Isn’t it just the worst when you try a setting spray that everyone is raving about only to find that your makeup has completely disappeared halfway through the day? Like, what’s even in there? Water? Air? Luckily, being a makeup artist for bridal clients helps you discover REAL quick what helps your client’s makeup stay put..and what doesn’t! Here are some of my tried and true favorites that will ensure that your makeup staying fresh and on should be the last thing you have to be worried about!
- The Makeup Setting Spray by Skindinavia - The OG heavyweight of them all, this finishing spray is an absolute staple on Hollywood sets and the red carpet. This fine mist spray is clinically proven, super lightweight(which means it won’t feel like a layer of hairspray on your face!), and long lasting to the point where it’s able to hold your makeup in place for 16+ hours! Yup, you read that right: 16+ hours! Pretty cool, right? The mist is also oil-free, paraben-free, and hypoallergenic, which means it’s great for even the most sensitive of skin types, as well as ideal for daily use. Plus it’s vegan and cruelty-free, which means no fluffy bunnies were harmed in making it! It’s not called The World’s Best Setting Spray for nothing! The Makeup Setting Spray $29 is available at www.skindinavia.com
- Final Seal Setting Spray by Ben Nye - Now this spray isn’t ideal for daily use, but nothing is more bulletproof for extreme conditions than this baby right here! This iconic setting spray is an essential in every working makeup artist’s kit for good reason. It provides maximum durability and is a heavy duty cosmetic sealer unlike any other, which makes it a must have for festival season! What makes this spray special is that it not only reduces the effects of oils and perspiration on the skin, dries quickly to a matte finish, and is actually smudge-proof! And believe me, I have put that to the test! Because of how heavy duty this minty spray is, it should be noted that you should use it in a well ventilated area...kind of how you would do with hairspray. Final Seal Setting Spray starts at $10 and is available at www.bennye.com
- Power Lock Makeup Setting Spray by Kristofer Buckle - I love this spray because not only does it keep your makeup truly “locked” in place, but it is also hydrating too which makes it a great option for dry or mature skin. It keeps your makeup in place and is also smudge-proof, helps control shine, and, believe it or not, reduces the visual appearance of fine lines, pores and texture for a smoothing effect and natural complexion finish. And not many setting sprays can boast those results! Power Lock Makeup Setting Spray $20 is available at www.kristoferbuckle.com