Thankfully, thanks to the YouTube tutorials, hard-working formulas and beauty blenders, we are getting better at the whole make-up lark...
... and thanks to setting sprays, we never have to rely on our trusty Elnett again.
Setting spray is mostly known for its ability to keep your make-up in place for hours, but it also helps to keep your skin hydrated and supple. Some even give your make-up the IRL filter look.
What's more is they are effortless to apply. Close your eyes and simply spritz a few times and you're good to go.
From sensitive skin savours to slept-on wonders, the heat style team reveal the setting spray they swear by...
CHECK OUT: the best setting sprays, as chosen by the heat style team
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The best setting sprays 2020
1. Garnier Natural Rose Soothing Glow Mist
"I'm a sucker for any beauty prods containing rose and this gorge facial mist doesn't disappoint. Not only is it super cooling on hot days, but it boasts a whole load of skin benefits. Just one spritz intensely hydrates whilst helping to reduce breakouts. Keep in your handbag for an on-the-go pick me up. You'll be as obsessed as I am!" - Rachael Martin, style writer
2. Cover FX Dewy Finish Spray
"My favourite setting spray of ALL time is definitely the Cover FX Dewy setting spray and I'm surprised more people don't talk about it. It keeps my make-up on all day, keeps me looking fresh and dewy and the formula comes out like a fine mist - meaning there's no wet patches on my face from the setting spray that I usually have to then blend out." - Eden-Olivia Lord, digital writer
3. NYX Professional Makeup Setting Spray Dewy Finish - Two Pack
"This is the ultimate setting spray, it leaves my skin looking bright, healthy and dewy. After a few generous spritzes, your make-up immediately looks more put together. Plus Amazon is selling a two-pack for £13! Win win." - Aimee Jakes, shopping editor
4. Glowsetter Make-up Setting Spray
"This setting spray from Glamglow is my go- to at the moment. It sprays on super fine meaning you don't feel wet or sticky after application and keeps my makeup in place while still looking fresh. On a hot summer day, this is an essential!" - Jazz Harris, assistant style editor
5. Soleil Toujours Organic Set + Protect Micro Mist SPF 30
"This not only smells amazing, but it's packed with antioxidants to help calm skin – ideal if you have a sensitive complexion, like me. It's a fine mist that sets make-up but also had SPF 30 brad spectrum UV protection – double win! It's organic and free of nasties plus, the ingredients also help fight the signs of ageing. What more could you want?! I'm a big fan!" - Laura Puddy, style editor
Now read on heatworld...
Different ways to use a setting spray:
As a primer: spray the mist over freshly moisturised skin to prime your skin for make-up application. A godsend for nights out.
As a make-up refresher: y'know when make-up looks a bit rubbish a few hours after application? Yep, well a setting spray can help refresh your hard work for a 'just applied' finish. Mwahaha.
As a heatwave essential: keep your bottle in the fridge and use to cool yourself down when you're feeling hot and bothered. Thank us later.