In my on-going struggle of having oily skin, which gets dehydrated and yet, somehow even more oily in extreme heat, I have a new product The Body Shop's Mint Mattifying Face Mist. I feel like I've written this in every review recently, but I impulse bought this face mist a few weeks ago because I had seen it in a few Instagram videos and wanted to try it. It's only $10 for a bottle which has so far lasted quite a long time--which isn't too bad, especially for a product from the Body Shop.
So what does this face mist do? Let's check what they promise:
It is also 100% vegan and can be used both over and under makeup. That's great! I'm very into that.
This face mist smells amazing. It smells like Lifesaver Wint-o-Green mints, which is a plus. I love those mints. I usually use this after moisturizer and applying my first layer of powder, to really get my base matte before adding foundation or concealer (depending on what method I'm following). I then usually apply again after foundation, but before doing my blush and eye makeup.
The reason for that is that I found this makes my eye makeup run really badly if it even gets anywhere near mascara. That's not a huge issue, but just something to consider before spraying this on!
I do find it helps smooth out my skin and powder before foundation. It doesn't make my foundation separate or go white or milky like some finishing sprays do, especially when applied after setting everything. I really love how it feels on my skin. However, I haven't found that it really mattifies in the way it says it does; I think it does help make a stickier base for foundation, but I don't find it really mattifying.
I also don't feel like it necessarily increases the longevity of my makeup. I find I do still get quite oily after a few hours, regardless of whether I use this face mist or not; it does help set my foundation as a first step, but in terms of being long-wearing, it's not there.
Is this product worth the $10 it costs? Probably not. It's quite nice for setting your base, but it doesn't help with the longevity of your makeup; it also doesn't appear to mattify in the way it claims (at least from my perspective). However, it is really refreshing and smells amazing, so it might be better suited to an on-the-go spray if you find yourself oily. I haven't tested it for that, but it would be worth a shot! (Just remember what I said about the mascara.)
Have you tried this face mist? What did you think?