This stuff is nice! First off, I will say it's not as good as my UD All Nighter BUT it works well and gets the job done. The mister on the nozzle is great, it's a nice fine mist that doesn't leave dots or weird residue on your face after spraying which is a huge plus for me. Also doesn't have a heavy scent which is nice. I took this with me on vacation and it kept my makeup set during an outdoor wedding/reception in the Dominican Republic in 90+ degree weather with 70% humidity, so that's saying something! Living in Texas, I need a setting spray I can trust to lock in my makeup so I don't have to worry about it melting or sweating it off. This stuff isn't completely full proof, I wouldn't say it keeps my makeup completely flawless in 8 hours + of hot weather and the beating sun, however I'll definitely add this to my list of tried and true's. I trust this stuff to keep my makeup nice if I'm going to be outdoors in the heat/sun for a few hours, or if I'm out all day running errands. I would trust this stuff to set event makeup like homecoming or prom because really, you only have a full face of makeup for 4-6 hours, but would go with something stronger if it were my wedding. For everyday makeup, and at a drugstore price, this stuff is a great choice! I received this complimentary for my honest review, but all opinions are my own!
Beauty pays a price!
The first time I tried this product was after applying a full haul of newly purchased items (foundation, concealer etc) so I wasn't sure if it was another product or the spray. Left it on for 9 hours, removed makeup with my usual wash and the burn was unbelievable. I had to wash in intervals because my face felt so raw. The second time I applied my tried and true products that I wear on a daily basis and applied the spray again. This time for only 6 hours just in case it was just that I left it on too long the first time. Again, same situation. That's when I told myself it has to be the spray. There's no way I can get a rash on my eyes and acne on my jawline and cheeks from the makeup because obviously eyes and face use 2 different products so it should either be 1 or the other, right? So, I decided to give it 1 last shot and applied it over my bare face without any makeup, just regular moisturizer and that was a huge mistake. My eyes welted immediately and I can literally see red spots form on my cheeks that eventually turned out to be an acne breakout. So, I got my answer, it was definitely the spray and that was enough for me to chuck the bottle. It's a shame because it keeps your makeup so perfect. People were complimenting my makeup the first 2 times I used it and I know it was the spray because both times I felt my contour and blush etc wasn't as blended as it could have been. If you think you can handle the side effects for a few hours of flawless makeup then try it out. For me, it's not worth it. Maybe I'm just sensitive and that's why I had this reaction but I highly doubt it because everyone who I know personally that has tried this product has had the same issue.
I read a comment about how its basically hairspray for your face, and I absolutely agree
Go-to Make-up Setting Spray
This is my go-to setting spray. I have an oily and sweaty complexion, and a setting spray is an absolute must in my routine year-round. I've been using this spray on/off for the past 3yrs (on/off because I also use another spray I got in an ipsy bag). This holds my make-up really well into the evening. Some shine does get through (but again, I'm always sweating and oily). I haven't used UD all nighter in a long while, so I cannot attest to whether or not this is a dupe. I will say that the spray nozzle is terrible - so what I've done is replace the Maybelline nozzle with the nozzle from a travel size UD spray, and it sprays wonderfully!
Irritating and makes my makeup look
Alcohol is the second ingredient! This isn't for sensitive skin tbh. It also makes my foundation break up immediately? No thanks :(
I did not like this setting spray at all! It had a very weird smell and did not make my makeup last at all. Do not buy this setting spray! It's supposed to be a dupe for the all nighter spray but it's not!
Dupe for Urban Decay
I bought this because I didn't want to spend a lot of money on the Urban Decay one, even though I love it. And it works super well! The way it sprays is a little different but it's a super fine mist which is nice. It doesn't leave me as matte as the Urban Decay but it's close enough!