When it comes to skincare-makeup hybrids, Face Mists are on the top of my list! I simply can’t live without one and neither my skincare, nor my makeup routine is complete without these magical bottles! Here’s the lowdown on the several ways you can use a Face Mist in your beauty routine –
1. As a Toner
Just spritz some onto cleansed skin before moisturizer. It would help prep the skin for the following product and also help in the absorption of the moisturizer. Face mists often contains skin loving ingredients that can help tighten, tone, moisturize and brighten the skin. So much easier and quicker than fussing with a cotton pad!
2. To moisten brushes
I’ve been using face mists to dampen my foundation brush for years now! A slightly moist brush does a much better job of blending liquid foundation compared to a dry brush. I also use it to moisten eye shadow brushes when I’m working with pigments or wet eye shadows.
3. To moisten the skin (before foundation)
Just like a moist brush works better, slightly moist skin is the best canvas for blending liquid and cream foundations. Just spritz on a little face mist before you apply foundation. The foundation glides on much smoother and gives a much better finish when working with a moist brush on slightly damp skin.
4. To set/finish your makeup
Sometimes, powder can leave a slightly dry look to the skin. So to set or finish off my makeup, I like to spray on a little bit of face mist. It just settles your makeup, gives it a natural dewiness and also helps it last longer.
5. To refresh and hydrate your skin through the day
I always carry a face mist in my bag and its a great way to keep your skin fresh and hydrated throughout the day. I like to use it every 3-4 hours to refresh my skin (whether I’m wearing makeup or not) and it really helps in keeping the skin healthy and moisturized! I’ve also noticed that my foundation stays fresh longer when I use a face mist every few hours!
Za Total Hydration Energy Mist (Rs 549) – Buy on Amazon.in
This Refreshing Lotion Mist instantly relieves dryness to restore skin’s clarity and moisture balance. Retextures greasy shiny skin making it instantly smooth and supple. Easy too carry Pump, Can be used even over Make-up! Contains – Retexturing Ingredient, Amino Mineral Complex, Prism Enhancer. One of the most affordable face mists in the market!
Forest Essentials Pure Rosewater Facial Toning Mist (Rs 1025) – Buy on Flipkart
Rose has cooling, soothing and moisturizing properties. It is naturally hydrating and its floral scent promotes a feeling of well being and harmony. It is amongst the best tonics reported in Ayurveda for their skin benefits. Fresh Roses are steam distilled for the essential oil and the hydrating rose water residue is used for the facial tonic mist. I love the scent of this and this is what I like to carry in my purse whenever I’m headed out.
The Body Shop Vitamin C Energising Face Mist (Rs 995) – Buy on Amazon.in
This portable, handbag-size spritz instantly refreshes the skin and enhances radiance. Instant hydration. Revives the appearance of dull-looking skin. Handbag-friendly. The citrus scent is really refreshing too!
Kaya White Resilience Refining Mist (Rs 490)
This alcohol free toner claims to detoxify skin and maintain its natural pH. Its enriched with an unique combination of Purple Orchid and Japanese Cherry extracts that helps in rejuvenating the skin! Definitely more skincare and enriching than a simple makeup mist but you can use it all the ways I’ve listed above!
These are the face mists I’ve been loving currently! Have you tried any of these?
There are several other options available in the market. A few that come to mind are – Thermal Spring Water from Avene/Vichy/La-Roche Posay, MAC Fix+, The Body Shop Vitamin E Face Mist, Clinique Moisture Surge Spray, Kama Ayurveda Face Mists, Oilcraft Naturals Face Mists and Colorbar Stay the Finishing Mist. If you’ve tried any others, do share your recommendations below!