Post # 1
What is your holy grail setting spray for oily skin and which ones just don’t work? Do you still need to blot after a few hours with the spray you like?I’m trying to figure out which sprays I should try out before our July, hot outdoors wedding.
If you think setting sprays don’t work for oily skin or that they only work w a specific method and order of application- there’s a poll and thread collecting bees advice on HOW to use setting spray for oily skin (or if it should be skipped) here – http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/best-way-to-use-setting-spray-for-oily-bride-poll/#axzz2xM4PcdvZ
Post # 2
UD Deslick – spray on after you moisturize and then after foundation.
Post # 3
Shkragoldfish: I have been following your posts because I’m also an oily lady having an outdoor summer afternoon wedding!
From your other post, I decided to buy smashbox whatever it was and try it.
Is setting spray another product you use on top of smashbox???
I have a regular powder foundation I was planning on wearing – should I start with smashbox, use the powder, and then try one of these ‘setting sprays’???
Do these producs work on eyelids as well? My eyelids tend to get pretty oily.
I hope make up experts weigh in here, because I know literally nothing and I don’t feel like having a professional do my hair and make up, so I want to do it be myself, but do it well…
Post # 4
ohnatto: glad these posts are helpful for someone else too! So some ppl advise against powder foundation for photos but I’m not fully familiar w the reasons because I only ever use liquid foundation. If you use bare minerals, I think ppl say those photo too light or don’t work w flash. I’m not sure.
so for us oily girls, most ppl say we have to use moisturizer all over, let it sink in for 2-5 mins. Then put your smash box on all over (doesn’t take much) and let that sink in too. Ive seen some oily ladies recommend also rubbing in some milk of magnesia before or after the smash box, so I’m trying that out too. Some ppl say to use setting spray at this point.
Then I put soft ochre from Mac on my eyelids and under brow, entire eye area as a nice base. Then eye do all eye makeup. My eye makeup never slides or fades at all, it’s set for 12+ hours Just w the primer and soft ochre pot from Mac.
Then foundation, eye concealer, contouring, then set w powder. Then some ppl do setting spray. Then I’d do lips. I’m still on the fence w setting sprays or how I’d use one if I will. Trying to figure that out. It does seen that I’ll probably have to blot once or twice max on the big day at abt 4 hrs after applying makeup and maybe after that.
Post # 5
Urban Decay. Ben Nye was OK, but smells like mouthwash. It also left a lacquer type finish/feel on my face. The UD works awesome.
Post # 6
Does anyone use/recommend a setting spray for over airbrush makeup? I get so shiny by the end of the day (not airbrush makeup related, I get shiny through any foundation/no foundation at all) and I hate how it looks in photos.
Post # 7
i have both UDs and the MU in a bottle and have tried others listed and the Makeup in a bottle works the best.
Post # 8
Shkragoldfish: actual cornstarch works really well for a setting powder lol
Post # 9
Shkragoldfish: I have very dry skin and I’ve tried most setting sprays on your list. In my opinion the Ben NYE is the most matte setting spray out of all of them.