Half the battle when it comes to creating a kick ass look is making sure it actually stays put. Whether it’s your skin type, activities throughout the day or the weather, a number of factors impact the maintenance of your makeup.
A messy t-zone, bad habit of touching my face and both super dry (winter) and humid (summer) days are big culprits for me. I’ve tried no shortage of primers and setting sprays to keep things in check as they’ve grown in popularity in recent years, but I kicked myself when I tried MAKE UP FOR EVER’s Mist & Fix after their recent relaunch of the product because when it comes to products that need to do the job well, you’ve got to reach for an original.
Mist & Fix’s secret is its O2 Skin Complex, providing oxygenation to the skin while making it radiant-yet-matte. It’s alcohol-free, dermatologist-tested and suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin.
I’ve always wondered what makes a setting spray stick, and MUFE says the formula uses acrylic copolymer as a main ingredient for its film-forming properties to create a non-
sticky, protective shield resistant to rubbing and sweating. Science, right? It also keeps your makeup looking just-applied, with colours staying vibrant and fade-resistant.
To apply, it’s as easy as spraying the product all over after makeup application about 15 inches away from your face. I usually wait a few minutes to let my makeup dry, otherwise I get mascara under my eyes. It also adds a little refreshing boost as a nice spritz of water usually does.
Find it at Sephora or MAKE UP FOR EVER boutiques for $34.00 for the full-size bottle (125ml) or $14.00 (30ml) for a handy travel size.