The Clunkster

An Ode to My Setting Spray


Since I worked today and then stayed in my pajamas afterwards, I sadly do not have a look to post. I haven’t revisited any products I’ve reviewed yet, and I think it’s something I’d like to do! So, I’m going to write about how much I STILL LOVE Urban Decay’s All-Nighter Setting Spray.

In my last post, I talked about how great this setting spray worked. My only complaints were that I got some black crap under my eyes from my eye makeup, but soon I figured out that I just needed to change my concealer. The magic of this setting spray is that it literally lowers the temperature of your makeup so it doesn’t melt.

To understand how this works, I need to talk about three separate occasions where I was amazed at how this shit worked. One day last week, I went to an amusement park with my tiny cousins. It was hot as all hell. I was constantly dabbing my forehead and upper lip with the back of my hand. I went on all types of rides, types that you think would make makeup fly off of your face and water rides where I was soaked from head to toe. So after all that sweating, wetness, and movement, you would think half my face would be on the ground. Nope. My makeup looked almost as good as it did when I left the house. My face makeup stayed on, I didn’t have a ton of crap under my eyes, and my lipgloss was still poppin’. I still thought, this can’t possibly real.

The next day, I went Pokémon hunting with my best friend. I was in all black. Pants and a flannel. I was SWEATING. Again, I was doing the cute dainty little dab thing. I got in the car expecting to look like a Hanukkah candle. My makeup was moving around a tad bit, but I dabbed my face with a towel, blasted the air conditioning, and everything looked exactly as it did before. I went through a ton of temperature changes, but my face bounced the hell back.

Then yesterday, when I was running around Manhattan in the 90 degree heat, I felt the need to dab again. This time, I was convinced that this spray would not work. I felt sweat dripping into my mouth. The corners of my eyes were getting sweaty. I knew I would look in the mirror and see the Pillsbury Doughboy staring back at me. Instead, I saw The Clunkster looking as put together as she did when she took her morning selfie.

WHAT IS THIS SORCERY??? AND IT’S CRUELTY-FREE??? I seriously can’t handle it. Even my mom is amazed. Everyone needs to go buy this damn setting spray right away because I actually cannot take all of this on my own.

As you can see, I can get a bit heated over my cruelty-free products, but that’s because I’m so amazed that these products can work so well without torturing animals! If you’re interested in going cruelty-free, check out PETA's Searchable Database and Cruelty-Free Kitty’s alphabetized list of cruelty-free brands. If you have any cruelty-free recommendations, please comment them below!