When it comes to keeping makeup in place, setting spray is the way to go. The best setting sprays deliver hydration to the skin keeping it refreshed; hold makeup in place for hours, no matter what you throw at it; and prevent shine and excess oil from creeping up on the skin. Makeup artists swear by it. If you struggle with makeup sliding off your face, you need a setting spray.
Whether you’ve got an event that requires a flawless base that lasts (think: wedding), or you simply want a daily glow that doesn’t slide off your face on the commute, Vogue has compiled the best setting sprays to help you get the most out of your beauty look.
Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray
Prime, set and refresh with Charlotte Tilbury’s cult setting spray. Loved for its long-lasting setting power, it creates a film that acts as a shield on the skin, keeping your make-up in place for up to 16 hours.
KVD Beauty Lock It Setting Mist
One of the best make-up setting sprays on the market, this delivers a lightweight mist which dries quickly, keeping your make-up in place for hours.
Too Faced Hangover 3-in-1 Setting Spray
Inspired by the brand’s cult Hangover Primer, this Too Faced setting spray sets make-up in place for hours, leaving a beautiful dewy finish.
MAC Prep + Prime Fix+ Mattifying Mist
The famed Studio Fix+ is now available as a matte version, which is perfect for those with oilier complexions and make-up wearers who want to keep skin looking fresh.
Benefit Porefessional Super Setter Setting Spray
Lock make-up into place for up to 16 hours. This refreshing mist leaves skin hydrated and creates a water- and smudge-proof veil that keeps make-up on throughout the day. You can’t go wrong.
E.L.F. Dewy Coconut Setting Spray Mist
If you’re looking for a setting mist that’ll ensure your base is budge-proof and create a dewy glow, this one is for you. It’s infused with coconut and cucumber to deeply hydrate.
Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Set & Refresh Setting Spray
Acting as a topcoat, this setting spray is like a magnet for your make-up. The blue and green layers (the grip phase and glow phase) work in unison to keep make-up in place, while ensuring skin is hydrated and glowing.
NYX Professional Makeup Setting Spray Matte Finish
Perfect for those who prefer a matte finish, this comfortable NYX setting spray gives skin a shine-free finish that remains oil-free all day long.
Makeup Revolution Fix Oil Control Makeup Fixing Spray
Perfect to prevent smudging throughout the day, this setting spray sets make-up in place for up to 12 hours.