Beauty | Setting Spray battle

by - Monday, October 09, 2017


Setting spray, a thing I thought it was totally unnecessary and just a waste of time and money. 
My skin is not super oily, on the contrary, so I thought after powder that would be just enough but somehow, my makeup never really lasted as much as I expected or wanted.

Of course, I had seen many influencers talking about all kind of setting sprays, but we all know, that not all things influencers say it's 100% necessary. After all, it's a business...
But, I do have a few that I trust in their word, and after some consideration, I decided to dive into the Setting Spray pool and see for myself if it would actually do what it was promised: keep your makeup in place for a longer time.

Skeptical as I am, I first decided to go for a budget option and after reading/watching many reviews I purchased the NYX Matte Finish Long Lasting Setting Spray. Pffeewww almost got out of breath just to say this name...
This setting spray does what it promises but it has a very strong chemical/alcohol-like scent which I am not a fan. The packaging feels a bit cheap and the pump wasn't the best. 

NYX - 60ml - €8.35 on website.

NYX Matte Finish Long Lasting Setting Spray and Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray.

Prior my summer vacation, I had to buy a new bottle but couldn't get the NYX one anymore so I decided to go and spend a "bit" more and get the All Nighter Setting Spray by Urban Decay. I am an Urban Decay fan since day one; all products I have tested from this brand have been 5stars, therefore, I invested in this setting spray. Most reviews online were positive, so, why not?!

This bad boy could hold my make up in place during very hot summer days back in Portugal! And let me tell you, some days I thought I'd melt but my make up didn't! haha
The packaging is great as it comes with a double cap and the pump feels very sturdy. The spray is quite homogenous and it has a fresh scent almost floral to me.

UD All Nighter - 118ml - €27.50 on website

NYX Matte Finish Long Lasting Setting Spray and Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray.

I am still using the UD All Nighter and once it's finished, I will most probably buy a new one. 
Or, do you have any recommendation?

So I can honestly say, I have entered the Setting Spray Gang!!

Tell me: do you use any setting spray? If so, which one?

All photos with Sony a6000 + SEL35F18.

See you soon!

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  1. Loved this post, I haven't tried either of these but need too! I love the Makeup Revolution Oil Control one X

    1. Hi Mollie,

      Glad you liked the post so much!
      And thanks for the recommendation; I will have a look.
      xo, B.