MAKEUP SETTING SPRAYS
COLLECTION LONG LASTING MAKEUP SPRAY
As you can see from the picture the packaging is quite nice and very easy to use. It has a spray type nozzle and is quite small which also makes it very travel friendly and fits the makeup pouch or even a small clutch bag easily.I got mine down from UK either from Boots or Superdrug and costs around £5.99
When you spray it on to your face, you need to have at least at arms length and spray it. The spray is a smooth flow of the product and doesn't go all over but in the direction of your face. I normally use it after I have finished my makeup but before I use my mascara and eye liner. It takes about a minutes to set and dry up. I used this one a day I was going to be out all day and had a fashion show to attend in the evening. Believe me when I say my makeup was good as when I applied it first. My eye shadow hadn't creased and my foundation hadn't melted. I was so happy and I didn't do to any touch ups other than for my lipstick because I had something to eat before the show.
Definitely worth an investment as it made my makeup last for about 7 hours. Normally my skin is very oily so after about 4 hours there is shine visible on my t-zone but on the days I use this it isn't and my makeup looks good. I definitely give this a thumbs up and will definitely recommend this. Its not expensive and you get a great outcome from a high-street brand.
ELF MAKEUP MIST & SET
From the pictures you can see that the ELF setting spray bottle is a bit bulkier and bigger from the collection one. It is still travel friendly but wont fit a small clutch. I did get it from Argus here in Hong Kong for HK$94. The nozzle of the spray bottle is a bit bigger and it does tend to go all over a bit so you need to be careful and the droplets can be a bit bigger. Also the Product doesn't come out in a smooth motion, its bit broken and I had to spray it twice.
Spray it from about an arms length and it will take about a minute to dry and set after you have sprayed it. I use it after I have finished my makeup but before I use my mascara and eye liner. I used it on a regular day out where I was out and about walking. I did notice that it didn't make much of a difference to my makeup. The usual 3-4 hours were the longest that my makeup lasted before I noticed shine on my t-zone. It was quite a let down but it may be because I have oily skin. I did read a few reviews from bloggers who did like it and that is why I bought it but unfortunately it didn't do much for me. This is the least used one out of the two and I leave for emergencies only. I highly doubt that I will be repurchasing this again and I don't recommend this if you have oily skin but if you have normal to dry skin it might work out better.
Its good to have a setting spray specially during summer and if you have oily skin I definitely say have one with you, you never know when you will need it. These are the two setting sprays I have been using but I have to say that I love the collection one better and recommend it for you.
Do you use a setting spray to set your makeup for that special event? Which one do you use and recommend? Let me know what you think in the comment box below.