To begin with, I was a little wary about using this spray. Spraying something directly into your face is a very strange phenomenon and I kept wanting to open my eyes or move away from it...fortunately after using it a few times I managed to stop my instinct to turn away or shield my face as it was wasting quite a lot of product! It has a very slight scent which seems to vanish after application. It feels incredibly lightweight, I don't feel that it weighed my skin down at all. It also dries incredibly quickly, and it doesn't leave a shiny finish. One of my biggest concerns when I was using this was that it would make my skin incredibly oily, but I've found that it helps control my oiliness. I've definitely not been anywhere near as shiny since I started using this!
In terms of increasing the staying power of my make-up, there has been a notable improvement. I can now apply my make-up at 6:30 in the morning and it is still going strong by 6:00 in the evening. I find it particularly useful when I'm wearing darker colours on my eyes that are prone to noticeable fading and creasing, they definitely crease and wear a lot less. I'd say that my make-up now lasts around 11-12 hours with this spray before it begins to wear a little. It's a wonderful product if you love to wear darker shades!
I've also used this on my Mum who has incredibly dry skin and acne rosacea when she was going on a night out, and her make-up when still going strong when she got home in the early hours of the morning. Of course, I can't comment on how it feels on dry skin personally, but it could be worth giving it a go if you are prone to dryness.
Of course, my biggest gripe with this product is the price. It costs £19.50 for 118ml. Fortunately I paid for this using a voucher, but it is expensive to buy normally. I do think that it is worth checking out, but it might be a good idea to buy the travel size one first if you aren't sure.
This spray costs £19.50 for 118ml and can be purchased from Debenhams. The travel sized version costs £9.00 for 30ml and can be bought here.
Have you tried any setting sprays?
Disclosure: I bought this with a voucher that was given to me for my birthday.