My t zone gets pretty oily throughout the day, meaning I need to powder my skin to control it. Powder makes my skin look more matte than I would particularly like though so I wanted to find a product that would control my oily skin and keep my makeup on all day, without making my face too matte.
After reading a couple of reviews on setting sprays, I decided to buy one! I bought the Urban Decay De Slick setting spray for oily skin.
I don't apply this before my makeup as I use my Laura Mercier primer which works amazingly well for me! I apply my primer, foundation and concealer as usual and then spray this all over my face. I then apply my bronzer, blusher and highlighter and spray this over my face again.
I was slightly worried about not wearing any powder at all as this normally results in makeup disappearing off my t zone area!
This is absolutely amazing at setting my makeup! My makeup stays looking perfect all day and doesn't budge or melt off my face at all. It keeps all of my makeup in place looking as though I have just applied it which is great! My skin looks much fresher and more natural when using this compared to powder as well.
I do have to say though, it doesn't stop my t zone getting oily at all! My face looks shiny and I do end up having to powder my skin anyway to take away the shine.
I have found the best way to use this for me is to spray it on my face after applying primer, foundation and concealer. I then powder my skin about five minutes later. These two products together means that my makeup is set all day and my skin doesn't get shiny!
I am still on the fence about this one - it definitely sets my makeup very well! Even when using powder, I still found makeup on my t zone would come off, however this keeps my makeup perfect all day. It doesn't at all control the oil on my face though meaning my t zone is still shiny and I still have to powder.
I would definitely recommend this is you are looking for a spray to purely set your makeup so it doesn't budge all day but I'm still not sure if I would repurchase it because I have to powder anyway!
They also sell ones made for normal and dry skin which I think is great. You can buy this here for £19.
Have you ever tried a makeup setting spray?