After spending years wishing to be done with school and countless nights cramming for finals, the day has finally come. You’re finally graduating! If even the thought of Graduation Day puts you in the feels, you might want to take a look at these setting sprays to make sure your waterworks don’t ruin your big moment up on stage.
NYX Matte Finish Setting Spray
This setting spray is perfect for your big day. With a matte finish and a fine misty application, it’s a great option for someone who loves to take pictures. The matte finish will look supernatural (and counteract any shininess leftover from those tears) and it comes in a mini size, so you can take it with you! You know, just in case a rogue tear slips out during a picture with your grandma.
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Milani Make It Dewy Setting Spray
The Milani Make It Dewy setting spray gets our vote for the girl who wants to look the most extra. If highlight simply isn’t enough for you, this spray should do the trick. The finish is so silky and luxurious, it actually looks like your skin is glowing from the inside out. With all that glow, who’s gonna notice a few tears?!
Too Faced Hangover 3-In-1 Setting Spray
I mean, the name kinda says it all. This setting spray is ideal for those of us who chose to spend the last night of college… well we don’t exactly remember where.. but it was totally fun! This setting spray is also a hydrating mist and a primer, so it’s great for adding a little pep in your step after waking up with your face stuck to the bathroom floor. The bonus primer and setting spray will keep your makeup in place all day, so when you start to remember all the stupid things you did last night and you just can’t hold back, this spray has got you covered.
MAC Prep+Prime Fix+ Setting Spray
Just like you prepped for your big moment, this MAC setting spray will prep your face for the waterworks soon to commence. This spray works just as hard as you did to get that diploma, so don’t be surprised when your makeup looks just as fresh as it did when you applied it after using this bad boy! If setting sprays could earn a GPA, this one would get a 3.0 for sure! Not to mention it also comes in scented options like coconut, rose and lavender!
Tarte Stay Spray
Let’s just set the scene here: you walk across the stage to the sound of thousands clapping and cheering, your mother is sniffling somewhere in the back row, and your best friend just mouthed “So proud of you!”… Get a little misty-eyed? If you did, you might want to invest in a heavy-duty setting spray. The Stay Spray by Tarte will definitely live up to its name and make sure that contour and your brows (which are on FLEEK btw) won’t budge, no matter how hard you cry! Oh, and just in case that wasn’t enough to sell you, this product also has a vegan-friendly option as well!
Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray
If you’re one of those people who has about nine parties lined up immediately following your graduation ceremony, this setting spray is for you. It’s perfect for a long day of pictures, sobbing, and of course, partying. The All Nighter setting spray lasts for up to 16 hours, so just in case you don’t have time to re-apply your makeup after you read the card from your favorite relative. Come on. We ALL have one.
Makeup Forever Mist And Fix Setting Spray
This setting spray is a great option for those of us who forget we have makeup on and do a full-on swipe after we start to cry. This spray is not only swipe-proof, but it’s “my best friend lives halfway across the country and I’ll probably never see him/her for again after college” proof.
Maybelline Master Fix Wear-Boosting Setting Spray
Maybelline’s Master Fix setting spray is oil-free, so you don’t have to worry about compromising your gorgeous skin for all-day wear. This setting spray is prepared to handle anything you put it through. Relatives show up you haven’t seen in a few months? No problem! Your dad prepared a slide show of all your greatest achievements? No biggie! Your boyfriend surprises you with a dozen roses and a couple’s trip to Fiji? Okay sure that one’s more of a fantasy. But don’t worry. If it happens, you’re covered!
Too Faced Peach Mist Setting Spray
This setting spray delivers a one-two punch, with a natural and radiant finish and BONUS: it smells like peaches. Yeah, you read that correctly. The Too Faced Peach Mist spray will legit make your face smell like a peach. So even if you get up on that stage and pull a face plant (Queue the Lizzi McGuire Movie) and your entire school watches you fail during your proudest moment, hey. At least your makeup will look peachy keene!
Smashbox Photo Finish Setting Spray
Just like your college career, Graduation Day is bound to have its ups and downs; but, whether you’re happy crying while popping a bottle of bubbly with your roommate or sad crying as you do one last walk-through of the campus that’s been your home for the last four years, the Smashbox Photo Finish setting spray will make sure you SLAY all day. Just like the name implies, this setting spray has a weightless finish to it, keeping your makeup looking fresh, light and ready for all your photoshoot ideas! This is one of the best setting sprays!