The Setting Powders and Sprays You Need for a Long-Lasting Halloween Look
Once your Halloween makeup is in place, the last thing you want is for it to fade away over the course of the day. Ahead, we share eight of the best setting powders and sprays—from the L’Oreal portfolio of brands—you need to make your Halloween makeup last all day and all night.
Costume? Check. Accessories? Check. A frightfully fabulous event to attend? You betcha! You’re well on your way to a memorable Halloween night. The only thing left to square away is your makeup. By now you’ve (hopefully!) practiced your look a few times to ensure a foolproof application come October 31. You’ve worked out all the kinks and found the best technique to turn yourself into your creature of choice for the night. Now, the only thing more imperative than the makeup itself is making sure it stays put all. night. long. Think about it: If your cat-eye liner or vampire lipstick start to droop and drip in all the wrong places, it could be the difference between a look that’s sexy and one that’s flat-out scary (and not in a good way). Not to mention, all of your hard work perfecting the full getup would be for naught. But don’t be spooked! Below, we’re sharing our favorite setting powders and sprays—from the L’Oreal portfolio of brands—to help your Halloween makeup last through all the festivities.
Dermablend Setting Powder
When it comes to creating a makeup look that’s long-wearing, a setting powder should be high on your list of items to buy. The name gives it away but setting powders can “set” your makeup, and Dermablend’s Setting Powder is no exception. The loose powder—available in three shades—helps lock-in makeup to ensure smudge and transfer-resistance. When worn over any Dermablend foundation or concealer, expect wearability for up to 16 hours. Pretty impressive, right? To use, pat generously over makeup and let set for two minutes before buffing off any excess product.
Dermablend Setting Powder, $27 MSRP
Urban Decay De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray
Have oily skin? Get ready to meet your new best friend! This oil-free makeup setting spray helps to give your makeup some serious staying powder while also helping to control oil, deflect surface shine, and keep skin looking matte. After applying your makeup, shake the bottle well, and mist 2-4 times in an “X” and “T” formation.
Editor’s note: For less fallout and even longer-wearing eyeshadow color, wet your brush with De-Slick before your application.
NYX Professional Makeup Makeup Setting Spray—Matte
Want that just-applied makeup look to last you all night? That shouldn’t be too much to ask! This elixir will work hard to ensure your makeup stays put. Spritz it onto your complexion at the end of your routine for a shine-free, matte finish. Bonus: It’s super affordable!
Maybelline FaceStudio Master Fix Setting + Perfecting Loose Powder
Rejoice! Here’s another uber-affordable, less-than-$10 option courtesy of Maybelline. The formula boasts microfine translucent powder to set, mattify, blur, and smooth the appearance of skin for a soft-focus finish.
L’Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray
Some setting sprays are notorious for the sticky residue they leave behind, but not this lightweight, oil-free blend. We love the way it dries with a barely-there feel. What’s more, it’ll lock in your full makeup look. No melting, cracking, fading, or settling into fine lines.
Urban Decay All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray
Makeup meltdown is no match for Urban Decay’s All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray. This post-makeup face mist helps lock makeup in place, giving it a just-applied look that lasts all night long. If you’re worried about a setting spray messing up your look, rest assured Urban Decay’s All Nighter won’t do any harm— its ultra-fine mist goes on as light as a feather.
Maybelline Fit Me Loose Finishing Powder
For a lightweight finishing powder that won’t break the bank, try Maybelline New York’s Fit Me Loose Finishing Powder. For less than $10 (MSRP), this silky loose powder delivers a hint of color for a seamless, natural look. Fit Me Loose Finishing Powder helps control shine and smooth the skin’s texture, providing a perfect finishing touch to your makeup base.
Maybelline Fit Me Loose Finishing Powder, $7.99 MSRP
NYX Professional Makeup High Definition Finishing Powder
Available in three shades— Translucent, Banana, and Mint Green— this mineral-based setting powder boasts color correcting technology! If your skin is looking dull, reach for the Banana shade to help brighten your complexion. If your skin looks red, the Mint Green shade can help reduce its appearance. What’s more? Its pressed-powder formula makes touch ups on-the-go a total breeze, just keep the compact and a brush in your purse for whenever you need a quick refresh!
Lancome Absolue Powder
Going for an angelic, ethereal look this Halloween? We have a setting powder that’s perfect for you. A delicate loose powder with six shade options, Lancome Absolue Powder contains soft-focus micro sparkles to optimize the effects of light while diminishing the appearance of imperfections. What more could we want? Plus, this fine powder doesn’t cake or settle into fine lines. The result? Skin that looks ultra smooth and (duh) radiant.
Lancome Absolue Powder, $58.00 MSRP