NYX Dewy Finish Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray Review

NYX Dewy Finish Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray

Looks like my run in with NYX’s Matte Finish Makeup Setting Spray was a fluke! NYX Dewy Finish Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray ended up working out a whole lot better for me considering I had a few hiccups with the spritzer on the bottle of Matte Finish I recently reviewed.

NYX Makeup Setting Sprays are lightweight mists that where recently introduced and come in a matte or dewy finish that prolong your makeup wear.

Take a peek!

Now originally the Matte Finish Bottle was a misting out a steady stream of product which kinda caused chaos for makeup. You want a finer mist when you’re working with these setting sprays and Matte Finish just wasn’t delivering that!

It appears my bottle might have been faulty because I didn’t have the same issue with the Dewy Finish formula. It does mist a good deal of product out but it does produce a finer mist so I’m not left feeling like I had a run in with my sprinklers. The Dewy Finish, for my drier skin, is definitely the better option for right now particularly if I’m wearing powder. It creates a more refined finish if I set with powder or wear a powder foundation. As no matter how much I prime some powder will def accentuate drier areas but a little mist of this will definitely hydrate the area and give a softer, smoother appearance to my makeup.

If you’re a chronic mineral or powder foundation user I think mists like this are an essential part of finishing your makeup.

Dewy Finish is actually much like the Matte Finish formula for me. I didn’t feel particularly hydrated after the first use or throughout it. It kinda sets to a matte finish and does indeed prolongs the wear of my makeup every so slightly. Foundation seems to last out a good deal longer without fading when I set with this. That’s rare considering I’ve tried mists like this before and didn’t have as good a success rate. It also seems to work mighty well with cream blush. Cream blush seems to really disappear on me quickly and this extended the wear by a good two hours.

One thing I didn’t love is it did produces some tightness and also had my powder looking a little cracked after dry down. That sounds weird I guess but if I set with powder or I applied a powder foundation (tested both ways) I noticed it looked less than smooth and somewhat clumpy, patchy, and drier. My skin is dry as I mentioned but this mist seemed to work to make the area even drier. That’s odd considering at first application it seems to set to a dewy, hydrated finish but as the wear progresses it becomes drier.

Overall, I’m going to probably give both formulas a better test in the Summer when my skin is a bit more combination. I was relieved that the spritzer was working much better on this bottle than my last. At $8 it’s a considerably cheaper option than some other setting sprays out there. If you regularly use mists like this you might find the formula a good pick. It sorta worked for me with mixed results on a whole.

It’s available now at Ulta, Ulta.com, as well as online from NYX directly.

Has anyone tried these?

Do share!

NYX Dewy Finish Long Lasting Make Up Setting Spray


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  • 3/1/13 17:59 Courtney:

    I got mine in the mail this week, but I’m waiting to use up my skindinavia bottle, first. I’m thinking it might be better for us dry-skinned gals in the summer, as you said. Fingers crossed….;)


    • 3/4/13 9:30 the Muse:

      courtney do update me when you tried!


  • 3/19/13 1:57 Jessica:

    I bought both the matte & dewy setting spray. I agree with the mist of the matte. It holds my makeup in place really well. I dislike the smell, it kind of reminds me of vinegar or something, but over all, I’m happy with the product and the price. I love love love the dewy setting spray. 12hrs after I had sprayed it on my face, my face still looked i just did my makeup. I didn’t even want to wash my face that night because i was in Awe on how well it held. lol..


    • 4/24/13 2:01 leanne:

      I sprayed this on my way out of ulta…thinking for 8 bucks it wont be of any value but oooo myyyy it was amazing. I was in arizona and sweating alot that day, went back to hotel 4 hours later and it was great. Didnt buy it but wished we had an ulta here in canada


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