Things that apparently exist (& a beauty addict tip): Evian Mineral Water Spray
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One of the oldest, cheapest tricks in the makeup book is spritzing your face with water. It keeps your foundation from looking powdery, adds some moisture to your skin, and some swear by it for making makeup wear longer (I can’t confirm or deny that claim). Plus it just plain old feels nice, especially if it’s hot out. Well, it’s come to my attention that the purveyors of fine water want in on this niche market for their product, and so you get: Evian Mineral Water Spray ($17.50 for 10.1oz).
When I saw this, I had three thoughts in rapid succession:
- Uhhhh, whut?
- Someone on the Evian marketing team is a damn genius.
- I bet someone somewhere has actually paid for this.
It’s not even like it’s some special formulation – according to the product page on Sephora, it’s Evian water propelled by nitrogen. That’s it! To put things in perspective, there’s a seller on Amazon who has a 12-pack of 1.5 liter Evian bottles (that’s a little over 608 oz, for those keeping track) listed for $29. Sooo…. overpriced much? And this little guy doesn’t appear to be refillable, even. To be fair, I haven’t used this so it may be completely amazing, but honestly, I just can’t even believe it exists.
So, as a beauty addict tip for the day, I’d like to offer an alternative thought.
Pick up a funnel-fill atomizer ($10 from Amazon) and fill ‘er up with your favorite mineral water. Or, ya know, tap water if you want. Use until empty. Repeat process for the rest of your life, or until you misplace the atomizer. It’s cheap, it’s reusable (think of all the landfill space you’re saving!) and unlike Evian’s version, it’s TSA-friendly and will fit in your purse easily.
Have you tried the Evian spray? Am I completely wrong about it? Feel free to leave your money-saving beauty tips below (don’t be stingy)!
Images above are from their respective product pages.