Face mists had a bit of a moment a few months ago and I, along with everyone else, stocked up on a few different ones in the hopes that they would transform my skin and my make-up. As with most things, the hype died down my little mist collection fell by the wayside. However, I recently rediscovered the virtues of a quick spritz before running out the door so, I wanted to give you a quick rundown of my top three, as well as the different types of mists and what I use them for.
La Roche-Posay Eau Thermale
Thermal spring waters are probably the most basic and pure of facial mists. For the most part, they are literally just water that has been fortified with skin-loving minerals. They feature predominantly throughout French skincare and I particularly like the ones from Vichy and Avene as well as this one by La Roche-Posay.
As facial sprays go, thermal waters are a lot more...wet...than most other types and, so, I prefer not use these to set my make-up as the spurt of water can leave dots on powder make-up. Instead, I use this as a skin refresher on no-make-up days. In summer, it's the perfect cooling aid while, in winter, it really helps to hydrate and soothe skin. I have gifted bottles of this to a number of people and they all love it and continue to repurchase.
I have used MAC Fix+ for years, much longer than this beauty blog has been in service, and I continue to buy and love it. By contrast to thermal waters, Fix+ is very much a make-up setting spray. It douses skin in a light mist of liquid that removes any powdery finish and prolongs the life of your make-up.
I have tried other setting sprays like Urban Decay All Nighter but, none leave skin and make-up as radiant looking as MAC Fix+.
Caudalie Beauty Elixir
I think this was the one that started the whole recent trend towards face mists in the beauty community. Victoria Beckham once said that she uses this as a finishing spray for her make-up but, I absolutely use it as an element of my skincare routine.
Packed full of skin-friendly ingredients, Caudalie Beauty Elixir tightens and firms the appearance of skin while also imparting an amazing (and lasting!) glow. I love to use it after my cleanser but, before my moisturiser to really prep the skin for make-up.