DIY Makeup Setting Spray for Dewy Skin

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DIY Makeup Setting Spray

Dewy skin equals healthy skin in my eyes. A dewy complexion indicates well hydrated, plump and radiant skin. Makeup can make skin look stiff, dry and unnatural. I want my makeup to give the illusion I’m not wearing any! Using a setting spray can combat the downside of wearing foundation and help give you a glow people will notice. Let’s make a DIY Makeup Setting Spray that will give your skin a dewy appearance!

Making your own setting spray is simple, quick and cheap. Plus, it’s just as effective as the brands you’ll find in a store but our homemade version contains zero questionable ingredients. Many store bought setting sprays contain mostly water and still cost a pretty penny. They also do nothing for the health of your skin. If you use a setting spray, this DIY is a must!

For a long time I didn’t understand the point of a setting spray. It seemed like just another frivolous beauty product I didn’t need. However, I like to look dewy. I want my skin to look smooth and very well hydrated to the point of looking shiny. Matte makeup does not appeal and I find it can sometimes age the skin. A setting spray can help give makeup a more natural, dewy look without compromising coverage. I find a setting spray especially helpful if you use a mineral powder. 

Let me address that over the counter setting sprays that contain unpronounceable ingredients are meant to hold your makeup in place for longer on top of creating a more cohesive and less cakey look. Does my DIY version help prolong the wear of your makeup? Honestly, I don’t know. I created a different but similar setting spray years ago and had a few comments about how well it helped prolong makeup during the day. I personally haven’t really noticed it but I haven’t had issues with my makeup not lasting all day either. 

DIY Makeup Setting Spray

4 tbsp. *Lavandin Hydrosol (find it HERE)

1 tsp. Aloe Vera Gel (find it HERE)

1/2 tsp. Glycerin (find it HERE)

3 drops *Roman Chamomile Essential Oil (find it HERE)

2 drops Lavender Essential Oil (find it HERE)

1/4 tsp. *Leucidal Liquid (find it HERE)


*Lavandin Hydrosol is optional. Any hydrosol will work. You can even use distilled water.

*Roman Chamomile is pricey. If you have it on hand and haven’t tried it with lavender, you should-it’s a lovely scent. It is not required in order to make this setting spray effective.

*Leucidal Liquid is a natural preservative. If you opt not to use it, store your setting spray in the fridge and use within 2 weeks.

DIY Makeup Setting Spray

DIY Makeup Setting Spray

To Use:

  • After completing your makeup, spray 1-3 sprays over your face at least 6 inches away.
  • Make sure your mascara has dried.
  • Carry it with you and use it throughout the day for a refresh!

I must also mention that I took this DIY on vacation with me this summer and used it as a toner as well as setting spray. It’s an awesome double duty DIY that is not only safe, but also beneficial to your skin!

xx, Jenni



DIY Makeup Setting Spray

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Jennifer Phillips worked as a licensed aesthetician for over 8 years before creating the green beauty blog, Jenni Raincloud and her natural skin care line, J. Raincloud Organics. Jennifer has been blogging full time for 7 years and loves to gain and share knowledge on living a natural lifestyle.

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