The best makeup setting sprays for Singapore’s weather: Urban Decay, Cover FX, Kat Von D amongst others

The best makeup setting sprays for Singapore’s weather: Urban Decay, Cover FX, Kat Von D amongst others

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Text: Emily Heng

Image: Instagram | @maccosmetics
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Are we ever going to stop complaining about Singapore's weather? Don't count on it. The soaring temperatures may be responsible for wrecking our tresses (hello, frizz central), skin (sunburn galore) as well as our will to live (relatable), but we'll be damned if we're letting it get to our makeup, too. The beauty gods, thankfully, have blessed us with setting sprays — aka magic mists that keep our foundation, eyeshadow, and lippie in place despite the unforgiving heat. Paired with the right primer, chances are, your foundation will be as unlikely to budge as it is unlikely to rain indoors. And even if it did rain indoors, your foundation shouldn't screw up either, thanks to these setting sprays.

Urban Decay All Nighter Summer Solstice Scented Setting Spray

Urban Decay's fan-favourite setting spray gets a scented upgrade here. Crushed pineapple, coconut, and sea salt breeze come together in a fine, lightweight mist that settles over skin instantaneously, extending the longevity of makeup for up to 16 hours. With a semi-matte finish, it also enhances the vibrancy of makeup all while smoothing out skin flaws.


Cover FX Mattifying Setting Spray

Makeup stays all day with this alcohol-, sulfate- and paraben-free formulation with quick-drying abilities. The matte finish means excess shine is kept at bay, leaving complexions feeling fresh rather than sticky. Tip: for days where you want truly immobile foundation and concealer, wet your brush or sponge with this setting spray before pumping out that go-to foundation.


M.A.C. Cosmetics Prep + Prime Fix +

Not only does it keep makeup in place through extreme heat and humidity, M.A.C.'s setting spray offering also works to moisturise and soothe skin with a combination of hydrating-boosting ingredients. Pick between four scents — rose, lavender, coconut, and their classic herbs.


Milani Cosmetics Make It Last Setting Spray Prime + Correct + Set

Don't waste your time worrying about creasing or smudging with this mist that primes, corrects, and sets makeup effortlessly. Fading and shine is reduced to a minumum too for up to 16 hours with a potent blend of ingredients ensuring that skin stays smooth and well-hydrated. Its affordable price point just seals the deal (literally).


Kat Von D Lock-It Makeup Setting Mist

Lightly scented with cucumbers, Kat Von D's fine, moisturising mist settles into skin promptly and feels virtually undetectable after. Makeup is locked in place for 24 hours (!) and fitted with an aerosol-alternative sprayer that makes it a travel-friendly option like no other.


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