Saturday, 25 January 2014

Review || NYX Dewy Finish Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray

NYX Dewy Finish Makeup Setting Spray Review

NYX Dewy Finish Makeup Setting Spray Review
NYX Dewy Finish Long Lasting Setting Spray. £8
I'm going to be honest, I've always been a bit reluctant to try makeup setting sprays, as I really didn't like the idea of spraying a product onto my freshly made-up face and 'ruining' all my hard work.  But after hearing lots of good things about them, I thought it was finally time I tried one.  NYX do both a Dewy and a Matte finish setting spray - I opted for the dewy finish as I love that look.

This product, as most setting sprays, aims to make your makeup last longer, by creating a barrier and shielding it from all those pesky factors which make it fade throughout the day, keeping you looking fresh faced for longer, without the need for frequent touch ups.  It also aims to tone down any excess cakey/powdery areas of the face where you may  have gone a little overboard on the foundation (we've all done it).

First impressions weren't great if I'm honest.  I used it above my liquid foundation and I didn't really notice a whole lot of difference in terms of staying power.  I also thought it felt a little bit tacky for the first minute or so which actually just scared me.  I wasn't impressed, but carried on using it anyway to give it more of a chance.  I decided to use it to set my bareMinerals loose powder foundation one day and it was a completely different outcome.  It felt so much nicer on my skin, not at all tacky but more refreshing and hydrating.  It made my makeup look so much nicer and made that fresh faced look last that little bit longer.  I'm glad I gave it a second chance, as it was obviously operator error!  I tend to spray this about 6-8 inches away from my face at the very end of my makeup routine and it works nicely that way.

All in all, I'm glad I broke my setting spray virginity - lol.

What setting sprays have you tried?  I'm actually curious about the other makeup setting sprays out there now.  Wondering if all of them work better alongside powder foundations?

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