I dont think this helps on my oily skin , but the other version "all nighter" do a great job :-D ..
I thought this will help me with my oily skin. Nope. Didn't make a difference it stayed the same with or without the spay. I put it before and after my foundation.
This product really didn't do anything for my combination skin. As a primer, it was fine. No better or worse than other primers I've tried, but doesn't have SPF, which to me is a negative. As a finishing spray, I really didn't like this product. It gave my face a wet/shiny look (even after it dried), which is ironic given that it's an oil-control setting spray.
Overall: Pass. As a primer, meh. As a finishing spray, bad.
Alternatives: I've just started using Skindinavia Finishing Spray (also makes this product), which has done a great job making my makeup last longer so far. However, I haven't been using long enough to have a strong opinion. I stil haven't found a primer that I'm particularly enamored with yet.
Value: Bad, mostly because I don't like the product.
I really like this Setting Spray, its the first one I have ever used and Im impressed so far :), I spray it after my foundation and again after I finished all my make-up. This spray definitely takes the 'Powdery' look away which I always tend to have because I have oily skin so I do anything possible to matt my face but it still leaves my skin looking matt. It doesn't make my make-up last a huge amount longer than it normally does (maybe about 3-4 hours)
+ Gets rid of powdery look while still matting the face
+ Makes makeup last longer (3-4hrs)
+ Can be used as a primer which I dont do but I will definitely try
+ Nice packaging
+ Can be used during the day to make the makeup look like you just did it
- Quite pricey
Love this stuff, and it definitely delivers - I have been using MAC Fix+ which I love, but has a tendency to make my makeup finish more dewy than I would always like. I am 35, and have slightly oily skin (not as oily as it used to be) and this definitely seems to help control the shine, especially on my forehead. It sets my makeup beautifully, and it will last all day on me - but, for those with oily skin, I also use an oil control toner prior to makeup application, so don't expect this to be your only way to combat the oilies. The new packaging (white with gray lettering) is much better than the old tie-dye looking kind, and has a nice fitting cap that will probably hold up during travel. Love it!
The packaging looks very cheap for such an expensive product. I have very oily skin and this product made loads of promises that unfortunately it couldn't deliver. Wouldn't buy again.
I have owned this spray and the Skindinavia Bridal Spray. Skindinavia makes these sprays for Urban Decay. It took me a few times to get the right steps. After moisturizing - I use the spray. If I spray too much I just pat it into my skin. At this point you can use a primer but I do not always use one. I use the Naked Skin Foundation and I set with powder. For foundation - I actually spritz this onto my flat top foundation brush and stipple the foundation. I end up using less foundation and my brushes are less icky. After applying all my make up except mascara - I spray again. I don't know why but using all three ways have made my make up look less cakey and more natural while keeping the oilies at bay. Even after humidity and sweat - my make up is still on. I don't believe there is any HG product that keeps the oilies at bay perfectly for anyone. The product work great for what it is - its just time consuming to get the full effect.
Fortunately, I didn't have to buy this product in the first place -- it was part of a "Mystery Sample Bag" from Sephora. But in judging from the few times I've used it so far (it is a deluxe-sized sample, so I still have more), and the research I've done on it, it is definitely overpriced for what it claims to do, which is not a whole lot. It is refreshing and seems to "set" your makeup for MAYBE 2 hours max (I use just a bit of concealer over problem areas and powder). After a few hours, I'm shiny again. And to be completely objective and fair, I did not use my usual primer cream (I like Smashbox, Clarins, and even better -- L'Oreal). I do see the appeal of a light, refreshing spray over the creams, so I'd say it's a decent attempt at a different type of formulation. It doesn't have any fragrance to speak of, and seems just fine for sensitive skin. Perhaps it might work well for dryer skin types, but definitely not for this oily face -- I'll stick with what I know works for more than just a couple of hours! The three I've mentioned above are, IMHO, the best out there. Even Benefit has a few which are decent. My personal favorite (based solely on cost and effectiveness) is the L'Oreal Magic Base Primer. Smashbox just plain works, and the Clarins formula has antioxidants in it, which is an added bonus.
Absolutely useless! I have very oily skin and even when it's more combination, this does nothing for it. All you can expect is for it to take away the powdery look.
Be careful not to spray on too much -- I did some extra sprays a day ago hoping it would help with my make-up lasting power/oil-control and holy crap, this made me oxidize! It was so sad because I went Black Friday shopping and I was orange for several hours :(
This made me remember something similar that happened last week -- I sprayed more than usual with a different foundation and had the same oxidation issue.
if this was the all nighter i would probably gave this a five but this supposed to keep ur face matt. well it didnt for me unfortunately. it did keep makeup last long but i couldve goten all nighter for that :( also i wish the spray can comeout continuously as you press it and not just come out once but its ok. tbh i wouldnt get this anymore. doesnt do what it claims to for me