Many things in life are completely out of our control; mitigating that anxiety is best accomplished by focusing on what we can. Here are a few things within your jurisdiction: How good your makeup looks, how long it stays on your face, and how much money you spend on your products. To an innocent bystander, those may seem like very small beans. But I feel like a better, more energized version of myself when I wear makeup, and if you're reading this, I’m assuming that you do, too. The best drugstore setting sprays can help you achieve those good feelings.
At the very core of their beings, setting sprays lock your makeup in place for hours and prevent fading or creasing. A spritz won’t compromise, dull, or shift your makeup upon application, like a setting powder might do if applied a little too heavy handedly. Of course, there’s nothing stopping you from using both a setting powderand a setting spray. I like using powder to set liquid foundation and concealer and to mattify oil on my T-zone; Then, I apply setting spray everywhere to keep it all on lock, especially if I’m gearing up for a long day or night ahead.
Setting sprays often help curb shine, too, but a few can impart a dewy or radiant finish to your makeup instead — it all depends on the formula. And another option: Dampen your makeup sponge or beauty blender with setting spray rather than water. It feels fancy, and it’ll keep every layer of your makeup locked in place for hours.
However you use them, you won’t need to pay more than $13 for any of these five drugstore setting sprays (and most are well under $10). They’ll all keep your makeup looking and feeling good for hours, so you can focus on not stressing about other things.
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