Today’s post is about an oft-overlooked step in a beauty routine: setting spray.
Now, setting spray does not replace a setting powder. Rather, it’s a final step that sets everything you put on your face — foundation, concealer, blush, bronzer, eyeshadow, mascara, all of it.
Setting sprays are awesome for when you need your makeup to really last; in that respect, it’s great for bridal and other special event makeup. But incorporating them into an everyday routine can really up your wow factor.
My favourite — that I will probably repurchase after this one is done — is the Urban Decay DeSlick. This one is designed to make you less slick, just as it says; it’ll keep you matte.
What’s nice is that, even if you don’t have oily areas you want to control like I do, Urban Decay makes other setting sprays. There’s just a standard one, one for a dewy finish (great for dry skin), and a B6 infusion to revitalize the skin. I can’t speak to the efficacy of the those because De-Slick is the only one I’ve tried, but I can imagine that the other ones are likely lovely as well.
Now, I hate the packaging on this…but they recently redesigned it! I picked mine up from Hautelook about a year ago for super cheap, and it’s a jumbo one so I’m only half done. When it’s finished though, I know I’ll be getting a new one, and it’ll be in the new, super sleek packaging. Yay!
A cool trick to keep skin very matte is to spray this on just before you put on your foundation, and then after you’ve finished applying all your makeup as well. I only really use this trick when I need serious lasting power, but it’s a great one to have up your sleeve anyway!