There are not many things that are more annoying and just plain frustrating than when it’s just too hot outside, your makeup is melting off and you’re just looking like a hot mess. While, yes, a setting powder may help the look of your makeup, but it doesn’t do much to help how your skin is feeling (especially if you’ve spent the day baking in the summer sun), so that’s where refreshing sprays come into play.
There are a wide selection of makeup refreshing sprays and truly, there is one that is perfect for everyone. Whether you are seeking oil control, sun protection, hydration or just something to not make you sweat up a storm, makeup refreshing sprays can work wonders during the warmer months.
To find the perfect makeup refreshing spray for you, we’ve gathered some of our favorites. Bonus! Many of these mists double as SPF and oil control, or hydrating and cooling sprays, and even more helpful combinations. We think that once you find the perfect mist, it will be the summer staple in your beauty bag.
For those of you who have a bit more oily skin in the summer (or year round), you'll swoon over this mattifying and oil controlling two-in-one skin mist with powder and toner. It's meant to control excess oil while being mattifying, refreshing, and detoxifying. It uses a patented herb complex to help tighten pores and fight excess sebum while purifying, calming and clearing up your skin and can easily replace your setting powder or makeup setting spray.
(Where to Buy: Dr. Jart+ PORE MEDIC Pore Minish Mist; $30 at sephora.com)
Perfect to keep in your bag while spending a day by the pool or at the beach, this cool mist will rehydrate skin and revive makeup as many times as you need it to throughout the day. The cleansing mist removes sweat, any harmful salts and even chlorine to keep your skin soothed and rehydrated after spending a day in the hot sun.
(Where to Buy: Evian Mineral Water Spray; $12.50 at sephora.com)
What better way to refresh yourself throughout the day than with something that smells and feels amazing? You'll love this Mario Badescu refreshing and hydrating mist that is made with herbal extracts and rosewater for the perfect pick-me-up for if you have dehydrated, tight and uncomfortable skin.
(Where to Buy: Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs & Rosewater; $7 at nordstrom.com)
This seriously innovative 3-in-1 mist will do everything from setting your makeup, controlling skin and even defending your skin against the sun—all while giving you the perfect source of refreshment. This rosemary and mint scented spray can be used with or without makeup (and should be reapplied at least every two hours) to deliver sun protection without disturbing your makeup. Talk about a one-step wonder!
(Where to Buy: Supergoop!Defense Refresh Setting Mist SPF 50; $28 at sephora.com)
While this product may be called a primer water, it also doubles as a setting spray and a refreshing mist that will hydrate and revitalize your skin instantly. This baby is packed with revitalizing electrolytes that, upon spraying, will reawaken skin and restore moisture. Not to mention it smells like heaven!
(Where to Buy: Smashbox Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water; $32 at sephora.com)
For a beautiful, luxurious feel, you'll want to spray this mist all day because of it's beautiful organic rose scent. It combines organic rose essence and purified water to nourish your skin and give you the perfect healthy, dewy glow. You'll even love this mist to use after makeup to set it in place. Bonus: People also like to use this around bed pillows to give off a light, calming rose aroma while you sleep.
(Where to Buy: Beauty Counter Rose Water Uplifting Spray; $32 at beautycounter.com)
If you're looking for something super cute (or "kawaii"), this Tony Moly setting mist will have you looking like the heart-eyed emoji. Perfect for those looking to control that excess oil, this facial mist rids your skin of excess sebum and even helps stop or minimize excessive oil production all while providing the perfect refreshing hydration. Made with the perfect cocktail of fruit extracts, this mist can be used to set makeup and improve the overall look and feel of your skin.
(Where to Buy: Tony Moly Pocket Bunny Sleek Mist; $15 at sephora.com)