Battle of the Facial Sprays

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August 2, 2018:

What better time to put facial sprays to the test than an extra hot summer? On those particularly hot days we’ve recently had, facial sprays are a must-have to chuck into your bag to refresh yourself and “reset” your makeup to avoid it from looking cakey and smudged. With so many options out there (from the long-lasting to the cooling), we’ve put together a list of our current favorites to get you through any hot summer day.

MAC Prep + Prime

An oldie but a goodie, MAC’s OG, the iconic facial spray is one of the firsts to ever do it. The range has since expanded to include coconut, lavender, and rose in addition to the original, unscented version. But the formula has remained the same: refreshing and perfect if your goal is to “reset” your makeup and make it look like you just reapplied it.

Urban Decay All-Nighter

Another classic cult favorite is Urban Decay’s All Nighter Spray. If you’re after long-lasting makeup, this one’s the right pick. No makeup meltdowns with this one and full-proof for the gym, club, and anywhere in between.

L’Oreal Infallible Makeup Extender

A great drugstore dupe. If the above two options had a baby, this is essentially what we’d get. It’s long lasting enough to ensure your makeup doesn’t go anywhere, while still providing a dewy finish that looks natural.

Coola Makeup Setting Spray

This dual-purpose spray is both a sun protectant (has an SPF of 30), as well as a makeup prolonger. It’s refreshing, cooling, energizing, and as an added bonus, also organic. For lightweight days, this option is great as a 2-in-1 to protect and refresh your skin when it’s under the hot summer sun.

Mario Badescu Rosewater Spray

The aloe-infused formula is ultra-hydrating and refreshing if you’re in need of cooling down. This product works just as well under makeup as it does over, as well as on hair to tame any flyaways or provide smoothness to split ends. The smell is also addicting and lingers beautifully without being offensive.

Pixi by Petra Makeup Fixing Mist

If you have problems with your makeup settling into fine lines and pores in the summer, this one is a good one to have on hand. Use to dampen a Beauty Blender and smooth over your makeup to make your makeup look like you just applied it.


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