5 amazing setting sprays that will keep you looking flawless for Ladies Day at the Galway Races 10 months ago

5 amazing setting sprays that will keep you looking flawless for Ladies Day at the Galway Races

Her's beauty editor shares the best products for making your makeup last all day long.

So as we all know, Ladies Day at the Galway races is almost here, and we're starting to get seriously excited.

Partly because Her is sponsoring the Best Dressed Lady competition this year, but mainly because it's a fantastic day out.

When it comes to Ladies Day, people tend to think of the style and fashion - but I'm here to tell you that your makeup is just as important.

Especially if you want to make yourself a contender in Ballybrit on August 1st!

And that's where I come in, as Her's beauty editor, I'm here to assist you in getting the most out of your makeup on Ladies Day.

When it comes to getting that perfect face of makeup, we can get a bit overwhelmed.

Fair enough to be honest, there's a lot to take in.

Arguably, a person should be cleansing, toning and moisturising before even starting with the makeup.

Then there's the primer, foundation, powders, bronzers and everything else.

Quite a lot of work, but we love it!

However, there's nothing more soul destroying than when you spend a good 40 minutes doing a stun makeup look, and half way through your day, it's all gone.

The worst has happened, and all because you probably skipped one integral step.


Setting spray ladies - the key to success.

Ladies Day at the Galway Races is a long and brilliant day, that will require a little assistance in keeping the makeup on.

So, I decided to gather my resources, and talk you through the 5 best setting sprays on the market at the moment.

You can thank me later (especially if you end up winning on August 1st!)

1. Prep + Prime Fix+ from M.A.C, €12.50.

Prep, set and get fresh with a new limited-edition summer scent of tropical Pineapple. This delicious aqua-spritz offers all the advantages of the original M.A.C Prep + Prime Fix+, but with the addition of a tropical scent and coconut water extract to add extra hydration.

2. Sun, Sea, Sand and Setting-Spray from essence, €4.10 (available in Penneys and selected pharmacies nationwide).

The essence’ glow to go illuminating setting spray is a must-have for setting make-up in place, and keeping it there. Not only does it keep your makeup in place, but it also adds a hint of glow, which would be glorious for Ladies Day. The soft-focus effect also evens out small skin irregularities and instantly creates a radiant look due to light-reflecting pigments. And sure, it costs less than a decent cup of coffee. Sorted.

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3. All Nighter Setting Spray from Urban Decay, €31.

This baby was developed in an exclusive partnership with 'Skindinavia'! Urban Decay's groundbreaking, tested formula is suitable for all skin types, free of oil and parabens and features patented temperature control technology. Yep, this lad actually lowers the temperature of your makeup to keep foundation, eye shadow, blush and concealer in place even in hot and humid or cold and windy conditions. Smoother looking skin and vibrant make up that lasts all day (or all night).


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4. Fix' Make-Up from Clarins, €28. 

Ah Clarins, how I adore you! This is a light and refreshing mist that sets makeup and gives longer-lasting hold. As an added bonus, it is enriched with aloe vera and allantoin, so it instantly moisturises and soothes the skin. According to the brand, the sprays invigorating grapefruit extract and organic rose water scent provide a "continuous sense of well-being". One spray and you're set for Ladies Day.

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5. Matte Magic Mist and Set Spray from e.l.f Cosmetics.

Oh I love a bargain, especially when the bargain is just brilliant! This multipurpose spray gives your makeup a lasting, shine free finish in seconds. It's infused with vitamins B, E, and arctium majus root, which has been known to help against wrinkles, dry skin, acne, psoriasis, and eczema. FAB!

Now, all you have to do is pick an outfit!

See you all on August 1st at Ladies Day