Now that its officially spring I want to talk all about the makeup product that every one and I mean everyone needs to get for that radiant dewy skin for spring/summer.
I have a few as I love these for giving me that dewy fresh look, I’m going to share my favourites and why you need at least one of these in your makeup collection, although everyone has different skin types and some prefer a matte finish or a dewy finish there is a face spray for everyone.
now on to why these are a must have.
Here is just some of the uses and benefits from using face mist sprays and makeup setting sprays.
*you can spray before or after makeup application to hydrate the face (especially good in summer)
*Can be used on any skin type, as there is so many different ones you can buy
*helps set makeup so it lasts longer
*refreshes face and makeup throughout the day
*helps makeup from looking cakey and powdery
*spray on makeup brushes to help makeup application, especially good for foil eye shadows and highlighters. by doing this it really intensifies the highlight on your cheeks or the shimmer in you eye shadow
Those are just a few of the benefits of using face sprays but here are my favourites for my skin type which is dry and sensitive.
Mac fix plus has got to be my all time favourite and one that I will purchase over and over again, I am always buying the little travel size as its perfect to take away with me or put in my handbag. I love this stuff so much that when MAC brought out the limited edition scented fix plus I had to get them. I got the coconut, Yuzu & rose, and they smell amazing I wish mac would think about making them permanent.
I use this for lots of things, its a light weight mineral mist that refreshes the skin and finishes makeup, although I can agree that it refreshes the face I cant say that it makes my makeup last any longer, a lot of people do get confused in thinking this is a setting spray as it gets marketed at that but I would say its more of a face mist.
I spray this all over my face after I’ve finished as it takes away that powdery look, I also love spraying my brush and using it to intensify my highlight and eye shadows. This is a favourite for so many people as its good for oily and dry skin types.
The full size is priced at £17
travel size £10 www.maccosmetics.co.uk
Next up is MACs charged water, this is underrated and often gets mixed up with fix plus, people think you only need one of these and not both but this is more for applying before makeup, its a refreshing, hydrating mist that replenishes skin and enhances makeup application and wear. Spray before makeup to create a dewy canvas or Re-apply as needed to replenish moisture or re-set makeup. I originally got this as I love anything that hydrates my dry skin, although I must be honest its often a product I forget to use, depending on your preference you might not need both of these products as they can both be used before and after makeup application and both help hydrate my face. But my goal is to use this a lot more and really see if its more hydrating then the fix plus.
MACs charged water is £17.50 www.maccosmetics.co.uk
Mario Badescu Facial spray is a fairly new one I have purchased and I have only used it a couple of times so I cant give my full review yet but I will say this is a very popular product that gets raved about in the makeup community, again this is another refreshing hydrating mist that can be used on all skin types, it has aloe and rose water which claims to boost, hydrate and relieve dehydrated tight complexions. I want to use this a bit more before I give my honest feedback, But if you check out the reviews online for this you will see it’s very popular, I can’t wait to see what all the fuss is about with this facial spray.
Its priced at £5.95 on www.beauybay.com for 4fl oz
Tatcha Luminous Dewy skin mist is on the more pricey side but it is one of my favourites, if you are very dry and want extremely dewy skin then this one is for you. I purchased this when I was in America and I originally wanted it as youtubers Jaclyn Hill and Kathleen Lights raved about this, I needed to see what the fuss was about and it didn’t disappoint.
This is basically a moisturiser in a bottle its a milky formula and although it is thicker in consistency it still sprays on the face like a mist, it has a nice smell to it and isn’t overpowering like some can be, this is great to use before makeup for a moisture boost it leaves skin feeling so soft and smooth and very hydrated, but it can also be used throughout the day to freshen up the skin or makeup, its mostly for dry or combination skin as it is very dewy, I cant see oily skin types liking this one unless you like that dewy look.
For that reason this one is another one of my favourites (top 3 for sure) also the packaging feels really luxurious and I love the purple and gold detail.
Tatcha Dewy mist is pricy and its hard to come across in the UK, it was one of the reasons I got it from America but Tatcha do deliver to the UK priced at $48 – £31 www.tatcha.com
Another favourite with the beauty community, Pixi glow mist, this was another item I picked up in America along with the pixi glow tonic. This is again hydrating and moisturising, a lot of these I purchased especially for my skin type, so sorry if I’m repeatin myself here.
Its enriched with an impressive 13 natural oils, the benefits include soothing, hydrating, refreshing, relieves redness and irritation while replenishing moisture, leaves face feeling soft, smooth and hydrated. Again this can be used before makeup or on top of makeup throughout the day.
One thing I’m not keen on is the smell and I haven’t used it enough to say if its going to become one of my holy grail face sprays, this also has very good reviews online.
Pixi Glow mist £16 available from www.pixibeauty.co.uk
L’Oreal infallible fixing mist is a newish one I have come across for a drugstore fixing spray, this is a setting spray rather then a face mist, Its meant to set and extend your makeup, anti melt & anti fade according to L’Oreal, for the UK this is one of the first drugstore fixing sprays I have seen, I know the US have a lot but we aren’t so lucky, I have used this a few times now and the first time I used it I forgot to shake it so I was left with white spots all over my face it was a nightmare, as you can see it has a white powder laying at the bottom so it has to be shaken before use. for a drug store setting spray its not bad and only priced at £7.99 its a good one to get if you are just starting out in makeup or want to try a setting spray for the first time.
Lastly is the NYX dewy finish setting spray, this also comes in a matte version. NYX is an American drugstore brand but is a little harder for us to get here, although more places are starting to stock NYX now which is good.
Its a lightweight and comfortable setting spray that helps keep makeup in place, it pretty much does what it says, its affordable and does make the skin look dewy and fresh looking while keeping the makeup in place, Its a good choice for the price and is one I would recommend on a budget, sometimes you don’t have to spend a fortune to get a good product and for that reason this one is included in my top 3.
Available from www.boots.com £7
Top 3 I would recommend and re purchase myself
MAC fix plus (my all time favourite which I think everyone needs)
Tatcha Dewy mist (a must for very dry skin)
NYX Dewy setting spray
So that was my collection, with having dry skin I love using a hydrating spray, anything that helps my face look less powdery and more fresh and radiant looking Is a must for me, I like looking more dewy in the summer months and now that summer is just around the corner I thought it was the perfect time to do this post, I hope I have helped anyone who was interested in buying any of these or was confused about the difference better them.