10 Long-Lasting Foundations to Keep You Looking Fresh All Day
Zero touch-ups required, promise.
(SPOT.ph) In between answering e-mails, attending meetings, schmoozing with friends (or dates!), and catching up on your Netflix shows, a girl’s barely got time to worry if her face is still on fleek. Enter these lifesavers, a.k.a. skin-perfecting products that are guaranteed to keep you looking like Sunday morning even if it’s already 3 a.m. on a Friday night. Get what we mean?
L’Oréal Infallible Total Cover 24-Hr Foundation (P700) from L’Oreal
The word “infallible” is right: This heavy-duty (but weightless!) foundation can do no wrong. The intensely pigmented formula offers full coverage and can instantly hide anything—from redness and acne marks to your darkest blemishes and even tattoos—just like magic. No need for touch-ups, too; one application can keep you even-toned and shine-free all day long.
Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation (P2,950) from NARS
A long-lasting base that’s powered by radiance? Sold. NARS’ first 16-hour foundation has a breathable, fade-resistant formula that promises impeccable coverage with a natural, radiant finish. Bonus: It’s infused with Raspberry, Apple, and Watermelon extracts to improve skin with continued use.
Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup (P2,400) from Estee Lauder
How can something so lightweight be so longwearing? That’s the mystery posed by this genius formula, which gives medium-to-full coverage that neither streaks nor smudges, and lasts through heat and humidity. You’ll love the semi-matte finish—perfect for those with normal to oily/combination skin.
Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation (P1,950) from Fenty Beauty
Hailed as one of the best beauty inventions of 2017 by Time magazine (agreed!), Rihanna’s soft-matte longwearing foundation works like a photo filter in makeup form: It delivers flawless, medium-to-full coverage, and comes in a groundbreaking range of 40 shades. And as the girls at our sister site Cosmo.ph have discovered, it’s absolutely sweat- and sex-proof!
Outlast All-Day Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation (P895) from Covergirl
Look fab from sunrise to sunset with this drugstore find that offers impressive staying power. It combines your primer, concealer, and foundation in one creamy liquid formula, so all it takes is one easy step for an instantly flawless face. (Plus points for the built-in SPF 20, too!)
Clio Kill Cover Highest Wear Foundation (P1,650) from Club Clio
This Korean cover-up kills it with silicone-coated pigments that perfectly adhere to skin, giving complete coverage while smoothening out any roughness. Its Fixable Network formula creates a protective coat to enhance the hold, keeping your makeup fresh for hours, all while keeping you comfy with the surprisingly thin formula.
Ultra HD Liquid Foundation (P2,700) from Make Up For Ever
Developed to outsmart the unforgiving high-definition cameras in the film and TV industry, this fulfills your celebrity-skin skin dreams IRL with uniquely coated pigments that give medium-to-buildable coverage, ending with a second-skin finish that stays perfect even as the day wears on and on and on.
Miracle Finish CC Long-Lasting Cushion (P1,095) from The Face Shop
Are you a cushion girl? Then you’ll love this pretty cushion compact that gives long-lasting and skin-caring coverage, thanks to its brightening, anti-aging, and protective properties. The sweat- and oil-resistant formula settles gorgeously on skin and has a natural moisturizing factor for a healthy, satin finish.
ColorStay Makeup SPF 15 (P825) from Revlon
A drugstore cult favorite, this creamy, easy-to-blend foundation covers up imperfections with just one layer, giving you medium-to-heavy coverage with a soft matte finish. A little goes a long way, too—just a couple of pumps is enough to cover the entire face and last you the entire day.
All-Day Matte Powder Foundation SPF 15 (P399) from blk cosmetics
This powder foundation—one that’s infused with Vitamin E, too—packs a powerful skin-mattifying punch that keeps skin photo-ready as you go from coffee to cocktails, and has ultra fine pigments for buildable, non-cakey coverage. Skin looks likes skin, only better!