Illuminating Setting Sprays Are Here to Make Your Glowy Dreams Come True


Caitlin M.
ByCaitlin M.

This year was all about the no-makeup makeup look. The barely-there lip, the hint of blush, the dewy glow—let's be honest, it took an army of beauty products to master this bare-faced look. Naturally, to lock all your hard work in place for the day, a setting spray is a must. Ring in 2018, with your makeup locked in and enhanced. Your "woke-up-like-this" glow will have all them wondering what's your secret when the clock strikes 12! 

The trend: Glow-enhancing setting sprays

What they do: Just like normal setting sprays, illuminating ones keep makeup in place and smudge-free while adding a touch of dewiness to your visage. Oh la la!

How to use them: Apply a few sprays to your face post makeup for an all-over natural dewy highlight. 

Shop the trend:

Splurge: COVER FX Illuminating Setting Spray ($31, Sephora)

COVER FX Illuminating Setting Spray

This alcohol-free spray is quick drying so you can get the highlight you want and hit the road. 


Mid-range: SEPHORA COLLECTION Perfection Mist Nude Glow ($37.84, Sephora)

SEPHORA COLLECTION Perfection Mist Nude Glow

This spray offers an airbrushed finish with a translucent base and subtle rose gold pearlescent touch. Best part? Zero glitter or sparkles. 


SaveMilani Make it Dewy Setting Spray ($10, Ulta)

milani Make it Dewy Setting Spray

This brand new launch from Milani keeps makeup in place for 16 hours sans creasing, smudging, or fading. Plus, it provides a refreshing cooling feeling mixed with a youthful glow.


e.l.f. Illuminating Mist & Set ($4, Ulta)

e.l.f. Illuminating mist and set

An update on an e.l.f. classic, this new version of Mist & Set, adds a nice strobing touch to your daily look.

Have you tried an illuminating setting spray? Let us know your favorite!

About the Author
Caitlin M.
Caitlin M.
Runner. Music lover. All things nachos. Follow me on Instagram: @caitlinsmiller