DIY Makeup Setting Spray that Works
Try out this easy DIY makeup setting spray to keep your makeup looking fresh while nourishing your skin at the same time! While I usually don’t bother to make my own makeup, this one is too easy not to try! Plus, this DIY makeup setting spray will nourish and moisturize your skin, unlike other setting sprays that will irritate it.
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Why Should I Try This DIY Makeup Setting Spray?
While there are some very successful makeup brands out there, all of these big brands pose major hazards to your health. What people don’t know is there are little to no guidelines on what companies can and cannot put in their products.
As a result, most companies put in whatever they want, so long as it achieves desired results. These common ingredients can be found in just about any makeup product, and it’s scary! They’ve all been linked with cancer spikes, organ disruption, and infertility.
Once you learn the truth about your favorite companies, it can be horrible to think of all the things you were putting in your body! But don’t feel bad, because you didn’t know. Knowledge really is power, especially when it comes to your health.
For this reason I choose to make or buy products that are chemical-free. You can get your feet wet with chemical-free products with my Think Dirty App Review. Or educate yourself on how to tell if your natural products are actually natural.
There’s something for everyone in the holistic health community! You can go as crazy or as minimal as you want with your lifestyle. If you buy products that are a better alternative even by a little bit, you’re saving your health. And if you’re able to make absolutely everything, then more power to you! I’m also a little bit jealous.
How to Make Your Own Makeup Setting Spray
Did you know that skincare products are very easy to make?
Check out my free checklist to see what I’m talking about. If you want to give healthy living a try, this checklist is a must! Every natural living-lover has these things in their cabinet, and it saves a ton of money. You just have to buy a few bulk items that can last you years.
We’ll be using a few items from this checklist for this recipe. That’s what I love about a chemical-free lifestyle. You just need a few versatile ingredients!
My DIY Makeup Setting Spray Recipe
You will need:
- Small spray bottle
- 2 tablespoons vegetable glycerin
- 2 tablespoons rosewater
- 1 tablespoon witch hazel
- *optional* 4 drops essential oil of choice
Here are the ingredients you can find on Amazon for your convenience:
Use the funnel to combine all ingredients in your spray bottle. Then when you’re ready to use, just give it a good shake and spray! Keep your eyes closed and don’t open them for a minute or so until the spray completely dries. Feel free to put on a few more layers if you really don’t want your makeup to budge.
You can add essential oils depending on what you want to do with your skin. If you want extra moisture and some relaxation for your skin, go with lavender. Or you can go with orange and lemon if you want to brighten and wake up your skin!
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Vegetable glycerin is used in natural beauty quite a bit because it nourishes your skin and keeps it moisturized. It also acts as a barrier for your skin, which makes it the main makeup-setting ingredient. Rosewater is very similar, but it’s much more lightweight. Plus it smells amazing!
As for witch hazel, it’s a great natural astringent, so it helps to keep any extra oils at bay without drying out your skin. It’s a great alternative to rubbing alcohol because rubbing alcohol will definitely irritate your skin as it dries it out.
It Takes Several Ingredients to Make One Amazing Product
In all honesty, you could do a DIY makeup setting spray with just one of these ingredients, but I want to make sure that it gets the job done! One common mistake people new to natural living make is they overestimate the potency of certain natural ingredients. Then it ends up not working as well, and the idea of natural living is abandoned.
Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of products that you can make from using just one or two ingredients, but others…not so much. If you want to get the same kind of results given to you from products that were sabotaging your health, you’ve got to think outside the box.
It’s always best to put all the power of several ingredients together to create one powerful natural product. Except with essential oils. Those are already too potent to be used on their own. And you should always exercise essential oil safety! But in cases like this, it’s sometimes best to simply pull out all the stops.
Let’s Test it Out This Makeup Setting Spray!
I didn’t just want to make this post without giving this DIY makeup setting spray the ultimate test! And by ultimate test, I mean my makeup surviving my winter recital I did this past January.
Yes, I’ve been dancing ballet for over 13 years now, and I absolutely love it! It keeps my mind sane and my body in shape, and it’s the ultimate creative outlet for me. What more could I ask for? I highly recommend you find a hobby that improves your life, if you don’t already have one.
On recital days, I dance for about 4 hours including prep and stage time. I obviously don’t wear makeup for the prep time, but I am dripping when it comes to stage time! You can take a look at all the natural makeup products I use for performances here.
So this test is the equivalent of me wearing a full face of makeup while doing hot yoga. Or, you know, whatever makes a person incredibly hot and sweaty. This full face of makeup is usually on for a good three to four hours, depending on how I’m feeling after the performance too.
Here’s my unfiltered face without makeup, gasp! Not too sure why I was making this face haha.
And here’s all of my makeup applied and ready to go! It’s weird how much makeup can change a person.
I quickly misted my DIY makeup setting spray after I finished, and went about the rest of my performance. This involved leading warm-ups for the whole school, so I really had to be on my A-game for the younger dancers.
My warmup involved a typical ballet class with added cardio, stretching, and ab work. I was definitely dripping by the end of it! But I love how I feel right before a recital: Strong, accomplished, and like I’m ready to take on the world. It’s all a part of my routine I do to help avoid stage fright.
Then came the calm before the storm, where I wait to go onstage. I usually like to watch from the wings while keeping myself warm with some light stretching. You can check out my daily stretching routine to get more flexible. After warm-ups, four dances, curtain call, and lots of excitement, here’s the end result!
The differences I want to mention here are that my friend put blush on me right before we went on, so that’s why my cheeks are red. And my face is much more tan than before, partially due to lighting and my foundation getting darker as my skin gets warmer.
This picture reminds me that I should always blend my foundation into my neck though. Despite my rookie makeup errors, everything stayed put! There was no smudging dripping, caking, nothing. I was very pleased I didn’t have to borrow my friend’s extreme-strength makeup setting spray.
My friends even complemented me on the way it smelled when I sprayed it, and now they want bottles of their own! I asked people what they thought of my makeup afterward, and they were very impressed with how well it stayed during the performance.
You Don’t Have to Waste Money on Harsh Makeup Spray!
If this DIY makeup setting spray can make it through my recital, then it can get you through your day! I certainly don’t wear this much makeup, hence the rookie mistakes with application. But now I have yet another simple DIY that I can rely on when I need industrial strength performance.
This proves that you can switch to a natural lifestyle and not compromise your products and what you love! It just takes some learning and adjusting. Then you’ll be ready to start switching out your old hazardous products with new ones that will actually help your health, instead of hinder it.
And you don’t have to use the witch hazel, rose water, and vegetable glycerin just for this. Each ingredient can be made into so many other things! So if you ever need some makeup setting spray, don’t run to the makeup store! Just make your own.
Have you tried DIY makeup setting spray? Let me know in the comments below!
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