Do You Need a Makeup Setting Spray?

Do You Need a Makeup Setting Spray?

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That and more in The Lipstick League – week of 7.9.18

Question of the Week: It is HOT. What keeps your makeup from melting?

Answer: Why, makeup setting spray, of course! I’m actually fairly new to this technology. I always thought it was a bit of a crock, honestly. I mean, you spray a liquid on your freshly applied makeup and it stays in place? Sure, ok. BUT HOW?

What’s happening is that setting sprays contain polymers in a solvent. VERY similar to a hairspray. When you spray it on your makeup, the solvent evaporates and the polymers blend with your makeup to form a film that holds your make-up in place.

My spray of choice is Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray ($15, 1 oz.) shown here in the limited edition Born to Run bottle. They promise up to 16-hours of wear. But I can’t recall a time I ever needed my makeup on for 16 hours. It will get you through a hot day relatively well, though. Much better than without it!

So, do you need a makeup setting spray? If it’s hot, it helps.

Here’s what was up with the League last week…

Blushing Noir – Overwhelming doesn’t begin to describe the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Brooke has saved you some time and compiled all of the best beauty exclusives, deals & GWP offers here!

My Beauty Bunny – has discovered a non-messy paraffin wax and coconut oil treatment for dry hands and cracked feet that you can do at home!

Painted Ladies – The much anticipated Flesh Beauty by famed beauty editor Linda Wells is now at Ulta and Sheila has swatches and a makeup look featuring the eyeshadow palette.

Phyrra – Did you know you can create a skincare routine by filling out a skin survey and snapping a selfie? I talk about that in my How to Create a Skincare Routine video! If you are a skincare newbie or you need guidance, this video is for you.

Prime Beauty – I got lashes for days with the combination of a lash growth serum and Covergirl LashBlast Flourish Mascara. You HAVE to see the before and after pics!

Realizing Beauty – Christa has discovered the most AMAZING subscription box (and she hates subscription boxes). The Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box includes 4 full sized essential oils every month, plus recipes and containers to create all your own blends, roll-ons, skincare and it’s only $39!

Slashed Beauty – Can you get a good brow routine curated for just $4?! Check out Miranda’s brow products from Shop Miss A review & test.

we heart this – “You look great…for your age.” Umm, thanks? Check out the brand that’s starting a movement to change that to simply “You look great.”

Beautygeeks – is all over Manigeek’s swatches and review of the new OPI Peru Fall 2018 nail colour collection.

(Wondering what the Lipstick League is? Find out here.)

Blushing Noir is Currently Craving: The new Dior BACKSTAGE Eyeshadow Palette, especially the cool version. IMO you can never have enough neutral, everyday shades and these are PERFECT!

Your turn we heartsters, how do you keep your makeup from melting? Tell us in the comments below.

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stef

stef

Stef is a plethora of things. Amongst them: co-founder of we heart this, photographer, condiment connoisseur, Philly girl in the California desert, borderline hoarder and a hardcore beauty junkie. She also has a touch of wanderlust and, arguably, the cutest dog in the whole world...
skin tone: NC 25/30
skin type: oily with a fear of rosacea
favorite beauty product: high end skincare and lip products
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