You know how when you finish your makeup, and you lightly mist your face with a makeup setting spray, it feels like the confirmation of a job well done?
Like spritz! Thank you! Reward. 🙂
I like that whole experiential angle to makeup setting sprays. The refreshing fragrances and enhanced wear time are just bonuses.
My current favorites are Urban Decay’s $30 All Nighter and MAC Fix+ ($22), but they’re both pretty pricey. I’d love a good drugstore option, which is why I decided to try L’Oreal Infallible Makeup Extender Setting Spray. It’s only $16.99, which is still expensive for drugstore, but less than All Nighter and Fix+.
Unfortunately…and you know that when someone starts a sentence with “unfortunately,” things are not about to go well, I’m going to have to keep looking for drugstore makeup setting spray nirvana.
I tested this a few different times by using it on one side of my face along with Urban Decay’s All Nighter on the other, and consistently, every time, All Nighter made my makeup on that side last longer and look fresher.
Infallible didn’t do terribly. My makeup still lasted longer than it would have if I hadn’t used any setting spray at all, so it’s a’ite, but I was hoping for more.
I’m also not a HUGE fan of the spray nozzle or the scent. The mist comes out of the bottle splotchy and uneven, leaving large drops of the product on my face, and it smells a little funky to me…like plastic and Play Doh, but I’m very particular about scent and super sensitive to it. Probably to a ridiculous degree.
As far as setting sprays go, it’ll do in a pinch, but I’m not about to crawl across a desert to get the last bottle, if you know what I mean.
PRICE: $16.99 for a 3.4-oz. bottle
AVAILABILITY: Available now online and at drugstores and Ulta
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: C
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,