GlamGlow Glowsetter Makeup Setting Spray


I love GlamGlow, their face masks are some of the best I have ever used (I am obsessed with Supermud and Youth mud). I bought their Glow setter makeup setting spray some time back and finally got around to using from November.

Glowsetter promises to boost radiance and help makeup stay longer. It provides protection from environmental aggressors, leaves skin hydrated and soothed.


So I have had this for a long time and started using it from November. The very first thing I noticed about the setting spray is how fine the mist is. It sprays in a very fine mist so it doesn’t disturb makeup. it has a pleasant scent and I have experienced no irritation.

In terms of its performance, the glow setter helps to leave my skin hydrated and melt the excess powder into the skin. I do have it layer it a few times but it leaves my skin glowing. It’s not overbearing and t doesn’t look oily although if you have extremely oily skin you may not like this.  The mist dries fairly quickly without any patches.


A quick and easy setting spray. I really like how fine the mist is on the setting spray and how it leaves the skin radiant. I’m also very happy with the additional skincare benefits you get. I use this daily to set my powder foundation for work and it gives it a radiant smoother finish. My skin feels hydrated after use. I still get the oily tzone during the day but it doesn’t claim to control oil anyway.

If you like dewy setting sprays I would recommend this. It’s not overbearing, there is no shimmer or glitter but you have to layer a few times.

GlamGlow Glowsetter is £24 on LookFanastic



Pur Miracle Mist Review


So my love affair with makeup settings sprays has come to a temporary standstill: I have literally and officially run out of space to store them lol so I am currently working my way through a backlog! Today’s post will be a full review on the Pur Miracle Mist Hydrate & Set Mist that I have been using for the last few months

Pur Cosmetic’s Miracle Mist promises to instantly deliver moisture to dry and tired skin. It’s made with over 70 essential vitamins, minerals and amino acids. There are also promises of nourishment, makeup setting and refreshing skin’s appearance


So I bought this mist because people say it’s very comparable to Mac Fix Plus (which I love and the scented ones are now PERMANENT!) so I purchased this when I got a gift card for M&S as they stock it. My full verdict? I have been very disappointed with its performance. Firstly, it has the tendency to dry in patches and although you can barely see it I know it’s there. I also feel like the mist doesn’t add any hydration or moisture to my skin, I use the Miracle Mist as a 1st mist after powdering to take away excess powder but my skin looks very indifferent after misting. I have to layer this on 2 or 3 times before I am satisfied with how ‘hydrated’ and ‘glowy’ my skin looks (even so it’s not enough)

I made the mistake of shaking this one time I used it (they actually don’t tell you to but it’s a force of habit for me). But yh don’t shake it, it creates bubbles and those definitely leave white spots on your face!


To say I am disappointed with the Pur Miracle Mist is an understatement. It’s definitely not comparable to the Mac Fix Plus and if you’re looking for a mist that leaves a dewy/glowy finish to your makeup, this isn’t it! I have to layer this 2 or 3 times to get any hydration then I go in with a different setting spray (Pixi Glow Mist) to get the dewy finish I love. The only pro in my opinion is the size, it’s a huge bottle, 240ml so it is good value for money and will last you ages ( I have been using this for 3 or more months but since I hate it its now a drag LOL). I cant wait to finally finish the bottle and be done with it



Pur Miracle mist s £16 at M&S


Pixi Glow Mist Review


You guys may or may not know my unhealthy obsession with makeup setting sprays. Since discovering Mac Fix Plus (to me it’s the one mist I HAVE to repurchase) back in 2012 I haven’t looked back! As much as I love Fix Plus, it’s boring to keep using the same old one over and over again so enter my personal but very (un) necessarily challenge of trying very setting/ fixing spray/mist on the market! I have tried a good amount, links will be below but today I will be reviewing the Pixi Glow Mist.

I was introduced to the Pixi Beauty brand by their famous Glow Tonic and came across this by chance( cough cough YouTube) and just like that, it was on my hit list but you see the way my account is set up. I finally got this in a sale ASOS had on beauty sometime last year. Anyway enough with the back story let’s get into the product review

What is it?

Pixi Glow Mist is a nourishing mist with propolis and argan oil and promises a glowing, luminous and smooth complexion. It’s a blend of 21 natural oils plus fruit extras. You can use before or after makeup or anytime during the day


I think I am one of the few people who hates a matte finish to their makeup. The only matte thing I like is liquid lipsticks. 98.9% of my setting sprays add a dewy/luminous finish and this Glow Mist is the perfect addition to my collection! You have to shake the mist to mix the oils and water before use. I have only used the Glow Mist after makeup to set it. It sprays in a very fine mist and adds the most beautiful luminous finish to my makeup. I just need to mist this once for that luminous effect but I have been known to mist 2 or 3 times when I want an extra luminous finish or when I have used a matte finish foundation.

Do I think it makes the skin look oily? Definitely no, I have normal to oily combo skin and I think its fine however my skin does lean more towards the normal side of the scale. I won’t readily recommend this to extra oily skin types- you guys have your natural glow! and this mist will be an overkill. It has a subtle scent which doesn’t linger, dries quickly and doesn’t clog pores. In terms of leaving a smooth complexion, I think it doesn’t highlight texture as I have used it a lot of times even when I have (non-sense unwanted) texture issues on my skin.

Verdict- if you love dewy & luminous setting sprays, then Pixi’s Glow Mist is definitely one to try. It gives the most beautiful luminous finish to the skin. I won’t recommend this mist for oily skin types as I think it can be an overkill but if you do want to use this maybe with a light touch in the cooler months. I wish Pixi will go ahead and make this 100ml, it’s currently 80ml but even so it will last you a while. I a planning a repurchase soon.

Pixi Glow Mist is £16 on Cult Beauty

Other setting sprays reviews- Mario Badescu Rosewater, Melvita Beauty Mist, Makeup Revolution Mist

Barry M,  Maybelline 

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Mario Badescu Facial Spray Review

Makeup Setting sprays, Facial mists, Facial Sprays, whatever you want to call it, I love them! I have tried the whole lot- the good, bad and plain ugly LOL. Today, I am dishing on one of the good ones which is the Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater. Its cruelty free and paraben free

How I Use It

I have been using this to set my makeup and dampen my sponges for a while now- I’m half way down the bottle.  I use the spray to dampen my sponges for blending out concealer and on my brushes for highlighters. I mist my face with this after I apply my powder, allow it to dry (and it dries quickly too) then apply my blush, highlighter and mascara then go in with a final spritz. I really love the fact that it doesn’t smudge mascara or disturb eye shadows.

It smells nice and comes in a fine mist which means it doesn’t disturb my makeup. You can also use this underneath makeup or alone on a bare face. It’s also suitable for use on hair although I have never tried it that way.


The spray has been compared a lot to the Mac Fix Plus some saying it’s a dupe for it but in my opinion I don’t think it is. It takes away the powdery/dry look that happens when you set your makeup with powder and gives a lovely dewy finish but I don’t it’s as much as the Mac Fix Plus (maybe I need to do a side by side comparison since I haven’t used Fix Plus for a while? Hmm)

In terms of helping my makeup stay a bit longer I haven’t noticed any difference with that. It doesn’t have any oil controlling properties although it really doesn’t claim to do that and I don’t have very oily skin.  I think it’s very good for moisturising the skin and making it feel very soft. I do like it use it as the final step on my makeup free days.

Verdict- I like the spray for what it is but I don’t think it’s a dupe for the Fix Plus. I also thought it would be more expensive than what it is. It comes in two sizes and I have the smaller size (118ml) which is £7.50 on Beauty Bay

I would love to pick up some more items from this brand especially the Glycolic Cleanser.

P.S don’t worry my hair was properly styled before I left the house lol.

Want more setting sprays reviews? Check out these below

Nyx Dewy Finish Setting Spray

Gerard Cosmetics Slay All Day Setting Spray

The BodyShop Vitamin C & E Face Mist

The Best Makeup Setting Sprays

Makeup Setting Sprays get or ditch? A lot of people are sceptical of it and so was I. I mean, making your makeup last longer is the job of primers and powders right? So what do I need a setting spray for? It wasn’t until I tried Mac Fix Plus I was converted! Read on for the best makeup setting sprays and get ready to slay your makeup!

What Do Makeup Setting Sprays Do?

Makeup Setting Sprays or Fixing Sprays help your makeup last all day and fix it in place. They come in different finishes e.g. Mattifying, Dewy etc. think of them like the hairspray for your face, it’s the finishing touches on your look. You can use them to intensify highlighters or eyeshadows/pigments by misting your brushes first. They are also great for dampening your makeup sponges. Makeup Setting Sprays are much better and safer to use than hairsprays. Please do not reach for hairspray to use on your face!

I love setting sprays because they take away the ‘powdery look’ and give me a dewy/glowy look. I also just love misting my face with these. Most of them are packed with good ingredients that do good to your skin

The Best Makeup Setting Sprays

There are a lot of setting sprays out there, from drugstore to high end. I am still on the hunt for new ones but for now, these are my tried, tested & approved ones!

Mac Fix Plus, £17.50


My first ever setting spray and my favourite one till date! I haven’t repurchased because MAC wants to increase prices every year! SMH (it just to be just £10!) but I used to drench my skin with it! You can get the travel size for £10 if you want to try it out

Pixi Glow Mist, £16


This one has been on my list and I can happy I caught it in the ASOS sale! It gives a lovely glow and if you love Pixi you should definitely be thinking about this.

Mario Badescu Facial Spray, £7.50



This has been hailed as the dupe for Mac Fix Plus but for me it really isn’t (I can think of a few others). It’s a lovely setting spray and I really like it. It’s got a good price point too!

Avon Makeup Setting Spray, £6


I was so pleasantly surprised with this spray. I caught it in a sale for £3 and I haven’t looked back since. It leaves the face matte and skin slightly tight but it does wonders for your makeup. Now that I think of it, it reminds me of the Urban Decay All Nighter.

Melvita Rose Beauty Mist, £10


I think this is a dupe for the Mac Fix Plus in terms of how it leaves your face. Love the scent, packaging and the finish of this mist. Read my full review here

Urban Decay All Nighter, £22


One of the first setting sprays I fell in love with. It doesn’t add a dewy finish but it does wonders for your makeup! I heard the De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray, £22 is best for oil skin types but I haven’t tried it since I don’t have excessively oily skin. P.S. it’s available in travel sizes too for £9!

The BodyShop Vitamin C Energising Face Mist, £11 & Vitamin E Hydrating Face Mist, £9.50


Another dupe for Mac Fix Plus is the Vitamin C mist from the BodyShop.  Love both of these mists the same so I couldn’t feature one and leave the other. Excellent price point and always included in the offers The BodyShop has (currently having a £25 off a £50 pounds spend!) I lost count of how many times I have repurchased these mists!

Ben Nye Final Seal, £7.95


Ok, this is for special occasions only! Not only with this lock your makeup in so it doesn’t transfer, it ensures your makeup doesn’t budge at all, even in sweat! I tested this out during a wedding I went to in the summer and my makeup remained the same all day. I recommend this but for special occasions only!

Which setting sprays do you love reaching for? Let me know your favourites so I can test them out! if you are Christmas gift shopping don’t forget to check out my guides to help to get the best gift for your loved ones.

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I haven’t done hair post in a while.. hmmm