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Makeup setting spray likes a topcoat for makeup, which can save your makeup all day long. It is a beauty essential as the last step of your makeup routine to prevent the makeup from fading quickly. Keep reading to know everything about the makeup setting spray.

What is makeup setting spray?

Makeup setting spray is also known as “finishing spray” or “setting mist”. Setting spray is a liquid mist containing water and alcohol, which can be used to make your makeup look last longer, preventing fading and smudging.


How to use makeup setting spray?

Step 1: Shake well before use

Shaking well is important to ensure the setting spray goes on without dripping or splotching. Some ingredients can sometimes settle to the bottom of the bottle. So shake it well to mix up all ingredients. 

Step 2: Spray in an X- and T-formation 

Hold the setting spray bottle about 6-8 inches away from your face. If you want to give your entire face an even and thorough coverage, so don’t spray too close. To further make sure you can cover all the surface area you need to, spray in an X-formation first, and then a T-formation. You can also spot-spray as you need.

Step 3: Let Dry 

The final step is to let your setting spray dry naturally. This allows the spray to fully sink in, so your makeup won’t smear.

How to choose the right makeup setting spray?

For dry skin:

You should look for hydrating makeup setting sprays with a dewy finish, which keep your skin from looking dull and flaky.

For combination or oily skin:

You should look for oil-control makeup setting sprays with a matte finish, which keep your makeup from smearing and becoming shiny throughout the day.


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