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
- Add all ingredients to a 2 ounce glass spray bottle and shake.
*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.
- 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!