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8 of the Best Longwear Foundations

8 of the Best Longwear Foundations

For many women, having a busy lifestyle has become the norm, and our makeup needs to work as hard as we do. Whether at work or on the go, it’s not ideal to reapply makeup consistently throughout the day. This is why it’s better to opt for one of the best long lasting foundations and use setting powder to keep it in place.

The most effective long lasting foundation formulas tend to be liquid and a matte finish, but you can use a radiance-boosting primer to add a touch of luminosity to the skin. To create a look using only matte makeup, read our definitive guide, The Best Way to Apply Matte Makeup.

 

In this edit, we’ve put together a list of the best long lasting foundations, making your selection process quick and easy.

8 of the Best Long Lasting Foundation Formulas

  1. Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Skin Enhancer
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    Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Skin Enhancer

    A classic makeup product in its own right, the Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer is a game-changer for busy women as it is a long lasting foundation and concealer in one magical pot. You only need a very small amount of product to achieve coverage, but you can mix the formula with a primer for a more sheer and natural finish.

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  2. By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Foundation
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    By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Foundation

    The By Terry Terrybly Densiliss foundation is a great choice for those concerned with the visible signs of ageing on the complexion. This skincare makeup hybrid combines a longwear foundation with an anti-ageing serum that blurs imperfections and helps to even and correct the skin tone. For best results, use a concealer to highlight the under eye area. We love the By Terry Touche Veloutée Concealer.

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  3. Shiseido Synchro Skin Lasting Liquid Foundation SPF20
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    Shiseido Synchro Skin Lasting Liquid Foundation SPF20

    The clue’s in the name, ‘Skin Lasting’. This luxurious Shiseido foundation is a velvet texture with a semi-matte finish and it wears beautifully throughout the day. It’s oil-free, making it suitable for all skin types, and regulates moisture and oil production to keep the base looking polished. We recommend applying a primer, and then using buffing brush or beauty sponge to blend.

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  4. Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation
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    Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation

    A brand that describes it’s mission as ‘Beauty without Boundaries’, the award-winning Illamasqua Skin base foundation comes in an incredible twenty four shades to ensure that everyone can find a suitable shade match. It’s a lightweight but long lasting cream formula that blurs imperfections whilst providing a smooth medium to full coverage.

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  5. Ellis Faas Skin Veil Bottle
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    Ellis Faas Skin Veil Bottle

    Ellis Faas Skin Veil is one of makeup artist Pati Dubroff’s alleged favourite foundations to use on Margot Robbie. To discover Margot Robbie’s Beauty Must-Haves, read our dedicated blog post. This is a light to medium coverage base and offers a dewy finish that looks beautiful on those just wanting to enhance their natural radiance.

     

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  6. Chantecaille Future Skin Oil-Free Foundation
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    Chantecaille Future Skin Oil-Free Foundation

    The Chantecaille Future Skin Oil-Free Foundation is a global bestseller for a reason. Containing botanical extracts and skin-loving ingredients such as chamomile, it’s a lightweight water-based gel texture that sinks into the skin quickly and effortlessly. Best applied with a beauty sponge, it claims to provide environmental protection and prevent water evaporation. It’s also cruelty free and suitable for vegans.

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  7. EX1 Cosmetics Invisiwear Liquid Foundation
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    EX1 Cosmetics Invisiwear Liquid Foundation

    With over fourteen shades available, this foundation is the perfect option for creating a lightweight luminous base that lasts all day. For a smooth flawless application, use a foundation brush with dense bristles, such as the Japonesque High Density Foundation Brush.

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  8. Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Perfectly Satin 24HR SPF15
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    Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Perfectly Satin 24HR SPF15

    Beauty powerhouse Elizabeth Arden are the experts when it comes to base products and the Flawless Finish Perfectly Satin 24HR SPF15 is one of the best long lasting foundation formulas on the market. This product is perfect for someone looking for a natural matte finish that can be customised to create a medium to full coverage finish. There’s also shine-control technology and Vitamin E to smooth and protect the complexion.

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