April 5, 2016

Maybelline Master Fix Wear-Boosting Setting Spray Review

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Maybelline Master Fix Wear-Boosting Setting Spray

Maybelline Master Fix Wear-Boosting Setting Spray ($12.99) is a new lightweight, quick to dry makeup setting spray that launched a few months with the Maybelline Spring 2016 Collection. Unfortunately, this product isn’t quite sure what it is. Fix? Setting Spray? Both? The name implies that it is a setting spray, yet marketing claims it fixes makeup for all day wear plus the fact part of the name reads, “Master Fix” and things get a little confusing.

Technically, fix and setting sprays are two different things so here’s what I learned when using Maybelline’s formula.

Maybelline Master Fix Wear-Boosting Setting Spray is $12.99 and comes housed in a 3.4 oz bottle with a formula that’s considerably better than L’Oreal earlier release of Infallible Makeup Extender Setting Spray which I disliked.

I was pretty impressed with Maybelline Master Fix Wear-Boosting Setting Spray even though I’m not a fond fan of fixes or setting mists (I prefer facial mists but that’s an entirely different topic). One thing I did dislike about Maybelline’s formula is the fact it takes a while to set, and it leaves my face quite wet after use. This isn’t particularly a fine mist but thankfully isn’t as bad as the hose down I got when using the new E.L.F. Aqua Beauty Primer Mist!

This formula acts best as a fixing spray. I wouldn’t say it sets makeup as it doesn’t refine the finish of my makeup nor does it de-powder makeup. I tried it over a powder foundation, and it didn’t really refine the finish of the powder nor did it make the powder meld seamlessly with my skin so as a setting product it didn’t quite work. It does contain alcohol which means you’ll get more of a fix from this versus a set. It removes excess shine and oil and tightens skin slightly as it dries down which in turn seals in makeup for longer wear. I have drier skin, so I was worried about it drying my skin out. It didn’t . However, it actually removed the little bit of shine I get around my forehead, and it kept my blush and foundation wearing quite nicely for an hour or two extra from what it normally would. I wouldn’t say it’ll curb super oily skin issues but if you experience a bit of shine and oil around the t-zone this will go a long way at keeping that nice and matte so your makeup won’t fade away easily.

It isn’t without issue though as it could use a better packaging that produced a finer mist but all in all, for a drugstore fix this isn’t too bad! And it works well on drier skin too which is a plus.

Maybelline Master Fix Wear-Boosting Setting Spray is available now at drugstores or grab it online at Ulta.com or Target.com.

Tried it?

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Maybelline Master Fix Wear-Boosting Setting Spray 2

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  • Lona Pampa

    Haven’t tried it, but the confusion whether it’s a setting or fixing spray kind of reminds me of MAC FIx+, which doesn’t really fix nor settle makeup on it’s own. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Rachel R.

    I didn’t realize fixing sprays and setting sprays were different things. Good to know.

  • Kimmwc03

    I use this one almost everyday. I compared it to the L’Oreal one and the ingredients were the same.

    • Isabella Muse

      I dislike the L’Oreal one! Aamzed they have the same ingredients as this one performs considerably better!

    • Isabella Muse

      Makeup Fix Mists prolongs the wear of your makeup. Setting Sprays depowders, refine, and kinda give your makeup a polished look, it’s particularly a good way to get makeup to look more natural and less cakey. It kinda melds makeup to your skin and perfects it.

        • Isabella Muse

          no all different ๐Ÿ™‚ setting, fix, and facial mist three different formulas ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Vanessa

    These were on clearance sale at ny Walgreens for about $6! I grabbed all on the shelf. I guess Walgreens did not know where to put these new products under the Maybelline section in the store. Lucky Me though!

  • Lorraine

    I just spray facial sprays onto a fluffy brush or a sponge and apply to my face that way.
    That way if the bottle sprays too much or whatever it won’t matter!