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The Best Drugstore Setting Sprays: 115K Reviews
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The Best Drugstore Setting Sprays: 115K Reviews

Based on 115,411 Influenster Reviews

Perhaps you're willing to spend more on some makeup products, but would like to save a few bucks when it comes to items like setting sprays. Guess what? You don't have to sacrifice performance for price. We've found the six best drugstore setting sprays, according to more than a hundred thousand Influenster reviews.

Who doesn't want to extend their makeup's wear? Say, "Yes", to setting spray! 

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NYX Cosmetics Makeup Setting Spray - Matte Finish
BY NYX
4.2 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars52%
  • 4 Stars29%
  • 3 Stars14%
  • 2 Stars4%
  • 1 Star2%
4.2 / 5 (15,380 reviews)
Buy on Walgreens for $8.00
Influenster Beauty Awards Winner 2016
NYX presents a makeup setting spray that delivers a shine-free, matte finish. This lightweight formula allows comfort while ensuring your full face of makeup stays all day long. 
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Alyee H.Alyee H. said...
I have extremely oily skin and even after several hours into school or work I will notice the oil start shining brightly leaving me feel anxious that I need to blot the access oil away. Otherwise I don’t have time and my makeup becomes a slidey mess. I will agree that not all setting sprays are equal and you have to find one that fits great for your face and its issues.

I decided to give NYX Matte finish setting spray a try after reading an Influenster article about setting sprays. Far as drugstore setting sprays I am very happy with it. I like to spray at least once before applying my foundation to increase the longevity and have it dry more matte. You hold the spray about 10” from your face and spray and lightly dab off any access product with tissue. I find that about 4/5 hours my face is starting to gleam a little bit, but that’s enough time for me to go in and touch up if I need too. I feel like it sprays pretty evenly over the face and has a fine mist. The scent is subtle, but pleasant and barely noticeable after initial spray. Although I did wish it would last longer, I feel it gets the job done and is a great setting spray for its price. ...read more
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e.l.f. Studio Makeup Mist & Set
BY E.L.F. COSMETICS
4.0 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars44%
  • 4 Stars27%
  • 3 Stars18%
  • 2 Stars7%
  • 1 Star4%
4.0 / 5 (9,845 reviews)
Buy on Walgreens for $2.99
e.l.f Studio Makeup Mist & Set has a formula containing aloe, green tea, cucumber, as well as vitamins A, C, and E which works to hydrate your skin in addition to revitalizing color and holding your makeup in place. 
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Fabiana V.Fabiana V. said...
Well, I caught this wonder without really having much faith in it. I had never used an ELF spray but I had seen them in many youtubers tutorials that I follow with love and passion. Therefore, I decided to give it a try and I am not at all regretful. The presentation of this product is quite simple, it is a spray of a hole that eliminates enough product with a pump and has 60 ml the botellita.You can use it after applying the base of makeup so that your base does not run or become Fold for as long as you use it, or you can use it when you finish applying all the necessary makeup. I prefer to use it this way, I consider that it fixes very well my shadows, my lips, my powders and all that I apply. You should apply about 30 cm away, I would say that with two pumps is more than enough, you will feel that your face is somewhat wet, but dries quickly. As a conclusion, I can say that I recommend this product 100% since it really fulfills its function of making the makeup last all day. ...read more
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wet n wild Photo Focus™ Setting Spray
BY WET N WILD
4.0 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars44%
  • 4 Stars30%
  • 3 Stars17%
  • 2 Stars6%
  • 1 Star3%
4.1 / 5 (5,629 reviews)
Buy on Walmart for $4.68
This Wet'N'Wild PhotoFocus Setting Spray allows your makeup to be camera ready all day. This formula works to prevent cracking, creasing, smudging or fading of carefully applied makeup. 
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Christina R.Christina R. said...
I used to have normal skin until this year, and I'm now battling oily skin. All summer, I've been struggling to find a product or method to keep my face intact all day. It's been a struggle, as I've used primer, setting powder, oil-free foundation, and another setting spray (one by NYX which did absolutely nothing for me but make my face look cakey). I was ready to give up until I found this product. Wet N Wild Photofocus setting spray is my now holy grail, go-to, everyday essential in my makeup routine. My face can now last through an entire 9 hour shift at work with a broken AC with minimal wear and tear. I don't know how I lived without it in the past! I had read that it was a great dupe for the Urban Decay setting sprays but I didn't think it would actually make such a noticeable difference in longevity of my makeup. It's also really inexpensive! I got it for just under $7 CAD at my local Walmart. Finding it was a pain though because Walmart has really downsized their Wet N Wild section. One of my Walmart's stopped carrying the brand altogether, and so have other drugstores in my area. The only flaw with this product is the smell. I don't even know how to describe it. It's just really bad.. It goes away when the product dries but just don't breathe it in while applying. Considering how hard it was to find this product, I kind of want to go back and by a few more just in case this product becomes more of a unicorn to find in the future! ...read more
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L'Oréal Paris Infallible® Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray
BY L'ORÉAL PARIS
4.1 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars49%
  • 4 Stars29%
  • 3 Stars14%
  • 2 Stars5%
  • 1 Star4%
4.1 / 5 (3,626 reviews)
Buy on Walmart for $7.97
The L'Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray has it covered. Once you apply this formula, let go of your fear of fading, touch ups, or melting. This is an amazing, oil-free formula.
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Maria V.Maria V. said...
For the past year or so, Urban Decay Makeup Setting Spray has kind of ruled the roost in the beauty world when it comes to setting sprays. I use the "Chill" (hydrating and cooling) and standard version of the UD setting spray and I have never even considered looking for an alternative because I have been so happy with it. But here's a little secret... L'Oreal purchased Urban Decay a few years ago and they have taken the magic that makes the Urban Decay setting spray so amazing and put it in a cheaper version. Shhhh.

To be fair, I don't know for sure that they just bottled the UD spray into the L'Oreal bottle, but the ingredients are super similar - in fact, they are almost the same, just the amount of each ingredient is slightly different. But what really matters to me is how well it works, and the L'Oreal spray is every bit as good as the UD spray.

I honestly couldn't tell a difference between the UD spray and the L'Oreal spray. They even smell similar (the UD "Chill" gets an extra point for smelling slightly better than the UD standard or L'Oreal version, likely due to the addition of aloe). I followed the directions (same directions as the UD spray, just sayin') and applied the L'Oreal spray in a T and X motion and then let it dry. My makeup stayed in place all day, no smudging or sliding or smearing at all. And, unlike setting powders, it made my face look dewey (not shiny) and fresh. I even find that I can go without a primer if I am using the spray, but if you are going somewhere sweaty or where you really want your makeup to last for hours and hours, a primer plus the spray will keep your makeup in place like a tattoo.

So, sorry Urban Decay. I love you to pieces, but why should I pay $30 for your spray when L'Oreal's Infallible spray is every bit as good and costs half the price? (However, note that the L'Oreal version is .6 of an ounce smaller than the Urban Decay, so still cheaper but not technically half the cost.) The only thing that will keep me returning to Sephora for the Urban Decay spray is the "Chill" version, since the L'Oreal spray only comes in the one version. If they are smart, they will expand the line, because setting spray is one of those things that I never knew I needed until I tried it and now I find that I can't live without it. ...read more
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Maybelline Facestudio® Master Fix Wear-Boosting Setting Spray
BY MAYBELLINE
4.0 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars44%
  • 4 Stars29%
  • 3 Stars18%
  • 2 Stars6%
  • 1 Star3%
4.0 / 5 (2,872 reviews)
Buy on Target for $9.79
Try Maybelline's New York Facestudio Master Fix Setting Spray for ULTIMATE makeup security! 
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Anja W.Anja W. said...
This is my favorite drug store brand setting spray. Not only is it highly affordable, but it lasts a long time. I can use this size bottle twice a day and it won't run out for many consecutive months. I find it best to apply one spray right before applying your face makeup, and then another spritz after you're done applying your makeup. This method really locks in the makeup and makes sure it doesn't budge all day/night. You can also just spray it after applying makeup, if you prefer, and that is also very effective. I live in a very hot and dry climate, and this setting spray ensures that my makeup won't melt or drip off my face. 10/10, highly recommend. ...read more
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Hard Candy Fast & Fabulous Makeup Setting Spray
BY HARD CANDY
4.0 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars49%
  • 4 Stars25%
  • 3 Stars16%
  • 2 Stars5%
  • 1 Star4%
4.1 / 5 (1,412 reviews)
Buy on Walmart for $6.00
Hard Candy's Fast & Fabulous Makeup Setting Spray is designed to combat all weather and still protect your makeup. This is a weightless, trustworthy spray. 
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Maggie S.Maggie S. said...
This setting spray is a summertime essential for me! It makes my makeup last at least 2 hours longer than it would otherwise, usually more. I even bought a backup, something I almost never do, because I never want to run out completely. It sets your makeup without changing the finish, which I really like because sometimes I want a matte finish and sometimes I want a dewy finish or something in between so I can always use this setting spray no matter what look I decide to go for that day. It also works really well to wet eyeshadows and make them more vibrant, and it's cheaper than MAC Fix+. Definitely give this a try, especially if you want an inexpensive setting spray option that actually does something. ...read more
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