Rest Assured: These Are the Best Setting Sprays for Oily Skin

Kaitlyn McLintock

This doesn’t need to be said, but I’m going to say it anyway; oily skin doesn't provide the best canvas for makeup. You wash your face, apply makeup, and even put pressed powder over the top of it. Fast-forward to a couple of hours later, and your mascara has flaked, your liner has smudged, and your foundation is patchy and smeared. (Everyone's been there… or at least l have). 

Other than investing in a good primer, the best thing you can do to prevent your makeup from moving is to set it with a setting spray. But not just any setting spray, according to celebrity makeup artist Daniel Martin. "Oily skin should look for setting sprays that don't have a lot of emollience and radiance to them," he says; these types of setting sprays can add extra layer of shininess to the skin.

Celeb makeup artist Brittany Spyksma agrees. "Definitely look for sprays that are mattifying as opposed to hydrating," she says. "You want a spray that is going to set your make up exactly where you put it, and chances are if you've got overactive oil glands, you don't need extra hydration." Keep scrolling to see the products they recommend.

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