Too Faced Peach Mist Mattifying Setting Spray ($32) is an oil-controlling makeup setting mist which creates a matte finish on skin while reducing shine throughout the day. You may be asking yourself why I bothered picking this up since I have drier skin.
Well, my forehead can so bright in the Summer some of you might see the future in it. We didn’t have a really warm Summer here in New York tough! However, the past three weeks have been quite warm and quite humid. I also came back from after being New Orleans for over a week recently which means I’ve had plenty of time to put this spray through its paces.
Here’s some thoughts!
I sometimes miss the point of makeup setting mists. The youTube and Instagram generation swear by them but I always feel like I’m ruining my just applied makeup with a mist of water when I apply them. I don’t always get or understand the point and mist how they might be beneficial to the wear or look of my makeup.
I have no shame admitting part of the appeal of Too Faced Peach Mist Mattifying Setting Spray was that it was scented like peaches. Yes, I just needed to own a setting mist that smelled like peaches and it didn’t disappoint. It smells like ripe, juicy peaches which can be off putting for sensitive users but I found the scent on this and most all the items in the Too Faced Peaches and Cream Collection delightful!
The mist apparently provides a matte finish effect as well as decreases shine and gives a soft focus to your complexion to blur imperfections after application. Like most setting mists they get carried away with the claims and say this will provide 12 hours of shine control. I apply it after my makeup and yes, I still feel like I’m somehow ruining my makeup when I’m misting myself but for the sake of testing one must stay strong.
At first application and testing I forgot to shake it and ended up with white spots all over my face. A quick glance at the ingredients revealed silica was involved thus the white spots. It’s almost as if they dumped some silica powder into the mix which is why they are like, “Shake for three seconds before use”. Ok, my mistake. Next time around I made sure I shook the bottle hard because the white spot thing was not looking good. Guess what? It worked. Moral of the story, read the directions before using any product.
The formula is a fine mist and it feels quite refreshing with a strong peachy scent that disappears after several seconds. It does in fact mattify my skin almost within seconds of application. How!?!? Easy. It contains a crap load of alcohol. Alcohol isn’t something you really want to use daily on your skin as it breaks down collagen and could prove irritating not to mention drying.
This isn’t a traditional setting mist so your foundation may wear longer since shine and oil are kept at bay which allows it to last longer. But it wasn’t formulated for such a reason! It was formulated to keep shine and oil at bay for a few hours.
I’m dry but put me in a humid environment and I can get shiny. This kept me look quite cool, calm, and collected for a few hours. I’d say around five at most but no way longer than that. I think it’ll do ok for mild oiliness but not severe. It’ll also be a good item to pack in your makeup bag as it’ll work great to mist and go for oil control. Just don’t forget to shake it otherwise you’ll be running around with white spots everywhere.
The bad news? It’s not a product I’d really endorse due to the alcohol content. It’s also not one that’s groundbreaking for oil control. Sure, it’ll give you a nice matte appearance with a shine-free wear for a few hours but it won’t keep you from becoming oil through your entire day.
Too Faced Peach Mist Mattifying Setting Spray is a decent enough product but poor ingredients might prevent you from indulging.
Too Faced Peach Mist Mattifying Setting Spray is available now at sephora.com.
Water, Alcohol, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Silica, Pentylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate, AMP-Acrylates/Allyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Hydroxyacetophenone, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Isoceteth-10, Fragrance/Parfum, Glycerin, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract/Prunus Persica Fruit Extract, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Ficus Carica (Fig) Fruit Extract/Ficus Carica Fruit Extract, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Benzyl Benzoate.