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Do Makeup Setting Mists Work?

Written on September 14, 2011 at 9:46 am , by

Even as the temp starts to cool and fall dawns upon us, running around through your daily routine can make anyone’s makeup go into meltdown mode. Prepare for these sticky situations by investing in a makeup finishing spray, mists made with special polymers that are meant to keep pigment in place on your face. We put two popular options to the test.

The Players: Make Up For Ever Mist & Fix and Skindinavia 10 Years Younger Makeup Finish

The Promises: These spritzes claim to prolong the lasting power of your makeup, resulting in fewer touch-ups.

The Winner: Make Up For Ever Mist & Fix was true to its word and kept our makeup looking perfect. Be sure to hold the bottle half an arm’s length away from your face, though, because the nozzle delivers a powerful application. One spritz will last you all day!

The Runner-Up: Skindinavia 10 Years Younger Makeup Finish made our makeup a bit cakey, which is especially hazardous for women with oily skin who already have trouble keeping their makeup in place. Try this if your skin is on the drier side; if you’re oily, avoid it.

Tell us: What’s your go-to makeup setting product?

—By Jaclyn Smock, beauty intern

  • http://revealgreatskin.com Victoria

    I have always been a little afraid of these setting mists. I was worried that it would add a laquer-like layer.

  • Kymberlie

    I use Mist & Fix daily as well as Eye Seal with powder shadows and my eye makeup stays put! Even through a crying spell during a very sad movie! Be careful not to use too much of the Mist & Fix, the nozzle dispenses a powerful spray. If that happens, blot lightly with a Kleenex. :)

  • http://josephsaenz.com Patti

    Try Perfect Finish Setting Spray by Joseph Saenz Makeup and Skincare. Sets your makeup, lasts all day into the night…great product! For mineral or any makeup.