I am a makeup minimalist. Mainly because I'd rather get that extra twenty minutes of sleep in before I start my day. Most mornings I wake up, wash my face, apply my vitamin C serum, put on a little-tinted moisturizer, and I'm out the door in twenty minutes flat.
But, on days when I have auditions, I take a little more time with my makeup routine, adding concealer, powder, a slight contour, and bright lip color (MAC Lady Danger) to the mix. As a person with combination skin, I am blotting by the time I walk into work. Thus, I thought it was time to find a setting spray to help keep my makeup and t-zone shine free.
I hit up Google to find the best setting spray with a reasonable price point (y'all know I'm on a budget), and I found Milani Make It Last Setting Spray.
It had between a 4.4 and 4.8 rating on Ulta and Target, and and it was about $10. Now, I've never used a setting spray because I've been nervous that it might irritate my skin, but hey, I'm willing to try anything once to see if it works. I decided to give it a try on one of my audition days.
Here's how it went:
I called my Uber and ran out the door. I over-powdered my face, and the spray helped my makeup look more natural.
My face was still pretty matte, well, at least as far as my skin goes.
By 2:00 pm on any given day, I'd be an oil slick and would need to blot and touch up my face with powder, but no extra powder was necessary. I was really happy with how my makeup looked before I headed out to my audition. I was still a little oily in the usual spots, but I wasn't glistening. The only thing I added was my lipstick.
Okay, so by 5:00, I was oily. That shine on my cheek is not highlight. It is pure oil from my pores, but I am still happy with how my makeup wore throughout the day.
Overall, I think this setting spray is one that I will continue to use. It is now a part of what I call my audition makeup kit. I take it with me everywhere I go.
Do you have any go-to setting sprays or tricks to make your makeup look last all day? Share them with us in the comments!