I need help! I'm looking for a well working cheap, like drugstore cheap, setting spray. I was using the urban decay all night one and I fell in love, but I can't afford to buy more right now! (Part 1)
If you want a really effective setting spray that you want to use AS a setting spray (i.e. - misting all over your face), I’d recommend the ones from NYX! They’re a little more heavy duty than the ELF setting spray, which you mentioned that you didn’t love. The ELF one is much better for other tasks, such as foiling eyeshadow or just creating a finished look rather than trying to keep your makeup on for longer.
NYX Matte Finish Long Lasting Setting Spray - $8
NYX has two versions - their Matte Finish Setting Spray (above) and the Dewy Finish Setting Spray. I’d say that the Matte one is definitely more along the lines of Urban Decay All Nighter. The Dewy Finish one is great if you’ve got very dry skin, or if you like a glowing complexion. The Matte Finish Setting Spray is not the best oil controlling setting spray I’ve ever tried (in comparison to expensive ones) but it works really well at keeping makeup in place and setting everything into the skin to make it look natural!