The 14 Best Makeup Setting Sprays For Sweaty Season!
The weather has become hotter than ever, and here I was, thinking it couldn’t get any worse. I only have to step out of the house to feel like my skin is melting right off. When I can barely manage to keep my moisturiser and sunscreen on, I don’t bother trying to put on any makeup. Not only will most of it disappear with my sweat — leaving my face a streaky mess — but my oily skin will end up absorbing the rest of it. And clogged pores are the last thing I need in this heat.
While primers ensure your makeup stays on for longer, in summers like these your face requires a little extra i.e. a fixing or setting spray, lest all your hard work goes down the drain. As the name suggests, setting sprays quite literally fix your makeup such that it won’t budge for hours, the heat notwithstanding. It plays a role akin to the hairspray since they both share a common ingredient. Vinyl copolymer is a synthetic ingredient that adheres to smooth surfaces and forms a film. The copolymers in setting sprays are far more gentle than the ones in hairspray, but both have the same function – defending against humidity and oil.
Setting sprays are not just meant for those who have oily skin. Even girls with dry skin should use them since they too have trouble keeping makeup on. So whether it is to increase the longevity of your makeup or to control oiliness, or to prevent flakiness, setting sprays should be your new BFFs.
All you have to do is apply your makeup in the usual order, hold your setting spray at least 6 inches away from your face, and apply a few squirts. Allow it to dry naturally, don’t rub or massage it in.
Shop some of our favourite fixing sprays below: