There's nothing more frustrating than wiping off half of your lipstick after a sip of coffee or smearing a flawless cat eye that took precious time to achieve. You'll need the best smudge-proof makeup money can buy in your stash if you can't be bothered with constantly retouching your look throughout the day.
Your beauty products have some pretty tough odds to beat at any given moment. Maybe you're plagued with super oily skin that attempts to wash away your product. Perhaps the blazing sun is your worst enemy, daring to smear your face with every bead of sweat that pops up. Even getting through a simple meal can threaten to erase your makeup. No matter the circumstances, it's obvious that long-lasting makeup products can be the difference between a flawless facade and runny cake face.
From the best kiss-proof lipstick to top rated water-resistant concealer, there are tons of products on the market that can stay put as you conquer your day. Trade out your disappointing makeup products for any of these 15 beauty buys with long-wear formulas, and you won't be disappointed.
1. MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation
Pro Longwear Waterproof Foundation in "NC15", $34, MAC
Expect to get a full day's worth of coverage from MAC's Pro Longwear Foundation. This waterproof formula won't budge for hours, despite the elements.
2. Kat Von D Tattoo Liner
Tattoo Liner in "Trooper", $20, Sephora
An oil-based remover is your only solution for getting rid of Kat Von D's Tattoo Liner because this eye pen has some serious staying power.
3. Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick
Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in "Notte", $24, Sephora
Cover your pout in Stila's Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick and your lips can brave it all, from a savory meal to a date-night kiss.
4. Benefit Ka-BROW!
Ka-BROW! in "3 Medium, $24, Ulta
For brows that can last all day and night, fill in your hairs with Benefit's Ka-BROW, a smudge-proof pomade that stays put like nobody's business.
5. Lancome Effacernes Waterproof Protective Undereye Concealer
Effacernes Waterproof Protective Undereye Concealer in "Café", $31, Ulta
Waterproof and resistant to fading, this long-wear concealer won't crease or threaten to reveal tired, dark circle ridden under eyes.
6. Maybelline Lash Sensational Waterproof Mascara
Lash Sensational Waterproof Mascara in "Black Brown", $9, Ulta
Even through a few tears, Maybelline's Lash Sensational Mascara won't smear, the ultimate cosmetic success!
7. Make Up For Ever Aqua Seal
You won't have to worry about sticking to waterproof makeup purchases if you include Make Up For Ever's Aqua Seal in your beauty arsenal. This liquid converter transforms any of your powders, pencils, and liquids into smudge-proof formulas with just a few drops.
8. Tarte Amazonian Clay Matte Waterproof Bronzer
Park Avenue Princess Matte Waterproof Bronzer, $30, Sephora
Glow on for hours with Tarte's Amazonian Clay Matte Bronzer. It offers a sun-kissed gleam with a water-proof formula that keeps your cheek sculpted all day.
9. L'Oreal Infalliable Liquid Eyeshadow Paints
Infalliable Paints Liquid Eyeshadow in "Cool Ivory", $9, Ulta
These babies not only have ultra-pigmented color, but also cling to your lids for a long lasting impact.
10. Lipstick Queen Invisible Lip Liner
Invisible Lip Liner, $18, Ulta
Never fear your favorite lippie smearing all over your face again. This clear liner will prevent your color from moving so your lip line can remain a crisp sensation.
11. Bobbi Brown Longwear Gel Eyeliner
Longwear Gel Eyeliner in"Jet Black, $26, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics
Cat eyes have never been so element-proof. Bobbi Brown's gel liner comes in a variety of colors that can hold up against humidity, sweat, face oils and more.
12. Benefit Benetint Lip & Cheek Stain
Lip & Cheek Stain, $30, Sephora
Don't get rid of a gorgeous flush to your lips and cheeks until you're ready if you make Benefit's Benetint your go-to stain.
13. Nars Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base, $26, Sephora
If your favorite brand isn't already smudge-proof, Nars Pro-Prime Eyeshadow Base will convert any powder on your lids into a fade-free formula.
14. Maybelline Color Tattoo Eye Chrome
Color Tattoo Eye Chrome in "Gilded Rose", $8, Ulta
Drying almost instantly into a melt-resistant shadow, Maybelline's Color Tattoo Eye Chromes will saturate your lids with the glitziest heavy metal hue.
15. Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer
Photo Finish Foundation Primer, $36, Ulta
All while filling in fine lines and pores, Smashbox's Photo Finish Foundation Primer helps to keep your favorite base in place while you tackle your day.
There's no way you won't come out on top if you make long-lasting beauty products your go-tos. No amount of heat, sweat, or water will dare to crease, fade, or disturb your beautiful mug.
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