beauty: finishing matte spray

June 17, 2015

My last beauty post mentioned Spring and Summer season beauty products being incorporated into my seasonal regime. I linked it if you missed it!

Now, I find that even with minimal coverage, how am I going to keep my make up intact and not sweat through this humidity and heat? Luckily, I got help from my Twitter Followers: setting spray.

Thing is, I have a sample bottle from, who else other than Urban Decay, but this time, while I was making a baby haul from Ulta, I decided to opt out for one of my favorite brands – NYX Cosmetics. When it comes to “setting” anything, there is a “setting powder,” too, or you can opt for a “pressed powder.” Did I lose you yet? I know, this stuff is all confusing, but stay with me. I don’t know the technical and science-y stuff, but all I know is that it works! I know. I know! I purchased NYX’s Matte Finish Setting Spray for less than ten dollars – talk bout cost efficient.

DSC03844 DSC03845I put it on trial for the first time – at the Governor’s Ball last weekend. There were thousands of bodies, heat and humidity. My face felt like it was getting burnt. By end of the festival, I scoped out my face, and the only thing that was slightly faded was my concealer, but my brows and eyeliner looked “put together” still. Oh hi!

What a way to break in a new product, right?

The only con I found with the product is the applicator – you know how some sprays, the mist gently hits your face? I am not saying the mist is rough, but it’s not a soft mist spray from your typical perfume bottle or body spray. I was not the only one who felt this way – gal pal S, tried it when she visited and she felt the mist hit her face not as gently as she thought it would be.

Other than that, I really enjoy the product and it is definitely my summer staple! I know some women prefer a primer – a base than a  setting spray. Again, it is all preference. If you want to secure a flawless all-day look, you can double up with primer and a setting spray. Why not? But I have never tried this method…yet!

A couple days late than our usual Sunday Beauty posts, but you understand that life happens. Thank you all for being patient with me.Until next time! Thanks for swingin’ by, beauts!

– C