I’m obsessed with setting sprays. They are an essential part of my kit & life to be honest. There’s nothing worse than applying a full face of make up and watching it slide off your face by 12pm. Setting sprays are the last step in your make up application and as I like to call them – hairspray for your face.
Lightly applied on top of your final look allows your make up to stay in place for hours and even all day (fact!). They keep your powders, concealers, eye shadows etc from absorbing into your skin and melting off! Tried & tested on myself and millions of clients, from brides to just girls going for a casual fun night out and I swear by them!
Most sprays are water and alcohol based mixed with film formers which help create a seal over your make up and last for hours. They let off a fine mist, which ensures coverage. The important part of choosing your setting spray is when applied wet, it should dry almost immediately without making your skin feel sticky. They should feel smooth, light & refreshing and leave your skin feeling as if you are wearing nothing & frankly asking for more – they just that good.
The world of setting sprays are actually quite complex, from matte sprays to dewy sprays, the list is endless. So here’s my list of my best setting sprays so far, all available in SA.
1. MAC Prep & Prime Fix Plus
2. Make Up Forever Mist & Fix
3. Urban Decay Make Up Setting Spray
4. NYX Matte Finish Setting Spray
5. NYX Dewy Finish Setting Spray
6. Me & Youth Fix Spray