MAC Fix+ Lavender Setting Spray Makes Your Makeup Behave

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mac fix+ lavender

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.


mac fix lavender in hand

mac fix+ lavender

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 on Dec. 26

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Nina says:

    i ran out of fix+ last week and ive been holding off on buying bec i was waiting for this!

    • Karen says:

      I adore the scent of the original Fix+. It’s so refreshing!

      • Nina says:

        i do too πŸ™‚

        and remember when they came out w/ the rose scented one? that was lovely as well! πŸ™‚

        • Karen says:

          I love Fix+ Rose! I’m kinda kicking myself now for not getting a back up bottle. Hopefully MAC will re-release it.

          Would you believe I just got back from the mall? I thought it was gonna be nuts but it wasn’t too crazy.

          • Nina says:

            youre impressive – going to the mall today!

            we went to a fancy schmancy grocery store and got some see’s candy and kettle corn. we also snuck into barnes and noble and i got 2 books that seem promising. theyre by markus zusak and one is called the book thief and the other is i am the messenger. yep theyre from the young adult section! πŸ˜€

            sometimes those fix+ rose pop up at CCOs. ill check ours out next week – were going shirt shopping for the hubs and you know i have to pop into the CCO!

  2. Radhika says:

    Karen – I have oily-combination skin..would this be an okay product for me to use? My friend just loves this, but she has dry skin, so was wondering if I should buy it or not..
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  3. Glamarific says:

    I love the scent of lavender, but I’ll definitely have to spritz some of it in-store to see if it’s too much for me, too. I can’t take too much in the way of over-powering smells or I start to get a headache.

    – Kimberly D.

  4. stalkthepostman says:

    I’m so disappointed πŸ™ I’ve been waiting for this since I first heard about the Cham Pale collection – why doesn’t it smell like Lavender?? Like I want to spritz cologne on my face! Haha…thank goodness I purchased a back-up of Fix+Rose πŸ™‚ Love that stuff!

  5. Rae says:

    Bleh! I’m not a lavender fan *at all*, so this sounds terrible to me! :p It’s funny how many lavender-based things end up smelling so masculine — you’d think they’d make them more feminine, if anything!

  6. vonnie says:

    i want to try fix but NOT a lavender-esque scent…freaking hate floral scents for the most part. vanilla though, i could play around with that! but not if it’s all manly smelling :-/
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  7. ergh sounds like something that would give me a headache too. I think they should re-release Fix+Rose lol, I never got to smell that but it sounds delicious.
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  8. Jeannine says:

    I’ve been waiting for this one to come out because I love lavender. I’m going to give it a whiff on Sunday before I buy it.
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  9. Silva says:

    I love vanilla! Must try this one out, stat.
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  10. hmm… i wasn’t interested in this because i don’t like lavender but vanilla AND lavender, i can handle. that said, i’ve got a pretty sensitive nose, too.

    i have to say the whole concept is kind of intriguing, though. i’ll definitely have to check it out now πŸ™‚
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  11. Tracy says:

    I ran out a few days ago too and have been waiting to get this one. I hope my nose can stand it now!
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  12. Soo says:

    I usually like the smell of lavender, so that’s disappointing. I’ve been wanting to try MAC’s Fix+ for a while now, maybe I’ll just go for the regular one.
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  13. Kimberly says:

    This reminds me of the Model in a Bottle that Oprah recommended years ago. It was perfumey but my makeup actually stayed. I didn’t know there were comparable products still… may have to pick this up!

  14. snoopysteph says:

    Wow! And I thought the original Fix that I recently bought was highly scented. I’ve used it a couple of times now & it works great at “thinning” out my foundation. Good suggestion to put it in the fridge!

    Too bad this one doesn’t have a true lavender scent or else it’d be a “must-have” for me.

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