Product Type: ELF makeup
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E.L.F. Studio Makeup Mist & Set
Member Name: malihat
E.L.F. Studio Makeup Mist & Set
Date: 13/03/12, updated on 04/03/13 (114 review reads)
Advantages: Prevents make-up from fading and creasing, contains ingredients that are good for your skin.
What is a setting spray and how do you use it?
A setting spray is basically a liquid containing ingredients that are good for your skin (vitamins, minerals, etc) and it is meant to give your skin a dewy appearance and make your make-up last longer and prevent it from fading and creasing as well as looking cakey or powdery. You can also use a setting spray to apply mineral eyeshadows or to apply eyeshadows wet-just spray some onto your brush and apply the eyeshadow like you normally do. To use, close your eyes, hold the bottle 12-16 inches from your face and spray. If I don't have a lot of make-up on I just spray once, but if I'm going out and have a full face of make-up on, I tend to spray twice.
What ELF says
Keep your makeup in place all day with a radiance boosting invisible hold.
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.
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.
The spray bottle came in a cardboard box which I have now thrown away as I don't like to keep excess packaging around. The spray bottle is quite sleek-looking-it is made of black clear plastic which allows you to see how much product you have left. The nozzle is covered which a clear plastic lid which is great as this means that you can carry it around without worrying about spillages. I have taken it out of town on a plane and am happy to report that there were no problems.
How did it perform?
To be honest, I was in two minds about buying this product as I had read reviews where people said that the spray made their make-up run down their faces. There were quite a few positive reviews too though, so I did buy this product eventually but was quite apprehensive when I first used it. I was going out at night and after applying my make-up, I sprayed it on according to the directions and then let it air dry. It felt quite refreshing when I applied it, and it dried within a couple of minutes and I couldn't feel it on my skin. I am happy to report that no make-up ran down my face. The spray did give my skin a dewy appearance and helped my foundation and face powder blend into my skin completely. A few hours later when I returned home, my make-up had not faded at all-my lip colour was still bright, my eyeshadow had not creased, my eye liner had not smudged and my foundation, face powder and blush had not faded away. My make-up looked fresh and like it had just been applied! I was very impressed with the setting spray and have used it quite a few times after that and had no problems with it at all. I think the reason why it has worked so well for me is because I have followed the directions. I think it wouldn't really be as effective if you sprayed it on further away from your face, and I think that if you spray it on too close to your face, it might make your make-up run.
I have probably sprayed this on 20-30 times and only used about 5-10 ml so I do think the 60 ml bottle will last me for quite some time. I wouldn't say it moisturises my skin, but it doesn't dry it out either. It has not irritated my sensitive skin at all either.
Price and Availability
ELF products can only be bought online at www.eyeslipsface.co.uk. This 60 ml bottle costs only £3.50! I think this is a bargain compared to the MAC Fix + spray which costs £12.50 for a 100ml bottle. I paid even less since I got it at a discount. ELF often has promotions running, so you should be able to buy it for less.
I definitely recommend this product-it contains ingredients that are good for your skin, helps your make-up last longer, prevents it from fading and creasing, and gives your make-up a flawless finish. The packaging is nice and makes the product look expensive, it is easy and quick to use and also very reasonably priced. I can't think of one bad thing about this product!
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Summary: It will give your make-up a flawless finish and help it last longer.