Setting sprays that will keep your makeup in place (even during a toddler’s bathtime!)

by Aimee Jakes |

Long gone are the days you'd reach for your trusty hairspray to keep your makeup in place. Now it's all about the miracle potion that with a few generous spritzes can keep your base in place for hours. Ideal really when you have a toddler who insists on splishy, sploshy bath times and smushing soggy Weetabix in your hair.

We've tried and tested all the setting sprays on the market and these are the very best of the lot...

1) Kat Von D 'Lock It' setting spray, £20, Debenhams

The vegan setting spray will not only keep your make-up in place all day, it's fresh, cucumber smell means it's perfect for reviving tired skin.

2) Cover FX Illuminating Setting Spray, £9, Beauty Bay

The heavy-duty fixing spray means you don't need to keep reapplying throughout the day - ideal for busy mums. This one is loaded with 'glow-giving' ingredients, meaning your skin is left looking healthy and radiant (even if you can't remember the last time you had eight hours sleep!)

3) Smashbox Priming Water, £22, ASOS

Although marketed as a priming water, this revolutionary multi-use spray can be used as a setting pray too. The formula hydrates, preps and refreshes skin meaning one less thing you have to worry about. Does Smashbox do Tax Returns, too or?

4) Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray, £24, Feel Unique

A cult favourite with celebrities and beauty influencers, but we can vouch for the spray as it truly lives up to its claims. Your make-up will last *all* night (and until tomorrow's lunchtime for good measure!) Get yourself a bottle ready for your next girl's night out and thank us later.

5)  Prep + Prime Fix+, £19, MAC

Not only will this ensure your makeup looks less like er, makeup, it will also keep your base intact a lot longer if you give it a spritz after your morning moisturiser. It will leave your skin looking i-Mac-ulate, guaranteed!

6) NYX Professional Makeup Setting Spray, £10, Amazon

Choose between a dewy and a matte finish to ensure you're getting the right finish for you. The NYX Finish Setting Spray makes sure that your makeup will stay put without smudging.

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