Let’s face it – no one really wants makeup that seems to disappear midday, right? This goes double when looking for long lasting makeup for a wedding or perhaps another even where you know you’re going to be photographed.

But, which are the best long lasting makeup brands and products? Not to worry; we’ve got you covered!

Top 7 Long Lasting Makeup Products For 2018

Here’s a quick look at the brands and products that we’re going to talk about in this review. Take a look, and we promise you, that you won’t be disappointed.

MakeupHold TimeAt a GlancePrices
Endlessly Beautiful Natural MascaraAll dayCruelty-free, perfect for sensitive skin or eyes, all-natural, vegan, enriched with various natural vitamins and oils, travel-friendly
Benefit Stay Flawless Primer15 hoursHelps makeup stick to it, stick formula, consistently helps makeup look fresh, sheer, invisible
Make Up For Ever Ultra HD All dayUltra-lightweight texture, works for all skin types, medium-to-buildable coverage, natural-looking finish, comfortable, available in 40 shades
Stila Stay All Day BronzerAll dayLightweight, matte-satin, natural-looking, blends easily, velvety texture, works on face and body, no streaking or caking, fade-proof color, buildable coverage, oil-free, water-resistant
Georgio Armani Eye Tint16 hoursGoes from liquid to solid, instantly adheres to eyelid, smudge and crease-proof, features color vibrancy booster, evenly disperses high-density color, can be used as eyeshadow or eyeliner
Chanel Sylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting EyelinerAll dayRun-proof and smudge-proof, resists water and humidity, intense colors, very precise, smooth, available in variety of colors
Laura Mercier Paint Wash Liquid Lip ColourAll dayCreamy texture, intense color, liquid, demi-matte, comes in various colors, lightweight yet rich, sets quickly, no flaking or cracking

Now that you’ve had a chance to take a quick overview of all of the best long lasting makeup products, why don’t you scroll down a bit more to read in-depth accounts of each one!

Endlessly Beautiful Natural Mascara – Best Product for Vegans

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Are you a vegetarian or vegan but can’t seem to find any long lasting makeup products whose morals align with yours? Or perhaps you just prefer products that are in no way harmful to animals. Whichever your case, you’re going to love Endlessly Beautiful’s Natural Mascara!

The main reasons why animal products are so commonly used in long-lasting makeup products is because animal products are typically cheaper and easier to use in formulas, and also help to create a more user-friendly formula.

However, this mascara will have you wearing it all day, every day.


Well, with no smearing, flaking, and no irritating the skin or eyes, you’ll hardly even notice it’s on!

Oh yeah, that brings us to our next point:

It’s absolutely incredible for those with sensitive skin or eyes. Many mascaras often irritate they eyes or surrounding skin and cause it to turn red, consequently making the makeup run. Not with this one!

Have you ever noticed how most of us as children or teenagers start out with beautiful, long, soft lashes? Whatever happens to those? Do they just go away as we age?

The answer is, “no”.

What happens, is that many mascaras cause our eyelashes to actually dry out, and break! However, with the Natural Organic Mascara, it’s enriched with an array of lash-nourishing ingredients that will help to take care of your already-existing lashes and protect them. These ingredients are Chamomile, Vitamin E, Oregano, Thyme, Coffee Powder, Cinnamon, Rosemary, and Grapefruit. They each have their own purpose and are all designed to help make your lashes healthy.

In addition, this long-lasting mascara works to add volume and length to eyelashes in an even, smooth manner. No more walking into a bathroom only to be surprised by your own appearance having raccoon eyes! The buildable color allows for a bit of variation between night and day looks, as well.

The product is available in either black or brown, and both are excellent formulas.

Perhaps the only thing we didn’t like was how small the tube was. While it’s undoubtedly travel-friendly in its compact packaging, we’d like to see a bit more product. But for what it is, it’s one of the best mascaras out there!

Inexpensive, vegan, non-irritating, and long-lasting; what’s not to love?

What We Liked

  • Long lasting formula will stay on all day and night
  • Vegan, cruelty-free formula is gentle on sensitive skin and eyes
  • Features an array of eyelash-nourishing ingredients
  • Made with no artificial dyes or scents

What We Didn’t Like

  • We’d like to see a bit more product

Benefit Stay Flawless Primer – Best Primer Product

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If you want one of the best long lasting foundations out there, but just happened to buy a tube of your old stuff and don’t want to waste it, just go ahead and pick up Benefit’s Stay Flawless 15-Hour Primer.

All you need to do is apply this product to your skin before you apply your normal makeup, and watch it stick to your skin like a magnet for a whopping 15 hours!

All makeup connoisseurs know that mastering the basics is the most important part of having an immaculate makeup blueprint. The base of all of the basics is the primer, and what you need is a silky, durable one that won’t cost you an arm and a leg!

This unique twist-up face reminded us gently of the Flintstone’s Push Pops from years ago, but we don’t recommend buying this one for its flavor. It works very similarly to the Prit Stick in the sense of adherence, convenience, and just how user-friendly it is (even for beginners).

The primer does have a bit of a sheer application, and despite it being virtually invisible, it holds makeup in place while making your skin look velvety and practically flawless. In fact, Benefit had a consumer panel which reported up to 97% of testers saw an improvement in makeup wear time and appearance of skin!

The product is also formulated without parabens, which is important to many consumers!

So, was there anything we didn’t like?

Honestly, no. However, there are some users who prefer a liquid-type primer rather than the push-up stick.

What We Liked

  • Comes in unique, push-up face design which is super convenient
  • Paraben-free
  • Durable primer which holds makeup on like a magnet for up to 15 hours
  • Makes skin look velvety, reduces appearance of pores

What We Didn’t Like

  • Some may not like the push-up design and prefer a liquid

Make Up Forever Ultra HD – Best Foundation Product

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Looking for the best long-lasting makeup foundation but are overwhelmed by the hundreds of various foundations which market the same thing?

Just skip over all of those and go right to Make Up For Ever’s Ultra HD High Definition Foundation and thank us later!

It’s true; just about every foundation out there is going to market itself as long-lasting, but we can honestly say we didn’t try one that was even in the ballpark of the Ultra HD foundation; here’s why:

First of all, you don’t even need a makeup setting spray for this product to hold on as long as you need. It works with all kinds of skin types: normal, dry, combination, and even oily! If you have oily skin, you’re no stranger to makeup seeming to just run off of your skin; we understand. But, with this long-lasting foundation, you no longer have to worry about that.

We’ve yet to find a foundation that features such a natural, lightweight finish such as this one, yet can still hold on so well and maintain a great amount of coverage. That’s actually another thing we loved: that you can choose between a medium-to-buildable coverage.

What does that mean?

best long lasting foundation for dry skinIt means that you can really build upon the product until you have a level of coverage you’re happy with. This foundation was actually originally developed for the Vegas stages and the film/TV industry. It’s really hard to get makeup looking good on performers’ skin when it’s focused on by an intense 4K lens!

This innovative foundation is infused with uniquely-coated pigments which are the ones responsible for providing a great amount of coverage while still being comfortable and feel like you’re not even wearing any makeup.

The long-lasting makeup product applies super smooth and delicately, and never feels cakey or streaky. It blends very easily and serves as an excellent base for any contouring or highlighting you may want to do later on.

What’s more, is that this impressive foundation is available in impressive 40 shades, designed to match all skin tones and undertones!

So, were there any negatives?

Really, we only experienced one, which was the fact that the outside lid tends to break quite easily, due to the kind of snap-on design that it has. It can sometimes be a bit tricky to snap it back on to the bottle, thus resulting in broken lids.

What We Liked

  • Ultra-lightweight, natural finish
  • Medium-to-buildable coverage allows for versatility
  • Available in huge selection of 40 skin tones/undertones
  • Goes on smooth; never cakes or streaks

What We Didn’t Like

  • Lid tends to break easily

Stila Stay All Day Bronzer – Best Product for Face and Body

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One of the best makeup brands that last all day is Stila. It may not be as well-known as some of the other makeup brands on our list, but it can easily compete with them.

If you’re trying to look a little sun-kissed but tired of blotchy, streaky bronzers, then you need to look at the Stila Stay All Day Bronzer for Face and Body.

So many times, our bronzers work wonderfully on our faces, only to discover that our face looks significantly more sun-exposed than the rest of our bodies. Normally that isn’t too much of an issue, but if you are wearing shorts, a tank top, or even a bikini, then you’re going to need to match it. That’s where this bronzer comes in.

No more having to deal with low-key contouring suddenly turning orangey or worrying about the “tan” on your chest looking muddy. This piece of makeup is a lightweight, matte-satin powder ideal for accenting all over, making your look more sculptured!

bridal makeup tips for makeup artistSculpt and shape to your satisfaction with long-lasting pigments which blend easily with natural-looking results. The sun-kissed bronze hues come in three different colors and make you look like you’ve been on the beach all year-round.

Probably the best feature of this bronzer is that it features fade-proof color which stays its original color all day long, without oxidizing. The coverage is also buildable, so you get to choose the intensity of your contouring.

Finally, the oil-free, water-resistant formula is perfect if you live in a humid or wet climate, where we only have a couple hours (maximum) before our makeup slides off.

What’s not to like?

We loved this product, but we really wish there was a bit more diversity in terms of color options. While three isn’t bad, we’d like to see a lighter and a darker option, as well.

What We Liked

  • Oil-free, water-resistant formula holds up in wet/humid climates
  • Fade-proof color, no oxidizing
  • Blends effortlessly, with no streaking or blotchiness
  • Works well on both face and body

What We Didn’t Like

  • We’d like some more hues

Giorgio Armani Eye Tint – Best Product for Eyes

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Arguably the longest lasting eyeshadow on the market today, the Giorgio Armani Eye Tint couldn’t be forgotten on our list, today!

Not a powder, nor cream, nor even plain, this inky tint features a fluid-like texture and virtually permanent color payoff! If you really want long-lasting makeup, you need to have a logical layering of high-tech products, and this slick wand allows you to do just that.

This innovative formula transforms from liquid to solid, practically instantly adhering to the eyelid, so you don’t have to worry about accidentally blinking and the whole thing getting all messed up.

Listen, we all understand the trials and tribulations of finding truly long-lasting makeup products, and products claiming to last for a certain number of hours, but not even lasting a fraction of the time. That’s why we really respect the truly 16-hour length of time that the Eye Tint lasts.

Not only does it last longer but it’s smudge and crease-proof for that entire time. Who would’ve thought that there was actually an eyeshadow that could do that on its own, without the addition of any primers or settings sprays?

best long lasting drugstore makeupThe creamy polymer combined with glycerine allows pure color pigments to easily blend together, and stay on as long as you need. The tint also includes a color vibrancy booster, in addition to natural pigments and pearls.

This formula then works to evenly disperse highly-pigmented color for runway-inspired looks! It comes in an array of subtle and bold colors; something to fit any mood or look!

So, did we have any complaints?

Yes! We actually found that while it was long-lasting, it didn’t hold up well at all to water, so the long-lasting aspect is just in dry environments.

What We Liked

  • Comes in an array of natural and bold shades
  • Long-lasting for up to 15 hours; smudge and crease-proof
  • Easily blends together
  • Super vibrant colors

What We Didn’t Like

  • Not waterproof

Chanel Stylo Yeux – Most Precise Product

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Finding a long lasting eyeliner that isn’t liquid seemed like a virtually impossible feat until we came across the Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Eyeliner.

While you’ll definitely be paying for what they offer, it’s one of the best eyeliners we’ve ever tried. All too often we have to deal with our eyeliner flaking or smudging off and irritating our eyes; much more if we have contact lenses in. In addition, you end up looking like a raccoon, and no one wants that unless it’s Halloween.

The silicone formula creates a wonderfully smooth, tight line which doesn’t waver from where you want it to go, which is especially important if you’re going for a very precise look, rather than a smoky eye. The eyeliner works best when applied in short, feathery strokes, rather than longer, firmer ones.

The eyeliner comes in a variety of stylish colors, and each color is bold and heavily-tinted. Be sure that you have a capable makeup remover beforehand, as this stuff is going to last you well into the night, and possibly into the morning!

What We Liked

  • Very precise, tight application
  • Comes in an array of bold, heavily-tinted shades
  • Waterproof; no flaking or smudging

What We Didn’t Like

  • Quite expensive for an eyeliner

Laura Mercier Paint Wash Liquid Lip Color – Best Lip Product

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All too often we see something marketed as a long lasting lipstick or lip gloss, only to find out that it dries our lips out, and the color cracks or flakes. Who wants that?

Well, that was before Laura Mercier had come out with their Paint Wash Liquid Lip Color.

Sometimes, the only piece of makeup women wear is lip color.


It’s just honestly the easiest product to pull off when you’re tired after a long day, or it’s hot and humid outside. Lip products add a flash of color that draw a bit of attention subtly and just looks nice. Putting lips in the spotlight isn’t always easy, and can often go wrong if not applied correctly, or if you just have the wrong product on.

From talking all day to eating, long-lasting lip gloss is important, unless you want to end up reapplying and fixing all day long, and really, who was the time or energy for that?

The rich, cushiony, colorfast shades practically float on the lips and will stay all day long. The matte finish looks sleek, and never chalky, which is always a bonus!

The color is lightweight in feel but rich in looks.

There are an array of shades available; something for any mood or look. If you want to go bright and bold on a night out, there are plenty to choose from. Or perhaps you like looking more chic or natural at work and want to go with something a bit more neutral.

Whichever you choose, use the end of the applicator for precision and ease of use. The color will set practically right away, but will make sure your lips still look and feel great without any drying!

So, what didn’t we like?

The scent is kind of chemically, and off-putting. So, if you have a really sensitive nose, maybe hold off, for now.

What We Liked

  • Lightweight, natural feel
  • Comes in array of bold, bright, and neutral colors
  • No cracking, or drying of color or lips
  • Easy to apply with precision applicator

What We Didn’t Like

  • Scent is chemically

Best Long Lasting Makeup Product  – Buyer’s Guide

We know how difficult it can be to select the perfect long-lasting makeup products. There is so much variation in terms of colors, scents, textures, finishes, skin tones, and so on! However, we’ve gone ahead and created a quick buying guide so you’re not left in the dark and feel confident about your purchase!


Since we’re mainly focusing on the subject of how long the makeup lasts, it’s important to take this into consideration. Even if the product is inexpensive, you’re going to end up using it much quicker and thus spend even more money, due to the fact that it just doesn’t last as long or the color isn’t as intense.

Many of the products on our list are “professional” products, meaning that you may see a higher ticket price than many other mascaras or foundations.

However, we can assure you that it’s well worth it. These products may be more expensive, but they’re going to last you much longer; oftentimes, lasting a few times longer than the cheap ones!


This doesn’t apply to every piece of the long lasting makeup of course, but if we’re dealing with things like cover-up or foundation, you’re going to need to think about the kind of coverage you want. Do you just need a super-lightweight layer that just evens out the skin tone a bit? Or perhaps you have some scars you want to cover up.

Skin Tone

It’s not just the actual color of the makeup we have to worry about; we also need to take into consideration our own skin tone. Someone with very light skin is going to see completely different results from even an eyeshadow color than someone with very dark skin is going to see.

This is especially important when selecting shades of foundation and cover-up because these two makeup products should look natural; like your actual skin. Also, make sure to think about your undertones; whether cool, olive, or warm, as this will affect the look, as well.


If you’re purchasing an eyeshadow or lipstick, for example, you probably want a wide selection of colors to be available. So many times, there’s a great formula, but it only comes in a few shades. Make sure that they have the color you really want, before purchasing.


This kind of goes hand-in-hand with our first point, but if you’re on a budget, you can find some great products. However, we’d like to reiterate that if you have the money with you now, we recommend going with a more expensive product. Many times, this product will end up costing just as much as the cheaper product in the end, with how much longer it will last.

You’ll be shocked at how little product you need to use, or how you never need to reapply your makeup.


We genuinely loved each one of these long-lasting makeup products on our list, today. It was also a bit difficult to select a favorite, as each of the items is created for different things. However, if we had to pick, we’d definitely go with the Makeup For Ever Ultra HD Foundation.


We couldn’t find one thing about the formula that we were less than in love with; the only thing we didn’t like was that the lid of the product tended to break.

The application was super easy and blendable; no splotches or streaking happened at all. The finish is ultra-lightweight and feels and looks like our natural skin! It comes in a medium application, but you can easily build upon it if you need more coverage.

The formula lasts for a very long time, and we didn’t notice any migrating of the makeup, nor any creasing. Oh, and it comes in a huge array of 40 shades to suit just about any skin tone or undertone!

So, which of these best long lasting makeup products will be showing up at your doorstep?