We’ve all been there: you hit the town and catch a glimpse of yourself in the taxi cab’s rearview mirror—cue the Kevin McCallister-style scream—you’re greeted by face full of slip-sliding makeup. Rather than pulling off mission impossible (a covert makeup touchup in the backseat of a moving vehicle), use these long-lasting products to look impeccably fresh—no reapplications required.
Makeup stays put when skin is properly primed. We set the stage for a gorgeous face with Paul & Joe Beauté’s multitasking Moisturizing Foundation Primer, which also doubles as a SPF-infused foundation and a tinted moisturizer.
Your eyelids tend to be oilier than the rest of your complexion—hence the frequent eyeshadow avalanches or crease debacles. An eye-specific primer, like stila’s prime pot, keeps shadow from sliding or fading.
As much as we love BB cream, we’ve found that a breathable, long-wear foundation formula is much better at masking flaws and discoloration all day long. Oil-free and full of light-diffusing spheres, Smashbox Cosmetics’ Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation SPF 10 is made with a super-sciencey polymetric matrix so that our foundation doesn’t budge for up to 15 hours.
Especially in the warmer months, we reach for a loose setting powder. Using it under your eyes, on your t-zone, and around your chin before running out the door helps prevent smudging and excess oil buildup. We love Dermablend™’s Professional Loose Setting Powder since the translucent talc formula works with all skin tones.
Last but not least, use a setting spray on your face once you’ve finished applying all your makeup. We’ve been grabbing
Avoid cakey-looking or faded blush with theBalm® cosmetics’ InStain® Long-Wearing Powder Staining Blush. The buildable formula comes in a range of skin-flattering, natural-looking hues and stands up to heat and humidity.
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