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Alila Fix That Make up! Proudly South African setting spray

Alila Fix That Make up! Proudly South African setting spray

 

 

Mzansi (South Africa) seems to be lacking in the make up setting spray department. We’re definitely not spoilt for choice.

 

A few years ago, I found an amazing homegrown professional make up house, Alila.

 

Their range of make up products is amazing and I own many of their gorgeous eye shadows in my kit. Their dazzle dust is to die for and their Kamaflage foundation rivals the best in the industry. But that’s for future blogs.

 

I’d like to talk about Alila’s Fix That Makeup spray.

South African summers are paradise, blue skies and gentle breezes . . .

But along with it comes humidity, those who live on the coast will understand or dry heat inland and when you’re in the heat wave, your make up will still glide on smoothly then slip and slide just as fast.

Alila’s Fix That Make up to your make up what hairspray is to hair or a manicurist’s finishing spray to nail polish . . . it makes it stay put!

 

This homegrown ‘perfection in a bottle’ comes in a plastic bottle with a spray pump that spritzes a fine mist. It’s yellow and black-checkered packaging is bold and bright like the rainbow nation South Africans are.

 

Spritz this in a criss/cross motion over your face and you’re ready, set and glam! It wears well for a solid 12 hours; it will not budge or smudge. When you first apply it, it dries in a couple of seconds and your skin feels slightly taught. This feeling goes away fast. There’s no nasty ,gluey feeing like with many other setting sprays. It has a fresh, subtle, floral fragrance, nothing too kray kray as I’m not found of fragrance in my make up. I wear perfume to smell good.

The beauty of this product is that while it’s hypoallergenic and gentle to use to use every day it’s powerful enough to make your make up set on the hottest, most humid day in summer. Great for weddings: emotional breakdowns, but no make up meltdowns.

This product is a must-have because it somehow pulls all your makeup together and intensifies the other make up you have on your face. It brings out the sparkle in your eye shadow. . . .and the sheen of your blush is not lost in a white wash!

 

Price R155

Where to buy: www.alila.co.za

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