7 Best Setting Sprays to Keep Your Makeup From Melting Off

by Ruby Buddemeyer
Jun 16, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. ET
Image: ImaxTree

Not to be a Negative Nancy, but are we the only ones low-key dreading summer? I mean, sure, an 85-degree pool-side Saturday sounds idyllic, but what about the non-pool moments when your face sweats so profusely during your morning commute that all of your meticulously applied makeup slides off your face and into your fine lines? Yeah, not looking forward to that, which is why we’re putting all our summer hopes and dreams into setting sprays, your new, nonnegotiable beauty product that keeps makeup from budging all day — regardless of how outrageously hot and sweaty you get.

More: You Need to See Ashley Benson’s Beauty Evolution Since 2005

Considering we have 8 billion products to shield our hair from humidity, it only makes sense that we treat our faces with the same caution, right? So instead of letting your makeup smudge and fade in the sweltering summer heat, lock it in with a setting spray that’s not only super-easy to use, but surprisingly effective too. And because not all setting products are created equal, we rounded up the seven best formulas on the market right now, including a brand-spankin’-new release from Too Faced and a drugstore favorite from Maybelline. Trust. These sprays are so good, you might actually welcome summer with open arms. At least for the few minutes you’re outside while running to an air-conditioned shelter. See the products below.

More: Surprise: Makeup Wipes Are Actually Really Bad for Your Skin

 

Originally posted on StyleCaster.

1 /7: Too Faced Hangover 3-in-1 Replenishing Primer

1/7 :Too Faced Hangover 3-in-1 Replenishing Primer

Too Faced Hangover 3-in-1 Replenishing Primer and Setting Spray (Too Faced, $32)

2 /7: Maybelline Master Fix Wear Boosting Setting Spray

2/7 :Maybelline Master Fix Wear Boosting Setting Spray

Maybelline Master Fix Wear Boosting Setting Spray (Maybelline, $12.99)

3 /7: NYX Matte Finish Setting Spray

3/7 :NYX Matte Finish Setting Spray

NYX Matte Finish Setting Spray (NYX Cosmetics, $8)

4 /7: Gerard Cosmetics Slay All Day Setting Spray in green tea

4/7 :Gerard Cosmetics Slay All Day Setting Spray in green tea

Gerard Cosmetics Slay All Day Setting Spray in green tea (Gerard Cosmetics, $22)

5 /7: L'Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Extender

5/7 :L'Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Extender

L'Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray (L'Oréal Paris, $16.99)

6 /7: E.l.f. Makeup Mist & Set

6/7 :E.l.f. Makeup Mist & Set

E.l.f. Makeup Mist & Set (E.l.f., $3)

7 /7: Milani Make It Last Setting Spray

7/7 :Milani Make It Last Setting Spray

Milani Make It Last Setting Spray (Target, $9.99)