10 makeup settings sprays, 10 different ways | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

At first, makeup sprays seemed like an unnecessary luxury. They were only used by celebrities and drag queens because their makeup needed to stay put for hours. Now, we all know that’s not the case. Everyone’s got a makeup setting spray or at least a beauty spray on their vanity and even in their everyday bag.

I noticed that within one day, I can reach for various types of sprays. A makeup setting spray has surpassed its initial purpose.  In fact, setting sprays have even integrated different skincare ingredients into their formula. They’re the beauty product that truly sits perfectly between cosmetics and facial care.

#1 The pick-me-up when traveling: Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs, and Rosewater

I keep this bottle while traveling as the rosewater in it is uplifting and smells good. The aloe makes it feel like a cold drink of water for your face. Spray this on while waiting in the airport for your connecting flight!

Available via sephora.ph

#2 For the beach: Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Spray Broad Spectrum SPF 50+


If you must wear makeup to the beach, your setting spray has to have SPF.

I’m taking the recommendation of Refinery29 on this product as it” isn’t technically a setting spray, but it’s earned rave reviews for its dewy, non-makeup-disrupting finish”

Available at Shiseido counters nationwide. 

#3 To replace your oil tissues and compact powder: Urban Decay De-Slick Oil-Control Makeup Setting Spray

Sometimes, parties and evening affairs are too fun so you don’t have time to head to the powder room.

This one eliminates the need to do a makeup check and control your oiliness as it keeps you matte for a long time.

Available online.

#4 The perfect spray toner: Caudalie Beauty Elixir


If I had to choose one spray to beat them all, I will most likely choose this one. That’s because its blend of grape extracts and clarifying ingredients make it an effective toner to soothe the skin and make your pores look smaller.

Available via sephora.ph

#5 The spray that doubles as a primer:  MAC Prep + Prime Fix + Mini in Watermelon

Nothing like this ever-reliable crowd favorite that’s found in the makeup rooms of fashion shows and movie sets.

This creates a clean canvas makeup that can hold on to. It’s also why it performs well after you’re done with your makeup.

It now comes in fun scents like watermelon for that sweet boost.

Available via Beauty by LazMall

#6 The one that can make your eyeliner survive the commute to work: L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray

As I write this, I realize how I miss this in my collection. When it first came out, I would buy it in multiples. It’s affordable but performs top-notch because your makeup won’t move even if you’re commuting on a humid day. One friend I recommended this to loved how it kept her cat eyeliner intact despite waiting a bit for her ride.

Available at Watsons

#7  Perfect for hot days in the city: Fresh Skinlab Tomato Face & Body Mist

Spray this one while in the car to awaken your tired spirits. All throughout the day, don’t be afraid to use this as it replenishes your skin with Vitamins C and E. It also provides SPF 50 for that additional protection.

Available at  Beauty by LazMall

#8 For that ultimate beauty guru status: Morphe Continous Setting Spray

I caved and got this from a local reseller because I wanted to know if all the beauty vloggers who swear by this are telling the truth. You’ll appreciate the fine mist it gives so no big droplets ruin your makeup or smudge your mascara and eyeliner. I like this not just for when I’m wearing a lot of makeup but also on my CC Cream + powder only days because it extends the life of my lightly-applied makeup.

Available online

#9 For your after-gym cool down: GinoMcCray The Professional Make Up Mineral Water Spray

Nothing like mineral water spray to help you get rid of the sticky feeling after the gym. It’s also not bad to use this in-between sets during intense workout sessions or when you’re playing sports.

Available at Beauty Buffet, Uptown Mall, Bonifacio Global City

#10 The dewy all over-highlighter:  Ellana Cosmetics Glass Skin Glow Cooling Facial Spray

Always going to be a fan of this product as it gives that extra glow. Concentrate it on the cheekbones to enhance the look of your powder or cream highlighters. It’s also a savior for when you’ve done your makeup too matte. Don’t also be afraid to use this on bare skin for that healthy and subtle dewy effect.

Available at Ellana Cosmetics counters nationwide


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