Setting Sprays and Powders That Will Keep Your Wedding Makeup in Place from Ceremony to Reception
On your wedding day, you don't have time to reapply your makeup every hour—you have better and more fun things to be doing, like taking photos, catching up with friends and family, eating cake, drinking Champagne, and dancing until all hours of the night. That's why having a good setting spray or powder on hand is important. If you have one that gets the job done, a light dusting or spritz is all you'll need to make sure your makeup looks picture-perfect from ceremony to reception. Sprays are especially great, because along with setting makeup, they also act as skincare products.
Many contain a plethora of antioxidants, and whether you have dry skin and need hydration, or tend to get oily and need something to get rid of sebum, there are also setting sprays that address those specific skin needs. If you're more of a powder person, however, you'll be pleased to know that these products are getting more sophisticated, too. Marc Jacob's new setting powder contains electrolytes and coconut to hydrate and nourish the skin, but still acts as a finishing coat to set your makeup. Traditional micro-powders are also great; we like them because they act as a "blurring" filter, meaning they also disguise imperfections. Who doesn't want that for their wedding day?
Want to make sure your big-day beauty look remains flawless all day long? Here, some of our favorite setting powders and sprays to use on your wedding. They'll ensure your makeup stays put, which means melting mascara or barely-there blush is one less thing you'll have to worry about on the big day.
Marc Jacobs Beauty
Even those with dry skin can use this loose powder, as it's infused with hydrating, conditioning ingredients like coconut polysaccharides and electrolytes.
Shop Now: Marc Jacobs Beauty "Finish Line" Perfect Coconut Setting Powder, $44, net-a-porter.com.
Those afflicted with an oily T-zone will love this powder, which can be reapplied without ever looking cakey.
Shop Now: Charlotte Tilbury Air Brush Flawless Finish Micro-Powder, $37, net-a-porter.com.
Use this to set your makeup in the morning. Then, if you need a pick-me-up during the day, add a few more spritzes for a fast refresh. It contains skin-plumping hyaluronic acid, along with skin-protecting antioxidants and probiotics.
Shop Now: Beauty Blender "Re-Dew" Set & Refresh Spray, $30, net-a-porter.com.
Lilah B. Aglow
This doesn't just give your face a dewy, pretty finish, it also relaxes your mind, as it's infused with lavender oil.
Shop Now: Lilah B. Aglow Face Mist, $48, sephora.com.
We aren't kidding when we say this one will give your face a glow—it literally has 24-karat gold flakes in it, along with rosehip oil, so you're sure to look radiant on your wedding day.
Shop Now: Farsali Rose Gold 24K Skin Mist, $39, sephora.com.
One thing you have to be careful of when using a setting spray is that it doesn't look white under the flash of cameras. This one is talc free, so it looks invisible in person and in photos, and also contains light-reflecting particles to blur imperfections.
Shop Now: Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting Powder, $46, sephora.com.
We love all of It Cosmetics base products because they always contain ingredients to nurture the skin. This one is infused with real silk, collagen, antioxidants, and peptides to give you a youthful, vibrant complexion.
Shop Now: It Cosmetics "Bye Bye Pores" Silk HD Anti-Aging Micro-Powder, $29, ulta.com.
Getting married on the beach? You don't want to get a sunburn halfway through the ceremony. This easy spritzer will keep oil at bay and protect your skin from the sun without disturbing your makeup.
Shop Now: Supergoop! Defense Refresh Setting Mist Broad Spectrum SPF 50, $30, amazon.com.
This one is always a beauty-editor favorite because it works. Tested again and again, it really locks in makeup and makes look fresh even after you've been dancing for hours.
Shop Now: Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray, $33, ulta.com.
Use this before makeup application to prime your skin (it helps makeup glide on and look super natural), then use it to set it and for touchups throughout the day. It's oil free, too, for those worried about looking shiny.
Shop Now: Too Faced "Hangover" 3-in-1 Replenishing Primer Spray, $32, ulta.com.