Since I like MAC Fix+ and the scent of lavender, falling for the new MAC Fix+ Lavender ($18, part of the upcoming MAC Cham Pale Collection) was sort of a given.
Or was it?
I use the original Fix+ almost daily with foundation, lightly misting my brush with it before blending to help products adhere to my skin, and I was hoping this latest scented version would smell just as light, refreshing and feminine as both the original and 2009′s limited edition Fix+ Rose.
A MAC Fix+ It Tip
This effect’s even better in the summer, but I like to store my bottle of Fix+ in the fridge; the mist feels gloriously refreshing chilled.
A colorless infusion of water, glycerin, vitamins and minerals, Fix+ Lavender seems to work just as well as the original, but the vanilla-ish lavender scent just doesn’t get along with my sensitive schnoz. Heavy and musky — almost like a men’s cologne — the scent makes my head pulse if I’m not careful about how much I use. Luckily, the fragrance dissipates in no time flat.
Give it a try when you can (particularly if you like masculine scents).
PRICE: $18 for a 3.4-oz. bottle
AVAILABILITY: Arrives at MAC stores, counters and maccosmetics.com on Dec. 26
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,