12 Mattifying Setting Sprays Perfect For Hot, Summer Months

by Miki Hayes

The summer tends to bring out the oiliness in all of us. (Some more than others. Hi, how you doing?) And hey, maybe you like a little extra glow. But if that's not really your thing, one of the best ways to handle the shine is with a mattifying setting spray. Especially if you just beat your face to the gods before stepping out in some 90-degree mugginess. So it's a good thing there are so many options.

Besides simply keeping oil at bay, a mattifying setting spray can also help keep your makeup from melting, refresh your skin at any time, and even impart some much-needed benefits like sun protection or soothing effects. Personally, I love keeping a little, travel-sized spray in my purse during the warmer months so I can give myself a spritz whenever and wherever. Oh, and don't worry. Even though mattifying mists will control the dewy factor, they'll still keep your skin hydrated. (And especially with all the air conditioning going on during the summer, extra hydration never hurts.) So your skin can stay matte yet comfortable, and your makeup lasts all day long, here are 12 mattifying sprays to try when the weather heats up:

1. Natural Setting Spray

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Artnaturals Make-up Setting Spray, $9, Artnaturals

A matte finish doesn't have to mean dry skin. Ingredients like aloe vera and pomegranate extract in this setting spray keep skin naturally nourished.

2. Alcohol-Free Setting Spray

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COVER FX Mattifying Setting Spray, $31, Sephora

Quick-drying and alcohol-free, this setting spray will immediately secure makeup and provide a long-lasting matte finish.

3. Organic Setting Spray

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COOLA Makeup Setting Spray SPF 30, $36, Amazon

Soothe and refresh skin while keeping it matte with this hydrating setting spray that is made with over 70-percent certified-organic ingredients.

4. Temperature-Control Setting Spray

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Urban Decay De-Slick Oil Control Makeup Setting Spray, $31, Sephora

This fan-favorite setting spray controls oil and actually lowers the temperature of your makeup so it stays matte and lasts all day.

5. Lightweight Setting Spray

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NYX Matte Finish Setting Spray, $6, Amazon

Comfortable, fresh, and matte. That's how your skin will feel all day with this lil setting spray.

6. SPF Setting Spray

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Supergoop Defense Refresh Setting Mist SPF 50, $28, Amazon

Get some serious sun protection with this mattifying makeup setting spray that makes touching up your SPF throughout the day super easy.

7. Vitamin Setting Spray

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e.l.f. Matte Magic Mist & Set, $4, Ulta

Infused with vitamins to keep your skin hydrated and smooth, this setting spray also helps keep your complexion shine-free.

8. Charcoal Setting Spray

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boscia White Charcoal Mattifying MakeUp Setting Spray, $38, Sephora

The charcoal in this setting spray helps minimize pores and mattify skin while also locking in moisture and makeup.

9. Priming & Setting Spray

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Cinema Secrets Super Sealer Mattifying Setting Spray, $24, Sephora

This anti-shine formula can be used under or over makeup and was actually designed to be used in high humidity and theatrical lighting conditions.

10. Cruelty-Free Setting Spray

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J.Cat Beauty Matte Spray, Set, Go Setting Spray, $8, Ulta

Cruelty-free and infused with lavender, this setting spray soothes, refreshes, and mattifies skin.

11. Hypoallergenic Setting Spray

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Skindinavia The Makeup Finishing Spray Oil Control, $35, Amazon

Stave off makeup creasing, fading, and transfer with this long-lasting mist that is free from common allergens and gives a soft-matte finish.

12. 12-Hour Setting Spray

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Makeup Revolution Pro Fix Oil Control Fixing Spray, $8, Ulta

Lightweight? Check. Controls oil? Check. Locks in makeup? Check. What else even is there?

Because on the days when you just can't with the extra oil, a mattifying spray is the way to go.