I don’t think there is much that is more frustrating than spending precious time applying makeup, only to have it melt off your face within minutes of stepping away from the mirror. I have heard of using hairspray as a setting spray, but I don’t even like using fake tan that’s intended for the body on my face, so hairspray on my face is certainly not my thang. I read once that the quicker you do your makeup, the less time it will last before making a bid for freedom. I don’t know if this is necessarily true; it takes me ages to do mine most of the time, and it certainly doesn’t always last ages.
I have been trying the Nyx Makeup Setting Spray this week, in the Dewy Finish. I bought it a while ago, but hadn’t got around to actually using it. Nyx claim that this spray will keep makeup in place whatever the weather, while leaving a dewy finish to the skin. It doesn’t have a strong scent, which can be taken as a plus (or a minus if you like smelly stuff, like me). It is very light, and undetectable on the skin, both on the inside (as in I wasn’t aware of it) and on the outside (to the touch). As with any sort of spray, I find that it is best applied after mascara – to avoid transference of the mascara to other places it really has no business being.
I can also report that as a setting spray it is very effective, although I didn’t notice a change to the dewiness of my face (my skin is on the dry side though). On average I wore makeup for 7 hours, and found that my face looked very much the same at the end of the day as it did at the beginning. Overall, very impressive.
Which setting sprays have you tried, and which have you found most effective?*This post may contain affiliate links. Thank you for your continued support of Joyful Things!*