The brightening setting sprays to spritz for a dewy skin finish
Ready, (literally) set, glow
By Delaney Loane
Digital Beauty Editor / July 08 2020
A full face beat is definitely associated with a matte finish more often than a dewy one. Because unfortunately, if you're a fan of full coverage foundation and concealer combos, your natural glow is often lost among your sturdy albeit stunning base.
The thing is though, while many of us do prefer something more polished than a lightweight tinted moisturiser, we still wish we didn't have to compromise on radiance to get it. It's hard to beat highlighters in the gleaming game, yes, but sometimes we're after a more lit-from-within look than they can offer - and even if you do find your shimmer soulmate, applying it over base can often sheer out your foundation more than you would have liked - vicious. damn. cycle.
So, what are we to do when we want to keep our coverage intact without losing out in the luminosity stakes? Stock up on dew-boosting setting sprays, of course.
Equipped to lock our makeup looks in for the long-haul (keeping every inch of face fade and crease-proof for hours on end), setting sprays loaded with illuminating ingredients (and hell, sometimes even a little subtle shimmer) offer the best of both worlds: an all-out glam look that still looks ridiculously radiant (and like the glow could totally be au naturel). Win-win.
We've rounded up our favourite brightness-boosting makeup-sealing formulas - think of them as the good kind of shine in spritz-able form.
M·A·C Cosmetics Prep + Prime Fix+ Shimmer
A limited edition drop, this pearlescent take on M.A.C's cult-status Prep + Prime Fix+ is infused with light-reflective particles to offer a long-lasting luminous finish.