Setting sprays were definitely invented for a reason (probably partly so that people would stop putting hair spray on their faces). Despite the fact that many might think putting a quick spritz of super-hold hair spray on their mugs is a great fix, the truth is that it's basically like putting glue on your face (which is pretty much what hair spray is). And we don't need to tell you that's a bad idea (read this Reddit forum if you need further proof). The thing is there are plenty of actual products that are a) good for your skin, and will b) do a great job of making sure your makeup stays put.
First, perhaps it would be useful to tell you just why setting spray is such a great investment. Essentially, it stops your makeup from slipping all over your face. Whether you have a shinier complexion than most or because it's midsummer and you want to minimise the "just got out of a sauna" look, setting sprays are your best friend when it comes to makeup. As usual, we've turned to our trusty friend, the internet, to recommend the best around. Thanks to Rank & Style, we have the official list of the nine best setting sprays that will mean your makeup won't move an inch.
Keep scrolling for our guide to the best setting sprays according to the internet.
This does exactly what it says on the tin, coating skin in an invisible film that locks makeup in and skin aggressors out.
Who can argue with this one at such a good price? It contains skin mattifiers that deflect light (and attention) away from an oily T-zone.
This brand is one of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's favourites for a reason. Use it throughout the day to add to that dewy glow.
This one comes with added SPF value so your skin won't know what's hit it.
Whether you're in excess heat or cold, this setting spray offers no-budge makeup for 16 hours.
As well as including a mix of different essential oils such as rosemary and lavender, this one is also 100% free of parabens, talc and chemicals. Happy skin indeed.
Listen up, vegans, as this one's for you. It's also got grapefruit and tangerine extracts so it will also brighten your skin. Win, win.
True, you want to get rid of shine, but if you're in need of something that won't dry out your skin either, then this is the one for you.
There's a reason this one always comes out on top. Try it for yourself, and watch as your makeup stays put all night (and all day).
Next up! Want flawless skin? Head over to our list of the best foundations for complexion-boosting formulas.
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