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 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.



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.

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


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.

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 Setting Spray and Finishing 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

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


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.

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

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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