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Pick the right makeup setting spray for your skin type for a flawless face no matter how hard you party

Not all makeup fixing mists are made equal. We've done the legwork for you so if it's more glow, less grease, UV protection or skin soothing you're after, we've got a formula for you
 

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Makeup setting sprays have come a long way from the time it was just a mainstay in pro makeup artist’s tool kit to claiming its rightful place on the vanities of countless women all over the world. And contrary to popular belief, it isn’t only during summer months that makeup setting sprays become indispensible.

If you have oily skin, chances are, your foundation will start to look shiny by the time you’re about to head out for lunch. To keep shine in check, try a setting spray that has mattifying properties. They usually contain ingredients that absorb excess shine so your makeup stays flawless longer. On the other hand, if you have dry skin, don’t think for a second that you are spared from using setting sprays.  The truth it, even those with dry skin could use with a few spritzes of these setting sprays because when your skin is dry, makeup is unable to adhere seamlessly onto skin surface, which leads to it being more susceptible to fading and streaking. If you struggle with dry skin, look for those that contain humectants to infuse skin with a dose of moisture. This plumps skin surface so makeup applies smoother and stays on longer.

And if your makeup is prone to oxidation and making your complexion look duller as the day goes by, look for those that are infused with antioxidants. This fights free radicals so oxidation is kept to a minimum so your makeup looks as fresh as it was the moment you applied it in the morning. Here, the best makeup setting sprays that are suitable for various skin types and needs:

 

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