Setting sprays are often overlooked because we think it's just an extra step in our routine. But, a few spritzes are necessary to keep our makeup looking fresh and to prevent it from melting off our face. We live in a hot and humid country, so skipping this can be a huge mistake.
The setting spray creates a barrier to "protect" all your hard work. The sharp contour, flawlessly blended foundation, and snatched highlight will all go to waste if you neglect to lock them all in. You'll only need a few spritzes, so it won't take much of your time.
To help you choose the best one out there, we culled our tried-and-tested picks below. We also arranged it by price to make things easier for you to ~*window shop*~.
Nichido Makeup Setting Spray
With its affordable price tag, it's hard not to give it a try. This setting spray guarantees to keep your complexion shine-free for hours.
Nichido Makeup Setting Spray, P288, Watsons
IN2IT Mineral Setting Mist
This grants your complexion a dewy finish—which makes it essential if you're into the glass skin look!
IN2IT Mineral Setting Mist, P300, Watsons
Maybelline Master Fix Setting Spray
This drugstore find prevents your base and colored makeup from fading and melting.
Maybelline Master Fix Setting Spray, P499, Lazada
L'Oreal Infallible Pro Spray & Set All-Day Make-up Extender
For a freshly applied makeup look all day, turn to this lightweight, dermatologist-tested setting spray.
L'Oreal Infallible Pro Spray & Set All-Day Make-up Extender, P600, Lazada
Pixi Makeup Fixing Mist
This setting spray has skincare benefits: It's infused with green tea and rose water to soothe tired and inflamed skin. We like using this on days we have long commutes because it revitalizes our complexion.
Pixi Makeup Fixing Mist, P1,095, Watsons
MAC Prep and Prime Fix+
A makeup artist favorite, use this setting spray to prep skin for makeup application and seal in your finished look.
MAC Prep and Prime Fix+, P1,250, Lazada
Gerard Cosmetics Slay All Day Setting Setting Spray in Lavender
This oil-controlling mist locks in your makeup for hours, and it has a lavender scent to relax your mood.
Gerard Cosmetics Slay All Day Setting Setting Spray, P1,410, Freyja.com
Kat Von D Lock-It Setting Mist
Kat Von D is famous for her sweatproof (or anything-proof) products, and this setting mist lives up to the brand's promise.
Make Up For Ever Mist and Fix Setting Spray
Another makeup artist fave, this prevents foundation + powder from caking, and keeps the rest of your lewk locked and loaded for hours.
Make Up For Ever Mist and Fix Setting Spray, P1,650, SM Megamall
Urban Decay All-Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray
One of the OG setting sprays with a cult following, it's a must-have for those who want their makeup to stay on even when exposed to humidity and high temperature.
Urban Decay All-Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray, P1,980, Sephora.ph
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