This DIY setting spray will have your makeup looking better for longer without exposing your skin to irritating ingredients like alcohol!
As a busy mom, I hate when I have to stop my day to do a makeup touchup. I’m lucky to carve out 5-10 minutes in the morning to put makeup on in the first place, so asking for a few pit stops during the day to reapply is generally out of the question. How about you? Luckily, the use of two excellent products helps my makeup look good all day long: homemade makeup primer and DIY setting spray.
At this point, you may be wondering what the heck homemade setting spray and makeup primer are. If so, no worries, here’s a quick rundown.
Makeup primer goes on before you apply your makeup. It basically prepares your skin for the application of makeup by minimizing fine lines, wrinkles, and pores. Some makeup primers even protect your skin from things like the sun.
DIY setting spray (like the DIY rose water setting spray I’m about to share with you) is like a topcoat for your makeup. It can make your makeup look less powdery or caked up and help keep your makeup in place by shielding it from sweat, moisture in general, and rubbing (or contact with items).
If you apply both homemade makeup primer and DIY setting spray, your makeup will be able to withstand just about anything the day throws at you!
Of course, you can buy a makeup primer and a setting spray; however, I really prefer the homemade version of both products. When it comes to store-bought setting sprays, some contain irritating ingredients. For instance, if you have sensitive or dry skin, you really have to watch out for alcohol, which is common in store-bought setting spray. However, this homemade setting spray has no harmful ingredients.
In fact, this DIY aloe vera setting spray is actually good for your skin. Plus, thanks to the lavender essential oil, this DIY setting spray smells great and may help you feel more relaxed as you go through your stressful day. (Relaxation is a side effect of the scent of lavender.)
Oh, and if your concerned about the amount of effort you’ll have to exert to whip up this DIY rose water setting spray, don’t be! It’s as easy as 1, 2, and 3 (if not easier). In fact, all you have to do to make it is add everything to a container and combine. You can make this DIY setting spray at home in far less time than it would take you to drive to the nearest cosmetic’s counter and buy some! 🙂
*A glass bottle is best for this DIY setting spray recipe because essential oils can break down plastic over time.
1. Starting with the distilled water, add each ingredient to your glass bottle.
Tip: Use a small funnel to avoid spills.
2. Shake DIY rose water setting spray gently to combine.
3. Optional: Add a label to this DIY aloe vera setting spray.
Note: I cut a piece of kraft paper to size, wrote on it with a felt tip pen, and covered completely with tape so that moisture doesn’t ruin the label.
1. Apply makeup as normal.
Tip: Want to use homemade beauty products? I’ve got tons! Check out all of these great DIY beauty product recipes.
2. Gently shake homemade setting spray bottle.
3. Lightly spritz face from about 10” away and allow DIY setting spray to dry.
Keep in mind that if you want truly fantastic looking makeup, there are some other basic things you should do in addition to using homemade setting spray and primer.
- Clean your makeup brushes regularly (ideally after each use). If you don’t clean your makeup brushes the bristles get clogged with sweat, grime, and old makeup. You can use this easy homemade makeup brush cleaner to keep your brushes looking like new!
- Remove old makeup. Use these homemade makeup remover pads to remove makeup nightly. Sleeping with old makeup on can cause skin irritation, breakouts, and more.
- Wash your face. Removing makeup isn’t enough. Be sure to give your face a thorough cleaning every night to keep your skin looking healthy. I highly recommend this homemade aloe and mint face wash, especially if you’re prone to acne.
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