I’m trying to come up with a quip to start this post, but honestly… I’m drawing a blank. There’s nothing exciting about a setting spray. I guess it’s kind of like hairspray for your face?
About a month ago I picked this up in one of my hauls; I’ve never tried a setting spray before so I thought “Why not?” Blogging creates a really great excuse to buy stuff you wouldn’t normally gravitate toward and I think using it as an excuse probably gets used way too often.
NYX Matte Finish Setting Spray
How Does it work?
A lightweight, water based setting spray that keeps your makeup looking matte and a-m-a-z-i-n-g through every kind of weather – NYX
Well, to save you some time… this is a very anti-climatic product.
Would I say that it made a huge difference in makeup longevity throughout the day? No. That being said, it is winter time and the air is dry…so this might work better when it’s super hot out. I also have dry skin as it is and mattifying setting spray isn’t necessarily what I should have picked up. Perhaps that’s why it’s not a stunning product for me.
Water/ Aqua/ Eau, Alcohol VP/VA Copolymer (Binding/ Fixative), Propylene Glycol (Skin Conditioning), Disodium EDTA (Preservative), Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Sodium Salicylate (Salt from Salcylic Acid), Plantago Lanceolota Leaf Extract (Anti-Microbial), Mahonia Aquifolium Flower/ Leaf/Stem Extract (Skin Conditioning), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative).
Presumably the key ingredient for mattifying would be the Sodium Salicylate as it’s the salt derivative of Salicylic Acid. Whilst Vitamin B3 helps to keep some water retention (and it’s commonly used as an anti-aging product.) There are some preservatives in this formula which isn’t surprising, although, I’d rather avoid them anyway (personal opinion.) At least NYX is Cruelty-Free, so that’s a plus!
I don’t think I’ll be repurchasing this product, as I don’t see the need for it. Perhaps this will change come summertime when it gets hot, but on already dry skin it doesn’t make a noticeable difference. The ingredients aren’t too bad, but they aren’t great either.
Do you like setting sprays?
P.S – I have my posts scheduled for the month of April (go me!) but I’m not actually going to be around the blog world too much! As many of you know I’m in my last semester of Interior Design and I’d like to keep up my awesome grade average! I love each and every one of your comments and I will be back soon!