DIY: Makeup Finishing Spray

DIY: Makeup Finishing Spray

Monday, November 25, 2013 Sara Hassan , 24 Comments

Don’t like that dry/powdery look on your face after makeup? Now more than ever? It’s dry and somewhat chilly out there – I certainly do not regard 30 degree Celsius as winter – then again, this is what we get at this time.

Personally I think that a powdery face makes you look rather old therefore I try to stay away from it. There are plenty of options on the market that will help blend your makeup perfectly and get rid of the nasty powdery effect. My personal favorite is Elf Mist & Set. And then there is MAC Fix+ which is loved by many. But today, I am going to share a homemade spray that I have been using since two winters. I actually like it better than Mist & Set for dry colder months.

Anyway, let’s get to work!

Things required
  1. Glycerin (got this from a pharmacy for PKR 30 If I remember correctly)
  2. Rose water
  3. Bottle with a nozzle
DIY: Homemade Makeup Finishing Spray
How to prepare?
Fill half rose water in a small bottle (30ml). Mix two drops of Glycerin (Three – if you have very dry skin). Shake well and you’re done! Keep the bottle in the refrigerator for later use.

We’ve all heard of the amazing rose water but why glycerin? Well, they say glycerin attracts moisture. It absorbs water from air and locks it in your skin. While rose water hydrates the skin, glycerin holds the moisture in place so the concoction is a good one believe me.

How to use?
Spritz all over your face before or after makeup. I like to mist after my makeup and let it dry. Not only does it take care of the powdery/cakey face but also melts makeup into my skin giving me a natural-looking and slightly dewy effect. Love it!

What do you think about it? Have you ever tried this?

24 comments :

  1. This is perfect! I didn't know about mixing Rose water and glycerin. Great tip Sara.

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  2. Interesting , I'm gonna try it out

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  3. wow thankyou so much sara <3 i use glycerin on my face at night but this one sounds the best way to use it.Thanks for sharing the amazing recipe

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  4. Sounds just perfect, will definitely try it! x

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  5. I use this in the summers for a dewy glow and I love how it feels and the smell of rose water is obviously awesome! :)

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  6. That's great will try for sure :)

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  7. great thanks for sharing...i'll try this

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  8. Thank you sooo much for this DIY... Could you tell me from where did you get the spray bottle???

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  9. Life saver! I am definitely going to try this out. I love ELF mist too, but DIY's are fun. Thank you xx

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  10. hahahha Sara its diy not dyi hahahah

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  11. :D this is our childhood remedy .... i always apply this mixture in winter :) best for dry skin

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  12. such a nifty idea sara! and its soo super cheap to make :) great post! I think you accidentally wrote DYI instead of DIY in the image :)

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    1. Oops! What a stupid mistake lol! Thanks for pointing it out ^_^ x

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  13. This is a life saver DIY in the world of makeup, that too so simple! Thanks for sharing! :) X

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  14. oh dear, totally forgot to say BRILLIANT POST ^.^
    I'd love to try this out one day, I've heard soooo much about rosewater for the skin!
    thanks for this :)

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  15. hi
    nice review can we use it in the summer too?is it worthwhile for oily dry and normal skin too

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    1. For summer, I'd say, just skip the glycerin and lightly mist rose water all over you face to blend makeup. :) x

      Or maybe you could try Elf Mist & Set -- it's excellent!

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  16. amzing thanks for sharing this useful post i ll try love it

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  17. nice sara i also tried this it is excellent and for summers i would recommend saeed ghani rose water it is superb for the hot weather and for those having dry skin in summer it is a good inexpensive substitute for makeup sprays :D

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  18. Hi Sara I am new to your blog..i ve been checking out some of your posts...I think dey are really good esp. the photographs. can you please share which camera you use?
    Please reply

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    1. Hey Deepti, welcome and thanks a lot for appreciating. I'm currently using Nikon D90 :) x

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  19. I will try this <3 i find rosewater smell a little weird how could i reduce that ? And where did you get this bottle ? Though this is worth trying

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