Friday, March 6, 2015

L'oreal Infallible Makeup Extender Setting Spray Review

L'oreal, primer, setting spray, makeup
Before I begin this review, I should let you know that this is my first experience with a setting spray.  I’ve always wanted to use one but I was always too wary of spraying liquid on my freshly made up face.  It just seems like it would end in mascara running down my face so I steered clear.  Recently I decided to get over my probably irrational fear and pick up a setting spray to try out.  So, this is not only a review but also a request for advice from a setting spray newbie.

Around the same time I bought the L’oreal Eyelid primer, I decided to pick up this setting spray.  The sleek black packaging drew me in and I was powerless to resist its promise of long lasting makeup.

The first time I used it, I was a little freaked out with the aftermath.  My face looked wet and my mascara smudged a little under my eyes.  This may have been a result of wincing my eyes shut during the spray process. By the end of my 8hr work day, my makeup looked ok and had worn down evenly.  However, I did notice a few small red bumps on my forehead.  It might have been a fluke because I haven’t seen any bumps after that first application.

Now that I’ve used it more, I can say that I like the product overall.  While the spray could be a finer mist, the product dries down in about a minute.  The mascara smudging has gotten better now that I have gotten used to the spray.  It really does help my makeup look better throughout the day.

Ok, now for the advice part of the post: 

Is it normal for setting sprays to feel so wet or do the higher end ones (Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray) leave a finer mist?   
What's your favorite setting spray?   
Lastly, do you have any general advice for a setting spray newbie?


  1. I am also a setting spray newbie! I guess it needs to be wet then when it dries it sets. I've use the travel UD ones which are pretty good! x

    Jasmin Charlotte | UK Lifestyle Blog

    1. Yea, I think it's just something I have to get used to. Thanks for the recommendation Jasmin!

  2. I've briefly tried the Skindinavia setting spray and the same thing happened to me with my mascara! haha I've just decided to put mascara on after I spray! ^_^

    Looking forward to a drugstore alternative to it!



    1. Great tip Anjelique! I hope you get a drugstore alternative too! It's always nice to not have to pay big bucks for good makeup. :)

  3. I have always been to scared to try one ! But seeing as you think it went ok I may have to invest in one, fingers crossed it will be alright

    1. I completely understand where you're coming from Rebecca! I steered clear of setting sprays for ages because I was scared to spray liquid on my freshly made up face. Fingers crossed it goes well for you!