The constant mask-wearing amidst the pandemic has change the way we apply makeup. Some have resorted to putting makeup on only the upper part of their faces, others have set makeup aside and focused on skin care, while hardcore beauty junkies have scoured the internet for smudge-free and transfer proof products. One solution that is overlooked is a good setting spray. Instead of spending money on new makeup products that may or may not budge under a mask, invest in a good setting spray so you can still make use of everything that you already have. Since mask-wearing is still observed in most places around the world, here are some of the best setting sprays to mask-proof your makeup.
She Finds approves of this Allure Best of Beauty award winner that locks in makeup by lowering its the temperature using patented technology. It's formulated to set your makeup in place for 16 hours once you've perfected your look for the day. Once you're done applying your products, close your eyes and spray all over the face and wait for it to dry. Make sure to hold the bottle eight to ten inches away.
Another makeup artist favorite is the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray. If you have an important face to face appointment or a long Zoom meeting, make sure your makeup is flawless and stays put with this setting spray that also has skincare benefits. It's oil-free and formulated with aloe vera, Japanese green tea and aromatic resin to soothe and blur out imperfections. The setting spray works well with liquid and powder formulas.
Allure's assistant beauty editor Kat Suico loves this budget friendly and multi-use product that doubles as a primer and a setting spray. After a thin layer of moisturizer or sunblock, spray over face to prime the surface for your makeup products. Once you're done with your look, use the same spray to seal everything in place. At under $10 a bottle, it's an easy setting spray to maintain.
Another drugstore gem at $5, the E.L.F. Makeup Mist & Set gives off a fine mist that keeps foundation in place. You can also spray midday for touch-ups and since it's priced quite low, you don't have to worry about running out since it's a very affordable setting spray to hoard.
This is a great setting spray for those whose work keeps them outdoors, even in a pandemic. Another multi-use product, it's both a setting spray and a sunscreen and it dries down to a matte finish - perfect for oily complexions. A sunscreen in spray form is also easier to re-apply in the middle of the day.
Byrdie advises that those with oily skin should avoid setting sprays that are labeled hydrating, dewy or luminescent. Stick to matte formulations to set makeup and avoid oily residue transferring to your mask. This long-lasting and lightweight setting spray boasts a matte finish and is also vegan and cruelty-free.
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