Do I like them? MAC Pinklite & Goldlite Fix +

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Not too long MAC came out with their Fix + infused with pearlescent pearls to give you an ultimate glow. The formula is said to still carry all the same hydrating, soothing, and refreshing benefits of the original & improves the wear of makeup for up to 12 hours. With the addition of pearl it gives an ultra illuminating effect on the skin, making skin look radiant and healthy.

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Key claims and benefits: (From MAC’s official site)

  • Immediately illuminates and adds radiance
  • Provides instant and long term hydration
  • Improves and extends the wear of makeup up to 12 hours
  • Conditions skin
  • Helps to set and prolong the wear of makeup

So, I really liked the idea of these before I ended up purchasing them. I liked the idea of  an all over subtle glow. I thought it would be perfect for summer! I wasn’t expecting an explosion of glitter, I wasn’t expecting to be glowing like a disco ball or anything. However, what I was expecting was… something… anything. What I got was nothing. Literally. I see nothing when I spray either of these.

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To me, I feel like this is regular Fix + with very little shimmer added in, but somehow disappears or evaporates, or does something…because nothing shows up on my skin. I assumed the Pinklite would be very, very subtle… but the Goldlite I was expecting (and hopeful) that that would be the winner. Sadly, not for me.

Now I know these have a lot of mixed reviews. I know people who are obsessed with both of these. They says they get a great glow from them. These products work amazing for them. I also know people who, like me, don’t like these and feel these don’t work and are basically just plain old Fix +.

I would say based on my own personal experience, I would consider both of these a giant fail and regret purchases. While I like Fix +, I wanted what this product claimed to do. I wanted some shimmer, some glow. I don’t get that from either of these products and they would have been a hard pass had I known how they’d perform on me.

Some may ask, “Did you return them?” The answer is no. This is going to sound terrible, but I kept them for the packaging alone. I use them at times as regular Fix + because as you know, I see no shimmer!

I love MAC. I love most of MAC’s products, but I can’t say I love these at all. (Unless we’re talking about the packaging… because, yes! I love that! I love that a lot)

I’m curious to know if any of you have tried these? Have you had a better experience with them than I have? Let me know! Yay, to those of you that get to enjoy them & love them, as I had hoped, I would love them.

Thanks for reading!

❤ Jenn

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