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Here’s Why Every Girl Should Have A Makeup Setting Spray

With the hot and humid days of summer fast approaching, the likelihood of a makeup meltdown is inevitable, which is a bummer since this is the season of the fun parties and vacations! There are many ways to prolong the life of your makeup, but to really give it a fighting chance against sweat and the elements, finding the best setting spray is the fail-safe way to go. You can't leave it up to chance can you?

You’re probably already familiar with primers, which you apply before your makeup; however, you may not have considered much about makeup setting sprays. Think of them as like the topcoat to your makeup, like hairspray for hair, or a clear coat for nail polish. A setting spray sets your makeup, keeping your artfully applied makeup in place for hours.


Who is it for?

Makeup setting sprays can be used for all skin types. But be careful if you have sensitive or dry skin, because some setting sprays contain alcohol, parabens, sulfates and phthalates, which can be harmful to your skin.


How is it applied?

The makeup setting spray should be applied after completing your entire makeup routine. To use, shake the bottle, then close your eyes and spray it on, making a sweeping “X” and a “T” pattern about 8 to 10 inches away from your face. Once applied, avoid touching your face until it is completely dry.

Our top picks:

L’Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray

For a super lightweight feel, this oil-free setting spray locks in your total look and keeps it fresh for hours. No melting, fading or touch-ups necessary!


Urban Decay All Nigther Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray

This Urban Decay setting spray is every girl’s summer savior! It helps make your look budge-proof for hours, and it boasts a time-release temperature control technology, keeping you cool throughout the heated days.


Clarins Fix Makeup

Seal in your makeup and treat your skin with Clarins’ Fix Makeup, which acts to revive and stimulate your face. Plus, it also has silica microspheres to mop up oil throughout the day.


Lead photos from @urbandecaycosmetics