I was prepared for an overwhelming chemical perfume scent after reading previous reviews and was ready to rate this setting spray accordingly. I’m sensitive to perfumes and don’t really wear them too often because it always bothers me throughout the day. When it came, I was actually pleasantly surprised at how great it smells! It smells so fresh and clean, a mixture of cucumbers and citrus. It was not overwhelming for me (though I can see how people who don’t like cucumber can dislike the smell) and I don’t think it strongly lingers like some other people have said. I love spraying my face with this product because of how good it smells. :)
The product also gives my makeup awesome longevity. I wanted to honestly test this product, so I used it during my musical performances this past week and it kept my makeup looking flawless through two consecutive performances, the aftermath of ten hours of dancing, singing, and sweating! I honestly think it helped to keep my makeup looking great.
As to the brightening aspect of this spray, it definitely adds to the makeup look, adding a bit of glow and a bit of life to your skin. It’s definitely hydrating, which is really important to me with my dry skin. The application is super simple. It comes out as a very fine mist, which distributes very nicely all over the face while not getting the makeup too soaked. I received this product free for review, but I absolutely love this setting spray and definitely will be purchasing once I run out.