With wedding season at it's peak, you're sure to attend some kind of outdoor ceremony/cocktail hour/reception. Whether you're a bridesmaid or a guest, you want your special night out makeup to stay fresh from pre-ceremony pictures to sending off the happy couple. And those balmy evenings in backyards with friends or at baseball games, you definitely want to rock a more natural look, but still want your face to stay on. In the southern humidity, you might say this is impossible. I used to think so, too. Just put on your makeup, set with a spray and hope for the best. No longer do you have to leave it to chance.
Model in a Bottle. The hands down, absolute best setting spray. Ever. I've tried Urban Decay All Nighter, Mac Fix+ and elf Makeup Mist. None of these hold up to Model in a Bottle. It dries to a matte finish and doesn't leave any sticky residue.
Once you've applied your makeup (but before mascara), spritz about 4 pumps on your face and let it set. I've found that if you apply the spray after mascara, it can cause it to run a bit, or flake later.
Bonus tip: For a little extra staying power, apply a translucent setting powder all over your face (love this one from elf), spritz a few times on your face. Then spray a few times directly on a tissue, and press into skin where you need extra insurance. I typically do this in my T-zone and only if I know I'm going to be out dancing the night away. Otherwise, just a few spritzes will have you good to for the evening.
Even better bonus: But wait! There's more! This weekend, Model in a Bottle is having a most excellent sale through May 12, 35% off with the code "Mom35"! The spray is normally $18, but with the discount it's $11.70! The sensitive skin formula (which is my favorite) is normally $21 and $13.65 with the discount. This is a great chance to try it out or stock up. You'll thank me later. I never do a makeup job without this stuff. It's an essential in my kit and in my own personal stash. Love it. Let me know if you try it and what you think!