Beauty Features

Problem Solved: Facial Misters

If ever there is a challenge to looking, and feeling, fresh all day long, it’s July in St. Louis. Enter the ‘mister.’ This is a somewhat new phenomenon, and many popular brands are getting on-board. It started with Evian, which put out pocket-sized aerosol water misters several years back. Now, it’s a fancier affair, with high-end nameplates like Chantecaille and Marc Jacobs providing luscious-smelling sprays to freshen your face. Some misters can go right over your daily makeup; others are best as a toner, pre-makeup; yet others offer anti-aging properties.

» soothes & tones
eminence stone crop hydrating mist
The innovative Hungarian line Éminence has the corner on great-smelling botanicals. This mist is intended as a toner for after the face is washed. It utilizes the common stone crop plant (sedum), which is thought to have healing properties for wounds, burns and eczema.
$38 at Palm Health

» coming up roses
chantecaille pure rosewater
The foundation of the Chantecaille line, pure rosewater (from springtime roses picked in Provence), can be spritzed on the face after cleansing or anytime you want to be refreshed. The yummy scent and delicate spray are enlivening.
$68, exclusive in St. Louis to Neiman Marcus

» more than mist
rodial dragon’s blood hyaluronic tonic
Rodial’s spray is packed with hydrating ingredients, including vitamin B3. It can be used all day long, but is recommended at least after cleansing the face. Dragon’s blood complex comes from tree sap extract said to soothe skin.
$52 at Soft Surroundings

» moisture plus
jurlique rosewater balancing mist intense
This is a light spray to rejuvenate the skin anytime of day. It uses potent rose extracts to provide a glowing finish for the face.
$65 at Sephora

» touch of the tropics
marc jacobs recover
A coconut setting mist, this has the refreshing scent of coconut milk. Spray onto face a couple of times and allow to dry for a dewy end to your makeup routine.
$39 at Sephora