So, to the point in question – top ups that go well over make up. Kate Somerville’s SPF 50 Makeup setting spray (honestly, I nearly go mad with makeup, make up or make-up – who knows!?) is specifically designed to give a light film that settles on the skin and gives a matte finish. It feels a little oily at first but quickly settles and the mist is ultra-fine – I’m not sure I’d class it as fully matte though until it’s been on the skin for quite some time. I’d suggest that you don’t ‘over-mist’ because of the initial oiliness that can induce mascara smudging and use it as a light protection top-up – more as a handy hand-bag item in case you’re caught unawares. In fact, I’d say that for all mists. I should flag that reviews on this are mixed. It’s £34 HERE.
Garnier Ambre Solaire also has an SPF 50 Over Make Up Spray which is currently on sale at Look Fantastic for £6 HERE, and La Roche-Posay Anthelios Sun Protection Face Mist SPF50 is £10.50 instead of £14 HERE. I haven’t personally tested Pixi Sun Mist, SPF30 £18 HERE, but it has good reviews. I think the secret to sun mists is little and often – it’s not realistic to expect your make up to stay perfect if you drench your face in what has to be an oil-based product. Most will have a mattifying element but you must give them a few minutes to dry. Half of me says just get a hat instead to avoid all the pitfalls but for me, the easiest thing is to use TanLuxe (£35 HERE) or similar to warm my tone, use no base and apply blush, mascara, lips etc – nobody ever notices there is no foundation and believe me, it’s much more comfortable and less perspiration inducing.
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