Hey lovely, after talking about how I make my own setting spray on Twitter a few weekends ago, I was asked to write a blog post on it by a few girls and I was more than happy to! I spoke about the Nivea Post Shave Balm as a primer back in my March Favourites post and although I don’t mind applying it by hand, it just seems to take up five minutes in a morning which I don’t have.
So after seeing a genius comment on a NikkieTutorials video about how you can turn it into a setting spray, I had to try it and I’ve never gone back! Here’s how you can make your very own setting spray to get your makeup to last for just under a fiver. I love this idea because I know it won’t contain any harsh chemicals unlike other setting sprays, I know exactly what’s going into it and it works perfectly due to the main ingredient being glycerin. So let’s get into it.. Enjoy! x
What you’ll need is the Nivea Post Shave Balm and an empty spray bottle. You can pick up the balm from your local supermarket or drugstore for around £3 -£4 at cheapest and an empty spray bottle costs around £1. (Please don’t use one which previously contained anything chemical such as a cleaning product or anything you’re unsure of, better to be safe than sorry since this will be going on your face!)
I mix two parts of the balm with one part water however you will have to see what works for you when mixing it together as it’ll have to be thin enough to spray, yet have enough balm in the mix to actually work!
You may end up having to add more water if the consistency becomes too thick, or more balm if you feel it’s become too watered down.
You can then pour your mix into your empty spray bottle, check to see if it sprays (add more water if not/more balm if it’s too thin) and voila, you’ve made your own setting spray! For me, this keeps my makeup on from around 8am to 4pm without it sliding around my face which is good enough for me and even then it’ll still be in place, it’ll just need topping up with a little powder under my eyes since my concealer NEVER stays put, cry cry.
And that is literally it! It’s so simple and due to the amount of balm you get, I’ve managed to make three bottles of this as well as used it as primer for months beforehand and still have product left. I hope you guys enjoyed this post and would love to know what you think!