Makeup Battle: Skindinavia The Makeup Finishing Spray Review vs. L'Oreal Makeup Extender Setting Spray Review
I am not an avid fan of setting sprays. The last setting spray that I have used up to the very last drop was the MAC Fix Plus. I never saw any difference aside from the fact that it removed the powdery or cakey effect of the foundation on my skin. I have also tried the setting spray, Model in a Bottle and I did not like it at all. I had that years ago. When I got married last December, I felt the need to buy a setting spray that could make my makeup last the whole day. In case you did not know, I did my own makeup on my wedding (proud ako dun char!!!!). Here is the link to my wedding makeup, I listed all the products I used plus photos of my face (magsawa kayo. lels):
** Brief background on my skin type: I have dry sensitive skin. I am currently suffering from psoriasis flare ups and I have dry patches on different parts of my face.
On the Left Corner: SKINDINAVIA THE MAKEUP FINISHING SPRAY (BRIDAL)
Water (Aqua), Alcohol Denat, PVP, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Ethylhexyl Isononanoate, Isononyl Isononanoate, Sodium Cocamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Dimethicone PEG-7 Phosphate, Caprylyl Glycol, Glycereth-5 Lactate, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, PPG-3 Benzyl Ether Myristate, Sodium Hydroxide, Fragrance (Parfum), Methyl Diisopropyl Propionamide, Poloxamer 407.
I got this from Digital Traincase (http://www.dtcmakeup.com/) and it costs 1,450. I got it primarily because of the tag/variant "bridal" on the packaging and a lot of MUA friends recommended this. This has a very fine mist, paraben free and does have a subtle scent. It never irritated my skin. It is very lightweight and does not leave any sticky or greasy feel after spraying. It did set my makeup very well and could withstand the humid weather of MNL. I love that it keeps my base makeup particularly my concealer, blush and bronzer intact for hours. It instantly removes the powdery or cakey effect of makeup on my dry skin. Due to its mildness (sa skin ko ahh), I can use this as a base primer before applying my primer, foundation etc. but most of the time I used it as a setting spray (or post makeup finishing spray).
Whether it is rainy or sunny, the Skindinavia setting spray works perfectly. It sets my makeup beautifully giving my skin a smooth and seamless finish. It also extends the longevity of my makeup especially my concealer, blush and powder. Whenever I use this spray, I barely retouch throughout the day. The mist is very fine too and does not sting nor irritate my face.
As for the L'oreal Makeup extender, it is way cheaper than the SKindinavia, however, the mist is quite a let down because it delivers huge droplets on my face. I can only use it during cooler days because it can not withstand the humid weather of MNL. I also disliked the fact that it stings my face and it takes a while to dry. I really like the fact that this setting sprays gives me that healthy luminous glow getting rid of the powdery effect of makeup on my skin.
I wanted to post photos of me wearing these sprays to show you their effect on me, sadly, my camera could not capture the difference.
P.S. This post is based on my personal experience with the use of the product. The effect of both products may vary on your skin.
What setting spray do you use?
I want to try other drugstore setting sprays, do you have any recommendations?
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