Pur Cosmetics Miracle Mist Hydrate and Set

pur-cosmetics-miracle-mist-hydrate-and-setFive years ago I would have never thought a moisturizing makeup setting spray would have a place on my vanity. My skin was very oily and I used the driest possible foundations to counteract my constantly shiny nose and chin. But my skin is very different now so products like Pur Cosmetics Miracle Mist ($19.00) are saviors, especially with dry winter indoor heat.

Pur Cosmetics Miracle Mist Hydrate and Set

Pur Cosmetics Miracle Mist Hydrate and Set

Pur Cosmetics Miracle Mist Hydrate and Set

Miracle Mist is a hydrating spray that also helps set makeup. It has over 70 essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and amino acids to pamper your skin. I find that I prefer it for setting mineral makeup over any other type of makeup – it’s pretty impressive for giving a polished appearance, giving mineral foundation and eyeshadow a fresh appearance and extending wear time.

Benefits:

  • Contains over 70 essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and amino acids
  • Instantly infuses the skin with vital moisture
  • Soothes and refreshes dry skin and hair with fulvic acid
  • Locks down mineral makeup for all-day perfection

I recently had the flu and one of the not-so-lovely side effects was super dry skin to the point of actually peeling. Miracle Mist was a skin saver for me. Even when I wasn’t wearing any makeup I misted this on every couple of hours which helped my skin heal more quickly.

If you have extremely dry skin this is a great product. It’s also very helpful for those times when powder makeup looks a little too powdery. I wouldn’t say that it’s the best primer and I think there are other makeup extending mists that are better suited for that task.  However, if you need lots of hydration and love mineral makeup, Miracle Mist is effective, refreshing, and convenient to use. Click here to get 10% off sitewide with code AM10OFF at Purcosmetics.com. Offer expires December 31, 2017.  – Lisa

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Ingredients:  Fulvic Acid, Purified Water (Aqua), Aromatic Oils (Parfum), (Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Peel Oil, Litsea Cubeba Fruit Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil.

Favorite setting products – powders and sprays

Do you have products that help you finish your makeup each day? That’s what Top Ten Tuesday is about this week. There are some great products available for this job and I’ve picked the favorites that I’ve used. When I’m done I hope you’ll share some of yours with me.

I have to start with IT COSMETICS since I talk about the brand all the time. The product that I’ve used up twice is IT COSMETICS BYE BYE PORES aka Bye Bye Pores Silk HD Anti-Aging Micro-Powder. Once I discovered this powder I stopped using the drawer full I had from Laura Mercier, Kevyn Aucoin, and more. I still use those occasionally but they aren’t in my top ten! Silky soft and it does blur my pores just like it says it will.

Bye Bye Pores powder and puff

Bye Bye Pores powder and puff

Once they came out with Bye Bye Pores Airbrush Silk Pressed Anti-Aging Finishing Powder I had to buy that too.  This pressed powder is great for travel and on the go.

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Pressed Powder

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Pressed Powder

Purely Cosmetics Diamond Perfect Finish Powder is fabulous. I love this powder and am currently on my second one. Powder takes forever and a day for me to finish so the fact that I’ve gone through one and a half jars of this speaks for itself. Diamond Finish sets my makeup, blurs my pores, and gives me a beautiful finish that isn’t matte.

Purely Cosmetics Diamond Perfect Finish Powder

Purely Cosmetics Diamond Perfect Finish Powder

One more loose powder in this group: Pixi Beauty Quik Fix Powder in Translucid wins for the best packaging as well as being a great powder. This is very lightweight and invisible on my skin. It contains great ingredients like aloe vera and cucumber extract to smooth along with grape extract which acts as an antioxidant.

Pixi Quick Fix Powder in Translucid

Pixi Quick Fix Powder in Translucid

Mally Evercolor Poreless Face Defender is really a cheat since it’s not a powder or a spray but it’s a staple in my cosmetic wardrobe. It has a very unusual texture and gives a matte finish. It’s wonderful for blurring fine lines and pores. There’s no dryness like powder can give.

Mally Beauty Poreless Face Defender

Mally Beauty Poreless Face Defender

Now on to the sprays. Skindinavia has two sprays that I have to recommend: Makeup Primer Spray and the Makeup Finishing Spray are both wonderful. Other brands like Urban Decay sell these but they are made by Skindinavia. The Primer Spray is just like it sounds. Spray this one after your skincare is on and it helps deliver a smoother finish for your foundation. The Finishing Spray is to be applied after all your makeup is on and it helps keep your makeup in place for the day. It’s especially great for being outdoors. They even make this in Oil Control and a Bridal version.

Skindinavia The Makeup Primer Spray

Skindinavia The Makeup Primer Spray

A much less expensive version is  Hard Candy Fast & Fabulous Makeup Setting Spray at Walmart. This is only $6.30 compared to the $30ish prices of Skindinavia. It’s not bride proof but it’s a good way to see if a spray is for you.

Hard Candy Fast & Fabulous Makeup Setting Spray

Hard Candy Fast & Fabulous Makeup Setting Spray

When I was in the midst of hot flashes I relied on Youngblood Minerals in the Mist. I was at IMATS and I looked like someone had dropped a bucket of water on me. I was shopping at Youngblood and they recommended it in Refresh for me and it saved the trip. I carried it around with me to refresh my skin. I’ve since used it up but if I ever go through that misery again, I’d repurchase.

A few other bloggers have joined this week’s challenge. I’m interested in learning more. Are you? — Marcia


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Hard Candy Fast & Fabulous to the rescue in this summer heat

Two of the products that have been getting daily use from me the last few weeks are from Hard Candy Cosmetics sold at Walmart. These were sent just in time to beat the heat.

Hard Candy Makeup Setting Spray and Translucent Finishing Powder

Hard Candy Makeup Setting Spray and Translucent Finishing Powder

Both are part of Hard Candy’s new Fast & Fabulous makeup line and came at the perfect time. These can be used separately or together and both will help you through the heat and humidity.

Hard Candy Fast & Fabulous Makeup Setting Spray

Hard Candy Fast & Fabulous Makeup Setting Spray

If you have meltdowns in any weather than you’ll want the Hard Candy Makeup Setting Spray ($6.00) right away. This spray is very similar to the much more expensive ones from Skindinavia and Urban Decay but the price is much more palatable especially if you aren’t sure if this is what you need. This spray is weightless and it helps set your makeup for the day. You can use it over anything you are wearing including powders. Out of habit I shake it, then hold it about 10 inches away, close my eyes and start spraying. You don’t need that much though. Your face will feel and look damp for a bit so I just blot with my towel. I’m always amazed that it doesn’t budge my makeup – even my powder eyeshadows. No dripping down eyeliner or mascara either.

Hard Candy Fast & Fabulous Makeup Setting Spray

Hard Candy Fast & Fabulous Makeup Setting Spray

Hard Candy Fast & Fabulous Makeup Setting Spray

Hard Candy Fast & Fabulous Makeup Setting Spray

Hard Candy Fast & Fabulous Makeup Setting Spray ingredients

Hard Candy Fast & Fabulous Makeup Setting Spray ingredients

This is a very handy item to help you maintain a look that doesn’t melt, crack, fade or even settle into your fine lines.

The other product in my life is Hard Candy Translucent Finishing Powder ($6.00) which is also part of the Fast & Fabulous collection.

Hard Candy Translucent Finishing Powder

Hard Candy Translucent Finishing Powder

This powder is totally translucent so no matter what skintone you have and no matter if your foundation shade changes in different seasons, this will work year round. It doesn’t leave any color behind but you know it’s working because of the way it sets your foundation. It’s a matte finish that helps absorb oil and reduce shine. I’m not particularly oily but I’ve noticed a difference with this. I’ve traded in my loose powders for this lately. I especially like that it’s a blurring product since I need to be blurred!

Hard Candy Translucent Finishing Powder

Hard Candy Translucent Finishing Powder

I use a kabuki brush with mine but I have tried it with a velour puff and with my Beauty Blender sponge too and get similar results. I find it impossible to overdo so I’m not looking like Nicole Kidman with white powder on my face. This helps extend the length of the face makeup I use.

Beside these two marvels they have a Waterproof Mascara Top Coat ($6.00). It will be interesting to see what else Hard Candy adds to this line.

Hard Candy Waterproof Mascara Top Coat

Hard Candy Waterproof Mascara Top Coat

It’s great that Hard Candy wants us to beat the heat with these Fast & Fabulous products. They may not be the first or the last to manufacture products that keep us from melting away but they surely are the most affordable. Have you seen these at Walmart yet? If so will you add them to your cart? — Marcia

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