Whats the deal with Make-Up Setting Sprays? Are they essential? Is the only purpose they provide “setting” your make-up? Fear no longer, here is the basics:

Ready to recapture that magical moment? All the joy of hairspray is now available for your face.  

Any product that helps your make-up last longer, is something you should know about–and make room for in your beauty arsenal. You’re probably familiar with primers, which you apply before your make-up to help keep it in place. However, you may not have heard much about Make-Up Setting Sprays.

A Make-Up Setting Spray is quite similar to a primer, except they are applied after your make-up. Like hairspray for hair, or a topcoat for nail polish, a Setting Spray sets your make-up, keeping your look fresh and in place far longer than it would normally last. Make-Up Setting Sprays are also transparent and don’t change the color or texture of your make-up.

About two weeks ago I received press drop from KiKi Beauty containing practically everything from their Make-Up Ready Range . The beauty guru inside me squealed with excitement and I dived in right away!

I have previously worked with KiKi Beauty where I reviewed the luxurious Volcanic Gold Exfoliating Body Scrub & Volcanic Gold Face Exfoliator as well as gave an insight to the brand, which you can read about here.


1. KiKi Beauty Setting Spray 100ml (RRP – R230)


2. KiKi Beauty Cool Citrus Setting Spray 100ml (RRP – R245)


3. KiKi Beauty Rose Dew Setting Spray 100ml (RRP – R245)


KiKi Beauty Claims:

KiKi’s Make-Up Ready Setting Sprays are a gorgeous, light and silky product which is sprayed over your make-up in order to set and hold it for longer periods of time. KiKi’s Make-Up Ready Setting Spray, Step 5 of the Make-Up Ready process, not only locks down your make-up, but spraying on this extra fine mist also gives you a refreshing boost.   Don’t let those dry days get you down. The Setting Spray can also act as a secret weapon to provide instant moisture and hydration.  Just whip it out of your handbag, any time, any place, give yourself a quick spritz and immediately find a new, more radiant and moisturised you.  This product is fragrance free and suitable for both dry and oily skin types.

The Rose Dew Setting Spray is rose and geranium enriched whereas the Cool Citrus Setting Spray is citrus enriched, opposed to the original.

Who Is It For

They are suitable for all skin types, but if you have sensitive or dry skin, keep an eye out for Make-Up Setting Spray that contain alcohol, as they will dry out your skin.

Why You Should Use It

It keeps your make-up in place and helps stop make-up meltdowns. The KiKi Beauty Make-Up Setting Spray is a 3-in-1 all purpose Setting Spray. It works as a Primer, Setting Spray and a throughout the day Refresher.

What’s Inside

♥ Oat Kernel Extract (Avena Sativa Extract) – Improves make up hold and can act as an anti-ageing agent.

♥ Cucumber Extract (Cucumis Sativus Fruit Extract) – Is soothing on the skin and acts as an antioxidant.  Contains polysaccharides which bind with moisture and retain it.

♥ Ginseng Extract (Panax Ginseng Root Extract) – An extract taken from the root of the Panax Ginseng plant. Helps with brightening and repairing skin.  Can help to improve elasticity.

♥ Rose Geranium Oil (Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil) – Is very soothing on the skin while at the same time uplifts and balances senses.

♥ Grapefruit Oil (Citrus Grandis Peel Oil) – Contains antioxidants and provides a refreshing feeling to the skin.


I love the packaging! It reminds me so much MAC. The box it comes in is delightfully sparkly, its chic black with tiny glitters within. The inner packaging is fab as well; KiKi Beauty have cleverly packaged their Setting Sprays in a light plastic bottle with a spray top. They packaged in 100 ml which makes it compact and travel friendly. The spray bottle has a secure cap ensuring there’r no room for any leakage.


Your Make-Up Setting Spray is like your hairspray, and it is the finishing touch in your beauty regimen. Apply your make-up, including your BB Cream/ Foundation, Eyeshadow, Mascara and Lipstick. Then, hold your Make-Up Setting Spray at arm’s length, and spray a few squirts. Don’t rub it in, just allow it to dry naturally.

The KiKi Beauty Make-Up Setting Spray can be applied before make-up as a primer, after as a Setting Spray, and throughout the day as a refresher. Talk about value for money!


♥ Highly hydrating
♥ Travel friendly
♥ Multipurpose product
♥ Perfect for any weather
♥ All skin types can use this
♥ Easily Available
♥ Non-comedogenic. (Doesn’t clog pores)/Doesn’t breakout
♥ Refreshes the skin and make-up
♥ Imparts glow
♥ Makes the application of foundation very nice and easy

Price And Purchase

The KiKi Beauty Make-Up Setting Spray retails for ZAR230 for 100 ml and the KiKi Beauty Rose Dew and Cool Citrus Setting Spray retails for ZAR245 for 100 ml. I find this price to be completely reasonable and within the market price of Setting Spray.

All KiKi Beauty products can be purchased from their online store. For more behind the scenes on this wonderful brand follow them on Instagram @kikibeautysa and be blown away with their aesthetic page.

Overall Thoughts

Before the KiKi Beauty Make-Up Setting Spray came into my life, I was more of Setting Powder kinda gal. It is safe to say I have moved over to the other side.

You know that feeling you get when you just applied your make-up and you’re looking oh so heavenly? Imagine that feeling all day, right through a twelve hour humid, sweat dropping day.

It feels wonderful when the mist hits my face. My make-up is instantly blended and intensified – any color on my face is a hundred times more pigmented, be it blush, bronzer or highlighter!

The KiKi Beauty Make-Up Setting Spray makes your make-up set well preventing your face from looking over powdery/caked. I also love that not only does your make-up stay ‘glued’ onto your face and last through multiple weather conditions, but it leaves your skin looking fresh and dewy, not oily.

KiKi Beauty Make-Up Setting Spray is great for those who have dry skin as well, as it adds moisture to your skin before or after make-up application. I have combination skin and recently experienced and out break of dry patches. I continued using the KiKi Beauty Make-Up Setting Spray along with their Natural Radiance Moisturizer and ever since, my skin has never looked and felt better.

I have been using all three for the past three weeks and in terms of performance they are identical. If I had to choose a favorite it would be the Rose Dew,  because its pink and the scent is mesmerizing.


Do I Recommend This

Most definitely! This has now become one of my Holy Grail products. Often my make-up routine may change from day to day, but one thing that remains constant is my KiKi Beauty Make-Up Setting Spray.


DISCLAIMER: I received the above products free of charge from KiKi Beauty to review and share my honest opinion. All thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own and not influenced by the developing company.


5 thoughts on “Brand Spotlight: KiKi Beauty, Make-Up Setting Sprays

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    1. It’s entirely up to you and your preference! In terms of performance they are exactly the same 👏🏼 . Personally my favorite is the Rose Dew because of the lovely scent it had ❤🥀


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