Why Yves Saint Laurent Beauté's first ever makeup setting spray is tougher than the rest

Why Yves Saint Laurent Beauté's first ever makeup setting spray is tougher than the rest

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Text: Renée Batchelor

Are all makeup setting sprays created equal? No, says the experts at Yves Saint Laurent Beauté

Any good beauty connoisseur or makeup artist knows that the secret to lasting makeup is in the application and the steps you take, not just your products. Prep and prime the skin beforehand, and use a good makeup setting spray and you're good to go, with a face that can probably outlast you on any given day. But when it comes to creating the perfect setting spray, every expert will have their favourite.

Yves Saint Laurent Beauté's Top Secrets Makeup Setting Spray is the new kid on the block but is bound to win hearts thanks to its luxe packaging and thoughtful touches. First, there's a reason the word 'hydrating' is included on the bottle. In the formula are key ingredients to give you that intense hydration you crave from a face mist, and that invisible-feeling protection you need to prevent a major makeup meltdown. Hyaluronic acid and glycerin are the power couple that retain skin moisture and prevent dehydration. In addition Moroccan walnut leaf extract was included to protect the skin, whilst jojoba oil adds a gorgeous glow on the face that can't be replicated with just makeup. It also comes in a super, lightweight texture that feels weightless when sprayed on, yet helps makeup stay firmly in place.

YSL model Staz Lindes says yes to the new setting spray from the brand

But it's not just about the ingredients, but the dispersion of the mist. Ever had a great face mist only to find the strong spritz from the nozzle released the spray like a jet, destroying your picture perfect makeup and leaving a drippy mess on your face? You don't have to worry about that with this baby, which has been designed to spray on seamlessly. Each spritz gives an ultra-fine, yet generous diffusion and the brand has even quantified the precise amount you need: Just three pumps to set your makeup and cover your entire face amply. The light mist means your face will never look super shiny or greasy while your makeup will never have the runs. Psst... this is perfect for attaining that cool rock'n roll look like model Staz Lindes, without ever veering into panda eye territory.

$65, At Yves Saint Laurent Beauté stores and counters