The $50 setting spray women say kept their makeup on during rain, sweat and even childbirth.

Setting sprays might just be one of the most argued-over beauty products around.

Advertised as having the power to physically ‘set’ your makeup in place, setting sprays are designed to keep all the products you painstakingly applied from melting, settling into any fine lines or just plain disappearing on you.

But do you really need setting spray? Does it actually work? Is it another unnecessary step to add on to your morning routine? Am I just spraying my face with really expensive water?

These are all valid questions and things to consider before spending your dosh on a fancy new beauty product. This is where reviews sections come in handy because no one knows if a product is worth the investment better than, well, people who have already invested in it.

One setting spray that has some truly marvellous reviews is the Urban Decay All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray ($50 for 118ml or $24 for 30ml).

Urban Decay All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray
The Urban Decay All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray. Image: Supplied.

On the Urban Decay US website and Mecca, where the brand is sold in Australia, there are more than 1,000 reviews for this makeup setting spray combined.

Now, we know you're really busy and definitely don't have time to scroll through all of those. But that's what we're here for.

Here are 13 the best reviews of the Urban Decay All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray, which women say keeps their makeup on during rain, sweat and... even childbirth.

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1. "I sat through an ENTIRE funeral crying my eyes out and my NON-WATERPROOF mascara did not move at all thanks to this spray!!!"

2. "I bought this product a few days ago... I have a few hickeys on my neck that I covered in makeup today before I went to a high intensity work out class, and I sprayed the setting spray onto my neck just in case. After an hour of  sweating, towel wiping etc., the spray had held my makeup onto my neck!!! Highly recommend for anyone wanting this ever."


3. "This really is the best setting spray. I keep one bottle in my kit and one bottle at home for personal use. I spray every bride with it and they always tell me that their makeup lasted all night long. Seriously, it’s the best."

4. "After using for two months I thought the spray was pretty good. But today it was really put to the test. I am pregnant and hormonal and today was feeling overwhelmed and underappreciated. But I digress. I had done my makeup and set it with this spray, after much frustration I broke down in tears. I had myself several good cries today, hormones played my emotions big, and I tell you my makeup did not budge. It stayed even after taking a short nap on my tear soaked pillow. This spray is magic!"

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5. "I cried watching Avengers Endgame and my makeup still looks flawless!"

6. "I started using this product for my dance competitions. I am an Irish dancer, so my makeup has to stay perfect and hold from sunrise to past sunset at major competitions, and I can say, even under the intense lights and sweating from practice and competitions, my makeup stayed perfect. Using this spray on numerous occasions, I have never once experienced my makeup slipping or running. My makeup survived a freezing cold football game, dinner, a night out, and even sleeping. On another occasion, I wore a beanie and walked in the rain for two hours and my makeup was still in place, even under the beanie. I have to say that this setting spray is the absolute best setting spray I have ever experienced and I recommend it for everybody, especially those who live active lifestyles."


7. "I'm a chef and am not one to usually wear makeup when working in the kitchen, but on graduation picture day, I had no choice but to. I had kitchen class right after my pictures and headed there will a full face on. The kitchen was an oven, thankfully I had used my setting spray that morning. After 12 hours of class, which included prep, service, and cleaning, my face was still flawless. Little sweaty but nothing had moved. I will forever worship this setting spray."

"After 12 hours of class, which included prep, service, and cleaning, my face was still flawless." Image: Social/Urban Decay.

8. "I am absolutely obsessed with this product! I went out Saturday night, in and out of rain and my makeup stayed intact! When I came home my guy and I stayed up a little later and when I woke up the next morning, it was all still intact!"

9. "It started pouring down rain while I was practicing soccer at the local field, you know I still have all my highlighter and shadow on. MIRACLE SPRAY GO GET SOME immediately."

10. "I painted an eyeshadow mask on my face (including sequins) in preparation for Mardi Gras parades and used All Nighter spray. Got home late, slept with the full mask on and rocked a full day screaming and sweating on Mardi Gras day like I just applied. This spray is Mardi Gras approved!"

11. "I used this before a night out. I got dumped on this night out and even after half an hour of crying on the pub bathroom floor and eight shots of tequila, my makeup still stayed flawless. Thank you Urban Decay."

MIRACLE SPRAY GO GET SOME immediately. Image: Social/Urban Decay.

12. "Fell into a hot tub at a party... clothes and hair ruined but makeup survived!"

13. "I did my make up and used Urban Decay All Nighter setting spray before being admitted to the hospital to give birth. Not only did my makeup last through the night and into the afternoon of me crying from the contractions, but it lasted through labour. Even afterwards, my makeup still looked flawless and the nurses were floored that I looked that good after giving birth. I will always recommend!"

If that's not enough to convince you to give the mini size of this product a try, truly, we don't know what is.

Have you tried any of the Urban Decay setting sprays? Tell us your thoughts in the comments!

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