Smudge-Proof Makeup That Will Last All Day (Under Your Mask!)
With having to wear masks all the time, we start to question why wear makeup at all, or if we do wear it, how can we make sure that it stays on and won’t smudge under the fabric? Well, you don’t have to give up makeup just because the bottom half of your face is covered.
In fact, we’ve come across some amazing smudge-proof makeup that’ll withstand the rubbing and moisture of mask-wearing.
On top of this, we’ve also got some tips on how to smudge-proof your own makeup so you can keep your routine without the fuss.
Our top 3 picks
Our Top Picks!
Starting off with your base, our top long-wearing, smudge-proof foundation is L’Oréal Infallible Fresh Wear 24HR Foundation.Read more
This comes in 40 shades and gives you up to 24 hours of lightweight, but buildable, coverage. It has a natural finish with a color that does not oxidize or transfer with time!
Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation is the other foundation base that we trust wholeheartedly. With 56 shades with both warm and cool undertones, you’re sure to find your perfect fit.
It’s a 24-hour liquid foundation with a matte finish. It’s medium coverage, but you can build it up without the fear of caking.
For concealers, our top pick was the 16HR Camp Concealer from E.L.F Cosmetics. Not only is this concealer only $6, but it has a wide shade range and full coverage.Read more
This concealer has a matte finish but features hydrating ingredients to avoid creasing throughout the day.
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer is also a great choice of long-wearing concealer. It comes in 30 colors so you can brighten, conceal, contour, and much more.
This award-winning concealer is medium coverage but very buildable. It’s formulated to be nourishing to the skin with Vitamin E, leaving behind a fresh and natural finish.
We’re in the era of blush, so having a blush that won’t lose its pigment is important. We need that rosy look to last all day. Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez has an awesome liquid blush.Read more
Their Soft Pinch Liquid Blush is extremely pigmented, so a little bit goes a long way. It’s a long-lasting formula that comes in either a dewy or matte finish for your preferred style.
Benefit Cosmetics Benetint Rose Lip & Cheek Tint is a great multi-action makeup product. This is a smudge-proof rosy tint that can be used on your cheeks or lips for a natural, long-wearing lip all day.
Tints are usually used on the lips but using it as a blush is ingenious. Tints won’t transfer or move around even under stubborn masks.
4. Set It!
To set your base, Milani Make It Last Setting Spray Prime + Correct + Set is a 3-in-one product. You can use it before, during or after your makeup for a long-wearing base.Read more
This setting spray can last up to 16 hours of wear. It will prep your face, reduce the appearance of skin imperfections and lock in your makeup for the long haul.
If you prefer to set with powder, the E.L.F Cosmetics Halo Glow Setting Powder is going to be your best friend. Only $8 and very effective, this lightly pigmented setting powder will give you that airbrush finish you crave.
It’s a loose setting powder that leaves behind a slight glow, blurring imperfections and smoothing fine lines and wrinkles.
Traditional lipsticks, lip glosses, and lip oils will most definitely transfer over time under a mask. You need something that will give you a punch of color and stay in place.Read more
Nars Powermatte Lip Pigment will do just that. This liquid lip pigment is very saturated, giving you a burst of your favorite shade. It’s weightless and long-lasting, giving you full coverage in one swipe. Once it’s dried down, you’ll be left with a smudge-resistant and carefree wear.
Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick is a cult favorite for a reason. This popular line of liquid lipstick has been around for a while and for good reason. It’s a staple in many makeup kits. It’s a high-pigmented liquid lipstick with up to 16 hours of wear.
Once you apply this lipstick, you can be sure it’s not going anywhere! It’s also available in 30 rich and saturated shades.
While your eyes may not be covered under your mask, you still want to make sure your top half is as wear-resistant as your bottom half!Read more
The Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner is a quick-drying formula that glides on easily. No smudges, feathering, or running. This thin marker is easy to apply and will give you a bold, dramatic wing that’ll last all day.
The E.L.F Cosmetics Waterproof Eyeliner Pen is only $3 and definitely worth it! This is a glide-on, easy application product that will give you a precise line.
Waterproof and pigmented, this pen comes in black or brown for any makeup look you want to tackle that day.
q: How Can I Smudge-Proof My Makeup Products At Home?
One of our go-to makeup hacks is to set your face before applying your base. Primers are important as they add a tacky layer for your makeup to stick onto.
That being said, setting your face with a loose powder before applying your foundation will not only give you a little extra coverage but will help your foundation sit on a smooth and pigmented surface already.
If you’re using cream products on top of your foundation, remember to only set with powders after you’ve applied all of your cream products!
Another tip for long-wearing blush and contour is to set your creams with powder. If you’re wearing a liquid blush, set it with a powder blush. If you’re using a cream contour, set it with a powder contour or bronzer. This will allow the cream underneath to hold itself longer under your mask.
Our last tip for long-wearing makeup is to color correct. Using a concealer may be enough at the time of application, but if it transfers and fades throughout the day, your dark circles will peak through.
Using a color corrector underneath your concealer will layer on those pigments for better coverage and a long-wearing product!