The Best Long-Wear Foundations That Won't Stain Your Face Mask (or Fave White T-Shirt)
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There are a handful of reasons you want a good, long-wear foundation in your makeup collection. It's a must if you work long hours, have a big event coming up, live in a hot and humid climate, or just want to wear a white T-shirt without running the risk of your base makeup smudging onto your collar. (It's safe to say we have all been there and can mutually agree it's the worst.)
Smudge-proof, long-lasting foundation formulas not only keep your makeup from sliding off your face when you sweat or your complexion gets oily around 3 p.m., but they also allow for maximum coverage hours after you apply them — like up to 24 hours after. That means your makeup is more likely to look like it did when you put it on at 8 a.m. (read: pure perfection).
No matter your reasoning for seeking a foundation with a long-wear claim, there are ample options at both your local drugstore and beauty retailers at a wide range of price points. From a top-rated formula from Nars to a cult-classic Maybelline New York option, we rounded up the best long-wear foundations ahead.