5 Ways to Use Setting Spray

Setting spay? I don’t know her.” Those are the words of Liv from 2 years ago – albeit they’re rephrased a bit to match a Mariah Carey classic. Regardless, I had no clue that the 2017 version of myself would be such a huge spray enthusiast. These days, my setting spray does it all. From prepping my face to making my cheekbones extra blingy, here are 5 rad ways that I like to use my setting sprays!


The Regular Shebang

I’m big on using powder products on top of my foundations, so an even coating of spray allows all of them to melt together and takes away that multi-colored powdered donut look. Throughout the day, setting sprays work their magic by making sure your makeup doesn’t decide to go on its own adventure to another galaxy. In theory, a basic spritz-spritz on your finished face should help your makeup stay on all day!


Smooth Skin, Press In

I learned this trick from Rose Kimberly and IAmJustAMakeupLover’s videos on YouTube! After you’ve applied your face makeup, spritz your face. When the spray is about 2/3 sucked into your skin, press your blending sponge into your face to tap in the extra product, and watch your skin grow to level 9 in smoothness. Not only does it help ensure that all the product is pressed down onto your face, but it presses in all your little baby hairs that might have been ruffled during your makeup application!


Boost, Refresh, and Retouch

I have oily/combination skin and setting sprays have been a dream all around! If I feel that I’m getting oily throughout the day, I blot, dust on some powder, and give my face a spritz to cool off. That’s right – you should be using your setting spray like a sprinkler on the mist setting during a hot summer’s day! I also use it to re-blend creasing or separating makeup. I’ll simply spray over the suffering area, and lightly blend it out with a damp beauty sponge!


Pigment Boost

This is the oldest trick in the book, but that means it’s a good trick.! Sometimes our shimmery eyeshadows fail us. Get them back into their working groove by hitting your brush up with setting spray for a more metallic and intense finish! It also works with your highlight. Before you start your glo up, pop some setting spray over your cheekbones. While they’re still damp, go in with a powder highlight for a look so bright you’ll need sunglasses!



I can’t promise that this will work with all of your setting sprays, but some offer a two-for-one deal. Too Faced actually sells a 3 in 1 primer that will help you tick all the boxes in your makeup routine. If you’re balling on a budget, I recommend the $3 Elf Makeup Mist and Set. It leaves your bare skin a little tacky and gives your foundation something to hold on to, without holding so tight that it skips!

What’s your favorite setting spray?

Thanks for reading!

Until next time, have an awesome rest of your day and an amazing rest of your week!

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10 thoughts on “5 Ways to Use Setting Spray

  1. Currently doing a “andlivloves” marathon- aka re reading a bunch of your posts. 😛 I just did my makeup, and I tried the “Smooth skin, press in” hack, and WOW! It works great. Thanks for the tip!


  2. yesss i love using setting spray for pigment boost. my favorite one is the urban decay one!! that was like my first blog post ever 🙂 about that spray

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