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The key to preventing makeup meltdowns, setting sprays have become a vital last step in the makeup process. Intended to keep makeup in place, prevent smudges, refresh the skin and more, makeup setting sprays have come a long way from the OG Urban Decay All Nighter setting spray and MAC Fix + with the creation of so many new formulas and finishes. If you love highlighting (don’t we all?), the newest trend of illuminating setting sprays might just be your next secret weapon for glowing skin.
While many other products are made with a nozzle more similar to a heavy spray bottle, illuminators are designed to deliver a light, ultra-fine mist, leaving your skin with a natural-looking glow while locking in makeup all day or night. Unlike matte setting sprays that absorb oils and minimize shine, illuminating mists contain micro-shimmer particles to create a noticeably dewy sheen without looking glittery. Don’t be scared to try an illuminating spray if you have oily skin- the products are easily buildable, so start off with one light spray to secure everything in place and create a subtle glow.
If you’re looking for an extra boost of radiance, keep on reading for a few of the best-selling illuminating sprays in the market and let me know if you have tried any!
This illuminating spray contains subtle rose gold-colored micro pearls and creates a sparkle-free sheen for an airbrushed finish, flattering on all skin tones.
This micro-mist delivers a healthy-looking glow to your complexion and contains five coconut actives for lasting wear, hydration and conditioning.
An ultra-fine mist providing an even, luminous finish, this is a perfect all-over highlighter for both face and body.
Spray under or over makeup, or wear on its own for a healthy radiance, this illuminating spray gives your skin a dewy complexion along with a cooling, refreshing feeling.
e.l.f. Illuminating Mist & Set, $4.00
The ultra-fine, light reflecting particles in this mist help you create the perfect strobing effect while nourishing the skin with vitamin A, C, E and green tea.