I absolutely love my translucent airbrushing powder, but sometimes Calgary is so dry (drier than usual, that is) that is can look a bit powdery for my tastes. That’s where this rose & silk facial setting spray comes in. It’s pure luxury, and gives a wonderful boost of moisture to your face after you’ve powdered.
I took advantage of our giant rose bush to make my very own rose water for the base of this spray. If you don’t have easy access to pesticide free rose petals you can either use some pre-made rose water or use some solubilizer to blend in a drop or two of rose essential oil.
After the rose water was all steeped, I added a bit of vegetable glycerin and silk peptide for their humectant properties (they help things stay moist). And, as a plus, they both taste a bit sweet, so if you happen to get a bit of this spray on your lips when you’re spritzing your face (which is pretty much inevitable in my experience), it’ll taste nice-ish.
Hey! So. This recipe is crazy old and awful and PLEASE do not make it. It’s unsafe and just… bad. I’ve learned a lot since I shared this recipe and I’ll leave it here as a show of what NOT to do, but please don’t make it! Check out this recipe instead for a far better, safer alternative.
Rose & Silk Facial Setting Spray
1 cup pesticide free rose petals, rinsed
1 cup just-boiled water
1 tbsp vegetable glycerin
1 tbsp silk peptide powder
Pour the water over the rose petals in a bowl and let steep until the water has cooled to room temperature.
Whisk the vegetable glycerin and silk peptide together in a seperate bowl with a small amount of the rose water. Once smooth, add the glycerin & silk mixture to the rest of the rose water. Whisk to combine. Decant to a small spray bottle.