Top 4 Setting Sprays for Over 40 Skin

Happy Tuesday morning! As I was getting ready for work yesterday the thought crossed my mind – I wonder how many women DON’T use a setting spray?? Are you using a setting spray to set your makeup in the morning? Are you using a primer on your face BEFORE you apply your foundation? If not – you are not alone!

I never started using a primer until I was 38ish and honestly, I could have cared less way back then. But as I got older, I knew I needed something to prepare my skin for my foundation. And I needed something to keep my makeup on all day long. At first, I tried a few drugstore brands and they were ok, but I quickly realized with makeup – you get what you pay for.

What to Look For In a Setting Spray

Dry Skin

If you have dry skin, look for sprays that promise moisture or a dewy finish. This will keep your skin from looking dull and flaky in addition to keeping your makeup in place. Alternatively, if you have combination or oily skin, look for an oil control or matte finish setting spray to keep your makeup from smearing and becoming shiny throughout the day.

You’ll want to look for a lightweight, non-sticky product. If you’re sensitive to scented makeup, be cautious!! Some setting sprays have strong scents that are very hit-or-miss: some love them, others hate them. When purchasing a setting spray, test it to see if you like the scent. If you are ordering online, read the reviews. I never buy a makeup product without checking the rating and reading the reviews from other women.

My Pick in Setting Sprays for Dry Skin

I actually have two favorites for Dry Skin. First up is the NYX Makeup Setting Spray -Dewy Finish. I have been raving for the past few months about the NYX products I have been using to review for Influenster and boy – I am LOVING THEM!!!

Second on the list is Limelife by Alcone Timesetter Setting Spray. I used this one for well over a year and it is an all time favorite! This specialized, fine mist prevents makeup from settling into fine lines and creasing to give you a more youthful, professional look. It extends makeup wear, prevents transfer, and creates a soft, matte finish. For over 40 skin, this is an exceptional product, while it’s on your skin it is working all day on reversing the aging process. Giving it the reputation of taking 10 years off yoiur face!

Oily and Combination Skin

My personal favorite setting spray, NYX Makeup Setting Spray -Matte Finish, this product gives you a shine-free matte finish and keeps your makeup in place all day. The low price is definitely a plus as well. I’ve been using this for a few months and I can personally tell you, it LASTS all day long and will not smudge. Holds your makeup in place from the time you spray it till you take it off at night.

Coming in 2nd place is Oil Stike Perfect Matte Setting Spray by Limelife by Alcone. This specialized, fine mist absorbs excess oil to ensure evenly set makeup that will not crease, cake, or transfer. The result is a soft, matte, oil-free look for up to 16 hours. I use this one when I’m out of the NYX Matte Finish Setting Spray, and YES ladies, it gives you a perfect matte finish!

Other Setting Sprays You May Like

Honorable mention: TooFaced Hangover 3 in 1 Primer and Setting Spray

This super hydrating, multi-tasking mist can be used as a primer before makeup, a setting spray to keep makeup in place all day, and a mid-day refresher anytime your skin needs a boost, serving as the perfect cure for a beauty hangover.

What’s your favorite setting spray or primer? I love to hear what other women are using – as little Brooklyn would say, “Sharing is Caring” !!


Shout Out to My PC’s!!! Ooh la la – LASHES!!!

I also wanted to thank all of my Preferred Customers with Rodan + Fields!! You ladies ROCK and I am so glad to have you as my customers. My most popular item is the Lash Boost, I have personally seen my eyelashes grow to the point I was without words. Trust me, I am never at a loss for words! I can now just wear mascara on my days home, or when I’m out running errands and my eyes don’t look so little. You girls know the looks…when we take off that eye makeup it’s like we just wiped out eyes away! Now, I can actually go bare-faced and not so much makeup!! Loving that! If interested I’m dropping the link HERE, if all these ladies are loving it-I’m sure you will too!!

First picture is with mascara only in September. Second picture was taken after 6 weeks of Lash Boost with mascara.

Be sure to follow along on PinterestFacebook, or my favorite –Instagram!!

Shop My Looks From Instagram and Pinterest Here


Subscribe to get email updates! In addition to my most recent blog posts, you’ll receive exclusive newsletter content like special sales, my newest favorite finds, and an occasional peek behind the scenes — all delivered right to your inbox.

This post contains affiliate links. When you shop through my links, it helps support my business (at no additional cost to you) so thank you!

B and B Blog

Spread the love

Leave a Comment, I'd love to hear from you!

%d bloggers like this: