9 Facial Mists to Love


In case you couldn’t tell, I have a thing for complexion mists.

Face mist is the first product I reach for as soon as I’m done washing my face and yes, I am convinced that my life just wouldn’t be the same without them.

To use anytime, anywhere: Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herb and Rosewater and MUN Anarose Hydrating Rose Toner. I can’t tell you how many bottles of the Mario Badescu spray I went through over the years. I’m also pretty sure it was one of the first products of this kind, I’ve ever tried. Needless to say, I’m hooked because I only talk about it like… all the time. It’s refreshing, non-irritating and brings quick relief for dry, tight-feeling skin. This MB mist also comes in a Cucumber and Green Tea version, which does contain peppermint, so it might not be as suitable for sensitive skin types.

MUN’s Anarose is incredible for sensitive skin. This toner/mist is formulated with Bulgarian Rosewater, Hyaluronic acid, Willow Bark Extract and Goji Berry Extract (use “MUN13T” to save some $$). Just like the MB mist, Anarose is perfect to use anytime, anywhere; right after washing your face, during the day for a little pick-me-up, before and after makeup, after a shower, before a workout- you get the idea.

To use at night: Complex Beauty Afterglow and  Feel Refreshed Hydrating Floral Mist. You’ve seen me talk about Afterglow quite a bit and for a good reason; it’s one of my favorite skincare products at the moment. Amongst other ingredients it contains lavender water, colloidal silver, tamanu oil, MSM and Glycolic Acid. I reach for Afterglow every time my skin is looking dull needs a little perk up.  I actually also love layering Anarose and Afterglow– after this combo my skin feels like it doesn’t even need a moisturizer (but you know, I still use one). Feel Refreshed Hydrating Floral Mist is light, non-sticky, very refreshing and formulated with 10 natural extracts- I love using it before my serums. With that being said though, it does contain lime extract, so once again, those with sensitive skin need to stay away. Sunscreen is especially important when using these two.

Summer faves: Caudalie Grape Water and Pearlessence Face Mists. The Grape Water mist is suitable for even most sensitive of skin types and while I think that the claims are a bit exaggerated (I really doubt this has helped with my skin’s texture) it is one of my favorite warm-weather products. If I owned a gym bag (which I don’t because I workout at home) Caudalie’s Grape Water would have a permanent spot in it. I love using both the Grape Water and the Rose and Coconut Waters right after the shower too, by misting them all over my face, neck and chest.

All of the above can also be used after/before applying makeup, but one mist that I use exclusively after applying my foundation, is PIXI’s Hydrating Milky Mist. The adjustment that I had to make when my skin went from extremely oily to extremely dry, wasn’t easy. There’s a bunch of products that helped me with that transition and this mist is one of them. Sometimes it doesn’t matter how well I prep my skin, some foundations just leave it feel dry and tight- that’s when I mist the Hydrating Milky Mist all over. Love that this mist is very consistent and coats everything evenly while also leaving my skin feel hydrated and comfortable.


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    Liz | Lipstick & Confetti
    May 12, 2017 at 9:23 am

    I love facial mists but have yet to try any of these! Definitely going to have to change that :)

    xo, Liz

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    Aleksandra // bunniesaremagic
    May 12, 2017 at 9:23 am

    I am not allowed to really touch my eyes with anything at the moment and it just made me realize how much I miss face mists… My face without them just feels so miserable all the time.

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    Kate Cippele
    May 12, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    I LOVE the Mario Badescu facial mist – it is probably my favorite still. I have been using the Pixi Hydrating Milky Mist at night when I am too lazy to apply moisturizer (oops). I need to try it after my foundation like you suggested.

    Kate |

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    olivia kiernan
    May 12, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    I’ve heard so many good things about Mario Badescu skin care – particularly the facial mists! I really want to try it but I’m waiting for my Fix+ from MAC to run out first!!
    ps you have the most beaut photography
    Olivia /Olivia Roses

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    Claudia @ Just a Little Blush
    May 12, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    I love facial mists too. My husband says they’re just water. But they aren’t! The Pearlescent ones look just like the much more expensive Herbivore Botanical ones that I love. I’ve gone through at least 8 of those. I’ll have to try the more affordable alternative!

    – Claudia

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      Paula @
      May 15, 2017 at 7:57 pm

      Oh no they’re definitely not hehe :) I think the packaging is pretty much identical to Herbivore, want to try the rose one from Herbivore next.

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    May 12, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    I love a good face mist! I have that Mario Badescu one and love it – also the Pixi Hydrating Mist. Have you tried Clinique Moisture Surge Spray? xx

    Beautylymin| LuxurySkincareGiveaway

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      Paula @
      May 15, 2017 at 7:58 pm

      Oh no I haven’t tried Moisture Surge, but I have to because the moisturizer from that range is one of my favorites!

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    May 12, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    I love face mists as well, and I’m also convinced that they make a big difference, maybe not by themselves, but combined with the right skincare, they probably become as important as the serum in the routine! I really wanted to try the Mario Badescu Cucumber and Green Tea one, but now I’m afraid it will not be adapted to my sensitive skin! The Complex Beauty Afterglow mist sounds really lovely, do you know if this brand ships to the UK? It is so intriguing and mysterious at the same time! Lovely picks :)

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      Paula @
      May 15, 2017 at 8:02 pm

      I don’t think Complex Beauty ships outside of US, but they’re a fairly new brand, so hopefully that will change in the near future!

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    May 12, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    Facial mists are amazing! Great way to refresh your face after a long day.

    xoxo Serein Wu

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    Kiri Yanchenko
    May 12, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    I have never used a facial mist – I prefer to just wash my face after the gym…
    I think I like the sound of the MUN mist though – since it is for sensitive skin.
    I love all your reviews – and I have only just started.
    What do you do with all your products after you have bought and reviewed them?
    Set to Glow

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      Paula @
      May 15, 2017 at 8:03 pm

      I love using them right after washing my face :)

      I use them up hehe ;) I only review and mention products I actually use.

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    May 12, 2017 at 10:10 pm

    I never use to be a fan of facial mists. I don’t know why i preferred using a cotton pad and applying the toner that way but I have definitely begun to embrace facial mists. The ones that you have mentioned sound incredible, I definitely need to check them out.

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    Danielle Beautyblog
    May 13, 2017 at 5:28 am

    I love the Mario Badescu sprays! January Labs do one that I really like too and I really want to try the Complex Beauty one!

    Danielle’s Beauty Blog

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    May 13, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    Great post, I have a face must from jurlique called Rosewater Balancing Mist I always for get to use it after I cleanse my skin lol

    Sheer Beauty Blog

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    Millie Robinson
    May 13, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    I love a good face mist, they are such an essential for me in the warmer months! The Mario Badescu spray sounds fab! x

    Millie |

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    May 13, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    I love face mists at this time of year especially to keep my makeup looking fresher for longer. I’ve only tried the Pixi mist out of your picks, the Complex Beauty one sounds nice.

    Alice | alicemaysnell

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    May 13, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    These face mists all look so good. I tried the MB face mists but they didn’t work for me unfortunately. I’ve been loving the fix plus from MAC.

    Perfect Shade of Mauve

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    Ambar Syed
    May 13, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    So many beautiful face mists! I love how refreshing these types of products can be, especially in the summer. I really must invest in a couple, will be taking a look at your recommendations x

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    May 13, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    I am a huge fan of facial mists! I also love the Mario Badescu Rose and Aloe Spray and the Caudalie Beauty Elixir. I really want to try some of the the Pixi facial mists next! xx

    Chantalle |

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    May 13, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    fabulous products

    The pink pineapple
    New post:

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    Veronica Bizzarri
    May 14, 2017 at 1:20 am

    The MUN’s Anarose sounds like it would do wonders to the skin! I love a good face mist.. I have really dry skin so need all the extra hydration i can get


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    Mollie Quirk
    May 14, 2017 at 8:30 am

    These facial mists look beautiful. I absolutely adore facial mists this time of the year. Great post, my lovely.

    Lots of love from Mollie xxx |

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    May 14, 2017 at 9:54 pm

    I’ve never really tried a facial mist, but your post makes me think I’m missing out! I’ll definitely have to try some of the ones that you recommended. Great post!

    Valeria | My Kinda Obsession

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    Linda Libra Loca
    May 15, 2017 at 2:19 am

    The only one I have tried is the Caudalie Grape Water, and I really enjoy using it. Perfect for the summer or after a workout, but I use it in between skincare steps as well, almost like an essence, if my skin needs extra hydration.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    Louise C
    May 15, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    I really like the Caudalie Grape Water. I just find it so refreshing, and I like that it sinks in quickly so I can layer the rest of my skincare on top of it without issues. I also really want to try that Pixi spray; my skin has gone from really oily to more normal-combination over the last few months, so it sounds like it would be a good one for me!

    Louise | Lipstick & Luxe

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    Natalie Redman
    May 23, 2017 at 8:37 am

    Ooo these look gorgeous!

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