Living in a humid city like Mumbai, I am constantly worried about wearing a full face of makeup, especially during the day. The thought of melted foundation and creased under-eye concealer scare the living daylights out of me. Hence, on most occasions, I ditch the foundation and reach for my BB cream instead.

But not anymore! Why, you ask? Because I have found the perfect solution to melting makeup in a really quick and simple DIY makeup setting spray. I made this using some easily available ingredients from my beauty shelf as well as kitchen, and trust me, it has changed the way I wear my makeup.

Not only does it prevent my makeup from melting, but makes it stay on forever (okay, I may be exaggerating here). It also makes my makeup look dewy, fresh and glowing all day long. It’s really amazing like that! Read on for my really simple DIY makeup setting spray.


Aloe vera gel and lavender oil setting spray

Aloe vera gel and lavender oil setting spray

You will need:

- 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel (Aloe vera gel helps to keep the skin’s surface matte and non-greasy, holding your makeup in place throughout the day. It also delivers essential nutrients and moisture to your skin.)

- 2 - 3 drops of lavender essential oil (Lavender oil prevents acne and improves your overall complexion. Plus, it will make your setting spray smell really nice.)

- 1 ½ cup of water

How to make the setting spray

To make a setting spray with aloe vera gel, just combine the aloe vera gel with lavender oil and water in a sterilised spray bottle. Shake the ingredients until they’re all properly mixed together. Spritz like you normally would.