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The Long-Lasting Foundations Beauty Editors Actually Use (And Love)

You can’t go wrong with these long-lasting foundations that have won over discerning beauty editors. Ahead, winners to consider.
Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup SPF 10 Foundation, $70
A little definitely goes a long way with this high coverage foundation. It will cover up all your blemishes without budging or looking cakey. Undoubtedly one of the top-shelf foundations that we swear by, simply because it will always have you covered (literally) – even on your worse skin days. Dior Prestige Le Micro-Fluide Teint de Rose, $155
Even though this foundation doesn’t have a long-wearing claim, it unexpectedly lasts throughout the day and has amazing coverage as well (yes, it’s tried and tested). The first Dior Prestige skincare foundation to contain Rose de Granville micro-nutrients and rose micro-pearls enriched with gold, it revives dull, tired skin and recreates a rose-petal glow for radiant-looking skin. So really, this foundation gives you the best of both worlds – long wear and brighter skin. Nars Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation, $76
As Nars’ first foundation that has a 16-hour wear claim, it comes in 33 shades to match a wide range of skin tones and undertones. What’s great about this is that it’s transfer- and sweat-resistant while still ensuring that the skin stays fresh throughout the day. Featuring Nars’ Skin Optimizing Complex —a blend of raspberry, apple and watermelon extracts — the skin’s elastic fibres are supported to smooth and improve the skin’s appearance after each wear. Bobbi Brown Intensive Serum Foundation SPF 40, $92
This one’s a new love of ours due to the ease it achieves the highly coveted mochi skin look with, without looking like a walking ball of grease. It allows for the right amount of shine to peek through while you run errands and sweat it out under the blazing sun. It’s of a lightweight consistency and really feels like a serum that you would find as part of your skincare – just that it’s tinted. Armani Beauty Power Fabric Foundation, $90
This full-coverage yet natural-looking foundation never fails to impress us each time we wear it. Formulated with lightweight oils that give it a smooth and blendable texture, it glides on and blends into the skin seamlessly to give a luminous, your-skin-but-better effect. Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick, $76
This Hourglass foundation has the coverage of a concealer, fluidity of a liquid and weightlessness of a powder for invisible, full coverage. Shaped like a triangle, it allows for precise application all over the face – even in the nooks and crannies. A singular swipe goes a long way in terms of coverage and lasting power. Urban Decay Stay Naked Weightless Liquid Foundation, $55
Available in 12 shades, this matte foundation not only has great mileage but feels like a second skin – thanks to its breathable and flexible formula that moves with the skin. Plus points? It’s vegan, waterproof and also minimises the appearance of enlarged pores. Shu Uemura Unlimited Breathable Lasting Fluid Foundation, $72
This foundation will mask all your imperfections with a semi-matte finish while looking like you’re not wearing makeup at all. Midday touch-ups? You won’t know her with this perdurable foundation. Too Faced Born This Way Foundation, $61
This foundation lasts for an extended period of time, but not at the expense of your skin. Infused with coconut water, it helps replenish the skin’s moisture levels without over hydrating. Enriched with Alpine rose to brighten the skin’s appearance and promote elasticity, hyaluronic acid also provides long-lasting hydration for a smoother, more youthful appearance. Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Foundation, $75
As its name suggests, this foundation truly looks like a faux filter on the skin. It’s packed with ultra-refined pigments that hide blemishes, conceal hyperpigmentation, even out the skin tone and blur imperfections. Just one pump is enough to get you through the day with flawless and airbrushed-looking skin.