Mist Mania

With theoretical spring upon us here in Chicago and warmer days theoretically approaching I thought it would be fun to talk about my mists. Right now I have 6... which some people would say is too many, but I chose to ignore them. I will admit to forgetting I already owned a couple (I'm looking at you rosewaters) for a few months which led to the purchasing of more. I use half to activate my fave Ren Hydro-boost serum and the other half whenever my skin needs a boost. All of these precious misty babies can be used over makeup but I do have a separate makeup setting spray I'm excluding from this situation. 


I use all of these liberally on the skin to activate my Ren Flash Hydro-Boost or as a toner step if I'm feeling lazy. I use each one a little bit differently depending on what my skin is really in the mood for. Since each of these has different ingredients they all treat my skin a little bit differently! 

The Cult Classic:

Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater 

Spray: powerful short bursts

Fragrance: light and floral

Feel: very wet on the skin and absorbs quickly

Use: for added deep hydration and soothing

The New Kid:

Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Cucumber and Green Tea

Spray: powerful short bursts

Fragrance: delightfully fresh, a little sweet but not overpowering

Feel: soft and refeshing but not very wet 

Use: light weight refreshing hydration

The Bright Guy:

Kiehl's Cactus Flower & Tibetan Ginseng hydrating mist

Spray: strong targeted spray with larger droplets

Fragrance: energizing, fresh and botanical

Feel: very wet on the skin, absorbs nicely

Use: for deep hydration with brightening bonus

The Big Soothe:

Glossier Soothing Face Mist

Spray: big soft but powerful cloud 

Fragrance: very faint but fresh

Feel: soft dampness to the skin not too wet

Use:  to soothe dry or irritated skin

The Cool Down:

Cuadalie Beauty Elixir

Spray: powerful cloud mist

Fragrance: minty, citrus energizing

Feel: super refreshing not very wet

Use: when I'm feeling really hot or really anytime 

The Softie:

Pixi by Petra Hydrating Milky Mist

Spray: soft small clouds

Fragrance: clean and a bit floral

Feel: damp with a quick absorption time

Use: mostly on colder days


I use these dudes on an already made up face. I've had zero issues of them disrupting mascara or foundation etc. I mostly use these guys on a naked face though or even as a 'skincare setting spray' for a final step. 

I use all of these pretty regularly but my current go to's are the Mario Badescu Rosewater, Kiehl's Cactus Flower and Caudalie Beauty Elixir. As these run out I'll just continue using what I've got around unless a holy grail facial mist is released by the Gods. I know some people have had issues with mists stinging the eyes but thats an issue I have yet to come across. Notable: the Mario Badescu with Green Tea, Pixi Milky Mist and the Glossier Soothing Mist don't taste particularly wonderful on the lips. Although a quick wipe with clean fingers or a towel quickly remedy this situation.