Friday, January 28, 2011

Skindinavia Makeup Finish Sprays - Review & Giveaway!

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another review.  These products have been on my list for a really long time.  Today I'll be featuring the Skindinavia Makeup Finishing Sprays.  I have seen lots of reviews on them and I really wanted to purchase them at IMATS Pasadena last year but never got around to it.  Finishing Sprays are one of those extra special products that really steps up your makeup game.  What's the point of spending so long on a look if it doesn't last?  That's what these sprays are meant for.


Check out my video!


In this video I show you the products and my review.  I'll also give a typed review for those unable to watch the video.

I received three different sprays to try - No More Shine, Original, and 10 Years Younger in the 1 oz bottles.  These are actually the company's best sellers.  Each one has its own purpose and really there's one for everybody.  There are actually a total of six different sprays to choose from including the Bridal Makeup Finish, Cool Flash Makeup Finish, and Dance! Makeup Finish.


I've tried a bunch of different setting sprays - MAC Fix +, Pur Minerals Fulvic Mineral Mist, Model in the Bottle Sensitive and Regular Formula, Graftobian Setting Spray, and Kryolan Fixing Spray.  They all have their different purposes and advantages.  Enkore Makeup did an awesome video on telling us the difference between various facial sprays.  It's a great video to watch.

I find that I mainly use MAC Fix + and Model in the Bottle in my kit.  I save the theater brands for Halloween and Theatrical Makeup.  I wasn't exactly over the moon for any of them, so I was excited to try something new.

In the video, I compare the Skindinavia sprays to what I own.  I find that MAC Fix + is great for getting rid of the powdery makeup look but as far as staying power it's just okay.  It's better as a refresher.  I use Model in the Bottle for brides and other clients that need their makeup to last.  It is more of a veil that covers the makeup.  I have to be careful though because of the strong alcohol scent and sticky residue.


Testing Out the Sprays
Using this products is pretty self-explanatory.  Hold the bottle 8 inches from your face and spritz a few times on your completed face.  When I first applied the Skindinavia sprays, I tested each one on my arm to see if I could feel a difference.  They all felt like water and dried to a non-sticky touch.  As a whole, all three sprays felt the same on my face.   They didn't a strong alcohol scent - a good thing!  After using them all for a couple of weeks on myself and a few of my friends I was able to compile my findings.  To help differentiate between the sprays, I also would test them by spraying one half of my face with one spray and the other side with another.  Mind you, my skin type is dry and sensitive.  I don't have super oily skin 

My Findings 
All of the sprays seemed to "set the makeup" at first contact.  It took away the powdery look and made the skin seem more radiant.  I can definitely say that wearing the makeup spray makes a difference.  One day I went without spray on one half of my face and the Original Spray on the other half.  I was wearing blush and within one hour the side without spray already faded and the side with spray remained vibrant.  Now that I know it works...let's break down the different sprays.

No More Shine Makeup Finish (Oil Control Makeup Setting Spray)
After comparing it to the Original Setting Spray, I noticed that my face definitely seemed more matte as compared to the other side.  It didn't have the regular shine to skin but it just seemed more flat.  I wouldn't say it was overly matte but it definitely controlled shine.

Original
This is the original makeup setting spray and is pretty universal for all skin types.  It sets makeup and holds it up to conditions like heat and humidity.  It kept my skin oil free, but it gave me the dewiness of regular skin that I like.


10 Years Younger Makeup Finish (Anti-Aging Makeup Setting Spray)
I can definitely tell that this spray has more moisture properties than the other.  This is great for older skin and anyone with drier skin due to skin type or the weather.  It's also supposed to prevent slippage into wrinkles and pores which is awesome for more mature skin.  I'm not sure if this reverses the aging process but it definitely helps you look younger!


PROS
-oil free and paraben free
-sets makeup
-no weird fragrance or alcohol scent
-different types of sprays for different skin types and purposes
-prevents cakey, too powdery look

CONS
Contains alcohol - many are wary of products that contain alcohol because it dries out your skin

Recommendations:  I would recommend in the winter the Anti-Aging Finish because of dry, flaking skin.  The 1 oz size bottles are perfect for any makeup artist's kit or for travel or if you just want to test it out.  The larger sizes are great to keep at home.  For summer, definitely try the other formulas which help resist makeup melting from heat.  I think this product is also great for your kit when you're working with talent that has to be under hot lights such as photoshoots or tv work...it'll help refresh and revive the makeup.

You can find these products at www.skindinavia.com
1oz - $12.50; About a 1 month supply
2oz - $19; About 2 months supply
4oz - $29; About 4 months supply
       - a $38 value, Save $9
6oz - $39; About 6 months supply
       - a $57 value, Save $18



Skindinavia has agreed to generously sponsor two 4 oz bottles of any finishing spray of your choosing. 

Here's how to win!
  • Subscribe to my blog and youtube
  • I will be giving one 4 oz bottle away on YouTube and one on my Blog 
  • Leave a comment telling me which spray you'd like to win and why
  • Open to international viewers
  • I'll pick a winner on youtube and my blog at random and announce it on Monday's post
Good luck!


FTC Disclousre:  Products provided for review.  I am not affiliated with the company and not paid to write this review.  These are my honest thoughts and opinions.

78 comments:

hhhnp12 said...

I would like to try out the 10 years younger one because my skin is very dry and this would be great to win and try this out. I would like to see it my skin look more dewy glow to it.

queencess1418 said...

i would like to win the original becuz my skin isnt really oily or dry..its right in the middle...i think it would help with keeping my makeup on and keeping mt T zone oil free..ah that would be nice...thx for this giveaway

carsuzgeo said...
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carsuzgeo said...

My user name on YT is trinbagolino...I would like to win the orginal makeup setting spray because I have combination skin and I live on a Caribbean Island and a setting spray that actually works will do wonders for my makeup.

Drea J. said...

I would love to try the original spray! I do have oily skin but I usually have that covered during skin prep ;)

Becky said...

I would like to win the original. As a teacher, I am constantly moving on my feet. This will allow me to look polished all day long.

makeupforallshades said...

I would love to try the 10 years younger or the oily skin formula. I am 30+ with very oily skin. Nothing that I have tried thus far has worked to combat my oily T-zone without drying out my skin which can tend to cause pre mature aging.

Prettynelly said...

I would like to win the original spray. I have very oily skin and often my makeup looks very matte.

jezzhae said...

i would like to win No More Shine coz i have oily skin..thanks!

Eva said...

I would like the original because i have combo skin but don't want to be totally matte.

thanks!

LuvJ said...

I would love to win the No More Shine spray. My skin is going through a drastic change right now.. I went from having dry patches to an uber-active t-zone!! My makeup slips right off within 3 hours and that wasn't the case a few months ago. I am very frustrated that the foundations I love just doesn't seem to work on my somewhat oily skin now :(

SuGaR said...

I wanted to do a post abt this not a review :D lol... anywz i'd like to win the bridal :D lol.... m gettin married in 2 months 1 week n belive me non of d sprays hav worked with d humid weather in here.....even MAC Fix+ :D tanx for this giveaway :D

Fifi said...

I'd love to win the original one for every day use! I have oily skin but I don't want to look too matte. Thank you for throwing this giveaway!

Fatima said...

I'd lik to win no more shine spray please

ProfeChanel said...

I would like to win the original, I am in the process of building my make-up Artist Kit, and this would be awesome to add to it! U alwys have such great giveaways<3

Thnx ren

socialitedreams said...

the original sounds fabulous! seems like it would be the most universal and work well on my skin

Teenie said...

I would like 10 years younger so I can have moisture and setting properties when I go snowboarding

April Claire Makeup said...

I don't know if you've already been tagged, but I've given you an award!

Deanna.Macala.Harris said...

I would like to try the Original one because to be honest with you I have never tried a finishing spray ever and I would LOVE to try this one. Thank You

natalusia371 said...

I'd love to win the no more shine so bad!!! I was looking for something like that before summer comes round and my make-up gets blahhh. It would be super cool to use this instead of layering powder on my skin.

yoon_hye said...

I'd lik to try No More Shine!!! I'm super oily. My makeup starts to melt after I've put on for half- an hour!

Bella Make-Up said...

I would love to check out 10 years younger, because I'm extremely dry skinned and i have been searching for a setting spray that works with my skin .

Elena Rodríguez. said...

Hiiii, first of all, thanks for this giveaway =) I wanna win because I need a good spray to set up my makeup!! =) And I think Id pick "The original" because I dont really have oily nor old skin so I think that would suit me perfectly, I wish I could win!! hahaha =) Love you RenRen <3

Misstania08 said...

I would love to win the no more shine one because since i have oily skin i think with this my make up will stay on longer ! Thanks Hugs & Kisses xoxoxo

prettyinthedesert said...

I would like to try the No More Shine Makeup Finish spray because my skin tends to get quite shiny during the day :)

mirr said...

I'd like to win the original one because my skin is quite dry and I don't need a very matte finish.

annika said...

I would love to try the no more shine spray because im so tired of my makeup not lasting the whole day on my some what oily skin! i live in miami, florida and the humidity doesn't really help :P xx

m.xiong92 said...

I would like to win the original one OR the oil control one. Same days I have normal skin while some days I have oily skin. I would LOVE to try them out so I can recommend them myself.

m.xiong92 said...

I would LOVE to win either the original on or the one for oily skin. I have normal skin on some days and oily skin on others. I would love to try these out. I've been wanting to get a setting spray but I don't know which one to get. This would be a great product to start off with.

melissaaaaaaaa=) said...

I would love to win the 10 years younger one because my skin is dry and during the day it really shows through my makeup! My YTname is babbeltje5678

Supriya said...

I would love to win No More Shine Makeup Finish, it will come in great use this summer when my skin is extra oily! Thank you so much for this giveaway!

Kim said...

I would love to try the original because I have normal skin and would love to see if it could actually make my makeup last longer!

ani_bee said...

Would love to win the 10 Years Younger spray considering my dray skin as well. I usually use a theatrical brand version from Cinema Secrets, and out of all the theatrical brands this is the cheapest but they are work identical on me. Like Model in a Bottle it has that distinct alcohol smell and carrier. I find it can when using it daily since it aggravate my skin over time. My skin also is very sensitive and I constantly have test items to see if my skin likes a product or not.

ani_bee said...

Would love to win the 10 Years Younger spray considering my dray skin as well. I usually use a theatrical brand version from Cinema Secrets, and out of all the theatrical brands this is the cheapest but they are work identical on me. Like Model in a Bottle it has that distinct alcohol smell and carrier. I find it can when using it daily since it aggravate my skin over time. My skin also is very sensitive and I constantly have test items to see if my skin likes a product or not.

Nicole said...

I would really like to win the "No More Shine" because my face is incredibly oily, and my makeup certainly does not last the day!

Ezzy said...

I am subscribed to your blog via GFC as Ezzy and on youtube as lilbitssofeverything.

I would really love to get No More Shine Makeup Finish Spray considering my super oily skin and how I am exposed to heat and have to bear with the sweat mixed with my oil. I hope this helps me.

Tahnee said...

I'd love the original one. First I thought I should say the oil control one, but I like there to be a natural glow to my makeup...so didn't want something to make me completely matte.

O_oLiz said...

I would absolutely love to win No More Shine Makeup Finish because I have extremely oily skin. I too, have not found a finish spray that fulfills my need to allow makeup to stay on. I've tried everything and nothing seems to work.

Julia said...

I would love to try the 10 Years Younger spray because this winter has been especially harsh in the northeast and my skin is normally dry, but now it's super flaked out dry. Foundation has become a challenge with this dry skin. I would love to have more summery looking skin.

Kayla said...

Hi Ren, if I'm not mistaken Skindinavia makes the setting sprays for Urban Decay as well. I use the De-slick spray for my skin

mrslovelyann said...

I would love to try either the original or the no more shine ones...some days my skin tends to be oily and some days not soo much. I've never tried a finishing spray before...thanks for the awesome review and giveaway! :)

Tracy D said...

I subscribe to your youtube channel (user: twiggskitty) and I follow here as tracy@mybestbeauty buys.

I would love to try the original one, I think it sounds like it would help my make-up last without looking over dewy. Thanks for the giveaway!

beautybloggin' said...

I would love to really try any of these. I currently use Mac fix+ I love it but I want to try something else. I think the 10 years younger one sounds interesting.
youtube name wiscobeauty

Thifa said...

I'm a blog and youtube subscriber (thifa)

I'd like to win the original

Kim said...

I own a setting spray by urban decay that i just LOVE but never really knew that there were such a wide range of types from other brands. Since i have oily skin i would love to try the no shine! Thanks Ren!!

Kim N.
kymnguyen84@gmail.com

khadija said...

I would love to try the original please :) It would be the first time I'l have ever tried a finishing spray and I'm curious as to how it'l look :D xox

susypatron69 said...

I loveee to win the No More Shine Makeup Finish because I have really bad oily skin.When I do my makeup it looks good for the 1st hour but after that it looks so nasty that I have to take my makeup off and do it gain.I want to try this product before buying it that way if it doesn't work for me I won't buy it and my money doesn't go the trash.Thanks Skindinavia for doing the giveaway.

susypatron69 said...

Hi Renren,I just posted a comment under susypatron69 and forgot to mention that my user name in Youtube is Azucena61.

Helaina629 said...

I'm very interested in the makeup finishing spray. I never used it and is curious and how it would work out for me. Thank you and have a good weekend. )

the Lady said...

I want to try the Original. My blush slides off and vanishes after an hour or so two and I want something that doesn't smell like alcohol but works!

MissKC said...

I would love to win the 10 years younger spray as my skin is quite dry especially this time of year and my makeup never looks as well as it should so I'd really like to try this out. Thanks Ren. x

tousledkitten said...

I would love to win the spray for aging skin because I'm 28 and my skin gets pretty dry.

Isa_C said...

Hello!
I would love to try "No more shine" spray and "10 years younger" formula! Thanks!

natalie said...

I would love to win the 10 years younger to use on my makeup/skincare clients! I have been looking for a setting spray to keep up with the GA weather :-)

Evelyn said...

It would be great if I could try out the Original Skindinavia Skinfinish since I find my makeup melting away by mid day and looking dull. Hopefully the spray keeps it looking lovely for as long as I'm out, thanks!

Following through Google Connect with the name evieness.

layla said...

I would love to try out the No More Shine Makeup Finish..No matter what type of foundation I use, I'm always battling shine..

Shalini Dhillon said...

I would like to try No More shine as I love matte looks

Andra said...

hey renren!
i follow you on gfc by Andra and on youtube by bububabydoll
i would like to try out the Original because i think it would best suit my skin as it is dries really easy :)
thanks for this giveaway
huuugs

nedia said...

Hey Ren Ren i love your videos :) I would like to win the "ten years younger" spray bc I NEVER WIN ANY CONTEST!!!!! ..lol Plus ive always wanted to try a finishing spray just too scared and broke to spend $18 on something that i wasnt sure would work. I have very dry skin so i tend to stay away from powders in the winter but maybe this will help with that.

nedia said...

Hey Ren Ren i love your videos :) I would like to win the "ten years younger" spray bc I NEVER WIN ANY CONTEST!!!!! ..lol Plus ive always wanted to try a finishing spray just too scared and broke to spend $18 on something that i wasnt sure would work. I have very dry skin so i tend to stay away from powders in the winter but maybe this will help with that.

Sandy said...

I would like to try the anti-aging spray. I want to learn if it's worth its hype.

Marquita said...

I'm an aspiring makeup artist myself and would love to have an opportunity to try a product that you've reviewed. I'd like to win the No More Shine please. I can't get my makeup to last to save my life and would like to see if this product would help.

princessepenny said...

I would like to try the 10 years younger because my skin is very dry at winder and when i apply foundation i have dry patches all over my face!:(

iiANNIEExD said...

iwould like the no shine one. i have such oily skin and i would like to try it[;

Bratz Doll. said...
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Bratz Doll. said...

Hi Ren. I'd Like To Win The Original Make-Up Setting Spray Because I Have Never Used A Setting Spray On Myself Or Clients. I Would Want To Be Able To Go In The Club & Not Have Mine Or My Friends Make-Up Sweating Off, Thanks For This Giveaway.

Athina said...

I'd love to win the "No more shine" one because I have an extremely oily T-zone and I think this will definately help me control that!
Thanks for this giveaway!

Camelia Andrasescu said...

Hi,
I'd like to try "10 Years Younger " because I'm over 34 years ,and my skin seems to be drier.
I follow you via GFC (Camelia Andrasescu)
I subscribed your YT Channel (andrasescucamelia)

septgirl16 said...

Hi i would love to try the shine free oil control one! i have really oily skin and have heard really good things about how it controls oil and would love to have it in my collection!

filipinaflava47 said...

i always wanted to try the no more shine finishing spray because throughout my whole teen years ive always struggled with a very very oily face.
i get oily within 2 hours after putting on my makeup in the morning,
ive been using the milk of magnesia trick but its still not enough for my face

beauty is skin deep =] said...

I would love to have the originial to help build my MUA kit =]

Khaori Sato said...

I would love to win the original because it is for all skin types and also you can use it for everyday.

Love your giveaway I hope I win.
good luck everyone!!

Halifax said...

10 Years younger sounds perfect for my skin. Anti aging property is certainly what draws me to it

nedia said...

Hey Ren Ren i love your videos :) I would like to win the "ten years younger" spray bc I NEVER WIN ANY CONTEST!!!!! ..lol Plus ive always wanted to try a finishing spray just too scared and broke to spend $18 on something that i wasnt sure would work. I have very dry skin so i tend to stay away from powders in the winter but maybe this will help with that.

stacey moua said...

Hi Renren, I would love to win the original spare. I would love to win bc I'm a stay home mom and I can't afford things that I want. My hubby the only one that work and the money goes to all the bills. I always enter ur give away but have never win so it would be really nice if I win. Thanks u!

jessica said...

I would love to win the Original Makeup Finish because to be honest I haven't tried a spray that would help keep my makeup stay put and the past few weeks I've been looking up things that would help and I keep hearing about the MAC Fix + and now the Skindinavia. It's a hard decision because of the price range but none the less it would be a great opportunity to try a brand that you recommended. I love your tutorials!

itztimmyxd said...

i would love to win the no more shine spray.I have really oliy skin im in highschool, which means i have pe. after class my eyeshadow and foundation would feel really wet and stuff. My eyeliner would make me look like a panda. So if i do win, the spray would be a lifesaver.Thanks for the giveaway

silvia said...

i would like to win the original ones. because i have combination skin, and i dont want look too matte, but dont want too looks to glowy T___T.
i'm really really want to try the finishing make up spray. its very difficult to get the make up product, especially for make up finish. i'm really want to try the original make up finish.