15 Best Setting Sprays for Oily Skin This Year

May 16, 2023
Alanna Martine Kilkeary
By: Alanna Martine Kilkeary | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
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Perhaps the most challenging part of having an oily complexion is keeping shine to a minimum throughout the day. After working hard to achieve a silky smooth, matte makeup look, nothing is worse than excess oil creeping through and making your face feel like a slip and slide. Ahead, we rounded up six of our absolute favorite setting sprays for oily skin that are sure to keep you looking grease-free from morning to night.

What Is a Setting Spray?

Setting sprays are mists that work to keep makeup in place throughout the day. Different setting sprays have various finishes, like dewy, natural or matte.. Setting sprays should be applied as the very last step in your makeup routine to complete the look and to create a long-lasting effect.

What Does Setting Spray Do If You Have Oily Skin

If you have an oily skin type, setting sprays with mattifying ingredients (read: kaolin clay or oil-absorbing particles) can help absorb shine throughout the day to keep your makeup looking matte and fresh. 

How to Use Setting Spray If You Have Oily Skin

After applying your makeup, mist your face with a mattifying setting spray in an X motion. This will ensure that you’re spraying every inch of your face and can help keep your makeup intact and shine-free all day long. Another good tip is to read the back of the product packaging for specific directions on how far away to hold the spray from your face during application. This will ensure you’re not over- or under-applying and will reap all the benefits.

The Best Setting Sprays for Oily Skin

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