Rated 3.88 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Ok essence...
This is a pretty good little setting spray. The mist could be finer but it doesn't leave drops of product all over you after using it. Smell isn't bad. Worked well.
Most Helpful Critical Review I would buy this product
At first I was scared about putting this on because I've never gotten a setting spray before, but I just used it yesterday and it's FABULOUS!!! I mean, I forgot to take my make up off last night and it kept everything intact (mascara and eyebrows is all I did for make up) nothing wa smudged or out of place. I'd totally buy this again.
Reviewed by 58 customers It's Whatever
Kay from Fresno, CA
I don't find it does anything for me. I doesn't exactly keep me matte, but it doesn't add a sheen or anything either. It doesn't prolong my makeup, but it does melt my makeup into place and takes away the powdery look.
Definitely a steal!
NjDevlwoman from Covina, CA
Use right after to set foundation, add remainder of make up (concealer, blush, eyeshadow, highlighter) add final powder, re-spray to set.
Christina from Utica, NY
not sure if this really did much for me. I dont really notice much of a difference after I use it
Says matte but full of glitter
Erin from Salt lake city, ut
I bought this to try. Says it's matte finish and it made my face all shimmery.
I would buy this product again
Poniesss from Niles
Covers the whole face when sprayed, dries quickly and leaves makeup on all day without fading and leaves it looking as if i just put the makeup on my face.
Best For Eyeshadow Application
Meg from Texas
I really like this setting spray to help apply eyeshadow smoothly and with more pigmentation. (Just for clarification, I spray It on my brush and then dip in my eyeshadow palette.) It definitely also keeps my makeup in place all day. However, if you live in a hot and humid climate like I do, the finish of the spray will go on very nicely at first - and then by the end of the day feel super heavy and gross. Without the spray and with the exact same makeup my skin feels perfectly fine, so I definitely know it's the spray. As an eyeshadow primer/setter it is awesome, just not for the whole face.
Cheaper but better!
jjhafner99 from Maryland
I've been using this product for about a week and putting it to the test. I've tried many different setting sprays most of them melt away your makeup. This mist is probably one of the best drug store products and I highly recommend giving this a try. It holds your makeup in place and leaves you with the matte finish.
Would buy this again!!
Alexandra from Sacramento, CA
I started using it last week and WOW. For an inexpensive brand, it works very well! I had an anxiety attack last week and despite a "downpour of tears", it barely looked like I had been crying. There were a couple small spots/streaks but I don't think I sprayed enough on that side of my face. Surprisingly easy to take off too! You'd think something that's meant to keep stuff on would be difficult to take off! Just used my usual makeup wipe and it came off along with the rest of my makeup at the end of the night 😊
Love! Love! Love!
Nurse33 from Wichita, Kansas
I use this with every make-up application and my face stays put on all dayand night until I wash it off
Literally does nothing. I wish I had more to
Sidney from Salt Lake City UT
Literally does nothing. I wish I had more to say but, literally- it does nothing.
SR97 from USA
If your skin has any sebum-exuding tendencies whatsoever, this setting spray will not work for you. It made my skin matte for maaaybe an hour. I had to blot multiple times a day, which I don't have to do with other setting sprays. It will be going back to Ulta ASAP.
Setting up for success
Dana from Omaha, ne
I love this product! It gives a matte look without altering the foundation applied!
Grace from Kentucky
EXTREMELY happy with this product! Wore it to a school dance (and i danced hard!) and I wasn't shiny and my makeup was still in place! Completely matte I love it! Fantastic price too!
KLG from KY
Works great, leaves a smooth matte finish to my makeup!
Taryn from Columbus, Ohio
I like this stuff. It's really not matte at all, it's actually kinda glowy looking. But to be fair I'm putting it on over hydrating foundations. It doesn't seem to extend my makeup's wear time any. I'm not sure I'd buy it again but I like it enough to keep using it.
It's the only setting spray that works for me.
FloridaBelle from Central Florida
I'm so happy with this setting spray because oily wasn't pretty to me & I just couldn't fight it until this spray. I've tried setting sprays and thought they just didn't work for me. But for my personal experience this is the only one that works for me and does what it says. It keeps my face matte and not looking oily all day. I've even gone to sleep before with my make up on and my face was still matte the next day. Expecting, I should have had break outs from being too tired to take off my make up on my acne-prone skin. A tip I found for myself that works. I spray 1 or 2 sprays of the fine mist and hold a light fan over my face for just less than a minute. It dries super fast and off I go smiling knowing my make up will finally stay in place and look great & not oily all day! I really hope they don't stop making this!
Julia from Alabama
Made my skin look greasy. Did not mattify at all.
Fave setting spray
Dogmom from tundra
I have tried many setting sprays; some made my makeup underneath break apart, some left me too "dewy" looking for my skin type. This makes it look like I've set my entire face with translucent powder, without looking powdery. It's worth a shot! I'll definitely be repurchasing.
keeps me matte
anonymous from ohio
I use this as a primer and a setting spray and it keeps my skin matte and makes my makeup last long!
Cilla from Chico, ca
Honestly, after using this versus never using a finishing sorry, i can't see too much of a difference. It helps keeps things in place but as far as mattifying or making it last "longer" I can't tell?
So happy I gave it a try
Happygirl from Houston, Tx
I was a bit afraid about trying this setting spray because I read the comments from people getting breakouts after using it. Since my skin is very acne prone I thought it would irritate me for sure, but I seriously needed something to keep my makeup in place. I was reapplying foundation/powder 3 times a day! I finally found something that keeps me matte. No need for retouch for at least 8-10 hrs and also keeps my makeuo from looking caky. Love it!
Does keep you matte!
Dee from North Charleston, SC
It does help keep you matte but sprays out like a water hose though. I've noticed Essence has some very good products but their packaging is pretty cheap because it is so affordable.
Kristina from Millbrook, Alabama
I wasn't sure what to think with this setting spray since it was cheaper but I wanted to give it a shot and I'm so glad I did! My makeup stays put all day long!! I will definitely keep this around!
Definitely a great setting spray
Kaptainkatt from Tulsa Oklahoma
I love this it's not too pricey but works amazing even better than the bigger name brands
Doesn't Irritate My Skin
hm17 from California
I really love that this doesn't irritate my ultra sensitive skin. I have MD diagnosed severe Rosacea so I have to be very careful what I use on my face. I can't use 99% of setting sprays due to fragrance, alcohol, and irritants. This is the only setting spray that works for me. I hope it never gets discontinued.