When you think face mist, the first thing that comes to mind is often summer – we think of face mists as cooling sprays designed to refresh the skin on a balmy day. And while that’s not inaccurate, there is so much more to face mists than just their cooling abilities.
Face mists can take shape as setting sprays designed to keep your makeup in place, as primers, as refreshers and as detoxifiers – it all depends on the formula.
We believe that everyone needs at least two face mists in their arsenal: a fixing spray to lock in your makeup (you’ll thank us on a hot summers’ night out!) and a light mist that can be applied throughout the day whenever your skin needs a pick-me-up.
Modern face mists are filled with nourishing ingredients that feed and protect your skin, meaning you’re not just setting your foundation or soothing warm skin – you’re also applying skin-loving ingredients.
Here’s our round-up of a few of the best face mists around:
Waterproof: CATRICE Ultra Last2 Fixing Spray (R125.95)
The Ultra Last2 Fixing Spray offers an extremely long hold: it helps makeup stay in place for up to 18 hours, as determined by an external study with 30 participants. This transparent fixing spray is waterproof and prevents staining. The texture feels light and comfortable on the skin and it does not contain alcohol or perfume.
Detoxifying: Revlon ColorStay Lock Setting Mist (R240.00)
Revlon ColorStay Lock Setting Mist is a setting spray that locks your look for up to 24 hours while shielding your skin from daily pollutants. Triple-power action ensures a 24-hour locked look, keeping your makeup intact for a flawless, ‘freshly applied’ look all day. The lightweight formula adheres onto makeup for a pore-less, perfected complexion. Infused with a superfood detox blend of citrus, aloe and broccoli that protects skin against the effects of daily aggressors including environmental stress and pollution by neutralizing free radicals. It is free from added parabens, phthalates, and mineral oil.
Nutrient-dense: wet n wild Take Your Vitamins Super Nutrient Face Mist (R199.95)
Boost your skin with the ultimate vitamin-packed primer water from wet n wild. Blended with the skin-loving ingredients you crave, this primer water acts as the perfect prep for any skincare routine, while helping to hydrate, firm, and brighten the skin. Simply spray it on and enjoy the rejuvenating effects of this ultra-fine mist.
Natural: essence Hello, Good Stuff! Happy Bliss Face Spray (R82.95)
With its refreshing citrus fragrance, the Hello, Good Stuff! Happy Bliss Face Spray ensures a good mood and happy vibes.But it’s not just the fresh, vibrant scent that lifts your spirits; a glance at the 96% natural ingredients and the citrus water is also sure to put you in a good mood. The spray provides moisture and is ideal for a boost of happiness and freshness on the go or as part of your daily skincare routine.
Multi-purpose: Rimmel Lasting Finish Fix & Go 2 In 1 Primer and Setting Spray (R132.95)
This multi-tasking primer and fixing spray preps your skin and sets your makeup. It makes skin feel smooth and moisturised. Use in a multitude of ways: apply after moisturiser and SPF to prime your skin and give your makeup staying power and your skin a shine-free look all day. Or spritz it on after makeup to lock your look in place. Reapply to refresh your makeup and help skin feel moisturised. This hard-working makeup marvel dries quickly without feeling tight or sticky and is comfortable to wear all day.