The 12 Best Setting Sprays From Ulta That Will Fix Any Skin Concern
By now we know that setting sprays are life changing, especially if you have a long day ahead of you and need to give your face a midday pick-me-up. What you may not know is that like a good face cream , every setting spray has its own purpose. Some are better for hydrating, while others are cooling (for those steamy, hot days when you can't even). Some are great for mattifying for and other formulas are infused with SPF. To help break down some of the best in market and how to use them, we rounded up the best setting sprays from Ulta for different skin needs.
— Additional reporting by Anvita Reddy
e.l.f. Cosmetics Matte Magic Mist & Set
The spray: e.l.f. Cosmetics Matte Magic Mist & Set ($4)
Who it's best for: The one on a budget
Why you need it: This budget-friendly spray will keep your makeup in place. It's infused with vitamins B and E and arctium majus root to soothe your skin. This product is also animal-friendly by being cruelty-free and vegan.
Mario Badescu Facial Spray With Aloe, Cucumber, and Green Tea
The spray: Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Cucumber and Green Tea ($7)
Who it's best for: The one who needs a pick-me-up
Why you need it: The name is a tell-all for this product. It's jam-packed with nutrient-rich botanicals. The splash of green tea gives your skin a layer of antioxidant protection. Save this for your next hangover to give you a feel-good boost.
ColourPop Pretty Fresh Hyaluronic Acid Setting Mist
The spray: ColourPop Pretty Fresh Hyaluronic Acid Setting Mist ($12)
Who it's best for: The one who needs hydration
Why you need it: Revive your skin with this setting spray. The micro-fine mist will refresh your skin and giver you a hydrated dewy glow.
Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional: Super Setter Pore-Minimizing Setting Spray
Who it's best for: The one who's going from day to night
Why you need it: This setting spray makes your makeup last long and instantly blurs the look of pores. This is the setting spray you need to get a seamless look all day long. It won't smudge or transfer giving you a flawless look.
Too Faced Hangover 3-In-1 Replenishing Primer & Setting Spray
The spray: Too Faced Hangover 3-In-1 Replenishing Primer & Setting Spray ($33)
Who it's best for: The one who needs hydration and long-lasting makeup.
Why you need it: A lot of setting sprays that keep your makeup intact tend to lean mattifying. This setting spray will not only make your makeup look flawless all day long but also will keep your skin hydrated and glowing.
Milani Make it Last Sunscreen Setting Spray SPF 30
The spray: Milani Make it Last Sunscreen Setting Spray SPF 30 ($14)
Who it's best for: The one who needs the SPF refresh.
Why you need it: Keep your makeup in place while touching up your SPF with this budget-friendly spray. It's an ultra-lightweight micro-mist applies evenly for a seamless and protected application. You'll have a sublte dewy and hydrated finish.
Coola Organic Makeup Setting Spray SPF 30
The spray: Coola Organic Makeup Setting Spray SPF 30 ($36)
Who it's best for: The one who loves soaking up the sun
Why you need it: This is the first setting spray that contains 70 percent certified organic SPF. Keep your face looking matte while protecting your skin from harmful rays with the added bonus of hyaluronic acid to lock in moisture all day long.
Urban Decay Cosmetics All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray
The spray: Urban Decay All Nighter Long Setting Spray ($31)
Who it's best for: The one who tends to be more oily
Why you need it: If you're always worried about an oily T-zone or having your makeup running down your face, this spray might be the one for you. The brand touts that 80 percent of users said their makeup looked better for longer without settling into fine lines. Stay looking dewy and fresh without being too shiny.
NYX Professional Makeup Matte Finish Makeup Setting Spray
The spray: NYX Professional Makeup Matte Finish Makeup Setting Spray ($8)
Who it's best for: The one who loves a matte-finished face
Why you need it: If you love having a full face of makeup from morning until the second you go to sleep, you need to try this spray. Avoid that shiny-oily look and stay looking freshly matted by spraying all you need.
MAC Prep + Prime Fix
The spray: MAC Prep + Prime Fix ($24)
Who it's best for: The one who needs a streamlined routine
Why you need it: If you love MAC, you will live for its setting spray. Use it before and after makeup for the ultimate hydration vacation for your face. It's infused with vitamins, minerals, green tea, chamomile, and cucumber. What else can you ask for?
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water
The spray: Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water ($32)
Who it's best for: The one who rocks a full face of makeup all day
Why you need it: This transparent water is meant to be sprayed on before you apply your makeup. The primer spray keeps you hydrated for the day and your makeup firmly in place. It doesn't stop there, since you can also mist it on throughout the day to feel refreshed.
L'Oreal Infallible Makeup Extender Setting Spray
The spray: L'Oreal Infallible Makeup Extender Setting Spray ($17)
Who it's best for: The one who goes all night long
Why you need it: Extend the life of your makeup and avoid meltdowns with this mist. When your day turns into the night, just keep spraying for no cracking or flaking on your face.