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4.0 out of 5 starsIt works well for my oily and acne-prone skin
Reviewed in Canada on 4 February 2021
I have genetically oily skin thanks to my parents which means I have large pores and I’m more prone to closed comedones due to clogged pores. I use a setting spray whenever I wear foundation or BB cream otherwise the makeup starts to disintegrate mainly around my oiliest areas like my T-Zone.
The Stay Matte setting spray works really well to mattify and “lock” the makeup in place so it doesn’t look patchy at the end of the day. I use it quite often to “bake” my oily zones. What I do is zealously apply Coty Airspun powder (or any loose powder) to my oily areas, let sit for 10 minutes and then brush off the excess very lightly with a large fluffy brush. I then use a damp beauty blender sprayed with this Stay Matte setting spray to pat down my oily zones. This helps prevent the oil from peeping through and stops the makeup from disintegrating, especially around my nose. I recommend this technique to anyone with oily skin! It is the best way I’ve found so far to retain a mostly matte looking finish.
When I first used this spray it was unbelievably effective... None of my makeup budged for the whole day and kept the matte look the whole time. I thought I had found the holy grail, but after a few more uses after the effects just weren't the same as the first time. It is still a really damn good spray - would have been the perfect setting spray if it stayed consistent after the first time using it.
It does a great job, when I'm able to get it to spread evenly. I'm still getting used to using a setting spray, so I'm sure it's my technique, as when I get it right, I notice it does a great job. My makeup definitely looks better later in the day.
Used this for the first time today, this stuff is amazing! I applied it under my makeup today and it lasted ALL DAY LONG! Which never happens to me because I have super oily skin. My skin got a little shiny towards the end of the day but it looked more dewy then greasy YAY! The only negative thing I would say, it’s not non-comedogenic and I have acne prone skin, so I’m sure this is not going be good for my skin everyday, but I’ll be sure to use it for special occasions or 1-2 times a month.