The €6 version of a classic setting spray that behaves the exact same way

Setting spray is not just makeup snake oil. It has multiple functions and it really makes a difference to your makeup routine

One of my favourite products as a makeup artist is MAC Fix +. I love this product because of its many uses. It's excellent to spray on the skin before makeup and it will help your skin absorb moisture.

It's also great to apply after your makeup to set it. You know what? It's a total must-have multi-tasking product. Use it as a makeup pick me up throughout the day; mix it with wet/dry shadows or liners. It's one of those products that can take your cakey foundation and make it look seamless when used with a beauty blender. You can even use it on a cotton swab to clean up the black panda eye look from makeup and mascara residue.

prep and prime

MAC Prep & Prime Fix+ €22

Packed with vitamins and minerals, this spray is what's used to pep up the skin backstage at fashion weeks across the world. It also has caffeine in it to perk up your tired skin, giving the glow effect you have been looking for.


But, if you find you are not quite ready to invest in this product, you can always start off with a cheaper version.

elf setting spray

e.l.f. Makeup Mist & Set €6.45

This setting spray contains aloe, green tea, Vitamins A, C  and E and cucumber. The mist can be used the same way as Fix + but at a fraction of the cost. The only real difference is that there is no caffeine in it but the smell is so fresh and clean and the product is excellent. It's definitely worth the pocket change should you want to trial it out.

Do you use a setting spray or is it a step in your makeup routine that you haven't added?



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