Being a pageant queen, having done some modeling, and always making appearances…one would think that I am great and getting dressed quickly and a pro at makeup. Well, I am ashamed to admit it, but I am no where close. Thankfully, I have been blessed with the opportunity to be around some of the most amazing makeup artists there are, and have learned quite a few tips and tricks over time.
One thing that I am always asked is, “How does your makeup stay on for so long?” In fact, I use to look at models and wonder the same thing myself. Depending on who you ask, some makeup artists say it’s the makeup you use and I would agree with that to an extent, but I have learned that beyond setting powder, using a setting spray is a life-saver!
In the past, many people have used hairspray as a setting spray. I get a little worried about this as I feel it would clog pores and make me break-out. And there are so many setting sprays on the market so it’s a little hard to choose. But I have fallen in love with the Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray!
I found this bottle at Sephora one day after looking at the many different types that are out there. I decided to try this one since the bottle actually states that it will help makeup stay on for up to 16 hours. And for merely $29, I figured it was worth a shot. Well, I would pretty much have to agree with that statement. No matter how light or heavy the makeup you are wearing, a few mists of the spray will help lock it into place.
In fact, the other day I was out with a friend shopping, eating outside in the sweltering Florida sun, and she actually asked why my makeup still looked so good.. it was an amazing compliment since I was so proud of the fact that all I did was spray my face a few times before walking out the door.
So if you are out there and wondering what you can do to help your makeup stay on and look like you just did it, give this spray a chance. I’m pretty sure you will be happy you did!!!!