Makeup Setting Sprays get or ditch? A lot of people are sceptical of it and so was I. I mean, making your makeup last longer is the job of primers and powders right? So what do I need a setting spray for? It wasn’t until I tried Mac Fix Plus I was converted! Read on for the best makeup setting sprays and get ready to slay your makeup!
What Do Makeup Setting Sprays Do?
Makeup Setting Sprays or Fixing Sprays help your makeup last all day and fix it in place. They come in different finishes e.g. Mattifying, Dewy etc. think of them like the hairspray for your face, it’s the finishing touches on your look. You can use them to intensify highlighters or eyeshadows/pigments by misting your brushes first. They are also great for dampening your makeup sponges. Makeup Setting Sprays are much better and safer to use than hairsprays. Please do not reach for hairspray to use on your face!
I love setting sprays because they take away the ‘powdery look’ and give me a dewy/glowy look. I also just love misting my face with these. Most of them are packed with good ingredients that do good to your skin
The Best Makeup Setting Sprays
There are a lot of setting sprays out there, from drugstore to high end. I am still on the hunt for new ones but for now, these are my tried, tested & approved ones!
My first ever setting spray and my favourite one till date! I haven’t repurchased because MAC wants to increase prices every year! SMH (it just to be just £10!) but I used to drench my skin with it! You can get the travel size for £10 if you want to try it out
This one has been on my list and I can happy I caught it in the ASOS sale! It gives a lovely glow and if you love Pixi you should definitely be thinking about this.
Mario Badescu Facial Spray, £7.50
This has been hailed as the dupe for Mac Fix Plus but for me it really isn’t (I can think of a few others). It’s a lovely setting spray and I really like it. It’s got a good price point too!
I was so pleasantly surprised with this spray. I caught it in a sale for £3 and I haven’t looked back since. It leaves the face matte and skin slightly tight but it does wonders for your makeup. Now that I think of it, it reminds me of the Urban Decay All Nighter.
I think this is a dupe for the Mac Fix Plus in terms of how it leaves your face. Love the scent, packaging and the finish of this mist. Read my full review here
One of the first setting sprays I fell in love with. It doesn’t add a dewy finish but it does wonders for your makeup! I heard the De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray, £22 is best for oil skin types but I haven’t tried it since I don’t have excessively oily skin. P.S. it’s available in travel sizes too for £9!
The BodyShop Vitamin C Energising Face Mist, £11 & Vitamin E Hydrating Face Mist, £9.50
Another dupe for Mac Fix Plus is the Vitamin C mist from the BodyShop. Love both of these mists the same so I couldn’t feature one and leave the other. Excellent price point and always included in the offers The BodyShop has (currently having a £25 off a £50 pounds spend!) I lost count of how many times I have repurchased these mists!
Ok, this is for special occasions only! Not only with this lock your makeup in so it doesn’t transfer, it ensures your makeup doesn’t budge at all, even in sweat! I tested this out during a wedding I went to in the summer and my makeup remained the same all day. I recommend this but for special occasions only!
Which setting sprays do you love reaching for? Let me know your favourites so I can test them out! if you are Christmas gift shopping don’t forget to check out my guides to help to get the best gift for your loved ones.
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