Hey all beauty geeks!!! As you all know that I don’t have a perfect skin. So, while doing my face, I do use a good primer, color corrector, foundation, concealer and then a powder. I know so many 🙁 But ‘karna padta hai!!!’ 🙂 This does give a better coverage but makes my skin look too dry and cakey at times. When I discovered that setting sprays can take that powdery effect away and make your makeup look natural, I had to buy one. Oh the compulsion 😉 So, I picked up this beauty to try out how a setting spray can do wonders to my ‘makeup’ face. Read further to know more about it 🙂
About ELF Studio Makeup Mist & Set:
ELF Studio Makeup Mist & Set is a setting spray offered by ELF. The website describes the product as:
‘Wish you could have a product for your makeup like Hairspray is for your hair? Wellâ€¦keep your makeup staying in place all day with a radiance boosting invisible hold with our new Makeup Mist & Set. The invigorating mist moisturizes and soothes the skin with key ingredients Aloe, Green Tea, Cucumber and Vitamins A, C & E. The lightweight, comfortable and alcohol free formula improves makeup wearability and prevents color from running or fading.’
Price : $3.00 for 2.02oz.
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), AMP-Acrylates/Allyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Propylene Glycol, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice, Green Tea (Camelia Sinensis) Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vc), Tocophryl Acetate (Ve) Retinyl Acytate (Va), Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben.
Directions to apply: Spray on after makeup application to set makeup in place or during the day for a quick touchup to refresh. After you have applied your makeup spray a light mist 12-16 inches from your face with eyes closed to set your makeup in place or use for a quick touchup throughout the day to refresh your makeup. Let it dry naturally or blot with a tissue to help speed dry.
My take on ELF Studio Makeup Mist & Set:
ELF Studio Makeup & Mist is a clear formula that comes in a spray bottle. I already use long wearing makeup so I was not worried about this making my makeup last longer. All I wanted was a natural look to the face. I generally use it after I do my entire face routine. Then I do my eye makeup. I am a little apprehensive that it might make my mascara or eyeliner smudge. I use about 2-3 sprays from a distance. It makes your face a little wet, which I don’t like. But you can always dab that away with a tissue.
The Makeup Mist does give a dewy finish to the face. I have a combination skin and my cheeks tend to get dry. This spray does a good job at keeping them look non-powdery. And added bonus – this does help my make up look more fresh at the end of the day. Double whammy!!! Can I add a third whammy also? 😉 I mix it with too thick concealers to get a creamy texture and it works beautifully. It also intensifies eyeshadows with less pigmentation. Yup girls, I am going to ‘vasool’ out every penny out of this spray. 😉
Texture: The product does not have any color to it. So no worrying about leaving behind any cast or residue whatsoever on the face. After spraying, it does take a little time to set. Your face will feel a little sticky for a while.
Performance: The spray performs decently at giving a natural glow to the skin. The blush stays for long and does not look blotchy.
Staying Power: The spray keeps the makeup looking fresh till the end of the day.
Smell: There is a weird smell to the product that goes away after few seconds.
Packaging: The makeup set and spray comes in a black, plastic spray bottle. The nozzle is not the best in the market. At times, I feel there are spray showers on my face, instead of just a mist. 😉 I plan to transfer the spray to a bottle with a controlled spray. The spray bottle is small enough to carry around for a mid-day application.
What I love about ELF Studio Makeup Mist & Set:
- Gets rid of the powdery face.
- Keeps makeup looking fresh for long.
- Colors are intensified and look vibrant.
- Gives a natural glow to a matte face.
- Feels comfortable on the face.
- Has not broken me out or any other allergy.
- Long staying power.
- Very affordable.
- Convenient packaging.
- Cruelty free.
What I do not love about ELF Studio Makeup Mist & Set:
- Needs a better nozzle for spraying even product.
- Oily skinned beauties may not prefer it.
- I use long wearing makeup. May not work on all makeup products.
- May smudge your mascara if not water-proof.
- Unavailability in India.
Final Impression: This setting spray completes my makeup kit. I will love to try other setting sprays in the market. But I do love this spray and keep on using it till I buy that beats it down in performance and price. Recommended!!!
Have you tried ELF Studio Makeup Mist & Set?
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