Review | The Skindinavia Makeup Primer & Finishing Spray

Hey Beauties! 

We’ve all had those days when we have spent an hour or two perfecting our full face of makeup only to have it slide right off after a few hours of wear. There really is nothing worse than seeing your hard work fade, smudge, melt and straight up fall apart. Am I right?

I was so fed up of looking into the mirror half way through the day and discovering the my foundation was missing from my nose and my bronzer was blotchy from sweat. I decided to take matters into my own hands and went on a quest to find the best makeup setting sprays on the market. I tried out offerings from L’oreal (review here), Urban Decay, NYX, and finally Skindinavia. I liked each and every one of them for their own reasons but nothing won me over quite like the Skindinavia Makeup Primer & Finishing Spray.

Skindinavia is the original authority on setting sprays and since their start in 2005 they have led the way in spray technology. Their original Makeup Finishing Spray is a best seller that has sprouted into a number of variations including Oil Control and Bridal so that every complexion can have the absolute best experience. They have also added a revolutionary Makeup Primer Spray to give you the ultimate power duo that will lock and load your makeup into place for up to 16 hours. 

The Makeup Primer Spray

The Makeup Primer Spray is the first step in Skindinavia’s routine, this lightweight silicone free spray helps to prep your skin for whatever you choose to put on top of it. It is an ultra fine mist that becomes one with your skin leaving you with a smooth canvas for flawless makeup application. It creates an invisible, breathable barrier between the skin and makeup to prevent it from settling into pores, fine lines and wrinkles. This barrier lets your skin behave as it normally would without disrupting the makeup above, it will prevent oil from seeping through by absorbing it throughout the day and will also keep sweat at bay. 

Did you know?

Your skin doesn’t have the ability to tell the difference between skincare and makeup, it will absorb whatever you put on it directly. This is why it is so important to do a skincare routine before you apply makeup, the skincare creates a barrier just as the Makeup Primer Spray does. 

The Makeup Finishing Spray 

The Makeup Finishing Spray is the second step in Skindinavia’s routine, while the Primer Spray preps your skin and gives you a smooth canvas, the Finishing Spray locks everything into place. It sets all of your hard work in place and blends all of the products together to create a more flawless and airbrushed appearance. It leaves you with a healthy natural glow that keeps your makeup looking fresh all day long. It features an exclusive Temperature Control Technology that keeps the makeup surface cool to prevent any melting or sliding. Take a peek at the diagrams below to see how this technology works. 

My Results

I have been using the Skindinavia system for over 2 months and I put it through every single test I can possibly imagine. I have worn it for up to 20 hours, I have put it through workouts, dance classes, rainy days, tears, fidgety hands and long filming days in front of lights. It has delivered on every single promise it gives, my makeup applies better and lasts longer than it probably should.

 It looks just as good at 8pm as it did at 8am and it has prevented any sort of slip, smudge, melt or disintegration that usually happens during my day. It has not allowed heat or sweat to ruin my makeup and it has definitely helped with clogged pores and makeup induced breakouts. 

People have commented on how “perfect” my makeup looks and asked me how it stays so fresh and it is all thanks to Skindinavia. I cannot go a day without spraying a healthy dose of both mists onto my skin, they have changed my makeup game and I will recommend them to anyone who needs a bit of help with lasting power. 

You can buy Skindinavia from their website and you can purchase each product individually or in “makeup artist kits” that come with both sprays for a discounted price. 

What is your favourite setting spray?



  1. Elaine
    September 30, 2015 / 2:51 pm

    Ack my comment disappeared 🙁 used this stuff years ago and at first it broke me out but gave it another chance after awhile (new bottle). Not sure if I used a different formula or my skin was being weird but it worked great after!

  2. Renu X
    September 30, 2015 / 3:12 pm

    I've heard great things about the Skindinavia spray. It is definitely on my must-try list. Anything that can keep my makeup on through heat and sebum is good in my book!

  3. ColorMeSoCrazy
    September 30, 2015 / 6:30 pm

    I love this stuff! It is probably my favorite finishing spray. Great review and a lot of great information in here!

  4. Jen27
    September 30, 2015 / 7:17 pm

    Glad you're so happy with these! I've passed on several beautiful foundations because they just don't last long enough on my oily skin, but I'd be curious to see if this spray would help that out! :)

  5. Laura Ferry
    September 30, 2015 / 10:42 pm

    Thoroughly enjoyed reading this- i never thought about it like that- that the skin doesnt know the difference between skincare and makeup. So true! xxx

  6. Sammi Penni
    October 1, 2015 / 3:54 pm

    I've always wanted to try Skindinavia–they're the original setting spray experts! I really like the L'Oreal Makeup Extender spray, but the Urban Decay one and this one are on my list. I never knew the science behind how they work, so thanks for this post!

  7. Princ3ssJasmin3
    October 1, 2015 / 5:36 pm

    I think I need these! I suffer from very oily skin, and my foundation always seems to slip off my face throughout the day, mainly around my t-zone – annoying as I take ages to buff it perfectly and powder it to keep me matte! Great review xxJasmine ||

  8. Ursula Ball
    October 2, 2015 / 12:39 am

    Right now, I am using Loreal Makeup Finishing spray and before that I used Smash Box prime/finish spray! I enjoyed your review!Ursula aka Blueridge Beauty

  9. Candidly Kelsey
    October 4, 2015 / 10:03 pm

    Thanks! My current go-to is moisturizing before I put on foundation, and then setting with UD spray, but I'll keep an eye out for this line when I get to the end of my UD spray! :)

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