Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Refresh, Set & Fix Your Makeup

I absolutely love makeup there's no question about that, so while rummaging through my makeup collection, I came across several products that I  use which are my MAC Fix+ Rose, Evian Facial Spray and the Skindinavia Dance! finishing spray (as pictured below). Each of these facial sprays has a specific use and when applied correctly you should definitely achieve a flawless makeup application that should prevent the dreaded makeup meltdown. Now I've attached a video from the Youtube guru Enkore, and he gives a great explanation as to the proper usage and purpose of each of these facial sprays.






 Now here's my review on each of these facial sprays




 

 


 Facial Refresher Spray: Evian Facial Spray
This is basically water in a can, but the best thing about the Evian spray is the fact that it contains vital minerals that are great for the skin, it's like giving yourself a refreshing dosage of goodness and I love using it for a burst of coolness when I'm spending a hot day at the beach. I actually also use this as a setting spray for my mineral foundation in order to subdue the 'cake face' effect and it works perfectly.













 Makeup Setting Spray: MAC Fix+ Rose
The MAC Fix+ Rose is a limited edition version of the spray, but it works just like the regular Fix+ and it contains ingredients such as green tea and chamomile and rose water. The Fix+ Rose has a light pleasant scent of roses and it works perfectly to set my foundation and also adds light moisture to the face, just several spritz and that's all I need to get rid of the overly powdery/matte look, but be careful not to use too much as it does cause some oiliness to break through during the day. One of my qualms with this product is the nozzle, it does not spray evenly and sometimes I end up with large droplets on my face... no bueno, but apart from the faulty packaging it's great!








 
 
Makeup Finishing Spray: Skindanavia Dance!
Skindinavia makes a variety of makeup finishing sprays, but the Dance! formulation promises an 'all night hold resisting perspiration, shine and makeup slippage' and this immediately caught my eye when I purchased it. I initially did not have good results with this spray and I continued to use it without success, it didn't last through a typical 9 to 5 work day in an air conditioned office as I still got shiny and my face felt tight, so I'm pretty sure that it would not last through excessive perspiration or heat. I suggest maybe trying the spray which Enkore had suggested as an alternative. Skindanavia has discontinued this formulation, but I will continue to work with it to find a better way to use it but until then I give this 2 thumbs down.





















Sometimes a product might seem to not work for us, but sometimes it might be that we have to alter how we use it so that we can achieve the best results. I hope this post helped to shed some light the topic and if you've tried any of these products let me know how they work out for you.

Until next time... see ya later guys!
Debbie

4 comments:

  1. What about Urban Decay all nite setting lotion?

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    1. Hi there! The Urban Decay All Night Setting Sprays are actually by Skindinavia, it's stated on the back of the bottles, so I don't think I would have any luck with those either. Thank you for stopping by!!
      Debbie

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  2. When I first saw this post I never really thought it would apply to me since I don't wear make-up often. But since of late I've been trying to make more of an effort so I revisited this post. Thanks for the tips and recommendations!

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    1. Thanks Afayah! I'm glad it helped :)

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