#1 Urban Decay All-Nighter Makeup Setting Spray, $48
Considered the holy grail for some, the Urban Decay All-Nighter Makeup Setting Spray is like the OG makeup setting spray. The experts at Urban Decay recommend spritzing in a T-formation and then an “X’ to cover the face fully.
#2 MAKE UP FOR EVER Mist & Fix O2 Setting Spray, $50
The MAKE UP FOR EVER Mist & Fix is a lightweight mist that can be used over foundation or after you’ve applied all your makeup. Mist over your foundation and you can still choose to apply your blush or eye shadow over it. If you have glitter makeup on, this can also be sprayed over it to minimise fall out.
#3 NYX Professional Makeup Setting Spray, $18
The NYX Professional Makeup Setting Spray comes in two variations – a matte version to keep skin shine free and a dewy one to give a radiant finish. This pocket-friendly setting mist will help makeup stay on even when it’s hot and humid outside.
#4 Cover FX Illuminating Setting Spray, $45 (120 ml)
Just a few spritz of this mist sets the makeup instantly, without looking dry. Free from alchohol, its formula keeps skin looking radiant and doesn’t dry skin out.
#6 M.A.C Prep + Prime Fix+, $36
The M.A.C Prep + Prime Fix+ is a lightweight mist that refreshes makeup. It used to exist in one variation but they’ve added different scent variations like lavender, coconut and rose for those who would love to refresh their senses while they mist.
#7 Marc Jacobs Beauty Re(cover) Perfecting Coconut Setting Mist, $62 (112 ml)
The main ingredient in the Marc Jacobs Beauty Re(cover) Perfecting Coconut Setting Mist, coconut water, is known for its hydrating properties. Plus, a spritz of this lightweight mist instantly transports you to an exotic tropical island with its refreshing coconut scent.
#8 tarte Ready, Set, Radiant Skin Mist, $38 (90 ml)
Used as a refreshing face mist or makeup setting spray, the tarte Ready, Set, Radiant Skin Mist is filled with skin-loving antioxidants which help neutralise free radical damage.
#9 Too Faced Hangover 3-in-1 Primer & Setting Spray, $49 (120 ml)
This three-in-one setting spray is also a primer and face mist so you can use it at any time to help makeup go one smoothly, and to refresh your makeup on the go. Formulated with coconut water and probiotic, this versatile spray revives fatigued skin and restores hydration.
#11 Maybelline FaceStudio Master Fix Wear-Boosting Setting Spray, $21.90 (100 ml)
Suited for all skin types, we find that this oil-free formula benefits oily skin the most as it holds makeup in place despite overactive sebum production. Throughout the day, makeup stayed put, looked fresh and didn’t fade or dull one bit. Best part? It even helps set eye makeup for those with oily lids.
#12 L’Oreal Paris Infallible Makeup Extender Setting Spray, $23.90 (100 ml)
As its name suggests, this setting spray is like an invisible shield, protecting the longevity of makeup so you never have to worry about touching up as you party hop throughout the night. With an oil-free mist that is ultra-fine, this formula locks in your eye, face and lip makeup so it doesn’t melt, fade, smudge or crease. All you have to do is spritz onto skin after makeup application, and you’re all set for the day (and night).
#13 GlamGlow Glowsetter Makeup Setting Spray, $45 (110 ml)
Harnessing the benefits of its signature TEAOXI Complex, this refreshing makeup setting spray gives skin an instant boost of hydration, antioxidants and caffeine to plump, protect and energise tired-looking skin. With a soft, cloud-like mist, it envelops your skin in just a couple of spritzes for a glamorous glow that is worth of Hollywood stars.
#15 Chanel Hydra Beauty Essence Mist, $114 (50 ml)
Perhaps the most sensorial to use from the lot, this emits an ultra-fine mist that instantly hydrates, cools and soothes the skin. Perfect to use after cleansing, as a setting spray or whenever you like as an instant pick-me-up, it contains Camellia Alba PFA1 and Blue Ginger PFA to restore moisture level and energise skin from within for a natural radiance. It also contains hyaluronic acid and vitamins C and E to keep skin supple and protected.
#16 Supergoop! Defense Refresh Setting Mist SPF 50, $42 (100 ml)
If you are headed to a poolside party, be sure to keep this in your bag. Infused with antioxidants, this invisible setting mist holds makeup in place, balances skin’s moisture-sebum levels and even comes with an impressive SPF 50 protection.