There is nothing worse than putting on a whole face of perfectly done makeup only to realize you have no setting spray on hand. Setting your makeup is one of the most crucial steps, and these setting sprays for under $15 will keep your makeup in place all day long and will work for all skin types.
There are a lot of expensive makeup sprays out there, and in my experience, they don't make that much of a difference (although I will admit that Urban Decay's All Nighter setting spray is pretty amazing, but you can buy a travel size version for $15 that will last you months, so it's for sure worth it).
There are so many makeup setting sprays out there that do their job without breaking the bank and they often come in various finishes so you can find the perfect one for your preferred look, whether that's dewy, matte or somewhere in between. And most importantly, they will keep your makeup in place all day (or all night) because there is nothing more annoying than watching your perfect foundation/contour/highlight melt off your face.
So without further ado, here are 11 makeup setting sprays for all skin types that are under $15.
I've been an avid user of NYX's dewy finish setting spray as of late, and I think it does a pretty good job. My skin definitely looks dewy, but I sometimes wonder if that is from the spray or just natural oil... It also comes in a matte version, which is great for people with oily skin who might want to keep the shine in check, or for those who prefer a matte look.
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Pixi has consistently great products at a good price, plus, look how cute the packaging is.
Maybelline's Face Studio collection has some pretty great products — I swear by their primers — and this setting spray will definitely get the job done.
Just a few sprays from this little bottle and your makeup is good to go for 16 hours. That's a long time.
All you need is one coat to keep your makeup on smudge free all day.
I've consistently had massive success with Physician's Formula products — I use their argan oil every night — and this brand new setting spray is sure to be a new cult favorite.
If you're looking for the best bang for your buck, this e.l.f. setting spray is it. Plus is has aloe, green tea and cucumber to cool and calm your skin.
Not only is this bottle adorable, but the formula is infused with lavender to keep your skin refreshed. And it's cruelty free, so you can feel good about your purchase.
Tired of lugging around a gazillion different products? This primer and setting spray will help you downsize since you can use it before and after you apply your makeup. Talk about a win.
And last but not least, this will literally keep your makeup on all night long. Believe me, I've tried it (on one too many occasions). The only downside is that once you try the smaller bottle, you'll want to upgrade to the more expensive full sized bottle, but I promise you, the travel size bottle lasts a long, long time.