Just when you thought you had enough makeup, the internet told you that you needed one more thing – a setting spray! If you were considering buying the new Essence Keep It Perfect Makeup Fixing Spray then read further down to see whether its any good.
Think of setting spray as the topcoat for your makeup. For those of you that don’t know what setting spray is used for – makeup setting spray is used to help minimize your makeup from fading, creasing, rubbing or wearing away. There are different types for different skin types and needs – you get some to moisturize your skin, some to prevent your makeup from moving and some to leave you with a dewy look.
I personally have never bothered too much with a setting spray. I felt that I already put so much effort into my daily routine – toning, primer, foundation, concealer, baking, powder, blush, contour, highlight, eyebrows… and now… a setting spray to shake things up a bit.
Essence just launched the Essence Keep It Perfect Makeup Fixing Spray with their new product release earlier this year and it comes with a very modest price tag of R57.95 compared to other leading brands on the market. Just off the bat – I had my doubts about setting spray like “does it really work” and “is it worth the money” and I’d say to an extent yes and no.
I was at a party last weekend and made sure that I applied the setting spray before I left so that I could put it to the test. Well, we pulled an all-nighter and my makeup was still in place into the early hours of the morning.
I’d really like to test the Essence fixing spray when it’s a bit hotter and my face is more prone to sweating. Currently it’s winter in South Africa so I’ll need to wait a few more months to see whether this product can withstand a melting face. Also this is non-sticky and fragrance free! The only (current) downside to this product is that the bottle is small-ish so I think it might run out quickly as its only available in a 50ml bottle.
And just incase you still aren’t entirely convinced, rumour has it that hairspray straight to the face works the best! As for breakouts though…
♥ You won’t believe which Essence makeup product I didn’t like! To find go to this blog post.