How to Find the Best Makeup Setting Spray for Your Skin Type
So you’re on the hunt for a setting spray — have no fear. Sure, there are a solid few hundred options out there to sift through, but not every one is perfect for your specific skin type or makeup routine. There are formulas created to help mattify oily skin, to add an instant surge of dewiness, protect your skin from pollutants and keep your makeup on through everything life throws at you.
Ahead, click through for seven setting sprays for every skin type and need.
Fact: You need to wear SPF every single day — yes, even in the winter or when the sun isn’t shining. This SPF 30 makeup setting spray is a must-have for makeup enthusiasts who love the sun and makeup because unlike your face sunscreen, it won’t mess up your makeup. Reapply all day long to cool your skin down and protect it from damaging rays. For even more protection, layer on foundation with SPF.
This lavender-infused face mist is on the expensive side, but once you try it, you might become addicted forever. It’s ideal for the makeup lover who values organic ingredients and wants their skin to have a natural, hydrated glow. If you want to try it without committing to the steep price tag, try this mini version for just $16 (you can thank us later).
Calling all city dwellers: Set and protect your skin with a formula rich in antioxidants. This one from Lancôme is ideal for all skin types and it contains hyaluronic acid for hydration, plus kiwi seed extract and moringa seeds to protect against free radicals and pollution. If you want an illuminating effect, mix in some liquid highlighter and then spritz away.
Not only is this setting spray affordable, but it smells so fruity and delicious that you’ll want to be sure to have it nearby all day long. It instantly cools your skin and contains hydrating and soothing ingredients like Vitamin E, coconut water, quartz powder, grapefruit seed extract and goji berry extract.
If you frequent YouTube for makeup tutorials, you’ve most likely heard of Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray (if it’s not already a staple in your makeup collection). This spray locks in your makeup so it won’t melt, fade or set into fine lines. Those who try it generally can’t imagine life without it. For those of you experiencing this, we recommend this travel-size version of the setting spray to have on your person at all times.
For a versatile setting spray that makes skin looking healthy and glowy, roam the aisles of your local drugstore for this formula. It gives your skin a dewy glow whether you’re applying it on bare skin or a maximalist makeup look. Customers rave about how it makes your skin look glowy without making it look more oily and for that, we’re sold.
Oily skin calls for a mattifying setting spray like this white charcoal-infused formula from Boscia. You can use it before applying skin care, before applying makeup, to set your makeup and to absorb oil throughout the day.