Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Prime Me Pretty

My two newest purchases: MAC Fix + and Benefit "Dr. Feelgood" Balm

MAC Fix +

I can't believe it's taken me this long to purchase Fix +! I'll be perfectly honest - I had no idea what the hell Fix + was. Being an avid MAC customer, I always saw it in the store but passed it on by. After reading an excellent review on one of the many beauty blogs I read, I had to try it out for myself. Turns out, it's an amazing product!

I've used it a couple different ways to experiment so far. I've used it to set my makeup - after I apply my base & blush, I spray Fix + on my face (two pumps is enough) and my makeup seems to stay in place longer. I also love using it after I take my makeup off at night and wash my face. I'll spray it on and it just feels so refreshing and clean. I've heard people using it as a primer before applying base, but I usually don't use a liquid primer. All in all, this is definitely going to be packed in my beach bag for the summer.

Benefit Dr. Feelgood Balm

Hmmm OK soooooo..................yeah. When I purchased this, I was under the impression that it was a LIP balm. I saw the large tin and thought, "Hey, I could use a nice, big container of lip balm." Uhh yeah, definitely NOT lip balm.

When I read the back of the tin, it explains that this product is used for "smoothing away fine lines" and has a mattefying effect. Totally not my thing! I tried using it on my lips anyway, and it didn't work out too well - it drys to a powdery finish - yuck! I'm not big into powders in general - I think it dulls your complexion and makes you look older. I'm more in favor of a dewy, glowing look (with lots of illuminators and bronzers!) I'm in my 20's, so I don't really have a use for a "fine line" correcter. Guess I should have read into it more.

Does anyone have any good uses for either of these products? I love hearing your suggestions!


  1. I love Fix+! It's such a versatile product. So far I've only used it to set my makeup but I can't wait to use it to foil some pigments and mineralize eyeshadows.

  2. I just purchased my fix+ as well. I really like it. I get addicted to it and spray it on my face and neck all the time. haha

  3. I use my fix+ for several different things except for setting makeup. Ifind it doesn't work too well in that sense.

    I did a post on my uses for it here: http://makeupbykim-porter.com/2010/04/my-uses-for-mac-fix-spray-3/

  4. I'm so glad you love Fix+!!

  5. I use Fix+ to 'decakify' my makeup after I've applied foundation and powder. It gives a lovely glowy effect. Afraid I really don't get on with Dr Feelgood, I got it ages ago and have never been able to make it work for me.

  6. @willworkformakeup - what a great idea! i didn't even think of using it with pigments. you're the best!!!

    @kim - OMG me too! like seriously obsessed with spraying it on myself haha

    @kim porter - yes! that's where i saw the post! thank you for recommending, i'm so happy that i bought it!!

    @missy - YES! a very glowy effect, good way to put it. i know, what a bummer about dr. feelgood though =(

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  8. thanks for stopping by teresa! i'm following your blog now too, very cute =)


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