This is a new offering from Isadora that made me curious.
I have never used a setting mist in my life but the more I’ve read about them the more I’ve wanted to try it out and see if they are as amazing as people say they are.
But as always when I’m unfamiliar with a product type, I am hesitant to try it out or judge it since I know very well that unfamiliarity+what works specifically for me does not always mesh well when finding out if something really is good and I am also afraid to completely discard a product type when the fact might be that it’s only the product itself that leaves much to be desired.
But I took my chances with this product since it is has a budget friendly price.
Product description from Isadora’s website
Invigorating and moisturizing face mist that preps and adds hydration to the face in order to prepare it for makeup. Use it also after makeup application in order for it to sit better and to give an extra glow to the results.
The mist is also perfect for you who sit a lot in front of your PC during the day, spray over the face a couple of times during the day to keep skin from being dehydrated and to give your it a lovely touch-up.
- Arctic rose extract
- Sun flower oil
- Pomegranate extract
- Rosemary extract
- Castor oil
How to use
Shake well before use.
Keep it 15-20 cm from face and close your eyes as you spritz. Let it dry completely before you put on makeup.
The packaging is very conventional and consists of cheap pink plastic. But as I have pointed out before on my blog, packaging is not everything especially not if the product itself does wonders.
What I’d wish in the packaging is that it was made of sturdier plastic.
You get 100 ml or 3.4 FL .oz. in this bottle which I feel is very economic combined with the low price point this has.
The nooze also should have been made a little bit different. When using this the way you get instructed, it gives you not the fine mist needed for you to use this to set makeup, instead you get a circle on your face with product which is fine when you use this to hydrate and prep skin but with makeup on you end up ruining it.
So how does it hold up?
In this review I felt it was important to place this under the three advertised uses separately.
I’ve used this for ca two weeks now.
As a hydrator
I enjoy this.
It is definitely nice for a bit of refreshment whether you’re sitting in front of the PC or just out and about.
It gives a nice soothing effect when you initially spray it on but it also leaves my skin feeling refreshed and moisturized.
It keeps my skin from becoming tight or oily during the day and I don’t need to put on moisturizer on my drier areas.
As a prepping step before makeup
In order to test this out properly I’ve decided to combine it with my sunscreen and foundation, leaving out my regular base product as this face mist is described as having priming abilities.
After doing my regular skin care routine and letting everything dry down, I spray a couple of times over my face and then let it sink completely in before doing anything else.
This product does not leave any residue on skin which is what I did initially worry about, it sinks completely in and my skin feels moisturized. When I apply my sunscreen+foundation it does help both products to blend and helps “lock” the products down.
Going about my day, I could feel that this created a nice layer beneath my makeup that kept my skin feeling nice throughout the afternoon. It also kept my makeup “fresh-looking” and gave me a slight glow from within effect.
Another point that I feel is important to mention is that this actually helped balance my skin.
Usually after wearing makeup for longer than my usual 4 hour limit, I will have a couple of white heads on my nose and forehead, but after using this face mist over this personal time limit there were clear indications that it had protected my face from getting clogged up.
Removing my makeup and doing my nightly skin care routine I could tell that my skin’s texture had improved and I had not done anything different other than adding this in my routine.
As a makeup setting spray
This is where this product fails in my eyes and it is just because of the packaging.
The problem really is the nooze of this since it is not capable of dispersing the product evenly which in turn ruins the makeup look.
Since that is my experience with this as a setting spray, I really do feel that I’m not capable of giving a proper feedback when the only thing that is wrong is essentially the packaging and not the product itself.
I believe I’m going to purchase an empty spray bottle in order to try this again.
It is rare for me to get a wow effect from a product, especially from a product type that I’ve never tried before.
I have combo/oily skin and it is a skintype that I feel can be difficult to manage sometimes and it is especially true when it comes to the seasonal changes my skin often go through.
Which is why I love this product, it moisturizes my drier areas when I have them but it also keeps my oily areas in check, it can be difficult to find products that can balance these issues without aggravating the other.
I do believe that this is suitable for most skin types since it does contains oils/extracts but it does not leave skin greasy or with any residue.