by Mel Sahyoun
best makeup setting sprays for mature skin
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Choosing the right makeup setting spray for mature skin is an important part of your beauty regime. It does not matter whether you want to keep your makeup in place or have a dewy, vibrant, and refreshed finish.

Embracing our beauty as we pass our 40s and 50s, your skincare and beauty should be a key factor in the daily regime. This can help elevate your makeup and deliver a radiant and youthful complexion.

What is a setting spray?

A setting spray is a mist of anti-aging ingredients combined with water that, once sprayed onto your makeup, helps prolong your makeup’s longevity for the day.

Keep your makeup flawless and perfect all day while infusing the skin with much-needed anti-aging ingredients and hydrating and boosting the skin with moisture to promote a more youthful, fresh, plump, and radiant look.

It’s a must in your handbag and a great refresher any time of the day.

Why is a setting spray crucial for over 40?

Once we reach the age of forty and over, our skin tends to become dry and thirsty for water and moisture.

Lack of moisture and hydration causes you to look older than your age, with saggy skin and deeper lines and wrinkles.

A setting spray helps freshen up your skin and set your makeup for the day, boosting you with much-needed moisture and can be re-applied when needed.

A setting spray will prevent your makeup from settling into your wrinkles, leaving you plump and radiant with a youthful complexion.

It is a must in your routine and ongoing throughout the day, especially in the cooler months and dry weather.

A complete lifesaver!

What are the best ingredients for makeup setting spray?

For mature skin, it is best to look for hydrating and nourishing ingredients to plump and soothe the skin while keeping your makeup fresh all day.

The ingredients below are beneficial for a hydrating and moisturizing youthful setting spray for women over forty who tend to be on the dry side.

Natural plant extracts, botanicals, antioxidants, and vitamins and minerals are very nourishing and soothing and extremely hydrating without irritating the skin.

Aloe vera and green tea are beneficial ingredients in a setting spray for mature skin.

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1. KORA ORGANICS Minty Mineral Hydration Mist

Size: 3.38fl.oz/100ml

Kora Mist

KORA ORGANICS Minty Mineral Hydration Mist is an organic facial mist with Aloe Vera that boosts hydration and gives you a natural glow while instantly refreshing the skin.

It’s peppermint aromatherapy that leaves your skin feeling uplifted and re-energizes your skin. This Minty Mineral Hydration Mist contains a wonderful organic blend of vitamins and minerals from Aloe Vera, Microalgae, Blue Daisy and Sea Water that hydrates, moisturizes, and soothes the skin. Interestingly, the Sea Water helps to improve the skin radiance, luminosity and complexion as it is rich in amino acids, which will soothe and hydrate your skin.

This lovely mist is an on-the-go hydration savior to refresh your makeup while keeping you radiant all day!


  • It keeps your skin hydrated and dewy.
  • It helps to soothe all skin types, even sensitive skin.
  • Instantly refreshing.
  • Refreshes makeup while providing all-day radiance.
  • A wonderful peppermint aroma.
  • Cruelty-free, No Artificial Colors or Fragrances.
  • Organic Blends, Vegan product.


Close your eyes and hold about 10 inches away as you generously mist your face, neck, and decollate.

Use after cleansing and as needed throughout the day to help refresh makeup and keep your skin hydrated and glowing.

Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice*, Glycerin, Water/Aqua/Eau, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Sea Water/Maris Aqua/Eau de mer, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Levulinate, Morinda Citrifolia (Noni) Fruit Extract*, Lactic Acid, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf/Stem Oil*, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Flower/Leaf/Stem Oil*, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil*, Bursera Graveolens (Palo Santo) Wood Oil, Polyglyceryl-6 Oleate, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Globularia Alypum Leaf Extract, Sodium Phytate, Tetraselmis Suecica Extract, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Oil*, Citric Acid, Glyceryl Caprylate, Hydrolyzed Algin, Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Oil*, Sodium Surfactin, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Alcohol, Tocopherol, Limonene**, Linalool**, Farnesol**, Eugenol**.

2. CHARLOTTE TILBURY Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray

Size: 100ml

Char Tilbury Airbrush Spray

CHARLOTTE TILBURY Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray is a lightweight, oil-free spray that amazingly sets your makeup for up to 16 hours, delivering a flawless finish. In addition, once you use this setting spray, its uniquely developed formula will provide a veil of hydration, leaving your skin with a flawless and smooth effect.

Furthermore, the Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray will help prevent melting, fading and creasing into any lines and boost the skin with much-needed moisture. It has been enhanced with Aloe Vera and is rich in vitamins and minerals, keeping your skin fresh, moist and hydrated.

It contains Japanese Green Tea to create a softer skin texture. Aromatic Resin to help clear the pores.

This setting spray will provide an uplifting, floral scent and a flawless and perfect “just applied” makeup finish leaving your skin feeling silky smooth with a youthful supple appearance.


  • Long-lasting formula. 16 hours flawless finish.
  • Suitable for all skin types.
  • It prevents makeup from sitting into wrinkles.
  • Ensures no melting or creasing.
  • It contains excellent Vitamins and Minerals, including Aloe Vera.
  • Provides hydration and moisture with a fresh look.
  • Lightweight and Oil-Free.
  • Uplifting floral scent.
  • Cruelty-free, Sulphate-free and Alcohol-free.


After applying your makeup, mist Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray over your entire face to LOCK IN YOUR LOOK without melting, fading, or creasing all day!

Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray is also perfect for giving your makeup a magical REFRESH throughout the day! Spray from 6-8 inches away when needed to AMPLIFY your look with a FRESH, WEIGHTLESS VEIL of HYDRATION!

Ingredients: Aqua/water/eau, amp-acrylates/allyl methacrylate copolymer, pvp, phenoxyethanol, pentylene glycol, propanediol, polysorbate 20, citric acid, ethylhexylglycerin, aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice powder, parfum (fragrance), potassium sorbate, glycerin, caprylic/capric triglyceride, camellia oleifera (camellia) leaf extract, pistacia lentiscus (mastic) gum, hydrogenated lecithin, leuconostoc/radish root ferment filtrate, phenethyl alcohol.

3. TATCHA Luminous Dewy Skin Mist 

Size: 1.35oz/40ml


TATCHA Luminous Dewy Skin Mist is a dewy skin mist that delivers a refreshing hydration giving your skin a beautiful glow at any time of the day.

This fast-absorbing setting spray moisturizes the skin containing a well-balanced formulation of botanical oils & humectants, including a complex of Okinawa Red Algae and Hyaluronic Acid that enhances the moisturizing process leaving it feeling dewy, soft and revitalized. Furthermore, the Luminous Dewy Skin Mist has the added ingredient of Hadasei-3. This component helps restore and keep your skin radiant. Lastly, it contains Sugarcane derived from squalene that helps keep the skin looking and feeling hydrated.

The TATCHA Luminous Dewy Skin Mist is a must-use in your beauty regime as it is ideal for dry skin types which helps to improve the skin’s overall appearance leaving it smoother, plump and supple with a luminous youthful glow. It provides immediate results and prevents caking throughout the day!


  • A silky formula that gives your skin a dewy and glowing finish.
  • Replenishes moisture
  • Prevents your makeup from caking.
  • Refreshing and plumping.
  • Great for dry skin types.
  • Hydrating, youthful and luminous glow.
  • Fast absorbing.
  • Cruelty and Sulphate-Free and is suitable for all skin types.


Shake the Luminous Dewy Skin Mist gently and spritz two to three times from six inches away. Use this facial spray before makeup to soothe and hydrate or incorporate it into your ritual as a finishing spray after applying your makeup.

Ingredients: Aqua/water/eau, glycerin, squalane, cyclopentasiloxane, propanediol, triethylhexanoin, camellia japonica seed oil, saccharomyces/camellia sinensis leaf/cladosiphon okamuranus/rice ferment filtrate*, sericin, glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract, oryza sativa (rice) germ oil, chondrus crispus extract, panax ginseng root extract, royal jelly extract, ziziphus jujuba fruit extract, thymus serpyllum extract, scutellaria baicalensis root extract, polyglyceryl-2 diisostearate, ppg-5-ceteth-10 phosphate, trideceth-12, sodium lauroyl lactylate, sorbitan stearate, ethylhexylglycerin, behenyl alcohol, glyceryl stearate se, parfum/fragrance, sodium hyaluronate, alcohol, phenoxyethanol., * Hadasei-3.

4. IS CLINICAL Copper Firming Mist

Size: 2.5oz/75ml

IS Clinical Firming Mist

Looking for a setting spray that will tone and firm the skin while hydrating and setting your daily makeup?

The IS CLINICAL Copper Firming Mist is an Age-Defying potent antioxidant that is refreshing and delivers a hydrating mist that helps to regulate sebum and firm the skin for a youthful complexion. This Firming Mist aims to defend against visual signs of aging.

Copper Firming Mist contains a natural orange blossom essence while setting your makeup for the entire day and botanical antioxidants that provide potent protection. In addition, it will help support the skin’s elasticity, hydration and firmness while promoting collagen that helps boost the skin with a lovely moisture for an all-day fresh finish.

It creates a healthy, radiant, glowing complexion and is perfect for dry skin and extreme weather conditions.


  • It helps support the protective barrier of the skin.
  • It contains powerful anti-aging antioxidants.
  • Refreshing, natural orange blossom essence.
  • Sets makeup for the entire day.
  • Improves hydration, firmness, and skin elasticity.
  • For dry, dehydrated, and extreme weather conditions.
  • Promotes collagen.
  • Paraben-Free


Spritz two to three times from six inches away. Use this facial spray before makeup to soothe and hydrate, or incorporate it into your ritual as a finishing spray after applying your makeup.

Key Ingredients:

Cola Nitida Seed Extract, Paullinia Cupana Extract and Ilex Paraguariensis Leaf Extract  
Botanical antioxidant combination with noticeably firming properties  

Copper PCA 
It helps balance the appearance of excess sebum, enhance the look and feel of skin firmness and diminish the visual effects of premature aging 

Ground-breaking combination of traditional resveratrol, an antioxidant that provides optimal support for healthy skin 

5. SMASHBOX Photo Finish Endurance Setting Spray

Size: 3.7oz/110ml

SMASHBOX Photo Finish Endurance Setting Spray

This SMASHBOX Photo Finish Endurance Setting Spray is an alcohol-free product that instantly locks your makeup for at least 12 hours.

It keeps the skin hydrated and boosted with moisture for a flawless finish for the entire day.

The vegan and cruelty-free formula absorbs quickly without feeling greasy or sticky and helps keep your makeup waterproof, transfer, sweat and humidity-resistant.

It features a hydrating and balancing blend of ingredients—Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin B5, Trehalose Sugar and Probiotic Extract. This formulation perfects the canvas by smoothing skin and strengthening it against the environment.

Providing you with a fabulous look, whether on or off the camera!


  • Sets make up for up to 12 hours.
  • Hydrating and boosting the skin with moisture.
  • Provides you with a flawless finish.
  • It helps to reduce inflammation.
  • Containing a blend of ingredients.


Hold bottle 8-10” from face, close mouth and eyes, and mist onto skin evenly. Avoid spraying in the eyes.

Ingredients: Water\aqua\eau, glycerin, butylene glycol, caffeine, trehalose, lactobacillus ferment, pantethine, yeast extract\faex\extrait de levure, sodium hyaluronate, algae extract, rosa hybrid flower extract, tocopheryl acetate, isoceteth-20, caprylyl glycol, amp-acrylates/allyl methacrylate copolymer, pvp, citric acid, disodium edta, hexylene glycol, bht, phenoxyethanol, potassium sorbate.

6. SKINDINAVIA The Makeup Finishing Spray Bridal

Size: 8oz/236ml

Bridal Setting Spray

Every bride wants to look perfect on their Special Day. SKINDINAVIA The Makeup Finishing Spray Bridal is an ideal setting spray after makeup application. It is a long-lasting setting spray that lasts up to 16 hours while being heat resistant and waterproof. This lightweight spray is sweat-proof, cry-proof and kiss-proof and can be used on top of liquid or powder foundation.

Makeup artists use the Makeup Finishing Spray Bridal and is highly recommended for brides on their wedding day as it provides a smooth, natural finish and flawless finish all day.

It prevents melting, hydrates and moisturizes the skin and is suitable for all skin types with smudge-free coverage. This amazing setting spray helps to cool the skin, reducing sweat and oil production without clogging pores.


  • The only true bridal formula on the market.
  • Paraben and hypoallergenic Free, Cruelty-Free and Vegan.
  • It allows the skin to breathe and does not clog pores.
  • Smudge-free coverage.
  • Delivers a flawless finish.
  • It prevents fading and color shifting.
  • Cool on your skin.
  • Long-lasting for up to 16 hours


Apply your makeup, close your eyes and mouth and spray 2-4 pumps of the product in an X and T shape 8-10 from the face.

Allow the spray to dry before touching your face.

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Alcohol Denat, PVP, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Methyl Diisopropyl Propionamide, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Ethylhexyl Isononanoate, Isononyl Isononanoate, Sodium Cocamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Caprylyl Glycol, PPG-3 Benzyl Ether Myristate, Dimethicone PEG-7 Phosphate, Sodium Hydroxide, Fragrance (Parfum), Glycereth-5 Lactate,  Poloxamer 407, Phenylpropanol, Tocopherol, Propanediol. 

7. HOURGLASS Veil™ Soft Focus Setting Spray

Size: 120ml

Veil Setting Spray

The Veil™ Soft Focus Setting Spray made by HOURGLASS is a lightweight setting spray that sets makeup while blurring all imperfections. The ultra-fine and hydrating mist will generate a smooth, even, natural radiant complexion, leaving you with a beautiful natural glow.

Furthermore, the Veil™ Soft Focus Setting Spray contains water-resistant properties to enhance the foundation that is set in place for up to 24 hours and leaving you with a dewy and fresh look.

This undetectable setting spray is a game changer in creating a wonderful glowing look.


  • Sets your makeup with a blurred effect.
  • Increases makeup wear for up to 24 hours.
  • Boosts hydration with a smooth appearance of your skin.
  • Delivers a natural radiant finish.
  • Enhances foundation wear with water-resistant properties.
  • Cruelty-Free, Vegan, Oil-Free, Sulphate-Free, Alcohol-Free.


Shake well and hold 10 inches from the face. Close your eyes and firmly press the pump to release a generous mist over makeup. Allow the formula to dry before opening your eyes.

Ingredients: Water/Aqua, Propanediol, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Pentylene Glycol, Trimethylpentanediol/Adipic, Acid/Glycerin Crosspolymer, Isododecane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Isostearic Acid, Diphenylsiloxy Phenyl Trimethicone, Amodimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Citric Acid, Decyl Glucoside, Hexylene Glycol, Hippophae Rhamnoides Extract, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Maltodextrin, Moringa Oleifera Seed Extract, Potassium Hydroxide, Vp/Va Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol.

8. ELEMIS Superfood Kefir-Tea Mist

Size: 3.3oz/100ml

Elemis Tea Mist

Nourish your skin with ELEMIS Superfood Kefir-Tea Mist 4-in-1 treatment mist that will hydrate and rejuvenate your skin and contains the benefits of incredible ingredients:

  • Rooibos- which helps to smooth out the skin.
  • Kefir- that balances out the skin for a healthy-looking complexion.
  • Coconut- that all helps to nourish and moisturize the skin.
  • Aloe Vera that has provides long-lasting moisturization.

ELEMIS Superfood Kefir-Tea Mist will set your makeup, leaving your skin feeling refreshed and with a radiant appearance while further fortifying your skin as it is filled with amazing antioxidants that contain rich superfoods for a plump, smooth, radiant and dewy finish.

This hydrating mist primes your skin while setting your makeup for a long-lasting daily glow!


  • 4-in-1 treatment to hydrate, fortify and refresh all skin types.
  • Antioxidant protection that helps to reveal radiance.
  • Vitamins A and C contribute towards a softer, firmer complexion.
  • Natural prebiotics encourage balance and hydration.
  • Delivers a long-lasting glow.
  • Provides a plump, smooth, radiant and dewy finish.
  • Suitable for all skin types.


Use day and night as a toner, primer and setting spray, or throughout the day as a hydrating mist.

Close your eyes while holding the bottle 6-8 inches away. Spray mist directly onto the face.

Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Phenoxyethanol, Polysorbate 20, Methyl Gluceth-20, Disodium EDTA, Chlorphenesin, Saponins, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Water, Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Fragrance (Parfum), Limonene, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Amyris Balsamifera Bark Oil, Cymbopogon Martini Oil, Geraniol, Linalool, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Aspalathus Linearis (Rooibos) Leaf Extract, Butylene Glycol, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Lactobacillus/Soybean (Kefir) Ferment Extract, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate.

9. GOLDFADEN M.D. Mist RX Daily Nutrient Facial Mist

Size: 2.7oz/80ml

Goldfaden MD

GOLDFADEN M.D. Mist RX Daily Nutrient Facial Mist is suitable for all types of skin that refreshes and soothes the skin while perfectly setting your makeup. This ultra-fine facial mist will help to quench dull and dehydrated skin with a boost of moisture and infuse antioxidants and nutrients into the skin to brighten and revitalize the skin texture for the day.

This Nutrient Facial Mist is an advanced mist loaded with antioxidants to help nourish the skin as it hydrates. In addition, it contains healing powers of botanicals and plant cells that are non-irritating and soothing on the skin.

  • Aloe Vera water – Contains Vitamins B, C and E and folic acid for ultimate hydration.
  • Kale sprout water– A natural conditioner that helps to protect against free radicals and helps to improve the skin’s natural stress resistance.
  • Plant and fruit stem cells – Provide vital skin support, fighting against pollution stressors.
  • Terminalia ferdinandiana fruit extract -Kakadu plum- is an amazing source of vitamin C and a super antioxidant that helps boost the skin from anti-aging UV light and helps improve your overall skin tone.

Mist RX Daily Nutrient Facial Mist is perfect for those with dry, dull, or tired-looking skin looking for a quick way to refresh, rejuvenate and hydrate the skin.


  • Immediately refreshes and soothes.
  • Blue light and advanced antioxidant nourishment.
  • Setting Spray that brightens and revitalizes your complexion.
  • Sets Makeup.
  • Wonderful anti-aging benefits.
  • Brightening is super antioxidant.
  • Gluten-free, Vegan, Soy-Free.
  • For all skin types.


Close your eyes and lightly mist the entire face area throughout the day to revitalize, refresh and protect your skin from minute-by-minute stressors. Use throughout the day as needed. It also sets makeup.

Ingredients; Water, Propandiol, Lactococcus Ferment Lysate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Brassica Oleracea Acephala Sprout Extract, Marrubium Vulgare Meristem Cell Culture, Terminalia Ferdinandiana Fruit Extract, Malus Domestica Fruit Cell Culture Extract, Aspalathi Linearis Leaf Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glycerin, Cyclodextrin, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Levulinate, Potassium Sorbate Sodium Benzoate.


If you encounter dryness, fine lines, or uneven texture, applying the right setting spray as your skin matures is fundamental to maintaining your skin’s beauty and complexion..

This article covered the best options for setting spray in the market for aging skin. It highlights the benefits of enhancing natural beauty while achieving a flawless and long-lasting makeup appearance. Furthermore, these setting sprays will help to set your makeup for the day while boosting the skin with moisture and nourishment and encouraging a fresh and youthful makeup appearance throughout the day.

It is crucial to finish your makeup routine with a setting spray to prevent your makeup from looking dry, cakey and going into all the creases of the skin.

Go on and treat yourself! With the right setting spray, your makeup will enhance your beauty, leaving your skin fresh, rejuvenated and, most importantly, you feel confident.

For further insights, tips and advice about your skincare and overall well-being. Check out additional blogs on our website- https://melsahyoun.com/


When do you apply a Setting Spray?

A setting spray is applied at the end of your beauty routine as your final step to seal in and set your makeup for the day and promote makeup longevity for a beautiful finish all day.

It can be re-applied throughout the day when you need a “pick me up” and a boost of moisture and radiance.

It is crucial for mature skin that tends to be dry.

A setting spray helps to promote a more youthful, fresh appearance.

How do you apply a Setting Spray?

After your makeup is finished, hold the spray five to six inches away from your face while closing your eyes and mouth.

Spray over the entire face and neck in an X and T formation, ensuring the entire face has been sprayed.

You can re-apply when you need extra hydration and a moisture boost.

What is the difference between a Setting Powder and a Setting Spray?

Setting powder tends to absorb all excess oils, leaving you with a matte, flawless makeup finish.

A setting spray is designed to set your makeup into place and promote makeup longevity while boosting your skin with hydration and moisture.

It keeps you hydrated with plump, youthful, and radiant-looking skin.

Hydration is a lifesaver and a must for anyone over 40!

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