(Getty Images-I have a profile there for permission)
It's summer (err..almost), and I love summer. But this sun above and my oily skin conspire to make it so no matter how many primers, powders etc I put on, my makeup eventually slides off my face...or it eats it. Either way, it looks a la crap after a whole day of wear, so when I saw Urban Decay was coming out with a new set of finishing sprays I was sold to try at least one.
Are you with me makeup lovers...makeup meltdown is THE WORST!
Urban Decay said they would solve this through their new setting sprays. Fix + doesn't do much for me to keep makeup meltdown at bay, and breaks me out. I have heard good things about Model in a Bottle, and a makeup artist used it for a job on me once, and I can say it worked nicely, although I find it hard to get.
Back in the dark ages, they also used to spray hairspray (that was the worst) on shoots before these fixers came out to set the makeup and keep it from moving under hot lights. Uh, no thanks. So to keep me from spraying Fekkai's Sheer Hold Hairspray on my poor face this summer, Urban Decay came to the rescue with their new summer line.
There are four of them. The pictures, besides my own, and the claims are from www.urbandecay.com, the companies lovely website. I wanted to be able to show you what all of them look like and emailed them to let them know I was taking their pictures. A wonderful company all-around imo. They don't know who I am (they might know my credit card number..hehe), but wrote back with a lovely response letting me use the images.
Gaurdian Angel Spray Moisturizer-is supposed to provide moisture, even for "acne, oily or sensitive skin" for 24 hours. So they say. It would be nice for winter when I get a little dry.
De-Slick Oil control Makeup Setting Spray-"Gives you 16 shine-free hours"
Dew Me Moisturizing Makeup Setting Spray-Says it holds makeup properly for 16 hours while giving a "glowing,moisturized, brighter-looking complexion."
All-Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Spray-Formulated for all skin-types that makes your makeup last 16 hours.
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I am really liking it so far. I started by applying a body bronzer on both hands (Duwop Revolotion-great stuff if you are pale and too lazy to faux tan..but we all know any body shimmer/bronzer no matter how "transfer resistant" the claim, transfers a little). I sprayed one hand to see how it felt and worked.(and to see if it gave me ridiculous hives or something) I thought it made the bronzer less transfer resistant and wore longer.
Then I tried it yesterday on my face. I sprayed it after applying my makeup (make sure to shake the bottle) It is a spray that is very fine in nature. Much more so than Fix + for me. It is super fine (first pump, make sure to spray on your hand to get it spraying right), and dries almost in an instant, which is nice. I don't want a sticky, wet feeling on my face for minutes.
Within seconds it dried, and didn't even look like I had applied anything. It dried to a skin's texture or whatever makeup texture (matte, glowy etc) you had underneath it, which is nice. You can't even tell it's there. I also think it did keep me from breaking through in oil and when I looked in the mirror after a long day (you know..where you say "ew..where did my face/makeup go?!), I thought "Oh, makeup is still looking good."
I really do think it made me less oily, made my foundation and face makeup less transfer resistant and overall my makeup last longer. I have to do more research on this, since I only used it twice, and it wasn't a day where I was out for 15 hours, or at a club/out at night sweating my eye and face makeup into something horrifying, so I can't say it is for sure the best thing since sliced bread. But I am really liking it so far. It is oil and paraben free and I can say for sure it didn't break me out, which a lot of those sprays do. And I might be seeing things due to hayfever delirium but I think it made my skin look better after I sprayed it! It isn't cheap. I think its about $28 here in the U.S. but worth a try since it might work for you too since I can imagine this thing lasting forever. Plus anything that makes my makeup last longer is worth it to me!
Again, I will try it for longer and get back and update you on my thoughts, but I know that I often search around for blogs or reviews on brand new products to get some initial reaction ( I was googling this before I bought it and didn't find anything), and I wanted to give you mine!
Hope this helps anyone curious about this product!
Note: Oh and just an FYI, I paid for this with my own moola (as I do everything) and UD doesn't know I exist. Wanted to make that clear since I was linking them. I am simply expressing gratitude at the company letting me use their pictures. Im too much of a B to rave about something I didn't like..haha!