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7 of the Best Makeup Setting Sprays That Actually Work

No one likes spending hours on their makeup only to discover it's disappeared halfway through the day. A good makeup setting spray is a beauty lover's best friend, and we've rounded up our faves.

Right now, it feels like we're busier than ever, and one thing we definitely don't have time for is a makeup touch-up when it's disappeared halfway through the day. 

While the first step is finding foundation formulas that work for your skin, a makeup setting spray is also your flawless face's best friend. 

Designed to extend the wear of your hard work, setting sprays help keep you looking fresh, with some even helping to mattify shine or infuse your face with a goddess-like glow. 

So if you're on the lookout for a product that ensures your makeup lasts for hours on end, we've rounded up 7 of our favourite makeup setting sprays (and yes, they actually work).

Charlotte Tilbury

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray, $54

An iconic (and award-winning) setting spray that many people swear by. It's hydrating and waterproof, and weightlessly primes and sets makeup for up to 16 hours. Formulated with complexion-enhancing ingredients like aloe vera and Japanese green tea, it also has a delicate and uplifting fresh, floral scent for a truly luxurious experience.

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Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist, $84.80

This is an ultra-fine mist that is not only great for spraying in between serums but will also ensure your makeup finish is hydrated and looks extremely dewy all day long. The size also makes it great for keeping in your handbag and the mist will always spray finely and evenly – promise.

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MAC Cosmetics Fix+ Stay Over, $56

This alcohol-free setting spray helps keep makeup in place for up to 16 hours, while also delivering protection from pollution and blue light. It's also super hydrating, weightless and transfer-resistant, and helps makeup stay true-to-colour all day.

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Dear Dahlia

Dear Dahlia Endless Skin Setting Spray, $33

From luxury vegan beauty brand Dear Dahlia, this setting spray evenly disperses ultra-fine particles onto the skin, creating a flawless protective barrier. Infused with Dahlia Variabilis Flower Extract, which has skin conditioning properties, your complexion remains bright and radiant all day long.

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Urban Decay

Urban Decay All Nighter Long Setting Spray, from $33

This is a weightless, vegan mist that leaves your makeup looking natural and flawless. It really does set your makeup in place while letting your skin breathe and look naturally fresh. You know… like you haven’t had to touch up all day – which you won’t need to, anyway.

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Anastasia Beverly Hills

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dewy Set, $45

This coconut and vanilla scented setting spray seamlessly blends products together as it works, leaving the complexion with a dewy (and never oily) finish. Ideal for those with dry skin, it can also be used to achieve the ultimate dewy, radiant glow.

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NYX Professional Makeup

NYX Professional Makeup Matte Setting Spray, $16.99

This budget-friendly makeup setting spray is not only affordable but also never leaves your skin looking shiny - perfect for any matte finish lovers or oily skin peeps out there.

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Now that your makeup is all set, check out our guides to the best sunscreen to keep your face protected all year long, or the LED face masks that will have you glowing from the inside out. 

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