I love using illuminating fixing sprays within my makeup routine, and I like to apply one before applying my foundation and then again once I’ve finished my makeup for an extra glow. I ordered the Nip and Fab Illuminating Fixing Mist as it was on sale but I haven’t had the best of luck with the Nip and Fab’s makeup range thus far, but it was only £5 so I figured I could use the Nip and Fab Illuminating Fixing Mist to intensify powder eyeshadows if I didn’t like it over my makeup.
“In need for that extra GLOW, try our NEW Illuminating Fix Mist for a luminous, moisturised fresh complexion. This quick drying setting spray is infused with light reflecting particles to create the ultimate natural sheer glow and sets makeup for an all-day wear with instant, even finish. A perfect all-over highlighter for both face and body – the more you mist, the more intense the illumination.“
The Nip and Fab Illuminating Fixing Mist is £9.95 for 100ml and has a clear plastic bottle with a black pump dispenser. When settled, the bottom of the bottle has a very small amount of silver sparkle, and you have to thoroughly shake the bottle before using it to ensure the formula has been blended together. I know this ‘swatch’ photo isn’t the most helpful but this fixing spray is literally glitter in a bottle and I’m gutted.
It doesn’t matter how much you shake it before use, or how far back you mist it over the face, it covers you in silver glitter and not just your face either. Whenever I used it, it spread glitter all over my clothes and my dressing table which I never expected as it looks like such a small amount of sparkle in the bottle once it’s settled.
The formula glitter aside is really nice for a fixing mist, and feels like a more hydrating mist which feels comfortable on the skin and makes my makeup last very well. However I never want silver glitter all over my face, hair, eyebrows, clothes and furniture so it’s definitely a disappointing product and not one I’d recommend if you don’t like glitter spritzed all over your finish makeup look. I’m going to use it for intensifying my powder shadows so it’s not going to waste, but I’m glad I didn’t pay full price otherwise I’d feel even more disappointed.
How do you feel about makeup setting sprays containing glitter? Let me know in the comments below..