Will facial mists set or disperse my makeup?
Do you use one of these facial sprays or hydration mists as some call it? Apart from refreshing and hydrating our faces, some gals like to use this to set their makeup. I for one, do that everyday. However, recently, I read in a book by Bobbi Brown that this is not such a good idea because facial mists actually disperse our makeup, rather than help to set it. Is that true?
Squirts vs mists
I think the trick is to pick a facial spray that works well as a mist. I’ve used a couple of brands and I find that some, while containing excellent ingredients like botannical extracts are poor performers only because their nozzles do not function properly. As a result, the mists come out like a squirt of water and will definitely ruin makeups!
Nozzle must work well
So if you’re in the market for a facial mist, you don’t have to pick the expensive ones. I found that after using mists from brands like Shu Uemera, Avene, Vichy, La Roche-Posay, Suisse Programme and Jurlique, the best facial mist is actually Evian Brumisateur Facial Spray, the cheapest and the most readily available. The nozzle always work fine plus the mists that comes out are really fine and not too strong, which is excellent to set makeup, giving me a less cakey look.
Tricks to misting
When spraying, do not hold the facial mist too close to your face. I know some ladies do this “walking in the mist” trick where they hold the facial mist at a distance, spritz generously and then walk into the mist. In addition, it’s not a good idea to spritz facial mist all over your face too many times with makeup on. I used to do that to soothe and keep my face refresh but at the end of the day, I found my makeup become streaky because of too much water content. So these days, I spritz minimally, like twice a day at most.
Beauty essential vs good-to-have
And finally, besides using them to set my makeup, I find facial mists are excellent to prevent water loss when they are applied immediately prior to using a moisturizer. So for me, they’re a beauty essential rather than a good-to-have.