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When I was at school a lot of girls would set it with hairspray if they were getting it done for an event (so from an early afternoon appointment until the early hours of the morning). It seemed to work.
I have used urban decay on a couple of occasions, a wedding and a works do, it did keep my makeup in place for the evening. Feels a bit sticky when its drying but otherwise fine. I wouldn't fancy wearing it every day though, don't like the thought of a layer of glue over my skin all day long!
I use the NYX one from Boots in matt, about £7 IIRC, for the days when I don't want my make up to shift.
It's brilliant, have worn it to a couple of weddings lately where I've done my makeup at 9am and after a whole day of being outside (marquee weddings, so subject to 'weathering') drinking and one hell of a lot of crazy dancing, and it's still been perfect at 2am the next morning!
You can't tell I have it on, I can't feel it on my face (do press your lips together when spraying IYSWIM as it feels a bit sticky on your lips otherwise) but it doesn't make my skin feel sticky/greasy/dry to touch and doesn't change the look of my makeup.
I like the Makeup Revolution one. I think it’s £5, but it lasts ages. I’ve got the matte one but I would go for a non-matte next time. I saw the Primark one and wondered if it was any good, so I’ll give that a go.
I have the L'Oreal Infalllible one. I was a bridesmaid earlier in the summer at a wedding and, along with the other bridesmaids, I had a proper full face of makeup done at a salon (bride's request). It was caked on, and the day was very, very hot, plus I had to walk quite a long way. I used this and offered some to the other bridesmaids, one of whom refused. Her makeup fell off catastrophically in about 2 hours, to the point she had to leave and reapply at her hotel, whereas all of the rest of ours stayed put. It gets my vote.
I am maybe the only person in the world who didn't love All Nighter spray. I didn't find it made a tremendous difference tbh (I have a t zone which is completely resistant to makeup). The Smashbox Primer Water spray is completely useless unless all you want is a bit of glow.
ja9r - she didn't use any setting stuff at all. Fortunately, I had brought my own, and I just spritzed it on myself and the bride. Given that the makeup cost an absolute arm and a leg and wasn't even that good, and it was ruined for the other bridesmaid in a matter of hours because of the heat, I thought it was a bit weird.