When impeccable grooming is part of your job, you need a foundation that works harder than you do. These long-wearing foundation are SQ girls’ choice when it comes to travelling on the longest flights around the world.
#1 Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation, $68
Boasting 24-hour wear and a sweat-proof formula, the Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation feels surprisingly lightweight on skin and keeps it looking matte all day.
#2 Marc Jacobs Beauty Shameless Foundation, $74
Clinically tested to last 24 hours, the Marc Jacobs Beauty Shameless Foundation also has a unique SPF technology that doesn’t cause flashback in photos (great for selfies in low-light conditions). It’s also hydrating, which means dry cabin air won’t take a toll on your skin.
#3 BECCA Ultimate Coverage 24-Hour Foundation, $68
Another one which lasts 24 hours, the BECCA Ultimate Coverage 24-Hour Foundation is a full coverage foundation that feels weightless on skin. Its hydrating formula contains 22 per cent water, perfect for those who have dry skin.
#4 Urban Decay All Nighter - Liquid Foundation, $62
Inspired by the cult favourite All Nighter Setting Spray, the Urban Decay All Nighter – Liquid Foundation has loads to live up to – and it does. With the stamina that’s probably longer than most, this foundation will take you through a morning meeting, all the way to evening cocktails with no problem.
#5 Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation, $64
Containing Amazonian clay which intuitively adjusts itself to suit all skin types, this foundation is suitable for oily, dry or combination skin. The full coverage finish will blur out pores and keep skin looking fresh for up to 12 hours.
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#6 Stila Stay All Day Foundation and Concealer, $59
Containing both a foundation and concealer, the Stila Stay All Day Foundation and Concealer is the perfect item to bring along when you’re travelling. Water-resistant with a buildable coverage to boot, the formula also contains a proprietary blend of 15 bio-available vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to keep skin healthy and hydrated.
#7 Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation, $55
With a 15-hour long-wearing formula. the Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation is also sweat resistant and transfer proof. Light diffusing spheres blue out imperfections, all while feeling weightless on skin.
#8 NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation, $76
The NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation has an exceptionally fluid texture – almost like a serum – and a little goes a long way. Offering up to 16 hours of wear, the medium coverage blurs out redness and imperfection with ease.
#9 Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra Longwear Foundation, $80
Lasting up to 15 hours, this foundation has buildable coverage that gives skin a flawless matte finish. It’s water-proof and sweat-proof, gliding on perfectly without feeling heavy on skin.
#10 Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup SPF 10, $68
Boasting a 24-hour formula that is suitable for use in hot and humid weather, the Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup covers imperfections and eliminates shine for beautiful, matte skin all day.
#11 Armani Beauty Power Fabric Foundation, $90 (30 ml)
Formulated to deliver a velvety matte texture that keeps oil at bay, the Armani Beauty Power Fabric Foundation feels like second skin. It also keeps it protected against UVA and UVB rays with its SPF 25 rating.
#12 L'Oreal Paris Infallible Pro Matte Foundation, $29.90
The L’Oreal Paris Infallible Pro Matte Foundation is one of those foundations that has achieved cult status as being one of the best long-wearing foundation. Its texture is quite smooth when you apply it and boasts at 24-hour wear without the heavy, cakey feeling.
#13 Yves Saint Laurent Beaute Encre De Peau All Hours Foundation, $98
Water proof and transfer resistant, the Yves Saint Laurent Beaute Encre De Peau All Hours Foundation is formulated to last up to 24 hours, way more than the longest flight in the world (19 hours).