The prevalence of makeup setting sprays has quickly increased. How well do they actually work? Do you really need to spend tons of cash on one initially? Not necessarily. I was pleasantly surprised by the E.L.F makeup mist and here’s why I think you will be too:
This product claims to “keep your makeup staying in place all day with a radiance boosting invisible hold. The invigorating mist moisturizes and soothes the skin with key ingredients Aloe, Green Tea, Cucumber and Vitamins A, C, & E. Improves makeup wearability and prevents color from running or fading.”
Applying this product is a no-brainer once you read the name of the product. It’s a mist that you spray on your face. After you apply your makeup, spray the product on your face from 12-16 inches away. **PRO TIP** Close your eyes. Let it dry naturally or blot with a tissue to less drying time.
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Prior to using this product, I had not tried any makeup setting/finishing sprays. Personally, I have combination/oily skin, but in the winter months the “normal” areas of my skin get very dry. I used this product consistently for 2 months and I am very pleased with its performance.
In the morning, apply my face makeup (foundation, concealer, powder highlight, blush/bronzer), but do not set my face with a powder. Instead, before applying any eye makeup, I spray the ELF Makeup Mist & Set and allow it to air dry for a few seconds before completing my makeup. A bit of a warning: Hold the bottle at least a foot away from your face. If you spray the product onto your face from any distance shorter than 12 inches, the mist will not be so “mist-y”. The nozzle sprays out a lot of product at once, so in order for the product to evenly distribute across your face, keep the bottle at a distance.
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I noticed that since setting my face makeup with this product as opposed to a powder (was previous using the Bare Minerals Matte foundation), my makeup lasts longer throughout the day. I apply my makeup around 6 in the morning and when I check my makeup around 11 am, it looks like I just applied it. When I get home around 4:30 pm, my makeup is just starting to show signs of fading. This product also perks up my skin and adds a natural-looking shine to my face. It makes my skin look alive as opposed to looking like it’s been covered with makeup.
I highly recommend this product to people with dry to combination skin. Oily skin users may find that this product increases the appearance of oil of their skin.
How do you set your makeup?