The Fruity Juicy collection by MAC Cosmetics was released in North America on May 18th. This collection has been hyped all over Instagram because of its bright and tropical gorgeous packaging…. and we’re all suckers for beautiful packaging! Everything in the collection is adorned with papayas, bananas, pineapples, coconuts, and hibiscus flowers, giving us the summertime vibes that are oh-so-needed after a long winter!
The one item that I was particularly interested in from the collection was the Prep + Prime Fix + setting spray. Every youtuber, beauty guru, and blogger has raved about this setting spray and it’s magical ability to make your products look flawless on the face. Surprisingly, I had never tried this product before! With this limited edition release, I knew now was the time!
The Fruity Juicy Fix + has a soft coconut scent that is not overbearing. I find that the scent fades shortly after application, so it doesn’t feel like you are spraying your face with your middle school body spray! Although I love coconut, I was expecting this spray to have a lush, tropical scent based on the brightness of the packaging. I think something with a hint of mango or papaya would have suited the collection a little better. Pina Colada scent perhaps?!
You can use this spray to prime your face before makeup application to hydrate and refresh the skin, but it doesn’t offer the pore minimizing or oil controlling properties that your typical balm primer might provide. This spray is also great for finishing your makeup, to seamlessly fuse all the cream and powder layers. Unlike many setting sprays on the market, this will not prolong the wear of your makeup. You can also use this vitamin-packed water to dampen your beauty sponge or makeup brush to intensify the application.
It is $28 CAD for a 100 ml bottle, which is the same price as the original Fix +, so you are not paying a premium for the limited edition packaging, which sometimes happens with MAC special releases. Right now it is sold out on the MAC Canada website, but it is still available online from Hudson’s Bay. Overall, I think Fix + is a product that is essential for any beauty junkie. Whether or not you like the coconut scent (or have any sensitivity issues) will determine whether you choose this limited edition or the original!
Have you tried this product? Let me know what you think in the comments!