New York City in June is the perfect place to test makeup setting sprays. It's humid and sticky and gross, and if you can make it through your commute without 90 percent of your makeup disappearing, you're basically a superhero. I don't wear much makeup, so I definitely want what I do wear (what up, undereye concealer?) to stick around. Milk Makeup's Blur Spray — a liquid counterpart to the much-beloved Blur Stick — is quickly becoming a summer staple for me.
The lightweight mist forms a soft-focus veil over skin, locking makeup in place, minimizing unwanted T-zone shine and yet creating a luminous effect, kind of like being real-life (ever-so-subtly) FaceTuned. It works on all skin types and tones, and even though it's technically a makeup setting spray from a makeup brand, it's also perfect for those who don't wear much makeup, since it creates a lasting matte finish without the need for layering on cakey powder.
The formula, which offers a bit of non-greasy hydration, is also spiked with menthol, which generates a cooling sensation ideal for this time of year for obvious reasons. And don't worry, it's subtle; you won't feel like you've smeared Vicks VapoRub on your face. Anything to make summer in the city a little less melty.
Milk Makeup Blur Spray, $38, available at Sephora.
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