After my terrible experience with the Maybelline Super Stay 24h Makeup-Locking Setting Spray (review here) I did not have high hopes for the L’Oreal Infallible Fixing Mist. However, I was pleasantly surprised when I used this for the first time.
First off, like the Maybelline setting spray, this needs a good shake before you spray it as the product separates when not in use. Now let me warn you the spray on this product is quite powerful, you only need to spray it a couple of times and it will spritz your whole face nicely. I tend to fan my face after spraying it to stop it dripping down my face or leaving droplet marks on my face but it does dry pretty quickly, I do this with all my setting sprays though. I use this after I have applied my foundation and then again after I have finished my makeup. It does a great job of keeping shine at bay and helping my makeup stay in place all day too. In fact I think this does just as good of a job as the Urban Decay setting sprays for a fraction of the price. I love this setting spray so much that I already have a back up waiting for when I finish my current bottle.
The L’Oreal Infallible Fixing Mist retails for £7.99 and is available here.
I love using a setting spray on a daily basis. I find that not only does it help set my makeup and keep it in place, it also takes away that powdery look that can cause makeup to look cakey. I am forever looking for a cheaper alternative to the Urban Decay or Skindinavia setting sprays, so when I saw that Maybelline had released a setting spray I picked up a bottle to try.
The Maybelline Super Stay 24h Makeup-Locking Setting Spray claims to extend the longevity of makeup and keep it looking fresh throughout the day. When I first sprayed it I found out quickly that the spray was vicious! I ended up with a soaked face so had to quickly fan my face dry before my makeup ran everywhere. The other thing I noticed was that when the spray dried I ended up with white dots all over my face. I thought maybe that I had not shook the bottle enough before spraying it on my face, so the next time I used it I made sure to shake the bottle well, however the same thing happened to me again. I had no idea why this was happening so decided to spray it away from my face first and then spray it on my face, this time there were no white dots. Doing this was the only way to avoid ending up looking like I had paint all over my face, which led me to waste a lot of product in the process.
Once I had established how to use the product without soaking my face or ending up with white dots on my face I was pretty pleased with the results. The setting spray took away the powdery look from my makeup and did help to keep my makeup in place for most of the day but not as well as my Skindinavia one does.
I do not like being so negative about a product but I am really disappointed in this setting spray from Maybelline. It takes far too much effort and uses way too much product to get it to work well. This is not something I would recommend or purchase again. My search for a good drugstore setting spray continues.