Setting Spray

Of all the things that can upgrade your makeup game, primers and Setting Spray are among the top contenders. They help your makeup last longer, create a stunning base for foundation, and can even give your skin a coveted matte or dewy finish. But with hundreds of primers, and just as many setting sprays, on the market today — how do you know which ones reign supreme?

I decided to put a few to the test. I tried five primers and five setting sprays that either claim to hydrate, mattify, improve makeup longevity, refine pores, or add luminosity to the skin. In some cases, primers were the way to go; in other cases, it was setting sprays — and sometimes using both together proved most fruitful. Wondering how it all panned out? I’ve detailed my experience in the slides, ahead.
Of all the things that can upgrade your makeup game, primers and setting sprays are among the top contenders. They help your makeup last longer, create a stunning base for foundation, and can even give your skin a coveted matte or dewy finish. But with hundreds of primers, and just as many setting sprays, on the market today — how do you know which ones reign supreme?

I decided to put a few to the test. I tried five primers and five setting sprays that either claim to hydrate, mattify, improve makeup longevity, refine pores, or add luminosity to the skin. In some cases, primers were the way to go; in other cases, it was setting sprays — and sometimes using both together proved most fruitful. Wondering how it all panned out? I’ve detailed my experience in the slides, ahead.
The best hairsprays are in aerosol form because they can be water free. (Water causes your curls to droop. Read this post to learn more about why water is bad for your hairstyle.) Fortunately water is good for your skin so non-aerosol make up setting sprays are perfectly fine. That’s good because you certainly wouldn’t want to blast your face with an aerosol spray from close range.
Hairsprays are designed to do one thing very well: they deliver a fine spray of hair holding polymers. These tiny drops of polymers run down your hair until they get to the intersection where two hair shafts meet. At that spot they dry to form a tiny little weld point that holds the two hair shafts together. Your hair style is held in place by the effect of thousands of these tiny droplets on thousands of hair shafts.

Make up sprays, on the other hand, need to deliver a more uniform film across your entire face. They can’t be as “fluid” as hairspray droplets or it would drip off your face. Therefore they contain a much higher degree of solids then hairsprays.