Typically people use powder to set their foundation, however as my skin tends towards dry, I find it can leave me look a bit powdery or cakey. So, when I heard about NYX Dewy Finish Setting Spray I was quite excited to buy it so it would keep my makeup looking dewy and fresh all day long. I looked for it when I was in Australia earlier in the year, but they were out of stock in stores, so I resigned myself to living a life without it. HOWEVER, at a recent meet up I got a discount code for Beauty Bliss and I saw they had this, so I bought it. It arrived very promptly, with a free eyeshadow brush and 2 mini chocolate bars – how awesome is that! I am thrilled with this purchase, it works incredibly well
I decided to give this a true test, when I was going to a party starting in the afternoon that I knew would end up going all night. I used this over my MAC Studio Sculpt foundation – the instructions say to mist the face evenly, holding the bottle 10 to 12 inches from the face, which is 25 to 30cm. If you have any excess, on your face, dab it gently with a tissue, but I found it was a fine mist so didn’t need to do so. Applying it felt quite refreshing, likely due to the water content of it. My face didn’t look immediately different, but I went off to the party happily.
I’ll confess to you readers, that when I got home, despite grabbing my pack of makeup removal wipes I didn’t actually take my makeup off before going to bed. I woke up in the morning, and although I felt worse for wear and my mascara was smeared, my foundation looked pretty much perfect. I almost wish I had taken a photo to prove this, but it probably would have looked awful, so you’ll just have to take my word for it. I applied my makeup at 2pm, and my foundation still looked good at 6am the following day which I think is very impressive!
I still need to give this a whirl when spending a day out in the sun, to see if it can combat the delightful experience of sweating your face off.
NYX Dewy Finish Setting Spray is for sale on Beauty Bliss or from Amazon for international readers. Or if you’re fortunate enough to live somewhere that has NYX in stores then you can buy it in person and I’ll cry with jealousy. Regardless of where you purchase it, I highly recommend that you do so. I can’t wait for NYX to be in stores here in NZ, hopefully next year according to the NYX Australia Facebook page.