That dewy, glowy makeup look is still very much in. The proof? The number of products out there that can help you achieve that much-coveted look, like highlighters, the right foundation, and primers. And of course, how you prep your skin beforehand plays a big factor on the glowy scale. Taking care of your skin is important if you want any type of flawless makeup look, whether you’re going for something dewy or matte.
I’ve tried a lot of these glowy makeup products and have my list of favorites, but the one product that makes my skin even more radiant is my setting spray. I love Urban Decay’s setting spray so much that it’s been a mainstay in my makeup bag for 10 years. Aside from my beloved BB cream, it’s probably the longest relationship I’ve ever had with a beauty product.
What can I say? It really works for me. After spending so much time applying your makeup, the last thing you want to do is have it smudge or disappear halfway through the day or night. This spray keeps everything in place for hours, without a sticky or tight feeling, which is so key. I’ve tried Urban Decay’s various types of setting sprays, but the one I love using is the Ultra Glow All Nighter ($33) one.
The spray leaves a radiant finish to your skin—not wet or sweaty looking but just the right amount of dew. It gives the kind of glow that will get the compliments rolling in. It’s also refreshing and cooling, which is a nice little burst of self-care while I’m getting ready, and it kind of perks me up for whatever I’m doing next.
I always use the spray whenever I put on makeup, even when I’m just swiping on some concealer and mascara and calling it a day. It just completes the ritual for me and leaves me looking polished, even if I’m just going for a casual feel.
A good setting spray can do so much for your makeup and skin. It “sets” your makeup and makes it long-lasting, and some can even hydrate your skin and protect it from drying out. If you’re not into the dewy look, there are always matte finishes out there, too. You’ve got options!
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