I feel like facial sprays are becoming more and more popular in the makeup world. When I first started getting into beauty the two heroes were always MAC Fix+ and Urban Decay All Nighter, and whilst they are firm favourites in my collection, more and more are coming to the forefront. Whether you’re priming, setting your makeup or just giving your makeup a boost, there is facial spritz for you.
The most common facial sprays in my collection are setting sprays. I use them every single day to give my makeup some sort of longevity, and there are sprays to suit every budget. Setting sprays were once a high end only product, but they can now be found in the aisles of Boots and Superdrug. Starting at around £5 for sprays from Barry M, Makeup Revolution and Rimmel going all the way up to the higher end of Gerard Cosmetics and, my personal favourite, Urban Decay. Setting sprays are essentially hairspray for your face, but long are the days where you actually consider spraying hairspray that close to your eyes (I did ballet for 15 years, you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do). Locking in makeup, these facial sprays give your makeup longevity and I personally things they take away any flatness that a dusting of powder can sometimes leave.
For me, the more you spend on a setting spray, the better it is. Whilst my Makeup Revolution Illuminating Setting Spray is great for every day, when I want my makeup to stay put for a night of dancing then nothing can beat the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray*. I’ve bought this myself so many times, and recently Urban Decay sent me the repackaged version which is a much better bottle. It seems to spray a lot finer which stops your makeup looking splotchy. At £23 it’s not cheap, but I won’t compromise on it!
I’ll hold my hands up and admit that my experience with priming sprays is very limited, as I have only actually tried the Urban Decay Quick Fix Hydra-Charged Complexion Prep Priming Spray. I promise there is a full review coming really soon, so I’ll spare you the details on it and discuss the concept itself. The first time I become aware of priming sprays, and I’m sure it’s the same for you, is when I heard about the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water which is a product I definitely want to try. I love trying primers, especially ones with a similar consistency to a moisturiser, and I love that they increase they longevity of my makeup. But on a summer’s day, applying layer after layer is a little too much. Priming sprays are a great way to get a cooling effect, as well as helping with the longevity of your makeup! I definitely need to try more, but so far I’m on board with this concept.
I’m going to be honest, I didn’t know what to call this section. There are facial sprays on the market that simply refresh your makeup or even your bare face – perfect for a hot day. When I go away, I love to buy myself a simply water spray to keep myself cool and not so sticky in the humidity. I love the Mario Badescu Facial Spray for refreshing my face, and even increasing pigment in shadows. My picking up a little eyeshadow on your brush then spritzing it, the pigment becomes much more intense and the look is kicked up a notch. If you’ve not tried this tip yet you’re missing a trick! Along the same lines is MAC Fix+, which I do really rate it’s just expensive for what it is.
I’m always came to try new facial spray and I’ve got a few in my stash still to play about with. Most recently, I’ve been testing the Rimmel Insta Fix & Go and so far I’m impressed. Keep your eye out for a full review coming soon!
Which facial sprays have you got your eyes on? And which do I definitely need to try?