There's always a sinking feeling when you check your makeup mid-day only to find your liner is smudged, foundation worn off, and lipstick a mess. Instead of carrying your entire makeup kit around with you, why not fix the problem before it starts. Long-wear formulations have become hot items lately because more women want low-maintenance makeup that still makes a statement. Don't have time to check your makeup? With these products, you needn't worry your flawless face about it.
For women with problem skin, the base is most important. With a flawless base, everything else is just icing on the cake. Choose a long wearing foundation that sets onto the skin and a creamy concealer.
Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit $32
YSL Long Wear Endless Comfort Transfer Resistant Foundation SPF10 $55
Cheeks & Lips
A long-lasting eye is about the type of product that you use and how you prep the skin underneath. For your brows, ensure that there is no residual foundation or moisturizer on the skin then fill in as usual. Finish off with a sealant which will lock the color in and groom the hairs. If you're wearing an eyeshadow, you should always start with a primer. Not only will your shadow stay longer, but the color payoff will be much better. Even with a primer, cream shadows are the best bet if you're looking for a lasting dark color. Apply with a small brush then blend out with a dry brush for a blended finish.
Make Up For Ever Brow Seal Transparant Eyebrow Gel $18
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow $24
NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base $24
Cake liner is the unsung hero of long-lasting eye makeup. The powder formula is mixed with an activator which contains a unique polymer which results in lightweight, long-lasting color. Mix the liquid with the powder to form a paste and apply with a small brush. You won't have to think about it for the rest of the day.
Laura Mercier Tightline Cake Eye Liner $22
Laura Mercier Tightline Activator $20
These products are guaranteed to last quite a while on their own but adding a setting spray on top is extra insurance. Look for a formula suited to your skin type to help manage any oil or dryness that might appear throughout the day. Also, look for a makeup remover formulated for waterproof or long-wearing makeup as it will make removal a breeze at the end of the day.
Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray $29
Bobbi Brown Instant Long-Wear Makeup Remover $24