For my eyelids, I have my trusty Urban Decay Primer Potion. But for my face powder and blush, I haven't had much success. So, I decided to try a sealer. Enkore ( YouTube makeup guru) has a great series on refresher sprays, fixers and sealers that teaches you on setting and fixing makeup. Before I watched his video, I only used M.AC.'s Fix+ to give me a less powdery look after I apply my mineralize skinfinish and powder blush. But that's all that it was good for. It didn't help my face makeup last.
So, I picked up Mehron's Barrier Spray Fixer and Sealer
It claims that it is: a moisture resistant coating for setting cream and cake makeup. Also, provides protective underbase before application of prosthetics and adhesives.
And the directions stated: lightly mist from approximately eight inches directly onto skin or over makeup. Cream makeup should be set with powder before applying spray.
For me, I only wanted it to seal my skinfinish and blush. Now I bought it a while back but never really started playing with it until this summer, so I've had a really long time to use it both on my self and other. And let's say it was less than stellar.
Even thought it cost me less than $9.00 for 1 fl. oz. Flat out, it sucked.
Over the summer and in the previous weeks I've used it in multiple scenarios and each time it failed. Daytime use? FAIL. Night out? FAIL. And I even used it on my bridal models on Sunday in an indoor environment. You would have thought it would have worked, right? Again, NO. The girls weren't running around sweating or in a hot environment and it still didn't live up to its name.
To make things worse, it stunk. I don't know how to necessarily describe the smell but each time I went to spray it, I wasn't looking forward to it because of the smell. It's like a medicinal and alcoholic smell at the same time, if the makes sense.
And another negative point was that it didn't spray as I fine mist. It would sometimes land on my face kinda splotchy. I also had to spray multiple times to cover my face.
KissyFace Approved? NO WAY! Can't you tell? lol I had not one good word to say about it except the size of the bottle was cute and that's about. So, I'm still on the look out for a stellar sealer.
And to learn more about various sprays, definitely check out Enkore's Videos. It's a two part series, Facial Sprays 101: Part 1 and Facial Sprays 101: Part 2. Although they're a bit long, they were highly detailed and I learned a lot. Just thought I would share.
Much Love & Blessings,