Caudalie’s Beauty Elixir and MAC’s Prep + Prime Fix+ are two amazing multitasking beauty products that every woman should have.
Priming & Setting
Both of these products are light mists that you spritz onto your face before and/or after you apply your makeup. These mists help to both prep your skin for makeup application and to set your makeup after you are done. You can also spray these onto your beauty blenders or makeup sponges to help blend out your makeup and correct any uneven patches.
Touch Up & Refresh
Both of these mists also work extremely well to refresh your skin and makeup throughout the day. Both of these products are sold in a small travel-size bottle, making it easy to keep them with you and readily available for mid-day touch ups. These are great for traveling and long days at work when you feel like your skin needs a little pick-me-up. You can simply spritz these onto your face and your skin will feel instantly refreshed.
Caudalie Beauty Elixir
This beauty elixir is formulated with grape extract, rose extract, essential oil of organic mint balm, and orange blossom water. This formula helps to prep your skin for smooth makeup application, tightens your pores, and brightens your skin. This product can be used as a toner by spraying it on to your face prior to applying any of your other serums or moisturizers. My favorite way to use this spray is right after applying my foundation. I spray this onto my face right before I apply my powder and it helps to set my foundation. I noticed that my makeup stays looking nice much longer when I do this. My face also does not get oily as quickly when I use this mist.
This mist does have a very powerful, minty smell that I personally love. To me it is very refreshing and energizing. However, I have heard that some people do not like the smell of this product and therefore cannot use it. For that reason, I do recommend trying out the tester of this product at your local Sephora prior to purchasing.
One thing I really love about this product is the way that it sprays. The way that Caudalie developed the spray pump allows for the spray to be dispersed very evenly, making the application super simple and foolproof.
MAC Prep + Prime Fix+
This mist contains vitamins and mineral infused with green tea, chamomile, and cucumber. This product works well to prime, set, and refreshen your skin and makeup. This spray has a very light and subtle scent, so if the Caudalie Beauty Elixir is just too much for you, Fix+ is another great option. This product is a serious makeup life saver. If you ever find that you have applied too much makeup and your face looks “cakey” just give your face a couple spritzes of Fix+ and your problems are solved. This will help to smooth and even out your makeup, making your face look more natural. This will save you from having to wash your face and start all over.
The only downfall that I have found with this product is in the pump. I have found that once this product is no longer full, the spray starts to become a little less evenly dispersed when you spray it out. If MAC could somehow replace the pump on this product with one just like the pump on Caudalie’s Beauty Elixir, this product would be absolutely perfect!
Do you use a facial mist? Which one is your favorite?