Unlisted Brand • Model in a Bottle • Other
|Would buy this product again.||65%|
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?
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I really had high hopes for this product. It's meant to set foundation and keep it looking fresh all day and not get oily, and also take away that powdery look. First of all, it does not spray out in a fine, even mist. So when I spray it on my face, there's like little droplets of the spray on my face.. almost like raindrops. Also, it feels sticky and unnatural. It felt like I sprayed hairspray on my face and no, I didn't use a lot of the product. Just two or three sprays (as instructed) felt gross. It also made my skin look shiny in some spots and it just looked really bad and kinda cakey. It reminds me of how my makeup looks when I come home really late after a long night and didn't touch up my makeup at all while I was out. Not really the refreshed, natural look I was hoping for with this product. I've actually tried it out quite a few times, thinking maybe I was just spraying it too close to my face or something, but I didn't like how it looked anytime I used it. I haven't used it in awhile and decided maybe I'd give it another chance today.. I ended up taking off my makeup and doing it again because it just completely ruined it! Bottom line, this product was a total waste of money and I will not be repurchasing it, although it does smell amazing!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Cousin told me about this and someone was selling it on Craigslist so I bought it. I would have had to order it in from the states as I do not know where to buy it in Vancouver. It surprised me.
The good: Make-up lasts with some sort of matte looking sheen on my face (tough to explain), dries quickly
The bad: Smells bad. Sprays a lot at your face.
Would I buy this again? Yes. I was very surprised as my first squirt ended up with a lot of it on my face, but it all dried evenly. It will probably get expensive if I was to use it regularly as it uses a lot in a squirt so I will reserve this for only special occasions.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! I'm a makeup addict like most people on here are, and every addict needs a product to help keep that finished look together for more than a couple of hours. Model in a Bottle goes BEYOND any of the expectations I've ever had! I love this product so much that I actually to thru my own screening process to determine if I should use it or not. It's easy to go thru a bottle a month if you use it daily - so I now determine if my daily activities will be 'Bottle-Worthy' haha. Well worth the money, but I do save it primarily for days where I have alot of meetings at work or nights out. I can set my makeup around 7pm with this spray and stroll in around 4am and still have my makeup (foundation, blush, eye shadow) looking hot!
There is a fragrance-free formula, but I happen to love the scent of the original. The only thing I can say I don't really care for is the packaging. It looks a little cheezy. For how well this product works, I think it could pull off a more sophisticated bottle.
Did I mention I love this?
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I have been using Skindanavias makuup finishing spray and though it helped it did not last as long as Model in a Bottle. I live in a very hot, humid area and I cant count how many foundations I have been through trying to find one that at least last a work day (double wear and sisley were the best for me). This products has been a godsend for me, I have oily skin and even in winter foundation disappears but with 4-5 sprays my foundation, no matter what kind, stays put. Absolutely a must have for those who struggle with makeup staying in place.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Another product I don't know how I'd live without! The Model in a Bottle Makeup Setting Spray is incredible for people with oily skin. Just a few spritzes and your foundation and eye shadow is set to stay all day. Normally, my makeup melts off my face in the summer, especially when the humidity goes up. This prevents fading, streaking & the dreaded "makeup transfer" onto other people or clothing. An A+ product I'd suggest for anyone who has problems getting makeup to stay put.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
This product works. No, it will not make you look like a model or keep your makeup perfect for 24 hours. That being said, it really did extend the life of my make-up look, and that is worth the price. I use it when I know I am going to be out longer than usual on a certain day. It is like hairspray for your make-up, except without the sticky feeling. I definitely notice the difference when I don't use it. To me it is expensive, but like I said, I don't use it everyday, only when I know I am going to be away from home for most of the day without a chance to touch-up. It keeps my make-up looking fresh from morning, through work , and through going out with my friends for drinks after.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
~Oily Skin Review~
My skin is oily so normally I would apply my makeup and within the hour I get the greasies it's very unflattering. Model in a Bottle is not a complete savior but it helps.
Model in a bottle is an excellent product to use if you are going out for dinner and drinks. It lasts long enough for dinner, dessert, drinks, cocktails and pictures but that's about where the longevity ends.
When using model in a bottle (If you have oily skin) your makeup stays fresh for about 5 hours after application then the "grease break through" begins. At this point I recommend blotting tissues.
I must say even though the product does not defeat grease in the long run, it definately keeps the makeup from sliding off your face. Essentially everything stays in place but the face is greasy looking after 5 hours.
I apply my makeup then spray the model in a bottle on my face. Let it dry then I'm off. If you work more than 5 hours a day obviously this isn't going to cut it.
If you have dry skin this product will work like a dream. Oily skin like mine needs a little more heavy duty oil absorbsion. I am going to try Skindinavia for oily skin next.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Overall...i believe the product works ..i did not use primer on face or primer potion on lids yesterday and my colorstay foundation did not get affected by this product ...but my blush and my eyeshadow stayed on ...and the eyeshadow did not crease ! I really wish it was in a plastic spray bottle like fix +...
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Well, let me start with I'm not impressed. The scent is a little strong for one, almost perfumey, but for me that's not a huge deal, but I thought I'd mention it because I know some people are very scent sensitive. I'm really just not blown away, it doesn't do anything that a shot of hairspray to the face won't do, honestly and this costs more. I seem to get shinier with this on than without. Does kind of help take away that powdery look but so will a fine mist of water. I don't know, I'm just not impressed.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I first bought this because I work 9 hours at a school where 35% of that time i'm outdoors barely in a shade. I have almost no time for touch ups. Due to my acne prone skin I have acne scars therefor I have to wear maakeup everyday. I use MAC studio fix FP. and I usually pack the crap of it unto my skin. I decided to use it to see if it will really prolong my makeup. I noticed when I wear this that I barely sweat. for the times when I do and I use a napkin to wipe my face, There still foundation being wiped off but not as much as if I don't spray this on. By the end of the day my face still gets oily. I wasn't expecting a miracle anyways because like I said my skin is acne prone and i have really oily skin. What I liked about this product is that
-it didn't break me out...
-it doesn't make my face feel stiff/sticky. (I imagined if would be like spraying hair spray on my face...ahahaha I don't know why.)
-it doesn't make me sweat as much
-I noticed that I barely have to use blot powder or touch up during the day as appose to not using this setting spray.
The cons for me was that it's expensive over $25. My first bottle lasted me 3 months. I used it everyday even when I went out on weekends. I usually use about 3 sprays. (Direction says about 2-3.)..I also don't like the packaging. It comes in a glass like bottle so if you drop it. It may shatter.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is a must-have product. I've used it since I really started wearing makeup. Aside from my H.I.P. cream eyeliner, which stays no matter what, this products helped my eyeshadow and blush stay the whole day and night, until I was ready to take it off. I'm a starving college student, and have since run out and been without it a month now. It's not really that expensive (given the quality of it) but I tried to see if I could make it w/o. I could never understand before when women were so obsessed w/ "waterproof" eyeliner and finding one with good "staying power." Now I know. And now I realize how powerful and amazing Model in a Bottle was, because I never had to worry about that. I miss it more than ever, and I'm ordering 3 bottles of it stat. I'd rather eat ramen for a month than endure smudged eyeliner and creasing eyeshadow.
I say smudged eyeliner meaning the eyeshadow I use as an eyeliner over top my H.I.P. cream liner. H.I.P. never smudges, but for some reason eyeshadow wears off in like 2 hours w/o model in a bottle.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Purchased this because I was curious after seeing it on Oprah.
It reminds me very much of MAC's Fix+ but the ingredients are different. I did not detect any offensive scent but would not say it's scent-less... if anything it smells a bit like alcohol (which makes sense).
For foundation, unless I'm going out someplace special, I typically use MAC's StudioFix applied with a big powder brush. Afterwards, I spritz with Fix+ to get rid of the "powdery" look of the powder foundation. This morning I used StudioFix but did not use the Fix+, I used the Model in a Bottle instead. It seemed to serve the same purpose insofar as getting rid of the powdery look of the StudioFix foundation but I did notice that Fix+ gives a MUCH finer spray - probably packaging and pump design. The droplets that come out of the Model in a Bottle spray are much larger and my face almost looks like I've been walking in the rain (as compared to the fine mist that comes from the Fix+ bottle) .
You don't really need to wait 20-30 seconds before opening your eyes unless they're really sensitive I guess... I don't really wait at all and it doesn't bother my eyes. Maybe the reason they tell you to wait is so that it gives your eye makeup a chance to set... hmmm... never thought of that.
I can't say that I noticed a huge difference using this but I will admit that my blush didn't fade and that's a nice change. I am super oily and this product doesn't do much for controlling the oiliness. I do think better results would be achieved if the spray mist was much finer. I might try and decant this to an old, cleaned out, Fix+ bottle to see. Overall it's a fine product but nothing to write home about - at least that's my experience.
Information on the bottle:
Model in a Bottle make up setting spray seals your make up and lasts as long as you do. No more touch ups! Model in a Bottle is resistant to smudging, tears, humidity and water! You're ready, you're set, now go take on the world!
Directions: Apply make up as usual. Allow mascara to fully dry before applying. Close eyes and spray evenly 10-12 inches from face. Allow 20-30 seconds to dry before opening eyes.
Warning: If allergic reaction occurs, discontinue use. Close eyes when spraying. Keep out of the reach of childfren. Use only as direction. Flammable, do not use near flame, fire or while smoking.
Ingredients: SD Alcohol 40B, Purified Water, Isopentildyol, Acrylates/Octacrylamide Copolymer, Aloe Barbadensis Gel (aloe vera), Biosaccharide Gum-1, Propylaparaben, Methlyparaben, Diazolidinyl Urea, Fragrance
Proudly Made in the USA
Tested on models only!
Distributed by Regal Beauty, Inc Newport Beach CA 1-888-444-5054 www.modelinabottle.com
As a comparison to MAC Fix+ Ingredients:
Spring Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract; Chamomilla Recutitia (Matricaria) Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caffeine, Panthenol, Arginine, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, PPG-26-Buteth-26, Fragrance (Parfum), Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben