Are you tired of your makeup smudging and fading throughout the day? Do your eyes look weary by the end of the night? If so, you may need to start using a milk setting spray.
Milk setting sprays are a newer beauty trend that many people are beginning to swear by. They work to keep your makeup in place while also hydrating your skin.
Let’s look at what milk setting sprays are, how they work, and why you should start using them.
Keep reading to learn more!
What are Milk Setting Sprays?
Milk setting sprays are just like your typical setting spray, but they are infused with ingredients that benefit the skin.
Milk sprays contain hydrating and anti-inflammatory properties to make sure your makeup lasts all day without drying out or irritating your skin.
These sprays come in a variety of ingredients ranging from pomegranate to acai. Some facial sprays (like this one) even contain soothing ingredients like aloe vera and cucumber.
Milk sprays are often marketed as vegan and cruelty-free alternatives to traditional setting sprays.
How Do Milk Setting Sprays Work?
Milk setting sprays work with the same concept as any other makeup setting spray.
They provide your makeup with the same benefits as any other type of setting spray, but they also provide a second benefit by being moisturizing the skin.
Since milk sprays contain hydrating ingredients, they act as a primer for your skin. They ensure that your makeup is applied evenly and that it lasts all day.
Milk setting sprays also slow down the transfer of oil on your face, which means less oil is exposed to your makeup throughout the day. This ensures that your skin does not become oily or greasy as you are wearing your makeup.
What Ingredients Should You Look For?
Since milk setting sprays can be used on all skin types, they should always contain ingredients that are beneficial to sensitive and acne-prone skin.
You should look for milk-setting sprays that contain calming and hydrating ingredients such as aloe vera, cucumber, rosewater, witch hazel, or papaya fruit extract.
You should also look for a setting spray with ingredients that benefit oily skin.
As a general rule of thumb, if your skin is more on the dry side then you want to look for cleansing products with anti-inflammatory properties while those with acne-prone or sensitive skin should be looking for moisturizing sprays containing ingredients like cucumber and aloe vera.
Benefits of Using Milk Setting Sprays
Milk setting sprays have multiple benefits when it comes to makeup application and wear time. Here is a list of the key benefits:
- Milk setting sprays cleanse and tone your skin as you use them, which helps with any acne treatments or sensitive skin issues.
- Milk sprays also help with water retention. This is very important since most makeup primers do not contain hydrating ingredients.
- This means that milk sprays can replace a primer and a setting spray in one step and they will keep your makeup and face hydrated throughout the day.
- Milk sprays also help with oil control, which means that they can reduce the amount of oil naturally produced by your skin throughout the day.
This reduces acne and keeps your skin looking beautiful for longer. Milk setting sprays are great to use both before and after makeup application since you can lightly tone your face as it is drying.
How To Apply Milk Setting Sprays
When using milk setting sprays, you should always shake them well prior to spraying. You do not want the sprayer to be clogged so make sure to shake it well beforehand.
Some people recommend priming your face first before applying moisturizer, but this is entirely up to personal preference. If you prefer applying moisturizer afterward then that is totally fine.
When it comes time to apply your milk setting spray you can use any method that works for you. Some people like applying the spray in a circular pattern while others prefer simply spraying it on their face all over.
The most important thing is to make sure you distribute the product evenly across your skin rather than focusing on one area of your face or makeup.
How Often Should You Use A Milk Setting Spray?
Milk setting sprays should be used anytime you are using facial powder, bronzer, or color correctors after they have been applied to your face.
This ensures that your makeup stays put all day long and keeps its original color tone without smudging, fading, or oxidizing throughout the day.
Milk sprays can also be used throughout the day if your makeup starts to fade or drip. They are great for refreshing your makeup during the day so you do not have to start over with a clean face.
How Much Milk Setting Spray You Should Use At One Time?
You should use at least 2 spritzes of milk setting spray at one time, but you can use as many as 3-5 spritz depending on how much product is left in your bottle.
The more times you spray it, the less product you will have left to apply to your entire face. If you are using a very small amount then 2 spritzes should work well enough for your entire face.
What Makes Milk Setting Sprays Different?
Milk setting sprays are different because they contain skin calming and moisturizing ingredients. Milk sprays also have a very light texture which makes them ideal for all skin types, but especially good for sensitive skin.
They help with water retention so your makeup does not dry out during the day, which can reduce acne issues in people who naturally produce more oil throughout the day.
Lastly, milk setting sprays also moisturize your face without leaving it oily or greasy. Many other facial sprays I have used leave my silk feeling wet during application while milk setting sprays do not. This is important if you are wearing foundation since most foundations tend to look best after being set with powder.
Milk sprays also help with oil control, which means they can reduce the amount of oil naturally produced by your skin throughout the day. This reduces acne and keeps your face looking beautiful for longer.
Milk setting sprays are great to use both before and after makeup application since you can lightly tone your face as it is drying.
How Do Milk Setting Sprays Compare To Other Setting Sprays?
There are many different types of setting sprays on the market these days. The most popular ones include primers that moisturize, mattifying or oil control sprays, and even waterproof versions.
If you tend to have oily skin then priming sprays are best because they offer ingredients like baking soda in their formulas that help soak up excess oil.
People with dry skin tend to like matte sprays since they help control oil production but also keep your face from looking completely dry and flaky throughout the day.
Milk setting sprays are a great option for anyone who wants to keep their makeup in place all day long without having to reapply. Milk sprays are very popular because they can be used anytime, anywhere, and are extremely effective at what they do.
People tend to have the best results when using milk setting spray over foundation but it also works well with other types of face products including bronzer, blushes, highlighter, powder, etc.
Milk sprays are great if you have dry skin since they help moisturize your skin while keeping your makeup in place.