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We're makeup lovers around here, and we're the first to admit, we've tried it all.
When it comes to foundation, specifically, things get complicated. There are so many options after all.
However, as we head into the spring and summer, our standards increase even more. When it's hot out, the last thing you want is your perfectly applied shade running down your face because you're sweating. Or maybe you're in the pool. Regardless, you want your makeup to stay where you put it. To avoid an embarrassing scenario, you're going to want to seek out something that's long-lasting.
Enter these long-wear foundations. And trust, we've tested 'em and they stack up.
Ilia Beauty True Skin Serum Foundation
Can we just say that we've been looking for years for a good, Our Skin But Better foundation that offers coverage without making us look like we Photoshop-filtered our faces into oblivion? Thanks to Ilia, the search is over! This foundation is truly a godsend, with a radiant finish and skin-nourishing ingredients like aloe leaf extract and jojoba oil. It offers light to medium coverage, and it's vegan, cruelty-free and gluten free.
Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation
Is there anything Rihanna can't do? Her latest venture, Fenty Beauty is wildly popular, and the range of foundation, specifically, is a standout. Consistency-wise, it's unbelievably lightweight but still full coverage. Oh, it also comes in a boundary-breaking range of 50 shades.
Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Foundation
Get a flawless matte finish with this full coverage cream foundation that effectively covers blemishes and imperfections thanks to a high percentage of ultra-refined pigments. It also smooths and evens the look of skin texture, with the ability to diminish scars, hyper pigmentation and redness. Cruelty-free and available in 30 shades, it's also free of sulfates, SLS, SLES and parabens, and made with recyclable packaging.
Urban Decay Cosmetics Stay Naked Weightless Liquid Foundation
With 50 shades featuring nine intensities, three mastertones and seven undertones, there's a chance you'll be able to meet your match. It's waterproof and made to feel like a second skin courtesy of a breathable, flexible formula that still minimizes pores and imperfection. And it'll last you up to 24 hours! (Yes, that's the perfect excuse to stay out all night long!)
Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation SPF 15
Tamp down redness and keep your face flawless all day long with Tarte's famed Amazonian clay foundation, which is oil free and vegan with a matte finish. It'll give you full coverage without the dreaded Cake Face, and lasts all day long without separating or settling into fine lines. Plus, it helps balance your complexion. Go ahead and put your best face forward!