I Put 3 Makeup Setting Sprays to the Test During a Sweaty Music Festival — Here's What Held Up
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- Makeup setting sprays help prevent makeup from smudging or transferring.
- They are especially important during music festivals when you are sweating.
- These before and afters show how well three new setting sprays worked.
For nearly 900 days, I've been in a musical drought. Two years have gone by without having the chance to set foot near a concert barricade, let alone spend an entire weekend at a music festival. Then as vaccinations continued to roll out, Governors Ball was announced, my wristbands arrived in the mail, and it rained — so to speak.
Finally, I had three full days of music ahead of me, but even after all this time, I felt unprepared when handling a weekend-packed outing like this. The best-laid plans can often go awry, but I was determined to equip myself with everything I needed to have a memorable and melt-proof weekend, like a comfortable outfit, a refillable water bottle, and a setting spray. Lucky for me, the setting-spray landscape is evolving rapidly, most likely because of masks. More and more, I hear from friends who never once thought a setting spray was necessary asking to borrow a few spritzes before going to dinner. Bottom line, they're effective and my Governors Ball survival secret.
Here's the thing: you have no idea if a setting spray is worth it until you use it, so I put three new formulas to the test while galavanting through a vaccinated and tested crowd of fellow music-lovers. Ahead, see my results and the one spray that proved to be practically magic.