The Best Setting Sprays & Hydrating Face Mists

Face mists and setting sprays aren’t new by any means, but lately we’ve been seeing new formulas popping up everywhere from the drugstore to the department counters. First of all, let’s differentiate the two: Setting sprays use ingredients like silicone to create a lightweight barrier on the skin and help makeup look freshly-applied longer throughout the day while other face mists can just be refreshing or hydrating.

Whatever results you’re looking for, whether it’s keeping your makeup on all day and night, mattifying oily skin or just an invigorating mid-day refresher, these are some of the best setting sprays and hydrating face mists on the market.

  • 1 of 8 Cover FX Mattifying Setting Spray
  • Cover FX Mattifying Setting Spray
  • Cover FX Mattifying Setting Spray, $39

    Mist on a micro-fine layer of Kaolin clay to absorb excess oil and keep shine at bay. This alcohol-free formula really locks in makeup (you can feel it!) for all-day wear and can be used to reduce shine throughout the day sans blotting powder.

    Available online at sephora.ca.

  • 2 of 8 Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist
  • Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist
  • Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist, $110

    Inspired by the Queen of Hungary Water (the first ever recorded perfume from the 14th century), this neroli and rose-scented mist is a luxurious pick-me-up anytime throughout the day. It smells incredible and is formulated with Omorovicza’s mineral-rich healing water from Hungary.

    Available online at sephora.ca.

  • 3 of 8 GLAMGLOW GLOWSETTER Makeup Setting Spray
  • GLAMGLOW GLOWSETTER Makeup Setting Spray
  • GLAMGLOW GLOWSETTER Makeup Setting Spray, $39

    You’ll be surprised at how micro-fine the mist is from this glow-boosting setting spray (you would swear it’s an aerosol)! This is the perfect balance of hydration and glow while still looking natural and fresh.

    Available online at sephora.ca.

  • 4 of 8 Lise Watier Magnifix Make-Up Fixative
  • Lise Watier Magnifix Make-Up Fixative
  • Lise Watier Magnifix Make-Up Fixative, $24

    This setting spray locks makeup in for all-day wear and also protects skin with white tea and marine extracts. It feels ultra refreshing and smells lovely too.

    Available at beautyboutique.ca.

  • 5 of 8 Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray
  • Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray
  • Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray, $39

    Before you head out for a late night out with the girls, be sure to spritz this formula all over everyone’s face—your friends will thank you at 3am when they still look fresh and smooth, no matter how hot and humid the club gets as you dance the night away.

    Available online at sephora.ca.

  • 6 of 8 Fresh Rose Floral Toner
  • Fresh Rose Floral Toner
  • Fresh Rose Floral Toner, $49

    This beautiful rosewater mist will make you feel like pure royalty (because if Kate is misting her face I’ll bet it’s this one). It’s cooling, refreshing and hydrating—you’ll want to keep this one close because you’ll be spritzing it on all day (I keep mine on my desk)!

    Available online at sephora.ca.

  • 7 of 8 Kat Von D Lock-It Makeup Setting Mist
  • Kat Von D Lock-It Makeup Setting Mist
  • Kat Von D Lock-It Makeup Setting Mist, $33

    If there’s someone out there that knows long-wear makeup, it’s Kat Von D. Her Lock-It collection of foundation, concealer and powder are my go-to’s if I know I need my makeup to last from morning to night. This setting spray is the icing on the cake, locking it all in so you look fresh and vibrant for up to 24-hours!

    Available online at sephora.ca.

  • 8 of 8 Make Up For Ever Mist & Fix Setting Spray
  • Make Up For Ever Mist & Fix Setting Spray
  • Make Up For Ever Mist & Fix Setting Spray, $37

    This setting spray is one of my oldest friends—I’ve been using it for years and love how it creates a transfer-resistant barrier on the skin. Plus, it boosts skin with oxygen for a natural glow. It smells a bit odd, but hey—it works great and that’s all that matters to me at the end of the day (literally).

    Available online at sephora.ca.

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