29 June 2015

DIY Makeup Setting Spray Recipe

This DIY makeup setting spray is easy to make, and it helps set your makeup for longer wear.

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.  

DIY Makeup Setting Spray Recipe
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

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WHAT IS A MAKEUP SETTING SPRAY?


Using a makeup setting spray helps your makeup last longer.  You should be using a makeup primer before you apply your makeup for better staying power, and you use the setting spray after you finish your makeup.  It's like the clear top coat of nail polish that you use to seal your color.  

Makeup setting sprays are sprays or mists.  You spray it all over your face.  It should be clear, so it won't change the texture or color of your makeup.

Some commercial setting sprays have alcohol in them.  This can irritate sensitive skin or dry out your skin, so avoid alcohol if you have dry or sensitive skin.


HOW TO USE MAKEUP SETTING SPRAY


Use your makeup setting spray after you've finished all of your makeup.  Then hold it about 18 inches from your face (I usually just hold it at arm's length) and lightly spray.  You don't want to soak your skin because that can make your makeup run.

Let it dry naturally.  Don't rub it or pat it or your makeup will smear. 



What You Need

Directions



STEP #1



Pour vegetable glycerin, witch hazel, and essential oils in to the spray bottle.



STEP #2


Fill with distilled water.  It's important to use distilled water.  Tap water or spring water can grow bacteria, so always use distilled water.  


STEP #3


Shake well.  You'll have to shake it every time you use it.

ESSENTIAL OILS TO USE IN YOUR MAKEUP SETTING SPRAY





HOW TO USE YOUR DIY MAKEUP SETTING SPRAY


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.

OTHER WAYS TO USE THIS DIY MAKEUP SETTING SPRAY


You can also use this as a pre-makeup spray.  It will keep your skin looking dewy without being oily.  The glycerin also helps hydrate your skin.

This spray also works well as a blending spray when you use a cream foundation.  You can apply the foundation to your face, spray, and then blend.  Or you can spray this directly on your makeup brush or beauty blender and then blend your foundation.

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If you use a setting powder, try spraying before and after your setting powder.  Using it before your powder helps protect your makeup and helps it last longer.  Using if after your setting powder will help give you a dewy finish.

Spray on your highlighter or blush brush before apply product.  This can give you some serious color or highlights.

If you do make a mistake with your makeup, spray this makeup setting spray recipe on the mistake and use a cotton ball to erase your mistake.

Make a small bottle to keep in your purse.  Pour some in these little spritzer bottles to take with you.  You can cool off and help keep your makeup in place by touching up throughout the day.

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.

OTHER OPTIONS


This is a fairly easy recipe that works well.  If you want a store bought option I recommend Urban Decay's Chill Makeup Setting Spray.  It's perfect for summer because it has a timed release temperature control, so your face stays cool up to 12 hours.

I also like Make Up For Ever Mist and Fix.  It keeps your makeup in place up to 12 hours.  It's sweat proof, so it holds well in the summer.  It gives you a dewy look that's perfect for summer. 



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DIY Makeup Setting Spray Recipe
Set your makeup with this inexpensive and easy to make recipe.
Ingredients
  • 4 ounces dilstilled water
  • 4 teaspoons vegetable glycerin
Instructions
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.