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Today I’m bringing you the battle of my favourite Setting Sprays. Famed for their staying power and loved for their ability to freshen up makeup on the go, setting sprays seem to be the “new kids” on the block. Long gone are the unsafe days of sealing your makeup look with a spritz of hairspray all over your face (ah theatre days how I miss you,) long replaced by these easy to carry, easy to love beauties. So which one do you go for? Well lucky for you, for the past 3 weeks I’ve been road testing three sprays so you don’t have to.
MAC Cosmetics ‘prep and Prime’ Fix and Face Primer 100ml – £18
An aqua spritz of vitamin and minerals, this two in one spritz combines a calm the skin blend of green tea, chamomile and cucumber, with the fresh, energizing scent of Sugi. This spray is perfect to cool skin on a hot day, as it gives an instant boost of hydration and refreshes your makeup on the go. It’s staying power lacks oomph though and I found that my makeup wore exactly the same throughout the day. As for the heat of the swimming pool, this Setting spray failed to keep up, so I’m not too sure on the £18 price tag.
Verdict: Best for those looking for an on the go refresh whilst the sun is hot, hot, hot.
Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray – £10 (Trave Size)
This weightless makeup spray holds the promise of perfect makeup for up to 16 hours. Perfect for those who wish to dance the night away into the early hours. Free from oil and parabans, this clutch bag sized bargain beauty offers everything a girl could want from a Setting spray. With temperature control technology, the spray actually lowers the temperature of your makeup to keep it in place, even in hot and humid conditions. I can’t tell you how impressed I was with this Setting spray. It’s handy to carry, it kept my skin cool and didn’t leave me with a makeup meltdown.
Verdict: This is the one for me. It leaves my skin feeling soft and even withheld my Post work swim and walk home, perfect for anyone on the go.
Rimmel London #Insta Fix & Go – £6.99
Another two in one, that primes and sets, this drugstore hit is the one for those on a budget. With a quick dry formula that locks in your makeup in just one spray, Rimmel’s offering is a pinch and offers the perfect staying power and refreshment throughout the day. Whilst it didn’t hold as well as the Urban Decay setting spray, it can be forgiven for its price point. Probably the most refreshing of the bunch.
Verdict: perfect for every day, this product will give you a little bit of hold and refreshment as needed without breaking the bank.
The perfect balance between budget and bite, this baby raced right to first place in the finish line. I can’t get enough of this spray and it’s found itself a spot as a firm favourite in my makeup bag.
Until Next Time