The 9 Best Setting Sprays

From hydrating glow-givers, to formulas that blur, perfect and smooth, here are our favourite setting sprays that are guaranteed to keep your make-up in place...

Urban Decay All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray, £20.40

Urban Decay is a pioneer in this category and its latest setting spray pushes boundaries once again. Using patented Temperature Control Technology, it actually lowers the temperature of your make-up to keep it in place for an impressive 16 hours.

Available at 


Clarins Fix' Make-Up, £24

This mist gives longer-lasting hold while protecting skin from city life thanks to Clarins’ exclusive anti-pollution complex. Infused with grapefruit extract and organic rose water, its energising and uplifting scent will set you up for the day.

Available at



Coola Makeup Setting Spray SPF 30, £39

This multi-tasking spray seals in make-up while offering high-level broad-spectrum sun protection. Perfect for hot weather holidays, its invisible mist is enriched with soothing aloe vera, hydrating hyaluronic acid and antioxidant-packed green tea.

Available at


Milk Makeup Blur Spray, £23.75

Dubbed an Instagram filter in a bottle, this spray uses microsphere technology to ‘blur’ the appearance of pores, fine lines and imperfections. A great alternative to a setting powder, it offers serious staying power and super smooth skin.

Available at


Too Faced Hangover 3-in-1 Setting Spray, £12

A shortcut to dewy skin, this 3-in-1 spray can be used as a make-up primer, a setting spray and on-the-go refresher. It gets bonus points for the holiday-in-a-can coconut scent.

Available at


Mac Prep + Prime Fix, £21

A staple in any backstage make-up kit, this lightweight mist is ideal for fixing a finished look or for freshening up your make-up throughout the day. Alongside the original much-loved botanical scent, the cult formulation is now available in calming lavender, tropical coconut and cheering rose.

Available at


Cover FX High Performance Setting Spray, £23

This feather-light formula is quick-drying yet keeps make-up anchored all day long. Spritz on your face to finish your look, or use with brushes so it gets to work during make-up application.

Available at


Kiko Make Up Fixer, £7.99

Containing cosmetic alcohol that evaporates instantaneously, this spray locks down your make-up without altering it. The pocket-sized bottle makes it an ideal addition to your handbag or desk drawer.

Available at


Elf Matte Magic Mist & Set Spray, £5

Magic by name, magic by nature, this bargain spray sets your make-up in place and puts the halt on shine. Enriched with a line-up of skin-boosting ingredients – including vitamins B and E, and burdock root – it nourishes the skin throughout the day.

Available at

DISCLAIMER: We endeavour to always credit the correct original source of every image we use. If you think a credit may be incorrect, please contact us at

Fashion. Beauty. Culture. Life. Home
Delivered to your inbox, daily