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Monday, October 11, 2010

Review: Mario Badescu Facial Spray

I have to say that I have loved pretty much everything that I have every used by Mario Badescu, so when I saw this in an email I didn't hesitate to try it. I didn't even read any reviews on it first. I know, I always like to read reviews before a beauty purchase. I will admit that the email listed this as one of "Martha's Faves." That Martha being Martha Stewart, who post prison sentence I used to dig.

Side note: Did you ever see the made for t.v movie about Martha in prison? The "prison" they used was actually the Lakeshore campus of Humber College (in Toronto.) I was in my first year of their Social Services program and we had our classes all jumbled to work around filming. It was weird to see how they made the building and rooms we had our classes in look like jail.

Anyway, back to the product... I had read about the similar MAC products MAC Fix and MAC Fix + Rose. I haven't tried either, but at $7 for the 4oz bottle ($12 for 8oz) I thought the Mario version was a less expensive way to try out such a similar product. If you haven't heard of/ or used a product like this, the concept is pretty simple: spray product on face. Yup, that is it. What does it do, exactly, is probably what you are thinking too...

"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. " -from website

That pretty much says it all. I have to say that while I am not a fan rose scented anything, and yes this product does have a definite rose scent, that I am really liking this spray. I thought it sounded odd to spray a liquid over my makeup to set it, but it works! Having dry skin this product doesn't settle or dry like powder can, granted it isn't as long lasting a set as that which you would get with powder. For the best results, I do set with powder then set that with this spray. I also like to mist this on before I apply my makeup for a moisturizing pick me up. I find that my foundation glides on more evenly and easier.

The only thing I am not thrilled with about this product, besides the rose scent, is the packaging. The spray bottle that this comes in, is your standard plastic spray bottle, which works alright, but if you aren't careful you end up drowning yourself in product instead of getting a nice fine mist. It is best to apply with your eyes and mouth securely closed. Believe me, it isn't very tasty.

Have you tried this product? What did you think?


  1. I use M.A.C Fix+ and it's good to know that this can be an alternative.:D

    Thanks for the review.:D

    Happy Monday!:D

    ***** Marie *****

  2. Where in toronto did you buy this? I've been looking for it


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