There’s nothing worse than having to touch up your makeup ten times throughout the day to keep it in place. Luckily, here is where the setting spray comes in and saves the day. Even though you may think that setting spray doesn’t do that much, it’s a life-changer. Your makeup will stay longer and it will no longer melt as soon as you step foot outside the house.
On the downside of things, makeup setting spray is not cheap and since you are using it so often, you will go through bottle after bottle. This adds up quite a bit. What if we told you that you can make your own DIY makeup setting spray? Not just that, but the home-made setting spray will work just like the ones sold for a hefty price tag by popular brands. With that said, today we are going to show you how to make a DYI setting spray.
Here’s What You Need
Are you wondering what makes a good DIY makeup setting spray? This may come as a surprise, but you don’t need any extravagant or tropical ingredients. Check out the list below to see exactly what you need:
- Small Spray Bottle
- Glycerin (preferably veggie glycerin)
- Distilled/Filtered Water
- Witch Hazel
- Essential Oil (optional)
How to Mix Up the Ingredients
Use the funnel to pour the glycerin, witch hazel and then add a few drops of your favorite essential oil (optional). You should use four teaspoons of glycerin and two tablespoons of witch hazel. Next, stir the ingredients together for about thirty seconds. All that is left to do is to fill up the bottle with water until there is left only a bit of room close to the cap. Roll the bottle to mix the ingredients and you are good to go!
If the question “what can I add to my setting spray DIY” ever pops in your mind, then you should be pleased to know that there are many options. You can use rose water as filler or you can switch up the essential oils to give it a different scent. You can even switch the glycerin with aloe vera gel and rubbing alcohol. It’s all up to your preference.
Why Should You Make a DYI Setting Spray?
Now that you’ve seen just how easy it is to create your own makeup setting spray, let’s go ahead and check out the many benefits that DIY products bring. As previously mentioned, you will save lots of money in the long run. You will no longer need to spend hundreds of dollars every month because you can make your setting spray. If saving money is not the goal, then you should know that creating your own makeup setting spray  is good for your health.
The biggest problem with purchasing sprays from big brands is the fact that they might contain chemicals. These chemicals are harmful to your skin. Companies are adding chemical adhesives to spray so that it sticks onto the surface of your skin. As if the chemicals aren’t harmful enough, the coating might clog your pores. The skin will not be able to breathe or sweat properly. Therefore, using DIY products is safer.
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