So, as a product junkie and self proclaimed beauty hoarder I find myself becoming obsessed with certain types of products and wanting to try them all. Realistic no? This does come in quite handy as a makeup artist though. As an oily girl y’all know that I’ve got an arsenal and a finite routine to control and manage the oily monster. I’m always looking for the next trick or product to contribute to the cause.
When it comes to makeup application, I absolutely MUST use a primer and MUST use a setting spray. These are non-negotiables in my life. There are tons and tons of both on the market. Lots of hits and looooots of misses. The product I’m reviewing today is a long time coming. This company is such a huge staple in the primer and setting spray arena and I was overjoyed that they sent out two of their new product for me to try.
Skindinavia is no new comer to the game. In my opinion, they hands down make the best setting sprays out there. Now, I know what you are thinking…”wait, what about Urban Decay’s setting sprays?!” Oh…..I got you honey. Look on the the back bottom portion of your UD Sprays. Whose name do you see? Ope-that’s right. Skindinavia. They are SO good at what they do they make sprays for OTHER companies.
I’ve religiously used UD’s all-nighter on my self and clients for years but when it comes to my brides…I’m all about that Model in a Bottle life. Model in a Bottle blows EVERYONE out of the water. You want your makeup to last two weeks? Pick that guy up. I have to order online but it’s sooo worth the wait. I could go on and on about that spray but we are are here to talk about their new products.
This makeup primer spray is specifically for my oily gals and y’all know how excited I get when things are tailored to my skin lol. This stuff is oil free and paraben free which are two HUGE pluses for me. I think the part I love most about this is the fact that it’s hands free. For people with oily skin or acne prone skin, touching your face is about the worst thing you can do. The germs and just plain nastiness that’s on your hands is deplorable. Hopefully you are washing your hands before makeup application but, that’s none of my business.
This spray claims to diminish pore size and make your skin a smooth even canvas for application, control oil throughout the day and keep makeup in place for 16 hours. I’d say for me it does a pretty good job. I’ve been using it on myself and clients for a few months and I’m impressed with the results. In this 90 degree plus weather I need all the help I can get and the less creams I have on my face the better my makeup stays on.
I’m not saying that I still don’t have to blot and maybe use a touch of powder throughout the day…I mean c’mon…I’m not Iron Man. But, the fact that I don’t have to rub my hands all over my face is so glorious to me that I’ll keep using this guy pretty often. I still love my Smashbox but, what I’ve found works the best for me is a few sprays of my Skindinavia primer and some Smashbox Photo Finish Light in my t-zone and it’s showtime.
I always use these two in conjunction because duh-they were made for each other. I really do love these sprays and highly recommend them for all skin types. Shoutout to my oily girls though…y’all will love this stuff!
BIG thanks to this awesome company for sending these goodies to me…I was loyal before but even more so now! Here’s a link to purchase your own Skindinavia products!
Do any of y’all use these setting sprays? Leave a comment and lemme know what you think!