6 Top-Rated Setting Sprays That Promise to Help Your Makeup Last for a Full Workday
Picture this: You’re walking to work on a hot summer morning. Five minutes in and you’re feeling overheated already, praying sweat stains don’t pop up on your brand-new silk blouse before you even get into the office. But when you arrive, a miracle greets you: Your makeup is perfectly intact. How you ask? Your brand new setting spray. We scoured hundreds of reviews to find the best ones to make this dream a hot summer reality. Here, the six best sellers.
Best for a Budget: NYX Professional Makeup Setting Spray
The reviews are in and they’re unanimous. (Well, for 2,389 beauty buffs they are.) Though the price may be low, this matte spray packs a powerful punch. It’s simple in its ingredient list, but all reviewers swear that it works even better than most of its expensive competitors.
Best for Dry Skin: Glo Skin Beauty Hydration Mist
Although the hyaluronic acid in this facial spray can be used for a midday moisture boost, it also locks in the minerals and powder in your makeup to keep it in place from nine to five (and beyond).
Best For Oily Skin: Urban Decay ‘De-Slick’ Setting Spray
Developed in an exclusive partnership with Skindinavia, UD's groundbreaking, tested formula is free of oil and parabens and features patented Temperature Control Technology. Yep, this baby actually lowers the temperature of your makeup to help it stay put and keep skin looking smooth (but never shiny).
Best for Dewy Skin: Skindinavia The Makeup Finishing Spray
Speaking of Skindinvia—if you’re looking for a lightweight setting spray that doesn’t give your skin a pressed powder vibe, look no further. Reviewers swear that they can layer on the foundation, concealer, powder and bronzer, spritz this on top and have a dewy complexion all day long. (Some beauty buffs even recommend spritzing it onto a beauty blender before applying your foundation for extra staying power.)
Best for Sun Protection: Coola Makeup Setting Spray SPF 30
Packed with cucumber, aloe vera extracts and hyaluronic acid, this all-natural spray doesn’t only leave a matte finish but also a lightweight layer of protection. Throw it in your bag for an on-the-go mist when you find yourself in the sun for long stretches of time.
Best for Fine Lines: Glamglow ‘Glowsetter’ Setting Spray
Infused with real caffeine, this formula energizes and tightens tired skin to reveal a brighter look instantly. It also has staying power even after five hours at a rock concert, according to one (hard core) reviewer.