The Best Drugstore Setting Sprays: 235K Reviews

Based on 234,683 Influenster Reviews

For many of us, setting sprays are the last step to our routine to help makeup look pristine and last all night. The good news is you don’t have to sacrifice performance for price. There are plenty of drugstore options that get the job done. We've found the six best drugstore setting sprays, according to hundreds of thousands of Influenster reviews.

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ByFabiana 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.
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.
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ByChristina 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!
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!
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ByMaria 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.
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.
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ByAnja 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.
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.
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ByMaggie 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.
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.