If you’ve ever put on makeup in the morning only to have been met with a smudgy mess the next time you looked in the mirror, you know all about makeup meltdowns. Let’s face it — even the most carefully applied makeup struggles to stand up against everyday environmental stressors, such as humidity, pollution, and sweat. The solution? A setting spray you can count on to keep your makeup from straying, so you can keep on slaying.
Wondering which products will work best for you and your unique skin type? We’ve hand-selected six spritzes tailor-made for your skincare needs.
1. Normal skin
If you’re looking for a setting spray with universal appeal, look no further than Gerard Cosmetics Slay All Day Setting Spray in Rose. Created in collaboration with Australian Beauty and Lifestyle Blogger, Nikkia Joy, this multitasking cooling mist keeps your makeup in check while refreshing your skin and reducing oiliness at the same time. The delicate rose fragrance adds an unexpected hint of luxe.
2. Oily skin
Does your oily skin seem to make makeup melt off your face in minutes? Say goodbye to creasy, greasy messes for good with The Makeup Finishing Spray by Skindinavia Oil Control. This mattifying mist keeps oiliness at bay — and your makeup in place — for up to 16 hours. The weightless formula reigns in excess oil production and keeps skin feeling fresh with patented temperature control technology.
Is your skin feeling a little like the Sahara lately? Harness the hydrating power of petals with limited edition Ofra Cosmetics Rose Makeup Fixer. This long-lasting, humidity-defying vegan formula quenches thirsty skin as it secures your makeup. Gentle chamomilla flower extract, soothing aloe vera, and skin-nourishing Vitamin E are expertly melded with a hint of sweet rose fragrance to create a barrier that locks in moisture while locking out harmful environmental irritants.
4. Special Occasions
Big days bring on big emotions, and worrying about your makeup running is the last thing you need on your plate. You need a sweat-proof, cry-proof setting spray that works overtime to keep your face picture-perfect, so you can fix it and forget it. The Makeup Finishing Spray in Bridal by Skindinavia keeps your makeup flawless and photo-ready for up to 16 hours, no touch-ups required. The hypoallergenic, breathable, skin-smoothing mist is specially formulated to stand up against both sweat and tears.
5. Extra Glow
“Glowing” somewhere special? You’ll look luminous in seconds with a few spritzes of Ofra Cosmetics Rodeo Drive Face & Body Mist. This non-sticky, non-greasy limited edition formula can do double-duty as both a makeup setting spray and a radiance-boosting body mist, giving you a seamless glow from head to toe.
6. Radiance Meets Skincare
If you want a sun-kissed look without the skin damage that goes along with it, go with Luna Bronze Illume tanning mist. This dual-action formula is both a setting spray and a tanning mist, keeping your face flawless as you develop gradual, even color, no hands required. And though you might be faking your tan, there’s nothing fake about this product — it’s made with 99% organic, natural, and naturally derived ingredients. The luscious blend of organic lemon myrtle, mandarin, and orange blossom fragrances means you’ll smell just as beautiful as you look.