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Top 10 Drugstore Setting Sprays

Drugstore Setting Sprays That Lock In Your Makeup From 9-to-5

Drugstore Setting Sprays That Lock In Your Makeup From 9-to-5

The one superhero you always need in your makeup bag? A really good setting spray (they don't have to be expensive either). No matter what other makeup you have on, as long as your setting spray is on point, your look is guaranteed to last. Contrary to popular belief though, there's not just one setting spray that works for everyone. The best setting spray for your face will essentially be the opposite of your skin—for oily skin, you want a matte spray, and if you have dry skin, you'll want a spray with a more dewy finish. Click through for our top 10 favorite budget setting sprays for every skin type. Opening image: @wetnwildcosmetics

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February 16, 2018

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Wet n Wild Photofocus Setting Spray

Our Score

USERS SAID: "Like hairspray for your face! Holds my makeup all night"

LOVED FOR: This spray includes aloe to hydrate your skin, and as a bonus, it also leaves a dewy look on your face.


Maybelline New York Facestudio Master Fix Wear-Boosting Setting Spray

Our Score

USERS SAID: "I like to use this product after I apply my foundation, I spray, and use a beauty blender sponge to press in and set foundation. I have super dry skin so I cannot use powder to set my foundation. This works like a miracle!"

HELPFUL TIP: For the best results, spray this 4-6 times evenly around your face.


Pixi By Petra Makeup Fixing Mist

Our Score

LOVED FOR: A nourishing spray that also wicks away sweat

HELPFUL TIP: Spray this product on before and after applying your makeup to help it stay on longer.


Bella Jade Botanicals Makeup Setting Spray with Organic Green Tea

Our Score

BEST FOR: Dry environments that make your skin crave major hydration

USERS SAID: "Absolutely love this setting spray... Even after going outside and sweating, my makeup was still in place and looked awesome! Highly recommend!"


Makeup Revolution Pro Fix Oil Control Makeup Fixing Spray

Our Score

BEST FOR: Shiny skin that needs a matte finish

HELPFUL TIP: If you need a touch up, spray on a beauty blender and dab your face.


NYX Professional Makeup Dewy Finish Makeup Setting Spray

Our Score

LOVED FOR: A dewy finish that doesn't feel greasy

USERS SAID: "I have been using this [setting spray] and it does give your skin an excellent glow. I am 50 years young and this product is great for mature skin."


e.l.f. Cosmetics Illuminating Mist & Set

Our Score

BEST FOR: When you're balling on a budget but refuse to sacrifice quality

USERS SAID: "I was looking for a makeup setting spray that would keep my makeup in place but that would not cost me a lot of money. This product absolutely delivered in both of those aspects and performed better than I thought it would, especially for the awesome price." 


Milani Make It Last Setting Spray Prime + Correct + Set

Our Score

USERS SAID: "The sprayer is amazing and gives off a good mist. It oddly smells good and really holds my makeup in place."

HELPFUL TIP: Spray under your makeup for a primer and over your makeup to set your look.


L'Oreal Paris Infallible Makeup Extender Setting Spray

Our Score

LOVED FOR: A fine mist that feels refreshing

USERS SAID: "This is a must for my collection. Affordable and works!" 


NYX Professional Makeup Matte Finish Makeup Setting Spray

Our Score

USERS SAID: "This make up setting spray is a must! Once I use this spray, my makeup sets and I don't have to worry about it rubbing off. The matte finish also helps to prevent my face from getting oily."

BEST FOR: Oily skin looking for a matte finish

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