My foundation and concealer have a way of taking a coffee break around 3pm in the afternoon, and my day definitely isn’t close to being over. Below are some great smudge proof foundation and concealer options to ensure they make it all day.
Dark Spot / Redness Concealer
For those of you who don’t wear foundation but need a little extra somethin’, the Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Flawless Wear Concealer has a cult following to cover up those dark spots, redness or acne scars. Non-drying and stays in place for 15 hours. Won’t clog those pores or cause acne breakouts.
For a little heavier coverage, the Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Waterproof Concealer is a great option with a creamy finish. Oil free, fragrance free and infused with Vitamin A, Vitamin E and hyaluronic acid to help retain moisture and add antioxidants to create smooth skin. Stays put for 12 hours.
OurBFF Tip: Just pop on those areas where you need coverage, use your fingers to blend and voila! No need for a brush!
Acne Conceal and Treat
If you have a few acne spots you want to cover AND treat, then the Bye Bye Breakout by It Cosmetics is the way to go. Infused with anti-inflammatory witch hazel, tea tree and disinfecting sulfur, this product will clear any blemish as well as heal the skin with it’s anti aging peptides and hydrolyzed collagen ingredients.
Under Eye Concealer
For those scary under eye circles (when I’m pushing my 5hr / night sleep schedule), the best in class is the It Cosmetics’ Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging Concealer. Bye Bye Under Eye not only delivers long lasting full coverage, but also makes your eyes look younger (yes, infused with magical properties namely hydro-collagen, anti-aging peptides, Vitamins C and K). Created with plastic surgeons, this waterproof concealer just needs a tiny amount to work. Also, comes in travel size.
For those super long days, swipe Laura Mercier’s Secret Brightening Powder under your eyes with any medium size powder brush to seal the concealer and off you go.
OurBFF Tip: To make sure the under eye area stays hydrated and wrinkle free, add a little moisturizer under your eyes 10 mins before you pop on that concealer.
Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Makeup is especially great for oily skin and provides 24-hour full coverage. Light weight, won’t come off on clothes, and comes in 38 colors so you are guaranteed to find your perfect color. Easily paired with Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Flawless Wear Concealer for those hard to conceal areas.
OurBFF Tip: Instead of using a brush, just pop a dime size on your nose, both apples of you cheeks, chin, forehead, then spread evenly and blend with fingers (just wash your hands before).
If you have an extra long day, set your foundation with Laura Mercier’s Translucent Loose Setting Powder using an extra large powder brush (in fact you should only have two brushes total and this is 1/2).
SPF 30 Makeup Setting Spray
SPF is the key ingredient for any beauty regimen and needs to be re-applied every couple of hours. Try Coola Suncare Green Tea and Aloe Makeup Setting Spray SPF 30. Your makeup will last all day, you’ll get sun protection AND re-applying won’t smear your makeup. That’s what I call a time saver.
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— Marie Krol