Setting Sprays: what they are great for and how/when to use them
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I’m a bit newer to the notion of setting sprays but as my skin has taken a dramatic turn for the extremely dry Sahara dessert type, a setting spray feels great and refreshes my makeup beautifully. I still love a setting powder, don’t get me wrong, but there are times when a setting spray is the perfect mist of what your skin or makeup may need.
Setting sprays can be used before applying makeup, during, and after. It helps blend powders together and should create a veil of a mist to gentle fall onto the skin. It’s sort of counter intuitive to spray your face after applying makeup, but it should lock your makeup in and help it look flawless.
There are hydrating setting sprays, sprays that keep oil at bay, glow-inducing setting sprays, and more. You name it, there is a spray for it.
In general, setting sprays are a great option for dry skin if you find that setting powder hangs onto any dry patches of your skin.
I rounded up a few top sprays here!
I’ve been using the Pixi Glow Mist for the past few weeks either right after I apply my makeup or even towards the end of the day if I feel like my face is looking a little dull. It truly makes my skin glow without looking oily.
I’ve used Caudalie’s Beauty Elixir in the past, and I love the smell, but it’s geared more towards normal/oily/combination skin so I’m holding off on it right now.
The most neutral of the bunch is Smashbox’s Primer Water. It has very few ingredients but just enough to set your makeup and help blend powders in so they aren’t sitting on top of your skin.
p.s. Did you catch this post about my favorite setting powders and how I use them?