8 Mattifying Makeup Setting Sprays You Need in Your Life

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Whether it’s fending off the shine during hot summer months, staying matte on your humid Mediterranean vacation, making a foundation less dewy, or simply opting for a shine-free finish out of personal preference, mattifying makeup setting sprays will have your back! 

These makeup setting sprays are specifically formulated to help combat oils and shine and keep your makeup lasting all day.

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best matte setting sprays

1. Urban Decay De-slick Setting Spray

Urban Decay De-Slick Oil-Control Makeup Setting Spray

This cult favorite setting spray is a superfine and comfortable wearing mist that packs a powerful punch against oils!

In fact, Urban Decay actually partnered with setting spray powerhouse brand Skindinavia to create this spray.

This formula contains patented Temperature Control Technology which essentially lowers the actual temperature of your makeup to keep it set and skin looking smooth.

I’ve used this spray without makeup on just to keep oils under control when I plan on being outside all day or in direct sun and it works just as well! It also comes in a travel size too which is awesome for carry ons.

2. L.A. Girl PRO Setting Spray

L.A. Girl PRO Setting Spray

This setting spray gives the skin a nice matte finish and helps to extend the wear of your makeup but don’t expect it to have strong smoothing properties, in my experience you’re typically only going to get those with higher priced sprays.

It’s also paraben and fragrance free so it’s great for sensitive skin types.

If the fact that this spray doesn’t help smooth the skin is a deal breaker for you, fear not!

Just pair this spray with L.A. Girl’s HD Primer and you’ll have the benefits of the more expensive sprays for a fraction of the price!

3. Ben Nye Final Seal Matte Makeup Sealer

Final Seal- Matte Makeup Sealer, 2 oz

Funny fact about this setting spray, I’ve actually read on several occasions from different sites that this is the setting spray used by Disney princesses to make their costume makeup last all day at the parks!

It also keeps makeup from rubbing off on clothing which makes sense considering the amount of hugs Disney princesses must be giving.

Keep in mind, although this does mattify, it’s more for setting makeup so this might not be ideal for those with super oily skin.

4. Model In A Bottle Original Setting Spray

Model in a Bottle Original Makeup Setting Spray, Matte Finish, 1.7 oz

Unlike the previous setting spray, this one is does not mess around in the mattifying department!

If you have oily skin, please acquaint yourself with this product ASAP because it should be your new best friend.

This product preserves makeup and keeps you shine free by actually absorbing the oils your skin produces.

It also is water, smudge, and humidity resistant. However, since it is a stronger product, be careful as some more sensitive skin types say it burns a little upon application.

5. Boscia White Charcoal Mattifying Makeup Setting Spray

boscia White Charcoal Mattifying Makeup Setting Spray - Pore Minimizing Face Mist, 150mL

This setting spray is on a whole other level compared to the other ones on this list because it actually helps improve your skin over time with regular use!

The black tea extract and artichoke leaf extract help to not only instantly minimize the appearance of pores, but minimize their appearance over time as well!

The Binchotan white charcoal helps to control excess oils, detoxify pores, and balance the skin’s hydration level.

If you’re looking for a spray that is going to mattify your skin and then spoil the absolute hell out of it, this is your product.

6. Supergoop! Defense Refresh Setting Mist With Rosemary SPF 50

Supergoop! SPF 50 Defense Refresh Setting Mist, 3.4 fl. oz.

This fine mist setting spray contains Broad Spectrum SPF 50, has a refreshing minty fragrance, and contains an essence of rosemary to help with your complexion!

As a 3-in-1 product, this spray will not only set your makeup, but it will help control shine throughout the day, and also protect you from the sun’s harmful UV rays!

7. NYX Professional Makeup Matte Finish Makeup Setting Spray

NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP Makeup Setting Spray, Matte Finish, 2.03 Ounce

An awesome drugstore option, this matte setting spray from NYX is a fine mist that locks in makeup and keeps you looking matte.

This setting spray is not the most mattifying on the market, so it is more suited for combination skin types than oily skin.

8. Cover FX Mattifying Setting Spray

Cover FX Mattifying Setting Spray, 4 Ounce Spray, 4 Ounce

This setting spray is alcohol free and instantly sets makeup, mattifies, and minimizes the appearance of pores upon application!

Because it’s alcohol free, this formula is never drying, despite absorbing shine.

Bonus point: you can also use this spray for an instant matte touchup throughout the day!


What is your go-to setting spray to stay matte? Let me know in the comments below!

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