* Longwear foundation formulas have come a long way
* These foundations give you 15-24 hour wear
* Whether you want a matte or dewy finish, we have options for you
Reapplying your foundation is not as easy as reapplying your lipstick – it can’t be done discreetly at the dinner table or quickly in the car. Long-lasting foundations are essential for those occasions when reapplying and touching up are unavailable options. Events such as your wedding day, someone else’s wedding or a long night out on the town require makeup with some serious longevity, and we’ve found some great options below in a variety of price points.
These long-lasting formulas will not only allow you to focus on the event at hand but will leave you feeling confident that your foundation will not budge, fade or streak even when the clock strikes midnight.
1. wet n wild photofocus Foundation
Wet n wild’s photofocus foundation is a high-performing, skin-perfecting foundation made specially to be worn when being photographed. Their breakthrough formula features a light-adjusting complex to help prevent a white cast in photos thus delivering a virtually flawless face with buildable coverage. What this means for you is flawlessly airbrushed looking skin for those days when you need it most.
2. Revlon Colorstay Liquid Makeup SPF 15
Revlon’s Colorstay Liquid Makeup gives you a flawless, near full-coverage finish with a lightweight feel. You can choose between a formula for normal to dry skin types or oily to combination skin, and this formula provides medium to full coverage, feels comfortable and most importantly, wears up to 24 hours. T
3. Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation
The Luminous Silk Foundation by Giorgio Armani Beauty is an award-winning, highly rated and lauded foundation that you’ll find in plenty of makeup artist’s kits. A foundation that sets the benchmark by which all others should be measured, Luminous Silk is that good. Its lightweight formula gives your skin a radiant, silky finish and was inspired by the silk shantung worn by kings and emperors, allowing the natural glow of the skin to come through. Perfect for a wedding or night out, this foundation gives your skin a flawless finish that will last a long time and won’t transfer.
4. MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Foundation
MAC’s Pro Longwear Foundation is a comfortable, long-wearing foundation that gives medium coverage with a natural finish and offers up to 15 hours of wear in any environmental condition. The formula applies easily, is lightweight and creamy and allows the skin to breathe all day while controlling oil. In addition to its longevity, this foundation has specifically treated pigments to help give a smoother, more flawless finish with stay-true color that won’t oxidize on the skin.
5. Estee Lauder Double Wear Makeup
Another solid foundation choice is the ever so popular and best-selling Double Wear Stay-in-Place Liquid Makeup by Estee Lauder. This long-wearing makeup stays put for 24 hours providing a medium to full coverage with a semi-matte, yet natural finish. This is a wedding day mainstay foundation, however, can be worn daily as well for a lightweight, comfortable coverage that will not budge or trasnfer.
6. Becca Aqua Perfecting Foundation
Becca’s Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation is a flexible, liquid formula made from pigments that blur and even out of the look of texture and pores to give you the look of a flawless skin tone. Great for mature and dry skin types, this foundation offers a luminous finish. This Allure “Best of Beauty” winner is ideal for taking photos while giving your skin flawless and long-lasting results.