Ever leave the house looking like a glamazon only to realize the magic has faded by noon? Why not invest in makeup that will stay put, no matter what the day brings, because no-one has time for touchups. With warm weather approaching, it’s a particularly good time to stock up on low-maintenance, high-impact products that will stand the test of time. We’ve rounded up the best options on the market, which ones will make it into your cosmetics bag?
How To Keep A Flawless Look
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A primer will provide a canvas that your makeup can stick to. Secret benefit: it will also smooth any imperfections and wrinkles.
No 28 Primer Serum
Fix and Perfect Foundation Primer
Choose a foundation like these that are sweat and humitidy-resistant, with transfer-proof technology to keep coverage in place all day.
15-Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation
Superstay 24-Hour Makeup
The best cheek stains provide a sheer, blendable wash of color. These options offer buildable rosyness for a natural flush that lasts.
Vu En Rouge
The saturated colors of most lip stains often come with drying agents that leave you with raisin-like lips. These two boast hydrating technology which means they pack a punch in both the color and moisture department.
Matte Lip Stain
Matte Lip Pen
These liquid eyeliners boast silky, long-lasting formulas and thin, flexible brushes to ensure precision that pays off.
Yves Saint Laurent
Liquid Waterproof Eyeliner
Evening Lip Stain
To amp up your look come evening, reach for a glossier lip stain. BY TERRY's option has teeny pearlescent pigments that provide a lip-plumping sheen. Meanwhile, the beloved drug-store option from Maybelline is a lipstick and gloss hybrid that stays on forever.
Tint to Lip Water Color Lip Stain
Riche Caresse Aqua Lacquer Lip Stain
To remove all of these products you're going to need a little more than water. Try these gentle options, designed especially to tackle the longest of the long-lasting.
Instant Long-Wear Makeup Remover
Color Pro Makeup Artist Wipes
You'll need a pretty pouch to store your new arsenal, choose one that is embellished with embroidery or polka dots.