Nothing breaks our heart more than watching a makeup look fall apart within minutes or hours of application. Luckily, there are ways to prevent or at least delay such a common beauty blunder. While primer, a product meant to live under makeup, can provide some level of hold, something that lives over makeup can be necessary, too. Setting sprays and powders serve this purpose and are especially helpful when we’re battling unpredictable heat in the summertime.

Unlike foundation and concealer, both of which require a color match to the skin, these skin savers are usually one-size-fits-all, and the one you use is really just a matter of preference. Sprays tend to deliver a dewy, hydrated finish, while powder wards off excess oil with a matte finish. Don’t know which one to go with? Here are 20 super-affordable options worthy of testing.

STYLECASTER | Setting Sprays and Powders Under $20 | BH Cosmetics Studio Pro Makeup Setting Spray

BH Cosmetics Studio Pro Makeup Setting Spray

Cruelty-free and allergy-tested for sensitive-skin types.

$8 (was $11) at BH Cosmetics

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STYLECASTER | Setting Sprays and Powders Under $20 | Catrice Prime And Fine Anti-Shine Fixing Spray

Catrice Cosmetics Prime and Fine Anti-Shine Fixing Spray

The hydrating spray doesn’t leave skin looking slick.

$7.99 at Ulta

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STYLECASTER | Setting Sprays and Powders Under $20 | CoverGirl Look Lock Up Makeup Setting Spray

CoverGirl Look Lock Up Makeup Setting Spray

You’ll barely feel the micro-fine mist hitting your face as it sets your makeup.

$11.99 at Ulta

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STYLECASTER | Setting Sprays and Powders Under $20 | e.l.f Beautifully Bare Sheer Tint Finishing Powder

e.l.f Beautifully Bare Sheer Tint Finishing Powder

A hint of color that’ll keep your makeup beat in place.

$6 at e.l.f

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STYLECASTER | Setting Sprays and Powders Under $20 | e.l.f Aqua Beauty Primer Mist

e.l.f Aqua Beauty Primer Mist

Use under and over your makeup for maximum hold throughout the day.

$8 at e.l.f

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STYLECASTER | Setting Sprays and Powders Under $20 | Essence Instant Matt Makeup Setting Spray

Essence Instant Matt Makeup Setting Spray

Shake, set, and refresh on the go with this fragrance-free formula.

$4.99 at Ulta

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STYLECASTER | Setting Sprays and Powders Under $20 | FLOWER Beauty Miracle Matte Universal Finishing Powder

FLOWER Beauty Miracle Matte Universal Finishing Powder

A translucent powder that works on every skin tone and type.

$13 at FLOWER

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STYLECASTER | Setting Sprays and Powders Under $20 | J.Cat Beauty Spray Set Go Makeup Setting Spray

J.Cat Beauty Spray Set Go Makeup Setting Spray

Another cruelty-free option you can feel good about using.

$5.99 at J.Cat Beauty

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STYLECASTER | Setting Sprays and Powders Under $20 | L.A Girl Pro Setting Spray

L.A Girl Pro Setting Spray

A non-sticky spray that quickly dries freshly applied makeup.

$7 at L.A. Girl

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STYLECASTER | Setting Sprays and Powders Under $20 | Lottie Ready Set Go! Loose Finishing Powder

Lottie Ready Set Go! Loose Finishing Powder

Apply over your foundation, allow it to sit or “bake” for 10 minutes, and wipe away excess to reveal crease-free skin.

$7.23 at Lottie

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STYLECASTER | Setting Sprays and Powders Under $20 | Revolution Pro Fix Oil Control Makeup Fixing Spray

Revolution Pro Fix Oil Control Makeup Fixing Spray

A lightweight spray that promises up to 12 hours of hold.

$8 at Revolution

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STYLECASTER | Setting Sprays and Powders Under $20 | Maybelline Facestudio Master Fix Wear-Boosting Setting Spray

Maybelline Facestudio Master Fix Wear-Boosting Setting Spray

A translucent oil-free mist that keeps makeup from fading.

$12.99 at Maybelline

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STYLECASTER | Setting Sprays and Powders Under $20 | Milani Make it Dewy 3-in-1 Setting Spray

Milani Make It Dewy 3-in-1 Setting Spray

Get the illuminated skin of your dreams after setting makeup with this lightweight spray.

$10 at Milani

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STYLECASTER | Setting Sprays and Powders Under $20 | Models Own One Night Stand 2 In 1 Prime & Set Spray

Models Own One Night Stand 2 in 1 Prime & Set Spray

Enriched with rosewater to moisturize as it sets your makeup.

$10.59 at Models Own

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STYLECASTER | Setting Sprays and Powders Under $20 | Morphe Ultra Fine Pro Setting Powder

Morphe Ultra Fine Pro Setting Powder

A finely milled powder that leaves behind a velvety finish.

$9 at Morphe

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STYLECASTER | Setting Sprays and Powders Under $20 | NYX Matte Finish Makeup Setting Spray

NYX Matte Finish Makeup Setting Spray

An affordable formula for those who want skin that’s matte, not dewy.

$8.50 at NYX

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STYLECASTER | Setting Sprays and Powders Under $20 | Revlon PhotoReady Prep Set and Refresh Mist

Revlon PhotoReady Prep, Set, Refresh Mist

Prepare to fall in love with the refreshing cucumber scent of this drugstore favorite.

$9.09 at Target

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STYLECASTER | Setting Sprays and Powders Under $20 | Revolution Bake and Finish Powder

Revolution Bake and Finish Powder

This slightly translucent finishing powder is best for paler complexions.

$8 at Revolution

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STYLECASTER | Setting Sprays and Powders Under $20 | Soap and Glory One Heck of a Blot

Soap and Glory One Heck of a Blot

Say goodbye to shiny skin once you apply this translucent powder.

$13.99 at Target

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STYLECASTER | Setting Sprays and Powders Under $20 | Wet n Wild Photo Focus Natural Finish Setting Spray

Wet n Wild Photo Focus Natural Finish Setting Spray

It’s formulated with aloe to hydrate as it sets your makeup in place.

$4.99 at Wet n Wild

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