Finding your perfect setting spray

Author: Danielle Cauchi   Date Posted: 30 July 2019 

Setting sprays are the final piece of the makeup puzzle, but are possibly the most important. Find out why they're so important, and how to find the right setting spray for your skin type.


Setting sprays are designed to lock all our hard work in place and keep our makeup looking fresh and flawless all day long.

This quick final step can make all the difference when it comes to extending the wear time of our makeup and improving the way it appears on the skin.

Even though setting sprays work wonders on our makeup, especially on those long days and special occasions, this step is often overlooked and disregarded all together.

Some people are unaware of the multiple benefits setting sprays possess. Benefits that spread far beyond just making our makeup last longer.

Setting sprays come in a variety of different formulations that are designed to enhance your makeup based on your skin type. If you struggle with oil or dryness, or just want to retain that ‘natural skin’ look, it’s important that you pay attention to the formula of the setting spray you’re using.


ruthieridley uses one of physiciansformula's superb setting sprays


Oily Skin


Oily skin types thrive with matte setting sprays.

These sprays reduce the excess oil that typically disrupts makeup throughout the day and creates a flawless, airbrushed finish.

Physicians Formula InstaReady Setting Spray is a good option as it mattifies the skin for a photo-ready look. Since oily skin typically goes hand-in-hand with enlarged pores, oily skin types will enjoy this setting spray’s ability to blur and re-texturise the complexion for a smoother and more even appearance.



Dry Skin


Bring dry skin to life with a dewy formulation for a youthful, fresh-faced look.

Dewy setting sprays offer a hydrating pick-me-up and are great to spritz throughout the day for a quick refresher. Dewy formulas also sometimes bear skincare benefits in the form of moisturising ingredients and SPF.

Although more so targeted to normal skin types, dry skin would benefit from wet n wild Photo Focus Natural Finish Setting Spray Seal The Deal because of its inclusion of hydrating Aloe Vera. This will make sure your skin stays looking fresh and feeling comfortable throughout the day.



Normal Skin


If you have a normal skin type, you might want to avoid overly mattifying or dewy formulations in preference for something more balanced.

BYS Makeup Setting Spray Natural Finish keeps excess shine at bay whilst still allowing your skin’s natural glow to shine through.



Applying setting spray


Hold your setting spray at arm’s length and spray in an ‘X’ and ‘T’ motion. As tempted as you might be, don’t overdo the setting spray. A light mist will secure your makeup, but a drenching downpour will cause it to run. 


Now that you know which setting spray your skin needs, click here to check out the setting sprays we have on offer!

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