Facial mists are definitely an optional part of anyone’s skincare or makeup regimen, and there’s so many choices out there from the Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray to the Urban Decay De-Slick Oil-Control Makeup Setting Spray to the well-known MAC Fix +.
I hauled some Shu Uemura products a few weeks ago and decided to get the Depsea Water Facial Mist because my cousins have previously raved about it. It’s a shame that Shu Uemura is only available online for US customers — their range of products is truly phenomenal and the cleansing oils are a strict and mandatory part of my makeup removal routine. Customer service via the phone is atrocious, however, and after your order has been placed, it takes up to 3 days to even get a shipping confirmation from them. On top of that, after you’ve received the shipping confirmation, it still takes an additional 2 days for it to really get going and for tracking info to be updated. And, since the products are coming from Canada, it takes over a week to be delivered. I only order from Shu when I have to because of the nearly two week process. BLEH.
The Shu Uemura Depsea Water Facial Mists contain “eight herbal aromas formulated with Depsea Water provide a refreshing, relaxing feel with a fine mist that gently wraps the skin.” To make a long story short, this is fancy water that looks like water and feels like water. The nice thing about the pump is that it’s easy to use because the mist is fine and the pump doesn’t get stuck. Unlike other facial mists that contain moisturizing ingredients that can be used during your skincare routine, to me, the Depsea Water Facial Mists are designed to be used after makeup and as a refresher during the day.
The Lavender scent is nice and calming. It doesn’t smell fake or powdery, so that’s nice. I can’t say that I see drastic changes in my skin or makeup because of this facial mist; and, I can’t say that this mist “sets” makeup or helps it last longer by “sealing” it. On the other hand, Shu never claims to do these things either. While other facial mists out on the market are marketed with these promises, I believe that the Shu Uemura Depsea Water Facial Mists are just that — mists.
One thing that I think that this mist does well is helping your skin look like skin after mineral powder and powder foundation application. The mist of water takes away the look of powder on the skin — almost like it’s melting the makeup you’ve applied into the skin. The finish is extremely natural and very pretty. I think this is a great final-step if you’ve applied some kind of powder makeup, but other than that, I wouldn’t say that this facial mist is a must-have. Having said that, I really like it and will continue to use it. I just wish Shu Uemura would take better care of their US customers.
Made in Japan.
Retails for $25.00 USD.