I don’t need to mention again about how much I love Primark. I spend the majority of my wages there, and am pleased to say, their beauty range is just getting better and better! On a recent spending spree in my local Penneys (that’s the Irish name for Primark, FYI) I popped the PS… Make Up Fixing Spray into my basket without much thought. I’m a massive fan of the Urban Decay De Slick Setting Spray, but that’s hella pricey, so I’m always on the lookout for a cheaper alternative.
Well this, my friends, is a winner.
The product is housed in an aerosol can, and when applied it sprays a fine mist onto the skin. It doesn’t leave a sticky residue, but I will say, it does have quite a strong odour…. it sort of reminds me of spraying hairspray onto my face! But this stuff works… and then some! I’ve often applied it first thing in the morning, and my makeup has stayed in place for the entire day, we’re talking 10+ hours here. It keeps my makeup looking fresh and oil free, and really locks it down. My only slight concern is that it just doesn’t feel like it’s good for my skin. The Urban Decay version applies quite wet, so it feels like it is hydrating the skin while working to help minimise oil, but the Primark spray does feel slightly drying, so I don’t know if I’d use it every day, for fear that it may have some adverse effects on my skin. However, I haven’t been consistently using it, as I don’t wear makeup every day, so I can’t confirm if my fears are true!
If you’re looking for a good setting spray to add to your routine, you can’t go far wrong with this one. It will keep your makeup fresh and in place all day long, as well as keeping shine at bay. The best part? It only costs €2.50, a fraction of the cost of the Urban Decay versions. A definite beauty bargain if ever I’ve found one!
Have you tried anything from the Primark Beauty range? What would you recommend me to try? Let me know in the comments below!