I’d never really used face mists before this. Sure, I’ve tried my share of thermal water mists back in the day but it wasn’t something I used daily. Well, until I revamped my skincare routine, that is. Now, I use a face mist in the morning and evening routine, everyday.
Is it necessary? Well, it depends on the school of thought you belong to. In my school of thought, I don’t think it’s necessary per se, but it helps my skin and heck! Anything that helps my skin, I keep!
And when it’s something that spritzes out a mist as fine as this one, I like it even better!
This is what I like best about the Bobbi Brown Face Mist – the spray. Barring aerosol sprays, I haven’t yet come across a spray nozzle that gives you a mist so fine and gentle on your skin! Needless to say therefore, that I’m keeping this bottle so I can refill it later :P
The thing is this. This Bobbi Brown Face Mist is lovely.
It spritzes out a lovely fine mist that does not leave your face sopping wet, which makes this one perfect for setting makeup. I don’t use it for makeup (I’ve given up all that, to be honest. These days, I just do what I can and if a product slides off my face I stop using it. Problem solved :P ) but I use it as my first hydrating toner. Yes, I use 2 toners – am I the only one? :P
I use it on the plane because it’s a handy 100ml bottle that passes airport scrutiny and it’s a plastic, non-aerosol bottle which makes it even more travel friendly. These days, airports don’t allow aerosol cans on board either.
But if you plan to take this travelling, I have to warn you that although this is a 100ml bottle, it looks quite large. So, at every checkpoint when my bags were screened, I was always singled out to have my bags checked for a large bottle of liquid. It always turned out to be this Face Mist and I was always quick to point to the label at the base of the bottle, to show that it was just 100ml, not more. The security was generally disbelieving, but they had to take it at face value. So be warned about this.
I took it with me to Tibet and it served me very well to refresh myself on that long train journey I took on the Qinghai Railway. It served me so well, every one of my family members lined up for a spritz! LOL! :D
This is because of the gentle relaxing scent of lavender and geranium which infuses the face mist. If you like these scents, you will enjoy using this. It soothes the senses and when travelling, soothes the skin and keeps it fresh, refreshed and happy.
As a hydrating toner, I think it does a good enough job. I spritz it on, then follow up with a hydrating lotion/toner thing. I’m big on hydrating my skin. Sometimes, I spritz it on before I apply a face oil. Because of the fine mist, it just leaves your skin damp enough to help oils and heavy moisturisers penetrate better, but not so wet that you have to mop up after yourself.
But I know the biggest question in your mind right now. “Do I need this?”
My answer is no, you do not.
It’s a very lovely product to have. If someone is going to buy this for you, you will likely love it. But I can’t in all good conscience tell you to spend RM120 on this when I’m quite happy to drench my skin with a much more affordable option. But if you’re lucky enough to be gifted this, please keep the bottle after you’re done. The spray, it’s out of this world!
IN A NUTSHELL
The Bobbi Brown Face Mist is a hydrating face mist that can be used for a myriad of uses, from setting makeup to refreshing skin through the day, if that’s what you like. The mist is very fine, which is wonderful for misting your skin without leaving it sopping wet. There is a gentle scent of lavender and geranium which is refreshing and comforting and the mist leaves skin feeling soft and hydrated. It also travels very well as it comes in a plastic 100ml non-aerosol bottle. However, I do find it too pricey to justify using daily and lavishly the way I do with my face mists and so I’d peg this as a nice-to-have not a must-have.
PROS: Travel friendly bottle, Spray nozzle spritzes a very fine mist over skin, Lovely scent, Leaves skin feeling hydrated
CONS: Pricey, Essential oils in the ingredients may irritate hyper sensitive skin
WHO WILL LIKE THIS: Anyone who uses a hydrating face mist, Anyone who wants something travel friendly with a good spray nozzle bottle
Here is the ingredient list for the Bobbi Brown Face Mist for your reference.
Between this and the Melvita Rose Floral Water, I’d pick the Melvita because you get more for roughly the same price. Between this and the Heritage Products Rosewater, I’d pick the Heritage because it’s value for money. But if I travel a lot and want something portable, I’d pick the Bobbi Brown Face Mist because it fits that requirement :)
Do you use a hydrating face mist? Have you tried this one from Bobbi Brown or have you thought of trying it?
I use a face mist twice a day, after cleansing and my acid toning steps. I find them beneficial but I don’t use them with makeup, only as skincare. So I go for something hydrating, always. If you want to use these mists for makeup, you can use them to set your makeup (mist your face when you’re done) or for wetting your brush to apply eyeshadow wet. Me, I don’t do any of that haha! I’m a bad bad beauty blogger coz I never bother using all these tips! :P
Bobbi Brown Face Mist Price: RM120 | US$32 for 100ml Availability: Bobbi Brown counters and stores