Makeup setting spray is a product which I started using only last year but since I've discovered its benefits I've been reaching for it nearly every day. I've used before e.l.f. setting spray, Urban Decay All Nighter and also recently the Makeup Revolution Amazing Makeup Fixing Spray which I really enjoy, so when I was given the opportunity to try the new version of it, the Oil Control Fixing Spray, I didn't hesitate. My skin is combination/oily and even though recently has been on a drier side I still get shiny during the day. Depending on a foundation I use and if I use a primer underneath I normally need to blot/powder my face after 3-5 hours after applying my makeup so oil controlling setting spray seemed like a great idea.
The Makeup Revolution Oil Control Fixing Spray* (RRP £5) claims to "help deflect surface shine for a natural matte finish. High Tech ingredients keep foundation and eye makeup in place for that 'just-applied' natural look lasting up to 12 hours".
The spray comes in an aerosol plastic bottle containing 100ml of product, the nozzle distribute a fine mist but not as fine as, for example, the Urban Decay spray. There is practically no scent to the liquid and even though it contains alcohol I can't smell it and it didn't dry out my skin.
I've been using the Oil Control Fixing Spray for a week with different foundations, mostly with those that are not particularly shine control so the spray had the chance to speak for itself.
So what do I think of the spray?
Firstly, I have to disagree with the claim that it leaves the skin matte, it doesn't. As every setting spray, it helps blending all the makeup products nicely together, it takes away the powdery look if we use powder products and leaves a beautiful, naturally luminous look to the skin which I absolutely love and I think that's the main advantage of using this spray.
I've noticed that it does help slightly with the oil control, minimising the need of blotting/powdering the face throughout the day but it doesn't stop the natural skin oils come through makeup. If you thought this product would be the answer to your prayers for stopping your skin from being very oily, it's not. You'll still get shiny but probably a bit less than normal. I also used the spray before applying my foundation and then on top of my finished makeup and I think this way I got the best results in terms of oil control.
While using this spray my makeup definitely lasts longer looking good. My foundation normally quickly disappears from my nose and chin but using the spray the wear time of my foundation in those areas was extended for an hour or so depending what foundation I used.
Would I recommend the Makeup Revolution Oil Control Fixing Spray?
Definitely! It's a great budget option of makeup setting spray which makes your makeup look much better, it extends its longevity and helps minimising the shine. Bear in mind though that it might not be too much of a help with oil control if your skin is very oily. Also if your skin is dry or/and sensitive I'm not sure if the presence of alcohol would do you any good. I wish the mist was finer but it's still fine enough not too disturb the makeup, you just have to remember to spray it from a distance of 8-10 inches away.
Have you tried the Makeup Revolution Fixing Sprays? Do you use makeup setting spray? If so, which one is your favourite? Let me know in the comments below.
(*) PR sample, opinions are my own.