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Makeup Setting Spray and Powders are makeup Lovers, best friends! We spend all that time to apply our makeup in the morning!
Every little pimple, redness, and other not so lovely sights are being concealed, we use our foundation, and might add some HAC!
We admire our result in the mirror and dreading lunch time, knowing that our makeup won’t be looking this good anymore! But, of course, the beauty industry has solutions! In the form of Makeup Setting Spray and Powder! But they come with a hefty price tag.
Me with my dry skin, I prefer the sprays over powder! My favorite spray is Urban Decays All Nighter. All Nighter made my foundation stay on longer, but I run through the product like it’s getting out of style! Naturally, I thought I might be able to make my Makeup setting spray!
A DIY Makeup Setting Spray that works
Cruising through the Internet, I found out that each and every single DIY Makeup Setting Spray recipe uses the same two ingredients! And their results were that it is the perfect dupe of UD All Nighter, for just a few cents! Of course, I wanted to add my spin to it. And the results blew me away, it works even better than the makeup setting spray I have been using!
What you need for the DIY Setting Spray
- bottled water
- A small spray bottle
- Witch Hazel (optional)
I decided to add Witch Hazel for three reasons. Witch Hazel is a natural toner, so it helps define the appearance of the skin. It also retains moisture. At lastly because of its antibacterial properties, it contributes to keeping the spray fresh. Check out my article on Benefits of Witch Hazel for more information
What I do is, I measure 2 ounces of Glycerin, 1 ounce of Witch Hazel, and 7 ounces of bottled water. Stir it together, and fill up 2-3 little spray bottles (one for the bathroom, one for the purse to refresh during the day, and one to keep in the refrigerator).
In general the recommended ratio is two parts glycerin and eight parts water.
And as always, if you have leftovers after about two weeks, discard them and make a new batch! The water will get rancid quickly! My batch lasts me about 1 week, as I am now even more generous with the amount I spray.
[infobox style=”alert-info”] Just for comparison: Urban Decay All Nighter 4 0z for $30
Glycerin 32 oz for $12.60 which in turn you can make 160 oz of Setting Spray!
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The way any Setting Spray and Powder works depends on your skin type! My experience with the DIY Makeup setting spray is that it works better than the store-bought! My foundation still looks like freshly applied in the evening!
Have oily skin? So makeup setting spray won’t work for you? Check out my post on the many uses for Baby Powder and see what a great dupe for setting powder it can be.
I would love for you to try this! You won’t be disappointed!
Until next time
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