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Matte vs. Dewy Setting Sprays

Matte Vs Dewy Setting Sprays

Whether you opt for the chic elegance of matte or the fresh allure of dewy, your beauty choices celebrate individuality. Your makeup styles and setting sprays should only empower your beauty journey with confidence,

It's 2007 in Miami, and a chance encounter between makeup maven Allen Goldman and a woman whose carefully crafted look had melted off her face because of the heat sparked a beauty revolution. Thus, the setting spray was born, a transformative elixir that ensures your makeup stays in place and radiates a flawless finish. Whether you lean towards a radiant, dewy glow or a velvety matte canvas, a light misting of setting spray is the secret weapon in preserving your glam.

The Importance of Choosing the Right Finish

How many times have you spent hours scouring the internet for the perfect makeup look, only to find that something seems to be missing when you finally try to recreate it? It's the final touch that transforms a mere attempt into a masterpiece. Enter the world of makeup finishes, where nuances like dewy radiance, matte sophistication, and satin subtlety hold the key to elevating your look from good to glam. Let's unravel the magic in the setting sprays, turning your makeup routine into a canvas for creative expression.

Matte and Dewy Sprays: An Overview

Meet the matte setting spray – a true star in the ongoing battle against oily skin, bringing forth an air of elegant sophistication. Beyond its prowess in taming the notorious oily sheen, it emerges as the ultimate choice for those who revel in the transformative power of full-face glam.

On the flip side, a dewy setting sprays whisper radiance, offering a quiet glow for understated charm. It's the go-to for those days when your skin craves hydration and a natural, effortless charm – a perfect match for the lovers of the fresh, dewy allure straight from a K-drama scene.

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The Matte Finish: Elegance and Control

People opt for a matte look for several reasons, as the matte finish offers distinct benefits that cater to various preferences and situations. One key reason is the desire for a shine-free complexion, making it an ideal choice for those with oily or combination skin. The absence of shine contributes to a more refined and timeless aesthetic, suitable for professional settings, formal events, or when aiming for a classic appearance.

A matte setting spray is a key element in achieving a great matte look as it serves multiple purposes to enhance the overall appearance and longevity of matte makeup. Matte setting sprays stand out for their oil-free formulations. The absence of oils is a deliberate feature aimed at addressing concerns related to excess shine and potential makeup breakdown throughout the day. By excluding oils from their composition, these setting sprays provide effective oil control without compromising the desired matte finish.

"Yes, oil control is great, but what else are they good for?"

A matte setting spray is a key element in achieving a great matte look as it serves multiple purposes to enhance the overall appearance and longevity of matte makeup:


For occasions where you may be photographed, such as weddings or special events, a matte setting spray ensures that your makeup appears flawless and matte in photographs. This is particularly important for achieving a polished and photogenic look.

Long-Lasting Effect: 

One of the primary functions of a matte setting spray is to extend the wear time of your makeup. It forms a protective layer over the applied cosmetics, preventing them from smudging, creasing, or fading throughout the day.

Minimized Transfer: 

A good matte setting spray reduces the chances of makeup transfer, where the product moves or rubs off onto clothing or other surfaces. This is especially crucial for busy days when frequent touch-ups may not be feasible.

Humidity Resistance: 

In humid conditions, matte setting sprays act as a barrier against the effects of moisture. They help prevent makeup from breaking down or becoming dewy in humid climates, allowing individuals to maintain a matte look even in challenging weather conditions.

Comfortable Wear: 

Matte setting sprays contribute to the overall comfort of wearing makeup. By setting the products in place without a heavy or sticky feel, they enhance the overall feel of the makeup on the skin.

Keep it matte without going all Sahara on your face

Yes, it's possible to overdo it with matte setting spray, leading to an overly dry or powdery appearance. Matte setting spray is designed to set your makeup and control shine, but excessive application can result in a dull and dehydrated look. To avoid over-drying your makeup, follow these tips:

1. Hydrate Before Makeup Application: Start with a hydrating primer or lightweight, oil-free moisturizer. This creates a smooth canvas for makeup application without compromising hydration.

2. Moderation is Key: Use a light mist of matte setting spray rather than drenching your face. A few spritzes from a reasonable distance can effectively set your makeup without overdoing it.

3. Consider Your Skin Type: If you have dry skin, be especially mindful of the amount of matte setting spray you use. You might even consider hydrating facial mists to balance the matte effect.

4. Blot Excess Spray: If you accidentally apply too much setting spray, gently blot your face with a clean tissue to remove any excess. This can prevent the makeup from appearing overly matte.

5. Hydrate Throughout the Day: Keep our Daily Hydrating & Setting Mist handy to refresh your skin throughout the day. A light spritz can revive your makeup and add a touch of hydration without compromising the matte finish. 

The Dewy Finish: Radiance and Hydration

Now if you prefer your skin to appear hydrated, healthy, and radiant, a dewy finish is your jam. Dewy makeup looks have an unbeatable youthful glow and a more relaxed, effortless aesthetic.

It is particularly popular among individuals with dry or normal skin types, as the luminosity helps add a hydrated and dewy sheen. However, dewy makeup is versatile and can be enjoyed by individuals with different skin types, depending on their desired look.Using a dewy setting spray, like the Daily Hydrating & Setting Mist is the pièce de résistance for achieving the perfect dewy look. It's like a refreshing shower for your face, setting your makeup in place while giving you that coveted dewy complexion. Whether you're aiming for a subtle sheen or a full-on goddess glow, a dewy setting spray is your secret weapon for that lit-from-within look. Just a few spritzes, and voilà – you're ready to shine bright like a dewdrop!

Ace that ~kissed by morning dew~ look

Creating a dewy makeup look is like crafting a radiant elixir for your skin. Begin with hydrated skin that’s prepped with hyaluronic acid (a literal secret to bouncy, dewy skin) or our Daily Hydrating & Setting Mist that’s precisely created to deliver that morning-after-glow any time of day. Not to brag but it is very thoughtfully formulated with moisturizing hyaluronic acid and soothing green tea for 24/7 woke-up-like radiance. The next step is to add an illuminating primer. Then blend a lightweight foundation. Next, use a concealer with light-reflecting properties to brighten up the under-eye, highlight for a glow, and apply rosy blush. Strategically set with powder, sparingly. Seal with the Daily Hydrating & Setting Mist (yes! It doubles as a setting spray too). Finish with your favorite lip color. Embrace the magic of a radiant and fresh appearance!

Shine on but in all the right places!

Balancing glow with grease is all about achieving a radiant finish without crossing into oily territory. Start with a good skincare routine to ensure your skin is well-hydrated. Use a mattifying primer to control excess oil and create a smooth base.

When applying makeup, opt for water-based or oil-free foundations to maintain a luminous look without adding extra shine. Apply powder strategically to areas prone to oiliness, like the T-zone, to control any unwanted gleam.

Choose cream or liquid highlighters for a subtle glow, avoiding overly shimmery products. Blotting papers can be your best friend throughout the day to absorb excess oil without disturbing your makeup.

Lastly, finish with a setting spray. For a balanced look, consider a setting spray that provides a dewy finish without adding additional oiliness, just like our Daily Hydrating & Setting Mist. This way, you'll lock in your makeup while maintaining that coveted glow without going overboard on the grease.

Choosing Your Ideal Setting Spray

Choosing the right setting spray type depends on your desired makeup look and skin type. Here's a general guide on how to choose a setting spray finish:

Matte Setting Spray:

-For Oily Skin: If you struggle with excess oil, a matte setting spray is ideal. It helps control shine and keeps your makeup in place.

-For Long-lasting Looks: Matte setting sprays are excellent for events or occasions where you need your makeup to last for an extended period.

Dewy Setting Spray:

-For Dry or Normal Skin: If you want a fresh, hydrated look, a dewy setting spray is the best setting spray for dry or normal skin types as it adds a luminous glow.

-For a Youthful Finish: Dewy sprays give a youthful, radiant appearance and work well for everyday wear.

Hydrating Setting Spray:

-For All Skin Types: Hydrating sprays provide moisture to the skin, making them suitable for all skin types.

-For a Natural Finish: If you prefer a natural finish that isn't overly matte or dewy, a hydrating setting spray (like the Daily Hydrating & Setting Mist) is a versatile choice.

Day vs. Night

Try matte for daytime or events and dewy for a fresh evening look. Hydrating sprays are great for any time. You can also adjust your setting spray based on the weather. Matte for hot days and dewy for a winter glow.Whether you opt for the chic elegance of matte or the fresh allure of dewy, your beauty choices celebrate individuality. Your makeup styles and setting sprays should only empower your beauty journey with confidence, as each spritz of setting spray unfolds a new chapter in your unique story. Cheers!

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