The 8 Best Drugstore Setting Sprays for Flawless Makeup
I’ll be honest, it literally took me a hot, very melty second to officially board the setting-spray bandwagon, but after hearing the advice of more beauty editors and makeup artists than I could possibly ignore, I handed over my ticket of skepticism, hopped aboard, and have been an honorary rider ever since. That said, although being a diligent spritzer over the years has done wonders for my makeup application in terms of both finish and stamina, it’s completely depleted my bank account. Not many budgets can withstand that kind of consistent $30 or $40 financial carnage, and instead, I was left scouting the aisles of the drugstores for the best, less bruise-inducing setting spray formulas. And I was pleasantly surprised by what I found.
There are plenty of cult-loved, iconic setting sprays out there which I’ll never tell you not to buy (they’re fantastic, after all), but as my product sleuthing below will support, there are just as many affordable alternatives with lots of the same ingredients and formulaic perks. Luscious botanicals! Alcohol-free! Twelve-hour wear! I found eight dupe-worthy all-stars that I support just as much as their pricier counterparts. Keep scrolling—you need not crack your face or budget.