Setting sprays are often compared to hairspray, and even though the two are completely different (you shouldn't put hairspray on your face, for one), they do have a lot in common. Both of these products are meant to provide extra hold—for your makeup and hair, respectively—in a way that other beauty products can't. In the makeup world, setting sprays are the liquid alternative to powder, created to set all the products on your skin in place to make it last longer. Different formulas have different benefits, say some are more hydrating while others more mattifying, but they all share that same, longevity-improving goal.
Going back to the comparison above, yes, setting sprays are basically hairspray for your face. It's one of the easiest steps to add into your routine if you want your makeup to resist hot and humid weather or if you love looking like your glam is always freshly-applied. After all, it's the easiest product to put on: You just close your eyes and spritz it on! We recommend doing this in big, X of T formations just to cover every part of your face. Now that we've hyped it enough, let's talk products. Keep scrolling for our makeup-sealing picks!
1. Make Up For Ever Mist & Fix
This setting spray seals in makeup for up to 12 hours with a PVP polymer, making products adhere better to the skin and keeping your glam feeling comfortable and non-cakey. Because it’s alcohol free, it won’t dry your skin out either! Instead, making this the last step of your routine provides you with up to 23% more hydration using a combination of humectants and water.
MAKE UP FOR EVER Mist & Fix, P1650, Freyja
2. MAC Fix+
Whether you're prepping your face for foundation or finishing up your look, spray on a generous layer of the ever-popular MAC Fix+. Aside from giving you a boost of antioxidants like green tea, this formula hydrates and soothes the skin to soften a powdery finish and set your makeup completely sans a dehydrating finish.
MAC Prep + Prim Fix+, P1250, Lazada
3. Urban Decay All Nighter
If you need something that will lock in your face of the day and help you through the heat and humidity, the Urban Decay All Nighter does both! Together with the brand Skindinavia, they developed a formula that uses temperature control technology to lower the temperature of your skin to keep your makeup in place. The result? A full glam that lasts up to 16 hours!
URBAN DECAY All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting SprayP1980, Sephora.ph
4. Skindinavia The Makeup Finishing Spray: Bridal
Skindinavia is one of the first brands that popularized finishing sprays that prolong makeup's wear. Their formulas are packaged in spritzers that provide an ultra-fine mist, and each spray is designed to help prevent moisture from breaking down your makeup so it remains everything-proof. They even have a kind made especially for brides, which is an oil- and paraben-free mix that makes sure you have a photo-ready, flawless face all day and night.
SKINDINAVIA The Makeup Finishing Spray: Bridal, P1400, Make Up Pro
5. Caudalie Beauty Elixir
This French beauty classic is described as a toning mist, providing skincare benefits through plant extracts like orange and grapefruit to brighten your complexion. It works amazing as a setting spray as well, especially on dry skin because it instantly remedies dehydration with a slightly dewy finish, all while reducing the appearance of pores. Not only that, the combination of essential oils gives it a luxuriously fresh and minty scent you’d want to reapply.
CAUDALIE Beauty Elixir, P2658, Sephora.ph
6. L'Oréal Infallible Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray
To match their long-lasting line of foundations and powders, L’Oréal created this setting spray that makes everything from the Infallible line last even longer. For an affordable price tag, it will prevent your foundation, eye makeup, and lipstick from moving around and settling into your fine lines so you wouldn’t have to touch up. In case you’re wondering, this spray is oil-free, non-comedogenic, and dermatologist tested!
L'OREAL Infalilble Pro-Spray Makeup Extender Setting Spray, P600, Lazada
7. Pixi Makeup Fixing Mist
Pixi's take on a fixing spray feels more like your average face mist. Not because it doesn't lock your makeup in, but because it is loaded with rose water, a common ingredient in mists that provides a refreshing punch of hydration. It adds a calming rosy scent to the spray, too! Aside from that, this product has willow bark extract to fight shine and to protect your skin, plus an antioxidant in the form of green tea. When applied, you'll achieve a soft matte finish that looks like skin, but better!
PIXI Makeup Fixing Mist, P995, Calyxta
8. Cover FX High Performance Setting Spray
This setting spray has a mist so fine that you would hardly feel it on your skin. That said, it definitely does its job of sealing in your look and preventing products from fading and settling in fine lines, even claiming to lock everything in for up to 24 hours! And if you’re worried about it drying out your skin, don’t be, because this formula is free of alcohol, fragrance, talc, and parabens!
COVER FX High Performance Setting Spray, P1900, Sephora.ph
9. Ben Nye Final Seal Matte Makeup Sealer
You might know the brand Ben Nye for their setting powders, but did you know that applying their fixing spray on top can prolong the wear of your makeup even more? Moreover, this formula promises to keep everything in place, helping products resist smudging and even water, so your look holds even under hot stage lights or humid weather. Plus, a few spritzes immediately set your skin with a matte finish, just like the powder!
BEN NYE Final Seal Matte Makeup Sealer, P950, Beautymnl
10. Milani Make It Last Setting Spray
When you're in need of more than a sealer, try this three-in-one product from Milani that can act as a primer, mist, and setting spray all in one. This is all thanks to its cocktail of ingredients, which include PVP, a polymer that helps makeup stay on longer, and niacinamide, which is known to brighten the complexion. As if those aren't enough, the mist also has an invigorating watermelon scent!
MILANI Make It Last Setting Spray, P650, Calyxta