There are some products which do magic once you use it, however, you can’t really pin point what it does or how it does it. You just know that after using it that your makeup and skin will look absolutely flawless after using it. Well, MAC Fix+ is one of this products…

Product names can be deceiving, don’t you think so? For instance, if you see a product with Fix+ written on it, you would assume it would fix your makeup and prevent your makeup from melting down like any other setting/fixing spray. MAC Fix+ name might give an illusion that it will fix the makeup and it will prolong your makeup, but it is not what exactly it does (well this was the first thing I assumed when I gave it a try for the first time).

How to Use MAC Fix+

MAC Fix+ is a fixing spray, but how exactly can you use it and what exactly it does? You can actually use it for quite a few things (I discover more and more application while using it), like as a base before your primer! In summer, your skin might be on the oilier side so you would think applying good amount of powder will prevent it, but in the end your skin might look cakey and powdery. Just spray MAC Fix+ after you finish your makeup, then it will take all the powdery residues, melt it down and make your skin looks flawless and fresh. Who wouldn’t like flawless skin? Also, it will bring out the colours more. This is a must have for preventing that powdery look and this is how I used it most of the time until I discovered to use it before primer to lock the moisture and keep the skin hydrated, as MAC Prep+Prime Fix+ contains vitamins and minerals which can improve the skin condition. Again, it does something to just give a nice base for makeup, you can even skip primer when you want something more natural. In summer, when you want your skin to feel refreshed, I would recommend you to keep it in the fridge a bit, so the cold spray will help your skin looks fresher and awake.

It is perfect for mixing with the eyeshadows and it will increase the intensity of them, you can either spray it on your brush or on the eyeshadow, then be ready for the vibrant colour and still perfect eye makeup at the end of the day. Alternatively, you can use it with pigments as a bonding agent, so they fall out and they will look more pigmented. Next thing I will try is to mix it with a long lasting foundation like MAC Prolong Wear. I wonder if diluting the foundation will affect the longevity of the product.

If you want your makeup to stand out and be more vibrant then MAC Fix+ is what you need in your makeup routine. It will keep your skin flawless and makeup pop out, it won’t exactly improve the longevity of your makeup since it is a fixing spray (it will still keep the makeup still without messing up). However, with a setting spray like Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Spray, your makeup will be on the point and you won’t need to worry about till the end of the day.

Have you tried MAC Fix+ or anything similar before? If so, how do you use it and what are your thoughts about it?

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  • I just use this to freshen up my skin, to take away powderiness or before I reapply powder.

  • I love MAC Fix+ Spray! It feels so refreshing and you’re right, it takes away the canines from foundation. I love using it to “foil” my eyeshadows and making it look really wet and sparkly. It doesn’t work as well for matte eyeshadows though.


    • I mostly used it with metallic eyeshadows and I love the intensity it gives!

  • Everyone seems to love this, I am tempted to try it!

    Emmy | Emmys Beauty Cave | Bloglovin

  • Lovely review, it is such an intriguing, cult product that I’m always happy to read more about it! I believe I would be more likely to use it with my eyeshadows or as a base as I never use setting powder on my face!

    • I have oily skin so most of the time I have to set my makeup with powder, so this comes really handy then.

  • Lovely post hun! It does sound so lovely! I need to try it out!
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  • I’ve used regular setting sprays like UD one but not this. I really want to though. I’m all about fresh looking skin xx

    • It is good for taking that powdery finish and refreshing the makeup, it doesn’t set the makeup like UD x

  • It really sounds like this has so many uses, I’m impressed!

  • Bernadette

    I found this post very interesting. I’ve always been meh when it comes to mac fix + because i just couldn’t find the right use for it. I definitely need to get back into using it to bump up the pigment of my eye shadows and also find a way to fit it into my base routine. x

    • It works perfect with eyeshadows, it intensifies the colour as well as making it stay without fall outs.

  • Oh, so many usages for this product. Mac only recently opened up in my town, so I’ll need to give this one a go. It sounds like a must for me 🙂

    – Leta | The Nerdy Me

  • Klaudia.

    You summed it up really well, I use my fix+ for all these reasons! Before getting it I thought it was a gimmicky overpriced water, but now I can’t live without it! xx

    Klaudia //

    • I was the same, it is a little bit overpriced however I like the result I get with it x

  • I’ve heard so many amazing this about it but never really thought it did anything spectacular! But it does sound so amazing! Lovely post

    Amelia |

    • I mostly use it to get rid of the powdery finish, however it is also good with eyeshadows too, it intensifies the colour.

  • I still can’t believe I haven’t used this before, I need to get my hands on it!

    Lauren Ashleigh xx

  • How great you can use this for various uses – and I completely get what you mean about finding a product working wonders on your skin, though not being ‘entirely’ sure of how exactly! MAC Fix+ sounds brilliant, particularly as you mentioned the word ‘vibrant’ and that’s pretty much my makeup-goal for the summertime (dewy/radiant/vibrant… or all of the above if possible haha).

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice | Twitter | Instagram x

    • Dewey, vibrant, radiant… This will give you all of these things 🙂 x

  • Carina Vardie

    Awesome review! I also really like it, but mostly use it to set my make-up, need to experiment some more with it!


    • Definitely experiment with it, you will be surprised! x

  • Claire Cavanagh

    I’ve always heard this has so many uses beyond being a setting spray, so I really need to finally pick it up! I’ve cheekily borrowed my sister’s a few times and it does leave my skin feeling amazing.

    Claire | Vanity Claire xx

  • I love Fix + and how it has so many uses!

    xo, Liz

  • Sounds great! I never heard of a product like this before. Gemma x

  • I love applying this before my primer & also for eyeshadow pigments! xx

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    • I’ve been applying it before makeup and it makes difference x

  • I haven’t tried anything like this before, but it sounds good and useful. Thanks for sharing your review!

    Eden | Mint Notion

  • Yes! I love Mac’s Fix +! I always use it to prep my makeup and whenever my skin needs a pick me up!

    • It gives hydration and makes my makeup look flawless!

  • I haven’t tried it, but I want it for enhancing eye shadows. I think they have a sale going on right now. I need to get it. Thanks for telling us about it’s uses.

    • Metallic eyeshadows look extra pigmented with this, definitely give it a try!

  • Karina Guimarães Ribeiro

    I love Mac’s Fix +, it is great to finish or refresh the makeup!

  • I love using those facial sprays that take away the powdery look from the face and adds natural dewiness. Although I haven’t tried Mac’s Fix+, I need to get it and check how much different it is from other fixing sprays. x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

    • I haven’t used similar products before so I can’t say much about them. I like the hydration it gives x

  • Becky Hughff

    I’ve never tried this product but have heard great things about what it does for your skin and how it makes you feel!

  • This one sounds so good, loved reading your review! And so good that it works both as base and finish! Xx

  • I am always sceptical of these sprays but this sounds quite good!

    • I haven’t tried anything similar before, I am really happy with this one!

  • I looove my Fix+! Funnily enough, I also talked about it on my blog post today lol

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

  • Fix+ has been on my wishlist for such a long time! I think I need to buy it, sounds really good! xo

    • I think it is worth the hype. Just give it a try before you get it and see how you get along with it x

  • Corinne C

    I’ve not tried this before but I’ve heard many great things about it!

    Corinne x

    • I haven’t used something similar before, it is water but makes difference x

  • I’ve heard SO many great things about this product and how versatile it is! The only thing that has kept be from purchasing it is fear that it would break me out, since I have such sensitive skin and I’ve had bad experiences with MAC face products in the past. But, I suppose I could just use it on the lids for any eye look!? Perhaps! Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you have a lovely weekend!



    • Oh no, that’s not good 🙁 I would be the same after a bad experience, so you better stay away from it because even though it is water it has some other ingredients in it which might be bad for your skin. I hope you are having a lovely day! x

  • It sounds like it has loads of uses but I’m all about matte and long lasting finishes so it might not be for me!

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  • Anoushka

    This sounds so good, I definitely want to get my hands on it! Great review, I can’t believe how versatile it is 🙂

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  • Kay (shoesandglitter)

    Girl, I’m back from my blogging break now and absolutely excited at the amount of posts I get to catch up with on your lovely blog! 😀 So happy to see you back with us properly! I’ve heard such great things about this fix spray but it’s always confused me, haha, so thank you for this informative and thorough post! It definitely sounds like something I could do with, especially during summer months like now when my skin gets very oily and my makeup just refuses to stay in place no matter what. I shall be adding this to my wishlist. 🙂 Thanks for sharing, and I’ll be spending some time tonight catching up with your lovely blog babe. x x Kisses! x


    • Welcome back! I hope you had an amazing time with your bf and happy to see you back 🙂 It is perfect for taking away the powdery look, definitely give it a try! xx

  • Sounds like something I would like to try! Thanks for sharing this! =)

    – Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

  • I have long wanted to try this but had no idea what I can use it for my own makeup application. I use very minimal makeup most days so I never felt the need to try this but now that you’ve listed so many uses for it, I might pick up the travel size to try.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • I use powder to take away the oiliness so this is good for taking away that powdery look which I hate. For minimal makeup, applying it as a base might be a way of using it, however I am not sure if it is worth to spend that much on water then.

  • I tried MAC Fix+ for the first time about five years ago, and it’s still among my top beauty products! I just love the beautiful finish it gives to my makeup:) I totally agree that its name is a bit confusing though.
    Thanks so much for sharing tips on how to use it differently; I think I will try to put it in the fridge next time and I’ll see what happens:) Such a great post, Ela!


    • Name is definitely confusing, they should have named it something else 🙂 cool water is good when it is pretty hot outside!

  • Charlotte

    I’m so glad that you’ve clarified all the things which it does as I hear some people saying all sorts of rubbish! I love my fix+, the pigmentation it gives to some of my shadows is amazing!
    Charlotte //

    • I guess some people expect it to fix the makeup, that’s why there are some negative reviews about it.

  • Great review! I love MAC Fix+.

  • I need this in my life!

    Parie x

  • Now I totally need this! Thanks for sharing!

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  • I recently picked up Fix + and haven’t really used it yet because I’m overwhelmed by the possibilities haha I really need to have a proper play around with it and decide how I like to use it 🙂

    Jasmine xx

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    • Most of the time I was using it to take away the powdery look, however now I’m loving it before my makeup and also using it with eyeshadows! It really brings out the colour 🙂 x

  • I’ve heard so many good things about Fix+ but I have yet to try it!


    • This water does something to makeup, it is really good!

  • Nadia

    These are so many lovely uses for Fix+, hon. I have never even thought of mixing it with eyeshadows, that is brilliant. Oh, I am a huge fan of Prolong Wear & I am sure these two would work well together. Always enjoy your reviews and recommendations, sweetie. They are always packed with great advice & I love catching up with your blog <3
    Much love & hope you are having a super nice weekend, hon!
    xox Nadia

    • Thank you so much 🙂 I hope you are laving a lovely day! x

  • Katie

    I have dry-ish skin so I don’t think I’d use this on the face, but I’ve seen it used with eyeshadows and highlighters and it really does make the pigment more intense! I want to try it!

    • It is actually good for dry skins too, it gives hydration and makes the skin soft!

  • I’ve heard many youtubers rave and people blog about it but I haven’t picked it up yet! I don’t know why I don’t purchase mac!!

    • I wasn’t sure about it before I tested it, I love the flawless finish it gives.

  • I’ve never heard of it before but it sounds great! Nice to have a product that excels at so many things and can be used multiple ways 🙂

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    • Multi purpose products are great, at least if one doesn’t work then there’s some other ways to try out 🙂

  • Never tried this but seems nice.
    Will check it out in Mac.

    Have a great day!

  • I can’t help but think it’s overhyped. It’s essentially just water with glycerin, and I ended up giving my bottle to a friend! I wish it was cheaper, as it’s convenient having it in a spray bottle but I now make my own xx

    Gemma ♡ Miss Makeup Magpie

    • It is kinda overpriced for 100 ml bottle of water, agree with that. However I couldn’t find a product that takes away the powdery finish that’s why I love using it, I’ve never thought of making my own! x

  • I LOVE this stuff & I use it for everything (will actually have to repurchase in duty free on my way back home end of summer). I especially love using it for eyeshadows as it just makes them pop! x

    Beauty with charm

    • I love using it to take away the powdery finish and also with eyeshadows, it just brings out the colour a lot! x

  • I would have thought that it was that too judging by the name!! I really like the idea that it makes your makeup look less powdery and more natural 🙂 Mac is soooo expensive here in Australia though

    Rachel xx

    • They should have named it something else 🙂 MAC is so cheap in the US, however expensive all around the world, why can’t they make everything the same price! x

  • I personally love this product its a must have for me in my makeup collection

    I usually use it to either set in all my make up after I’ve completed my look or sometimes I use it as a primer and spray it on before I begin my makeup look both ways I love the overall out come.

    Im actually running low on it, I need to go restock lol

    • I like how versatile it is, at least you get what you pay for!

  • I have been trying to figure out whether or not to make the purchase on this Fix + spray! I’ve heard that it’s also great for getting a better pigmentation with your eyeshadow if you spray it on the brush before dipping it in the pan 🙂


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    • Give it a try first, then see how it works for you 🙂 It works for many things 🙂 x

  • I want to try this to make eye shadow more intense and pigmented! x

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  • Emily

    Oooh, I love how many multi-uses this product has! I’m heading to America next week and will definitely have to take a closer look at this in store!

    Musings & More

    • Apparently MAC is so cheap in the US, so definitely check it out! Also have a great trip!

  • i’ve honestly heard so many good things about this product but because i’m not a makeup person, i don’t find myself wanting to buy this. but def will let friends know if they ever ask me about thisp roduct!

    • If you are not a makeup person, then there’s no point to spend money on it. It is great versatile product!

  • I honestly love this stuff. It really helps to prevent my makeup from looking cakey and it does so much more. All great tips on how to use Fix +. Awesome post Ela! x

    Ann-Marie |

    • It is perfect for getting rid of powdery look and give flawless finish! x

  • must try this!!! 🙂

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  • Oh my gosh this sounds amazing !!! How much is it ? I’m desperate to try it 🙂

    lots of love, Marianne xxx

    • I think it is like £17, it is kinda expensive for a bottle of water however it is good 🙂 x

  • Siffat Haider

    This sounds amazing, I need to try it!

  • I really feel like I have to try it now. I was thinking of going for the travel version but I might just go for the full size. Do you find the spray nozzle works well to give an even spray? 🙂

    Velvet Blush

    • I had the travel size first then had to get the full size as I used it a lot 🙂 It gives even finish, I haven’t had a problem with the spray.

      • Thank you for your reply! I read a review where they didn’t like the spray but I’m glad that’s not an issue 🙂 I’m going to visit the counter next time I pop in 🙂

  • I tried the MAC Fix + spray a few years ago and totally loved it. I never repurchased it though, but I will now! 🙂

    X Marjolein

  • Sophia Morena Biffi

    I never used it but reading your post looks interesting!!!Thanks for this suggestion!Kisses

  • I always learn something new. Thank you for introducing this to me new product.
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  • Love it
    Hadasah Love |

  • I love Fix plus! It’s a must have for sure.


  • I actually tired Fix+ all over my face and didn’t like it! I have combination skin, so it just made me feel even oilier. But I then started using it to intensify my eyeshadows and loved it. I would definitely try it again in the Winter though, as my skin tends to look very matte. All of your recommendations on how to use it have definitely inspired me to use it more – great post! – Summer Bronze Goddess Tutorial + UPDATE

    • I like to use it for getting rid of the powdery feeling, I know it gets kinda shiny afterwards however makeup looks flawless. You can always use setting spray after this one then I believe skin won’t get that oily.

  • I love fix+, it’s so easy to use and always keeps me feeling refreshed.
    Kierra x Lavishingg


    Unfortunately I can’t wear Mac products as I break out with them, but I have heard good things about this product

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  • I really can’t believe I haven’t tried Fix+ before- it’s such a classic! Thanks for breaking down all of its uses 🙂

    • It is a good products, especially for intensifying the eyeshadows. You’d love it 🙂

  • Ellie Adams

    This is such a nostalgic product for me after discovering it so long ago but I’ve never really known the best way to use it. Such a helpful post!


    • At first I really didn’t know how to use it and what to do with it, however later on it grew on me x

  • I’ve wanted to try Mac fix+ for so long x

  • I’ve never tried this product, but now I’d like to! Thanks so much for sharing;)

    Love, Lindsey

  • I’ve always heard of this product but I still haven’t gotten around to purchasing it. Thanks for the post!

    – Samantha

  • I have yet to try this spray yet I’ve heard so many good things about it! I’m actually so happy I read your review as I almost purchased the Urban Decay setting spray, but I love that the MAC one can do a little double duty. I think I may wait and grab this! xo

    Kelsey |

    • Mac one is good for preventing powdery finish and UD one is good for setting the makeup, I think both of them together would do great job! x

  • I’ve never used a makeup fixer or setter but this sounds amazing!

    Hannah xx
    Raspberry Kitsch | UK Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

  • Samileen

    I love love Mac fix+ have gone through bottles of these and still can’t get enough of it. Thought I recently discovered Glossier face mist, and it is equally good. Especially when it comes to adding glow to the skin.

    Sam || Beautydetour

    • I will keep that in mind and if I ever see it, I will give it a try!

  • I used Fix+ for years, first few not having a clue what it did. Eventually figured it out in the end though! It’s amazing to remove the power finishes as you said though! x

    Tamz |

    • It was the same for me at first, it did something however I had no idea what exactly 🙂 x