As a makeup maximalist, setting spray is an absolute must to keep my makeup from slipping and sliding throughout the day into the evening. The key to setting spray, however, definitely has to be finding one that will properly keep your beat lookin’ fresh while also remaining lightweight. Ahead, find six of the best makeup setting sprays on the market that will keep it all in place — whether you’re a makeup minimalist, maximalist or in between.
Perhaps the best for those long nights out, the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray will seriously keep your foundation, eye makeup and lippie from smudging for hours on end. This is also a favorite setting spray of oily and combo skin babes, as it will help you stay matte and shine-free.
For an everyday desk spritz, the Infallible Pro Spray + Set by L’Oréal Paris is great when you need a touch up. It’s extremely cooling, feels really refreshing on the skin, and will revitalize your midday makeup slumps in an instant.
For all my makeup minimalist friends — this one's for you. While I wouldn’t exactly recommend using this overtop a large amount of makeup, it’s definitely preferable for someone who likes lighter coverage. It feels super nice on the skin and can even just be used as a hydrating mist before bed, which any beauty obsessee can appreciate.
If you’re an oily to combo skin contender like myself, this Dermablend Power Setter is the answer to your setting spray prayers. It locks up every inch of makeup, is completely oil free, and is super soothing upon the very first spritz.
If your skin falls on the dryer spectrum, you’ll know that pilled, cakey makeup is simply the number one thing you want to avoid. That’s where a non-matte setting spray comes in, like the NYX Professional Makeup Dewy Setting Spray. This will keep your makeup not only in place, but extremely hydrated, no matter how much makeup you choose to wear.
Last but not least, this is the rumored setting spray that Disney Princesses use down by Cinderella’s Castle. Seriously though, this costume makeup setting spray is the only seal you’ll need for a big event or night out. It completely locks your makeup in place and combats oil and shine for literally ages, so it’s no wonder why it serves as a theater makeup hack.
About the Author:Alanna Martine Kilkeary is a native New Yorker and an assistant beauty editor at Makeup.com. She has had the opportunity to grace the digital pages of Harper's BAZAAR, Rolling Stone and Teen Vogue with her words and skills. She runs a literary infused fashion blog in her free time, her heart belongs to William Shakespeare, and most importantly, she believes that Wes Anderson should serve as art director for the entire universe.