Spray on makeup for face is a type of cosmetic product, a spray can be applied to the face and the hands, the product is very common in Europe and America.
Spray on makeup for face is a new product that has been designed to help you get the most out of your makeup routine. This spray gives you the ability to apply your makeup quickly and easily, without having to worry about getting it messy or causing smudges. It’s great for those who have never used spray on makeup before because it can be used by just about anyone.
Spray on makeup for face comes in a variety of colors so that you can choose the one that best suits your needs. Whether you’re looking for something simple like a tinted moisturizer or something more complex like foundation, this product will work well for any type of application.
This spray comes in an easy-to-use bottle which makes it easy for anyone to use without worrying about spills or messes. The bottle is made with high quality materials so that it will last longer than other similar products on the market today.”
Spray on makeup for face
Whether it’s a big event or a hot summer day, making sure that your eyeshadow, lipstick and foundation last from day to night is a serious feat. Enter setting spray: If you want your makeup to stand up against the elements, tears and everything in between, a makeup setting spray is necessary. According to celebrity makeup artist Tobi Henney, a setting spray is a liquid mist, usually alcohol-based, that’s applied as the last step in a makeup routine to help lock it in. Just spritz on to keep makeup looking and feeling fresh through warm weather, vacay hotspots and sweaty workouts. And yes! Setting sprays work on all skin types, though Henney recommends a light hand on sensitive skin.
No matter if you’ve got oily skin or sensitive skin, we rounded up the 17 best setting sprays you should introduce to your makeup routine:
Best Overall Setting Spray
All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray
$15 AT NORDSTROM $34 AT WALMART $33 AT ULTA BEAUTY
If you ask any beauty expert about their favorite makeup setting spray, chances are they love this Urban Decay formula — it’s our product experts’ go-to choice, too, especially Executive Textiles Director Lexie Sachs. “There are very few products that I’ll consistently splurge on, but this one is worth it,” she says. “I’ve tried many setting sprays, but none of them have kept my makeup intact as long as this one.” The brand claims it will keep your makeup looking vibrant for up to 16 hours. Plus, it’s paraben-free, sulfate-free and vegan.
Best Value Setting Spray
Illuminating Mist & Set
Now 10% off
$9 AT WALMART $6 AT JCPENNEY $6 AT ULTA BEAUTY
This inexpensive setting spray drugstore pick boasts hydrating aloe, green tea, cucumber and a bunch of vitamins (A, C and E!) for moisture. Bonus: It’s alcohol-free, which is great for sensitive skin. One Walmart reviewer who uses it for their work as a model describes it as “hairspray for your face” since it impressively keeps everything in place.
Best Setting Spray on Amazon
Makeup Setting Spray
$15 AT AMAZON
Amazon shoppers swear by this $12 makeup setting spray — it has over 6,000 reviews and a 4.3 average rating! “I really like it because I don’t feel like I have anything extra on my face, my foundation stays on all day, and no more under-eye smudges,” writes one Amazon reviewer. Its fragrance-free formula means it’s likely sensitive skin-friendly. Plus, its use of green tea can be soothing on puffy skin and blemishes.
Best Hydrating Setting Spray
Facial Spray Duo
Now 30% off
$10 AT AMAZON
These facial sprays refresh and hydrate your skin to lock in makeup without a matte or cakey finish. “I like my makeup more natural so I use it for dewiness,” says former GH staffer Shanon Maglente. The duo comes with two hydrating formulations: one formulated with aloe, herbs and rosewater, and the other with aloe, cucumber and green tea.
Best Long-Lasting Setting Spray
Infallible Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Extender
Now 18% off
$14 AT AMAZON
This setting spray from L’Oreal promises to extend your makeup and keep it fresh all night long. Our Lab loves how L’Oreal’s Infallible line performs (the Total Cover Foundation stays on for a whopping 24 hours!), so it’s safe to say this Makeup Extender will live up to our expectations. “With other setting sprays, even high-end ones, I typically have to blot my oily areas often and do touch-ups, but not with this,” says one Amazon reviewer.
Best Makeup Setting Spray
Hydro Grip Setting + Refreshing Spray
$36 AT SEPHORA
Recommended by TikTok, our associate product & reviews editor hurried to the store to test the promise that this setting spray prevents makeup from fading. “True to its name, the hydro grip spray truly keeps my makeup in place,” she says. “I spritz about three layers directly on my face and add one spritz into my face mask for extra measure. I swear, it has drastically reduced makeup transfer.” Plus, the mini-sized bottle alone has lasted her for months. Thanks to its blend of hyaluronic acid and hemp seed oil, it feels super hydrating.
BEST SMUDGE-PROOF SETTING SPRAY
Final Seal Matte Makeup Sealer
Now 16% off
$24 AT AMAZON
“Ben Nye Setting Spray has been my go-to for years,” says Henney. “It was created and used a lot in theater and helps if the client is going to be in hot and humid climates or is perfect on a wedding day.” The brand describes it as smudge-proof and water-resistant, so it’s a great option for those who sweat easily.
Best Setting Spray for Glowy Skin
Always An Optimist 4-in-1 Prime & Set Mist
$24 AT SEPHORA
Selena Gomez’s beauty brand never misses: This setting spray is that cherry on top for locking in natural glowy makeup. It’s not drying at all. In fact, our associate editor tried it on her dry, sensitive skin and found that it only hydrated. It dries down to a subtle, shine-free sheen. Its fine mist is infused with acne-fighting niacinamide and sodium hyaluronate.
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Best Matte Setting Spray
NYX Professional Makeup
Matte Finish Makeup Setting Spray
$9 AT ULTA BEAUTY $8 AT WALMART $9 AT NORDSTROM RACK
For a totally shine-free makeup look, try this affordable NYX setting spray. It seals in your face makeup while leaving skin with a velvet-like appearance, making it perfect for people with oily skin who want to prevent shiny T-zones. Some Ulta reviewers like to blot their skin with a tissue after applying the setting spray to get rid of excess shine.
BEST DRUGSTORE SETTING SPRAY
Make It Last 3-in-1 Setting Spray and Primer
$10 AT AMAZON $10 AT WALMART $11 AT ULTA BEAUTY
This spray really helps lock in makeup, according to Associate Video Producer Lauren DeThomasis. She especially loves using it after powder because it makes the powder “melt” into makeup, giving a “more natural and not cakey” appearance. It’s half the price of premium setting sprays but with the same staying power, she says.
BEST PORE-MINIMIZING SETTING SPRAY
Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray
Now 65% off
$35 AT CHARLOTTE TILBURY
Made from soothing aloe vera, moisturizing Japanese green tea and sweet-smelling aromatic resin, this setting spray aims to give a pore-minimizing finish to makeup looks. “This one is great as it will set your makeup for up to 16 hours and is oil-free, so it’s perfect for oily skin types,” says Henney.
BEST 2-IN-1 SETTING SPRAY AND PRIMER
Prep & Prime Fix + Makeup Setting Spray
$31 AT ULTA BEAUTY $24 AT WALMART $31 AT QVC
According to professional makeup artist Tobi Henney, this is a hydrating setting spray that also doubles as a primer. It’s also alcohol-free, which means it’s a better option for dry or sensitive skin types. The small nozzle sprays out a fine, continuous mist that makes it perfect for on-the-go pick-me-ups.
Best Setting Spray for Oily Skin
MAKE UP FOR EVER
Light Velvet Air Shine-Control Refreshing Spray
$29 AT SEPHORA $25 AT MACY’S
This setting spray from Make Up Forever is a favorite of Good Housekeeping Institute Beauty Lab Chemist, Danusia Wnek. “I have really oily skin in my t-zone and this product is oil controlling —keeps me looking matte all day. It is also budge proof, locking in my makeup even through hot humid days”. Wnek also mentioned that you should give this product a good shake before using but unlike others that squirt out, this one always sprays out in a fine mist.
Best Setting Spray for Dry Skin
Anastasia Beverly Hills
Dewy Set Setting Spray
Anastasia Beverly Hills
$26 AT SEPHORA $24 AT WALMART $22 AT NORDSTROM
For those with dry skin who don’t want a completely matte makeup look, this setting spray makes skin look fresh and glowy. After trying several setting sprays on her dry skin, Home & Apparel Reviews Analyst Amanda Constantine loves this one for making her skin look dewy. “The packaging is glittery, but there’s no glitter in the actual mist, which is what I prefer,” she says.
Best Setting Spray for Sensitive Skin
Tower 28 Beauty
SOS (Save.Our.Skin) Daily Rescue Facial Spray
Now 57% off
$12 AT SEPHORA
Designed for sensitive skin, many Tower28 beauty products use formulas accepted by the National Eczema Association. This one is fragrance-free, alcohol-free, oil-free and hypoallergenic. Our GH associate editor suffers from severe eczema and found it super compatible with her skin. “I reach for it as both a primer and a setting spray,” she says. “It feels super refreshing.” The brand also recently re-released the spray in recyclable packaging!
Best Setting Spray with SPF
Supergoop! (Re)Setting Refreshing Mist SPF 40
$32 AT ULTA BEAUTY $26 AT WALMART $32 AT NORDSTROM
If you’re searching for an option with sun protection for your beach days and pool parties, Supergoop!’s setting spray offers SPF 50 and claims to be water-resistant for up to 40 minutes. Just be sure to use regular sunscreen, too, because chances are you won’t apply enough setting spray for adequate protection (which, FYI, is a teaspoon-sized dollop for your face.) “I don’t smell any alcohol or sunscreen scents like with other mists I’ve tried,” says one Ulta reviewer.
Best Gentle Setting Spray
Make Up For Ever
MIST & FIX Make-Up Setting Spray
Make Up Forever
Now 20% off
$23 AT MAKEUPFOREVER.COM
In our everyday testing, our product experts loved that this formula’s spray was “gentle and fine, making application easy” and that the product smells great (like all cosmetics should!). Plus, it didn’t disturb makeup and sat well on the skin without feeling greasy or shiny.
How we choose setting sprays
Our Good Housekeeping Institute Beauty Lab experts and chemists regularly test beauty products of all kinds, from sunscreens and razors to nail polish and more. We consider the ingredients and formula to get a sense of whether the product will hold up over time. We also try them in real life to make sure they apply easily and wear well. The setting sprays in this list are either personal favorites of our product experts or popular options with rave consumer reviews and ratings.
While the GH Beauty Lab hasn’t tested this category specifically, we have tried many of these picks in our daily lives. Our pros recommend looking for gentle formulas that are free from irritating ingredients such as parabens, sulfates and petroleum (fragrance can also be irritating to especially sensitive skin). It should also apply easily while offering long-lasting staying power.
Do you put setting spray on before or after makeup?
If you’re not sure how to put on makeup setting spray, the good news is that it’s super easy! First, read the label because some formulas might have specific instructions. (You might need to shake the bottle beforehand, etc.) Once all of your makeup is applied (Yes, everything from powder to mascara.), hold the bottle about eight inches away from your face, close your eyes and mist in a slow circular motion to cover all of your face, says Henney. If you tend to have drier skin, layering some spritzes in between powder applications can help keep skin dewy and make things blend easier.
Why trust Good Housekeeping?
Here at the Good Housekeeping Institute Beauty Lab, we put all types of skincare to the test in Lab and with consumer testers. We evaluate facial steamers, body sprays, toners and more to find the best quality products that are actually worth buying.
This list was put together with the help of Associate Product & Reviews Editor Jacqueline Saguin whoregularly consults with professional makeup artists and collaborates with GH’s Beauty Lab to put together product reviews on the very best makeup out there, according to consumer and Lab testing.She hasspent years researching and experimenting with products that work with her severe eczema, and she subsequently began her career covering everything from buzzworthy buys to sensitive-skin staples.
We also consulted professional makeup artist Tobi Henney who has a list of celebrity clientele spanning Barbara Palvin, Megan Fox and more.