As far as facial sprays go, this one is super simple, which is why it’s one of my favorites! It contains (besides the nitrogen for propellant) just grape fruit water and grape juice “extracted directly from grapes in Bordeaux,” which are intended to desensitize, moisturize, and soften skin. I favor this during the day, because I know I can use it as a refreshing pick-me-up at any time without irritating my skin or interacting/affecting any skincare or makeup I have on. Besides that though, the other important factor is the spray nozzle, and this one is fantastic. It isn’t an impossible effort or one that’ll bathe you instantaneously... just a wide, even spread, and a fine mist. And all at a good value!
This brush is great to use at the very end of your makeup for blending and diffusing any edges together, because it’s soft, fluffy, and huge. It’s also nice for powder setting all over, as long as you’re not looking for more concentrated setting.
This is one of my favorite highlighting brushes, because it’s concentrated enough for application, but tapered and soft enough to blend and diffuse the edges. It’s also great for setting the under-eye area with powder after concealer.
The MAC 217 is sort of an essential eyeshadow blending brush, but you can also use it for small face work around the nose or eyes. For the eyes, it’s soft so you don’t get that scratchy feeling while blending, but it’s not so soft that you can’t lay down eyeshadow with it, or that it will eliminate all of your work. Along with the 239, it’s a brush I always have on hand.
The MAC 239 is sort of an essential shader brush, it’s dense and firm enough to lay down harder to work with shades or shimmers and build an intense look, without getting a bunch of fall-out. Along with the 217, it’s a brush I always have on hand.
The E25 is sort of the must have for eyeshadow, as it’s the perfect shape to blend and diffuse all shadows for any eye look. And like all Sigma brushes, it’s a great quality that will clean well and last a long time, but at an affordable price.
Sigma brushes are some of my favorite affordable, but quality brushes. The F35 is great for highlighting, but also can multitask for any small face work... blending around the nose, setting the under-eye area, or even concentrated contouring. The tapered bristles allow nice control, and they are super soft so you can blend out any powders.
Review for: Caudalie Beauty Elixir 3.4 oz/ 100 mL more...
This spray gives a refreshing finish, without ruining your makeup, so you can use it as a pick-me-up hydrator throughout the day. But it also gives a nice glowy finish, and helps your makeup last. The only drawback is the price, which at $49 for 100mL, is much more expensive than other facial sprays or setting sprays I use.
This is one of my favorite sprays, because it has the perfect spray nozzle to give a light, but even mist, making it ideal to carry to the beach on a hot day, or to travel with for that drying plane/airport environment. And while it’s obviously pretty simple as an ingredient, the spring water is cooling and relaxing for the perfect hydrating pick-me-up!