Wednesday, January 19, 2011

SKINDINÄVIA Makeup Finishers.

I was recently lucky enough to be sent a couple of products by the company SKINDINÄVIA to try out. They are a company who make makeup finishing sprays. They have been around since 2004 and they say their sole purpose is keeping our makeup in place, for 16 hours!

They gave the option of which spray I would like to try, and I went for the Cool Flash Makeup Finish (as seen in Vogue!) - The reason I chose that one in particular is because it sounds great. Perfect for hot weather, or nights out on the town where you dance lots or are in a packed nightclub.

It's Key Benefits :
  • Surface cooling technology holds temperature to avoid melting or sliding.
  • Holds and blends foundation, eye shadow, blush, and concealer.
  • Greatly extends makeup wear.
  • Helps control shine.
  • Fewer required "touchups" throughout the day.
  • Helps reduce makeup slippage into pores, lines, wrinkles, or scars.

It all sounds very promising, right? ..

My thoughts : It's a really nice fine mist that feels cooling on application and not heavy at all. It sinks it and dries quickly. My skin looks a little matte-er after use, but nothing over the top - I'm fine with it anyway, because I like matte. There is no scent to the product at all, and it doesn't irritate the eyes if you forget to close them or anything! To use this you just spritz your face 3 or 4 times and go! Make sure to shake it well before use, to mix it all up, otherwise it doesn't work so well. . .

The Results : It works! My make up lasted all day .. I mean a long day too, of travelling 300 miles or so on a train. My foundation, eyeshadow, blush were all still in place, surprisingly like I had just applied them. I don't have too much problem with eye makeup fading usually anyway, but this really did keep it like new. As for my foundation, which will normally wear off through the day (without primer) stayed on and lasted.

Cost : For a 4oz bottle, which is expected to last around 4 months, it costs $29 (about £18 or so) - I think it's worth it, after using it. It really is a must have and will be perfect for the Summer Holidays.

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The other spray that you see there is a mini size - It is for my skin type, which is oily and it's just fab! It locks everything into place and mattifies my skin - keeping everything locked on and in place throughout the day/night.
  • Helps control shine and absorb excess oil.
  • Fewer required "touchups" throughout the day.
  • Helps reduce appearance of makeup smudging or creasing.
  • Helps reduce makeup slippage into pores, lines, wrinkles, or scars.
  • Save up to 50% of makeup usage.
  • Surface cooling technology holds temperature to avoid melting or sliding.

It also controls shine, so you can spritz it through the day if you notice you are getting oily again, although to be honest, I don't when I have used either of these products. The mini size is $19 and is available here, and is perfect for your handbag when you are on the go. 

They sell a range of setting sprays for different skin types and needs, so definitely check out their website. I honestly thought these might be a bit gimicky when I heard of them before, but they are little must haves!

PR Sample.


Ashlie Nicole said...

I am desperate to try these! Especially the no more shine one. Easyaccessbeauty of yt have raved about these for ages! I want so many things I always forget but im gonna try and not forget now. Great Review Sophie xx

Unknown said...

These sound fab! I was toying with the idea of getting the Urban Decay All Nighter spray but the Skindinavia sprays sound even better! xxx