My Misto Experiment

My Problem:  I recently started using Urban Decay’s De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray to deal with my hyper-oily skin and über-humid climate.  It works pretty well, but the bottle is a little problematic.  It works great (usually) as long as there’s a good amount of product in the bottle.  Once it gets low, it starts “spitting”, so you get huge dots of it on your face, which can be hard to blend.

My Solution:  I decided to pick up a “Misto”.  This is a special bottle designed for olive (and other) oils for cooking.  There’s a pump built in that allows you to “inject” air into the bottle, turning it into an aerosol.  I thought this would allow me to get a more even coverage out of the makeup setting spray.

Misto Olive Oil Sprayer. Approx. $10.

My Other Problem:  I’m a cheap skate.  I wanted to find an amazing deal on one of these bottles.  (No, the 20% off coupon at Bed, Bath & Beyond was NOT enough of a deal!)  I had seen these at stores like TJ Maxx and Ross, so I was convinced I could find one again.  Easier said than done.

Finally!  I did find one at TJ Maxx.  It didn’t have its box and was in a half red/half silver combination I’m not fond of, but that’s OK.  Because it didn’t have a box, the store employee had to guess at the price, and I got it for $5.  Woo hoo!

The Result:  Well, it didn’t work as well as I thought it would.  The spray comes out a little too heavily.  I was hoping for more of a “micro fine mist”, like the kind I get out of my Tigi Headrush hairspray.   I think it might work a little better if I hold the spray bottle at a greater distance from my face. (even though that means some/more of it is probably going to get into my hair!)  Good thing I have long arms…

In Conclusion:  If only Urban Decay would start making this stuff in an aerosol bottle, I could have saved all the time, energy, and whopping $5 I’ve put into trying to make this product perfect for me!  🙂

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