These Drugstore Makeup Setting Sprays Will Keep You Looking Fresh-Faced All Day

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L'Oreal Beauty Setting Spray

When you spend most of your days running between work, events, errands, and kid(s), it can be hard for your makeup to keep up. We’ve all fallen victim to eyeliner unintentionally smudging into aggressive raccoon eyes or makeup slowly melting off our faces like a sad clown mask.

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There’s a simple solution to help your makeup stay in place (besides a damn good beauty primer), however, and that’s a setting spray. It’s like putting an invisible shield on your face, giving you a casual, I-just-applied-fresh-makeup look that lasts all day. You can also use it to instantly reenergize your face when you need a pick-me-up, which, TBH, is probably at least once before noon.

Now, you may be thinking, “Do I really have time to use yet another makeup product?” Let’s just say, these little bottles are unbelievably easy and quick to apply. How to use: Hold the bottle 8-10 inches from your face, spritz, and go. (Spray in an “X” and “T” shape if you want to get fancy and ensure full coverage). Name a more low maintenance product… we’ll wait.

Setting sprays are not only a fast fix, they can be incredibly affordable. Ahead are 8 of the best drugstore setting sprays under $20 that will keep your makeup looking put together, even if you don’t always feel like you are.

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