Custom Pages


all items marked with a asterisk (*) are gifted items, pr samples or paid for with gift vouchers/store credit, for more information read:
my full disclosure policy

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Collection Fix Me Up Spray

Collection Fix Me Up Spray 2000 setting spray review swatch photo

Drugstore setting spray

Collection Fix Me Up Spray is from the latest offerings from Collection (formerly 2000) "Primed and Ready" range. Im a religious MAC Fix + user but I didnt bring it with me when I moved back to my Mums so on a regular "Boots Binge" I decided to pick up the Fix Me Up Spray. It claims to be a long lasting makeup setting spray and I was pretty intrigued to find out more about the product. I'll start off by saying that I dont think it made my makeup last much longer,  possibly just an extra hour or so. However it does work incredibly well at getting rid of that horrible powderyness you can get when you using a powder foundation. Perfect those days when you accidentally apply too much powder and it can cake slightly on the skin. I find a few pumps directly onto the face after makeup adds a nice natural,  dewy radiance to the face and leaves my skin looking fresh without any stickiness or shineyness.

I would point it out this is a heavily scented product, it sort of smells a bit like soap. I tend to steer well clear of anything with scent in near my face. I havent experianced any reactions to it as of yet but I thought I'd mention it The packaging isn't the nicest in the world, but the size is very convenient for travelling as it fits easily into a handbag. I was trying to think if there are any other drugstore setting sprays on the market but couldn't think of any off the top of my head. So I this could be a fairly unique addition to the high street. Although in terms of value for money Collection Fix Me Up Spray is £5.99 for 18ml, which personally I think isn't that great of a deal considering the MAC Fix+ mini sprays are 30ml and retail for £7.50. MAC Fix + has a considerable ammount of skincare benefits and can be used in more ways than just as a setting spray.

In all I do think this product is pretty good for a drugstore dupe, I have seen it on offer for around £3.99 (Wilkinsons seem to have it loads cheaper!) which I think would be a more suitable price for the ammount of product you get. I don't think I prefer it to Fix + but Im sure I'll continue using it for the time being!

16 comments

  1. I really wish we´d have Collection in the U.S....heard so much good about it..love to try out some stuff!

    jezzdallasmakeup.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  2. I bought this recently, must admit the smell is a little annoying.

    http://soeast.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  3. I find it really nice in terms of size and the effect it has but, like you said, it's heavily scented and a bit too flowery for my liking :)

    Danielle xx

    missdanielle.com

    ReplyDelete
  4. I agree with Jezz Dallas above; I'd love to try out Collection products but they just haven't brought them over to the states yet! :(

    thriftthick.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  5. I've tried this and wasn't that impressed by the results or the smell. I might have to get one of the mini Fix + sprays to try out :)

    http://mirrorrorrimbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

    ReplyDelete
  6. The Mac Fix + spray sounds like much more of a bargain... I have the Collection spray and haven't noticed my make up lasting any longer, and I really don't like the smell!

    Rachel from www.whatabeauty.co.uk x

    ReplyDelete
  7. To be honest Fix+ isnt a setting spray it never was its a makeup refreshing spray and usually on shoots ill use it as a mixing medium for things
    i think this looks pretty good though tbh :D

    www.MrAJBx3.com

    ReplyDelete
  8. I've been curious about this, I've never seen any sort of drugstore makeup setting spray! Probably won't be giving it a go due to my very oily skin, but it's nice to know whether it's any good or not!

    thoughtsfromanothergirl.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  9. To be honest, the packaging doesn't appeal to me - it comes across as quite teen and almost tacky! x

    ReplyDelete
  10. I've eyeing this up for a while! I might give it a try now just to see if it makes any difference for me:) x

    ReplyDelete
  11. It works out more expensive than fix + and for collection 2000 to cost more than MAC is crazy! A couple of the collection products are absolute gems but I think I'll stick to my fix + on this one! Thanks for the honest review :) XO

    Please check out my blog if you get a chance, I've just started out and any comments or followers would mean the world to me <3

    dottymakeup.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  12. Not really sure about any fixing sprays to be honest! I used to use Urban Decay until I realised it was actually do the opposite and causing my make up to come off and run! Might try out the fix + though.

    It's a LDN Thing

    ReplyDelete
  13. it seems pretty pricey compared to mac fix + ! xx
    thebeautyheroes.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  14. I didn't know you could get a smaller bottle of Fix+. That's a great way to just try it out. I might get it now! Thanks for the review. xx

    ferdies-place.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  15. I bought this a few weeks ago, I agree it is kind of pricey for a cheap brand! It made my skin silky and dewy and radiant though so will keep using it too x

    http://Heidi-likes.blogspot.co.uk

    @heidi_likes

    ReplyDelete
  16. very nice sharing regarding beauty tips find out more on beauty tips

    ReplyDelete

if you have any questions feel free to tweet me @llymlrs!

ETC LLYMLRS UK Beauty Blog: Makeup Reviews Beauty Tips+ Blog design by labinastudio.