Truly a staple in many makeup collections, MAC Prep + Prime Fix+ Primer and Setting Spray is one of the top setting sprays on the market. With its hydrating formula and the fine mist spray bottle, MAC Fix+ will have your makeup looking good even after a long day.
However, each bottle is around $30. Plus, MAC has been underfire for the past few years over their continued practice of animal testing. So, while it’s a good product, there are a variety of dupes for Mac Fix Plus that get the job done just as well.
Here are a few great setting sprays that are both budget friendly and cruelty free (plus an added bonus to get that luxurious mist).
Mac Fix Plus Dupes
Urban Decay All Nighter Spray
We’re starting off with the famous Urban Decay All Nighter setting spray. It’s a great option – although not cheaper, this product is cruelty-free and is the top pick by makeup gurus worldwide.
It’s actually a bit more expensive than the MAC spray (the bottle is a little bigger, so that’s a plus). You can also buy a mini bottle for $15!
Elf Makeup Mist & Set Spray
While we’re loving their putty primers and bite size eyeshadows, their Makeup Mist & Set Setting Spray deserves a spotlight too. At only $5, you can’t get a better deal.
You can either spray your face to give your makeup a little hydrating boost, or you can spray your brushes and sponges before you apply your makeup for a better hold and more vibrant colors.
ColourPop Pretty Fresh Hyaluronic Acid Setting Mist
If you want hydrating, you can’t get any better than hyaluronic acid. Your skin will be glowing after a quick spray of Colourpop’s Pretty Fresh Hyaluronic Acid Setting Mist.
This mist has coconut water and hyalouronic acid working together to keep your makeup in place while giving your skin some nice hydration. If you suffer from dry skin, this setting spray is sure to help you out.
Wet n Wild Photo Focus Setting Spray
If you keep finding your makeup smudging or creasing, this setting spray is for you. Wet n Wild’s Photo Focus Setting Spray promises to keep your makeup in place while keeping your skin nice and hydrated.
Infused with aloe vera, this setting spray is great for any makeup and any skin type. If your skin needs a little bit of a pick me up, try going for this little $6 bottle.
Hard Candy Sheer Envy Hydrating Primer Mist
If you love coconut water, you’ll love this next dupe. Hard Candy’s Sheer Envy Hydrating Primer Mist can give your makeup the staying power you want.
Infused with coconut water and aloe vera, this mist gives your skin that extra hydration it deserves. Use it to prime and prep your skin or to give your makeup the staying power to last through the day.
Pixi Makeup Fixing Mist
From hydrating coconut water to refreshing rose water and green tea, the Pixi Makeup Fixing Mist is certainly one to pick up.
Not only does it help your makeup last for hours, but it also keeps it from moving around and settling into your pores. Plus, its formula helps protect and balance your skin which is always helpful.
Honorable Mention: Any Setting Spray in a Mist Bottle
Let’s be honest, MAC Fix+ is not a staple because of it’s formula. It’s a pretty basic setting spray, but what sets it apart is the bottle. Whether you love or hate the setting spray itself, the fine and even mist that you get is the best part.
If you don’t really care about the formula and just want to replicate the mist, I highly recommend getting a fine mist bottle and fill it with your setting spray of choice. Don’t have a setting spray in mind, here are some to try out.
Whether you’re looking for an affordable alternative, something cruelty-free, or just a similar option, we hope you found the perfect fit.