I’m a Setting Spray Snob With Combination Skin and this New Dermablend Formula Seriously Impressed Me

August 19, 2021
Alanna Martine Kilkeary
By: Alanna Martine Kilkeary | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
dermablend last + lock

I have high standards when it comes to makeup setting sprays because of my combination-to-oily skin type. Seriously, I’ve tried just about every setting spray out there and few formulas make the cut. A fan of Dermablend, I had high hopes for the brand’s new Lock and Last Water-Resistant Setting Spray. This formula contains witch hazel, allantoin and willow leaf extract for a soothing finish and promises to lock makeup in place for up to 24 hours. After receiving a sample from the brand,  I gave it a try and here’s what went down.

My Review of the Dermablend Lock and Last Water-Resistant Setting Spray

The first thing that piqued my interest with Lock and Last was that it works to keep makeup looking fresh, even in the T-zone area. As someone with a very oily T-Zone and other areas that are much drier, I was interested to see how it could balance both elements of my complexion out. I started by applying my usual makeup routine with primer, CC cream, concealer and powder. Once my look was complete, I picked up the setting spray and applied about three spritzes six inches away from my face. I love how absolutely lightweight this setting spray is once it settles onto the skin. It also feels incredibly refreshing and hydrating — something that not all setting sprays I’ve tried manage to achieve.

The true test of Lock and Last would be how it held up throughout the day.Throughout my work day of meetings and even a dinner out at night, I only had to touch up my concealer around my nose and on my under eyes once. I didn’t even have to reapply blush or highlighter — both stayed intact and crease-free.

dermablend lock and last setting spray

Final Thoughts

I think I’ve finally added a new setting spray to my very limited list of sprays I rely on. I find this formula to be a lot more hydrating than others in my rotation, so I’ll definitely be reaching for this whenever I want a fresh finish without the excess shine.

Photo: Alanna Martine Kilkeary

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