Makeup labels that read “waterproof,” “long-lasting,” or “24-hour” either cause a rush of excitement or furrowed brows.
If it’s the latter, we totally understand.
We’ve all had our fair share of beauty products that have left us with empty promises and trust issues, but your foundation shouldn’t be one of them.
During the summer months, many of us swear off foundation altogether—which until now, has been the only foolproof method to keep it from melting away. But it’s a new day and we’ve got a list of long wear foundations that actually work in IRL. They’ve been tried, tested, and have made believers out of skeptics.
Scroll through to see a list of foundations women are calling the best formulas in the game!
IMAN Second To None Foundation Stick
When it comes to a stick foundation, this long-wear formula comes second to none. It delivers comfortable matte full coverage for an overall natural complexion. So much so, you’ll even forget you’re wearing it.
MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Water Proof foundation
In terms of long-lasting coverage, this oil-free formula is the best of the best. You can (and will) get up to 36 hours of wear out of this sweat-proof foundation. What we love most is its natural-satin finish. It leaves the skin looking fresh and flawless.
Kat Von D Lock-It Foundation,c
Extreme coverage and long-wear is the name of the game, which why this vegan-friendly foundation is the perfect contender. It stays waterproof, fade proof, and transfer-resistant for 24 hours and delivers flawless matte coverage with just one pump.
NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation
There are a few reasons for adding this 16-hour wear foundation to your roster. First, it stays on longer than you’re awake and second, it feels ah-mazing on the skin. It’s free of weighty mineral oils and full of Vitamins A, C, and E that deliver skin-protecting antioxidants.
Lancôme Tient Idol Ultra Wear Foundation
7-Eleven’s not the only thing we can count on being there for us around the clock. This oil-free foundation provides 24 hours of medium coverage while keeping your skin velvety-matte.
Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In Place Makeup
This lightweight foundation gives you twice as much wear as your typical formula, hence the name. It has a staying power of 24 hours and comes in cool, neutral, and warm undertones that won’t look grey on deep skin tones.
Revlon Color Stay Foundation
This super affordable foundation contains 2 ingredients the skin needs and loves--hyaluronic acid and SPF 20. While the matte formula stays undisrupted for 24hours, it works around the clock to keep your skin hydrated and protected from environmental aggressors.