I’ve tried a few Tatcha products (samples) which I love and while I have one or two which I would like to add to my skin care regimen, the price of many Tatcha products is a major deterrent. But of all the products from this brand, none is more talked about than the Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist which is probably the most expensive skin mist I’ve ever bought at $48.
I decided to try it simply because there is so much hype about this mist but it seems some either love it while others think it’s not worth the hype. I thought I would fall in the latter group because rarely do hyped products work for me. So how did this Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist do? Well, first things first.
Mist on this spray-on moisturizer for a boost of soothing hydration and a luminous-looking complexion. Formulated with 20 percent botanical oils and humectants that moisturize and leave skin dewy, it’s also infused with a Hadasei-3 Anti-Aging Complex that supports antiaging.
When I read through the ingredient list, my first thought was that I would use this Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist as a toner first after cleansing and use it for everything else second because there are many skin beneficial ingredients on the list.
One of the best parts of this mist is the packaging which is very pretty with the lavender and gold. The product itself has a milky white appearance.
Not a Setting Spray
Many seem to use this as a setting spray to set their makeup and I made that mistake too in the beginning but this is a finishing spray. Unlike setting sprays, finishing sprays are designed to give an effect to makeup and in this case, make your face luminous which means you may not have to spray your entire face if you choose. Simply choose specific areas such as your cheekbones and other areas which you want to glow. You use a setting spray first and then follow up with a finishing spray. It’s the same with a makeup setting powder and finishing powder.
I was expecting to be disappointed with this Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist since most over-hyped products never seem to work for me as I mentioned earlier but I actually loved this mist from the first time I used it to set my makeup.
Not so much as a toner though. But as a makeup finishing spray, it brings back life to my face after I apply and set my makeup. It does have a fragrance to it which some people who are sensitive may not like but I barely noticed it which I am wont to do unless a product positively reeks.
Although I have oily/combination skin, I don’t mind dewy skin but my problem is most of the time I look greasy and not dewy due to my oily skin. As long as I use my Holy Grail oil control primer, apply my makeup and then use this mist as a final step, I look so nice and dewy and my makeup is less mask like and stays looking the same for several hours. It’s also great to mist my face every now and then when I feel like it throughout the day which I try not to do too often because I don’t want to use up the product too fast.
This mist also has the most amazing spray bottle. The mist is so fine that you may over spray your face because you can’t feel the mist land on your face. This was an issue for me so I frequently had to look in the mirror to be sure I had sprayed my face enough so that I wouldn’t be tempted to spray again.
– One of the reasons it wasn’t that great for me as a toner is because when I sprayed it on my face after cleansing, the product sat on top of my skin and did not absorb into my skin unless I rubbed it which is not what I do when I use a toner so I had to stop using it for this purpose.
I wished this Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist absorbed into the skin better but I guess that’s probably why it works so great to create a dewy finish. Also, because it has a slightly shiny finish which I guess helps you look dewy/glowy, it doesn’t work as a toner for me.
– Another con of course is that you only get 1.35 fl. oz for $48 which is also another reason that I wasn’t too upset that it didn’t work out as a toner for me and now I can just use it to finish my makeup. I’ve only had it for a couple of weeks and I’m already halfway through which is stressing me out because I love it so much as a finishing spray.
– It’s just a skin mist so it will not prevent makeup transfer and this is because it is a finishing spray and not a setting spray so you may need use a setting spray first and then use this as a final step. I usually set my makeup with a setting spray such as my current go-to which is the Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray and then use the Tacha mist to give my makeup a luminous appearance. If you don’t want to use too many makeup products, using a setting spray and then a finishing spray may be too many steps.
– If you have oily skin and prefer mattifying products, this mist clearly isn’t for you. I have oily skin but have no problem with dewy skin which I think looks more natural and lifelike than a completely matte face.
Despite the cons especially the price for the amount of product, I will be repurchasing this Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist. I love how luminous I look after using this to finish my makeup and how it makes my makeup look more natural. With Black Friday just around the corner, hopefully there will be some great deals on this at Tatcha.
I wholeheartedly recommend this mist. It’s now my go to finishing spray. It doesn’t do a lot but it does what it claims which is to make you look luminous.
Rating: 8.5 /10