29 June 2015

DIY Makeup Setting Spray Recipe

Guys, it is 85 degrees and sunny today!  Mother Nature finally decided to let us have a real summer, and I hope it lasts.  I need some sunshine and warm weather.

As much as I love the warmer weather, there's one major negative: melting makeup.  I switch my makeup for summer, but in the high heat and humidity, it can still slide right off my face.  The last thing I want is to have raccoon eyes before noon.  

I admit that I've never used a makeup setting spray until I tried this DIY recipe.  It's easy to make with just two ingredients, so why not, right?  Keep reading for an easy DIY makeup setting spray recipe that's perfect for summer.

DIY Makeup Setting Spray Recipe

DIY Makeup Setting Spray Recipe

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What You Need


Pour vegetable glycerin in to the spray bottle.


Fill with distilled water.


Shake well.

To use, spray about 18-24" from your face.  You just need a light mist, and you don't want to soak yourself or your makeup will run.  You might want to practice on the weekend to get it right.  

This helps hold your makeup all day, and the glycerin helps lock moisture in your skin.  Although I need this more in the summer, it's also great in the winter if you have dry skin.

Want more great DIY makeup and beauty recipes like this makeup setting spray recipe?  Be sure to follow my DIY Beauty Recipes board on Pinterest.

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DIY Makeup Setting Spray Recipe
Set your makeup with this inexpensive and easy to make recipe.
  • 4 ounces dilstilled water
  • 4 teaspoons vegetable glycerin
1. Add vegetable glycerin to a 4-ounce spray bottle.2. Fill with distilled water. Shake well.3. Spray 18 to 24 inches from your face with a light mist.
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Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, several chickens, and homing pigeons. She loves Gilmore Girls, coffee, and her kids. Not in that order.