Do You Need A Make-Up Setting Spray? |

Do You Need A Make-Up Setting Spray?

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Whilst a primer may be a staple in your make-up kit, chances are you’re less familiar with setting sprays. On hand to guarantee your make-up lasts all day (and night), these hard-working, lightweight mists are the failsafe products beloved by beauty bloggers and make-up artists alike, so we caught up with make-up artist Jenny Coombs for the full scoop... 

What exactly is a setting spray?

Akin to a topcoat for your make-up, a setting spray is similar to a primer but is applied after your make-up. The clever, transparent formula will dry quickly and makes sure your carefully applied look will last as long as possible.

And who should you use one?

Suitable for all skin types, a setting spray will avoid unwanted make-up meltdown. Ideal for long days, nights out or balmy summer afternoons, this clever piece of kit should have a place on everyone’s bathroom shelf. For those with sensitive or dry skin, keep an eye out for a mist with added skincare benefits – try Emma Hardie’s Plump & Glow Hydrating Mist, £36, which will allow your skin to breathe throughout the day and enhance your make-up for a radiant glow.

Any tips on using a setting spray?

Hold it at arm’s length and gently mist over the face; don’t rub it in, just allow it to dry naturally. To revitalise make-up, top up throughout the day, particularly if the formula is for drier skin types.

Is there anything else you can do to make your make-up last longer?

It’s all about being aware of the condition of your skin and finding the right make-up to cater for your needs. For example, drier skin types should opt for a luminous foundation and cream blushers and concealers, whereas those with oily skin should invest in a mattifying foundation and use powder-based blushers.  

Avoid make-up meltdown with SL’s edit of the top setting sprays to buy now...

Infallible Fixing Mist, £7.99 | L'Oréal

A hard-working spray that dries instantly for an all-day flawless finish.

Fix' Make-Up, £23 | Clarins

Formulated with aloe vera and organic rose water, this moisturising mist will seal make-up and boasts an anti-pollution complex.

Plump & Glow Hydrating Mist, £36 | Emma Hardie

This luxe mist contains hyaluronic acid, cooling water mint and tiny gold pigments to refresh and boost skin’s luminosity throughout the day.

Make-Up Setting Spray, £8 | NYX

Available in matte and dewy finishes, this cult formula is ideal for beginners and beauty junkies alike.

All Nighter Setting Spray, £23.50 | Urban Decay 

This clever mist works by lowering the temperature of your make-up to keep it all in place for up to 16 hours. Clever stuff.

Pro Fixing Spray, £5 | Makeup Revolution 

Specially formulated for oilier skin types, this bargain buy leaves skin velvety-soft and shine-free.


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