12 Of The Best Setting Sprays For All Skin Types

Whilst a primer may already be a staple in your make-up routine, chances are you’re less au fait with a setting spray. Guaranteed to give your make-up staying power, whatever the day (or night) throws at you, the latest arrivals on the beauty shelves promise longevity as well as a whole host of skincare benefits. Keep scrolling to discover our favourite formulas, whatever your skin type...

BEST FOR: Dry Skin

Those prone to dry skin needn’t miss out on the powers of a setting spray thanks to new formulations which promise to hydrate, soothe and set in one fell swoop. We love Too Faced’s cult Hangover 3-in-1 Primer & Setting Spray, which is infused with coconut water to boost skin’s radiance and leave a dewy, healthy-looking finish that lasts throughout the day, as well as Coola’s genius offering, which will plump skin with hyaluronic acid and protect from UV rays with an impressive SPF30.


BEST FOR: Oily Skin

On a constant mission to mattify an oily T-zone? Keep Urban Decay’s award-winning All Nighter Setting Spray by your side for some serious make-up longevity. A favourite of beauty editors and make-up artists alike, the microfine mist really will set your make-up for 16 hours straight, boasting a unique temperature technology that retains make-up no matter how hot your face gets. MAC’s Prep + Prime Fix+ Finishing Mist also comes highly rated.

BEST FOR: Combination Skin

Laura Geller’s Spackle Mist is our go-to for balancing combination skin – enriched with a cocktail of soothing and nourishing extracts (think aloe vera to calm redness, vitamin B5 to boost hydration and refreshing cucumber to reduce puffiness) it will help extend your make-up’s wear time and provide skin benefits to boot. Meanwhile, GlamGlow’s Setting Spray is infused with white, red and green teas as well as caffeine to boost skin’s radiance and lock foundation and eye make-up in place.

BEST FOR: Sensitive Skin

Suffer from sensitive skin? Keep Cover FX’s High Performance Setting Spray on your radar – free of parabens, sulphates and alcohol, it’ll extend the life of your make-up without irritating delicate complexions. For an affordable high street option, look no further than E.L.F’s Illuminating Mist & Set, enriched with skin-soothing aloe and green tea. Caudalie’s cult Beauty Elixir also needs no introduction – it’s long been our go-to for a make-up refresh, as well as blurring pores and setting powder alike.

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