Primer/Setting/Finishing Sprays: Review and Comparison (MUFE, Face Atelier, Skindinavia, E.L.F)

Wednesday, August 26, 2015



 As written in my previous primer post, there are spray versions and, you can also use setting/fixer sprays as a primer as well. Sprays are mostly for oil control or a hydration boost and won't help with pore minimizing or colour correcting. I have a number of them and was requested to write up a review of Skindinavia, so I thought I might as do a bit write up of the ones I own and have tried.



E.L.F, Face Atelier Face Finish, Make Up For Ever Mist & Fix, Skindinavia Setting Spray Finishing Spray

Also, OT but I've been MIA thanks to illness. I was bed ridden for a few days, then my parents got sick which resulted in an ER visit, a few hospital visits (they're okay now). Then my SD card broke. LOL BUT IT'S REPLACED AND ALL GOOD NOW! I should schedule more posts in advanced though!

If you already know about fixing sprays, why not read up on PRIMERS!

E.L.F, Face Atelier Face Finish, Make Up For Ever Mist & Fix, Skindinavia Setting Spray Finishing Spray


FACE ATELIER

Face Atelier Face Finish

I've already done a review on this one but it basically is a great hydrator. Face Atelier is amazing for leaving dewy finishes. I'm aaallll about this. I think this is great for all skin types.

  • Alcohol free
  • Reduce redness and puffiness while soothing and hydrating the skin
  • Improves the skins clarity and adds a “dew” to the skin
  • Hydrate the skin while preserving and freshening your makeup.

TL;DR: I love it. I think this works great for before and after makeup. If you have oily skin, you may not want they extra dewy finish this will give you, I'd opt for a luminous finish instead of dewy if you still want a bit of shine.

Ingredients:
AQUA, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, GLYCERIN, CUCUMIS SATIVUS FRUIT EXTRACT, SODIUM HYALURONATE, SODIUM CITRATE, PANTHENOL, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, AESCULUS HIPPOCASTANUM EXTRACT, DIAZOLIDINYL UREA, CITRIC ACID, TETRASODIUM EDTA, IODOPROPYNYL BUTYLCARBAMATE. - Face Atelier


MAKE UP FOR EVER

MIST & FIX
What it does:
A lightweight, non-sticky secret weapon for longer lasting makeup, Mist & Fix creates a sweat-proof, rub-resistant barrier for fresh-looking makeup that lasts up to 12 hours. It increases hydration for a silky, smooth appearance and won't dry skin out. This product is formulated with a complex to boost oxygenation and deliver a healthy-looking, radiant glow. -- Sephora

  • Ideal for all skin types
  • Alcohol free
  • Sweat proof and rub resistant
  • Dermatologist tested

Although this is recommended to use after makeup application, it will help with hydration. It's been tested to increase hydration up to 40% in two hours. I do prefer Face Atelier for a hydration boost but this leaves a luminous finish instead of a dewy finish.

Ingredients:
Water, Methylpropanediol, Pentylene Glycol, AMP-Acrylates/Allyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Parfum (Fragrance), Methylparaben, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Beznyl Salicylate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Linalool. -- Paula's Choice

E.L.F, Make Up For Ever Mist & Fix

E.L.F


Setting Spray

What it does:
Wish you could have a product for your makeup like Hairspray is for your hair? Well…keep your makeup staying in place all day with a radiance boosting invisible hold with our new Makeup Mist & Set. The invigorating mist moisturizes and soothes the skin with key ingredients Aloe, Green Tea, Cucumber and Vitamins A, C & E. The lightweight, comfortable and alcohol free formula improves makeup wearability and prevents color from running or fading. -- Eyeslipsface

This was my first setting spray, I found that it was great at hydrating my skin but did not add much longevity to my makeup. It has a faint scent that I'm a fan of and I think E.L.F's studio line packaging is very appealing.

Ingredients:
Water (Aqua), AMP-acrylates/Allyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Propylene Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate (Ve), Retinyl Palmitate (Va) Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vc), Green Tea Extract,Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Aloe Arborescens Leaf Extract, Methylparaben,Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Butylparaben, Phenoxyethanol - E.L.F

SKINDINAVIA

Skindinavia Setting Spray and Finishing Spray

THE MAKEUP PRIMER SPRAY

  What it does:
Pore-clogging silicone primers have no place on your face! Get perfect makeup now and a virtually poreless, more even-toned complexion later. Our lightweight, silicone-free primer mist delivers a smooth canvas for impeccable, long-wear makeup application, and offers long-term skin benefits you’ll love as well! -- Skindinavia

What I think: When I first got this I was skeptic but this really works. It helped my foundation last longer than without. I was surprised and didn't understand how this actually worked. It's great at oily control which is how it helps your makeup last longer but I found that in the winter, if I didn't properly hydrate before hand I found it to be a little drying however I have the oil control version. They have two versions: normal and oil control.


  • Silicone-free formula creates a light, breathable barrier between skin and makeup.
  • Ideal primer for sensitive skin and normal skin types.
  • Helps to prevent redness, uneven skin tone and large pores.
  • Proven to reduce the need for touch-ups or blotting.
  • Formulated to be worn with or without makeup.
  • All Skindinavia products are paraben-free and hypoallergenic.
  • Cruelty-free.

How to use: Spray in a T or X shape across your face (basically getting your t-zone).

Skindinavia Setting Spray and Finishing Spray

Ingredients:
Water (Aqua), Alcohol Denat, Hydrolyzed Corn Starch, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Ethylhexyl Isononanoate, Isononyl Isononanoate, Sodium Cocamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Pyridoxine Cyclic Phosphate, Salix Nigra (Willow) Bark Extract, Xylitol Phosphate Esters, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Fructan, Propanediol, Xylitol, Menthyl Ethylamido Oxalate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol, Glycereth-5 Lactate, Butylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hydroxide, Fragrance (Parfum), Methyl Diisopropyl Propionamide, Silica, Coconut Acid. -- Dermstore

THE MAKEUP FINISHING SPRAY| Normal/ Bridal

What it does:
Normal: The original authority on makeup finishing sprays, Skindinavia is the definitive go-to when you want your makeup to have that on-going ‘just-applied’ look! Clinically-proven to keep colors vibrant and make creasing concealer and faded foundation a thing of the past, consider this your barrier against makeup meltdown. Applies as a lightweight, breathable mist to set liquid and powder makeup and holds your makeup in place for up to 16 hours. -- Source Bridal: Kiss-proof, cry-proof and sweat-proof, Skindinavia’s ultra-fine spray is specially designed to resist the effects of excess moisture and helps keep makeup looking flawless. -- Source

What I think: I use this during the summer months when it's hot and humid and I don't want to walk out looking like a grease ball. I use this as a finish spray (after makeup) instead of a primer (before makeup) because I feel like they both work best for their individual titles.

  • 86% of users agree: The Makeup Finishing Spray | Bridal makes their skin look smoother.
  • 94% of users agree: this is a must-have in the summer months.
  • Our patented Temperature Control Technology® helps prevent the appearance of shine.
  • Proven to reduce the need for touch-ups or blotting.
  • All Skindinavia products are paraben-free and hypoallergenic.

It comes in three versions: normal, oil control, bridal. I have the normal and bridal version and don't notice a big difference between the two. I usually use bridal on my clients since it's recommended for photography use and is sweat proof.

Ingredients:
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. -- Dermstore

OVERALL:
Face Atelier = Finish: D-E-W-Y, great for hydration, Best use: before/after.
MUFE: Finish: luminous, Best use: after
E.L.F: Finish: dewy, Best use: before/after
Skindinavia: (primer) Finish: natural, Best use: before. (finish spray) Finish: natural, Best use: before and after.


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