MAC Mineralize Charged Water Skin Hydrating Mist Review

MAC Mineralize Charged Water Skin Hydrating Mist

Happy Friday!

I’m back with another MAC review and not to mention a SPOT-ON dupe for the Smashbox Primer Water – read my review of that here. The ingredients are almost identical; they smell the same, they perform the same, I would say that it is pretty much the same thing.

I love using charged water as a primer because it gives me a little bit of moisture and tackiness without a layer of unnecessary product under my foundation. I do go in with a pore filler on my cheeks but I love spraying this all over my face – it’s quick and easy.

MAC Mineralize Charged Water

I prefer this packaging to the Smashbox one because the spray locks – it is the same packaging as the Fix +.This product is about $10 CAD cheaper than the Smashbox Primer Water however, the Smashbox contains 115ml, where as this contains 100ml. They both perform the same and have a really pleasant mild scent which quickly absorbs and disappears. I like using this over makeup as well – it settles down the powders that I layer over foundation.

Overall, I highly recommend this and I’m glad I found such a close dupe! Seriously couldn’t believe that they are essentially the same product almost!

Have you tried this or the Smashbox Primer Water? Let me know down below!

Click here to purchase the Charcoal one (couldn’t find the regular online for some reason).

Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist Review

Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist

Hello everyone!

I love the look of fresh dewy skin but struggle with an oily t-zone and some dry patches. This is recommended for dry skin types but I have figured out a way to use it on oily skin types as well!

The packaging is gorgeous; 40mL of product is housed in a luxurious ombre blue/purple glass bottle with gold detail. It isn’t ideal for travelling but looks nice on display. The spray nozzle is amazing; produces the most fine even mist that won’t disturb your makeup.

The formula is extremely moisturizing and so I use it as a moisturizer instead of a setting spray since I have an oily skin type; I don’t want an all-over dewy look. It absorbs very quickly and moisturizes without leaving a greasy film on my face. The product has a light fresh scent that I find to be pleasant. I have sprayed this over my makeup and it was fine until my natural oils started to come through and I become too dewy/greasy looking.

Tatcha products are formulated without parabens, mineral oil, synthetic colors/fragrances, etc.

Have you tried Tatcha products? Comment below.

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Disclaimer: I received this product for reviewing purposes. All my reviews are my honest opinion whether I bought the product(s) or it was sent to me.

FACE atelier Ultra Matte Facial Spray Review

FACE atelier Ultra Matte

Hello again!

I have an oily t-zone and have to blot/powder throughout the day to keep the oil in control, since it breaks apart my foundation and I end up looking extremely shiny. Therefore, I’m constantly looking for mattifying primers, foundations, etc.

This bottle contains 118mL of product, which is more than the average setting spray. I like the packaging but am not fond of the nozzle that sprays out the product; it doesn’t always produce a fine mist and can result in droplets sitting on my face. This issue seems to occur when it hasn’t been used in a while so I like to spray the product out a few times until the mist is fine.

The product itself is a bit unusual since I have never seen/tried a silicon-based facial spray. I wasn’t sure if this would give me a matte look since silicon products don’t control oil in my experience. I have tried applying this before and after my makeup application since it states on the bottle that this can be used prior, during, and after makeup application; I definitely prefer using this before. Since it is a silicon-based product it feels hydrating and allows my makeup to glide on. The trick with this product is to let it dry; it can feel quite greasy/shiny when it is still wet but once it dries it has a matte finish. I don’t like this over my makeup because it toke a very long time to dry and I feel that it made my foundation move in some parts due to the silicon and the unpredictable nozzle.

I think this is a decent primer spray for oily skin types because it does mattify my face once it dries down but didn’t find it to completely control my oil throughout the day. Which setting spray do you recommend for oily skin types?

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Disclaimer: I received this product for reviewing purposes. All my reviews are my honest opinion whether I bought the product(s) or it was sent to me. 

TYRA Beauty Stick With Me Spritz Review

Tyra Beauty Stick With Me Spritz

Hi everyone!

I have only done one other review on a makeup setting spray which you can view here, and so I thought I would talk about this today since I absolutely love it!

The bottle is a fairly good size (45mL); not too large but can be used a bunch before running out. When I spray this on my face the nozzle does not squirt out blobs of product; it is a fine mist and is evenly distributed. I’m very bad at describing scents, but I found the scent to be very pleasant and soft; not over-powering.

Tyra Beauty Stick With Me Spritz

This product is supposed to refresh and moisturize while extending the wear of your makeup and I found it to do just that. Once I spray this on my face it dries very quickly and it seems to make my dry patches (usually on my cheeks) less noticeable as foundation and powder can pronounce dry patches; this helps with that. The most important part in a setting spray for me is whether it can prolong my makeup and this definitely did. After about 6 hours without the setting spray my face makeup can look a bit worn off, oily on the t-zone, and cake-y on my cheeks and under eyes where I tend to touch up with powder and blotting. When I add this to my makeup routine it delays these effects to about 10 hours or so and even then, it looks much better than after 6 hours without applying this.

Have you tried this setting spray? What are your favourite setting sprays?

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Disclaimer: I received this product for reviewing purposes. All my reviews are my honest opinion whether I bought the product(s) or it was sent to me. 

e.l.f. Makeup Mist & Set Review


I can not believe that I have over 200 followers! Thank you for showing interest in my blog! I honestly do this for fun in my spare time because I love to help my friends and family decide on which products to get so I thought: why not put my input about different products online for everyone? I’m thankful to all the beauty bloggers that write reviews because it has helped me tremendously to not buy products that I won’t like and waste my money. Now for the review…

e.l.f. makeup mist & set

This product is suppose to prolong your makeup but in all honesty I do not think it made much of a difference, at least I didn’t notice any difference. It did however, set my makeup well(“setting” in my powder), but so can my rose water face spray that I mixed myself. (80% water/20% rose water) I actually prefer my rose water because I see a difference in my skin when I use that; it brightens and softens. This has beneficial ingredients in it but at the end of the day, I do not notice the difference like I did with the rose water.

I read reviews about this spray online that it smells bad, but mine does not smell unless you really try to sniff it and even then, it is not bad. Overall, I would recommend this for someone that wants to set or “refresh” their makeup and does not have an oily t-zone like me. (That is why it did not work as well I think) Also, the price is amazing at only $3 for a 60mL bottle.

Do you recommend any makeup setting sprays that prolong makeup wear?

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