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Makeup Setting Sprays That Will Keep Your Look in Place

By Rebecca Jenkinson -
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We’ve all experienced the dreaded makeup meltdown, whether it’s halfway through the working day or an hour into the party. Luckily there’s a simple way to lock your look in place.

Discover the world of makeup setting sprays. Simply spritz your favourite formula to set your makeup for hours and help maintain that flawless finish from AM to PM.

But which are the best makeup setting sprays on the market? Thankfully, we’ve compiled a list of our favourites here at Cosmetify HQ….

How to use makeup setting spray

But first, how do you use makeup setting sprays?

Complete your killer look and then take your favourite spray holding at arms-length away from your face. Then mist evenly across your skin. Use the setting spray as a complexion top up throughout the day to rejuvenate tired makeup.

Better still, you can mist your beauty sponges with setting spray to help lock your foundation and concealers in place, as well refreshing creased face makeup. You can also spritz your makeup brushes to boost the pigments of eyeshadows and powders.

Not sure which spray to choose? Here’s our list of the top ten best makeup setting sprays.

Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray

Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray

This setting spray tops all the must-have beauty lists and for good reason. It has an oil-free formula with Temperature Control Technology, so your makeup stays put no matter the weather. And with a 16-hour staying power you can rest assured your makeup will look flawless all day long.

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MAC Prep + Prime Fix+ Mattifying Mist

MAC Prep + Prime Fix+ Mattifying Mist

A professional favourite, this MAC setting mist helps you achieve the ultimate long-lasting look. Use it to prime the skin prior to makeup application and use it afterwards to lock everything in place. It’s infused with oil-absorbing agents to ensure a matte finish.

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Kate Somerville UncompliKated SPF50 Makeup Setting Spray

Kate Somerville UncompliKated SPF50 Makeup Setting Spray

Feast your eyes on this makeup setting spray with SPF 50. This product combines two beauty steps in one simple spray bottle. Use after you finish applying your makeup to set your look and also protect your skin from any harmful UV rays. It feels super lightweight on the skin, while still giving you’re an all coverage.

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Revolution Hyaluronic Fixing Spray

Revolution Hyaluronic Fixing Spray

Plump up your skin and fix your makeup in place with this makeup setting spray from Revolution. This affordable formula hydrates the skin and leaves you feeling refreshed and ready for the day ahead.

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GLAMGLOW Glowsetter Makeup Setting Spray

GLAMGLOW Glowsetter Makeup Setting Spray

Get your glow on with this setting mist. With a spritz here and there over your makeup, you can create a radiant and long-lasting finish. It’s the perfect formula for a healthy, dewy coverage and is ideal for dry skin types.

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Morphe Continuous Setting Mist

Morphe Continuous Setting Mist

Banish the meltdown with this setting mist from Morphe. Use to refresh makeup while you’re travelling, post-gym sesh or even after work. The air-powered spray helps you achieve a controlled application, while the mist locks powders and liquids in place.

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NYX Professional Makeup Makeup Setting Spray Matte Finish/Long Lasting

NYX Professional Makeup Makeup Setting Spray Matte Finish/Long Lasting

This super budget-friendly option is a firm favourite thanks to its matte finish. Makeup appears fresh and beautiful for up to eight hours! This is perfect for all the pros and even the beauty beginners.

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Too Faced Hangover 3 In 1 Primer & Setting Spray

Too Faced Hangover 3 In 1 Primer & Setting Spray

Three beauty must-haves for the price of one? Urm yes please. This multi-use formula is the best at priming, setting and refreshing your makeup. Your makeup last longer and your skin feels invigorated and restored.

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PIXI Makeup Fixing Mist

PIXI Makeup Fixing Mist

Not only does this spray keep your makeup looking flawless from sunrise to sunset, but it also utilises rose water to soothe stressed out skin. It’s the ideal formula for dehydrated and distressed complexions.

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Makeup Obsession Dewy Fix Makeup Fixing Spray

Makeup Obsession Dewy Fix Makeup Fixing Spray

Want to achieve a dewy, glowy look? This fixing spray has got your covered. It helps hydrate the complexion, while also giving your skin a much-need boost post-makeup application and during the day.

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Keep your looks on fleek with a little helping hand from the best makeup setting sprays in the business. For more top tips for long-lasting makeup take a look at Best Primers with SPF You Need this Summer

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