Do you put makeup setting spray on before or after? Just as primer should be your first step in any makeup routine, setting spray should always be your last step. This is the step that locks in your look, making it so that you don’t have to reapply any of your products throughout the day.
What does a makeup setting spray do? Setting spray is a liquid mist, with water and alcohol typically as its main ingredients, that can be used to increase the lifespan of your makeup look, preventing fading and smudging.
Is it necessary to use makeup setting spray? Using a setting spray is not necessary for an everyday makeup look, but it can be a good option for special occasions, especially if you have oily skin. Make sure to choose the best setting spray for your skin type and apply a small amount to prevent your makeup from looking patchy.
When should I use setting spray? Setting spray is used to keep your whole face of makeup in place—that includes setting powder, mascara, even lipstick. “Setting spray is applied all over the skin, not just your face makeup,” Screven says. “And, some offer a more dewy finish, while others keep things matte.”