Today marks day 2 of facial spray review week and today we’re reviewing a more budget friendly setting spray by Avon! I had heard good things about this spray, and I love some of Avon’s mascaras, so I thought I’d try the Avon Magix prime and set spray out. I think they’ve repackaged though, so I’m not sure if this one is still available or it’s the same formula in a new bottle? Last week, I did reach out to Avon to give me some information, but I did not receive a reply by the time I needed to publish this post.
What is the Avon Magix Prime and Set Spray about?
Keep your gorgeous going! A quick spritz helps set makeup in place! Microfine mist dries quickly to an invisible finish. Helps set your foundation blush and eye makeup in place without drying our skin. Vitamins A, C, E infused. Non-sticky feel. Ultra-lightweight fast-drying spray.
Note: I don’t see anything on the bottle to indicate it is Vitamin A, C and E infused, but this is the information I got off the internet.
Packaging and cost
This spray comes in a black plastic bottle and you get 125mls of liquid. I cannot find pricing online….on their website, and as I said, no reply to DM’s. I think this retails for around R149,95, but you can pick it up on promotion for around R79,95. If there are any Avon reps reading this, please feel free to give me the info so I can update this post.
I used the Elizabeth Arden primer and the L’Oreal infallible 24hr foundation as I am doing on day 1 of all these reviews. The problem is that I forgot to only spray half of my face and actually sprayed my whole face. Urgh. I also only remembered this fact when I was doing my 2hr check in.
Off the bat, the mist on this spray is very aggressive and it leaves my skin feeling very tight after it dries. It’s uncomfortable and not something I can ignore. The ‘tight’ feeling lasts for at least an hour or 2.
2hr check in, my face is very matte. To really test the spray, I didn’t use any refreshing spray after my powder as I usually would. Using something like the MAC Fix + when my skin is drier, just helps my makeup look more seamless and fresh. The foundation looks like it is sitting on top of my skin at this stage, but I can see it is locked into place.
6hrs in there is literally no oil peeping through anywhere, and it was quite a warm day on this test day.
I take back the ‘note’ at the end of yesterday’s post, I am testing in Summer conditions….Winter had forsaken Port Elizabeth this week, with temperatures hitting 27 degrees!
I removed my makeup early on this day, after about 7hrs, but my makeup was still in place and looked good. I felt there was a hydration element missing, if I looked closely, the foundation definitely was sitting on top of my skin and looking very matte. The chin area was especially dry.
I used the Elizabeth Arden Flawless Start primer as well as their Everyday Perfection Bouncy Makeupas my foundation. On this day, I used the MAC Fix + as a fixing spray and then I ended off my makeup with the Avon spray on the left side of my face.
2hrs in, my skin looks very matte, but the chin area definitely looks better than the previous time where I did not use the Fix +. On the left side though, I feel that my pores are a bit more visible than the right side. My makeup is more ‘muted’ on the left side, due to the ‘mattifying’ effect. I’ve come to the conclusion that you can be a bit more aggressive with your makeup when using the Avon Spray.
6hrs in, my skin is still matte and shine free on the left side. The pore situation on the left now seems to look better than the right. On the right I have MAC Fix + and on the left is Fix + and Avon spray…just as a recap.
I washed my makeup off around the 9hr mark and I felt like the Avon side was coming to life. With a bit of natural oil coming to the surface, it kind of got rid of that super matte look. I preferred the Avon side at the end of the day.
Would I recommend this spray?
This spray claims to be a priming spray as well….I don’t know that with the tightness and mattifying properties, how well my makeup would blend over it as a priming spray. I didn’t unfortunately test it that way, but I don’t think I would want to.
This spray doesn’t refresh your makeup or make the powder ‘melt’ into the skin. It does however dry super fast and this locks your makeup in and really mattifies the skin. The spraying of the Fix plus before the Avon makes a huge difference and that would be my preferred way in Winter to use it. If you have super oily skin (which I do in full-blown Summer), I think this may be the spray for you. I need to mention though, this has a strong alcohol scent…alcohol is the 3rd listed ingredient, so I feel compelled to mention that.
So would I recommend it? On a budget, super oily skin and if you won’t mind the alcohol scent, yes, I’d recommend it. I’ll save this for Summer, for those days I really need the extra oil control. I don’t think I’d repurchase this though, as I’d prefer something like the MAC Fix Plus Matte that refreshes and sets in one.
Have you tried this spray? If yes, let me know your thoughts on it! Don’t forget to head over to Yolanda’s post now to check out her review on the Cover FX Illuminating Setting Spray! I owned this spray briefly, but ended up selling it, so I am really interested to see what Yolanda thinks about this spray! Let’s head over…..