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Besides highlighter/illuminator, one of the most common tips to achieve clear and dewy, supple skin is to drink lots of water. But in practice, how many of us actually stick with a strict water intake guideline? 

Unless it’s a cream highlighter that can be easily applied with fingers, otherwise, a regular powder highlighter requires a basic fan brush for application. Even then, it’s only meant to emphasise the high points of your face. Whereas for a setting spray, it gives you a glow all over your face.

What is a dewy finish setting spray?

A dewy finish setting spray is essentially a setting spray that holds your makeup but also gives your skin the much-coveted glow-from-within look. 

What are the types of dewy setting sprays?

There are many types of dewy finish setting sprays in terms of what they do to your skin. For instance, there are the kinds that help keep your skin hydrated while the others are giving purely the outward dewy, wet appearance. 

If you like to know what are the best dewy finish setting sprays, continue reading! 

1. BECCA Skin Love Glow Shield Prime & Set Mist 70ml

Best overall dewy setting spray

Price from RM140.00

shopping_cart Sephora Malaysia RM140.00

Becca’s Skin Love Glow Shield Prime and Set Mist is a 2-in-1 setting spray that can be applied as a primer and a finishing spray. This alcohol-free dewy finish setting spray has a silky, cloud-like super fine mist that envelopes the skin in moisture and it helps setting and refreshing your makeup. 

It’s formulated with refreshing Hawaiian Sea Water and Desert Spring Water to boost skin hydration. Meanwhile the Goji Berry, Blueberry Extract and Cranberry extract as well as Vitamin E helps to nourish the skin. 

Also, the mist is fuelled with Glow Nectar Brightening Hydra Complex which is a blend of ingredients that brighten, hydrate, and nourish the skin for an overall dewy look.

2. COVER FX Dewy Finish Setting Spray

Best alcohol-free, dewy finish setting spray

Price from RM121.00

shopping_cart Sephora Malaysia RM121.00

Cover Fx Dewy Finish Setting Spray is a weightless, alcohol-free setting spray that locks in makeup all day while keeping your skin looking dewy and hydrated. It dries almost instantly and won’t easily cake up in case of over-application. 

Additionally, this setting spray is free of common harsh ingredients namely parabens, fragrance, mineral oil, talc, gluten, sulfates, and phthalates.  

3. MAC COSMETICS Prep + Prime Fix+ Shimmer 100ml

Best dewy glow setting spray

Price from RM105.00

shopping_cart Sephora Malaysia RM105.00

MAC’s Prep + Prime Fix+ Shimmer is like the stepped-up version of the iconic MAC makeup setting spray. This shimmer edition is infused with gold pearlescent pearls that will give your skin the ultra-illuminating effect. 

In addition, the spray carries the same benefits as the original Fix+ such as hydrating, soothing, refreshing all the while improving the wear time of your makeup for up to 12 hours. 

4. BeautyBlender Re-Dew Set and Refresh Spray

Best dewy setting spray for dry skin

Price from RM145.00

shopping_cart Sephora Malaysia RM145.00

For people with dry skin, Beauty Blender’s Re-Dew Set and Refresh Spray is perfect for you. It’s a do-it-all makeup setting spray that hydrates, adds luminosity, refreshes makeup, and gives versatility to your makeup. Whether you want to revive your dull skin mid-day or add glow to your matte foundation, this spray does it all.  

This fine mist contains a two-phase solution which contains supercharged water, antioxidants, white birch extract, and hyaluronic acid to instantly protect, plump and hydrate your skin. 

Meanwhile the other ‘phase’ contains milky oil that nourishes and balances as well as cocooning  the skin with silk extract and soothing probiotic. Thus, do shake well before use so that your skin is properly imparted with moisture and radiance. 

5. Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Marine Boosting Mist

Best dewy setting spray for oily skin

Price from RM120.00

shopping_cart Sephora Malaysia RM120.00

For people with oily skin, Tarte’s Marine Boosting Mist is your best bet for a dewy finish setting spray. This 4-in-1 hypoallergenic spray acts as a primer, makeup setting spray, hydrating mist, and skin refresher. It extends your makeup wear for up to 12 hours while minimising the look of pores, shine, and redness. 

On top of that, this spray is enriched with antioxidant-packed Rainforest of the Sea complex to shield skin from daily aggressors. It’s ideal for all complexions including oily skin types. 

6. Pixi Vitamin Wakeup Mist

Best brightening dewy setting spray

Price from RM70.00

shopping_cart Sephora Malaysia RM70.00

Pixi’s Vitamin Wakeup Mist is a toning mist that helps with luminising your complexion while giving it an extra refreshing and hydrating boost. The spray is made with an Orange blossom base and a blend of skin-loving citrus fruit extracts and lavender. 

Also contained in the formula is Arginine, which is a naturally recurring amino acid in our bodies that maintains skin moisture and smoothness. Thanks to the blend of citrus fruit extracts, your skin is guaranteed to look brighter and dewier.  

7. Wet n Wild Photofocus Primer Water Rose

Best drugstore dewy setting spray

Price from RM30.00

shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM35.00 shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM30.00

Wet n Wild’s Photofocus Primer Water is fundamentally an ultra-light primer water that smoothes, hydrates, and brightens the skin for a dewy, healthy look. However, it also works to prime, set, and refresh your makeup for longer wear and a fresher appearance. 

This cruelty-free setting spray is suitable for dry skin types due to its hydrating properties and it’s also packaged in a travel-friendly bottle that will allow easy re-application throughout the day.

8. Etude House Fix & Fix Fixer Mist

Best korean dewy setting spray

Price from RM60.00

shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM60.00 shopping_cart Hermo Malaysia RM60.00

Etude House Fix & Fix Fixer Mist is a powerful makeup setting spray that creates a weightless barrier to seal your makeup in place all day long. It also works to avoid darkening of foundation, which happens often if it's not set properly under the typical Malaysian hot and humid weather. 

This setting spray is enriched with hydrating ingredients that can lock moisture into your skin as well as giving it a boost of dewiness.

Disclaimer: The pricing shown is just a good indication of how much these products are worth. The prices could change based on the e-commerce promotions that are going on. If some of the products are not available, do email us at [email protected] Thank you!

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