Monday, November 29, 2010

Mario Badescu

Hello Ladies!

This is just a quick post to share my alternative to MAC's Fix+.  As i have mentioned before, I have oily, acne prone, sensitive skin, and with finals, my face has been horrible lately!  I love, adore, etc my MAC Fix+, i think its the greatest invention after sliced bread, however, it makes my face extra super oily when i use it to set my makeup.  I love it as everything else  (mixing medium, hair mist, body moisturizer after shaving etc) but as a setting spray it just dont work =(

So, I was al ULTA recently (not Black Friday though hahah) and I got sold on this little find.  I rarely stroll by the skin care stuff, but since I had time to kill, no HW (right) not baby with me, well i went nuts lol.

I am eager to try some of theit acne stuff, but after i asked for recommendations, i was told that most of it is for severe acne, or Cystic Acne, which thankfully it is not my case, so i dod not pick up any skincare....just this:

According to their website...

A refreshing, hydrating mist to use anywhere anytime. Simply formulated with fragrant Herbal Extracts and Rosewater for a pleasant, pick me up for dehydrated, tight and uncomfortable skin. Spray your day and night creams for a boost of hydration or use it to set make-up or spray on dry hair throughout the day. Safe for all skin types. Gentle, non-irritating.

How to Use: Mist on face, neck and hair as needed. Will not disturb make-up.

Ingredients: Deionized Water, Aloe Vera Gel, Bladderwrack Extract,Herbal Extract, Rose Extract,Gardenia Extract,Propylene Glycol

It Has a rose smell, which may be a little grandma-ish for most of us, but it lasts like 40 secs.  i have used it as a setting spray, refresher, moisutirzing toner, on top of my night cream etc, and i must say, I LOVE it.  The best part is that i do not get oily as i do with my Fix+, so this means less sebum, less acne= prettier skin!  my makeup has not run, so i guess it does the job.

I picked up the 4oz bottle, and i have been abusing it and i only wasted a tiny bit (bottle still full).  the best thing is the price, at $7 a bottle, Hells yea i was SOLD!

so far i think this will permanently replace my FIX+,since it suits my skin better and Fix+ is not worth the $18 if i only need it as a mixing medium or moisturizing mist.  This does it all but the mixing medium thing (for that, i get the one from The Body Needs at $1.79 per eyedrop bottle szed bottle)

So have you guys tried this or any of the Mario Badescu line?


  1. You know what I have the same issue with Fix+. Its great to mix w/pigments and other tasks like for spritzing on your hair but on my face it accentuates my pores more and makes me oily. I have been using All nighter by Urban Decay but not everyday only weekends when I go out. I will try this though its much cheaper.

  2. I've been hearing good things about that mario brand and i would totally get it except i dont think we sell that where i live :(

  3. If you'd like to try some other Mario Badescu products, you should try filling out this questionaire

    You answer questions about your skin and they'll recommend some products to you. You'll get an email in a couple days or so after asking you if you'd like to try some free samples based on your questionaire :) Pretty awesome, I think.