Price: $15 for 10.1oz/$10 for 5oz/ $6 for 1.7oz (also comes in sets)
Overall Grade: A
Today I'm reviewing my beloved Evian Natural Mineral Water Facial Spray. I've been using this for well over a year and have been loving it so I figured it was time for a review. This can be found at drugstores, Sephora, and Drugstore.com. Now I know most people will think this is just water, but let me tell you –it does a whole lot.
The Packaging: Cute and simple. The spray comes in a white aerosal can with the Evian logo and a clearish pink cap.
The Product: The description on the can states that the spray is supposed to “increase skin hydration by 14%, help to fix makeup, and offer you constant freshness and purity. From the French Alps, Evian natural mineral water has a balanced mineral composition and neutral pH suiting all skin types.” Sephora describes the spray as a “cool mist that rehydrates skin suffering from overheated air. It also revives your makeup throughout the day and keeps you looking fresh by replenishing that much needed moisture. It removes perspiration, harmful salt or chlorine, and instantly soothes and rehydrates sun-burned or wind-chapped skin.” The bottle also lists that the spray tones the skin.
The ingredients are listed as “water nitrogen composition” so this is just plain old mineral water BUT let me tell you, I still love it. FYI, MAC Fix +, something that is often compared to the Evian spray, contains green tea, chamomile, cucumber, and “vitamins and minerals” and has an “energizing Sugi scent.” It does have a refreshing scent but I don’t mind that Evian has no scent.
The spray is really handy. I use it before I put on my moisturizer and apply my makeup and then I use it again to set my makeup. I can also use this to apply my makeup “wet.” For example, if you want to use a MAC Mineralize Eye Shadow or some sort of other shadow that you can apply wet, you can spray some of this onto your brush and the outcome is absolutely stunning. I also use it to fix my makeup during the day if it’s starting to fade and it really helps to “liven it back up.” Another use is for when it starts to get hot out –it really freshens up the skin and is super refreshing. I use it on my little brother and sister, my friends –even the big boys love it (my boyfriend, other guy friends, etc.) And it’s not just great for the hot, sunny days –it hydrates and moisturizes chapped winter skin too.
Compared to MAC Fix +, I like this better –even though Fix + has all of those fancy ingredients. As I’ve owned both, I really don’t see any differences between Fix + except for that the Evian spray is way cheaper, comes in more sizes (1.7 oz, 5 oz, or 10.1 oz), and for whatever reason feels more refreshing to me. It also seems to work better at “smoothing out” cakey makeup. MAC Fix + does have a refreshing scent but I prefer the scentless Evian spray.
Oh and I have to say that this stuff lasts forever. I’ve been using the big 10.1 ounce for over a year and I still have over half a can left. Also, this stuff does have an expiration date (listed at the bottom of the can) so beware of that.