well across my face without saturating any area too heavily. There was a noticeable, sweetened coconut scent that was strongest as it was sprayed and then lingered subtly as it dried down but once absorbed, I couldn’t detect the scent any longer.
Fix+ is supposed to “gently sooth and refresh the skin” while giving it a “boost of hydration” and help to “finish makeup.” Though the name might suggest otherwise, it is a hydrating mist that helps to take down the powdery effect of makeup and to give the skin a more “skin-like” appearance (read: less powder, less cakey, less matte) and not a setting spray. Occasionally, MAC releases the formula in scented versions, and with their upcoming summer collection, Coconut is back.
I have, over the years, enjoyed using Fix+ as a mid-day refresher after running errands (with or without makeup) as well as the wetting agent for using eyeshadow damp. The latter is something that I feel like Fix+ excels at and does a bit better than just pure water. Looking at the ingredients, not so surprised, since I used to use a MAC’s Water-Based Mixing Medium for loose eyeshadows (before I was testing without primers and bases), and the first three ingredients in the Mixing Medium are the same as what’s in Fix+ (I’m sure the ratios are different).
MAC Fix+ Coconut
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MAC Coconut $23.00
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