It’s our Facial Sprays 101 Guide

Facial mists and sprays are one of the newest beauty categories with simple, on the run ways to tone, refresh and set the skin for hours. But do you know which one is right for you?

You’ve got refreshing, toning and setting. Sounds lovely right?  But each have their own pros and cons. Let us walk you through it.

Behold our quick Facial Sprays 101 Guide below.

 


H2O Facial Sprays


Pros:
 Refreshing and soothing, one spritz gives your skin a fresh wake-up call! Water facial sprays are often infused with natural minerals that are safe to use on all skin types. They can be used combat the effects of in-flight/air conditioned dryness and fatigue.
Cons: Often said to moisturize and hydrate the skin but when applied alone a water based facial spray won’t moisturize, unless you apply a moisturizer directly after to lock and seal the water.
Evian Mineral Water Spray, $11
http://www.sephora.com/mineral-water-spray-P2043

 

Screen Shot 2013-01-18 at 4.18.51 PM Makeup Finishing Sprays

Pro: Keeps your makeup intact for 16 hours without drying out or settling into pores and wrinkles. Sets and locks in makeup, keeping it from fading, smudging or creasing. It’s the new way to moisturize and prime your skin post-makeup.
Cons: To set and seal complete makeup the spray must be applied onto the entire face evenly.
Skindinavia Makeup Finishing Spray,
http://www.skindinavia.com

Toning Mists


Pro: 
Toning mists revive and tone the complexion making skin look smoother and more toned. They relax and tone pores preparing them to more effectively receive the benefits of your moisturizer.
Con: Some sprays may include ingredients that can actually be drying to the skin.
Ren Tonic Moisture Mist, $28
http://www.renskincare.com/p/3443

Mixing Medium Spray 

Pro: Can be mixed with cosmetics such as eye shadow to intensify hues and create a fun new lip color or creamy blush.
Con: Although often marketed as a spray to seal and set makeup, these spray have no set ingredients to set makeup in place.
MAC Fix+, $10
http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/177/388/Fix/index.tmpl