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DIY, how to make own setting spray



We all know setting spray can be quite expensive depending on the brand. You may have used some expensive brands of makeup setting sprays or perhaps you even use an inexpensive brand which is great. Makeup setting spray can be a useful product for nights out, long days on the go, or even your everyday routine. It is designed to help keep all of your makeup firmly in place, preventing it from creasing, bleeding, or otherwise getting ruined.

On this post I would be sharing some DIY formula to make your own setting spray. That way you’ll get the benefits of a makeup setting spray and count down cost.

What you need

  • Spray bottle
  • Small funnel
  • Distilled water
  • Rose water (optional)
  • Vegetable glycerin
  • Fragrance (optional)




Water is the main ingredient in making your setting spray. I would suggest not using regular tap water for this since it will be going directly onto your skin. Water straight from the tap often contains contaminants and can grow bacteria in a relatively short amount of time. If you’re adding water to your spray, be sure to use purified distilled or bottled water. Buy a bottled water or heat up the tap water you intend using.

Rose water

. This is totally optional as it might slightly increase your cost. Rose water is soothing, hydrating and moisturizing!   Also, its excellent ingredients for acne-prone, oily, and mature skin, making this DIY setting spray a strong option for any skin type.

Vegetable glycerin

 This is a sugar alcohol made from plant oils. It’s created by melting together vegetable fats and strong alkali. Plus it’s super moisturizing for your skin and will give your makeup a pretty, dewy finish! Using too much glycerin oil can ruin your setting spray, so use it sparingly.


  • Fill your bottle halfway with your water.
  • If you are using rose water, you’ll add 3 tsp or more.
  • Add your vegetable glycerin! Start small with this ingredient and add more as needed.
  • Add few drops of fragrance to give it a nice smell. The weird thing I do is spraying my body spray inside my mixture.
  • Put the cap on, give it a good shake to combine.
  • Once you’ve applied your makeup, hold the bottle about 12 inches from your face and gently spritz 2-3 times. Allow the setting spray to dry thoroughly without rubbing or patting.
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