There are many products out there that claim to last all day. Unfortunately, many often fall short of their claims. Just put it this way -we’ve tried A LOT of products in our day and these are the handful that we have kept around and repurchase over and over again because they actually live up to their claims! Here’s the breakdown of our favorite long-lasting makeup products.
Too Faced Cosmetics Bronzer, Aqua Bunny Bronzer, $19.94
This is a great bronzer year around. It gives your skin a healthy glow without looking greasy or orange. It’s also very buildable from sheer to dark. Perfect for sculpting or just getting that summer glow!
This liquid eyeliner absolutely does not budge. It’s so effective that we recommend doing a few test runs because once it’s on, it’s ON. It lasts through anything and will stay on until the next day, even after washing. However, if you’re new to using liquid eyeliner you may want to practice with a less hardcore eyeliner before attempting this one. Also, keep an oil based makeup remover on hand to quickly clean up any mistakes.
If you’re not a liquid liner girl, Urban Decay hands down makes the best waterproof eyeliner pencil out there. Even if you have oily lids, these eyeliners outlast the competition. They’re creamy and easy to blend yet last all day. Best of all, it comes in a dual tipped pencil with both brown and black liners. This is one makeup item we can’t live without!
This power concealer will cover anything with unbeatable lasting power. This concealer is a makeup artists favorite for a reason – the pigment is second to none. Have a big zit and a swim party? Have no fear, Make Up For Ever’s concealer will rescue you. The key is using a light hand and a concealer brush to gently dab a conservative amount onto your blemishes. Set with a light dust of powder and you’re good to go!
Eyeshadow is notorious for creasing and fading -especially during the summer. Bobbi Brown has solved a long dreaded problem with her Long-Wear Cream Shadow. These little pots of goodness come in an array of gorgeous shimmery colors that will last all day.
We’ve tried a lot of lipstains and these two products are the longest lasting out there. The balm stain is perfect for a sheer I-just-ate-a-popsicle look, while the lipstain pen is great for darker stains.
This classic foundation has a cult following for a reason. If you like smudge-proof foundation, Estee Lauder Double Wear is the way to go. This stuff does not budge! You will, however, need an especially solvent cleanser for removal. It’s always best to use a light hand when it comes to foundation -especially with this one. If you get too aggressive it can look too mask-like, but with the right application, few foundations can compete for staying power with this one.
All of Covergirl’s waterproof formulas are pretty awesome, but their Lash Blast mascara is one we can’t live without. Not only does it hold curl all day, but it lasts though humidity, tears, and swimming like a champ. Say goodbye to summer raccoon eyes!
For ever-lasting rosy cheeks try Cargo’s Water Resistant Blush. These beautiful blushes go on creamy and set for long, all day wear. They’re super easy to blend and come in a wide array of colors.
This waterproof lipstick is a total beast when it comes to resilience! Food, kissing, drinks -whatever- this lipstick will not budge. It’s fast drying and sticks very fast, so be sure you’re ready to commit to it before applying.