I made an awesome makeup discovery about our Neroli Face Mist recently.
As a makeup artist, I’m constantly exploring the different ways skincare can be incorporated into makeup to enhance and elevate different looks. I personally have dry skin, so the biggest problem I face when doing my makeup is ending up with dry and cracked foundation or concealer.
To avoid this problem, hydrating cosmetics products are key. Dewy rather than matte foundations, minimal powder and as little alcohol in my products as possible. Consequently, since my products are aimed to provide hydration to the skin rather than control oil, I have never been able to achieve a classic matte makeup look for myself.
The times I have tried to do this by using mattifying powders and setting sprays, I always end up with extremely dehydrated looking skin, exaggerated fine lines and patchy foundation. That is, until I tried Root Remedies’ very own Neroli Face Mist!
Extracted from the blossom of the bitter orange tree, Neroli Face Mist retains a natural sebum controlling and balancing effect, best suited for oily skin. I was highly intrigued by the benefits of this product and wondered if using it as a setting spray could give me the mattifying results I wanted. So I put it to the test.
First I applied a makeup primer, then mixed in 2 drops of Rosehip Pure Oil into my foundation for an extra boost of hydration. After applying concealer, I gave my face a generous spritz of the Neroli Face Mist and let it dry down. Then, I used a small amount of translucent powder and finished off with eyeliner, cream blush and lipstick. For the last step, I spritzed my face with the mist once again to seal everything in. After letting the mist dry and absorb into the skin, I was blown away with what I saw!
The mist gave my skin a seamless matte finish, reducing overall shine yet retaining existing hydration. It also did not make my foundation or concealer crack whatsoever. The best part? This effect lasted for about 5-6 hours after this with no touch ups!
Most mattifying sprays on the market contain high concentrations of denatured alcohol giving them lasting power of about 8-10 hours! While this makes it effective and long lasting, denatured alcohol is very harsh and can cause irritation and sensitivity.
Keep in mind that I have dry skin naturally, so the lasting power of the mist might differ depending on your skin type. If your skin type is oily, I would recommend using extra powder for sebum control. You could even use our Argan Pure Oil as a moisturiser or mixed into your foundation to keep oil and shine at bay.
It’s safe to say I was really excited and impressed with how the Neroli Face Mist performed for my dry skin! Not only did it prove to be a suitable mattifying alternative for dry skin, it is also natural and much gentler compared to other setting sprays on the market.