How to use setting spray

Oh, setting spray, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways…Today I’m going to tell you 6 different ways to use setting spray because I don’t like one-hit wonders. A product is only truly great when it does what it says, and then some, and then some more! My setting spray of choice is LimeLight by Alcone 10 Years Younger but you can use any you choose in the following ways.

Set Makeup
We’ll get the obvious out of the way! To set an entire face of makeup for up to 16 hours, hold about 6″ from your face, close your eyes and spray in an X and a T shape. When I take the extra 3-4 seconds to do this, I’m always amazed at how good my makeup still looks at 8pm at night after a long day of doing makeup.

Turn shadow into liner
You’ve maybe wet an eyeliner brush with water and dipped it into eyeshadow before. Ain’t no shame in that game but that means it’s still water-soluble. Either spray or dip your brush into setting spray, then into a shadow and you’ve got liquid liner that doesn’t quit until you blow the whistle.

Bulletproof your brows
I love filling my brows in with powder but it’s not always the most long-lasting solution. This is where a great setting spray says “girl, I gotchu.” Spray or dip your brush into setting spray before your brow powder. This will give the color extra longevity and make sure your brows are on fleek ’til the sheets.

Lock in your concealer
If you feel like your under eye concealer fades away or creases, setting spray might be the solution. After applying spray or dip a brush, or even your finger, with setting spray and lightly pat on top of the concealer. Better start charging it rent because it’s not going anywhere now!

Intensify pigments
If you have an eyeshadow that’s pretty but not like, put a ring on it and take it home to the parents pretty, setting spray will take your relationship to the next level. Spray an eyeshadow brush with setting spray and then dip into your shadow. This trick turns metallic shadows into liquid, molten metal.

Life-proof foundation
If your skin eats makeup, try spritzing your damp beauty sponge with setting spray before dipping into foundation. This way, you’re setting as you apply for more wear time straight out the gate.

I hope this post has been helpful. Call me crazy, but I like to get the most for my money. Speaking of, LimeLight by Alcone 10 Years Younger is 2 bucks cheaper than Urban Decay’s All Nighter and it’s made by the same manufacturer, therefore identical ingredients list.

Thanks for reading guys! I love you long time.



  1. C. Nartey

    04/07/2017 at 8:53 AM

    This was super helpful! Thank you! 😊

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