Rated 3.81 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Worth it
As someone who has gotten into watching a lot of Sylvia Gani's YouTube videos to help perfect my makeup application, I found that her preference was the MAC setting spray. I don't have that kind of money to waste constantly as I am a senior in high school working a minimum-wage job and I have a single mom (who I don't expect to buy my makeup as I would rather her be able to work hard to put a roof over my head), so I looked up dupes. THIS WAS IT! So I bought it, and I am thoroughly satisfied. It lives up to the expectation that Sylvia had for MAC's setting spray, and I now use it everyday! My makeup stays matte (which I love since I have oily skin), and it stays on all day!
Most Helpful Critical Review This product is one of the worst I've used
I was hoping to find a dupe for one of my favorite setting sprays but have been very disappointed by this product. One of my friends recommended it. It smells like cheese straight up and doesn't help my makeup stay at all because the mist isn't fine enough. Even when I drench myself in it I notice that my makeup stills comes off on everything from my phone to my boyfriend's shirt. I would never recommend this to everyone.
Reviewed by 148 customers It's alright
Zacharie from Florida
There's nothing special about this product, it just does its job and nothing more. The only major critique I have for this setting spray is that it smells awful - there's no artificial fragrance or any kind of smell masking so the product smells straight up like rubbing alcohol.
MADE ME BREAK OUT
Ranjani from Chandler
I bought this thinking Elf was a good brand because I've used their primers and highlighters before and loved the quality. But this setting spray made me break out like crazy! It took a few days to realize this was what was causing it, and then it took weeks for the acne to go away.
Mica from Bettendorf, IA
It works.. it's not the best one that I tried but for the price is good..
it's okay for oily skin
Ali from Metropolitan Detroit
I bought the larger bottle online and it does not say on the packaging that this is a mattifying spray like the smaller bottle does. The spray is okay. I use elf for a quick day out, not for any special events/outings. Noticed it did have a little bit of transfer after using the matte putty primer, matte foundation, and camo concealer. I was expecting them all to play nice together given they're all matte from the same brand but the amount of transfer after 5 hours didn't sit well with me.
Blake from Richmond VA
It was honesty a little bit underwhelming it did an okay job at mattifying my makeup the smell almost smells like acetone it also picked up my foundation. I was honestly wanting to root for this product but it really just wasn't it.
makeup melts off
Anna from Texas
Literally just a fragranced spray. My make up was sliding off my face in the middle of the day.
Sam from Sally, NY
This is by far the best setting spay. Used with the watermelon jelly primer your makeup will stay all day!!! So impressed!!!
Liv from MA
It doesn't make a matte finish but it still works well for the price. Not super great, but it does the job. I didn't have a problem with the smell like in other reviews.
smells like straight up alcohol
kelli from florida
didn't like the smell at all
Cj from Denton Texas
Used to touch up in heat.
Ivonne from Texas
It matifies tie makeup! Just like the name states!
I would buy again
Brittany from NC
Hold the bottle a few inches from your fully applied makeup and spray 2-3 times to cover every area then let dry.
Doesn't keep makeup in place
Ashley from KC
I wanted to find a less expensive setting spray to keep my makeup on my face. I wear a mask all day and by the end of the day it looks like I didn't put any makeup on. This setting spray unfortunately did nothing.
Averi from seattle
It smells kinda bad and the spray isn't great but it holds up good for it's price point.
Not my favorite
Chels from Birmingham
Good for its price but doesn't help hold my makeup all dau
Good but not really Matte?
Lucas from Murfreesboro, TN
I really like this and it held my makeup but didn't really matte it? I mean I wasn't really getting it for the matte so I don't care but for people who want matte spray it's kinda bad
Not a memorable product
Abbey from Florida
- Cruelty free
- Actually has a matte finish
- Didn't react poorly with my skin or makeup
- This product didn't do anything for me or for my makeup
hb from usa
this didnt extend the wear time of my makeup, just left me with spots on my face. this mister is terrible
This is my go to setting spray !
AG from Oxnard, California
I spray it all over my face after I apply my makeup and it always makes it look better and more vibrant. I love that it's so cheap yet works like it's expensive!
Favorite setting spray!
Hildy from Rock Town
Absolutely no complaints! Glad they made it in a bigger size!
Cboom from Michiana
elf has actually became one of my favorite makeup brands because of this product alone. I have combination skin and this evens me out PERFECTLY and my makeup looks FLAWLESS ALL DAYYYYYYY. I get compliments constantly from clients at work. Their brow dip and powder, lipsticks, SETTING POWDER, and highlighters are all also amazing. Especially considering the price.
Cher from Webster
GracyMae from Michigan
Love this product and the price!
Kitkat from St. Louis, MO
It's good for the price since it is cheaper but it's a thicker spray. I would prefer more of a mist but some of it comes out as drops so you have to hold it farther away from you face.
Would not recommend
Zee from Atlanta, GA
Don't buy this product. My makeup comes off on everything. My shirt, napkins when i wipe my mouth while eating, my phone. 10/10 would not recommend. 👎🏽