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You’ve probably used makeup primers to set a smooth canvas and put your makeup on lockdown. While primer is arguably a must-have as the first step in your beauty routine, if you’ve ever forgotten to wear one, or found yourself in sauna-like conditions, you know that sometimes you may need a little extra help to prevent makeup run-off.

Behold the new backstage beauty secret to lock your look in place: setting sprays, which act a bit like hairspray for your complexion, creating a budge-proof veil.

“Makeup fixing sprays have become an absolute must in makeup bags over the last couple of years,” says makeup artist Caitlyn Dixon, and Canadian winner of L’Oréal Paris’ The Brush Contest. “They hold your makeup in place, prevent oil production and leave a beautiful luminous glow to the skin.”

And while fixing sprays ensure that your makeup won’t move, they also allow the skin to breathe while keeping excess oil at bay, says Dixon. When using a makeup fixing spray, don’t spritz it too close to the face, as this could cause the makeup to melt.

“As a general rule of thumb, hold the bottle approximately 1.5 to two feet away from the face,” says Dixon. “A little bit goes a long way when you evenly spray the entire face.”