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It's an all-too-familiar scenario: you devote precious time to crafting the perfect makeup look, only to watch it fade away easily as the day progresses. In the quest for enduring beauty that withstands the rigors of daily life, setting sprays have emerged as a must-have weapon in the arsenal of makeup enthusiasts everywhere.

These magical mists not only seal in painstakingly applied makeup but also promise a continuous, luminous glow throughout the day. Amid the sea of options available, certain standouts have captured the hearts of makeup aficionados worldwide.

Here are five setting sprays that have earned accolades for their ability to deliver on the promise of enduring beauty with a fresh, long-lasting finish.

1. Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray

The Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray has swiftly risen to prominence as a holy grail product among beauty enthusiasts, and rightfully so. This lightweight and waterproof setting spray is designed to prime and set makeup for up to an impressive 16 hours, imparting an airbrushed effect that lasts. It's the ultimate secret to achieving flawless makeup all day, every day, ensuring that your makeup remains impeccably fresh and just-applied throughout. 

Infused with a delightful, delicately scented blend of complexion-enhancing ingredients like smoothing aloe vera, hydrating Japanese green tea, and aromatic resin, this high-performance formula works seamlessly with your foundation, concealer, bronzer, and powder to create a weightless veil of hydration and a radiant finish.

2. E.l.f Makeup Mist & Set Clear Spray

The e.l.f Makeup Mist & Set Clear Spray emerges as a hydrating makeup setting spray that not only sets but also revitalizes makeup effortlessly. Praised as one of Allure's best makeup setting sprays of all time, this product is a must-have for anyone seeking long-lasting makeup perfection. 

Crafted to keep face and eye makeup impeccably in place, it breathes new life into makeup colors with just a few spritzes. It is enriched with aloe, green tea, cucumber, and vitamins A, C, and E, which means it not only locks in makeup but also soothes and hydrates the skin, making it suitable for all skin types. 

Additionally, It can be sprayed onto brushes or sponges prior to makeup application for extended hold and more vibrant color,

3. Rare Beauty Always An Optimist 4-in-1 Prime & Set Mist

The Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez Always An Optimist 4-in-1 Prime & Set Mist is an ultra-fine setting mist that is packed with skin-loving ingredients. It hydrates, primes, sets, and refreshes the skin, leaving behind an uplifting glow that lasts. 

The cloud-like mist instantly soothes and nourishes the skin, promoting a plump and smooth appearance, while also preparing it for makeup application. Not only does it enhance the longevity and seamless application of foundation, but it also provides a natural, radiant finish without any greasy or sticky residue. Additionally, its soft, uplifting botanical scent uplifts both the skin and the senses, making it a delightful addition to any beauty routine.

4. Sephora Collection All Day Makeup Setting Spray

The Sephora Collection All Day Makeup Setting Spray offers an affordable yet highly effective solution for keeping makeup intact. Exclusive to Sephora, this vegan formula provides a refreshing mist that effortlessly bonds makeup for up to 16 hours, resisting transfer and sweat. 

Infused with ginseng extract, known for its energizing properties, this lightweight spray is designed to withstand humidity while keeping makeup looking fresh and vibrant for any occasion. Its natural-origin ingredients make it suitable for all skin types, ensuring a long-lasting makeup look without compromise.

5. Clarins Fix Make-Up Spray

The Clarins Fix Make-Up Spray is a lightweight yet potent setting spray designed to extend the wear of makeup while simultaneously providing essential moisturization and protection against pollutants. Its non-sticky formula ensures long-lasting makeup hold, even in the face of heat and humidity, resulting in a freshly applied look that lasts from morning to night.

It contains aloe vera and allantoin, which instantly moisturize and soothe the skin, while Clarins' exclusive Anti-Pollution Complex combats the harmful effects of pollution and free radicals.