We’ve all been there, when your base just looks a little to ‘done’. A bit cakey, heavy and when a close-up mirror inspection is conducted visible pigment powders cling to your pores – it’s not a good look. Whether you’re road testing a new foundation, or just got exuberant with the powder – I usually find it’s when I’ve gone a tad too heavy handed with a fuller-coverage choice from my foundation wardrobe – there’s a big temptation to sack it in, reach for the bottle of Bioderma and start again from scratch. But after a chance spritz and save the other day from a bottle of glow-dosing water I discovered the perfect remedy to turn heavy into hydrated…
I’ve been sitting here stroking my not-so-imaginery beard trying to pigeonhole the following products into a category, but I’m struggling with this one. Mists? Setting sprays? Dewifiers? I think I’ll go with my last suggestion. But the chances are you’ve all got one – heck I discovered I had three once I’d done some digging around – but it’s no doubt getting a little dusty due to their slightly bamboozling brief. These ‘dewifiers’ can be used in a whole host of ways but I find their talents lend themselves best to whipping an overly-powdered complexion, into a skin-like sheeny one without grabbing the Bioderma. Elemental Herbology’s Flower Harmonising Mist leads the pack with its high quality ingredient credentials and was the product that spurred this post into progress, Shu Uemura’s Deepsea Water Rosemary Mist* is a little lacking on the formula front but exerts the best ‘am I in a rainforest?’ spray and MAC Fix+, a product more often looked upon as a setter actually works very well to moisten things up.
The technique is simple and the same goes for all three. Spray directly on for occasions where a slight helping spritz is needed to push you into dewy territory or apply directly onto a fluffy brush and buff over your base when things are dangerously leaning to the powdery side of proceedings. Cake face be gone.Â