The KIKO Prime & Fix Refreshing Mist is packaged in a typical KIKO nice shiny black cardboard box. On the box you can find a lot of information about the product, such as the ingredients and how to use the product. When you remove the container from the box, you’ll see a nice-looking bottle, with a steel-like silver cap, and a pearly white bottom made of a hard plastic.
This water-based spray with makeup fixing action and refreshing primer effect has a very light water-mist texture that will dry off in only a few moments.
According to the brand, this refreshing mist was inspired by Korean beauty trends. It is marketed as a multi-purpose and multi-benefit product. The claim is that on the one hand it fixes and prolongs the hold of the makeup, which is true, even more so for “melting” your powder products into your skin! We recommend however, to wait until your makeup is dry and your routine is done, before spraying your face with the mist, to make sure the water doesn’t cause any runs or smudges when interacting with the makeup, especially with eye makeup.
The other claim by the brand is that on the other hand, when applied before makeup, it acts as a face-refreshing primer or base, which we also agree with. Although we don’t recommend a year-long use of it as a primer, we absolutely see its benefit as a refreshing primer in the summer, as the texture and feel really do create a nice fresh misty sensation for the hot days!
Shake the spray well before applying. Hold the spray about 20cm from your face and spray in an X shape, making sure your eyes and mouth are closed.
The KIKO Prime & Fix Refreshing Mist has quite a nice light smell. The smell is quite faint, so there’s no risk its smell will interact with your face cream’s or your perfume or scented shampoo.
This mist is sold at 19$ in Lebanon for a 70ml volume. Compared to similar products from same range KIKO competitors such as Urban Decay’s All Nighter spray priced at 32$ for 118ml or, Sephora’s Beauty Amplifier Spray, priced at 18$ for 80ml,the price is fair and matches well with the others, give or take a few dollars. The shelf-life of the product once open is 12 month, which is the standard.