Spray, spritz & mist

Friday, August 15, 2014

Hello lovelies!

We all know about face sprays, mists, spritz whatever the marketing team wants to call them, but what do they actually do and are they necessary?

I'm just gonna go ahead and cheer YES! you need them! But, I'll still give you an overview of some I love then it's really up to you ;)

More often then not, those products are used as toners, setting sprays or refreshers.
Again, I like different products for different things. What I can tell you they all do, which is what I love about them the most, is they help make your makeup look more natural if you spritz it after it's all done. What I mean by that, is that it helps "uncake" in way...Especially if you're like me and tend to have oily skin, you want to use a somewhat matte foundation and some powder. To make sure the finish is not to "powedery" spraying one of these is a great thing to do!

If you want to boost the longevity of your makeup, use a setting spray before AND after you do your makeup. My favorite ones are from Urban Decay. One that's great for all skin types is the All Nighter, if your skin is on the oilier side, you can opt for DeSlick.

If  you're also like me, and although your skin is rather oily but you still get dry patches, you can use a more moisturizing spray to deemphasize (I'm pretty sure that's a word) the look of them. You could even spray a little on a small stippling brush and stipple over those areas, to make sure the little skins lay flat and look less dry (ew I know...). For this I like to use Eau Roma Water from Lush.

The toner type ones I usually use to give my skin a boost and not so much as a toner itself as I feel it doesn't penetrate my skin as well (then again that might just be me, but I'll still use a toner BEFORE). Lately, I've been using The Body Shop's Vitamin C Energizing Face Spritz. It's a great way to start off your day, I'll apply it before and after my makeup. I don't know that it actually helps to hold the makeup, nor do I think that's what it's supposed to do, but the scent is truly invigorating (straight up oranges, homegirl!) and my skin loves it! I really feel it wakes and brightens it up. In combination with the Vitamin C Skin Boost (which I use as a primer and will talk about in an upcoming post), I feel like my skin is brighter and it helps with scarring(redness and hyper-pigmentation). Then again that could just be from natural healing as I haven't been breaking out as much, so I won't oversell it, but vitamin C is great for your skin, plus it'll keep you looking young, get on it giiiirrll !!

I also like this one just to refresh throughout the day, as well as the Avene Thermal Spring Water Spray. But the Avene one is especially great for hot days! It really cools you off, and makes you feel less sweaty, which in theory is good for your makeup? It also helps to soothe the skin, it's great for very sensitive skin, if you don't want to use a toner or anything too harsh, also if you have a sun burn or any kind of inflammation... Also, it's not as hydrating as the the Lush spray but it definitely helps to restore and keep moisture in.  If your skin isn't still damp when it's time to apply your moisturizer, spray this on before for better results :)

So that's about it! Whether you're scared your makeup is going to slip off, your skin is looking a little dull, you have a bit of a cake face and/or dry patches that your makeup made more obvious, or it is just TOO DAMN HOT IN HERE!! There's a spray for that! :)

Do you use any face spray thingymajiggys?! If so, which ones and what do you like about them?

Talk to you soon!



  1. So when I went out last Friday I used primer (I got a Laura Mercier sample that I wanted to try out). I told you that I always tend to breakout after primer use, and I did break out over the weekend. Do the setting sprays have the same type of ingredients as primer that would cause me to breakout? Just assuming you know, I'm pretty lazy.

    1. I can't say for sure what ingredient it could be...Could be a lot of things. Make sure there's no fragrance! All Smashbox primers make me break out (even the blemish control one), but I don't know what it is about them...Also some primers don't work well with other foundations or even moisturizers, so it's also the tricky part of finding the winning combo. Also if I wear primer for several days in a row, I tend to break out...If you're sweating in your primer, it'll clog your pores...So always get a sample before you buy, and save primers for when you REALLY need your makeup to stay no matter what. PS: The Laura Mercier Hydrating one changed my life if that's the one you're trying :). The sprays shouldn't make you break out ;)

  2. I like using the facial mists when my face gets dry and tight! And it's also refreshing when I first wake up.

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    1. Yes! They're great, even for during and after flights! A must :)

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