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11 best makeup setting sprays

11 best makeup setting sprays
Ellie Taylor
Writer and expert12 months ago
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After spending hours creating the perfect look, the last thing you want is for your makeup to appear anything less than flawless throughout the day. That's where setting sprays come in!

Promising to lock your look in place and keep your complexion looking fresh through hours of wear, setting sprays can also enhance the finish of your skin, softly mattifying or adding some much needed radiance to your complexion. To help you find your perfect spritz, we have curated an edit of the 11 best makeup setting sprays which will help your makeup last as long as you do.

Setting spray it’s the ultimate makeup artists tool. It seals, blurs and sets makeup perfectly for a seamless finish that will last all day.

– Laurretta Power – Senior MUA @ benefit Cosmetics

11 best makeup setting sprays

Illamasqua Hydra Setting Spray

Ensure your makeup looks radiant and freshly applied all day with the Illamasqua Hydra Setting Spray. Rich in Amino Acids, the lightweight formula works to hydrate your complexion, whilst keeping your look fresher for longer, even under extreme temperatures!

  • Lightweight
  • Hydrating
  • Vegan

benefit Porefessional Super Setter Setting Spray

Lock your makeup into place with benefit’s new Porefessional Super Setter Setting Spray. This long-lasting makeup setting spray works to keep your face looking flawless for up to 16 hours. Weightless and fast-absorbing, the refreshing mist instantly blurs the appearance of pores to give you a perfect complexion all day long.

  • Micro-fine mist
  • Primer and setting spray
  • Waterproof and smudgeproof

Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray Extra Glow

The Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray Extra Glowhelps to set your look in place whilst preventing your makeup smudging, fading and melting, leaving you with a gorgeous finish which lasts all day long. Loved by beauty-guru's worldwide, the setting spray is infused with Hyaluronic Acid to help give you a dewy complexion and a more natural glow.

  • Dewy finish
  • 16-hour wear
  • Oil-free

MAC Prep + Prime Fix+ Spray - Goldlite

A twist on the cult classic, MAC Prep + Prime Fix+ Spray in Goldlite is infused with golden pearlescent particles which leave a divine glow all over your skin. With a soothing botanical blend of Chamomile and Cucumber, the spray sets, hydrates and perfects your complexion, making it great to use as a primer for a smooth base or after makeup application to set and perfect.

  • Ultra-glowy
  • Hydrating
  • Multi-use

Lancôme Setting Spray

Super hydrating and perfect for all skin types, the oil-free Lancôme Setting Spray nourishes and plumps the skin while locking your makeup look in place. The addition of antioxidant-rich Vitamin C also allows the mist to protect your complexion from environmental aggressors making it the perfect setting spray for your travels.

  • Hydrating
  • Enriched with Vitamin-C
  • 24-hour wear

Rimmel #Insta Fix and Go Setting Spray

Prep, set and refresh your makeup with the Rimmel #Insta Fix and Go Setting Spray , the answer to picture perfect skin. The fine mist absorbs quickly and locks your look in place for up to 8 hours! It can also be applied before makeup application as a hydrating primer.

  • Radiant finish
  • 8 hour wear
  • Multi-use

Barry M Cosmetics Makeup Setting Spray 

Create a long-lasting, flawless base with the Barry M Cosmetics Makeup Setting Spray,an ultra-light finishing spray that refreshes skin while prolonging makeup wear. Promoting polished, long-lasting makeup results, the protective mist also contains active ingredients to shield against dirt and pollution in urban environments. 

  • Matte finish
  • Protects against pollution
  • Cruelty-free

Ciaté London Everyday Vacay Coconut Setting Spray

Naturally hydrating, the Ciaté London Everyday Vacay Coconut Setting Spray leaves a subtle, dewy shimmer on the skin. Infused with the delicious scent of Coconut, the fragrant setting spray transports you to a thriving tropical paradise with each and every spritz. The perfect setting spray for summer!

  • Illuminating
  • Hydrating
  • Multi-use

PIXI Makeup Fixing Mist

Blended with skin-loving ingredients, the PIXI Makeup Fixing Mist prolongs the wear of your makeup but also refreshes and revitalises your skin throughout the day. Its unique formula is infused with Rose Water and Green Tea to hydrate and balance your complexion, without moving or melting make-up.

  • Cruelty-free
  • Soothing
  • Radiant finish

NIP+FAB Fixing Mist Party Proof

Maintain flawless makeup all night long with the NIP+FAB Fixing Mist in Party Proof. The weightless setting spray provides serious staying power to keep your makeup looking perfect from dawn till dusk.

  • Radiant finish
  • Hydrating
  • Suitable for sensitive skin

Too Faced Hangover 3-in-1 Primer & Setting Spray

For the ultimate glow, add a final radiant sheen to your makeup look with the Too Faced Hangover 3-in-1 Primer & Setting Spray. Infused with coconut water, this trusty spray works as a primer and a refreshing setting spray to lock in makeup and keep your complexion looking fresh.

  • Luminous finish
  • Hydrating
  • Infused with coconut water

Shop all setting sprays at LOOKFANTASTIC.

Ellie Taylor
Writer and expert
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As a beauty fanatic I'm always on the lookout to try and experiment with new products! I’ve been writing about everything beauty for over 3 years and specialise in skincare so have plenty of tips and tricks to help put blemishes at bay and get your complexion glowing. Whilst being a content writer at LOOKFANTASTIC I’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with incredible brands including Tom Ford, Dolce & Gabbana and La Mer, taking my understanding of the industry to the next level. In the past I’ve been a freelance makeup artist and have collaborated with brands including NYX and Revolution Beauty on a personal level, sharing my makeup creations for the world to see. My ride or die brands have to be PIXI, Laura Mercier and Bobbi Brown and I can’t live without my trusty MAC Velvet Teddy!