This TikTok setting spray hack promises glowing results

This setting spray hack promises glowing results

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Most of us probably mist our setting spray directly onto our face after putting on make-up, but according to beauty TikTokers, this is wrong. You can always count on the TikTok community to bring an alternative POV and the latest one is definitely different. The new beauty hack is showing what users are claiming to be the “right” way to use setting spray and it is pretty surprising.

Who thought we needed a new way to use setting spray? Whether you're going for a glam look using the best eyeshadow palettes or natural make-up using nothing more than the best BB creams, setting spray is essential for preventing make-up from creasing and absorbing facial oils. You could rely on your highlighter to leave you with a glowing finish, but depending on what setting spray you use, you could have a clean matte or luminous skin in just a few spritzes.

Make-up artist and TikToker @kevikodra has gained over 3 million views for a setting spray hack that he claims is “better" than the typical method.

In the video, he demonstrates the so-called normal way, which is by spraying the product all over your face at the end of your make-up routine. He then tells viewers to “stop it immediately” and proceeds to demonstrate the hack.

He grabs his make-up sponge and sprays a generous amount onto it then “lightly dabs” the sponge into his skin starting at his highlighted area. Supposedly, this allows the product to “melt” into your skin and create a "dewy" look.

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The best setting sprays to try

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Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Ultra-Fine Mist | $32 (opens in new tab)/£29 (opens in new tab)

Just like the name says, prepare for a glowing look while maintaining your make-up.

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Cover FX Mattifying Setting Spray (opens in new tab) | $31

For a longer-lasting look, this formula aims to keep make-up in place almost all day long.

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Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist (opens in new tab) | $48

Give your skin a dewy finish with a quick spritz of this fairy-like bottle.

The best setting powders to finish off your look

Another TikToker noticed the same results but tweaked their approach by going back over the setting spray with powder to really set it. 

“Try this if you want your make-up to last all day long” @juliarosemondbeauty said at the start of her clip. She then proceeded to demonstrate the new method, then added the powder to finish her look.

Either way, both methods seem produce glowing results.

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Dermablend Loose Setting Powder | $29 (opens in new tab)/£24.65 (opens in new tab)

Don't let an oily face get in the way of your finished make-up look, incorporate a simple setting powder for a matte finish.

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IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Poreless Finish Loose Setting Powder (opens in new tab) | $30

For a photo-ready look, top off your make-up with a loose powder to suck up any excess oil.

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TOO FACED Peach Perfect Mattifying Setting Powder | $35.59 (opens in new tab)/£34.32 £31.99 (opens in new tab) (save £2.33)

Add a shimmering touch to your face without looking too shiny.

Make sure you ace your base with the best foundations for acne-prone skin

Setting spray isn't the only key ingredient to a put-together make-up look. Make sure you incorporate a quality foundation to complete your look. We made sure to put our favorites below for you to check out.

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Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup Foundation | $21.62 $19.90 (opens in new tab) (save $1.72)/£27 £25.28 (opens in new tab) (save £1.72)

Limit clogged pores with a foundation formulated to provide coverage without heavy oils.

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Your Skin But Better CC Cream Oil-Free Matte with SPF 40 | $43.15 (opens in new tab)/£39.99 (opens in new tab)

Get full coverage with sun protection using this two-in-one foundation.

Rylee is a U.S. news writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life who primarily covers lifestyle, celebrity, and fashion news. At times, she also reports on beauty, royals, entertainment, health, and travel. The latest fashion and beauty trends, along with any quirky travel destinations are her favorite topics to write about. 


Before coming to woman&home and My Imperfect Life, Rylee originally studied journalism at Hofstra University where she explored her interests in world politics and magazine writing. From there, she dabbled in freelance writing covering fashion and beauty e-commerce for outlets such as the TODAY show, American Spa Magazine, First for Women, and Woman’s World.


When she’s not writing articles, you can find her testing out one of the many restaurants New York City has to offer and planning her next travel destination. Her other hobbies also include hiking, ballet, yoga, and reading practically any book TikTok recommends.