Monday, January 12, 2009

Purchase - Mario Badescu Facial Spray With Aloe, Herbs And Rosewater

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At the risk of offending some of my readers, I bring you my review of Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater.

For those readers that are still using Mineral Makeup (MMU). Swirl, tap, buff, barf. Sorry. I’m not a fan of MMU. If you are reading this and getting pissed, please forgive me. I never mastered the application effectively nor did I appreciate my bathroom covered in MMU dust. I finally broke the MMU chains of bondage 5 years ago after 2 years of MMU slavery. But I did find something that actually did help reduce the powdery corpse look that MMU gave me. That 1 thing was Mario Badescu Facial Spray With Aloe, Herbs And Rosewater.

I used this spray to “set” my powder mask. It worked better than MAC Fix + because it didn’t contain Glycerin…which turned me into an oil slick by 10 am and worked better than plain old water…plus it just smelled good. Hellloooo Rose water! Not that fake rose scent either. It has a really fresh rose scent. It’s quite loverly. Once I finally wised up and stopped using MMU I kept this handy spray in my routine.

OK. So for all you readers out there that are like, "Yo! Pink, We don’t use MMU. We don’t care about a setting spray." Well my fair ladies, this is beyond a setting spray. It can be used to dampen your face prior to applying a scrub; you can use it with un-coated aspirin, make a paste and use it as a mask for your face. You can spray it on your nose prior to putting one of those pore strips (my personal favorite is Kose Softymo), and should you over indulge in the fine translucent setting powder you use; a few spritzes will soften the look and make you look less powdery pasty. It’s great for spraying on your day and night creams (after application) for extra hydration. I have even been known to spray it on my dry hair to bring some curl back to life.

What’s even better, it’s $12 for 8 oz. ($7 for 4 oz – do the math a savings of $2 for twice the product) So it’s not that expensive. Mario Badescu can be found for sale in Nordstrom (however they don’t always have the 8 oz bottle) or from The Mario Badescu website. If you find yourself interested in other products their customer service on the phone is excellent and can send you some great samples as well as make expert recommendations. I don’t work for them. Don’t worry, but if I am ever in NYC I plan to go to their spa and get a facial or something.
All in all Mario Badescu Facial Spray With Aloe, Herbs And Rosewater is a fab little pick me up and sweet indulgence for not too much moolah.

Please note that this spray does contain Propylene Glycol. While it is listed as a non irritant and non comedogenic, some people have reported a sensitivity to it. It is a common ingredient found in many products but I just wanted to put that out there just in case. In my experience, I have never had any acne eruptions as a result of using this spray.

Ingredients: Deionized Water, Aloe Extract, Bladderwrack Extract, Herbal Extract, Rose Extract, Gardenia Extract, Propylene Glycol.


  1. I love these "complexion spray" type things lately! What does this one smell like, do you think? Nasty or weird smell is a deal breaker for me.

  2. Great review!

    *adds to list of Mario Badescu products to try*

  3. Hmm might be something I want to try - I am always reading how things give you a "dewy" look - do you think this will achieve it? Would you put this on after foundation and powder? Sorry if that last is a stupid question my brain is particularly fried today from some myterious cold I seem to be nursing.

  4. lynettepleasant: It smells like fresh cut roses. not fake smelling. and very fresh!

    The Mighty J: You use it as a setting spray so after your powder, or when you are finished with your entire face. (Whichever comes first)

  5. I caved and ordered this and the drying lotion yesterday... you should be some kind of spokesperson. :-)

  6. But how does it compare to MAC Fix +?! I'm addicted to Fix +...

  7. Imma tell you a secret. You only have to "buff" mmu that has bismuth in it. Any other mmu you can just swipe on easy as pie. I use a flat top brush.

    Btw if you have any fix+ lying around that you can't use because of the glycerin making you oily, try it on your hair after blow drying to eliminate friz. My hair loves it.

  8. Awesome review!! I spotted this today and really considering getting it =) And your review confirms it! hehehe...


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