If there’s one thing I quickly learned while being in Brisbane, it is that the sun here has no mercy. Temperature wise the weather is comparable to Los Angeles and Phoenix, but the sun’s rays beat down much more directly here than in the U.S. making it seem unbearably hotter. And with a hotter sun comes the difficult challenge of finding a way to make sure makeup doesn’t melt off after a few minutes outside.
Lucky for me, I decided at last minute to bring along this Urban Decay makeup setting spray and I am so glad that I did. The past few days when I decided to go out with a whole face of makeup, I sprayed this on before leaving the house and have been very impressed by the results. Even with a little bit of sweating throughout the day, my makeup successfully stayed in place for over 8 hours. For someone like me with naturally oily skin, that’s seriously impressive even without the sun. When you include the heat factor into the equation, it’s a downright miracle. Yet without fail I’ve arrived home in the evenings with my makeup looking nearly exactly the way it did when I left in the morning. Even my eye makeup didn’t spread onto my eyelids or create black smudges under my eyes.
The spray is incredibly simple to use and it’s also oil and paraben free making it perfect for sensitive skin. I’ve used it every day since arriving in Australia and haven’t had a single problem with breakouts or skin irritation. I currently own the smaller, 1 oz. bottle, but after the amazing results I’ve been seeing I definitely think it’s worth it to invest in the large 4 oz spray. It may seem a little pricy at $30 a bottle, however, with all the money you invest on your makeup products and the time you spend applying it, it’s absolutely worth it to make sure that it’s going to last you all day!
If you want to give this miracle worker a shot, you can find it at Sephora here!
What’s your holy grail setting spray?