Rated 4.51 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review From powdered donut to glazed
My face is covered in products by the time my makeup is done - [product:the-ordinary-alpha-arbutin-2-ha], [product:paulas-choice-resist-10-niacinamide-booster], [product:la-mer-creme-de-la-mer] [product:too-faced-born-this-way-foundation-38] [product:laura-mercier-translucent-loose-setting-powder][product:huda-beauty-desert-dusk-eyeshadow-palette][product:benefit-cosmetics-roller-lash-mascara-30-ounce-full-size][product:huda-beauty-power-bullet-matte-lipstick] [product:nars-bronzer-duo] - so needless to say by the end I am a powdery donut. I love setting spray but sometimes it leaves me looking like I survived a rainstorm vs dewy~ (it's important to hold the bottle a few feet away from your face but also be aware of how different setting sprays work since every nozzle is different) but with [product:smashbox-cosmetics-photo-finish-setting-spray-weightless] I am always looking DEWY. It is amazing since I am super oily but with this I look like a glowing Grecian goddess vs a napkin post pizza grease dab. It is the glazed look I have been dying to achieve. Thank you smashbox! I also use the [product:smashbox-photo-finish-foundation-primer] which keeps my foundation in place all day. The price is also amazing since this bottle is so big. Pretty sure this will last me all year even though I use it so often! I received this product complimentary for review purposes.
Most Helpful Critical Review Just "Okay"
This setting spray was just "okay". The spray bottle did not dispense a fine, even amount of product everywhere. A more condensed stream would come out of one side than the other. Not a HUGE deal, but I had to spray it multiple times to get on my face in some areas and then spread it out on my face in other areas that the stream hit. This was troublesome because it affected my makeup by making it look more messy in some spots. I think the ideal design for a setting spray is a fine mist aerosol. It did make my makeup last a bit longer, but not enough to warrant the price. I have combination skin. Within a few hours, I still ended up blotchy and oily. On a positive note, there is absolutely no smell—which is nice—and I never broke out from using it. This is a setting spray that I don't have to worry about putting on my face because it doesn't clog pores. Will I purchase or even recommend it? Most likely not. It wasn't bad, just not great or worth the price for me. I received this product for free to test and provide an honest review.
Reviewed by 1984 customers One of the best
Megan from Wisconsin
I was using urban decay for a awhile until I ran into the reviews about this one, I decided to give the mini a try. I had to run and buy a full size. This stuff is amazing! It makes my makeup last through 10 hour shifts !!!
If you're looking for a new holy grail setting spray, this is it. Since it is on the pricy side, try the mini travel size first!
The best setting spray out there
Luna from California
I'll keep it short and simple, transfer resistant and long lasting. Doesn't come off in my mask hardly at all and after a long 8 hour shift my makeup still looks bomb af. I'm also an oily person FYI. Will be repurchasing
Tracy from Rochester NY
I wanted a setting spray that would keep my makeup on my face instead of my mask. This does a pretty good job BUT I did dump it into my empty UD All Nighter bottle because I like the sprayer better
The best for longwear
Lulu from US
I've been a longtime wearer of the Urban Decay All Nighter setting spray which is a great product... but Smashbox knocked it out of the park with their Photo Finish Longwear setting spray! It literally keeps your make-up fresh all day longer. I also had a really ugly cry (grief during the holidays) and my make-up didn't smudge or run, that is due to this setting spray! It is outstanding and has replaced Urban Decay in my make-up case. Definitely will repurchase! Smashbox makes the best primers and setting sprays, no contest!
I love it!
Anital from FL
This setting spray is so good. It melts your makeup together without causing oilyness. It helps it stay put as well. I have the Charlotte Tilbury one and so far the smashbox is winning. The Charlotte Tilbury is more transfer resistant. I will update on which one I settle on. For reference I am both dehydrated and oily and I'm 55. Yay me. Lol. So far the smashbox is winning.
Haley from New Mexico
I went to an hour long spin cycle class while wearing a mask and my makeup didn't move a bit and still looked amazing!
Better than UD
Mm from NC
Great for everyday or when I'm needing glitter to stay on during a concert! Must have!
The BEST in the game
Perfect from Shoreview, MN
Not sticky, tacky or heavy - this feels like MAC's top selling fix plus but has the hold of leading competitors all-day-wear! This is a must have for anyone wearing makeup because your look is meant to last!!
Urban decay WHO?
Sarah from Sacramento
Smash box has so many amazing products. I can't believe I never bothered with their setting spray when I use their primer and tinted moisturizer!!! I used this for the first time and my skin is GLOWING. My makeup looks so smooth too. I've been using the Urban Decay All Nighter for 4 years now and I just can't stand the smell of it, and I was in the market for something new. This exceeded expectations. I love it so much! If you're even here considering it, buy now!
Better than urban decay all nighter!!!
Ky from NC
Well let me just start by saying I have super oily skin and I have tried every setting spray in the world, and this is the absolute best setting spray ever! I use the photo finish primer and then the spray and WOW! It makes my makeup last on my face all day and night without moving!! It's so much better than urban decay too by the way! It's worth the price. Pls never chance the formula smashbox😭
Kate from MA
I've been looking for a good transfer proof setting spray because I'm tired of getting makeup all over my face masks and this stuff works! Nothing goes onto my masks and makeup stays put and looks good!
Keeps my makeup from transferring!
Maria from Gastonia, NC
This product is amazing. It keeps my makeup from transferring on my mask and it really helps my makeup look better! It melts everything together and smooths out the powders on my face! It's super fine and doesn't spray out chunky mist!
Jules from Virginia
I received it yesterday. I tried it on this morning with my usual routine thinking it's not gonna be anything perfect but I was wrong! I was just about to wash my face before bed & noticed how flawless I looked. I had a very busy day, also had my lashes done at 4pm, despite the techs hands & mask rubbing on my skin, through sweating , dinner, hugging friends etc , I look flawless! I have oily & very sensitive skin with few dry patches. I always end up looking messy & blotchy with few hours with my other setting sprays. Not this one. I'm so thankful I bought it. Please don't change the formula. It's perfect.
Is not longwear
Po from Stockton, CA
It's lightweight but not weightless. Also, it is not longwearing and not for me.
Would but again again
Aja from Ohio
I actually prefer this more that the urban decay it sets nicely and holds your makeup all day i just wish it had oil control I still have to blot or powder through your the day
Made me break out
Nicole from Portland
This is the only new thing I have added to my makeup routine and I have huge deep pimples on my face now.
BEST setting spray on the market
Cece from Baton Rouge LA
Ok sis, you proved that you are the best of the best. I used this before going out in the 100 degree weather and nasty humidity and let me tell you. My make up didn't budget, not even my liquid lipstick. Worth every single penny spent.
Best setting spray I've ever tried!
Rose from NYC
I have really oily skin, and at the end of the day my makeup not only looks and feels greasy, but also ends up cakey and heavy looking and eventually fades away. I've tried every primer, foundation, concealer, or powder or setting spray and it NEVER stood looking the way it did when I first applied it by the end of the day. However, I tried this not even expecting it to do much for me and my makeup looked absolutely amazing! Stood on for 10+ hours and looked exactly the way it did when I first applied. No cakey-ness, makeup didn't settle into fine lines or look heavy, oil totally under control yet didn't look dry either. I absolutely recommend especially in these hot summer months we're in.
The best yet!
Courtneyc from Baton Rouge, La
This is by far my favorite setting spray! I have used many brands such as urban decay (second fav), tarte, mac, benefit, etc. Not oily at all or matte. Perfect in my opinion, but I do have good skin and it is considered normal. I have to wear at work and I've noticed a lot less transfer. Would recommend!
Alex from PA
I have combo skin that by the end of the day my makeup is sliding all over and wipes off on my clothes, etc. This spray is the first one I found to actually help. I used to use urban decay and this puts the all nighter spray to shame. My new fav :)
I recommend and I would definitely buy this product again
Nicci from Houston, Texas
I put on in morning and it last all day until I get off at 9. I'm definitely hooked on this
Equal to Urban Decay Allnighter
CYC from Woodland , CA
Great Setting Spray. Makes your Makeup last. Very similar to Urban Decay All-nighter. I use them interchangeably. I was able to get it on a great sale as well. Highly recommend.
Great finishing spray
MrsH_11 from Texas
I have oily skin and I enjoy this spray. Before my oils start pushing through, it is actually transfer proof, I've tested it several times. I also feel like it helps me stay later a little while longer. Great spray.
Amazing for Oily Skin!
Hannahs from Flower Mound
This absolutely lives up to the hype. I'm not sure why it doesn't work for other people but I'm super super oily and I have to wear a mask all day with COVID-19 and my makeup is glued to my face. Absolutely zero transfer and if my face feels sweaty there is no bunching of my makeup at all. This stuff is 100x better than UD all nighter. I'm so glad I found this before summer because Texas has some brutal heat!
Mary from Oklahoma
I've been using UD all nighters setting spray for about 8 years but wanted to mix it up a bit so I tried this one. It's great. When using this with the SB photo finish lite primer and their photo finish foundation, it makes it super long lasting. I'll definitely be repurchasing when I run out.