Saturday 3 March 2012

Priming and Setting part 2: Body shop Vitamin E face mist

Good evening my lovelies!

Today I'm going to do the second part of my priming and setting post, which is about (surprise surprise) the setter I've started using. As I explained yesterday I'm trying to start putting more effort into what I do to my face before and after make up and after falling in love with my Rimmel primer I wanted to try using something to set my make up once I've finished applying it to see if it would make it last even longer and look even better!

The product I went for was the Body shop Vitamin E face mist because it was so highly recommended by my all time favourite blogger Corrie from dizzybrunette3 for making her make up last all day and last month as I was walking through St. Pancras I noticed it was on buy one get one half price so thought it was the perfect time to try it out...

At only £7 for a 100ml bottle that will last you absolutely ages because you only need a few sprays to cover your whole face, I think it's such a good value product! Particularly considering it's from the Body Shop and not just a regular drug store. 

Body shop describe it as-
 'A quick skin pick-me up and excellent for setting make-up. Spritz it on for instant refreshment, moisture, and protection. With a delicate rosewater scent.'

To start with the scent is really lovely and fresh, as well as well as nice and subtle on your face so it doesn't feel like your spraying any harsh heavily scented chemicals on it.  At first I thought that I'd only be interested in how long it would make my make up last, but I now also love the way it softens your make up to give you a nice dewy, glowing complexion, which ensures your face doesn't look unnatural, overly matte or too powdery.  So now If I don't have time to top up my actual make up, but want a bit of a boost  then I'll spritz this on for a bit of refreshment. 

I feel like this product, combined with my Rimmel primer, has completely got rid of the annoying dry patches of skin I used to have on my forehead and keeps my face feeling moisturised all day. And as well as my dry skin disappearing, I've also noticed that my skin is much clearer (touch wood!) and I'm sure starting to use this product everyday has something to do with it as vitamin E is so good for your skin.

 Now onto the actual purpose I bought it for- Yes I do think this makes you make up last a lot longer than normal, particularly when combined with primer. However, I do still have to touch up the concealer on my chin and forehead where I have slight scarring towards the end of the day, so this isn't some miracle product that will make your make up look exactly the same at the end of the day as when you first applied it, but I'm pretty sure that product doesn't exist yet (If it does please let me know!)

So overall I'm ridiculously happy I've added a primer and setter to my make up routine and it will be a long while till I feel the need to look around for a setter that beats my vitamin E face mist (although there are other products in the range that I'm now tempted to try out, oops!).

Have you tried this face mist? or do you use a different product to set your make up?

I've had another long day of rehearsals and show type things, including the 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' city rally, where we go into town in costume to get publicity for our show. I must say I'm now rather looking forward to having a week off from Pop Tarts and just chilling tonight with a bit of take me out and nail painting!

I hope you've all got fun Saturday nights planned!
Love Meg


  1. I've been looking for a spray like this, a definitely going into the Body Shop next time I'm out, for some reason I never go in.
    Thanks for sharing this :)

    Laura xoxo

  2. I've wanted to try this for ages as I've used other Vitamin E products from the Body Shop and loved them. Not sure anything could replace my MAC Fix+ though, I love that stuff so much! xx


  3. Yeah I'd totally recommend it, although if I could afford MAC I'd defo get that one! xxx

  4. this product sounds incredible, I didn't even know that this sort of thing existed! I really want to try it now!
    <3 Holz oxo

  5. I really want to try this now setting sprays can be so expensive, Urban Decay's all nighter is about £16.


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