Long-Lasting Makeup Lifesavers to Beat the Heat


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Whether you prefer natural or dramatic, dewy or matte, neutral or colorful, when it comes to makeup there is one thing that everyone can agree on: the more long-lasting, the better. Here are the six beauty products that I can always count on to make my makeup last as long as possible as we transition from summer to fall.

Regardless of the weather, protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful rays is always essential. If you want your skin to look dewy rather than greasy at the end of the day, the Tarteguard 30 Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 30 is a beautiful option. Who knew sunscreen could actually make your makeup look better?

Without fail, the sides of my nose become oily a few afters after finishing my makeup, so I rely on the Cover FX Mattifying Primer With Anti-Acne Treatment. It ensures that my foundation looks just as flawless in the evening as it does in the morning and I feel better about wearing face makeup since that has salicylic acid to prevent breakouts.

I have tried and loved many different base products, but I have never been more impressed with the wear time of one than I have been with the It Cosmetics CC+ Cream.  Despite its full coverage and thick consistency, it never budges or becomes cakey, even after twelve hours. I always wear this when I travel because it works well even in hot, humid climates and looks especially gorgeous in photos.

With a large shade range, an affordable price, and a matte, full-coverage formula, the Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Full Coverage Concealer is definitely a long-lasting favorite. Although the finish is not most compatible with my dry skin unless I pair it with another more hydrating concealer, it does have a long wear time that remains very smooth.

As someone with dry skin, putting a layer of powder all over my face has always made me a little nervous. However, I have continued to repurchase my Rimmel Stay Matte Translucent Pressed Powder because it is affordable and lightweight and, most importantly, it prevents my makeup from separating and disappearing throughout the day.

Why spend money and time perfecting your makeup if it is only going to fade away before the end of the day? I use the L’oréal Infallible Makeup Extender Setting Spray on a daily basis because it is significantly less expensive than its high-end competitors yet is just as efficient. With a few spritzes, my makeup is guaranteed to stay flawless until I am ready for it to come off.

If you were on the hunt for long-lasting products, I hope you found some items to add to your shopping list. I’m sure you’ll love them all as much as I do!

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