Not to sound too cheesy here, but you never forget your first spritz. There used to be a time when running into Sephora was a regular part of my Friday evening routine. The first place I’d dart towards (after testing out foundations, of course) was the sample-size endcap right near the registers and that’s when I spotted her for the first time—a white metal bottle and a translucent pink cap with the words “Evian” splashed on the front.
It was a face spray — the first one I’d ever seen — and it would only run me $8 plus points. Win! I picked it up and brought it home. Needless to say, I was spritzing like crazy. Before foundation, after cleansing, before bed. I couldn’t do anything without a good serving of hydration. The beauty junkie in me has evolved since then, but I still have a fond appreciation for that particular mist. Here are five to try if you want to get started.
The Holy Grail: Mario Badescu Facial Spray With Aloe, Herbs
If you start anywhere, please let it be here. This hydrating mist is a combination of rosewater, aloe, and herbs. It can be used after moisturizer or after makeup to give your skin the right amount of dew.
The Drugstore Find: Garnier SkinActive Facial Mist Spray with Rose Water
If you happen to be on a budget, look no further because this baby is cheaper than a cup of coffee. This rose water spray is vegan and free of parabens, dyes, silicones or sulfates.
The First Love: EVIAN Brumisateur Natural Mineral Water Facial Spray
The price has crept up a bit since it was heavy in my rotation, but it’s still a fave. It’s great for all skin types with a neutral pH. It’s also free of parabens, sulfates, and phthalates.
The Skin Calmer: Glossier Soothing Face Mist
For the record, I love all things Glossier — concealers, lip balms, you name it. This facial spray is gentle and serves as the perfect mid-day pick-me-up.
The Grand Dame: Caudalie Beauty Elixir
Listen, Linda — this list would be incomplete without mentioning the absolute boss of all facial sprays. This beauty is a skin transformer and all the top skincare buffs swear by it. This tiny jar sets makeup, tones skin, and helps you look absolutely radiant.
Okay, your turn. What facial mist are you currently loving?
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