5 Common Setting Spray Questions, Answered!

The use of setting sprays has increased in recent years, which means that there are more options available for consumers to choose from. This article will introduce some of these products and also provide some tips on how they can be used.

Setting spray is a type of finishing spray that is used to help set makeup. It usually has a matte finish, and it helps to make the makeup last longer. Setting sprays are often sprayed on after the final layer of makeup is applied.

The best setting sprays are alcohol-free, contain no sulfates and are available in different formulas for different usage.

There are some common questions that almost everybody asks but no one really has a good answer. Well, you’ve come to the right place. Read on.

  1. What is a Setting Spray and what does it do?

Setting spray is a liquid mist that is usually made of water and alcohol. It can be used to make your makeup last longer by keeping it from fading and smudging. Setting sprays can do more than just keep your makeup looking fresh. 

  1. Does Setting Spray come in one same production?

No. Depending on the formula, some setting sprays can help get rid of shine or give you a goddess-like glow.

  1. Is Setting Spray and Makeup Primer the same thing?

Makeup finishing spray is like makeup primer, but you use it at the end of your makeup routine. Makeup primer is a product that you put on your skin before you put on your makeup. It evens out your skin so that your makeup will go on smoothly and stay put.

  1. Is Setting Spray Bad for the skin?

If you don’t pay attention to what’s in your setting spray, your skin might freak out. Let’s say you have sensitive skin. Find a makeup spray that doesn’t have a scent and is made with ingredients you know won’t make your skin break out.

  1. Is setting spray really necessary?

No.  Incorporating setting spray to your makeup routine is not a necessity but it would be beneficial. If you want your makeup to last, then a setting spray is absolutely necessary. Just like hair spray keeps your locks in place, or a top coat prevents your perfect manicure from chipping, setting spray offers the same protection and longevity for your makeup so should be used as the final step in every makeup routine.

How to use a Setting Spray

It’s very easy to use setting spray. First, put on all your makeup, like mascara and face powder. Next, give the bottle a good shake so that the ingredients mix well and don’t leave spots. All set to apply? Hold the bottle about 6 to 8 inches away from your face and spray in an X shape, then a T shape, to cover all the products you’ve put on your face. And finally, let the spray dry on its own.

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