The canned beauty products that will simplify your routine

All you need to do is spritz and go

Beauty Crew Contributor / September 28 2023

When dry shampoo became mainstream about a decade ago, beauty addicts around the world rejoiced like they'd just won the lottery; rumour has it ELLE US editors used to sprinkled thick, powdery puffs of baby powder into models' roots on set for that elusive, undone and tousled texture before dry shampoo became a thing. 

But dry shampoo isn’t the only product packaged in a can that’s revolutionised our beauty routines. There are a myriad of other canned formulas we can’t live without. From dry shampoos to tans in a can, here are our top product picks. 

#1 / Spray tans

Getting a professional spray tan is indulgent, and frankly, too time consuming to do on the regular. St. Tropez Classic Bronzing Mist is the next best thing (actually, it’s arguably even better than the real thing!). Boasting the ability to spray at any angle to achieve a natural, even and smooth tan, this canned bronzing tanner will boost your glow from head to toe.

St. Tropez Classic Bronzing Mist

#2 / Body spray

Sometimes, a deep, sultry and captivating scent is all that we crave, but a powerful fragrance can often become overbearing (eek!). The nostalgic hit of Impulse Luxe Body Spray Crystal Waterfall’s exotic sea breeze scent delivers lighter fragrance notes than its perfumed counterparts, thanks to its fine-misting spray bottle.

Impulse Luxe Body Spray Crystal Waterfall

#3 / Airbrush foundation

When it comes to foundation, finding one that all but disappears while perfecting the complexion is the Holy Grail of formulas. We’ve found just that in Dior’s Airflash Spray Foundation. Settling into an undetectable, silky and ultra long-wearing finish, this beautiful and unique spray foundation creates a flawless complexion without any visible texture, and looks and feels just like your skin, only perfected.

Dior Airflash Spray Foundation

#4 / Deodorant

Although it may seem negligibly important on the beauty totem pole, a really great deodorant actually carries great significance. Apart from the obvious odour protection, finding a good deodorant that goes on invisible, won’t mark your favourite silk blouse and fights odour and wetness for a whopping 48 hours gets top marks in our books, which is exactly why we’re fans of Dove Invisible Dry Aerosol Deodorant. If that wasn’t enough, the micro-mist is packed with vitamin E and F to soften and soothe delicate underarm skin post-shave.

Dove Invisible Dry Aerosol Deodorant

#5 / Texturising spray

For a perfect hair day, mist on a beauty editor fave, Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray. This fine-misting and invisible styling spray instantly revives hair by adding volume and texture. Eradicating the need for dry shampoo, this colour-safe, paraben free and UV protecting spray also absorbs oil without a powdery finish. Bonus: it smells so good!

Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray

#6 / Hairspray

To lock your hairstyle in place all day, spritz on Garnier Fructis Style Mega Strong Hairspray from root to tip. This hairspray diffuses product into an ultra-fine mist for even coverage, thanks to the micro-diffusion system. Adding shine, flexibility and hold to any style thanks to the natural strength of bamboo extract, hair is touchable and set for 24 hours.

Garnier Fructis Style Mega Strong Hairspray

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