Good morning, good afternoon, good evening, wherever you are in the world. How are you?

Today I finally have something new to show you on my beauty menu and it feels so good to be writing a beauty post again, it certainly feels like too long.

Now that summer is over and all the new trends are rolling in in the makeup world, I’m (about darn time) feeling excited about makeup again. I haven’t worn foundation in the longest time now, I must admit. I’ve gone the entire summer without it and my face just feels so much fresher without it. So, primers, concealers and all that jazz have been my go to.

I had to open my laptop and start writing because I suddenly realised I needed to tell you about my favourite duo of the moment. Funnily enough, I was just fantasizing about makeup, as you do, and had the urge to discuss.


You know when you’ve a good few damn good beauty products that make you question how you lived without them? Yep, that’s what today’s blog post is all about. I’ve got two seriously dreamy products that work wonders for prepping and setting your makeup, no matter the base.

Make Up For Ever have never actually done me wrong so it’s no surprise I loved these products I’m about to tell you all about.

Seeing as I haven’t been wearing foundation, a primer is my saviour to hydrated my face before applying powder based products. Their Step 1 Primer is one of the most effective smoothing primers I’ve used yet. As I’m not using anything more than concealer to hide blemishes, a good primer is essential to help me out that bit further.

Although the Step 1 Primer is super lightweight and quite fine, once applied it turns into a hydrating gel-like primer that instantly blurs most things I need it to. Of course, this stuff can’t hide a spot but it hides imperfections and any texture I’ve got going on.

As far as my base is concerned, it stays put all day and I find it mattifies my skin and keeps my oily T-zone at bay whilst keeping my face hydrated and smooth. This is a real multi-tasker I have to say.

Then it’s onto the very last step in your makeup routine… setting spray. A.k.a. the product I can’t live without.

Make Up For Ever’s Mist and Fix Setting Spray is one of those products I feel lost without if I don’t use it to finish my makeup. To me, a setting spray is essential and my makeup doesn’t feel done until it’s on so I really can’t miss this step. It’s like forgetting to butter your toast, you just don’t do it do you.

I find some setting sprays a bit hit and miss. All of them, which I’ve tried, have always been hydrating. You just can’t beat that freshen up and coolness on your face after you’ve finished your makeup.

But, this Make Up For Ever one just feels like it actually does something – you know what I mean? Once you spritz a few pumps all over your face everything seems to come together, it honestly feels so great. It gives me that YES feeling, hence why I can’t finish my makeup without it.

It does indeed set your makeup and it makes it last a heck of a lot longer. In my opinion I think this has to be my favourite of all time and I’m really afraid for it to run out but it’s a definite repurchase, that’s for sure.

Prepping and setting my makeup has never felt so good.

You can have a little browse of the goodies here.

What are your prepping and finishing products?


* This post contains PR samples *
  • fashion for lunch

    i’ve been using the jurlique too and i really like it!! xxxxx

    • Megan McCoig

      Ooh I haven’t seen that one xxx

  • I love that setting spray! It’s one of the best I’ve tried! xx

    Beautylymin| L’OccitaneAdventCalendarGiveaway

    • Megan McCoig

      Yay so glad you love it to! xx

  • Frances Hemmant

    These both sound amazing!! I love a hydrating primer, as someone with dry skin, so it sounds right up my street. I love it when a setting spray actually works as well; so definitely need to try that too!! Loved the pictures in this post, so beaut xxxx

    • Megan McCoig

      It’s sooo good for hydration and always sorts out my dry patches! And thanks babe xxx

  • thesundaygirluk

    You have totally sold me on that primer – my skin is all over the place at the moment so this sounds ideal 🙂

    • Megan McCoig

      It really is a saviour!

  • These sound amazing! Totally need to try them

    Ellie xx

    • Megan McCoig

      Let me know your thoughts if you do! Xx

  • I’ve never tried Makeup Forever before but that primer sounds so good!

    • Megan McCoig

      You must!

  • I’ve never tried Makeup Forever, however I absolutely love the sound of the primer!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

    • Megan McCoig

      I think you’d really love it Amie xxx

  • Issy Fox

    I really need to get into the habit of regularly using a setting spray, they make the world of difference and this sounds really good x

    • Megan McCoig

      It really does. I can’t finish my makeup without this one xx

  • Erin Russell

    Oh wow I didn’t realise they even had one, how bad is that? 🙂 It looks fab though, so so nice. I love being able to actually see a difference!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

    • Megan McCoig

      Should totally try it! X

  • The face mist sounds great! Some mists make my face feel so tight, and some are hydrating but don’t play well with makeup.

    • Megan McCoig

      Same here but I don’t get that feeling with this one x

  • Ive never tried anything from Make Up Forever before and now I’m wondering why! Xx

    • Megan McCoig

      You so should Alice! You’d love it xx

  • Currently I use the Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer (my HG!) and the Kat Von D Setting Spray. The KVD setting spray is just ok, I think the Urban Decay Deslick works better for my oily skin. I will have to give these a go though! I could find a new HG 🙂

    A xx

    • Megan McCoig

      Ooh I want to try the Veil Primer to, it’s been on my wishlist for a while! xx

  • Lady Writes

    Oooh I’ve been using the Too Faced Prep spray and loving it, might try this one next x

    • Megan McCoig

      I’ve seen and it looks fab! X

  • I’ve used their matte primer and it’s so good but my skin isn’t half as oily as it had been, I think I I might have to try this one

    • Megan McCoig

      This is good for combination skin, it works wonders!

  • I really want to try the MUFE primers, heard good things about the entire range of them. Ive only tried their HD foundation but I love that!

    Courtney | Lashes and Luxe

    • Megan McCoig

      They are fab! The foundation is amazing to right?!

  • BeautyAndTheBlouse

    You have made me want to rush out & buy these. Like right now! x

    • Megan McCoig

      They’re honestly worth it in my opinion! X

  • Kerona Ledgister

    great review they sound great