Foundations that will actually last all day

Fri, 9 December 2016 11:33AM


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There’s nothing worse (at least, in the makeup world) than perfecting your foundation at 7am, only to find that by 1pm, it’s all but disappeared – or worse, turned patchy. While part of foundation longevity is in prep – yes, primers are a real thing you should use! – the formula you are working with can also have an effect. Fact of the matter is, foundations that last you through the day need to be a bit thicker in consistency to stick around. We’ve rounded up some of our favourites that’ll still look fab come 5pm.

Urban Decay All Nighter Liquid Foundation


Urban Decay @ Mecca All Nighter Liquid Foundation, $65

All angles are covered when it comes to long-lasting coverage with this foundation. Waterproof, oil free, matte – you name it, this can do it. This is a high coverage foundation, so a little will work wonders – and it’s especially great for those with oily skin.

Maybelline New York Superstay 24HR Makeup


Maybelline New York Superstay 24H Makeup, $24.95

This foundation has been around for decades – well, since the mid 2000’s, which scarily IS over a decade ago now! The fact it’s still a sell-out on shelves is testament to it’s great formula. This is a lightweight but medium coverage life-saver – it’s not heavy in the slightest, but you’ll still see the coverage benefits come the end of the day.

Kat von D Lock-It Foundation


Kat von D @ Sephora Lock-It Foundation, $49

Kat von D is renowned for her high coverage products – she’s long been the go-to for concealer that wipes out a tattoo, for example. This foundation promises 24 hour wear with no transfer, meaning it’s not going to stain your white tee collar. The finish is velvety matte, making it perfect for anyone wanting some shine control, or heading out to a summer party.

Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation


Nars @ Mecca All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation, $70

Often, long-wear foundations are matte – chalk it up to a long history of people wanting a flatter finish to foundation (hello, every decade until the 2010s!). This foundation stands apart for it’s famed, lit-from-within look. It really is wonderful on – glowy yet never shiny, and truly light-weight while still giving a medium coverage.

Dior Diorskin Forever Foundation

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Dior Diorskin Forever Foundation, $86

Dior’s Forever foundation is all about perfect coverage – it blurs and minimises the appearance of pores, gives a natural yet flawless finish and manages to be equal parts luminous AND matte.

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  • Posted by: DebstarDesigns Master Fan // Tue, 13 December 2016 01:26pm

    I tried the Kat Von D Lock-it and found it to be very thick and tricky to apply. Will check out the others mentioned here!

  • Posted by: talkalot Master Fan // Sat, 4 February 2017 10:23pm

    I have not tried any of these foundations. I do like long lasting make up.

  • Posted by: Bijoux Master Fan // Fri, 10 February 2017 12:39pm

    I find that long lasting foundations feel really weird after a few hours for some reason.

  • Posted by: cottoncandy19 Master Fan // Fri, 17 February 2017 03:04pm

    I want to try the Kat Von D liquid foundation

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