Cleanser washes your face. Toner tones your face. Lotions and creams moisturize your face. Check–got all that. But what about facial sprays? What’s the deal with those mysterious bottles of liquid that makeup artists always tote around? We did some digging, and it turns out, our summer timing couldn’t have been better. Allow us to demystify the basics of beauty mists.
Facial sprays can be used to prep the skin before makeup application, allowing you to skip heavier creams, but still ensuring a well-hydrated base for the products ahead. Alternatively, used as the finishing touch on your makeup application, a little spritz also helps product settle into skin so it looks natural. Or simply use a pump of the spray bottle to refresh your face (either made-up or au naturel) any time you need a little pick me up.
The bottom line is face mists deliver hydration, but each of our picks also packs an added dose of skin benefits.
The super fine mist of Shu Uemura Depsea Water Facial Mist is a treat for skin, hair and body. The herbal formula mixed with deep-ocean water proves to be as relaxing and refreshing as it is hydrating. We love it as a gentle mid-afternoon spray on days when office life feels especially taxing.
Caudalíe Grape Water provides an immediate boost to keep our faces looking and feeling radiant throughout the day. It moisturizes and tones skin, making it an ideal product to use before applying makeup.
Brad Anti-Fatigue Mist is actually a serum in mist form. It soothes, brightens and rebalances skin with every energizing spritz. Our skin drinks this stuff up after (and during) a long flight.
It wouldn’t be a roundup of our favorite mists if we didn’t mention Urban Decay Chill Makeup Setting Spray. Thanks to the time-release Temperature Control Technology, this facial spray keeps makeup intact by keeping the temperature of skin cool.