July 12, 2016


If I'm not using the powders we talked about last time OR if I'm looking at an especially long/crazy/whatevs kind of day, I'm liberally spraying one of these three amazing products allllll over my face and fanning until dry!

When it comes to setting sprays, I currently own these three: Urban Decay's All Nighter, NYX Matte Finish, and L'Oreal Infallible. I like each for different reasons, which we'll get into with each corresponding grouping of pics!

I feel like Urban Decay is a bit of a giant when it comes to setting sprays. I know they were the first brand I'd ever heard of doing this kind of product and I imagine it's the name you thought of when you read the title of this post. The first setting spray I ever owned was their Oil Slick, which I must say I like a wee bit better than the All Nighter. I'm not sure what's different about the ingredients, but the Oil Slick (as implied by the name) targets shiny T-zones in addition to setting your whole face. Both have a very fine mist that sprays evenly and locks looks perfectly in place. 

 Of drugstore setting sprays, I can't imagine a better one than the NYX Matte Finish spray! The only down side I have about this setting spray is the size: it only comes in this small-ish size, unlike the Urban Decay sprays which come in several sizes (travel-friendly/sample-y up to mega monster). If these were sold in larger sizes, I would buy them up and pretty much bathe in this baby! I love so many of NYX's products for feeling high-end without the painful price tag. This miiiight be my actual favorite setting spray of all time- like I said last time, this paired with NYX's setting powder let me bike to work with perfect makeup, in summer heat/mugginess! I've recently published my NYX matte lip cream collection and will post more in future, so keep an eye out!

 I think I've said/written this before, but I'm a little iffy on the L'Oreal Infallible spray. When I try to spray the little nozzle, mine spits a bit erratically. This makes the setting a bit wonky since it mists over my skin unevenly. BUT! I have found a better way to use it! Instead of spraying, I've been pouring the liquid into the cap and using the product to wet eyeshadow and/or highlighting brushes. Doing so really bumps up the shine on metallic products while keeping them set extra well!

Do you have a favorite setting spray? Or would you rather dust on some powder? Don't forget to check out the first post in this mini series if you haven't already!

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