Whether you have oily, dry, combination, or normal skin, no skin type is safe from getting hulas in the Philippines’ hot and humid climate. Aside from good skin prep such as moisturizer, sunscreen, and primer, adding a good setting spray to your routine can secure your makeup from getting messy and greasy throughout the day. While most setting sprays are quite expensive, there are still great options for those who are on a budget.
If you’re looking for setting sprays under P500, here are some recommendations that will keep your makeup long-lasting.
Shawill Makeup Mist & Set
This is probably the most affordable setting spray in the local market. But there’s no need to lower your expectations because Shawill’s setting spray locks in your makeup for a long time. Aside from being long-wearing, it also hydrates your skin for a smooth and fresh look without fading your makeup or settling into fine lines. It’s travel-friendly as well with its lightweight packaging with 60ml of product. This makes it a great product to put into your kikay kit for emergency retouches after a long day of classes and commuting.
Dazzle Me Get A Grip! Setting Spray
You might have heard this one from TikTok a lot. Many people have been raving about Dazzle Me’s makeup setting spray as one of the best budget-friendly setting sprays. It seamlessly sets your makeup to be waterproof, smudge-proof, and transfer-resistant without leaving any heavy sticky feeling on your skin. This 199-peso product is also dry-sensitive and acne-prone-friendly with its oil-control and hydrating ingredients such as rose water, trehalose, hyaluronic acid, and castor oil.
Nichido Matte Finish Makeup Setting Spray
If you have oily skin, this might probably be your next holy grail setting spray. Nichido’s Matte Finish Setting Spray guarantees great oil control as it sets your makeup into a matte finish. This long-wearing makeup spray feels weightless on the skin and claims to be Paraben-free.
To give you an idea, parabens are man-made chemicals used as preservatives in food or cosmetics. Some studies have found that parabens act like estrogen in our body and can add to the risk of getting breast cancer and other hormonal issues.
Zeesea Setting Spray
Zeesea’s Makeup Setting Spray is another TikTok favorite that had a lot of people on ~chokehold~ for its smudge-proof and long-lasting formula. They have four different variants that cater to all skin types. If you have dry to combination skin, their 100ml Rose Pink and Gold have that moisturizing effect that gives your face a long-lasting glow. Meanwhile, their 50ml Pink and Black Cap Oil-Control setting sprays allow your makeup to stay hulas-free the whole day.
Strokes Skin Veil Cooling Setting Mist
This newly released setting mist by Strokes is a great option during hot and sunny days. With its infused cooling technology, it provides a relaxing, energizing, and minty feel on the skin. This intends to ~freeze~ your makeup for a long-lasting, soothing, and oil-free look. Among its ingredients are Niacinamide and Sodium Hyaluronate, which are known to be skin-hydrating as well as oil-controlling. Furthermore, it is enriched with a skin-sensitive component called Tornare that keeps your face and makeup fresh the whole time.
Maybelline Fit Me +Poreless Setting Spray
Achieve that all-day matte perfection with the Maybelline Fit Me + Poreless Setting Spray. This has a 24-hour oil-control formula with Witch Hazel that helps to keep your makeup matte and long-lasting without being cakey or drying. In addition, it claims to be non-comedogenic, which means it smoothens out your pores without clogging them. It gives your skin that instant shine-free matte look that is also suitable for acne-prone or sensitive skin.
Words by: Lea Briones
This story originally appeared on Candymag.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.