Skin type: Oily-sensitive, acne prone
Skin tone: Fair-light, yellow-neutral undertones
Hope all of you are doing great! I am here to share another ‘most wanted’ beauty product with you all, which is one of my favorite products considering the summers. No matter I wear makeup or just sport a skin tint with kohl on eyes. I never forget to apply this beauty product. So killing the guess game it is a makeup setting spray aka mattifying spray from Boscia which is every beauty’s dream product especially for people like me who are always concerned about large pores and greasy skin. So let’s read more about Boscia White Charcoal Mattifying Makeup Setting Spray!
Price: $38 for 5.04 Fl Oz, exclusive of shipping and tax
Ingredients: Water, Butylene Glycol, Dipropylene Glycol, Charcoal Powder, Pseudoal Teromonas Ferment Extract, Bambusa Arundinacea Stem Extract, Arginine, Kaolin, Cucuis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Epilobium Angustifolium Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Extract, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Glycerin, Sodium Polyacrylate, Sodium Salicylate, Hydroxyacetophenone, Acrylates Copolymer, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanedio
What it is: A fine mist that minimizes pores, gently mattifies, and sets makeup while keeping skin hydrated.
What it is formulated to do: White Charcoal helps keep moisture locked in and provides long-term skin benefits. Skin is left shine-free yet hydrated, and makeup is locked in place.
My Experience with Boscia White Charcoal Mattifying MakeUp Setting Spray:
The fine mist comes in sturdy plastic see-through bottle packaging with pump dispenser and black cap. It does have faint medicinal smell which quickly subsides post application hence no complaints. Over all I absolutely liked its user friendly and travel friendly bottle.
The white charcoal infused fine mist looks pale milky white in appearance and I can see the fine white charcoal particles in its formulation. And as they claim, I really feel hydrating dewy and pore-less finish with this mist. I was first introduced to this gem on one of my stage shows and the way it made my skin polished, pore-less and dewy soft, I knew I have to get it. However before I brag about its features let me make you aware of the few points which should be taken into consideration while you work with this mist.
Firstly it requires some serious shaking to dissolve the white particles so that it leaves just dewy mist on our skin and not leaving white patches. Yes gals, it has the tendency to leave white shimmery residue on skin but no worries as we can easily dab it on skin and it simply melt onto smooth texture thereafter.
Secondly we just have to be careful with arm distance or the sudden gush of fluid might dissolve our contoured, highlighted portion; yes, I have been there at times when my neat contouring and highlighting was all stormed by sudden mist strokes. Thankfully it is very forgiving and easily absorbs on skin with gentle dabbing strokes leaving behind oil free subtle dewy and softer skin texture which stays put for good 8+ hours. It is not a joke, the way it made my skin look, feel and even appear flawless smooth and not oily even after 6-7 hours. I have worn it many times during my shows and stage performances since then and every time it just keeps my creamy, powdery makeup at place. I even use it as base primer for minimal makeup days and it creates a smoother, pore-less canvas for tinted makeup much to my love.
In fact I own the Urban Decay De-Slick Oil-Control Makeup Setting Spray and still I reach out for this white charcoal spray for the ease of usage and for the smoothest makeup which lasts exceptionally long on my oily skin type; I mean it is better than UD. The fact that it does not make me look greasy yet imparts illusion of soft glowing skin with smooth texture and matte finish is unbeatable. The best part is that, my skin feels equally smooth and blemish-free even after makeup removal; how cool is that? Yes gals, I never feel irritation in my eyes or skin regardless of wearing it for 8+ hours; my makeup stays intact with no melting off, just clean and clear skin, as if makeup is freshly applied. I just spray it on my bare skin at times for plumping, hydrated finish that it imparts on skin, making me look better even with just a kohl and lip balm. I am sure it will work well on every skin tone and skin type including beauties with acne prone skin or dry skin. Needless to say I am hooked onto this charcoal product just like their charcoal sponge. Let’s sum up pros and cons,
Pros of Boscia White Charcoal Mattifying MakeUp Setting Spray:
• A fine mist infused with hydrating yet mattifying ingredients.
• It does not impart any color or interfere with finishing of makeup.
• Imparts pore less, softer dewy yet oil free sheen to face.
• Enhances wear time of cream/powder makeup.
• Works well for every type.
• Works as base primer for oily skin type.
• Made my skin appear softer and brighter in person as well as in pictures.
• Sets makeup like a dream.
• Forgives mild dry patches and/or uneven skin texture.
• It made my skin even toned and softer.
• Makeup stayed intact with no melting or smudging for 7-8 hours.
• Does not irritate or accentuate my acne prone skin type.
• Partly hydrating and mattifying as an ideal makeup setting mist.
Cons of Boscia White Charcoal Mattifying MakeUp Setting Spray:
• It needs frequent shaking in-between usage.
• It might leave white patches on deeper skin tones.
• Medicinal smell might be turn off.
• It is pricey and comes in just one big 5 Oz packing
Well I can easily live with these minor cons considering the dramatic, softer, oil free yet radiant youthful touch imparted to my skin. I will rate it 4.8/5!
PS: Sharing one of my show pictures when this spray helped me to achieve oil free, youthful glow in pictures even after 5+ hours of applying makeup, imagine!
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