Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Setting Sprays and Matte Lips

Firstly apologies for the less than inspiring post title but sometimes imagination escapes me and why not just say what it is. Moving on... Once again my friend in the US sent over a parcel of goodies for my birthday and included some treats from the US Drugstores.

Wet n Wild have joined their peers with the PhotoFocus Setting Spray and at $4.99 it's certainly one of the cheaper ones available. I'm going to go in straight off the bat and say that this smells horrendous. Literally like spraying alcohol on your face and as such it's not something I'd recommend and send you to the L'Oreal or Maybelline counters. I'm never sure how well setting sprays work as a standalone product, between the skincare regime, primer, foundation and all the other products I apply by the time I get to setting spray I wonder if I'm just enjoying the layering process. That said I do enjoy using my Urban Decay and L'Oreal Setting Sprays and do find that they make a difference. I think I'm unfortunately prejudiced against Wet n Wild because of the scent although it does dissipate quickly and it does seem to do no more or worse job than it's high street cousins.

Moving on to a product I love it's another Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid in Rebel Red.  I already own two of the Vivid Matte Liquids in Nude Flush and Orange Shot which I shared in my Maybelline Haul. Rebel Red is ironically more pink than red, just like they're not as matte as they claim. Nonetheless I really like this lip product and find them to have a nice pigmentation, are none drying and wear for a long time. I'm looking forward to wearing this shade more as Summer hits. Who knows, we may even get the Vivid Mattes in the UK some time soon!

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  1. That setting spray sounds nice at a good price!
    The Matte Lipcream looks sooooooo amazing! I love everything matte!

    Nice blog, I just followed you, would be happy if you'd do the same :)
    xoxo, Colli

  2. I can't wait for the UK launch of the Maybelline liquid lipsticks, I am dying to try them they sound soooo good! It's a shame about the scent of the setting spray, I have over sensitive sense of smell due to one of my medical problems so I would probably hate that too ha ha, I use setting sprays in between foundation and powder and then afterwards too, but I don't want one that doesn't smell nice ha ha xxx

    Zoe ♥ MammafulZo

    1. I really like them although I've heard it's hit or miss on shades. If you're sensitive to smells I'd definitely stay away from this setting spray! xx


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