Becca Skin Love Glow Shield Prime & Set Mist
[productsample/affiliate] I very rarely use a setting spray so I have to admit that I’m no strong judge of a decent one – if I do use one, it’s usually MAC Prep & Prime but with the exception of Urban Decay All Nighter I can’t say I feel they bring much to the party.
From the ingredient list (at the end of the post), it seems to contain more nourishing ingredients than most – honey, green tea, licorice, blueberry and algae, all of which have indications of doing something useful in skin care and I love the smell of it. Strangely, to my nose, it’s got a water-melon scent and yet, that’s nowhere in the line-up. Maybe it’s just more generically fruity and I’m just wishfully thinking of juicy water-melon. The mist is a very fine spray – no random squirts to make you jump.
The Brighten & Blur Primer has the same ‘water-melon’ scent – it’s delicious actually. I can’t say I found this particularly blurry but it provided a lovely cushiony base for my foundation (Guerlain). It has a similar ingredient list to the mist (although far longer) in terms of fruity things laced with dimethicone and hyaluronic. Personally, I am not anti-silicone at all, but I do know that for some, it’s a no-no as an ingredient. It’s ticking the boxes in terms of light moisture, pollution protection and providing a decent base although you’d have to use it to your grave to see any brightening from it. It feels expensive at £28 for 30ml but it’s HERE if you fancy it. The Mist is £22. I did have a quick look at other mists and primer ingredient lists – in my view, Becca has got a superior ingredient line-up and more comprehensive… there is a very, very basic mist on the same website with a fraction of the ingredients, relying on cucumber extract as the bulk of the ‘care’ costing £20 so perhaps it’s not as pricy as it seems. Non Affiliate HERE.
Mist: Water\Aqua\Eau, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Honey\Mel\Miel, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Lycium Chinense (Wolfberry) Fruit Extract, Paeonia Suffruticosa (Peony) Root Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Leaf Extract, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Algae Extract
Primer: Water\Aqua\Eau, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol,Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Honey\Mel\Miel, Myristyl Myristate, Di-C12-15 Alkyl Fumarate, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Acetylated Glycol Stearate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Acetyl Glucosamine, Hypnea Musciformis (Algae) Extract, Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract\Extrait D’orge, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Leaf Extract, Sodium Polyacrylate, Algae Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Trehalose, Lycium Chinense (Wolfberry) Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Sucrose, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Lauryl Peg-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Paeonia Suffruticosa (Peony) Root Extract, Sorbitol, Caffeine, Tocopherol, Gelidiella Acerosa Extract,Squalane, Sodium Hyaluronate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Glucosamine Hcl, Laureth-9, Lecithin, Aminopropyl Ascorbyl Phosphate, Bambusa Vulgaris (Bamboo) Extract, Tromethamine, Hydrolyzed Rice Extract, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract , Molasses Extract\Saccharum Officinarum\Extrait De Melasse, Silica, Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Citric Acid, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Yeast Extract\Faex\Extrait De Levure, Tin Oxide, Ergothioneine, Fragrance (Parfum), Linalool, Geraniol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Citronellol, Disodium Edta, Bht, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Mica, Iron Oxides (Ci 77491)
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