Unless you’ve decided to go all natural, we can guarantee that you’ll spend most of your wedding day (and the days leading up to it—hello, rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, and more) in a full face of makeup. And whether you go the DIY route or have a professional makeup artist create your bridal look, you’ll want your flawless face to stay that way.
Sure you can stock up on waterproof mascara in case you get teary-eyed and liquid lipsticks for a kiss-proof pout, but your base is a bit trickier. No one wants their makeup fading, caking, or creasing as soon as they hit the dance floor. This is where setting spray comes in, the makeup mist that's essential for securing a long-lasting, budge-proof look by setting even the heaviest concealers, foundations, and powders.
There are a lot of setting sprays out there, from long-lasting mattes to dewy and natural mists, and even some with SPF. It can be a little overwhelming, but don’t worry—we did all the hard work for you. Keep scrolling to see our favorite sprays for setting and refreshing your bridal look.
Too Faced Hangover 3-in-1 Replenishing Primer & Setting Spray
This setting spray by Too Faced is an all-in-one product, meaning you can use it as a primer, a refreshing spray, and a setting spray. Since it’s not silicone based, this coconut-water-infused spray doesn’t just sit on the skin—it sinks in to hydrate and brighten dull skin (which comes in handy if you partied the night before).
SHOP NOW: Sephora, $42
e.l.f. Cosmetics Illuminating Mist & Set
At just $5, this drugstore setting spray is a total steal. Not only does it extend the wear of your makeup, but the cocktail of vitamins, aloe, and green tea also hydrate and soothe skin. Plus, the brand has a little secret for a super bright highlight: spray a bit of the mist onto the brush before applying to really help you pack on the pigment.
SHOP NOW: Ulta, $5
Milani Make It Last Prime + Correct + Set Makeup Setting Spray
This drugstore setting spray promises a whole 16 hours of wear, so if you plan on celebrating into the late night hours, this will be your best friend. At just under $10, it’s the perfect thing to grab on your next Target run.
SHOP NOW: Target, $8.99
Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray
There’s a reason why this setting spray has over nine thousand reviews (and a good number of them are a glowing five stars). This lightweight spray promises 16 hours of flawless wear, so you can really pull an all-nighter. It claims to control the temperature of your base regardless of outside conditions, rendering your makeup budge-proof even at an outdoor summer wedding.
SHOP NOW: Sephora, $42
Gerard Cosmetics Slay All Day Setting Spray
A favorite amongst beauty gurus and Instagram influencers (so you just know it photographs well), this setting spray really lets you slay all day. Coming in twelve different scents ranging from coconut to cucumber, this magical mist also controls oil and cools skin.
SHOP NOW: Amazon, $21.95
NYX Professional Makeup Matte Finish Makeup Setting Spray
Another great option for the bride who loves a good bargain (and who doesn’t?) is NYX’s setting spray which comes in both dewy and matte finishes. Those with oily to combination skin should grab the Matte Finish Makeup Setting Spray to keep any T-zone shine under control. Looking to glow all day? Grab the dewy finish for a long-lasting, natural look.
SHOP NOW: Ulta, $8.50
MAC Prep + Prime Fix+ Finishing Mist
While MAC has recently expanded their Prep + Prime Fix+ line to include a number of new formulas with great skincare benefits, the OG Prep + Prime Fix + Finishing Mist still holds holy grail status. A few spritzes of this mist can hydrate skin, refresh, and set your makeup, leaving you with a natural finish. You can also spray a bit of Prep + Prime Fix+ on your makeup brushes for easy blending or to increase the color payoff of shimmery eyeshadows. So basically, your whole wedding look is sorted.
SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $28