for years now, i've been using EVIAN spray mist not to set my makeup but to refresh my skin...it was not until last year when i got introduced to mineral makeup that i found another use for my beloved spray. Evian provides me with a dewy finish and keeps me refreshed and moisturised most esp. at times when it's so hot. And because of that i always make sure that i have a bottle of it with me in my bag all the time (i even have a humongous tin can at home!). But i need something that will not just set my makeup but hmm..let's say lock it in my face as well. yep, i am that desperate! my skin is so oily that i would need to blot and retouch from time to time. i read that Sally Hansen has this kind of product, i tried to look for it here in Manila but i didnt succeed.
so last week, i dropped by Beauty Bar to get another tube of my lip and eye primer from Smashbox (though i only use the "lip" end of the tube) and i was browsing thru the Modelco products when the words "Beauty Fix Airbrush Spray" made me have a second look at that small tin can and thinking that it might be like that of Sally Hansen's, i immediately grabbed it. LOL
Model Co Beauty Fix Airbrush Face is a lightweight, transparent spray that gently mists onto face to set and seal your makeup, making it smudge-proof, tear proof and water resistant! From catwalk to cocktails, tarmac to Tahiti, keep your makeup in place night and day. One spray and your away, ready for a no touch up day.
Beauty Fix Airbrush Face's unique formula offers long-lasting adherence without compromising the flawless finish of just applied makeup. Unlike similar products on the market that give a matte finish, Beauty Fix leaves your skin with a luminous effect.
On application it will provide a feather-light film over the skin. This film forming polymer protects and seals makeup. Containing alcohol and water it forms a volatile solvent to fix the film over the makeup which guarantees a quick dry time combined with the hydrating properties of water. Suitable for all skin types, Beauty Fix is also hypoallergenic.
yay! i want! i want! so therefore, i bought it. LOL
and again, i was excited to try it immediately though i already spritzed some on my face before buying it. but my makeup then was like 10hrs ago so i would need to really have one and test it.
so i put on my makeup...my e/s, foundation, blush, loose powder...everything. and then i closed my eyes and for like a distance of 30cm away from my face, i spritzed it on my face. i felt tightening and lifting at once. it somehow felt like i have a mask on...i told myself "yay, looks like i was wrong in getting this." anyways, the lack of time to re-do my makeup, i just gave it a shrug and headed off to work.
a guy officemate of mine saw me right after i sat down in front of my computer and he said "hey, you look glowing!" whoa! whattt!? i grabbed a mirror and look at my face....hmmm, i was glowing indeed. but i still have that "masked" feeling...but it's tight, lifted and not dry kind of feeling. but it's very unlike EVIAN which gives you a fresh feeling...but hey, what im after is something that will really set my makeup and not just set..LOCK my makeup on my face.
hours have passed, and i didnt even reach out to my MAC blot powder nor my oil blotting sheets. i kept on checking on my face and even asked another guy officemate if i look oily...and he said no. i asked if i look dry, and again he said no. i then again asked him if i look fresh and that time i know he's kinda confused as to what i really want to know about my face but i was surprised to hear him say..."you look glowing, nga! did you put in anything shimmery?"
OMG...i took out the bottle and showed it to him. and yeah, you know guys...but i patiently explained to him what the product's for and well, i guess he's just being nice but he also patiently listened. and he asked me how much it costs...we played a little game where he would guess the amount and i would say either "higher" or "lower." when his guess was up to P800 and i still said "higher" he tossed the bottle back to me and said "i don't think i want to know how much that costs anymore!" while laughing.
yeah, it's kinda expensive. it's priced at P1825 for a 58.18ml...but what the heck, if it gets the job done...i don't care!
so my final verdict: I LOVE IT TO BITS!
here's my picture after applying my makeup and spritzing:
and my pictures after 10hrs:
(okay, i was totally camwhoring when i got home)
note that these pics were taken with flash. but i swear, i did not retouch the whole night! but i still reached for a sheet of an oil blotting paper...ONCE! just once! and that's such an improvement to my super duper oily face.
so will i buy this again? OF COURSE, I WILL!!!
disclaimer: product image and description taken from BEAUTYBAY