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Makeup setting sprays were initially invented for the entertainment industry to limit makeup reapplication for actors during long shoot days. Think of setting sprays as the topcoat for your makeup, keeping them in place all day.

Depending on the formula, setting sprays also have dewy and matte finishes just like a foundation. Nevertheless, you should use a hydrating, dewy setting spray, especially if you suffer from sky skin.

Is setting spray good for oily skin?      

The big question is whether the setting spray is suitable for oily skin. Well first and foremost, makeup setting sprays come in varying formulations, and as for oily skin, mattifying setting sprays would be most ideal. Setting sprays help to control oil throughout the day, which can prevent your makeup from sliding and eventually cake-ing. 

Besides, it's good to use some mattifying setting spray after you apply the base of your makeup. That can provide a nice canvas for you to work on the rest of your makeup. Continue reading to find out the best setting sprays that are ideal for oily skin.

1. Urban Decay De-Slick Oil-Control Makeup Setting Spray

Best overall setting spray for oily skin

Price from RM145.00

shopping_cart Sephora Malaysia RM145.00

Urban Decay De-Slick Oil-Control Makeup Setting Spray is formulated with high-quality ingredients. It works to help protect your skin but more importantly, sets the foundation. You can also use it after applying your eye shadow and blush, sealing in the colours to last the day.

2. Huda Beauty Resting Boss Face Waterproof Setting Spray

Best setting spray for very oily skin

Price from RM138.00

shopping_cart Sephora Malaysia RM138.00

Dubbed as 'hairspray for the face', Huda Beauty's Setting Spray is a super heavy-duty one with extra-hold. Even the harshest storm can not ruin your makeup. 

This setting spray comes out as micro-fine mist which lays beautifully on your skin; it also dries up immediately. The unique formula delivers a rich, matte finish without leaving the skin feeling overly dry or irritated.

3. Too Faced Peach Mist Mattifying Setting Spray

Best setting spray for combination skin

Price from RM146.00

shopping_cart Sephora Malaysia RM146.00

Too Faced Peach Mist Mattifying Setting Spray is refreshing and oil-controlling that keeps your makeup in place. This revitalising, lightweight formula is infused with exclusive comfort matte technology, and it also has a lovely sweet peach and fig cream scent. Additionally, it provides a matte finish with a bit of glow that lasts up to 12 hours while a soft-focus blurring agent helps blur your imperfections for up to 16 hours.      

4. MAC COSMETICS Prep + Prime Fix+ Mattifying Mist 100ml

Best setting spray for acne skin

Price from RM115.00

shopping_cart Sephora Malaysia RM115.00

MAC’s Fix Plus Mattifying Mist is dermatologist- and ophthalmologist-tested, and is non-acnegenic. This lightweight mattifying spray instantly refreshes your skin while controlling shine and oil on the surface without disturbing your makeup.

It has an innovative formula containing powders, silica, and other oil-absorbing agents to help set makeup, rebalance and mattify your skin. The product can also minimise the appearance of large pores.

5. BOSCIA White Charcoal Mattifying Makeup Setting Spray

Best setting spray for sensitive skin

Price from RM190.00

shopping_cart Sephora Malaysia RM190.00

This Boscia setting spray contains Binchotan White Charcoal to control oil production, detoxify pores, and rebalance your skin's moisture content. There are also Artichoke Leaf Extract and Black Tea that visibly minimise the appearance of enlarged pores and hydrate your skin. Over time, this product can improve your skin's health, so be sure to use it every time you apply your make up.

6. Tarte Double Duty Shape Tape Stay Spray Setting Spray

Best setting spray for sweaty skin

Price from RM115.00

shopping_cart Sephora Malaysia RM115.00

Tend to sweat easily? Try Tarte’s Double Duty Shape Tape Setting Spray. Formulated with cucumber and aloe extracts, this setting spray can lock makeup for up to 16 hours while refreshing and soothes your skin. It’s a weightless, micro-fine mist setting spray that is waterproof, sweatproof, and transfer-proof.

7. Supergoop! Defense Refresh Setting Mist SPF 50

Best setting spray with spf

Price from RM65.00

shopping_cart Sephora Malaysia RM65.00

Supergoop’s Defense Refresh Setting Mist is perfect for on-the-go as it sets makeup, controls oil, and delivers UV photoaging protection all in one spritz. This weightless spray is formulated with antioxidant-rich rosemary that helps lighten dark spots and blemishes for an even complexion and a smoother makeup application. Carry it with you and reapply it throughout the day for added protection.

8. NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP Makeup Setting Spray - Matte

Best affordable setting spray for oily skin

Price from RM25.99

NYX Matte Setting Spray is designed to give your skin that shine-free, matte finish for that glamorous look. It's lightweight and comfortable, so it's ideal for wearing it for a whole day. However, do bring the product with you for reapplication throughout the day. Additionally, this setting spray also comes with a choice of matte or dewy finishes to better suit your style.

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