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Makeup Setting Spray [Beauty Tips & Makeup Review]

Many of you, who love makeup especially, must know how much effort needed to create a look, even the simplest one. Therefore, we need something that can seal them all and make it last through the day.

Some of you may have heard a product called Setting Spray.  However, not all Facial Spray can be used as Setting Spray. Read on to find out the difference & my recommendation!

Important notes: The following review is tested on oily skin under Indonesia’s very hot and very humid tropic weather.

Facial Mist VS Setting Spray

Just like everyone else, I was also confused and mistakenly taking facial spray as setting spray. However, there is a huge difference between Facial Mist & Setting Spray. Therefore, not all facial spray can be used as Setting Spray. Here is the difference:


Facial Mist:

It is a facial spray that mainly designed to keep our face fresh and hydrated. In short, facial mist helps to seal in the hydration by locking the water on the upper layers of the epidermis and prevent evaporation. Therefore, I personally find it useful to improve the condition of the skin when it’s exceptionally dry. However, you have to do it rightly, or else, it may turn drying up the skin instead.

The following is my preference on how to apply:

  • On bare face:
    • Spray the mist
    • Rub your hands until it’s warm
    • Pat gently on the face
  • Before applying moisturizer:
    • Spray the mist
    • Apply the cream or oil moisturizer as usual
  • On thick cream:
    • Apply the mist a little and mix in with the cream to dilute it
    • Apply the diluted cream
  • As facial mask:
    • Sprays facial mist on cotton pads generously
    • Spread the wet cotton pads on cleansed face
    • Leave it for about 10-15 minutes
    • No rinsing needed

Last but not least, facial mist also functions to help soothing the irritated skin as facial mist contains anti-inflammatory properties. It is due to the used of spring water. In short, spring water functions as natural healer for burned, irritated and delicate skin.

The products:

There are many brands available out there, such as The Body Shop Vitamin E Face Mist, Laneige Water Bank Mineral Skin Mist, Laneige Brightening Sparkling Water Capsule Mist, & Evian Brumisateur Facial Spray (Click here for review), which is my current favorite.


Setting Spray

In contrast with Facial Mist, which is normally thermal water (sourced from spring deep underground), setting spray is a cosmetic product designed to preserved applied makeup for several hours. It is like hairspray for your face (I think this is the easiest way to explain it).


Since it’s the “hairspray” for the face, Setting Spray is applied at the very last step of your makeup routine. So, once you have done applying your makeup and happy with the result; then, you can spray the setting spray. It is because once you have sprayed the spray, it will be very hard to fix the look.

The best way to apply is by holding your makeup spray at arm’s length, and applies a few squirts.  Do not rub it! Just let it dry normally.

The Product

Here I am gonna share with you 2 makeup setting spray that I have tried. One from high-end and one from drugstore brand.

Important notes: I tested these products under Indonesia’s everlasting hot and humid weather, and I have super oily skin!

Makeup For Ever Mist & Fix Setting Spray

Their Claim:

It’s a lightweight, non-sticky secret weapon for longer lasting makeup. This mist & fix creates a sweat-proof, rub-resistant barrier for fresh looking makeup that last up to 12 hours. It increases hydration for a silky smooth appearance and won’t dry skin out. This product is formulated with a complex to boost oxygenation and deliver a healthy-looking, radiant glow.

The formula is ideal for all skin types. It is dermatologist tested and alcohol free.

My Thoughts:


  • It’s light and comfortable to wear
  • It blends with the makeup very well
  • It creates an invisible film layer like a top coat for makeup.
  • It is sweat proof
  • It keeps the makeup lasted up to 8 hours indoors (remember Indonesia is always hot & humid)
  • It has a satin finish
  • It has a light nice scent
  • It comes in two size – 4oz and 1oz


  • It sprays droplet of water instead of mist.
  • It is not really rub-resistant, especially when the face started to get oily; it will definitely fade or move if you rubbed it.
  • It is costly

pink-swirly-hiNYX Matte Setting Spray

NYX is actually having two varieties of setting spray – Matte & Dewy. Since my skin is the very oily type, I opted for the Matte. If you have dry to very dry skin, or you live in a wintery weather, you may want to get the dewy one instead. So, let’s get to the topic.

Their Claim:

NYX Matte setting spray is a gorgeous shine-free matte finish that is lightweight and comfortable while working hard to make sure your makeup stays put.

My thoughts:


  • It sets the makeup
  • It sprays mist
  • It is easily absorb by the skin
  • It has semi-matte finish
  • It keeps the makeup lasted up to 6 hours Indoors (remember Indonesia is always hot & humid)
  • It blends with the makeup
  • It’s affordable
  • The size is travel friendly


  • It has a weird smell

The Price & The Store

MUFE Setting Spray costs Rp 460,000 (125ml) & Rp 200,000 (30ml), and NYX Matte Setting Spray costs Rp 210,000 (2oz).

As for the store, you can always get them both online – Sephora, and offline at NYX and MUFE official retail stores or at big malls’ beauty counters at SOGO/Sephora/Aeon Mall BSD/Centro, dst.


That’s all my blog post about my makeup hero, which have been faithfully keeping my makeup in place and last through the day. I hope you find it useful and enjoyable to read. Please share this post if you like it, and let me know in the comment below if you like to see more post like this.

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored review. I do not get any commissions in any form from this post. All opinions expressed are unbiased and of my own.

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