Long-Wear Must Haves

It’s very rare that I have to go out of my way to really make my makeup last. I have dry skin and long-wearing products are usually matte, which is a combination that accentuates my problem areas. Over the Labor Day Weekend, I was at an outdoor music festival for two straight days so a sweat-proof look was necessary!

Here are the products that got the job done:

MAC Prolongwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation

I’ve heard really great things about this product so I was excited to give it a try. It is meant to be a mash up of MAC Face and Body (My #1 Foundation) and MAC Pro Longwear Foundation (My least favorite product ever.) I appreciate that it has buildable coverage and most importantly for this occasion, boasts 24 hour wear.  I found that it is best applied with a damp Beauty Blender (BB)– brush application makes it look blotchy and dry. MAC describes it as a satin finish but I didn’t find that to be the case. I was able to achieve a dewier finish after spraying my skin with fix+ and blotting with a damp BB but it definitely sits like a matte foundation initially. 

This stuff stood the test of time! Seriously lasted ALL day and looked amazing after partying outside for 8+ hours. I never felt cakey or like I was wearing too much makeup. The formula is very comfortable & breathable. I also used a regular blush and bronzer and they both held up well because of this foundation. 

MAC Minerlize Concealer 

Coverage and lightweight were the goals in my under-eye area, as I was trying to combat creasing and didn’t want to look worn out after a few hours. This product totally held up! It is not specifically meant to be long-wearing but when set with a powder, does just that.

MUFE ProFinish Powder

I love using this powder to set my under-eye concealer because it adds a bit more coverage and secures my concealer like no other! Because it’s technically a finishing powder, it is super smooth and doesn’t make that delicate area look dry or built-up. 

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pomade

I needed smudge and waterproof brows, so powder just wasn’t going to cut it. I love this product for its versatility–you can achieve natural or precise brows that last all day and that’s what I was looking for. 

UD 24/7 Eyeliner 

My favorite long wearing liners because even in the waterline they don’t budge! They also smudge easily like kohl liners without giving you that runny goth look after 2 hours. 

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick

I talk about this lipstick all the time, but I wouldn’t have even attempted to wear anything else! My favorite Liquid Matte formula because it is completely comfortable and does not budge. When I did have to reapply (after eating a corndog & funnel cake lol) it was easy and I didn’t have to completely scrub my lips bare before applying another coat. 

I know summer is unofficially over but these products stand the test of time in any season!


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