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Hello Beautiful Ladies out there,
How is your week coming along. We use a primer to prevent makeup meltdown due to sweat and oil produced by the skin. Same way, we use a setting spray to prevent makeup meltdown due to environmental factors. Primer goes under the makeup and setting spray goes over the makeup. I recently reviewed two awesome primers, the It Cosmetics Feel the Moment Primer Serum and Mally Beauty Perfect Prep Poreless Primer. Now, I am excited to bring you the review on NYX Dewy Finish Makeup Setting Spray.
Demand Perfection! For that fresh make up look that lasts, NYX Makeup Setting Sprays are lightweight and comfortable while working hard to make sure your makeup stays put. Available in a gorgeous Matte Shine-Free Finish or Dewy fresh glow. A lightweight makeup setting spray that works hard to make sure your makeup stays put. Available in a Matte Shine-Free Finish or Dewy fresh glow. Keeps makeup looking fresh with that “just-applied” look from day to night.
How To Use:
Shake, spray and set! Shake the bottle and spray onto your face from a 6 inch distance. The spray will then set your makeup resisting unwanted color fade.
Water / Aqua / Eau, Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, PVP, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA, Niacinamide.
$8 for 2 oz.
My Experience with NYX Dewy Finish Long Lasting Setting Spray:
Sometimes, we tend to use a lot of powder products on our face. Starting from setting powder, blush , bronzer etc. So, there is a chance of our makeup looking cakey. That’s when setting sprays come into picture. They give a refined look by removing the overtly powdery look from our face.
The first makeup spray I have ever tried was the MAC Fix+ and I had a love-hate relationship with that one. I have read a lot of good reviews about this product and wanted to try it.
This setting spray comes in a black plastic spray bottle with a plastic cap. The plastic cap is not very tightly fit, so there are chances of it getting missed if you carry the bottle in a bag or purse. The spritzer sprays fine mist. I like to spritz it upwards and let the mist settle on my face. That way, I avoid any droplets that might fall on my face and disturb the makeup.
Once spritzed over the face, it dries pretty quickly within a few seconds, but it causes my skin to feel a little tight and the tightness stays on for a while and causes a little discomfort. I do not detect any smell from this product though.
I have tried it over a full face of makeup, with a cream foundation, setting powder, powder blush, eye shadow, liner and mascara. The mascara and the liner I used were not waterproof, but still, this spray did not make them runny. I had applied a primer underneath my makeup.
I used about 3 to 4 spritz to cover my face. It reduces the powdery look caused by my setting powder and gave a nice look. After about 5-6 hours of roaming outside, my blush was still visible along with my eye makeup, but my foundation and powder were not as fresh as when I had applied them, but they had faded evenly.
I do think this has improved my makeup longevity to some extent, but definitely, I like the way it took away the powdery look.
If you are a person who uses a lot of mineral makeup or lot of powder makeup, you can give this a try. If you use liquid or cream foundation, which by itself imparts some dewiness, then you can skip this spray.
Also, if you are fond of 100% matte makeup, this is not the spray for you. You can try the matte version of this spray.
Here are the pros and cons of this product:
Pros of NYX Dewy Finish Long Lasting Setting Spray:
- Sets makeup nicely and gives a non-powdery finish.
- Sprays even mist.
- Dries quickly.
- No funky odor.
- Prolongs the wear of makeup when compared to not wearing a setting spray.
- Priced reasonably.
- Cruelty free.
Cons of NYX Dewy Finish Long Lasting Setting Spray:
- May not be suitable for oily skin.
- Makes skin feel a little tight immediately after application.
- Makeup does not look like “just applied” after long hours.
- Contains alcohol.
This is the second setting spray I am trying after the MAC Fix+. I like the way this removes the powdery look from the face, but not completely wowed by its performance in prolonging the makeup longevity. I would like to try their matte version setting spray before deciding on repurchasing this.
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