Dupe It Yourself: MAC Fix Plus/Makeup Setting Spray/Hydrating Spray

Make At Home MAC Fix Plus/Makeup Setting Spray/Hydrating Spray DIY

I know its been ages since I did a dupe it yourself but I was experimenting and testing (with emphasis on the latter) with this one in particular and finally I have perfected the formula.Before I move onto the process a little background on MAC Fix Plus.

Fix plus is essentially a mixing medium which can be used in a variety of ways.It can be used to thin out liquid foundation that is too heavy, foil mineral eye shadows which are in pigment form, to set makeup so that it lasts longer, as a makeup base and my favourite: as a hydrating face mist.

Whoa! that's a ton load of stuff it can do, which you may say justifies the hefty price tag attached to a bottle of MAC Fix Plus.But then if you look closely at the ingredient list you'll find Glycerine and water as the major ingredients apart form other chemical preservatives.Both Glycerine and water are easy to come by making way for a potential DIY, once you figure out the recipe.There are tons of recipes for a MAC Fix Plus dupe but this particular one has been tweaked for a better formulation.

So onto the business of duping it yourself.

Hunt And Collect:
  • Glycerine
  • Water 
  • Rose Water
  • Spray bottle to store(cleansed using either spirit or regular hand sanitizer)
  • Measuring spoon
Get To Work:
Step 1: Measure 1/2 spoon Glycerine and pour it into the spritz bottle.Glycerine is a very viscous solution so 1/2 a spoon is more than enough.

Make At Home MAC Fix Plus/Makeup Setting Spray/Hydrating Spray DIY
Step 2: Next take 1 spoon of water and add to the glycerine.You could use either boiled, purified or mineral water whatever is easy to come by.

Make At Home MAC Fix Plus/Makeup Setting Spray/Hydrating Spray DIY
Step 3: Finally add 1/2 a spoon of Rose Water to the glycerine and water.This step is optional.I personally love the fragrance of rose water plus it acts as an excellent toner.If you do decide to skip this step then add 1 1/2 spoon of water instead of 1 since the recipe calls for a 1:3 ratio of glycerine to water.

Make At Home MAC Fix Plus/Makeup Setting Spray/Hydrating Spray DIY
Step 4: Close the spray bottle and give it a good shake and voila your MAC Fix Plus dupe/mixing medium/makeup setting spray/hydrating face spray is ready.I used this really cute Hello Kitty spray bottle that I got from BudgetGadgets.com, it has a lovely fine mist and is super portable and travel friendly.

Make At Home MAC Fix Plus/Makeup Setting Spray/Hydrating Spray DIY
The resulting liquid does not get absorbed into skin like regular water but kind of adheres to the skin because of the glycerine.

Make At Home MAC Fix Plus/Makeup Setting Spray/Hydrating Spray DIY
Glycerine is a humectant and is a very popular cosmetic ingredient because it helps products retain water.So it is great for converting mineral eye shadow into foiled shadow or even an eye liner.I love using it just before applying foundation to get that lovely dewy finish.And this will be a saviour during summer months to refresh your makeup without washing it all off.

A word of caution though, make this in small batches.Since we are mixing water and glycerine without adding any chemicals to preserve the liquid there is a good chance that it may turn rancid after a while.Make enough mixture to last not more than 2 weeks at a time, depending on your usage and keep it refrigerated.

So now you need not dole out big bucks for a product that you can easily dupe yourself at home.I would love to know what you think of the recipe and how it turns out if and when you try it out.

38 comments :

  1. thank you, what a great dupe!!! do more posts like this .so cool!!

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  2. awesome sonia....cant wait to seee more frm u....

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  3. wow great DIY....but wont it give greasy kinda feeling on oily skin???

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    1. It actually doesn't because it's so diluted by the water. ..it's amazing. I add a drop of lemon oil to mine and witcheck hazel for more astringency

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  5. @Coral Crue: I plan to so stay tuned :)
    @Pavani: Thanks :) you will for sure!
    @Megha: For oily skin you can increase the ratio of rose water. Although I have tried it during summers when my skin is extremely oily and it wasn't a major problem.It did take some time to get absorbed but after that it didn't feel greasy at all.
    @Lancy: Thanks sweety :)

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  6. Hie Sonia :)

    loved this idea,,will try it soon,,
    and that hello kitty is super adorable :)

    Nice Blog girl :)

    Happy Holidays :)

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  7. Wow..seems easy,i have a doubt..i know it is silly :p
    Where you can get pure glycerin from?

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  8. @Siri: Glycerin is easily available at a chemist shop.

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    1. Glycerin is also available at craft stores such as Hobby Lobby

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    2. Glycerin is also available at most Walmart stores in both the beauty and soap making/craft sections.

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  9. When you say a spoon, do you mean a teaspoon or a tablespoon?

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  10. @Tampa:Either as long as you are using the same spoon for all measurements.

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  11. hey Sonia...this is so amazing!!! will definitely try it out :)

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  12. @Swati: Please do :) and let me know your views

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  13. Glycerin at Walmart for $3 (maybe $2.85) near band aids and cough medicine

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  15. I know its kinda ridiculous but where can I find rose water

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  16. @anonymous: rose water is easily available at any beauty store.You can also steep fresh rose petals in water to make some at home.
    @Sally: thnks sweety,

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  17. Cant wait to try this...question please. Do you just sprat it on and wait for it to dry before continuing with your makeup or blot dry with a makeup sponge?

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  18. Awesome! Can't wait to try this out

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  19. @Jennifer:Spray it on.Wait for a few seconds and wipe off excess with a tissue.

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  20. I am def going to try this and let you know... Totally excited since I was heavily contemplating how I'm going to scrunch up the $ for the MAC spray since MAC is all I use... Now I can make my own... Woohoo! Will keep you updated :)

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  21. Do you apply this before or after foundation and should you use liquid or powder foundation?

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  22. What is DIY stand for? Btw, this is a great idea will have to try it.

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  23. @Anonymous:Awesome.Would love to know how it fares.
    Experiment and see what best suits you.I prefer using it with liquid foundation.
    Do It Yourself and do try and let me know.

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  24. How amazing is this?!?!?!?! OMG Thanks I just pinned, tweeted and tumblrd this! You Rock!

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  25. oh.... I also subscribed ;-))))

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  26. Do u use glycerin or vegitible gylcerin

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  27. Thank you for sharing. Your post worth of reading. Waiting for new posts.

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  28. Why refrigerate it? What if you want to take it out and about with you how long can it stay unrefrigerated?

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  29. I had asked about why keep it refrigerated. Do you mean all the time or if you are storing more than a 2 week supply. Can you take this out and about with you in warm weather say like in the summer?

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  30. This is awesome will surely try n get back to tell u thanx

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  31. Your spray bottle is so cute. Where did you buy this from?

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