The Setting Powders and Sprays You Need for a Long-Lasting Halloween Look

September 16, 2021
Jessica Khorsandi
By: Jessica Khorsandi | by L'Oréal
The Setting Powders and Sprays You Need for a Long-Lasting Halloween Look

If you’ve put in the time and effort to keep up with your skincare routine, the last thing you want is for special effects makeup to make your complexion look oily or cakey. To keep your Halloween makeup in check, we recommend using a setting spray, powder or both to ensure your spooky beat — and, more importantly, the skin underneath it — looks it’s best. Ahead, find our favorite setting sprays and setting powders to keep your Halloween makeup fresh all night long. 

Dermablend Lock and Last Water-Resistant Setting Spray

If you have dry skin, this is the one for you. Formulated with witch hazel, allantoin and willow leaf extract, this ultra-hydrating setting spray soothes the skin while sealing in makeup for up to 24 hours. It’s smudge-proof, transfer-proof and water-resistant, meaning it’ll stay put regardless of the spooky antics you get into. 


Urban Decay All Nighter Ultra Matte Setting Spray

Have oily skin? Get ready to meet your new best friend. This setting spray helps to give your makeup some serious staying power while also helping to control oil, deflect surface shine, and keep skin looking matte. After applying your makeup, shake the bottle well, and mist two to four times in an “X” and “T” formation. 

NYX Professional Makeup Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Mattifying Powder

Don’t let a setting powder with a white cast mess up your makeup game. Look to this mattifying powder, which is formulated with oil-absorbing rice powder. It’s available in 12 shades — ranging from translucent to fair to medium to deep — for a smooth, non-ashy finish no matter your skin tone. 


Maybelline New York Fit Me! Loose Finishing Powder

Lock in any Halloween makeup look with this loose powder. Not only does it deliver a hint of color for seamless-looking coverage, but it also absorbs oil and leaves behind a super-smooth skin texture.

Lancôme Absolue Powder

Going for an angelic, ethereal look this Halloween? We have a setting powder that’s perfect for that.  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. 

Urban Decay Softening Loose Setting Powder

Control shine all day (and night) with this softening loose setting powder. It glides effortlessly onto skin for a transparent, matte finish that softens the look of blemishes and large pores. The silky vegan formula never cakes or dries, which is an absolute must for when you’re wearing a full face of Halloween makeup. 

Photo: Chaunte Vaughn

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