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10 best makeup setting sprays

10 best makeup setting sprays
Alice Macfarlane
Beauty Writer1 year 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

The Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray helps 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 envelops skin in a lightweight mist that locks makeup in for up to 16 hours.

  • Vegan formula
  • 16-hour wear
  • Paraben 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

Laura Mercier Exclusive Setting Spray

Delivering 16-hour protection in a feather-light mist, this micro-fine setting spray from Laura Merier coats the complexion with a protective veil that not only keeps makeup in place all day long, but defends the skin against pollutants and minimises the look of unwanted shine.

  • Lightweight
  • Enriched with glycerin
  • 16-hour wear

Morphe Continuous Setting Mist

Prep, set and refresh your makeup with the Morphe Continuous Setting Mist. Air powered to deliver an even, controlled application, this micro-fine mist helps to prolong makeup wear whilst preventing caking, smudging or melting for a smooth, dewy finish.

  • Radiant finish
  • Air powered
  • Easy to use

Makeup Revolution Hyaluronic Fixing Spray

Create a long-lasting, flawless base with the Makeup Revolution Hyaluronic Fixing Spray. This ultra-hydrating finishing spray refreshes skin while prolonging makeup wear. Promoting plumped, supple skin, this protective mist promotes water retention to envelop skin in moisturisation.

  • Hydrating
  • Enriched with sodium hyaluronate
  • Cruelty-free

Kate Somerville UncompliKated SPF50 Soft Focus Makeup Setting Spray

For those who like to keep their SPF topped up all day long, this factor 50 setting spray from Kate Somerville is ideal for you. Designed to keep your complexion protected whilst setting your makeup in place all day long, this lightweight spray shields skin from UV rays, and sets down for a comfortable matte finish, avoiding any unwanted shine!

  • SPF protection
  • Matte finish
  • Shine control

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

Yves Saint Laurent Top Secrets Glow Perfecting Mist

Maintain flawless, poreless skin all night long with the Yves Saint Laurent Top Secrets Glow Perfecting Mist. Enriched with hyaluronic acid to plump and hydrate the complexion, this radiance-boosting spray keeps skin feeling fresh and soft, whilst setting your makeup in place all day. Can also be used as a refreshing mist throughout the day! 

  • Hydrating
  • Radiant finish
  • Enriched with hyaluronic acid

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
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Alice Macfarlane
Beauty Writer
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As someone with an affinity for all things beauty, discovering fantastic new products is my not-so-secret obsession. Over the years I've tried and tested a mountains worth of creams, serums and cleansers, finding some of my favourite 'holy-grail' products along the way. However, I'm always on the lookout for more ways to nourish my hair, perfect my dewy base, or enhance my skincare routine. Working as a beauty blogger for over 3 years, I've been lucky enough to collaborate personally with lots of amazing beauty brands including Christian Dior, The Body Shop and Dermalogica. I've used the Dermalogica special cleansing gel religiously since I first got it and their products are some of my ultimate skincare faves. When it comes to cosmetics, NARS Sheer Glow foundation is definitely my go-to - I live for a light, glowy base!