The Best Drugstore Face Mists to Refresh and Set Your Makeup

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Face mists are one of the few beauty products that anyone and everyone could benefit from using. If you prefer a no-makeup makeup look, you'll appreciate the dewy glow from a skin spritz. And if you're someone who prefers to wear a full face of makeup on an everyday basis, you too can benefit from the makeup setting powers of a facial spray. Whether you have dry skin, look fatigued, or just need a quick refresh throughout the day, hydrating facial mists are the way to go when your skin needs an extra boost. Here's a roundup of some of the best prestige and drugstore facial mists to keep you feeling fresh and hydrated all day long.

S.W. Basics Rose Water $10

If quality simplicity is your MO when shopping for beauty products, look no further than this cult-loved face mist from organic, yet affordable, skincare brand S.W. Basics. It's sole ingredient: rose water.

Key Ingredients

Rose water is made by steeping rose petals in water. It combats free radicals, reduces facial redness, unclogs pores, and balances the skin's pH level.

Pixi by Petra Hydrating Milky Mist $15

Infused with skin-balancing hydrators formulated to soothe the skin, this drugstore face mist rivals even the most luxurious with black oat, vitamin A, and linoleic acid.

Found Dewy Makeup Setting Spray With Cloudberry Extract $10

We've already learned all about cloudberries and how they're actually a sacred Scandinavian skincare secret. But if you're looking for a more affordable way to dabble in the ingredient, we recommend Found's version—a natural, relatively new line of skincare and makeup you can find at Walmart and which our editors are surprisingly obsessed with.

Evian Brumisateur Natural Mineral Water Facial Spray Trio $23

When any product is a continual best seller on Sephora's website, you know it has to be good, and this face mist from Evian is a true classic. It's great for all skin types and won't fight the skincare regimen you already have in place.

Revlon PhotoReady Prep, Set, and Refresh Mist $13

A true multitasker, this is one of the best drugstore face mists to keep your makeup in place (and looking fresh) all day or night. Key perks include a hydrating botanical fruit complex, an ultra-fine micro mist, and a refreshing cucumber scent.

La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water $13

For a toned, calm-as-a-cucumber complexion, we love reaching for this beloved drugstore pick from La Roche-Posay. It's strategically enriched with minerals to help invigorate tired skin for a healthier, more radiant appearance.

Pacifica Crystal Power Hydro Mist $10

Aside from the fact this drugstore face mist from Pacifica is 100 percent vegan and cruelty-free, it's also infused with majestic fare (read: rose quartz, lemongrass, and watermelon) which makes each spritz feel way more expensive than it actually is at just $10.

Key Ingredients

Lemongrass is packed with antioxidants, plus vitamins A and C. It minimizes pores, soothes irritated skin, and reduces sebum production.

Garnier SkinActive Soothing Facial Mist With Rose Water $9 $7

This floral, rose-infused formula from Garnier is a game-changer. A wonderful choice if you're seeking hydration, just a few quick spritzes yields a calmer and noticeably more glowing finish. Plus, it's also vegan and features 96 percent naturally derived ingredients.

L'Oréal Infallible Makeup Extender Setting Spray $17 $14

If you know you're going to have a marathon of a day or a super-late night, this setting spray from L'Oréal is one of the best we've tried in the $20-and-under range. Just a few thorough spritzes yield a strict zero-crack, -fade, or -run policy.

E.l.f. Makeup Mist & Set $5

Nope, your eyes are not deceiving you. This highly rated drugstore face mist from E.l.f. not only keeps your makeup application in pristine condition, but it's also less than your morning coffee. So there's that. Skin-boosting ingredients include green tea, aloe vera, and cucumber extract.

True Botanics 100% Organic Refreshing Toning Spritz $11 $9

This organic face mist keeps even the most temperamental complexions in check thanks to high-quality rose water, which won't irritate your skin or gouge your wallet. Skin is left feeling sparkly (spiritually, not literally) and revitalized.

Herbivore Rose Hibiscus Face Spray
Herbivore Rose Hibiscus Coconut Water Hydrating Face Mist $32

This hydrating toner contains ingredients of Bulgarian rose, hibiscus, and coconut water. Hibiscus is widely known for its anti-aging properties and the coconut water soothes redness for skin that might be inflamed. The rose tones, hydrates, and acts as a softening agent to make sure skin looks and feels moisturized.

Ole Henriksen Fountain of Truth Facial Water
Ole Henriksen Fountain Of Truth Facial Water $38

Best for normal and combination skin types, this facial water includes extracts of pomegranate, mandarin oils, red and white tea, and sweet orange, which all work together to replenish skin and combat against aging free radicals. The citrus smell works as an energizing component to wake up the skin, so this is a great product to use when you're feeling fatigued or right after you get off a plane. This face mist contains no parabens, phthalates, or sulfates, which makes it perfect for sensitive skin, too.

Tata Harper Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Floral Essence
Tata Harper Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Floral Essence $72

With its main focus to hydrate, this water essence contains hyaluronic acid and natural humectants that actually plump the skin so it appears more rested and youthful-looking. Hyaluronic acid holds 1000 times of its weight in water, so this product is perfect for dehydrated skin. Rose and lavender deliver moisture components while other ingredients work to help firm and tighten.

Caudalie Beauty Elixir
Caudalie Beauty Elixir $18

A widely popular cult favorite product of makeup artists, this elixir is perfect for all skin types and has an amazing roster of essential oils, with a base of orange blossom water. Spritz some on the skin before moisturizer, as it's a pleasant refresher for the skin and gives a wonderful base of treatment before adding in creams and lotions. Grape extracts help bring radiance to the skin, while organic mint balm wakes up all the senses and acts as a cooling agent for when you're feeling overheated.

Fresh Vitamin Nectar Antioxidant Face Mist
Fresh Vitamin Nectar Antioxidant Face Mist $44

This multivitamin face mist covers all the bases when wanting something alcohol free and soothing. Not only does it deliver a boost of vitamins and anti-oxidants, but it also smells amazing. Suitable for all skin types, it'll address dehydration and lack of glow in the face. The Vitamin Fruit Complex helps to revitalize skin, making it look and feel amazing.

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