February 28, 2013

NYX Dewy Finish Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray Review

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

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

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

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Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • 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….;)

  • 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..

    • 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

  • Kaitlin

    I would be careful using beauty products that are made in china. Be sure to check your labels, I’m sure there are great setting sprays on the market made in the US like UD, MAC etc.

  • Dianna Jarrell

    I purchased the NYX primer, and the dewey finishing spray. I have used the primer and absolutely love it. I changed from Bare Minerals Primer. I also got the Smokey collection. If you need someone to test your products, I willl be glad to do it. I would be interested in changing from Bare Minerals. But I’d prefer to try NYX before buying all kinds o stuff that I possibly wouldn’t use. I currently use Medium Tan powder. Blush would be for a brunette. I like black eyeliner and mascara. My address is Thank you. I hope you will consider me for free products to try,

    • Isabella Muse

      Hi Dianna. Thanks so much for the comment please be careful where you place your personal address and phone number online as this is a public web space and anyone can see it. These aren’t my products. I’m not NYX. I’m a beauty blogger and this is a beauty blog. You might wish to contact NYX directly for requests you have. Hope this helps.