The Best Setting Spray For Your Skin Type
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If you struggle with make-up sliding, smudging, creasing, or fading off your face due to sweating, humidity, oiliness and more, you need to invest in a setting spray.
Beauty Daily has compiled the best setting sprays to help you get the most out of your beauty look.
Is setting spray necessary?
According to Charlotte McHale, Clarins Training Manager, “If you don’t need your make-up to last a long time, then a setting spray isn’t necessary. Yet, is it useful? Absolutely!”
The best setting sprays can be helpful for many things, such as keeping everything in place, including loose powder and eyeshadow, which are prone to fallout and fixing some common make-up mishaps.
McHale says: “Let’s say you’re updating your office make-up to a post-work glam, and you’ve got 10 mins before you head out for drinks. If you don’t have time to cleanse and re-apply and want to elevate your eye make-up, spritzing a little bit of your setting spray onto your eyeshadow brush is an effective way to go. This way, the eyeshadow pigment will stay on the brush and be less messy to apply. Plus, the eye shadows that may be used wet or dry – the dampness will intensify the colour. Mchale adds: “The spray also helps enhance make-up pigment and makes it easy to create bold looks.”
What does setting spray do?
The best setting sprays not only hold your make-up in place for hours but also protect your skin from the effects of environmental stressors. In addition, they deliver hydration, keep the skin refreshed, and prevents shine and excess oil from breaking through.
In addition, instead of dampening your foundation sponge with water, you can use a setting spray to moisten it. It will help to lock in your foundation. The moisture from the setting spray will also help blend the foundation evenly across your face.
What makes the best setting spray?
Setting spray, unlike facial mist, is not a skincare product per se. Instead, it’s used to budge-proof your make-up for special occasions and events, and a little mist can go a long way.
Some setting sprays on the market contain alcohol, one of the key ingredients and success to all-day-lasting make-up. Experts warn that it can be quite drying and even irritating to some skin types, so go with caution before using just any formula or avoid using them daily.
Clarins setting spray is formulated with plant-based alcohol derived from beetroot at very well-tolerated concentrations that don’t cause any harmful skin reactions. So it’s suitable for all skin types.
“There are great setting sprays in the market, but not all are made the same. For example, if you want something for full high-coverage make-up, the setting sprays you choose will feel quite sticky or tight on your skin when you first put them on.
It almost feels like a hair spray but is face-friendly, and it guarantees your make-up will not move,” McHale says.
Which is the best setting spray?
If you prefer a natural setting spray that boosts healthy hydration to refresh your make-up all day, try Clarins Fix’ Make-Up, £24.
It’s a light mist that sets make-up and gives you a good, long-lasting hold. It is formulated with a fructose-derived setting polymer that works hard to keep your make-up in place. The ultra-fine layer of grapefruit and rose water intensifies make-up colour vibrancy and boosts your sense of well-being when on the go. In addition, the moisturising ingredients of aloe vera, glycerin, and allantoin soothe the skin.
What’s the difference between a facial mist and a setting spray?
It can be confusing; we get you. Facial mists focus on skincare and are formulated with hydrating ingredients for the skin, while setting sprays focus on sealing and prolonging your make-up wear.
Beauty or face mists will help rehydrate your make-up and moisturise your skin, making it look fresher and revived.
There are many different types out there, and, for the most part, they deliver instant hydration thanks to ingredients like vitamins, extracts, and actives like hyaluronic acid and essential oils.
If you have dry and dehydrated skin and your make-up doesn’t sit well, use a hydrating beauty mist such as the Hydra-Essentiel Hydrating Multi-Protection Mist, £26 avoids your make-up clumping and clinging into dry patches.
This hydrating face mist is a perfect complement to your daily beauty routine. It is formulated with Clarins’ new Multi-Hydrating Complex, a blend of organic leaf of life, houseleek extracts, and hyaluronic acid to draw moisture to the skin. In addition, the Anti-Pollution Complex protects your skin from environmental stressors such as pollution, and blue light, among others.
Want a vegan hydrating face mist? Check My Clarins RE-FRESH Hydrating Beauty Mist, £18. It’s an ultimate quick fix for all your skin hydration needs or if you need a 5-second hack to perk up your skin before a zoom call or lunch meeting. It has 0% alcohol, and the ingredients read like a healthy drink:
Organic coconut water nourishes, and alpenrose extract detoxifies. While fig offers a heavy dose of hydration and radiance-boosting acerola seed extract works on your glow. Use A.M and P.M after cleansing or over make-up to quench thirsty, dehydrated, or sensitive skin.
Read next: How To Waterproof Your Make-Up