A Definitive Guide to Makeup That’ll Last All Night Long

Victoria Moorhouse
A Definitive Guide to Makeup That’ll Last All Night Long
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Call us lazy, but once we put on our makeup for the night ahead, we don’t want to touch it up. In an ideal world, we’d apply our products once, head out the door, and return home with the same flawless finish we left with. There’s dancing to be done and drinks to be had—and pulling out a compact mirror every hour disrupts the vibe.

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Luckily, this dream world isn’t a fantasy. The best long-lasting makeup stays put during the most raucous birthday dinners and in the steamiest clubs. We’ve tried the picks ahead and can attest to their impressive stay-put power. Here’s to many glorious, glam nights ahead—makeup reapplication not included.

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Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer
Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer

Beauty buffs often toss out the word iconic when discussing this primer, and for good reason. The first product created by Smashbox, its oil-free formula provides a complexion-enhancing base for the makeup you'll layer on top of it, ensuring that it stays put no matter where the night takes you. ($36; at Sephora)

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Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer
Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer

Concealer is what we reach for to cover up tiny imperfections, so, yes, we'd love for it to last as long as possible. Waterproof and creaseless, this formula is a sure bet for keeping your blemishes incognito all night long. ($34; at Sephora)

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Herbivore Botanicals Coco Rose Lip Tint
Herbivore Botanicals Coco Rose Lip Tint

This organic coconut-oil-inflused find does wonders for the lips, but when applied as a blush under a light foundation or tinted moisturizer, it's the long-lasting cheek color of our dreams. ($24; at herbivorebotanicals)

RMS Beauty Living Luminizer
RMS Beauty Living Luminizer

Apply this to the cheekbones and inner corner of the eyes, and enjoy the ultimate glow for as long as your heart desires. The gel-like texture won't settle into creases like a powder, or slip off like liquid formulas tend to. ($38; at rmsbeauty)

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Bobbi Brown Perfectly Defined Long-Wear Brow Pencil
Bobbi Brown Perfectly Defined Long-Wear Brow Pencil

For brows that don't budge, you can always count on Bobbi Brown. We've done some serious party hopping with this stuff penciled on, and still ended the night with immaculate brows. Plus, it goes on very subtle, for a totally natural look. ($42; at sephora)

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LORAC Front of the Line Pro Liquid Eyeliner
LORAC Front of the Line Pro Liquid Eyeliner

There's a time and a place for pencil liner, but when you're going for a smudge-free, precise look, liquid is your no-fail option. This formula from LORAC applies smoothly with a flexible tip, for a cat-eye that will go the distance. ($23; at loraccosmetics)

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Giorgio Armani Beauty Eye Tint
Giorgio Armani Beauty Eye Tint

What do we love more than an eyeshadow that's easy to blend? One that gives you a perfectly metallic shimmer all night long. This buildable tint allows you to swipe on as much or as little color as you want. Dab a bit in the inner corners of your eyes before heading out, and you'll see the same amount of pigment well into the wee hours of the night. ($39; at sephora)

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L'Oreal Infallible Pro-Last Lip Color
L'Oreal Infallible Pro-Last Lip Color

Lipstick looks great, until it's faded to only the perimeter of your lips and the majority of it is stuck to your cocktail glass. Reapplying may be simple (all you need is a mirror), but it's not something you want to worry about when you're out having a good time. L'Oreal's Infallible formula has a cult-following for one simple reason: It doesn't move. Available in 24 colors, it lasts for hours, and we can confirm that it holds up even after devouring a slice of pizza. ($13; at lorealparisusa)

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Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray
Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray

No matter your foundation, you can increase its wear with just a little spritz of this magical stuff. Urban Decay formulated it to lower the temperature of your face products so they don't melt away, no matter how late you're out or how much you're dancing. Consider it an essential. ($30; at urbandecay)

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  • Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer
  • Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer
  • Herbivore Botanicals Coco Rose Lip Tint
  • RMS Beauty Living Luminizer
  • Bobbi Brown Perfectly Defined Long-Wear Brow Pencil
  • LORAC Front of the Line Pro Liquid Eyeliner
  • Giorgio Armani Beauty Eye Tint
  • L'Oreal Infallible Pro-Last Lip Color
  • Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray

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