The Many Uses of Mac Fix Plus Spray

I know many of you use Mac Fix Plus Spray but what are its uses? First and foremost, I must stress this is not a setting spray. People often mistake it for being this and give it a bad review. I want to discuss it in detail –  Fix Plus is a finishing spray. There is a difference. It will do the following:

  • Refresh the skin
  • Act as a finishing mist
  • Give you a dewy complexion if sprayed before and after makeup
  • Remove the powdery, cake like feeling from your makeup
  • Leaves the skin looking soft
  • Soothes your skin


My top tips on how to use this are to:

  • Soak your Beauty Blender in Mac Fix Plus for a dewy complexion prior to applying foundation
  • Spray onto your brush before you highlight to intensify and smooth the shimmer
  • Spray onto your eyeshadow brush to intensify colour
  • Spray your Fix Plus before and after makeup to finish it off
  • Use it throughout the day to give your makeup a boost and freshness


This amazing creation is dewy skin in a bottle and I often refer to this in my makeup posts because I absolutely LOVE it.

This will ensure fresh hydrated skin all year round. I love how this feels on my skin and the pump dispenser is ideal because it doesn’t leak, especially when travelling. The application of this product is a fine even mist and comes out perfect every time.


Cucumber and caffeine are great for your skin anyway, so the fact that it is included in Fix Plus is a bonus for me. I have read a few articles where people have critisise this product and said ‘well I just can just spray water on my face instead of this spray’. No, you are mistaken. The fruit extracts, cucumber and caffeine all work together to wake your skin up and keep it looking fresh. Yes, you can spray water onto your face at your own peril – but it will simply take your makeup off! Yes, this product is mostly water based, but it also includes other ingredients which help to keep your makeup hydrated.



I will now explain in detail the few ways I use this:

  • Spray before makeup – This refreshes my face before and after application of makeup and creates a soft canvas for me to work on – perfect for that Summer glow which I love. I also love to spray this on during the day to wake me up especially if I have had a long day. I love the feeling of cool mist on my face!
  • Spray after makeup – After I have applied my makeup, it can sometimes look powdery. Fix Plus helps to blend the makeup into my skin for a more natural look. I spray this evenly onto my entire face and leave it to dry for a few seconds. This allows the makeup to set into the skin and not sit on top of it.
  • Use Fix Plus to apply loose pigments – Spray your eyeshadow brush with Fix Plus (dampen the brush, not drench!) and gently pick up the pigment. Tap off any excess pigment and pat onto the lid to apply. Using this method also helps the pigment to stay on longer because Fix Plus acts as a bonding agent.
  • Make your eyeshadow appear more vibrant – As above, spray spray your eyeshadow brush with Fix Plus, dip your brush into the eyeshadow and pat it onto the lid. This is also a good technique to use on baked eye shadows. Baked eye shadows do not have a lot of colour payoff when used dry – so by using the spray, it really transforms your baked shadows into colours that are really vibrant and intense.
  • Use Fix Plus to dilute concealer or foundation – If your concealer is quite thick, give it a quick spray on the back of your hand to work with. Or, if your foundation is fuller in coverage and you want to make it sheer, mix your foundation and spray Fix Plus on the back of your hand or in a small mixing dish. Also, if you have fast drying foundation that doesn’t give you much application time – try the Fix Plus to allow more time to perfect the liquid foundation.
  • Use Fix Plus to thin out creamier products – Try it with a gel liner for example. It makes the application easier and helps the liner to glide on smoother. Don’t add too much otherwise it will become too watery.

You can purchase Fix Plus right here.

This is how I like to use my Fix Plus! How do you use yours? I would love to hear about it!





  1. May 13, 2016 / 2:39 pm

    Vibe Tribe is just an amazing collection – it’s nothing like I have ever owned before!x

  2. July 5, 2016 / 4:19 pm

    I have to admit I bought Fix+ thinking it would set my makeup 🙁 Lol. And now that I’ve learned the actual uses of it (thanks to your post) I’m quite disappointed. I often try to avoid the dewy look because my face is very oily to begin with and I don’t use primers (yet!). Would you happen to know if I can use the Fix+ as a way to prevent creasing under my eye? I haven’t been able to solve this problem. But after I use concealer and set it with power it often looks unnatural and then it creases. I tried spraying my brush with Fix+ and then working the concealer in but that didn’t really change the outcome….any tips or suggestions? Maybe I’m using the wrong brush? IDK!

    • Star*
      February 16, 2017 / 7:05 pm

      A Matte finish primer will really help with that. 🙂

  3. Tierney D
    December 5, 2016 / 1:43 am

    My fix+ isn’t coming out as a mist it is coming out as a hard spray that could literally poke your eye out. Am I doing something wrong or did I get a faulty bottle? Please help!! Thank you!!

    • December 8, 2016 / 10:06 pm

      Hold the spray away from your face and mist it all over. It shouldn’t poke your eye out. Have you tried taking it back to the store you purchased from?

  4. February 13, 2017 / 3:09 pm

    Love this post, I had no idea of all the uses possible! I am considering this for eye shadow use, as I don’t wear any foundation! Amazing post – thanks so much! xx

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