My makeup routine has inevitably had to change to suit the weather (let me know if you want an updated makeup routine post!) but one thing that hasn't changed is needing a setting spray. While I have really dry skin, I get quite an oily t-zone, particularly if it's warmer. When I worked in Superdrug I had a lot of people ask me to recommend them one, so I'm going to tell you all what I told them.
Hands down THE BEST setting spray I've ever used is the Urban Decay All Nighter setting spray. I received a little travel bottle of the stuff and Urban Decay my Lord and Saviour did it again. It made my makeup stick to my face and last for hours longer than it would have without setting it. Holy grail product right there. Unfortunately, my love affair with the UD setting spray came to an abrupt end, when I ran out of the product, and realised that it was £22 to purchase the full size 120ml bottle. My bank account said no, even though my heart was saying yes yes yes do it buy it plssss. So, I went on the search of a good and cheap(er) setting spray.
|Photo by Urban Decay (http://www.urbandecay.co.uk/) - Urban Decay Setting Spray|
|Photo by Superdrug (http://www.superdrug.com/) MUR Pro Fix|
The other two alternatives are Freedom and Makeup Academy, and I have to say both were pretty on par with eachother. Again, both the Pro-Fixing spray from Freedom and the Pro-Base Mattifying Fixing mist were £5 for 100ml of product, and these ones were definitely worth the money. While the staying power wasn't as good as the UD setting spray, who's going to complain for such a huge saving?
|Photo by Superdrug (http://www.superdrug.com/) Freedom Spray|
|Photo by Superdrug (http://www.superdrug.com/) MUA Spray|
There are other notable setting sprays that I'm yet to try:
- L'oreal Infallible Fixing mist
- NYX Dewy Finish Setting spray
- Maybelline Superstay 24hr spray
- Evian Facial Spray (apparently!)
And of course the MAC Fix+ which I am desperate to get my hands on!
I've linked to the Superdrug website for the drugstore sprays, and makeup's all 3 for 2 at the minute there so you can treat yourself!
Is there a setting spray you've tried that you'd recommend? Have you tried the MUR and did you like it? I'd love to know.
It has been a little over a week, I was in a little bit of a blogging rut but I'm hoping to be posting more often now!
See you again soon (hopefully!)