Did you even attend middle school if you didn’t try to set your makeup with hairspray? Please tell me that wasn’t just me. Put down that can of TRESemmé (seriously, put it down) and check out these 7 setting sprays that will keep your skin looking and feeling great — not sticky.
1. Urban Decay All-Nighter Summer Solstice
As I’ve said in every single other post related to long-lasting makeup, Urban Decay’s “All-Nighter” line is the OG. This setting spray is a twist on their classic — same trusted formula that keeps you looking great for 16 hours, now just with a refreshing, summer scent.
2. Supergoop! Defense Refresh
This setting spray is perfect for summer because not only does it refresh your skin throughout the day, but it also has SPF 50 so you can protect your skin when you’re hanging outside. It contains rosemary and peppermint which soak up any oil while keeping your skin feeling super fresh.
3. e.l.f. Makeup Mist & Set
This setting spray is proof that drugstore products are as good as, and even sometimes better than the fancy, expensive ones. Packed with aloe, green tea, cucumber, and a ton of vitamins, this setting spray locks in your look all while giving your skin the gentle, TLC it deserves. The results will have you wondering how on earth it’s only $4.
4. Mario Badescu Facial Spray With Aloe, Herbs, and Rosewater
If there’s anything Mario Badescu is well-known for, it’s his facial sprays. Each has its own blend of feel-good ingredients and its own unique purpose. This setting spray is used to both set your makeup and give your skin a good pick-me-up throughout the day. It gives your skin the radiant summer glow that it needs, without making it feel sticky or shiny. There’s a reason it’s described as a “Makeup Artist Must-Have”.
5. Anastasia Beverly Hills Dewy Set
Don’t be fooled by the glittery packaging, this isn’t your body shimmer spray you used to have in the ’90s. Instead, this setting spray delivers more of a dewy finish to your look if you’re not so into looking completely matte. This vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free spray will have you looking glowy and refreshed for summer — and did we mention its irresistible vanilla scent?
6. MAC Prep + Prime Fix + Coconut
I would bet a lot of money that almost every single makeup artist has the MAC Prep + Prime Fix + in their makeup collection. This setting spray is deemed the “holy grail” of the makeup community, as you can use it to both prime and set your makeup. Packed with vitamins and minerals, this setting spray will have your skin feeling and looking amazing, and its coconut scent will have you feeling like going to a summer beach party.
7. GLAMGLOW GLOWSETTER
GLAMGLOW’s products are made for the ~chill girl~ who’s looking to add some glamour to her routine. This setting spray is no different, as it delivers amazing results in terms of keeping you matte, but it uses natural ingredients like green, white, and red tea. It’s also packed with caffeine so it’ll liven up your look in the midst of a long work day.