Most makeup brands will tell you that their product won’t smear during a cry storm, will last the entire day (even a really bad one), and will allow you to walk out the door of a one night stand the next morning looking fresh and beautiful like a dew-glistened rose. But we all know the truth.
Makeup is more of a chalk drawing than a stone etching. It runs, drips, sweats, beads, and can make your appearance go from fresh to spoiled in just the time it takes to walk to your car in the summer heat. But we’re not blaming the makeup brands entirely. As it turns out, many things in life need a top coat to survive the summer. And as it turns out, all our faces really need is a quality setting spray, and we’ve got several of the best to choose from.
Urban Decay All Nighter
We love most of Urban Decay’s line and this name says it all – “All Nighter”. And don’t just take our word for it, most websites are full of satisfied reviews from the women who have put it to the test. As a bonus, not only does this setting spray hold your face together, it also helps control oil buildup on the skin, which means those shiny areas you normally have to blot – you won’t have to blot as much.
E.L.F. Makeup Mist and Set
Urban Decay is great, but for a fraction of the price e.l.f. has also got a great spray and go makeup setter. It feels great when misted on in the summer heat, does hold your makeup in place, and features a few beneficial vitamins and herbs, including aloe vera, cucumber, green tea, and vitamins A, C & E.
Bobbi Brown Glow Getter
While many women have to face the dreaded shiny forehead, there are others who are more concerned with battling the much feared cracked forehead from having too dry of skin. So, for all you women who tend to ride on the dryer side, Bobbi Brown has developed this ‘glow-getter’ spray that sets your makeup while also enhancing a healthy glow. Basically, it is giving you a nice dose of moisture with every spray, which many of these setters tend to do the opposite and produce more of a matte finish.
Bella Jade Botanicals Makeup Setting Spray
For those really tough, sweaty summer days, you may need a setting spray that can be used again and again without any buildup. Bella Jade has a very light misting setter that works well but is also light enough to be used multiple times throughout a really tough day without eliciting any unwanted buildup or shine.