03.31.2015
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Mist & Fix
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4.22 fl. oz. for $29
Category:Skin Care > Toners > Toners
Last Updated:03.31.2015
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview

Mist & Fix is supposed to be used not only to touch up makeup but also to protect skin against external damage. This spray-on product consists primarily of water, slip agents (including methylpropanediol, which absolutely won’t refresh makeup), and film-forming agent, similar to what’s used in hairsprays. This has a slightly sticky finish that can feel odd, but we suppose it does provide some protection from makeup fading and slipping. Overall, this is a gimmicky product that’s a subpar solution for those looking to reinforce or touch-up makeup on-the-go, and the sticky finish can feel uncomfortable. A good oil-blotting paper and quick dusting of pressed powder (and lipstick touch-up, of course) are much better.

Claims

This light and comfortable mist sets makeup and keeps it in place by coating skin with a weightless and invisible finish. Misting provides continuous protection for makeup and skin from external irritants (pollution, temperature change…) by creating a colorless and imperceptible shield made from active hydrating ingredients.

Ingredients

Water, Methylpropanediol, Pentylene Glycol, AMP-Acrylates/Allyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Parfum (Fragrance), Methylparaben, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Beznyl Salicylate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Linalool.

Brand Overview

Make Up For Ever At-A-Glance

Strengths: The newer foundations have many wonderful qualities; impressive options (and shade ranges) for powders, powder blush, and powder eyeshadow; some extraordinary lip glosses and lipstick/lip color options (and again, the shade ranges are remarkable); a few formidable mascaras; good shimmer options; huge selection of praiseworthy makeup brushes.

Weaknesses: Expensive; a few products suffer from needlessly irritating ingredients; average toner; the foundations and concealers that have been in this line longest are behind the times; mostly average eye and lip pencils; mostly lackluster specialty products.

This Paris-based makeup collection traces its roots to theatrical and fashion makeup, building on the concept that a professional makeup artist not only desires, but also needs, every conceivable color and texture to create the broadest range of looks. Since 1984, Make Up For Ever creators Dany Sanz and Jacques Waneph have been doing their best to meet these criteria. Through the years, this line has gone from offering a tremendous array of colors in their own European boutiques to a more streamlined, "everyday" collection of products in selected department stores and (primarily) Sephora, whose parent company, LVMH, has owned Make Up For Ever since 1999.

The color line presents an intriguing blend of classic, workable shades positioned next to some truly unique hues and finishes that only those involved with theater or the most flamboyant "anything goes" makeup artist (or diva) would covet. A major plus for this line is that the majority of colors are densely pigmented and work beautifully on medium to deep skin tones. The drawback is that fair and lighter skin tones may be left feeling that most of the color choices are too intense for them, especially if their goal is a soft, natural makeup application—though the choices in that regard are becoming more plentiful. For those who literally want it all when it comes to possible shades, this line more than delivers what it takes to please.

An interesting aspect of this line is that, category to category, there's often a similar pattern: one or two extraordinary to very good products, followed by mediocrity. It is the average products (and a correspondingly fewer number of poor ones) that tarnish this line and make its prices seem too inflated. However, if you pay attention (and purchase) the products Make Up For Ever does best, you will undoubtedly be pleased.

For more information on Make Up For Ever, call (877) 757-5175 or visit www.makeupforever.com.

Note: The product assortment below is typical of what you will find at Sephora boutiques across the country. If you wish to view the complete collection of Make Up For Ever, the only place to do that is at their freestanding stores in New York City or Los Angeles (or their European stores).

About the Experts

The Beautypedia Team proudly and unequivocally maintains the commitment that Paula Begoun, founder of Beautypedia and Paula's Choice Skincare made over 30 years ago-to help you find the best products possible for your skin. We do this by relentlessly pursuing and relying on published scientific research so you will have unbiased information on what works and what doesn't-and the sneaky ways you could be making your skin worse, not better!


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04.21.2015
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I just received this from Sephora because it had encouraging reviews. I was pretty amazed after 2 days how this seemed to plump up some wrinkles around the lip area and really sets the makeup for the day. I am looking to see how it holds up in summer humidity, as that was the main reason for buying it. I don't find it sticky at all

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