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).

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water Review

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water

Hi everyone!

I’m going to be super honest when I say that this bottle of primer water is a little up there in price for what it really is ($39 CAD). Now, I hate that I absolutely love it and I may have to repurchase since I’m half way done and can’t stop using it everyday!

As always, starting off with the packaging; it comes in a see-through simple plastic bottle which is great for travel because it won’t break and is not heavy. This bottle contains 115 ml which is larger than my other setting sprays (usually containing 50ml). The spray nozzle is really nice; it sprays out the nicest, soft, most even mist that isn’t concentrated in one spot. The product itself has a nice very subtle scent – I’m horrible at describing scents but it’s very refreshing and almost citrus I want to say.

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water

I use this product mainly for priming my skin but I do have to go in with a pore filler since I have larger pores and this does nothing for them. I feel that this product makes my foundation glide on better; it absorbs quickly but leaves a light film which plumps my skin and is forgiving on dry patches. I also apply this after I’ve finished my face makeup and I feel that it gives a nice healthy skin-like finish – very similar to how MAC Fix + just melts everything together. I would say that this product works better for oily skin types while the MAC Fix + is slightly heavier and more suitable for dry skin types.

I hope to see this product on sale so I can grab one (or two)! What do you think about this primer water? Would you purchase/repurchase?

Click here to purchase on Sephora!

MAC Prep + Prime Fix+ (Rose, Coconut, Lavender) Review

MAC Prep + Prime Fix+ Rose Coconut Lavender

Hello again!

I purchased this set a while ago and wasn’t going to do a review on it since this is a limited edition set (Snow Ball collection) that MAC came out with during the holidays. However, once I heard that they made these scents permanent I knew I wanted to talk about them!

I had stayed clear from setting sprays in general for a while because I had bad experiences with a few products that I will review soon. Some have a horrible nozzle and tend to spray blobs of liquid onto your face, some have horrible scents, and some just do absolutely nothing for you. So when I saw this set I’m not going to lie; I was excited because of the different scents and bought it right away.

The first time I tried this, it was on bare skin and I liked how it sunk in and gave a slight glow/dewy-ness to my skin. Bare in mind that I currently have dehydrated (due to dry/cold Canadian winter) but very oily skin. I then tried this out once I had done a full face of makeup and I realized that this just smoothed out my foundation and settled down my powder and just gave a nice creamy effect to my skin. I did not feel that this prolonging my makeup nor did I expect it to. I know this has moisturizing properties and I just wanted it to freshen my makeup or to give some moisture to my skin on no makeup days, which it did and therefore I’m happy with it.

The Rose scent is very pleasant and not too crazy overpowering. The lavender is nice and mild even though it has to be my least favourite out of the three. The coconut scent is my favourite! – though the color is the least attractive. The mist is very fine and isn’t too harsh (distributes evenly) and I love how this little set allows you to try them all. Each bottle has 30ml of product.

What is your favourite scent? Let me know down below!

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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. 

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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