Setting Sprays On Trial

There’s nothing worse than spending all that time creating the perfect make up look only to look in the mirror a couple hours later to find your eyeshadow has faded and your foundation seems to have dissolved into your skin!

The solution? Setting spray!

But like anything not all sprays perform the same so I have tried and tested a bunch out to find the best setting spray for your budget.

First I’m going to rate the Maybelliene 24 Super Stay as it was the first setting spray I ever brought. I did notice a big difference in how well my make up stayed put with this spray and I kicked myself for not using one before. I liked the feel of the mist on my skin and the bottle did last a long time.

Price £6.99 for 75ml
Effectiveness: 8/10
Lasting: 7/10
Value: 8/10

Next up is another drug store spray the NYX Matt spray. To be honest, I did not like this spray, it felt like I was spraying water on my face and not a fine mist. My face just felt wet after using and it didn’t seem to make my make up last any longer. It did mattify my foundation but that was the only positive. I wouldn’t buy again.

Price £7.00 for 60ml
Effectiveness: 4/10
Lasting: 3/10
Value: 5/10

I had high hopes for MACs Prep & Prime Fix  Plus after hearing so many people rave about it and I have to say I bloody love it! It’s the perfect combination between a wet spray and a fine mist. I really enjoyed using this and it kept my make up locked in all day.

Price £18.00 for 100ml
Effectiveness:  9/10
Lasting:  9/10
Value: 7/10

When browsing on the Superdrug website I came across an E.L.F. setting spray. I’d only just recently heard about E.L.F. from other beauty bloggers and most of the comments were positive so thought I would give it a try. The spray was only £4.50 so the cheapest one out of the bunch I’m testing. I have to say, I absolutely loved it! My make up didn’t budge all day. Only spray a small amount though because a lot comes out and you want to avoid a wet face.

Price £4.50 for 60ml
Effectiveness: 9/10
Lasting: 9/10
Value: 9/10

Of course when you think of setting sprays, one of the first brands you think of is Urban Decay. I picked up the All Nighter setting spray about a month ago now and to be honest I’m not that impressed. It makes my make up last and I like how it’s a fine mist but there is a strange smell when it’s sprayed. The scent is a cross between a perfume and a chemical, I just didn’t like it and there’s no need for my setting spray to smell. This is my favourite packaging out of all the sprays and the bottle is 118ml so it’s double the size of some of the others but it’s about three times as much in terms of cost.

Price £23.50 for 118ml
Effectiveness: 7/10
Lasting: 9/10
Value: 6/10

The last setting spray I’m going to review today is the Collection Primed & Ready Fixing Spray. I’ve been really impressed with Collection products recently and this setting spray is no exception. My make up looked fresh all day and it comes in a generous sized bottle.

Price £5.99 for 100ml
Effectiveness: 8/10
Lasting: 9/10
Value: 9/10

I’m shocked, the Sprays I thought I would hate, I love and the ones I thought would be great, disappointed me. Overall, I would purchase them all again apart from the NYX and Urban Decay. They just weren’t for me and didn’t perform as well as I’d hope.

I hope you enjoyed this review and thanks for reading XOXO.


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  1. October 15, 2017 / 5:01 pm

    I see we have the same impression of NYX and Urban Decay setting sprays. I think I really need to try the ones you enjoyed! 😊

    • October 15, 2017 / 5:08 pm

      Glad I’m not the only one, everyone raves about the Urban Decay spray! 🙂