Unlisted Brand • Model in a Bottle • Other
|Would buy this product again.||63%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Tan Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I had this shipped from amazon and I was sooo disappointed to open the package and find a half empty bottle. They have to fix that leaking problem. also, the spray is defective - the product doesn't come out in a mist, but rather in large drops.
Other than that, my makeup did last the whole day. I made my makeup for a summer wedding. From the church that was as hot as hell to the reception on a private island, sweating, walking on the sand and moving a lot, I was really surprised that my makeup stayed on throughout the night.
It's a great product, but the packaging, especially the spray applicator, is dismal.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I've only used it a couple of times since I got it, but I LOVE this product. I work at Sephora, so I have tried a number of setting sprays, powders, and primers, but this one so far blows them all out of the water! I ordered it on ebay because I found it for cheaper than their website when shipped to Canada, and was really happy when it arrived. I have oily skin, and I find that this really helps to control shine and it instantly mattifies upon application. One thing that bothers me the most at the end of a long day wearing makeup is that my mascara feels heavy and sticky (aside from the fact that wearing your makeup to sleep is bad for your skin, this is the only reason I take my makeup off), model in a bottle made that problem disappear!
One thing I don't like is that this product contains SD alcohol, which helps with controlling oil, but can also dry out the skin, so I recommend using a moisturizing cleanser or cleansing oil and a rich oil-free moisturizer at night and in the morning so you're skin doesn't overproduce oil. I don't think I would recommend this product for those with dry skin. I haven't looked at the ingredients of the sensitive skin formula, but that might be a better option. The spray head that comes with this bottle doesn't give a fine enough mist IMO, so I poured it into an old UD All Nighter bottle I had and it is perfect! I am the kind of girl who does a full face of makeup every day and I wear a lot of brightly colored eyeshadows (even when I'm not at work), and this is my new must-have product! Next time I do bridal makeup, this is what I plan to use :)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I really love this product. I have severe cystic acne (controlled), so I have to be very careful about ingredients; and this does not break me out. I previously just used it when I went out for the night, but this is great for everyday use if you don't want to have to worry about touch ups. It helps somewhat with oil control, but you'll still need to blot if your skin is oily.
The only negative thing I would say about this is that the spray does not mist evenly, as some others have said. I find that if I hold the bottle farther away from my face when spraying, I can get more even distribution of the product. It's definitely not enough to deter me from repurchasing, as the product is superb and makes up for that flaw.
As the instructions read, be sure not to open your eyes for several seconds after applying it, or it will sting and make your eyes water.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I feel like products like this are particularly prone to poor reviews due to overly high expectations and misunderstanding of what the product is actually supposed to be.
Model in a bottle is a makeup setting spray and according to the makeup artist that used it on all of us bridesmaids and the bride, it's supposed to help 'water-proof' the makeup. Of course, let's be realistic, no makeup product is truly waterproof, only highly water resistant. Once again, unrealistic expectations will only lead to disappointment. According to their website this product is also supposed to mattify.
How it performed:
As far as helping the makeup last, this stuff is incredible and for this alone it deserves 5 stars. After all, this is marketed as a makeup setting spray and not anything else (such as an oil-control spray, although that doesn't seem to stop people from judging it as one).
Our makeup was started around 8-9 am, the wedding lasted until 10:30pm I believe and my makeup (as well as the other girls) lasted even longer. In fact, by the time I finally took my makeup off at around 2am, it still looked fantastic. I cried several times during the reception (like tears running down my face, not just teary eyed) and my makeup did not budge. Neither did anyone else's. I was absolutely amazed. If my makeup was 100% perfect at the beginning of the day, at the end of the day I'd say it was probably 90-95% perfect and that's with all the crying and dancing throughout the day. Even my eye makeup stayed perfect except for the tiniest bit of smudging (so small I wouldn't have even noticed it had I not be up close in a mirror checking my makeup) which, once removed, did not smudge again. This stuff really sealed the makeup onto my face like a mask (although it didn't feel mask-like of course).
As far as oil-control, I don't believe this product claims to do that. On the website it says it is mattifying and it certainly is upon application. It also does, at least for me, help to control oils for a few hours so that I have a longer 'oil-free' time than I would if I did not use this. However, my face WAS a bit oily by the end of the night and I would probably recommend blotting sheets if you are prone to oiliness. The beauty of this product, however, is that although my face was oily (and don't forget my several bouts of crying in this), my makeup remained absolutely smudge-less and perfect.
Comparing Setting Sprays:
I have used urban decay makeup setting spray, skindinavia (both oil control and regular) and now model in a bottle and I have to say I prefer model in a bottle over all of them. If I had to rank them, I would say: model in a bottle > urban decay all nighter > skindinavia (both formulations mentioned).
The reason skindinavia is last is because my eye makeup will still smudge a bit even with the skindinavia and because skindinavia is an incredibly wet formulation. The mist is far less fine than model in a bottle and your face will actually be wet after spraying, unlike model in a bottle. In fact, I don't even know if I can really call skindinavia a mist although I suppose it is ...although I hardly find it right to put both model in a bottle and skindinavia in the 'mist' category when one is a much harsher spray. Also, skindinavia does not have a mattifying effect like model in a bottle and, honestly, I find their oil control product a bit too drying for me.
I believe model in a bottle has a high alcohol content but it did not irritate my skin at all although you may want to check the ingredients if you have sensitivities. Right now I have a large supply of skindinavia that I purchased in their Black Friday deal but once I'm done with this (or if I have a particularly important event) I will be purchasing model in a bottle.
Helping my makeup remain pretty much perfect from 8-9 am til 2:30 am through crying and dancing? Sold.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Okay so my first impression on this was kind of bad because i hated it's packaging.
It's not a convenient grip, as you press down it will slide out of your hands,
it sprays in blotches and the glass is heavy. nice packaging if it were to be a perfume bottle but its not, you have to hold it to your face and focus on aiming with your eyes closed, not on holding it so it wont fall.
first time i used it, the alcohol-y ness of it was... well lets just say i wasnt prepared
you have to wait awhile to let it dry or it will sting a bit
and the smell... is lovely, but too much for the face
though it might seem that this product is pretty horrible, its actually not that bad!
it grew on me the more i used it.
it mattifies instantly, and makes the texture of everything on my face smooth
and it sets your make up, makes it last a lot longer than it would have without it there
the smell also doesnt last very long so you dont have to worry about that so much
and as for the drying time, just sit in front of a fan, or fan yourself with your hands a bit and you'll be just fine.
also one of the biggest solutions i have for its packaging,
just buy a better spritzer bottle.
i bought one that really misti-fies the liquid
and its now a lot lighter and just all around- better.
now that i know how to use it better, i would buy it again
i only gave it an overall rating of 3 because of the things i had to overcome to get to my view on it now
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
This is only an ok product. The spray in this is terrible and it doesn't mist the product evenly. It does set my makeup and take off some of the powdery look so it's not all bad, but it doesn't do anything to control shine and that's my main concern since my skin is quite oily. I don't like the scent either since it's quite strong.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I'm in love with this product! I've been using it for the past 2 years but only when i have a special event or on my clients. Since it's alcohol based, i usually stay away from it for daily use but i use it 2-3 times a month. I dont have sensitive skin so it hasnt caused any breakouts. Everytime i use it on a client, they ask what it is.
It seriously holds up to it's expectations. From experience, it keeps Make-up on all skin types for up 10 hours. The packaging is great but the spray spritzer is terrible but it doesnt stop me from buying it. It sprays pretty badly and it feels like I was walking out in the rain. I simply put the product in a small plastic spray bottle and it works just as well. I've tried other finishing sprays and this is by far the best one i've come across.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Other, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I don't care much about packaging, but when it leaks as much as this product does - it's a waste and pisses me off. The actual product itself is pretty darn good. It keeps my makeup sealed so well and even if I touch my face, the makeup doesn't transfer. The thing I hate about it though, is it doesn't spray in a mist so there ends up being water droplets all over my face. I need a few 5 sprays just to get it all over my face and that actually makes a big dent in how much there is left. It also smells really bad and makes your lips sticky.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Tan, Warm Hair: Red, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is one of the better setting sprays I've tried. It's really great for oil-control better then the Ben Nye Final Seal for that aspect. But I don't think this is as good as making your makeup really transfer, rub, & water resistant as much as the Ben Nye. It definitely makes makeup last longer then without though so it works. I got the original & the scent is pretty strong but not unbearable for me (I actually kinda like the smell) but I can see where some people might not like that. The packaging is really cute & nice but I'm a little worried to drop it, it also sprays pretty strong but I've had worse sprays. When you first spray this on it makes you look kinda shiny & almost shelacked but let it sit more & that will go away, it's also not too heavy on the skin compared to some sprays. This works a lot better than the Skindinavia & Urban Decay sprays (which are crap) but it only comes third to Ben Nye Final Seal & using hairspray to set your makeup.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I have mixed feelings about this product.
1. I hate the packaging - it's in a heavy glass bottle, not good for traveling. And, I wish the spray came out in a much finer mist. I'm thinking of decanting it into a different spray bottle to conserve product but also get a finer spray.
2. It exceeds expectations with makeup setting and staying matte all day. In fact, it does such a good job that I'm worried it's drying out my skin. I have combo-oily skin and ever since I started using this a couple weeks ago my face feels tight during the day and I find it difficult to moisturize enough at night. I stay away from alcohol toners for this reason, but then this is entirely alcohol based. So, while it helps my makeup, I wonder what it's actually doing to my skin.
I haven't used the UD or Skindinavia sprays but from what I can tell they are all alcohol based, so not sure if they'd be any different?