This one is for all my beauty lovers out there. It is summer time and that can be a hassle when wearing makeup and a even bigger hassle for all of my oily Queens out there. Being that I have combo skin I also have a hard time keeping my makeup looking fresh during these HOT summer months. To help with this problem I tested out two setting sprays that both claim to be “mattifying and oil controlling”. I put both setting sprays to the test, which one works best?
First up we have The Body Shop’s Mint Mattifying Face Mist. The Body Shop recently released a few different face mist, all designed to address every makeup lovers skin need. The Mint Mattifying Mist claims to:
“Stay in control with Mint Mattifying Face Mist. This mist leaves skin looking mattified and shine-free and helps reduce the appearance of excess oil. Infused with a winning combination of mint from Nicaragua, seaweed extract from Ireland and kaolin clay from the UK. Leaves skin feeling hydrated and instantly refreshed”. -thebodyshop.com
“Skindinavia is the leading brand behind the number one priming and finishing spray in the professional makeup artist community. Their patented technology forms a lightweight, breathable web that keeps regenerating for 16 hours. The time-release technology retains moisture longer while also drawing heat away from the skin as it slowly evaporates throughout the day. The results are fresh, cool makeup that lasts up to 16 hours. The benefits of “Temperature Control Technology” includes prevention of color loss and a full coverage application, controls excess oil production, diminishes shine, and helps skin retain moisture. Skindinavia’s Priming and Finishing Sprays are breathable, lightweight, hypoallergenic, oil-free, paraben-free, and will not clog your pores or cause breakouts”. -Limelife.com
WHO DID IT BEST?
Well, I did enjoy both setting sprays for different reasons. The Mint Mattifying Face Mist does a great job at setting your makeup and provides a cool tingling feeling after applying BUT it does not do a good job keeping the oil at bay and once the spray dries my face felt stiff for about an hour afterward. The Oil Strike doesn’t give that cool feeling like the Mint Face Mist BUT it comfortably sets my makeup and I did notice a difference in my makeup throughout the day. So I’ll have to say LimeLife’s Oil Strike Setting Spray is the winner of this showdown.