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Dept of Daft: Skindinavia Makeup Finishing Spray

April 6, 2008 Reviewed by Marta 12 Comments
The name of this brand alone, Skindinavia, qualifies it for Dept of Daft. At first blush something that helps your make up last all day seems like a potentially useful thing. But then you give it a bit more thought and conclude that no one in their right minds would spritz their face with Skindinavia Makeup Finishing Spray.

First of all, the "technology" it supposedly uses sounds like something you would deploy at the end of the production line at Ford Motors. There is the LRY32 Delivery System, which encapsulates millions of nano-spheres. There is the ACB30 Thermal Control Blend (Surface Only), which lowers the make up surface temperature. And then there is the CHO89 Makeup Color Hold, a pigment dispersion system that breaks apart granular colorant groupings.

I can't find anything amongst the ingredients that seem to correspond with any of these actions, whatever the heck they are. There is something called N,2,3-Trimethyl-2-Isopropyl Butamide, but I could only find references to it in chemistry manuals for creating artificial flavors. Oddly enough the ingredients list includes things that sound to me (and what do I know) as if they would remove make up rather than keep it on - eg: solvents and AHAs. Should you decide to give Skindinavia Makeup Finishing Spray the benefit of the doubt, beware of the sodium hydroxide (an irritant even at very low doses).
  • October 10, 2009

    by Gerri

    "perhaps the ingredients are deliberately hazy because someone who’s come up with such a unique idea doesn’t want it stolen"

    sorry, but this is just not legal any more. Ingredients for cosmetics must ALL be listed, in descending order, in INCI (International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients), except for individual components of a perfume if they're not allergens.. OK, you don't have to list exact amounts, but it's usually easy enough to work it out.

  • August 20, 2009

    by Traci

    I would love to try this product. I live in Florida where humidity is not a girls best friend! I've tried everything, primers, extended wear makeup, blotting paper, even using baking soda as a finishing powder just to make it to my car without looking like Bozo the clown. Nothing works! Could this be my holy grail? I would love the opportunity to really put this product to the test!

  • August 20, 2009

    by Cheryl

    Is this would help with menopause hot flash sweats too, it would be perfect.

  • August 20, 2009

    by Eileen

    Would love to try this product. I live in a humid climate and will be traveling to Indonesia, so that will be a real test! thanks

  • August 19, 2009

    by Renee

    I live in the hot and humid climate known as Florida where makeup melts as soon as you leave the house. If anything can stand up to our hot and muggy days, then it should stand the test for the rest of the US. I would love to try Skindinavia's Makeup Finishing Spray.

  • August 19, 2009

    by maria lewan

    Wonder how it compares to Model in a Bottle-the product I use when I need my makeup to last the whole day-but Model in a Bottle is very sticky & doesn't spray very smoothly-so this Skindinavia sounds promising!

  • August 19, 2009

    by Nellika Richardson

    Absolutely, yes! Would buy this product FAITHFULLY if it works as well as these gals above have discovered. Please put me on the trial - my niece's wedding is also coming up - and we could BOTH use it.

    Thanks for all your hard work!

  • August 19, 2009

    by Val

    For all the irritants I'm exposed to daily, I'm willing to chance testing this bad boy out! I agree with Marie...I wouldn't want to give away my money maker, either. you have to pick me to win this stuff. I gotta try it!

  • August 19, 2009

    by judy

    I would love to try this spray especially since my wedding is in few weeks and I didn't know such a product existed!

  • March 28, 2009

    by DCNGA

    This is a great product. I think many things that are "rated" here are given purposely bad ratings, especially if not sold by this site or an affiliate. They did the same thing with SAS products and they are some of the best (and least expensive out there). Go figure.

  • December 10, 2008

    by anh thu

    I work at Ulta, and we offer Skindinavia's Finishing Spray. I don't know whats in it but I tried the tester and I fell in love with the product. I happen to have sensitive skin and even I can comfortably recommend it to a customer. I use that tester everyday when i come into work and it keeps my makeup looking amazing for hours, plus the application is soo easy! Prevents oily skin, shine, and helps smooth the appearence of pores ( and I have HUGE ones) and fine lines too. The product is expensive, but a few spritzs are all you need for the whole day. I would use it for special events if anything else, just to keep my makeup looking flawless. I hope this helped!

  • July 31, 2008

    by Marie Scuderi

    <p>Did you even try this product out? I did and found it to work beautifully...perhaps the ingredients are deliberately hazy because someone who's come up with such a unique idea doesn't want it stolen...</p>

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