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Ben Nye Final Seal Review - The Best Makeup Sealer

What is Ben Nye Final Seal?

Ben Nye Final Seal is one of the best makeup sealers in the beauty makeup, special fx, and face painting industry.

Ben Nye Final Seal has been around for decades and it is loved by professionals because of how easy it is to apply and its long-lasting high quality durability under the most extreme conditions.

Buy Ben Nye Final Seal

Ben Nye's Final Seal's main ingredient is alcohol which is great to seal all types of makeup and prevent it from smudging or running due to friction or sweat. It also helps your makeup water resistant. Some claim that it is to make it waterproof but our experience shows that when exposed to water for several minutes it no longer holds, but it will hold if your makeup is just slightly exposed to water.

Pros and Cons of Ben Nye Final Seal

Ben Nye Final Seal is a great makeup sealer but as with any product, it has its pros and cons. Let's review them:

Ben Nye Final Seal Pros

  • It is very easy to use, just spray it over the makeup creating a fine even mist not too close to the skin so the application is even.
  • It creates a long-lasting barrier to protect all kinds of makeup, including beauty makeup, special effects makeup, face paint, theatrical makeup, and clown makeup.
  • it makes your makeup smudge-proof and water-resistant.

Ben Nye Final Seal Cons

  • Being alcohol-based means that it can be slightly irritating when used around the nose and eye area for a few seconds while the alcohol evaporates.
  • It will not make your makeup fully waterproof.
  • Since it is alcohol-based it can not be easily shipped overseas. Shippers must use FedEx or UPS and obtain a special permit which means that if you live outside the USA it is best to try and get it locally since US-based stores most likely won't be able to ship it to you.

How to Use Ben Nye Final Seal?

One of the great advantages of Ben Nye Final Seal is how easy it is to use. Simply apply the makeup to the skin, make sure it is fully set or dry, and then apply a fine even mist over all of the makeup areas from a 12" distance so that no big drops fall over your makeup. For a longer-lasting effect, let it dry and apply a second layer.

If you want an even longer-lasting effect, apply Ben Nye Final seal as a skin prep, to seal the skin's pores, then apply the makeup and then Final Seal Again.
And, if you want and even longer-lasting effect you can use Mehron's Mixing Liquid instead of water to activate water-activated makeup (like face paints), and use Ben Nye Final Seal to seal it.

What are the Ingredients on Ben Nye Final Seal?

The ingredients of Ben Nye Final Seal are Alcohol Denat. (Alcohol), Aqua (Water), Acrylates/ Octylacrylamide Copolymer, Triethanolamine, Propylene Glycol, Parfum (Fragrance), Phenoxyethanol, CI No. 42090 (Blue 1)

Where to Buy Ben Nye Final Seal?

Ben Nye Final Seal can be bought at several stores in the USA and around the world. We are proud to sell Ben Nye Final Seal at Jest Paint and we try and keep it in stock at all times so you to buy it anytime you need to.

Ben Nye Final Seal Real Reviews from Customers

It is often difficult to find real reviews online that one can trust, this is why we want to share some real reviews from actual customers that are posted on our site and you can see for yourself under each of the Ben Nye Final Seal product sizes we sell.

Paola Amadio Verified Buyer
Mar 13, 2022
My favorite sealer
I use it all the time.
It helps me keep makeup on the whole day, even after every gig.

Aug 19, 2021
Holds up in Texas heat 10 stars
I have oily skin and BenNye final seal is the best I've ever used. It holds my makeup in place with the best .finish. It doesn't break me out. It lasts a full 8-10 hour work day. I love it!

Mona Cauley Verified Buyer
Jun 6, 2019
Highly recommend
You can use it both under and over paints and powders. I will do final sealer then add glitter here in the dry Phoenix weather. It stays tacky for just a few minutes but paints dry as I paint most days.
Love the minty smell. Most kids inform me it smells like toothpaste.

Patti Ward Verified Buyer
Nov 27, 2015
I love this product! I tried it for the 1st time last summer, and it worked wonderfully - even in summer heat! I highly recommend it.

Similar Products to Ben Nye Final Seal

The industry has many options available if you are looking for an alternative to Ben Nye Final Seal. Mehron offers its Barrier Spray and its Mixing Liquid, while ProAiir has a product called ProLong, and European Body Art has one called ProSeal and Graftobian offers its Setting Spray. There is also one by Green Marble.

All of them are good products but in general Ben Nye Final Seal appears to be the most popular one based on sales and online reviews.

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