Do you want your makeup to last longer and to not rub off onto the clothes of people you hug?
We have the solution for you!
Make-up setting Spray! “What is it?” you ask. It’s like hairspray for your face!!!! (well, sort of. It’s totally not sticky and gross or anything.) It also doubles as a nice refreshing mist for after workouts or hot days. Seriously, before using a setting spray I ruined by boyfriends h&m “cool dude” blazers by hugging him and leaving behind a face ghost. Let me tell you face ghosts aren’t scary, they are just gross.
Original – Urban Decay All Nighter Longer Lasting Make-up Setting Spray – $14 (1 oz) or $29 (4 oz)
What it is:
A technologically advanced and hypoallergenic makeup setting spray that’s suited for all skin types and keeps your makeup in place for up to 16 hours.
What it does:
According to Sephora, as the final step to your makeup routine, this weightless, super-fine mist is formulated with Urban Decay’s patent-pending Temperature Control Technology, which lowers the temperature of your makeup to hold foundation, eye shadow, blush, and concealer in place. Makeup looks picture-perfect all day long through wind, heat, and cold. All Nighter works expertly on all skin types and prevents loss of color, melting, sliding, caking, cracking, excess shininess, fading blush, eye shadow, and lip color disappearance. It’s also formulated to resist moisture, so you can fearlessly sweat, cry, or get your Jacuzzi on—you’re guaranteed makeup that always looks just-applied, without ever feeling sticky or tight. Backed by years of science, it’s unlike any other product available and keeps you looking flawless with just a couple sprays over your makeup.
The Dupe – E.L.F Makeup Mist & Set – $3 (1 oz) from Your local Target
What it is:
Keep your makeup looking like you just applied it with this mist and set from e.l.f. cosmetics. With aloe, cucumber, green tea and vitamins, this refreshing product keeps your face moisturized, supple and healthy throughout the day.
What it does (our review):
The e.l.f. setting spray works just as well as the Urban Decay All Nighter. We have even tested it by putting on a full face of make-up, including powder, letting it dry and then hugging our faces against black clothed gentleman. (no cute gents were harmed in the making of this blog post) So your makeup stays on your face, not on your friends. The key to using any setting spray is to use it after you are done with your make up and spray about 2-3 times with the bottle 6-8 inches away from your face. We usually spray before mascara so it doesn’t accidentally smear it and you end up looking like this:
The main difference between the Urban Decay Setting Spray and the e.l.f. is that the e.l.f. setting mist is not paraben free. The e.l.f. is alcohol free and has green tea and cucumber. The other thing is that the e.l.f. doesn’t smell as good as the Urban Decay spray, it actually kind of smells gross for about 1.4 seconds, then its gone. So just don’t leave your mouth open (aka snack face) and don’t inhale for about 2 whopping seconds. Problem solved.
Neither of these products caused any breakouts for us and we have very sensitive pale skin. Hooray for no pizza faces!
The other only real difference is that the Urban Decay comes into a few different varieties for varying skin-types; Chill for dry skin, De-slick for oily. We have very dry, thirsty skin and didn’t really notice a difference between the “Chill” and the e.l.f. It seems like it might just be marketing if you ask me.
Hold on, let me do the math for you- 1oz of the Urban Decay brand is $14 while 2.02 oz of the e.l.f brand costs $3. [Pro-tip: If you use your Target Red debit card, its only $2.85.] So that means you would have to buy two bottles of the Urban Decay ($28) to equal almost the same amount that is in the e.l.f. 2.02 oz bottle.
That leaves you with a savings of $22. I’m not going to tell you have to spend your money, but I recommend you use it to:
We have switched over to the e.l.f. brand because it’s cheaper, it works just as well and to be quite honest, it’s just easier to get your hands on. Keep in mind we do live in Chicago so this product’s results could vary for you. As always we love to hear about your thoughts and experiences.
<3, Your Fairy Godmother
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