Setting Sprays we can’t live without
Author: Jasmine Cottan Date Posted: 8 June 2018
I think we can all agree that one of the greatest creations in the world of cosmetics, besides the makeup itself, is ‘Setting Sprays’. Whether it was the makeup gods or a genius beauty guru who had had enough of running mascara, someone had gone out of their way to create a product that locked-in our makeup day in and day out. Whoever you are, we thank you!
For those budding gurus or makeup lovers who have yet to experience its wonders, a Setting Spray is a soft, lightweight and usually clear formula that is sprayed onto the face after applying a full-face of makeup.
This formula instantly deflects surface shine from foundation, locks your makeup in place and protects it from the natural elements and the body’s natural oil production, resulting in a completed, glowing finish.
Better yet, the majority of Setting Sprays come with non-smudge, non-fade and hydrating properties, allowing your makeup creation to last longer. And they're designed for all skin types, including those with sensitive skin, so you’re bound to find something that ticks all of your beauty concerns.
If you’re fixed on quality, a Setting Spray MUST include three important features.
1. Must be smudge/fade proof
2. Instantly hydrates the skin
3. Delivers a smooth, perfected finish
If you’re new to the makeup scene, you might think that finding a Setting Spray that’s affordable and of great quality would be difficult to come by. Thankfully we've done the searching for you!
Here are some of our favourite and most talked about Setting Sprays that we can’t live without!
Exotic Jasmine, refreshing Lemongrass and Cucumber, Lavender and Peach. We can’t choose which we love more! As their name suggests, the ‘Slay All Day Setting Sprays’ are a unique lightweight formula of ingredients which effectively eliminate the stress of makeup application, while increasing makeup longevity.
These sprays deliver a non-greasy mist that instantly sets your already flawless complexion. You only need to apply 2-3 pumps so this product will last you for ages. Plus, they smell AMAZING!
There’s something so satisfying about a perfected, matte makeup finish. Say farewell to oily skin, heavy or ‘cakey’ looking foundation because this setting spray has it all. This formula is a weightless, soothing and lightly scented mist that delivers an instant, natural matte finish. A great alternative if you’re partial to overpowering makeup scents.
This setting spray also includes non-smudge ingredients and is suitable for all skin times.
Infused with refreshing and hydrating Aloe Vera, this setting spray instantly soothes the skin and mattifies the pores for a smoother finish, all the while locking-in makeup for a longer wear.
This cool, lightweight formula can also be used on its own and be implemented in your skin care routine. Simply apply 2-3 sprays to clean skin every so often for a hydrated, refreshed look.
A brand that never ceases to impress is LA Girl. For that perfected matte finish, their Pro Setting HD Spray is the way to go. The lightweight, non-stick formula immediately sets makeup for all day wear. Its ultra-fine mist is refreshing and includes quick-drying properties that increases the life of your makeup.
This product is also paraben and fragrance free, so its great for sensitive skin.
And if you're already a setting spray expert, try these other nifty tricks that will unleash the power of your setting spray!