Spray Bottle MistAny product that helps your makeup last longer, is something you should know about–and make room for in your makeup bag. You’re probably familiar with primers, which you apply before your makeup to help keep it in place. However, you may not have heard much about makeup setting sprays. A makeup setting spray is quite similar to a primer, except they are applied after your makeup. Think of them like the topcoat to your makeup. Another key difference, like the name states, is that they come in a spray or mist form, whereas a primer is usually a cream or gel. Makeup setting sprays are also transparent and don’t change the color or texture of your makeup.

Who Is It For
Most makeup setting sprays are suitable for all skin types. If you have sensitive or dry skin, watch out for makeup setting sprays that contain alcohol, as they will dry out your skin.

Why You Should Use It
Reason #1: It keeps your makeup in place and helps stop makeup meltdowns. Depending on the formula you choose, some help to hydrate skin, while others will even keep you cool on balmy days. Setting sprays are much better idea than misting your face with water.

Your makeup setting spray is like your hairspray, and it is the finishing touch in your beauty regimen. Apply your makeup, including your BB cream, eyeshadow, mascara and lipstick. Then, hold your makeup spray at arm’s length, and apply a few squirts. Don’t rub it in; just allow it to dry naturally.

1. Urban Decay Chill Makeup Setting Spray 

Urban Decay Chill Makeup Setting Spray

Urban Decay‘s setting spray is your summer beauty product savior. It keeps your makeup in place for up to 12 hours, and it has time-release temperature control technology, which helps to keep you cool on those especially humid days.

2. Kat Von D Lock ‘N Load Makeup Setting Mist

Kat Von D Lock 'N Load Makeup Setting Mist

This makeup mist is suitable for all skin types and  lasts an impressive 16 hours. That’s not all. It has climate balancing ingredients, so it helps stop makeup meltdowns in the summer and keeps you hydrated in the winter.

3. Make Up For Ever Mist & Fix

Make Up For Ever Mist & Fix

In addition to keeping your makeup fixed to your face for up to 12 hours, this mist gives you a dewy glow. It is also sweat-proof, rub-resistant, and alcohol-free, so it stays put without drying out your skin.

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