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16 Setting Sprays to Keep Your Face from Melting This Summer

Keep your masterpiece makeup in tip-top condition all day
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Have you ever labored over your morning makeup, artfully perfecting each layer of eye shadow and swipe of liquid liner, only to find yourself melted and raccoon-eyed by 4 p.m.? Well, those days are over, my friend. If you haven't introduced a makeup setting spray into your daily routine yet, it's a simple step that might just blow your mind. A few spritzes in the morning can make your makeup last those crucial extra hours, keeping your painstakingly drawn winged liner in place as long as you need it to be.

Plus, there's something out there for everyone -- from shiny-complected ladies trying to make it through sub-tropical humidity without dissolving away entirely, to drier-skinned women trying to make it through their eight-hour day in an air-conditioned office (not to mention a sweaty night out at the local club). Suffice it to say, we've got you covered, no matter what your complexion or weather conditions -- so read on for the 15 best setting sprays that'll keep your makeup from pulling a Wicked Witch of the West on you.

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If You Pull All-Nighters That Have Nothing to Do With Studying
Try: Urban Decay All-Nighter Setting Spray, $30

Some products have heartily earned their cult-status, and Urban Decay's All-Nighter Setting Spray is certainly one of them. It's gotten rave reviews around the world, and it's not hard to tell why: It boasts some seriously impressive staying power, fit for everything from your wedding day to your wedding night (hey, there's a reason it's called "All-Nighter"). Think of it this way -- it's the kind of product that'll keep your look on point all the way through Armageddon.

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If You Shine On Like a Crazy Diamond
Try: Skindinavia The Makeup Finishing Spray Oil Control, $39

Humid tropical (and sub-tropical) climates are known to seriously wreak havoc with makeup -- luckily, Skindinavia The Makeup Finishing Spray Oil Control has got your back. Their award-winning makeup setting spray applies in a delicately fine mist, but don't let that fool you: it's seriously hardcore. The oil-control finishing spray provides a weightless, soft-matte finish -- perfect for oily complexions -- for up to 16 hours, so you can finally retire those blotting papers.

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If You're in Need of a Makeup Setting Multitasker
Try: MAC Prep + Prime Fix+, $22

M.A.C.'s Prep + Prime Fix+ is renowned for its makeup setting skills, but that's not all it does: It can be used as a primer, or mixed with eye shadows to create stunningly vibrant (and long-lasting) eyeliners. On top of that, it works well to soften your makeup look -- you know, make it look slightly more natural, perhaps taking the edge off of the occasional patch of overdone powder. Oh, and it also comes packed with soothing ingredients like green tea, chamomile and cucumber -- and it's moisturizing, too. Basically, it's an all-around treat for your face. You're welcome.

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If You're a Beauty Babe on a Budget
Try: E.L.F. Studio Makeup Mist & Set, $3

The dewy-finished E.L.F. Studio Makeup Mist & Set manages to exert major staying power, even at just $3 per bottle. Many budget shoppers even claim that it's a dupe of M.A.C. Fix+ -- right down to the chamomile and green tea ingredients. Though the spray bottle doesn't have the finest mist, this can be easily fixed by decanting it into a different bottle, or by patting the product into your skin to make sure it absorbs correctly.

BY ROSIE NARASAKI | AUG 8, 2016 | SHARES
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